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The Nats coughed up a late lead in Chicago and lost 4-2 . Mark & Al again begin with the exploits of "Joey Four Bags" Menses as he homered in every game in this series and has four dingers in seven games. The 30 year old rookie has certainly taken advantage of his opportunity since the trade deadline. (06:40) Josiah Gray had his first good outing in awhile as he did not allow a run until the 7th inning. His afternoon came to an end after giving up his MLB leading 29th HR of the season. His bullpen however did not hold onto the lead as the Cubs scored all their runs in the 7th. (12:30) Wednesday was both sides of the Victor Robles spectrum. He had an incredible diving catch, but then later made a crucial mistake. He made a poor decision on a throw home in the game changing 7th inning, which was compounded by it landing nowhere near a teammate's glove. (27:05) Jarlin Susana made his organizational debut in Florida and hit 102 MPH on the radar gun. This leads into a conversation about the new Baseball America rankings for Washington's system, which is led by C.J. Abrams. (34:20) Less than two weeks after the trade; Juan Soto returns to D.C. on Friday night. Will they pitch to him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nationals lost 7-2 in Philadelphia as Josiah Gray allowed four homers in just four innings pitched. Al & Mark dive into Gray's continued struggles, that include a healthy edge across Baseball for most homers given up this season (28). Why the refusal to throw his change-up? (19:01) Kyle Gibson took a Perfect Game into the 7th until Victor Robles broke it up w/ a HBP. Robles had another adventurous evening as he misplayed fly ball in the first became a J.T. Realmuto triple. (25:07) Josh Rogers cleared waivers and opted for Free Agency. Rogers pitched well last September for Washington, but did not replicate that success this season. (27:30) Answering a listener submitted email digging into the nitty gritty of the franchise's status among its peers when it comes to player development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats rallied to beat the Cardinals 7-5 in front of a crowd of over 34K on national TV. Mark & Al recap the victory that saw Josh Bell with a crucial late HR that gave Washington a lead they would not relinquish; in what will very likely be one of his final games with the organization. (08:30) Victor Robles had an eventful evening as he homered, made a webgem, had a poor throwing decision, and left the game early due to cramps. Robles has four homers on the season, three of which have come in the past two weeks. (20:40) Erick Fedde was placed on the IL due to right shoulder inflammation. Cory Abbott will start in his place on Tuesday instead of Cade Cavalli. This leads to a lengthy conversation as it seems the Nationals front office feel that Cavalli needs more time to develop on the farm. Overly cautious or overly concerning that he hasn't been called up yet? (39:10) We are under 72 hours until the trade deadline arrives and Juan Soto's future is still uncertain. This leads to Al wondering if there is quantifiable evidence as to what Soto's worth to the team he plays on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After Victor hit a bomb while the Nats were getting smoked, he wasn't feeling the embarrassment some thought he should have. Not only that, he doubled down. Manager Davey Martinez wasn't happy with and Reese isn't happy with Davey.
The Nats have won three in a row after rallying in Dodger Stadium for a 8-3 victory. Al & Mark (Live from LA) praise Luis Garcia's big evening as he connected on the go- ahead two run HR in the 8th evening that sent the sold out crowd headed for the exits. Can you believe the Nationals might sweep the mighty Dodgers on the road? (07:26) Nelson Cruz came off the bench and in his 2nd at bat he effectively ended the game with a 2 run double to give Washington a four run edge. Cruz has really struggled this summer as it was only his 2nd extra base hit this month. (12:45) Victor Robles went 3 for 5 with a stolen base while in the lead-off spot, but he was thrown out at home when testing Mookie Betts' arm. Robles has been on a hot streak since Saturday night's notable HR off of Madison Bumgarner as he is 6 for his last 15 at the plate. (18:30) The bullpen stepped up again on this road trip, the latest effort resulting in four scoreless frames. Hunter Harvey took the mound in the 9th as Kyle Finnegan was given the day off. They came in after Josiah Gray only lasted five innings; which included him allowing two more HRs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week, Brian and Justin break down all the major storylines heading into the 2022 MLB trade deadline. We talk about whether or not the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will be sellers and could the Los Angeles Angels deal Shohei Ohtani. Then, we talk about Bill Ripken's take on why the league-wide batting average is down. Our "Joe Musgrove Inaugural Guest Performance of the Week" goes to Eric Hosmer and his post-all-star break performance. Then, our "Fudging Awesome Moment of the Week" goes to Victor Robles donning the clown nose to get back at Madison Bumgarner. Finally, our Top 5 for this week is the top 5 teams that need Juan Soto the most. Sponsors- The Official Sponsor of Breaking Bats: The Original Fudge Kitchen Shipping fudge, saltwater taffy, sweet treats, and more across the country. https://fudgekitchens.com/ Som Sleep Som Sleeps beverages are specially formulated to promote relaxation, maintain a normal sleep cycle, and support healthy sleep patterns. Go to https://getsom.com/ and enter the code "BATS" at checkout for 10% off your order. Presented by Not For Long Media https://www.notforlongmedia.com/ Music Credit: Intro: Coming Home; Written by Scott Woodruff and TJ O'Neill; Performed by Scott Woodruff; Courtesy of Stick Figure Outro: Weight of Sound; Written by Scott Woodruff and TJ O'Neill; Performed by Scott Woodruff and TJ O'Neill; Courtesy of Stick Figure
The Nats beat the Dodgers 4-1 for their second consecutive win on the road trip. Mark (Live from LA) and Al discuss the bullpen's excellent performance as they combined for five scoreless frames. Paolo Espino pitched well, but only lasted 54 pitches before being removed by Davey Martinez. Which members of the bullpen might be traded before next week's deadline? (15:12) Juan Soto was the center of attention as the Los Angeles media descended upon him during pregame. He responded with two hits and a walk, including a RBI triple in the 5th inning where Washington scored all of its runs. Mark relays what the vibe was like as Soto visited Dodger Stadium one week after winning the HR Derby. (27:15) Victor Robles hit lead-off for the first time all season coming off a series where he drew many headlines in Arizona. What happened to Luis Garcia getting chances in the 1 spot? (33:45) It has been one year since the Nationals were swept in Baltimore to extend their losing streak to four games. It became clear after this series that the Nats would be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats rallied in Arizona 4-3 to avoid being swept. Mark (Live from Phoenix) and Al discuss the sloppy win, but with Victor Robles as the story line from Saturday extended into Sunday as Robles donned a red clown nose in the dugout. What did his Skipper have to say about the antic? (09:53) Keibert Ruiz was all over the box score as he came through with three hits, including the game winner in the 8th inning. He however was tagged out at third base on a botched bunt attempt during a crucial moment in the close game. What happened during that instance? (22:45) The bullpen threw 4+ shutout frames, but nobody was more clutch than Kyle Finnegan who recorded a five out save. He had quite the escape act to hold onto the lead in the bottom of the 8th as the Diamondbacks had bases loaded. (30:40) The Nationals shift their road trip to Dodger Stadium one week after Juan Soto won the Home Run Derby at that very stadium. The Soto circus is expected to be revved up as L.A. is one of the teams many expect to be involved in Soto trade talks. The Dodgers have six of the top 75 prospects according to MLB Pipeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7.25.22 Hour 1 1:00- Football is on the air again, and the Commanders report to training camp tomorrow! We discuss this, and then talk about the story that the Commanders are naming their entertainment team, the "Command Force". 23:50- We take your calls on the "Command Force" being the new name for the Commanders entertainment team. 37:40- Madison Bumgarner called Victor Robles a "clown" for pimping a homerun, so we discuss that here.
SUPER CROSSTALK with TRAVIS and SLIWA - Clinton is in for Mason. We begin talking about Juan Soto is he a future Dodger? What would the Dodgers give up in order to sign Juan Soto? and Trayce Thompson is still HOT on both defense and offense! Also, what's with the "get off my lawn attitude" once again Madison Bumgarner got mad after Victor Robles hit a Home Run. Why is it wrong to celebrate in baseball? What will be on the WHEEL OF QUESTIONS? Would you rather have a trophy or a shoe named after you? and is there a CAMP 710 coming next summer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is Ben Roethlisberger going the way of Terry Bradshaw? Are you tired of his act? Will Ben continue to inject his thoughts into Steelers the discourse? Colin gets into a bad betting beat from this weekend in NASCAR. Crowley gave a recap from his wild weekend at the Honi Honi bar in Deep Creek, Maryland. Madison Bumgarner has no time for Victor Robles pimping a home run.
Russell and Medhurst hour 1: Chris talks about his adventures to Syracuse to go see Garth Brooks this weekend, Victor Robles decided to wear a clown nose that upset Madison Bumgardner and Davey Martinez,
We talk Red Sox being historically bad over the weekend and whether they will buy or sell, the Angels' asking price for Shohei Ohtani and what teams are in a position to make a deal, Nick Castellanos' “stupid question” run-in with a reporter, Victor Robles donning a clown nose in response to Madison Bumgarner's comments, Daniel Vogelbach getting traded to the Mets, Adam Duvall's season-ending surgery, Kyle's trip to Cooperstown for David Ortiz induction weekend and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store BIG LEAGUE CHEW: Grab some gum and head to Big League Chew's social media channels (@bigleaguechew on Twitter and @bigleaguechewgum on Instagram) to show off your Big League Bubbles! You can also find a list of retailers or purchase any of their products directly from their website at BigLeagueChew.com. SEATGEEK: Use code "THE30TAKEPOD" for $20 off your first SeatGeek.com order! BARKBOX: Sign-up via barkbox.com/the30takepod and receive a free extra month of BarkBox (a totally customized box of themed toys and treats for your pup - every month)!
The Nats fell in Arizona 7-2 as Madison Bumgarner was too much for the last place Nationals. Mark & Al focus on the curious comments that Bumgarner said postgame as he referred to Victor Robles as a "clown". Is Bumgarner out of line with what he had to say about how Robles responded to going deep in the 8th? (17:10) Juan Soto's streak of reaching base in 27 consecutive games came to a screeching halt as we was 0 for 4, w/ a trio of Ks. The hosts then catch you up on the latest trade rumors involving #22. How many top 100 prospects should the team demand in return for Soto? (29:20) Anibal Sanchez took the loss as he allowed three runs in five frame without much help from his offense. The pitching lowlight of the evening belonged to Andres Machado as he was charged with four runs on just 24 pitches in the bottom of the sixth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Why is everyone in MLB grumpy this week? Madison Bumgarner gets pissed at Victor Robles. Nick Castellanos gets into it with a reporter. Will breaks down the latest rumors and stirrings surrounding Juan Soto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Nats head into the All Star Break on a positive note as they beat the Braves 7-3 in a bullpen game to end a nine game losing streak. Al & Mark discuss the much needed victory, coming off a rough Saturday for Nationals fans due to the Juan Soto contractual news. Soto crushed his 20th HR of the season; as he will head into the Home Run Derby on a power surge. (13:06) Victor Robles hit his second HR of the season and it his first dinger since May 28th. Josh Bell continued his hot weekend (9 for 16 this series) as he recorded a hit and heads into the All Star Break with a .311 average. Still not good enough for him to be headed to the NL All Star team? (20:30) Erasmo Ramirez started the afternoon off on the right foot as he threw three scoreless frames out of the 'pen. Carl Edwards Jr. came through in the clutch as well as he escaped a 7th inning jam with the bases loaded. (30:10) Washington selected Elijah Green, a high school outfield prospect, at #5 overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. Tim & Mark give you a snapshot of Green. Will the plan be to put him in CF? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16:26 - Commanders: examining who the next Commanders players to get contract extensions might be and more off comments from Ron Rivera 31:18 - Guest: Pro Football Focus senior data analyst Nick Akridge on the Commanders' offense, including whether the team's pass defense is poised for a bounce-back season, how Benjamin St-Juste profiles as the team's potential No. 1 nickel corner, what to make of theCommanders' lack of activity at linebacker, the biggest concern with the defense and more 44:13 - Nationals: analysis of a 5-3 loss at the Philadelphia Phillies, including a bizarre defensive play for Juan Soto and continued struggles for Nelson Cruz, Victor Robles and Joan Adon 01:01:04 - Orioles: thoughts on a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels that featured great pitching by the O's, big hits from Adley Rutschman and Ryan Mountcastle and more defensive excellence from Cedric Mullins https://HelloFresh.com/Galdi16 and use the promo code Galdi16 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats were swept by the Braves as they lost 8-2 in the series finale. Mark & Al recap a three game stretch in which red hot Atlanta pulverized Washington. Adding injury to insult, Juan Soto missed a second straight game due to a the contusion on his right knee. (14:47) Victor Robles had a blatant TOOTBLAN to end the 7th inning. Why does he so often make mistakes on the bases (21:03) Erick Fedde threw over 100 pitches in defeat as his main purpose on Wednesday was to eat up innings to help an exhausted pitching staff. Mark then lays out what the rotation will look like for the Phillies series; which will be five games in a four day span. (31:45) A listen submitted email spurs a conversation on Mike Rizzo's future and what a realistic timetable looks like for the rebuild. What to expect by Opening Day 2023? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats three game win streak came to a screeching halt in a 12-2 loss down in Miami. Al & Mark though do not begin with the game, but with the pregame confirmation that Stephen Strasburg will take the mound on Thursday night at the Marlins. He has not pitched for Washington since June 1st of last season. (13:06) Joan Adon was hit hard early and often as he allowed eight runs in three plus frames. His ERA is above 6.00 right as Strasburg is returning to the rotation and so it begs the question... Will Adon be sent down to the minors? Who starts on Sunday? (23:45) Luis Garcia homered on an evening that the offense did not do much against Edward Cabrera, as his tater traveled a distance of over 400 feet. What are reasonable expectations for Garcia at the plate now that he has seemingly been called up for good? Lane Thomas had two hits on Tuesday while occupying the second spot in the order and our antennas are on to see if he quietly is taking over in CF for Victor Robles. (35:55) Josh Whetzel, the voice of the Rochester Red Wings, gives an update on the Nationals AAA affiliate after their very busy weekend that saw Stephen Strasburg, Cade Cavalli, and Cole Henry all succesfully take the mound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats split a doubleheader at home on Saturday against Colorado over the Holiday weekend. Game 1 went the Nationals way as they won 13-7 to achieve their first three game win streak of the season. That would end a few hours later as they dropped Game 2 by a score of 3-2 to the Rockies. Mark & Al go over the long day which included a huge afternoon for Victor Robles. He knocked in six runs in Game 1, but made a questionable decision at the plate in Game 2. (13:02) Juan Soto's struggles at the plate are continuing and his frustration is quite evident as his average sits at .228. On Saturday he went 1 for 7 between the two games. (20:05) Aaron Sanchez was DFA'd at the conclusion of Saturday as he did not pitch well despite Washington winning his outing. This raises the question of who will be the new 5th starter? The options include Cade Cavalli (who dominated Saturday), Josh Rogers, Paolo Espino, and.... Stephen Strasburg?!? (30:10) Cole Henry threw well for AA Harrisburg and has eye popping stats so far this season. Mark handicaps his chances of pitching in the Big Leagues in 2022 as his ERA and WHIP are each below 1.00. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats were routed 8-1 in Miami as they came very close to allowing a "Little League Grand Slam". Mark & Al recap a game that encompassed all of the issues so far this season: sloppy defense, bad hitting, subpar pitching, and poor execution. (08:21) The offense was no match for Sandy Alcantara as he retired 20 Nationals in a row over 8 IP. Juan Soto was 0 for 4 and is showing clear signs of frustration at the plate. Will he naturally snap out of it like all great hitters typically do? (16:33) A deep dive into the embarassing play in the bottom of the 7th where two runs were committed and Miami extended their lead to 7-1. (22:45) Aaron Sanchez was removed in the 4th and did not pitch well. Is his spot in the rotation at stake? Should he be starting instead of Paolo Espino? (28:32) Victor Robles stole his first base of the season and it was stunningly his first attempt this year. Why did it take so long for that to happen? (34:48) Geoff Blum, color commentator for the Astros, gives his perspective on what he saw over the weekend in D.C. He also hosts the "Bleacher Blums" Podcast: https://www.bluewirepods.com/podcast/bleacher-blums Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats took the series in San Francisco as they won the rubber match 11-5 on Sunday afternoon. Mark (live from Oracle Park) and Al recap a very encouraging day for the organization's future as Josiah Gray only allowed one hit in six frames. Is your confidence growing that he can become a frontline starter? We have an extended discussion about the young right hander. (13:35) Yadiel Hernandez had a huge day with 5 RBIs, including a 3 run double in the 8th to break the game open. Should Davey Martinez do whatever can to get Yadiel's bat in the lineup everyday? What would that mean for Nelson Cruz? (22:14) Victor Robles had a monster weekend in California as he collected 8 hits, with 2 coming in the series finale. Is this a sign of a turnaround for him at the plate? (30:20) The Nationals sent down two relievers as rosters need to be trimmed in early May. Hear what the bullpen complexion looks like as the road trip continues into Colorado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats lost 9-3 in San Francisco as they scored as many runs as they committed errors. Mark (Live from Oracle Park) and Al rehash the subpar defensive effort, which included an E6 for Alcides Escobar. (07:27) Speaking of Escobar, the Rochester Red Wings tweeted out a defensive highlight made by Luis Garcia on Saturday afternoon that raised our hosts eyebrows due to the way it was typed out. (Cade Cavalli also threw his best outing of the season) (16:12) Victor Robles had six hits so far in this series. Could he be regaining his confidence at the plate? (22:02) Josh Bell had two hits on Saturday and his average is up to .365. He has been one of the best hitters in the sport so far, which creates an interesting dynamic as he is a Free Agent after the season. (34:01) Ryan Zimmerman's #11 was retired by the University of the Virginia Baseball program where he starred in the mid 2000s. The Governor as well proclaimed for April 30th to be named after him in the state for years to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats ended their 8 game losing streak in emphatic fashion as they crushed the Giants 14-4 to open their road trip. Al & Mark (Live from San Francisco) convened at 3:11 AM Eastern to discuss just exactly how the offense busted out in such a big way with 22 hits. (06:31) Juan Soto began the evening with a 1st inning HR, but then a mini controversy developed in his next at-bat. His request for a timeout was not granted as Alex Wood was quick pitching and it resulted in a visibly upset Soto. Mark explains the sequence of events that unfolded. (12:06) Victor Robles was part of a trio of Nationals to record four hits on Friday night. Josh Bell and Maikel Franco were the two others as Cesar Hernandez was not too far behind with three hits of his own. (17:55) Keibert Ruiz did not join the hit parade as he was 0 for 6 from the plate. We discuss the young catcher's offensive struggles and what his workload is like so far this season. (23:10) Aaron Sanchez earned the win as he made it through 5 IP. However, our guy Paolo Espino yet again was assigned mop-up duty in the 9th. In between, four other relievers took the mound to preserve the comfortable victory. (31:04) We close the podcast with the Big Ten Network call of Maryland's Ryan Ramsey throwing a perfect game Friday night in College Park. It is the first time that feat has been accomplished by a Terp since 1959. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nats took both games of the twin-bill (6-1, 1-0) in D.C. against Arizona to move to just one game below .500. Game 1 victory went to Josiah Gray and Game 2 honors were taken by Joan Adon. Al & Mark wrap-up both of their performances as they combined to only allow one run on Tuesday.(14:11) The bullpen was flawless in both games, including Kyle Finnegan pitching twice. Tanner Rainey made it quite interesting in Game 2 by loading the bases with no outs in the 9th, but was able to escape the jam and preserve the win. Plus, are Hunter Harvey and Victor Arano moving up the unofficial relief pitching depth chart?(22:31) Victor Robles had a big day as he got hits in both games and also flashed some serious leather. The hosts discuss what this might mean for the young CFer.(29:40) Game 1 saw a record low attendance in franchise history. What to make of it?
The Nats won 7-2 in Pittsburgh on Jackie Robinson Day to further a clear trend so far to the young season. They are 4-0 when their starting pitcher lasts five frames, and win-less when that doesn't occur. Al and Mark (Live from Pittsburgh) critically examine Erick Fedde's outing as he was able to protect the early three run lead he has been staked. When will a Washington starter make it though six innings?(10:16) The bullpen threw four scoreless innings as Sean Doolittle continued the perfect start thus far to his season. Was it Doo's appearance on this podcast that turned his career back around?(23:58) Victor Robles was once again odd man out in the lineup on Friday. According to Davey Martinez, he is expected to be in the lineup this weekend. Robles is hit-less so far as Yadiel Hernandez & Lane Thomas continues to contribute offensively.(26:14) Dee Strange-Gordon has been placed on the IL and is being replaced on the roster by Donovan Casey, who was one of the prospects acquired in last summer's Max Scherzer & Trea Turner trade.(31:48) A creative email submitted by a listener regarding operational changes now that the universal DH is in place.
The Nats lost 9-4 in Pittsburgh as they couldn't hold onto an early 3-0 lead. Mark (Live from Pittsburgh) and Al discuss Joan Adon's poor outing, which was made worse by the bullpen performance to follow. Was Adon tipping pitches? (21:58) Yadiel Hernandez got another start in LF and Lane Thomas was in CF after Dee Strange-Gordon was a late scratch form the lineup. This leads to questions already about Victor Robles as he already sat multiple games in this young season. What amount of playing time should we expect for Robles this month?(26:20) Forbes reported on Thursday that Ted Leonsis (Wizards & Caps Owner) and David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group) are mulling a bid for the organization. The hosts examine dynamics behind this possibility.(34:14) Our first listener submitted voice memo recalling his memories of attending a MLB game for the first time at RFK Stadium.
The Nats were walloped by the Braves16-4 as Patrick Corbin allowed 9 hits before the 3rd inning concluded. Mark (Live from Atlanta) & Al recap the rout and begin by dissecting the "strange" decision to have Dee Strange-Gordon take the mound in the 8th during garbage time. Is it unbecoming to have a position player throwing 58 MPH in a regular season game?(15:42) The Nationals comically botched a rundown and Victor Robles allowed a ball underneath his glove and to the wall. It was the first game so far this season that the team has committed any errors.(22:30) Juan Soto hit a tape measure HR (451 feet) for the 100th of his career. Soto reached that milestone less than four years after his MLB debut. A Washington fan ended up with the ball and was able to meet Soto after the game.
The Nats were shutout by the Mets 5-0 to begin the season at 0-3 for the first time in over a decade. Mark & Al discuss the struggling offense which has only scored four games in this series so far. (10:53) Another busy night for the bullpen as Joan Adon's outing fell apart in the top of the 5th when he allowed a Grand Slam to Pete Alonso. The hits then continued for the 'pen as Mason Thompson exited the game after just three pitches due a right biceps issue.(20:02) The bright spot so far this year for the Nationals has been their excellent defensive play, including by Victor Robles. We wrap-up with preview of Sunday's finale against New York as Erick Fedde takes the mound, plus an update on Anibal Sanchez's sore neck.
The regular season is just a few days away and we get you set for 2022. Mark & Al set the pitching table for the Nationals as Patrick Corbin has officially been named the Opening Day starter. Do you remember Joan Adon from Game #162? Hear why you might hear that name again as soon as April.(19:53) A look at the position players, including Victor Robles getting another shot at the Major League level. Mark explains why there still might be more roster movement before Thursday. Why is Andrew Stevenson starting the season in the minors?(31:28) The Nats offense have a lot of reasons for optimism this season. The heart of the order is expected to feature Juan Soto, Josh Bell, and Nelson Cruz. What kind of production is expected from Keibert Ruiz at the plate?(35:16) Sean Doolittle makes his Nats Chat debut as he is back in Washington after being a crucial cog to the 2019 World Series title. Hear what "Doo" has to say about this year's team, returning after being honored last year, his thoughts on the "ghost runner" rule, and more!(52:39) The hosts give their season predictions for this season. Hint: World Series title not expected by either.
3.29.22 Hour 1 1:00- Rivera spoke earlier today to the media and was discussing the issues the franchise has had, and also speaks on being the "focal point" of football. What are your thoughts on these comments made by Rivera? 31:00- Victor Robles just did something at spring training that we were concerned wouldn't happen, he got his first hit of spring training.
Opening Day is under two weeks away as a Florida sun soaked Mark joins Al, who is a tad under the weather during this cold late March in the DMV. We begin with the demotion of Luis Garcia to AAA Rochester, despite him playing every day after the trade deadline last season. This leads to a discussion about Victor Robles' situation.(16:33) Lane Thomas ended last season on a very high note, but it seems Cesar Hernandez is the favorite to his lead-off this year. What do the Nats think they have in Thomas?(20:18) Cade Cavalli recently started for the Nationals in Spring Training. We continue to ask the same question we've been wondering for almost a year now..... will Cavalli get called-up to make his Big League debut in the somewhat near future?(28:01) Tyler Clippard is back in Washington after almost a decade away. Why didn't a contender scoop up the reliever once the lockout ended? (35:49) Davey Martinez has yet to officially name an Opening Day starter, but many expect the nod to go Patrick Corbin. What are the chances his 2022 can be a drastic improvement to 2021?
On The Wire - Adam Howe is joined by special guest David Mendelson to talk abut the art of streaming hitters during the season, how it changes the way you draft, and what you're looking for in a potential streamer. In addition, we play a new game - ASK - where we take a threesome of similar hitter and choose to avoid, stream, or keep active each of them throughout the season. Players discussed: Yan Gomes, Tucker Barnhart, MJ Melendez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jose Miranda, Cesar Hernandez, Nick Solak, Jose Barrero, Joc Pederson, Victor Robles, Josh Lowe, Ha-Seong Kim, Josh Harrison, Rougned Odor Hosts: Adam Howe | Kevin Hasting Guest: David Mendelson | Triple Play Fantasy | Fantrax | FantasyPros Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts | RSS Connect: Twitter | OnTheWirePod@gmail.com| Join PL+ Get PL+ and join our community: https://www.pitcherlist.com/plus
On The Wire - Adam Howe is joined by special guest David Mendelson to talk abut the art of streaming hitters during the season, how it changes the way you draft, and what you're looking for in a potential streamer. In addition, we play a new game - ASK - where we take a threesome of similar hitter and choose to avoid, stream, or keep active each of them throughout the season. Players discussed: Yan Gomes, Tucker Barnhart, MJ Melendez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jose Miranda, Cesar Hernandez, Nick Solak, Jose Barrero, Joc Pederson, Victor Robles, Josh Lowe, Ha-Seong Kim, Josh Harrison, Rougned Odor Hosts: Adam Howe | Kevin Hasting Guest: David Mendelson | Triple Play Fantasy | Fantrax | FantasyPros Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts | RSS Connect: Twitter | OnTheWirePod@gmail.com| Join PL+ Get PL+ and join our Discord: https://pitcherlist.com/plus
The international signing period opens on Saturday, with the Nats expected to land a top prospect. Bobby and Amy look back at past international signings before previewing this year's class. Plus, updates on Victor Robles in the Dominican Winter League and Sean Nolin leaving for South Korea.
Mark & Al return for the first off-season edition of Nats Chat. Since the Nationals season ended, there have been a few changes on the coaching staff, most notably at hitting coach. Darnell Coles replaces Kevin Long; who took a job with Philadelphia. What led to Long leaving town? What attributes does Coles bring to the position? What does Juan Soto make of this change?(17:13) Bob Henley & Randy Knorr have new assignments in player development. What is the aim in these changes?(24:01) Washington quickly signed Alcides Escobar to return in 2022. Will he definitely be the starting SS?(31:34) We preview the World Series between Atlanta and Houston. Will most Nats fans be pulling for Dusty Baker?(43:02) Max Scherzer & Trea Turner were eliminated in the NLCS. What does the future hold for Max Scherzer, Free Agent?(52:13) Josh Whetzel, the Voice of the AAA Rochester Red Wings, gives an end of season summation. Tune in to hear how Cade Cavalli & Victor Robles ended their seasons.
The Nats beat the Marlins 8-2 on an evening where the offense had fourteen hits. Al & Mark praise Ryan Zimmerman's tape measure opposite field HR (442 feet) that went into the 2nd deck. This picks up on our previous conversation about the potential for him to return for next season. Hear what Zimmerman said when asked about his future after the game.(13:46) Juan Soto reached base four more times on Tuesday and has lifted his average to .313. Mark explains how all the walks he's drawn is helping him in pursuit of Trea Turner for the NL batting crown..(17:56) Al wonders if it's time to call the race between Victor Robles and Lane Thomas for Opening Day leadoff hitter/ CFer. Thomas had another good game as he had two more hits, meanwhile Robles is hitting .292 for AAA Rochester.(31:10) Erick Fedde struck out eight and allowed only one run in five frames. Fedde pitched well all three times he faced Miami this season.
DVR and Keith discuss several 2021 disappointments with an eye toward their future value including Gleyber Torres, Gavin Lux, Victor Robles, and Chris Paddack, before considering how the profile of future Hall of Fame pitchers will be much different than that of current members. Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Carter Kieboom came through Sunday, could that could lead to future success? Victor Robles in Rochester, what's the plan in CF for the future? Josiah Gray's has had a rough go of it as of late, but is it too early to panic? Parallel parking..
Nick, Amanda and Ryan are all back as they recap, yes another, sweep at the hands of the Phillies this week. The pitching was uninspiring and while the offense has been better, it has not been enough to win games lately. We talk about some of the young guys who are struggling, including Victor Robles being sent down, and if they will have a spot on the 2022 MLB roster. We then play Would You Rather as we present some Nationals' related scenarios and MLB related scenarios. Listen in! Check out HalfStHighHeat.com for more content! Check out the new Half Street High Heat store! http://tee.pub/lic/xPZiUO89Le4 #Ad We are proud to announce that MANSCAPED™ has sponsored us at Half Street High Heat! Support for this podcast is brought to you by MANSCAPED™, who is the best in men's below-the-waist grooming. MANSCAPED™offers precision-engineered tools for your family jewels. Use our promo code HSHH20 at checkout for 20% off your entire order plus free shipping at www.manscaped.com for a limited time! Follow us on Twitter: HSHH - @HalfStHighHeat Ryan, Host - @WeAreAllShack Amanda, Host - @AWhite7877 Nick, Host - @NationalsAce Monty, Editor - @OnThePodSome OPT, Digital Media Coordinator - @OnePursuitTakes Tyler, Content Creator - @nonrosterinvite Writers: Matt - @HolleranMDH Cameron (CK) - @CKNaim58 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08:54 - Washington Football Team: analysis of who the WFT kept and cut for its defensive position groups on the initial 53-man roster, including Troy Apke making the team but Jimmy Moreland and Jeremy Reaves being released 28:26 - Washington Football Team: analysis of who the WFT kept and cut for its offensive position groups on the initial 53-man roster, including Jaret Patterson and Sammis Reyes making the team and Peyton Barber and Antonio Gandy-Golden being released 42:52 - Nationals: react to Victor Robles being optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Patrick Corbin getting rocked again and more from a 12-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays designating ex-Nat Brad Hand for assignment 01:00:36 - Orioles: thoughts on a second consecutive good outing for Keegan Akin and more from a 4-2 win at the Toronto Blue Jays Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
METS GAME SUNDAY, APRIL 25 - Mets beat Nats 4-0 - Taijuan Walker pitched well, goes 7 innings and only allows 3 hits and no runs - JD Davis gets the scoring started with a 2 run HR, and Pete Alonso hits a solo home run Edwin Diaz and Miguel Castro each pitch a scoreless inning of relief giving the Mets a 4-0 win Storylines - Mets had an amazing day on defense amazing, from pickoffs to relays catching Victor Robles trying to get an extra bag - Davis had a terrible defensive night on Wednesday, and the Mets ended up with 4 total errors - Degrom leading amazing pitching throughout these early games of the season, Degrom with the most strikeouts over 4 games in MLB history Topics Bad series vs. Cubs Degrom's future
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