Nationals Journal: offense


Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014

The Nationals are hitting opposing relievers well

Through 13 games, the Nationals have outscored opponents 33-14 from the seventh inning on.

By James Wagner  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2013

The Nationals are swinging at a lot of 3-0 pitches

The Nationals have swung at more 3-0 counts than any team in the majors.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The Nationals' struggles in close and low-scoring games

The Nationals are losing low-scoring games more often than most, and winning high-scoring games more often than not.

By James Wagner  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013

The Nationals who see the most fastballs

Denard Span sees a ton of fastballs and struggles. Anthony Rendon, too, but has adjusted. Bryce Harper gets few fastballs.

By James Wagner  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/09/2013

The work of hitting coach Rick Schu

Schu talks approach with players, opposing pitchers and provides lighthearted coaching in an effort to spark an offense.

By James Wagner  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denard span, offense, Rick Schu

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The Nationals are having a hard time against left-handed pitching

The Nationals have been especially impotent against left-handed pitching, but they've still held their own when opposed by lefty starters.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Nationals' offensive woes, struggles against left-handers, Adam LaRoche's 'benching'

Davey Johnson's efforts to coax offensive improvement, LaRoche's recent slump and the lineup's struggles against southpaws.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, offense

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Nationals overwhelmed by underwhelming starters

The Nationals had an opportunity to break out this week against three run-of-the-mill starters, and instead sunk deeper into a team-wide funk.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:36 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Nationals' bats can't sustain momentum

Washington has had few sustained winning streaks as its offense has lagged.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Brushback, offense

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Is there hope for the Nationals' offense?

A few ways the Nationals offense could improve.

By James Wagner  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/16/2013

The Nationals' astonishing inability to come back

The Nationals have been thoroughly dominated in the late innings, especially by opposing closers.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offense