A big day for the resurgent Washington Nationals — they won twice today over the first place Atlanta Braves and for the 27th time in 37 games. Denard Span extended is hitting streak to 28 games. Ryan Zimmerman hit his 10th home run in 15 games. Tanner Roark went to 7-0 since being called up. [...]
The Washington Nationals return to the field after yesterday’s unforeseen postponement with a split doubleheader today. Game 1 is at 1 p.m. and game 2 is at 7 p.m. The Atlanta Braves are the visitors.
Though no active Navy personnel were apparently among those killed yesterday, the Nats ought to have a Navy color guard present [...]
UPDATE 6:03 p.m.: Mike Rizzo explains the how the decision was reached, but no timeline is included (Mike Rizzo on the decision to postone Nationals-Braves game Nationals Journal, The Post):
Rizzo said the Nationals felt it was inappropriate to make a decision until all they gathered all the information from the unfolding incident and relevant [...]
The problem with the Washington Nationals isn’t that twitter accounts of the opposing team, a retired player or their “regional broadcast partner” are trolling them.
@Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 7, 2013
@dcsportsbog … pic.twitter.com/smTN4TvvdF
— Justin H. [...]
Where is Miguel Batista? Strasburg has forearm tightness, Nats can’t capitalize early, fall to Braves
Washington Nationals superstar Stephen Strasburg has forearm tightness (The Post) which explains why he was wild at times last night against the Atlanta Braves. He kept walking the first batter of the inning — two of them scored over six innings of work. #37 struck out the side in the sixth though. Still, Natstown [...]
I’ll admit, I had grown skeptical of the 2013 Washington Nationals and I did not see the series victory over the Cincinnati Reds coming. Three wins in a row followed by a dud yesterday. The dominant pitching of the first two nights was quite refreshing, in particular Jordan Zimmermann’s outstanding complete game on Friday night. [...]
Oh man, tough, tough weekend for the Washington Nationals. They got swept by the Atlanta Braves, who are off to a very strong start and already hold a 4 game lead in the division. It is a long season. Especially when you are reminded more of 2008 than 2012. It isn’t time to panic, but [...]
I was busy last week doing various home improvement projects — now that’s a vacation! I haven’t blogged much about the Washington Nationals in that span, so I’ll try to catch up here. The magic number is 1 with 3 games to play. It seems like we’ve been in single digits for about a month. [...]
A three-game sweep by the second place team, four losses in a row and then an off day. It has been a while since the Washington Nationals won. I’m not sure they will tonight either because they might not even play.
Fans, we are monitoring the weather and will have updates for you about tonight’s game [...]
Nationals vs. Braves: Kris Medlen shuts down Washington, which misses a chance to sweep – The Post
No sweep, but no worries for Nats – CSN Washington
Stop me if you’ve heard this before — the Washington Nationals win the first two games of the series but can’t finish off the sweep. That happened again last night [...]