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"It’s the same thing that kind of got us last year, and why we didn’t maybe move on. Because we couldn’t close games out both pitching and defense-wise. We need to get better at that and learn from our mistakes." (Ryan Zimmerman, via Washington Times, 4/13/2013)
Braves 6, Nationals 4: Bullpen blows late lead, Zim's poor throw did 'em in (video here).
Fair or not, from now until they win something the Game 5 ghosts will come out to haunt Nationals Park each and every time the bullpen implodes.
At least this time Davey didn't throw his closer under the bus:
"We’re just not locating the ball. We’re all over the place. I’ve got to take responsibility. Probably overusing them or
something. ...Det’s pitched two great ballgames and come out with
nothing. I feel real bad about that." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 4/13/2013)
Good news: 152 games left. Go get 'em today...
(Screencap via MASN/TV)
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Up above, Bryce Harper's new 34/BH logo, which he Tweeted a picture of Friday afternoon. Apparently this is how all of Harper's new Under Armour cleats, gear, etc. will be branded; here's a pic of the cleats, also Tweeted by Harper on Friday:
(Photos by @Bharper3407)
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Don't know what it is, but there's something so awesome about Gio Gonzalez setting foot on the hallowed ground of RFK Stadium on Saturday night for the first time for DC United-NY Red Bulls. Even better he seems so excited about it. Photo above via Gio on Instagram, with caption via Gio of "I love this crowd #crunked".
Here's to hoping Gio's ready to go...
In terms of athletes associated with the Under Armour brand, the first name that comes to mind is Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
Back on Friday, Bryce posted the below photo on his Twitter account of the brand new "Bryce Harper" logo that UA produced for his brand:
That's one sexy logo.....
We'd be remiss if we didn't say *something* about Ryan Zimmerman playing in game #1000 for the Nationals tonight. Through all the ups and downs (and for a while, mostly downs) Zim has been there. And what better way to mark 1,000 games than with a picture of Zim's babyfaced 2005 Topps Rookie Card. Congrats, Zim. Here's to 1000 more.
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In what manager Davey Johnson described as “heartbreaking”, Washington Nationals 25 year old catcher Wilson Ramos will be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks with a pulled left hamstring. The injury occurred not from some awkward attempt to spring out of his crouch to throw, but in trying to beat out an infield hit in the eighth inning of Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Atlanta...
Everyone deserves a second chance, and that’s exactly what the Washington Nationals gave Wizards guard John Wall on Thursday night.
In 2011, Wall threw out one of the worst ceremonial first pitches of all time. This time, Wall got a shot at redemption.
After Wall was reminded of his failure by the Nationals’ mascot, the Wizards point guard took the hill and lofted a pitch that...
Two years ago, John Wall threw an epically horrible first pitch at the Washington Nationals game. Let’s just say it didn’t exactly cross the plate. Thursday, he got the chance to redeem himself from what had to be one of the worst first pitches of all time. This time, the Wizards point guard went in with a plan, intending to “just lob it” this time. It worked much, much better.
The Washington Nationals completed the sweep of our beloved White Sox Thursday night when they defeated the Pale Hose 7-4. The Sox are now 4-5 as they head back to American League play where they'll face the Indians and Blue Jays in two more road series.
AXELROD’S ROUGH OUTING
It wasn’t a good start for Dylan Axelrod, and in all honesty, he’s lucky it...
The Nationals successfully swept the White Sox with a 7-4 win in the final game of the series, and they remained an undefeated 6-0 at home on the season. It's another key win as the Nationals prepare to host their main rival, the Atlanta Braves, this weekend.
Dan Haren had a chance at redemption on Thursday after having a disastrous Nationals opener in Cincinnati in what...
The Washington Nationals were just swept for the first time this season. Facing a Miami Marlins team they nearly shut out three times to open the season could help the Nationals get back on track.
The NL East foes open a three-game series in Miami on Monday night.
After scoring 20 runs in three wins over the Chicago White Sox, Washington plated five total runs - one in the last...
Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double after Bryce Harper was intentionally walked in the fourth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on a windy Thursday night to cap a three-game sweep.
Dan Haren (1-1) got the win despite allowing 10 hits in five innings.
With the score tied at 3 in the fourth, Haren helped himself by doubling off Dylan Axelrod...
"We just got waffled today." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Times, 4/14/2013)
Braves 9, Nationals 0: Swept, crunked, waffled, etc. At least Gio had fun at the DC United game Saturday night.
Woof! Woof! A start worthy of the Pups in the Park promo: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 98 pitches, 58 strikes. Where's Hollywood when we need her?