Found May 11, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race.  The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7. The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude. Normally May is way to early to be watching the standings, but with the high-powered Nationals team it is imperative that the Braves play solid ball throughout the season, and not let the Nationals open a lead.  The rear view mirror is a nice place for the Braves to view the Nats. Since the Braves 12-1 start, they have gone 9-13 and 5-5 in their last 10 games.  The Nationals have won 7 of their last 10. The Nationals will send their big right-hander, Stephen Strasburg, to the hill against the Cubs at 4:05 ET, as they look to  gain a tie with the Braves in the standings. The post Braves Lead Only One as National...

Video: Kurt Suzuki ejected for first time in his career

Cubs 2, Nationals 1: While you're sitting around trying to come to grips with Davey Johnson pulling Gio for a pinch hitter after 86 pitches, enjoy the video above of Kurt Suzuki's first career ejection in the 9th for arguing with fill-in umpire John Tumpane over his crappy strike zone; this after his freak throw in the 9th led to the go-ahead run. Gio perfect through...

Denard Span untucked Kurt Suzuki's shirt yesterday

In the moments after the Nats' 5-4 win over the Tigers yesterday, a bunch of new Nationals players joined in on Rafael Soriano's ceremonial untucking-of-the-shirt routine: Drew Storen, Ryan Mattheus, Steve Lombardozzi, Kurt Suzuki, possibly Chad Tracy and Gio Gonzalez. Turns out Suzuki didn't untuck voluntarily -- Denard Span did the honors during the postgame handshake...

Bryce Harper Tweets Disgusting Picture Of Toe After ‘Minor Procedure’

Bryce Harper had to miss the Nats 7-3 win over the Cubs on Friday due to an ingrown toenail, and we are fairly certain he wasn’t faking it.  Harper, the Nationals’ phenom, Tweeted a picture last night of his toe which had a slight incident recently. The result is fairly disgusting. Twitter is used for a myriad of things, and we would like to do what we can to keep “show off...

Video: Just another great catch by Denard Span

Ho hum, just another fantastic catch by Denard Span, this one in the fifth inning of Friday night's Nats-Cubs game. Meanwhile, worth your time: this profile on Span connecting with DC in Friday's CQ Rollcall. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Oh dear: Bryce Harper tweets about weather while driving 40 mph (photo)

Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper may be young but that doesn’t mean he has the right to conduct himself in irresponsible, potentially dangerous, ways. By all indications, a photo offered up by Harper on Twitter to illustrate the balmy temperature on Friday appeared to be tweeted while he was driving his car at 40 mph. [...]The post Oh dear: Bryce Harper tweets about weather...

Braves Jason Heyward rehabbing, possible return May 13

The Atlanta Braves have sent star right fielder Jason Heyward to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, May 9. Heyward batted five times on Thursday, going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts, but did not appear in Friday’s game.’s Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported that Heyward experienced soreness after Thursday’s game and that his absence from Friday’s lineup...

Nats win, Drew Storen and Ryan Mattheus also untuck their shirts...

Nats beat the Tigers 5-4 on Thursday, and Drew Storen and Ryan Mattheus joined the Untuck Club, along with founding member Rafael Soriano, second in command Ian Desmond, MASN's F.P. Santangelo and Bob Carpenter, Jayson Werth, radio guy Dave Jageler, who untucked on Twitter, Denard Span, Adam LaRoche, and the Nats batboy. This is the best Nats bit since Silver Elvis. So, who...

Nationals to place Jayson Werth on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals will place Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list today due to a strained hamstring, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. General manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that Werth’s strain is “very slight,” but it will still require a stint on the DL. The outfielder has been sidelined since May 2, as that’s when he began to feeling...

Adam LaRoche Slump May Be Coming to an End

Adam LaRoche  could be on the verge of  ending  a season-opening slump. Over the last 20  plate appearances LaRoche is reach base 14 times.  Those are nearly Hall of Fame numbers coming from where he has been. Even with the recent uptick in offensive production LaRoche is  still hitting just .196/ .291/ .314  with a grand total of three home runs and 10 RBI. La Roche suffered...

Jason Heyward struggles in rehab games

The Atlanta Braves plan to activate outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list on Monday before a series against the Diamondbacks begins. Heyward began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Thus far Heyward has failed to register a hit. On Saturday he was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He will make his final rehab appearance on Sunday.

Cubs-Nationals Preview

After a rough 2 1/2-week stretch, the Washington Nationals have picked up the pace thanks in part to a dominant bullpen. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, can't seem to solve their late-inning woes. The Nationals try to extend their season-high winning streak to five when they open a three-game set against the visiting Cubs on Friday night. After dropping 12 of 18 from April 12...

Denard Span And Ben Revere With The Web Gems Of The Year

Denard Span made a nice running catch last night, and extra points for dirtying up both sides of his jersey too! Still not as good as Ben Revere‘s full extension catch from mid April The post Denard Span And Ben Revere With The Web Gems Of The Year appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Braves Leave Everything But Heart in San Francisco

Some like to look at these early season match-ups between first place teams as potential playoff clashes later in the year. If that's the case, then the Atlanta Braves had best hope the San Francisco Giants go into a tailspin before October arrives. In losing the four-game series to the defending World Champs, the Braves managed only four runs and 14 hits in the final three games, coming
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