Taxed in Oakland; Welcome To The Show Mitchell Parker; He Might Be Ready

Bustin’ Loose Baseball

15-04-2024 • 53 mins

Episode 109, FULL SHOW -- The Nationals came up short in the rubber match of a 3 game series in Oakland over the weekend, thanks to a rough 6th inning on Sunday where Trevor Williams and the Bullpen failed to hold a 5 run lead for the team. Grant Paulsen & Tobi Altizer breakdown what went wrong and why the Nationals Bullpen may already be overworked just three weeks into the regular season. Plus, highlights from good starts from RHP Jake Irvin and LHP MacKenzie Gore, and why Joey Meneses' struggles may eventually put the team in a position to potentially move away from him as the team's primary Designated Hitter; In what could be a season of many Major League debuts for members of the Nationals Top 30 Prospects list (according to MLB Pipeline), fans will get their first look at one of them as LHP Mitchell Parker (#21 Nationals Prospect) is set to make his debut in the opening game of a road series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Grant & Tobi give you everything you need to know about the 24 year old lefty before he takes the mound against a tough Dodgers lineup; It was a big week for Nationals Top Prospect OF James Wood, who slugged his first two homeruns of the season, flashed his defensive skills, and maintained a batting average over .360 in a weeklong series versus Buffalo in Triple-A. Is it time for fans to start planning to see James Wood make his Major League debut soon? Grant & Tobi map out when that debut could be. Plus, we read your reviews from our Podcast page! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit