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Once again, the Nationals struggled for runs when Stephen Strasburg was on the mound.
With the right-hander dominating against the slumping Rockies, two was enough.
Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in his third straight game to help give the righty his first win in June and Washington beat Colorado 2-1 on Friday night.
''He threw great,'' Nationals manager Davey Johnson said of Strasburg's latest outing. ''We've been scoring practically nothing (for him). ... It was a big win for him and for us.''
Making his 14th start of the season, Strasburg (4-6) allowed one run on five hits for his first victory since May 31. After DJ LeMahieu's RBI single in the third inning, Strasburg kept the Rockies scoreless.
Colorado lost its fifth straight and fell under .500 for the first time since opening day at 37-38.
Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Rendon singled off Rockies starter Tyler...
BEST OF MAXIM
"I’m not a kid anymore. ...You know, I should be allowed to stretch a little bit out there… No big deal. Obviously he cares about me and wants everything to be OK, but there was nothing to be worried about." (Stephen Strasburg on Steve McCatty's 7th inning visit to the mound after Stras stretched, via Washington Times, 6/22/2013)
Nationals 2, Rockies 1:...
Your browser does not support iframes. Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span proved he make a catch in the outfield while blowing a bubble with some gum at the same time during Friday's game in D.C. Span had no trouble tracking down the fly ball by Colorado Rockies leadoff batter Dexter Fowler in the first inning and didn't lose his focus despite the potential...
Up above, the #BryceIn13 All-Star Vote campaign video. As of last Sunday, Harper is 3rd in the NL OF voting (1,981,030 votes).
Below, a screenshot of Harper working out in a knee brace at Nationals Park yesterday afternoon via this MASN/MLB.com video. Good news on the Harper rehab front yesterday: he's apparently getting closer to a minor league rehab assignment. Here's...
"No one wants to be booed. I’d probably boo myself, too." (Dan Haren, via Washington Post, 6/22/2013)
Rockies 7, Nationals 1: Death, taxes, and Dan Haren stinking out the joint.
Dear Andy Feffer: If Dan Haren makes his next home start, we propose a "Dan Haren Beachball Giveaway" night.
"I want my $13 Million back." (Ted Lerner, probably...
"What a game he pitched. We really needed it."(Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 6/21/2013)
A little offense helps, too...
Nationals 5, Rockies 1: Death, taxes, and another dominating start by Jordan Zimmermann (8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 112 pitches, 85?! strikes). But the big surprise was the offense breaking out a bit.
Back to .500, winning streak at 2...
File this story under “When baseball players make references to cannibalism.” Just a thought: you may have to type up a label for that file. After suffering another loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Washington Nationals outfielder was in a surly mood and somewhat frustrated by the semi-slide the team has been on of [...]The post Jayson Werth thinks Nationals should...
Wilson Ramos' hamstring injury has healed to the point that he should be ready to start playing again soon. The Washington Nationals catcher suffered the hamstring injury back in April. He came off the DL just to injure the hamstring again. Then, during his rehab assignment, Ramos suffered a setback that has pushed him all the way to now before he is ready to begin rehab...
There appears to be a growing epidemic in the United States and it has everything to do with fans showing up to baseball games and not paying any attention to the action on the field.The latest incident involves this Washington Nationals fan who seems to be more interested in the content of this book than watching his team battle the Colorado Rockies.Look, I know baseball can have...
Momentum has been a concept that has eluded the Washington Nationals (37-36) for over a month, but on Friday night they scratched out a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies (37-38), which resulted in a long awaited three-game winning streak.
Stephen Strasburg was key to the Nationals’ victory, as he kept the game close for seven innings, allowing only one run on five hits...
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span took multitasking to a whole new level on Friday night during his team’s 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday night. Take a look at Denard blowing a perfect bubble and at the same time making a perfect catch on a fly ball. And they say guys aren’t good at multitasking…
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Coming off one of his worst outings of the season, Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann surrendered a pair of first-inning hits against Colorado on Thursday night.
That only gave the Rockies false hopes.
Zimmermann pitched eight innings to win his 10th game, Adam LaRoche had three hits including a two-run triple and the Nationals spoiled Roy Oswalt's return to the majors with...
Dan Haren has shown no signs of turning around a season-long slump.
The right-hander allowed six runs over 3 1-3 innings with seven hits including his 19th home run surrendered and an RBI single to opposing starter Jhoulys Chacin, who pitched seven shutout innings as the Washington Nationals fell to the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
''Same thing that's...
If ever there was a guy who deserved his own All-Star Vote campaign video, it's Ian Desmond. And there it is above. If only his mustache was still around to see it...
(Screencap via CSNWashington.com video)
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Ian Desmond on his #EatFace grand slam: "Tasted pretty good, to be honest."...
Before you read this post, no one who has ever read this blog at any length can simply say we’re being ‘haters’. We have stated numerous times that Bryce Harper is the greatest young talent we’ve ever seen enter the game of baseball in our lifetime. We never thought we would make a post like this.
Since the relative beginning, we’ve been following Harper. Knowing what he...
Remember the Washington Nationals, chic preseason World Series pick? Well, the Nationals have scuffled thusfar this season, but lately, they're showing signs of putting it all together. Washington has won three in a row, and knocked off the Rockies 2-1 last night in a vintage performance from Stephen Strasburg (and an all too common performance from their offense this season...