The D.C. portion of the Battle of the Beltways has concluded with a split. The Washington Nationals lost game 1, badly, and then rocked the Baltimore Orioles last night 9-3. In other words, the Nats are playing about the same as they always do this season.
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Nate Karns debuts, [...]
After many years of wanting to, I finally followed the Washington Nationals to Pittsburgh for their annual series against the Pirates in beautiful PNC Park. I made it to the Saturday game. The Racing Presidents were there too for the Great Pierogie Race (Let Teddy Win).
The series went down just as Sam predicted it would [...]
LaRoche finally realizes he’s not getting better than a 2 year deal, signs with Nats; Morse now tradebait
I go out to get my wife a birthday present and find out that Adam LaRoche has signed a 2 year deal to remain with the Washington Nationals. The first baseman had a strong 2012 after an injury-filled, shortened 2011 season.
Hey, a local Nats beat writer even broke the news!
Source: The Nats have agreed to [...]
Isn’t it something how a blogger isn’t motivated to jump out of bed and write after a loss?
The Washington Nationals lost game 2 of the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals, 12-4. That and the fact that tomorrow’s game 3, the first playoff game in D.C. since the 1933 World Series is at 1 p.m. [...]
Remember on Tuesday night when the Washington Nationals hit six home runs off the Chicago Cubs?
At Nats Park w wife/friends. Said:”Too bad, we missed 1st 6 HR-game in D.C. MLB history since 1901. It was LAST nite.” So they did it again.
— Thomas Boswell (@ThomasBoswellWP) September 6, 2012
It took over 110 years and almost 80 [...]
History, it seems, is being made daily by the 2012 Washington Nationals.
#Nats 5 HR tonight is a record for any D.C. ballclub in a home game. That’s at Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium, Nationals Park.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) September 5, 2012
It got better as Adam LaRoche hit his second homer in the eighth for the Nats [...]
If you give the Nats two intentional walks in the 10th inning, you deserve to lose on wild pitch, Mets
After Tyler Clippard blew his first save of the year (wiping out Ross Detwiler’s excellent scoreless outing) the Washington Nationals had to come back against the New York Mets in the bottom of the 9th. They did, tying it at 3 (Danny Espinosa with the RBI single) but couldn’t get more.
In the 10th, the Mets [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A few scenes from Saturday night’s Washington Nationals – Baltimore Orioles batting practice which I got to attend…
Adam LaRoche in the cage — who’d have thought he would be carrying the Nats so far? While in the community outreach portion of Blogger Day, we learned he has been very involved with the [...]
BeltwayLand was sad yesterday after the godfather of go-go Chuck Brown died (The Post). There was plenty of speculation on Twitter about how and whether the Washington Nationals would honor Brown. In the past, “Bustin’ Loose” was played after home runs. When I heard about Brown’s passing, I tweeted this:
I’d like to see the #Nats [...]