Nationals Pitching Daily Briefs (PDB): A Collection

To catch you up on the work Garrett Hooe has been doing this offseason to prepare us all for the pitching analysis he intends to do during the 2013 campaign. A look at the stats and thinking that goes into looking at the Washington Nationals' pitchers as they try to defend the NL East title.

Nats PDB: Kevin Correia, a Chance to Gain Ground

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You know how the statistic "Wins Above Replacement" means how far above or below "replacement level" a player is? (Sure!) Well, imagine the Twins' Kevin Correia as the replacement level player, and...

Nats PDB: Trying to Explain Hefner's LHH Issues

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The Washington Nationals return home to face the New York Mets and Jeremy Hefner. After a disappointing series in Atlanta, the good guys have an opportunity to get right back on the horse and take...

Nats PDB Rewind: Teheran, Zimmermann, and Gonzalez

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This Pitching Daily Brief looks back at the Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran, who opposes the Nats this evening in Atlanta. Because it's a shorter analysis, I also checked in on the Washington...

Nats PDB: Chris Tillman's Continuing Development

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Chris Tillman follows Kevin Gausman as a heralded young pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. His raw stuff isn't as electric as Gausman's, but Tillman has made meaningful steps to capitalize on his...

Nats PDB: Why Kyle Kendrick has a 2.82 ERA

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Kyle Kendrick is a seven-year veteran pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He's accumulated some of the best results of his career so far this year, winning four games against two losses in nine...

Nats PDB: Matt Cain and Home Runs

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has had a rough go of it in 2013, sporting a 5.43 ERA and 5.30 FIP. Historically, Cain has been close to an average +4 win pitcher. So what's going on this...

Clayton Kershaw or the Evening Redness in the West

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Clayton Kershaw is a special talent. Indeed, it seems that unless the southpaw wants a hitter to reach base, the batter may as well head back to the dugout. This PDB shows how he's gotten the job...

Nats PDB: The Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, True Pitcher

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The Chicago Cubs' record may again be below .500, but Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR-jah) has given the team's fans something to look forward to. Opposing clubs? Not so much. This PDB looks at...

Nats' PDB: A.J. Burnett and his Hammer

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Pirates' starter A.J. Burnett likes his curve ball. And this year, his curve seems to be reciprocating. How does he achieve his success with the pitch, and what can the Nats do about it? Game 1 of...

Nationals PDB: Nat Nemesis Tim Hudson and Sinkers

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Tim Hudson has enjoyed a lengthy major league career on the strength of several quality pitches, most notably a sinker that generates a large number of ground balls. But, if the season ended today,...

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