The Washington Nationals swept a doubleheader on Sunday to take the 3 game series with the Minnesota Twins (take that Calvin Griffith!) and get themselves back to .500. One hundred games remain in the 2013 regular season and the 31-31 Nats probably need to win more than 60 of them to reach the playoffs and [...]
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 [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Nationals continued their strong start at Nationals Park, beating the Chicago White Sox, 5-2. Jordan Zimmermann pitched efficiently, giving up 2 runs over 7 innings. He threw only 90 pitches. He also escaped danger — comebackers and broken bats and was typically nonchalant about it. Another good performance for the [...]
ESPN says Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez did not obtain banned performance enhancing drugs from the South Florida Biogensis Clinic Sources: Docs link 5 players to clinic:
According to two sources familiar with Bosch’s operation, however, the Washington Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez, previously identified as being named in Biogenesis documents, did not receive banned substances from Bosch [...]
Nats: James Andrews/Lewis Yoccum appointments and cortisone futures trading well at mid-day; first Boswell column of spring
Day 3 of Washington Nationals spring training…
PLAYING HURT, BUT FOR HOW LONG?
Playing through a torn rotator cuff (The Post)? Color me skeptical Danny Espinosa. How many cortisone shots will he take this season? Good news if you are Steve Lombardozzi I guess.
Henry Rodriguez thinks his elbow pain is normal, he did have a bone spur [...]
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 [...]
The Washington Nationals won another series last night and look to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays with Stephen Strasburg on the mound. I’ll be listening at work to the finale.
Bryce Harper crushed a home run at that was good enough to get the automatic MLB video embed:
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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. [...]
Last night after watching the Washington Nationals fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second consecutive night, I tweeted “You know that *skepticism* we have of Rick Eckstein and the team doctors/trainers? I have that for the #Nats optometrist too.”
It is oversimplifying matters to suggest that the need for more thorough eye exams could be [...]