Nats Scraps: Oct. 10 podcast

October 10, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo set the stage as the Washington Nationals face elimination after Monday’s loss to the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their NL Division Series. A continued lack of offense was compounded by a questionable decision to lift Max Scherzer despite giving up just one hit in 6 1/3 innings – then to let Sammy Solis stay in when the Cubs countered with…

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Nats Scraps: Division Series preview

October 3, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo are joined by PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow to preview the Washington Nationals‘ opening playoff series against current World Series titleholders Chicago Cubs. In three previous playoff appearances, the Nationals have yet to advance out of the first round.  

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Nats Scraps: July 4 podcast

July 4, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo look at the latest Washington Nationals headlines, as starters Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez finish June on a roll but the bullpen blew two more saves last week. Perhaps Angels veteran Huston Street or Detroit’s Justin Wilson can come in a trade. Also, it wasn’t a great week for manager Dusty Baker.  

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Nats Scraps: June 20 podcast

June 21, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo take a hard look at the Washington Nationals‘ pressing needs, even with a 10-game lead in the National League East. Ownership doesn’t have to pinch pennies, so it’s on GM Mike Rizzo to solidify the bullpen, acquire another solid starter and find a backup catcher before the July 31 trade deadline.  

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Nats Scraps: June 13 podcast

June 13, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo recap a week in which the Washington Nationals were stung by injuries and chronic bullpen shortcomings. Jayson Werth has been on the disabled list since June 4, Ryan Zimmerman missed four games with a back issue and – combining both woes – Koda Glover (left) hurt his back in the shower, didn’t tell anyone, blew a save and went on the DL….

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Nats Scraps: May 16 podcast

May 16, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo speculate on how many more blown saves it will take for the Washington Nationals and manager Dusty Baker to give Koda Glover a shot at the closer job. Meantime, Michael Taylor has done an admirable job taking over for the injured Adam Eaton in center field.  

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Nats Scraps: April 25 podcast

April 25, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss the dominating offense that has taken the Washington Nationals back to the top of the NL East, with Bryce Harper well complemented by Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman (pictured). Still to be solved, though, is finding options at closer.  

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Nats Scraps: April 18 podcast

April 18, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo continue to lament the Washington Nationals‘ bullpen problems, where Blake Treinen already may have worn out his welcome as closer. On the bright side, Gio Gonzalez (pictured) has been off to a strong start, and the hitting is solid behind Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper.  

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Nats Scraps: April 11 podcast

April 11, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo look at the highs and lows of Washington Nationals‘ opening week of the season. The good: Newly acquired Adam Eaton moving into the leadoff spot for an injured Trea Turner and thriving. The bad: The bullpen has been an early bust.  

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Nats Scraps: Opening Day podcast

April 4, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo look back at the Washington Nationals‘ opening victory over Miami, keyed by Adam Lind‘s pinch-hit homer, and discuss the makeup of the final roster that manager Dusty Baker took north.  

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