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Nationals’ fans are understandably disappointed in Dan Haren’s poor performance last night. In his first start in a Washington uniform, the 32-year-old gave up four home runs, and six earned runs total over the course of four innings, earning the loss in what was ultimately a 15-0 blowout.
It’ safe to say Nats fans were hoping for more, to say the least. Haren was brought in to replace Edwin Jackson in the rotation, and was touted a former All-Star prepared to return to form after a 2012 season filled with nagging injuries. It’s easy for Washington Nationals fans to panic, but its important to remember that Haren had longer-than-usual rest prior to the start, and also, he was pitching against a really good team.
For what its worth, you may remember that Gio Gonzalez had a terrible Nationals debut last season as well. In his first start, he gave up seven hits and four earned runs in just 3.2 innings to the lowly Chicago Cubs. It may sound crazy to read now, but after that start there were dissenting Nats fans who touted the trade to acquire him as a mistake.
Let’s give this one some time.
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So Bryce Harper had a fairly nasty collision with Marlins catcher Rob Brantly in the first inning on Thursday in the process of scoring on a double by Ryan Zimmerman (video here). Screen cap of the aftermath above, via MASN. It sort of looked like Brantly threw an elbow to Harper's chin:
Anyway, a day after Gio Gonzalez delivered an early candidate for quote of the...
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In the top of the seventh inning of the Nationals-Reds game, Washington right fielder Jayson Werth hit a solo homer off of Sam LeCure, his second of the season. That's not the real story of this play. The homer, hit to right center field at the Great American Ballpark, was caught by a fan using his left hand, while cradling his child in his right arm. We've seen this happen...
Dan Haren's terrible first start with the Washington Nationals calls into question his offseason signing.The post Haren’s First Start a Major Concern for the Nationals appeared first on Nationals Outsider.
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A fan made an impressive catch of Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth's home run during the seventh inning of Saturday's game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, as the fan caught it barehanded with his left hand while carrying his young son in his right hand.
Very impressive. The Reds might want to sign this guy...
While Bryce Harper is tearing up the MLB, his older brother Bryan and his unbelievable mustache are dominating at life.
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Mike Costanzo was living the dream when the Phillies took him in the second round of the 2005 Draft. Things didn't work out for him in the Phillies organization, but he did reach the majors last season with Cincinnati and he's still fighting his way back for a return visit.
The Washington Nationals had a rough series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night losing 15-0, which was the worst loss in team history since 2005. The Nats looked to come in to recover from that beating on Saturday afternoon behind Ross Detwiler, and they did just that, even if it did come off the rails a bit in the late innings.
Speaking of Detwiler, he had quite...
by: Dan Howard
YEEEEAAAAHHH BABY!!! Dat’s what I’m talkin’ bout! Dat’s what “swag” looks like! In case you don’t know that’s what’s called takin’ a team to the woodshed, also known as a butt whuppin’. The Nationals are heading to their team hotel with some Big Red welts on their backsides! Hey all you so called experts, those stone tablets...
The Washington Nationals rolled into Cincinnati on Friday as the last undefeated team in the majors. By late Friday night, they could no longer make that claim.
The Reds absolutely crushed the visiting Nats in every facet of the game at Great American Ball Park. The final score read 15-0 before the proverbial massacre finally ceased.
Here is a recap of some the notable highlights...