“We have on this ballclub that we still have a run left in us.” – Mike Rizzo, Washington Nationals general manager. Rizzo was correct, the run left in the Nats belonged to Wilson Ramos, who hit a homer onto Waveland Avenue.
Friday, it all started out well with the Washington Nationals taking game 1 of the weekend series over the Chicago Cubs 7-2 (mlb.com video) and the Washington Capitals taking game 5 over the New York Rangers, 2-1 (nhl.com video).
The good times would only last until Saturday’s fifth inning, when, after dominating, Stephen Strasburg came completely [...]
The Washington Nationals host the Chicago Cubs this weekend and will host more day games against them then when they visit Chicago. That happened two years ago — all three games were scheduled as night games, but Mother Nature saw the folly of that and rained a game out.
Times are tough on the North [...]
After hitting six home runs in each of the previous two games, would the Washington Nationals make history last night?
I don’t know if I’d go far enough to say they made history, but the destroyed the Chicago Cubs, 9-2. The score was not the big story though, the benches and bullpens emptied twice with [...]
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 [...]
Forty-three years/ten seasons after the Ted Williams led the 1969 Washington Senators to 86 wins, D.C. has another winning season again as the Washington Nationals clinched their 82 win with today’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
We waited a long time for this, not just since 2005 when the Nats came and were 81-81, but [...]
The Washington Nationals took the first two games of their first 2012 series, but the Chicago Cubs salvaged it yesterday, though the Nats fought back. Two out of three is nice, especially when every game could have gone the other way and nearly did.
Thursday: I recapped it that evening.
Saturday: Gio Gonzalez didn’t look [...]
Opening Day came and ended with a win for the Washington Nationals. DC had not won the first game of the season since 2008 (Ryan Zimmerman walk-off) and before that — 1971 (Dick Bosman shut out the Oakland Athletics 8-0 at RFK Stadium DC Baseball History).
Ian Desmond is the player of the game, going 3 [...]
Last night, the Washington Nationals got ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the first inning, but as seems to be the case whenever they get the early lead, the lost. The bright spots: Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 18 games and Jayson Werth homered to left. Not so brights spots: Ross Detwiler solidified [...]