WASHINGTON, D.C. — Game 1 of the Washington Nationals split doubleheader was a disappointment as the Nats fell behind with Dan HaRen giving up two home runs — one to Giancarlo Stanton (with a man on) and another Christian Yelich. Ryan Zimmerman brought the Nats within one with a 2 run homer to centerfield, but [...]
Not every baseball season is great, but greatness appears in every baseball season.
Following a sweep by the NL East division leading Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals could no longer deny that the 2013 season had gotten away from them. Nonetheless, this weekend’s series with the Philadelphia Phillies showed that even in underachieving seasons, there are [...]
A co-worker asked me this morning about the Washington Nationals. He’s a casual fan going to the Sunday game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, whom he expected to be a better opponent. I suggested that the Dodgers were better than their record now that Yasiel Puig was on the team. I also suggested that the [...]
Let’s interupt this Harper coverage (that’s missing the point) to remind you Strasburg is pitching in his hometown tonight
Lost in all the coverage of Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper running into a wall (still a bad route from an inexperience outfielder everybody!) and getting his beard knocked off to remind you that Stephen Strasburg makes his hometown San Diego MLB debut. The Union-Tribune has a story about how he evolved from a lazy, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mercifully, the long off-season is over and the 2013 Washington Nationals are underway. After completed 1/162th of their regular season schedule, the Nats are in first place behind two Bryce Harper solo homers and 7 innings of shutout pitching from Stephen Strasburg. Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano also pitched an inning to [...]
Good morning. It is Opening Day. We made it!
If you are like me, you’ve been checking in on it for the last 10 days or so. It looked more promising mid-week last week, but after the weird, slushy March, low 60s, slight chance of rain sounds good enough for me.
In one way of [...]
There is a great story on Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg on CBSSports.com today: Nationals camp report: Stephen Strasburg, unleashed
His first line of defense is to talk in terms of “team this” and “we that,” deflecting anything even remotely personal. Sending his answers straight through the rinse cycle.
But if you’re patient enough to work around [...]