Blake Treinen returns home; Stephen Drew is the designated hitter Monday

KANSAS CITY — As he emerged from the dugout to say hi to friends before Monday’s batting practice, Blake Treinen heard his name from the stands. “Hey Blake, there’s a lot of people with signs up there for you!” someone shouted. He looked back, waved and smiled. Treinen, who was born in Wichita and went to high school […]
Via Nationals Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Treinen still strong after pitching three consecutive days - Byron Kerr

The Nationals dropped the Braves 2-1 behind outstanding pitching from starter Gio Gonzalez and the bullpen. Shawn Kelley, Oliver Perez, Blake Treinen and Felipe Rivero managed to hold the Braves to one run over the final three innings. Manager Dusty Baker again singled out Treinen for finding a way to ... Read More
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Nats Opening Day roster takes shape

The Washington Nationals final roster is taking shape. Here is what we know. Reliever Sean Burnett has been told he has no trade the roster.  What does that mean?  It means the Blake Treinen has made the roster.  Treinen deserved.  He finished the spring with a perfect 3-0 record and a perfect 0.00 ERA, not allowing a run over 9.2 innings.  During the spring, he only allowed...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen, Chris Heisey earn Nationals’ final opening day roster spots

The Nationals cut their spring training squad down to an opening day 25-man roster Friday night. They selected Blake Treinen for the final spot in the bullpen, so flame-thrower Trevor Gott will be sent to the minors and reclaimed left-hander Sean Burnett must look for work elsewhere. They chose Chris Heisey for the final spot on their bench, leaving veterans […]
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen is working on command, especially against left-handers

VIERA, Fla. — Blake Treinen started Wednesday’s game as a spot starter because of Bronson Arroyo’s shoulder injury. He tossed two innings, struck out four, allowed one hit and walked one. After being held out of games for a week and a half for a minor finger issue, Treinen looked strong. And his slider, a pitch […]
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen hones his change-up to better combat lefties

JUPITER, Fla. — Neither Blake Treinen nor his manager, Dusty Baker, will say for sure whether Treinen will start or relieve for the Nationals this season. He started Sunday’s 5-2 win against the Cardinals, and threw two innings like the other starters have before him. But Baker said Saturday that scheduling pitchers can be as much […]
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals pitcher surprised to be part of 'Jeopardy!' clue

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals reliever Blake Treinen wasn't sure what to make of his new-found fame on Thursday, a day after he was the subject of a question on ''Jeopardy!'' under the category of ''hard-throwing pitchers.'' ''The Nationals' Blake Treinen has hit 100 mph with this type of pitch that gets its name from its downward motion,'' the clue read. The right-hander...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Waiting On the Next Zach Britton

Two years back, after Zach Britton emerged as an effective closer for the Orioles, he drew a lot of attention for his sinker. At the time, I used PITCHf/x information to try to find some similar sinkers. For the most part it was a forgettable post — most of these are forgettable posts — but there was one thing that stuck with me. One name I haven’t been able to wipe from my...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

It gets worse

Blake Treinen and the Nats made a mess of things in the 7th Red Sox 8, Nationals 7: 7-5 lead turns into 8-7 deficit in nightmare 7th courtesy of three errors, two HBP and an RBI groundout. Hard to believe that after Monday's Fenway Park debacle, which Matt Williams declared to be "As bad as you can get", it could get worse for the Nationals. But on Tuesday night, it...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats reassign Blake Treinen

The Washington Nationals have some very tough decisions to make on their final roster.   One of those decisions is in the bullpen.  The Nats had two young reliever on the roster as of yesterday that they absolutely love.  Aaron Barrett and Blake Treinen remained in the mix for a final roster spot.  That ended today for Treinen.  He was reassigned to minor league camp. Treinen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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