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. [...]
Jordan Zimmermann just pitched a one-hitter for the Washington Nationals, perhaps the best start by a D.C. pitcher since the August 8, 1931 no-hitter by Bobby Burke of the Washington Senators. Zimmermann allowed one hit, one walk and an error. Burke walked five Boston Red Sox that day, so Zimmermann’s may have actually been a [...]
The Washington Nationals could only win one out of three against the Cincinnati Reds this weekend. The overall record is 4-2, but only 1-2 against MLB teams.
A 15-0 loss. Dan Haren’s Nats debut was simply Harendous! – (Nats Enquirer)
I’m glad I feel asleep on the couch as it was getting out of hand. Oof.
The Washington Nationals came very close to returning to D.C. with a winning Ohio River road trip and a sweep of a very good Cincinnati Reds team. The Nats have yet to complete a sweep yet. They went 3-3 on their recent swing.
On the bright side, in order to lose a sweep on the road, [...]
Washington Nationals Gio Gonzales was going uphill on K Street last night. From Gio Gonzalez fans nine, escapes jam for fourth win (Nationals Journal, The Post):
He struck a season-high nine batters. All of his victims swung at strike three, eight of them on a mid-90s fastball that he zipped over the outside corner all night. [...]
Another series, another guest prognosticator post. Since the Washington Nationals are sailing down the Ohio River on a sternwheeler — rounding the bend near Huntington, W.V. about now, (not really) to play the Cincinnati Reds, I have asked Cathie from Church of Baseball to answer some questions. She’s “a Reds fan by birth, Nats [...]
Bad calls helped the Reds take the final game of the serious. Joey Votto thinks that’s Cincinnatitude (both via @MrIrrelevantDC):
Video: Reds dodge sweep in extras
Losing 3 of 4, along with Cinnamon(?) in chili must be Cincinattitude. No thanks.
The Nats still came back, but the game went to extra innings. Tyler Clippard and his sore shoulder [...]
Yesterday, three D.C. teams played concurrently and all won — two over Boston area teams. The Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the second overtime in the game 2 of the NHL playoffs to take home ice advantage.
Just minutes earlier, the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 behind Edwin Jackson’s complete game [...]
Observations from the Washington Nationals home opener against the Cincinnati Reds, a 3-2 victory:
Fans entering Nationals Park from center field were greeted by a drumline on Half Street.
For the first time I can recall, there was a military jet flyover.
The Quantico Marine Corps band played “America the Beautiful” and the “Star Spangled Banner.”
The DC National [...]
The last week has been a rough one for Washington Nationals fans. After taking 2 of 3 from the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend, they took game 1 of the Arizona Diamondbacks series a week ago tonight and have not won since. That yesterday’s loss included a short Jordan Zimmerman start (his last of the [...]