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Baseball in the District – Matt Grace and Al Galdi

Aug 19, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT

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On this week’s episode of ‘Baseball in the District,’ we welcomed in two guests: Syracuse Chiefs relief pitcher Matt Grace and ESPN 980 host Al Galdi.

Grace was great on his transition back to the minors after spending time in the majors this season with the Nationals. He has been pitching very well at Syracuse and believes his experience with the Nats has helped. He also gave his impressions of Trea Turner, who the leaders are in the Nats’ clubhouse and who are the funniest players on the team, as well.

Galdi sat down with us in studio for the first half of the show and was excellent on the Nats’ lineup and what would be the best batting order based on advanced statistics. He also went in-depth on the Nats’ struggles this season and what they should do in the winter to fix them.

You can listen to the show on ESPN 980’s website or download it on iTunes.

  1. Allnats - Aug 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    For those who haven’t seen this, it’s a great read on victor robles :

    • ehay2k - Aug 19, 2015 at 2:13 PM

      Thanks for that link Allnats.

      • Allnats - Aug 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

        No problem and it’s great to see we have a great prospect coming up

    • Muddy Ruel - Aug 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      Thanks for the link.

  2. Sec 3, My Sofa - Aug 19, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    [Grace] also gave his impressions of Trea Turner

  3. Theophilus T.S. - Aug 19, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Notwithstanding last night’s win, feeling crusty today. Mark and Chase, if you want people to comment on “Baseball in the District,” you’ve got to provide more than teasers. Speaking for myself, I’m not going to take the time the listen to a pod cast (if I even knew how) pecking for bon mots. Give us, if not a transcript, six bulleted highlights with some informational content.

    • Doc - Aug 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM

      I second that .T.S.!!!

      No time to listen to all 52 minutes.

  4. bowdenball - Aug 19, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    David Carpenter is starting his rehab assignment today after a month-long absence, which was apparently long enough for me to forget that he was on the team. It’s a long season all right.

    • jd - Aug 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

      With Treinen performing well I don’t really see an obvious role for Carpenter until Sep. 1st.

      • NatsLady - Aug 19, 2015 at 5:14 PM

        What are we doing with Fister, handcuffing him to Gio?

  5. NatsLady - Aug 19, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    I skip over all videos. Don’t have the patience. I listen to podcasts while I’m driving or working.

  6. NatsLady - Aug 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    One year, I wish I could remember which one, the Nats weren’t hitting and they went out to Colorado and went crazy. And it stuck, they came back and went on a tear offensively. So I’m hoping something similar will happen this time, that they’ll get in a hitting groove and come home loose and “hitterish.”

    I fell asleep when it was 6-6, but later I watched the rest of the game. Hard to believe we lost two games to a team that presented THAT eighth inning!!! Now the A’s, who looked about as bad against the O’s, could sweep the Dodgers.

    Dodgers payroll is $300 million. We have an injured guy, we wait it out and make do with bench players. They have an injured player, they just go and buy a replacement. Never mind “where’s my ring?” Where’s my TV money??????????

    • Sweet. Fancy. Charles. - Aug 19, 2015 at 6:32 PM

      And they fired their third base coach. Go figure.

  7. jd - Aug 19, 2015 at 5:26 PM


    I think the main difference is that Rizzo doesn’t want to give up prospects for a 2 month rental. I don’t blame him.





As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2015 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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