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Nats’ Magic Number Stalled at One

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With a Nats victory last night and a Pirates loss, the Nats’ magic number in the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race remains at one.

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Nats Reach a Double-Triple With 100th Loss

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For the second straight year the Natinals have lost more than 100 games, reaching the 100 mark Thursday and 101 Friday night to move within one of last year’s 102. They are only the fourth team in 25 years to accomplish the double-triple.

But have heart, struggling Nats fans. The Devil Rays lost 100 in 2001 and 106 in 2002. Six years later, after coming to Jesus and renaming themselves the Rays, they made it to the World Series in 2008.

See the full post at Natinals Natin.

And see my Top 5 Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic.

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Nats Edge Closer to Bryce Harper Signing

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The Pirates and Orioles are turning in Herculean efforts to catch the Nats in the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes, but it’s almost impossible now. After losing six in a row, the Pirates won Friday. The Orioles have lost an impressive eight straight, but even if they lost their remaining nine for a 17-game losing streak, the Nats would have to go 8-1 for the O’s to tie it. Pittsburgh’s win put them back to 5.5 behind with 10 games to go, meaning they would have to lose seven to tie an 8-1 Nats finish.

See full post and standings in The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race at Natinals Natin.

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Pirates Can’t Gain on Nats

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After Saturday’s games, the standings:

The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race
Team     Record              GB   STRK    To Reach 60-102

Nats      51-97    .345        –       L1          9-5       .643
Pitts      56-90   .384       6        L1         4-12       .250
KC         60-88   .405      9        L1         0-14       .000
O’s        60-88   .405      9        L3         0-14       .000

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Top 5 Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic

Posted by KilgoreTroutIII

If there is a God, He – or She – must have created baseball to teach the vast majority of Americans to learn how to cope with year-in-year-out disappointment and still live with hope. Red Sox fans kept hope alive and eventually cast off their curse. The Cubs always have next year. And Washington has … 1924. But hope springs eternal, so we give you the Top 5 Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic.

5. It can’t get worse than 2009.

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Nats Lead by 5 1/2 Games

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With 19 games remaining, the Nats hold a commanding lead of five and a half games over the Pirates. At their current pace, the Nats would finish 7-12, meaning the Pirates would have to catch fire and reel off 18 losses in their final 20 games to catch up.

See the full post and standings in The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race at Natinals Natin.

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Pirates Capture 2nd Place

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The Pirates were idle Thursday, which moved them into a statistical lead for second place of .002 over the Royals, who can’t seem to stop winning games. The Nats also won, leaving both Pittsburgh and Kansas City seven games back.

See full post and standings in The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race
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Royals Give Up; Win 3rd Straight; Fall 7 Back

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The Royals seem to believe they can no longer catch the Nats. With their third straight victory, they fell seven games behind the streaking Nats. The race now is for the second, third, and fourth draft picks next year after the Nats make Bryce Harper the highest paid draftee in history. After Wednesday’s games, here are the standings:

The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race
Team       Record               GB           To Reach 58-104

Nats      47-92   .338          –              11-12       .478
KC         54-85   .388          7               4-19        .174
Pitts       54-84   .391        7.5              4-20       .167
O’s         56-83   .403           9              2-21        .087

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Nats’ Lead Back to 6 Games

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The Nats can smell the finish line now, thanks to KC extending their win streak to two while the Nats got back in the L column. With 24 games to go, the Nats have stretched their lead to six games, the largest it’s been since they went on an almost disastrous eight-game winning streak in August,  cutting their lead to two-and-a-half games. After Tuesday’s games, here are the standings:

The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race
Team       Record               GB           To Reach 60-102

Nats       47-91   .341          –               13-11       .542
KC         53-85   .384          6               7-17        .292
Pitts       54-83   .394        7.5              6-19       .240
O’s         56-82   .406           9              4-20       .167
Cleve     60-78   .435         13              0-24       .000
Ariz       61-79    .436         13  (lose 23 of 22) (.045)
Reds      63-75   .457         16   (lose 27 of 24)  (.125)

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KC Wins, Falls 5 Games Back

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KC won Monday, falling 1/2 game further behind the idle Nats. The Pirates started another losing streak, the Reds lost, and the O’s and Indians were also idle. The standings after Monday’s games:

The Bryce Harper Sweepstakes Race

Team       Record               GB           To Reach 60-102
Nats      47-90   .343          –               13-12       .520
KC         52-85   .380          5                8-17        .320
Pitts       54-82   .397        7.5               6-20       .231
O’s         56-81   .409           9                4-21       .160
Cleve     60-76   .441         13.5            0-26       .000
Reds      63-74   .460         16   (lose 28 of 25)  (.120)
For previous posts on the race see: Natinals Natin

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