Nationals Journal: Pitching


Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Matt Williams on the early defensive, starting pitching troubles

The manager addresses two of the team’s biggest weaknesses early in the season.

By James Wagner  |  07:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, starting pitching

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Measuring change-ups

Measuring change-ups

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, change-ups, PITCHf/X, Pitching

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/06/2013

What changed with Dan Haren?

His last two starts were seven innings long and his ERA is down a full run, his best mark since May 30. So what changed?

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, dan haren, PITCHf/X, Pitching

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Spin Williams serving as the Nationals' temporary pitching coach, Ross Ohlendorf out this weekend

Until Steve McCatty returns Monday in Washington, Spin Williams will serve as the Nationals' pitching coach.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:30 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitching coach, spin williams, steve mccatty

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Uncertainty abounds for the Nationals' pitching staff, including Drew Storen

The Nationals' pitching staff will be shuffled this weekend. How and whether or not the changes include Drew Storen remain to be seen.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, pitching staff, Taylor Jordan, trade deadline

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2013

2013 MLB All-Star Game: Stuck with the middle

Should lesser-known AL relievers really have a place in the MLB All-Star game?

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Pitching, Relievers, Sunday baseball insider

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Sammy Solis returns to the mound at Potomac

The left-handed starter, who the Nationals have high hopes for, is back in the minors and ready for his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

By James Wagner  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Pitching, Sammy Solis

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Sizing up the Braves' pitching staff

What was a daunting relief core for Atlanta has been whittled down by injuries, and it may be a chance for the Nats to make up some ground in the division.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Pitching

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

All eyes on Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey

Friday's Nats-Mets series opener features two of the most exciting young arms in the major leagues.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Matt Harvey, Nats-Mets, Pitching, Starting pitchers, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Nationals preview 2013: The pitching staff

A look at the Nationals' pitchers in 2013.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 preview, Analytics, Bullpen, Nationals' pitchers, pitching staff, starting rotation

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Introducing a new baseball analytics feature

Introducing a new regular feature exploring pitching data.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, PITCHf/X, Pitching, Statistical analysis

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Nationals add Chris Young, bolster starting pitching depth

In their ceaseless search to add depth behind their starting rotation, the Nationals today signed 6-foot-10 right-hander Chris Young to a minor league deal

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  starting pitching

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What the Nationals' search for a starter tells us about them

The way this winter has unfolded reveals the Nats believe in what they are doing and success hasn’t changed their prerogative.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, denard span, Gio Gonzalez, hot stove, James Shields, Pitching, zack greinke

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/06/2012

How is the Nationals’ pitching staff holding up?

Some scouts who followed the Nationals down stretch wonder and worry if the Nationals’ pitching staff is wearing down.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitching staff

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Boswell: Nats pitchers and stolen bases

Tom Boswell says the Nationals pitching staff has one problem -- the number of stolen bases it surrenders. And he says the problem could become a bigger issue down the stretch.

By Tom Boswell  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals relievers, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Can a closer win the NL Cy Young?

Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel have dominated enough to work their way into the NL Cy Young conversation, but closers don't get much consideration for the award.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, Gio Gonzalez, Pitching, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Sean Burnett dealing with irritation in his left elbow, will rest for a couple days

Reliever Sean Burnett has experienced irritation in his left elbow and will rest for a couple days.

By James Wagner  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nationals' injuries, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching, Sean Burnett

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/01/2012

Davey Johnson wants to push Nationals starters deeper into games

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has kept his starters fresh all season and now wants to push them deeper into games.

By James Wagner  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pitching, Rotation

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/21/2011

Riggleman sees progress from reliever Henry Rodriguez

Henry Rodriguez earned his first win as a Washington National on Friday

By Steve Yanda  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  relief pitching