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A model of consistency

Jun 25, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

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The Nats went 18-14 during their just-completed stretch against East division foes.

Some 5 1/2 weeks ago, the Nationals opened what they knew would be as daunting a stretch of baseball as any team was likely to face this season: 33 consecutive games against opponents from only the NL East and AL East, all of them boasting winning records at some point.

Well, that stretch — it wound up as only 32 games because of a rainout against the Braves — finally came to an end yesterday in Baltimore. And what did we learn about the Nationals throughout it all?

If anything, we learned this club is remarkably consistent, and that should be a harbinger of things to come.

When the stretch began on May 18, the Nationals were 23-15, a half-game back of Atlanta in the NL East. Their pitching staff boasted aRead more ยป

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  1. Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa - Jun 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    DeRosa, last add: I don't know what he'll do up here (no one does), but do recall that Bryce Harper wasn't tearing it up in AAA before his callup. He's done OK. But then, he's the Harper.

  2. natsfan1a - Jun 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    It's like you read my mind, sec3, as I thought about posting the same, but decided not to. :-)




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