Mike Rizzo Talks the Nationals on Holden and Danny 106.7

Mike Rizzo
Mike Rizzo (Photo credit: Scott Ableman)

Nuggets from The Mike Rizzo Show

When asked to provide a State of the Season so far:

“We’ve pitched well in spurts, but we’ve been inconsistent.

We’ve hit well in spurts, but we’ve been inconsistent.

We’ve caught the ball well in spurts, but we’ve been inconsistent.”

When asked about the team putting it all together:

There’s gonna be teams that pay”

When asked about Strasburg handling his emotions:

All the great ones that I have seen , that I had, that I worked with they weren’t great at 24.  He then pointed to both Verlander and Randy Johnson taking time to be great when the expectations on Strasburg have been there from day one.  He claimed that Strasburg is “Micro Scrutinized”  He capped it off with the very funny line “Every time he wiggles his hand there is an ESPN Special about it.”

Finally some updates on the next wave of Nats pitchers coming off of injury:

Lucas Gioletto threw 30 fast ball for the first time he pitched from the mound

Sam Solis through at 29 pitch simulated game.  Threw 91-92 in his first game out

Matt Purke threw a 2 inning simulated game and was 93-94 miles per hour

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