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Friday, August 05, 2016

ESPN: Not A Folktale; Nationals Trea Turner Really Is That Fast

The Pro Rata Rookie of the Year:

In the opener of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he hit his first big-league triple, in the process recording a top running speed of 22.7 miles an hour that, according to MLB Statcast, was the fastest by any big-leaguer on a triple this season (and yes, that includes Billy Hamilton). The following night, Turner tripled again, this time on a line drive to left field—as in, the field that’s closest to third base. As if that weren’t impressive enough, two batters later he stole home.
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“I played against Billy Hamilton in A-ball, and Trea Turner’s right there with him. Billy’s first step is a little quicker than Trea’s, but if you put those guys in a straight-line 60, I think Trea gets him every day.”

Did they ever settle who was faster, The Flash or Superman?

The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2016 at 01:40 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: baserunning, speed, steals home, trea turner, washington nationals

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Washington Post: Nationals Execute Historic Triple Play

The Nationals were in a jam, so Dusty Baker inserted his Triple Play Defense:

The San Francisco Giants had loaded the bases with no outs against two Nationals relievers — Oliver Perez and Blake Treinen — and Baker was back out seeking a remedy. First, he replaced the right-handed Treinen with the left-handed Sammy Solis to face left-handed hitting Brandon Crawford. His next move was to double switch Ryan Zimmerman into the game by replacing Clint Robinson at first base and batting Zimmerman ninth. Baker’s last change was replacing Wilmer Difo with Danny Espinosa at shortstop.

Two pitches later, Crawford hit a soft line drive to Zimmerman, who calmly stepped on first base for the second out. Zimmerman then looked up, saw Denard Span had vacated third base for home unaware that he had caught the line drive, and coolly tossed the ball across the diamond to Anthony Rendon. Just like that, the Nationals had completed the first triple play in team history and the first 3-3-5 triple play in major league history.

Genius!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Washington Post: Tom Boswell: Nationals, Mets Take Far Different Approaches In Care Of Young Arms

Boz examines pitching philosophies:

The Nats put the arms of Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman, now a Tiger, ahead of short-term considerations. Those two are guaranteed to make more than $340 million in their careers. All five of the current young Mets starters combined, including Wheeler, are assured 1/30th of that. Is that exploitation? Do the Mets want to “win now” too much? Or the Nats too little?

Strasburg is 12-0, but it’ll take a few years to see how this turns out.


 

 

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