Found August 26, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
Hey! Thats the rail Adam LaRoche's deep fly ball bounced off of in the 7th! Both LaRoche & Werth assumed a home run. Not so fast, according to CBP ground rules. No good, says Davey Johnson: "You take nothing for granted. This is a game you never take anything for granted. My two veteran players took it for granted that ball was out. And I asked LaRoche, I said 'Rochie, what were you thinking?' He says 'Well, I was going for three.' I said 'Well, you weren't going very fast.' But you know, that's kind of a mental mistake, because you can always review it. You never put yourself in a position with the ball still on the field, and two veteran players messed that up...You just can't do that...that's a losing attitude." (Davey Johnson, via MASN, 8/26/2012) Phillies 4, Nationals 1: Nats get bells rung, swept out of Philly. Four losses in a row, but don't go reaching for the panic button (yet) (gulp!) Nothin...

Werth makes accidental barehanded catch

Jayson Werth made a fairly impressive barehanded catch of a fly ball he lost in the sun in the third inning on Sunday. There it is in GIF form above (via @dhm, h/t @JWerthsBeard). And here's the video, via Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Davey Johnson to Nats GM Mike Rizzo: ‘You come down and manage the team’

During the seventh inning of a 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Sunday, Washington’s Adam LaRoche hit a ball to right field that looked like it had a chance to leave the ballpark.  Jayson Werth, who was standing on second base, thought it was a homer so he began jogging to third. LaRoche thought the same and was also jogging around the bases. The ball remained in play and as a result...

Adam LaRoche Missed an HR by this | Much Yesterday, got Thrown out Instead

Washington Nationals 1st baseman Adam LaRoche hit a ball as far to right in Citizens Bank Park as is humanly possible. For his efforts? He broke into a trot and was thrown out after rounding 2nd.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Davey Johnson gets into heated argument with GM Mike Rizzo

Davey Johnson yells at GM Mike Rizzo during a heated discussion that took place after the Nationals fourth consecutive loss The Washington Nationals have been the leagues doormat for quite some time. Despite being on a 4-game losing streak, the Nationals still have baseball’s best record. This however, could not prevent a shouting match between Davey Johnson and general manager...

Time to Boycott in Washington?

I knew the Nationals had talent. I knew they’d be good. I didn’t they would be this good, this fast. They’re the best team in baseball. Their record proves it. They have the most wins in the majors, 72 to be exact. They have the best pitching staff in the majors. They hold a league low 3.27 ERA. They have the most quality starts (75), and are tied with the Rays with the lowest...

Jayson Werth Has Unintentional, Yet Great, Bare-Handed Catch

via MLB.comThe Nats took on the Phillies on Sunday and outfielder Jayson Werth had the highlight of the game by making a simple miscalculation. Werth was charging a lazy pop fly and mistimed his gloves connection with the ball. Fortunately his instincts were sharp enough that his right hand was able to snag the ball before it hit the ground. Pretty great stuff. Your browser does...

Jayson Werth makes (accidental) barehanded catch

A fundamental that should be learned early on in a baseball player’s career is to use two hands to catch a fly ball.  If I had to guess, I’d bet you see Major Leaguers catch fly balls with two hands 5% of the time, if not less.  Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals attempted to catch Chase Utley’s fly ball Sunday with two hands and he ended up needing both of them. Utley...

Nats' offense flounders without Morse, Desmond

Injuries helped the Washington Nationals' offense run into trouble this weekend in Philadelphia as the Phillies swept a three-game series. SS Ian Desmond (hamstring) and LF Michael Morse (hand) are hoping to return for the first game of the Miami series in Florida on Tuesday, but they weren't available for the Phillies. The loss of both hurt the Washington lineup, and...

GIFcap: Jayson Werth Catches Fly Ball With Bare Hand, Announcer Says Dumb Thing

My favorite part of this is the announcer, who said: “That’s exactly why you use two hands as an outfielder. Ball comes out of your glove, you bare hand it, still get the out.“ Yeah … I’m pretty sure not every outfielder is thinking about bare-handing a sky high fly ball when they use two

Enough! Stephen Strasburg’s Status Not as Critical to Nationals’ Postseason Chances As It Is Being Portrayed

Enough about Stephen Strasburg already! Just when there seemed to be a lull in the seemingly endless Stephen Strasburg innings-limit saga, the Washington Post had the audacity to reopen the Pandora’s box of media driven debate about whether or not the Nationals will actually go through with their plan to shut Strasburg down prior to the post-season. Stephen Strasburg’s Current...

When's the last time you saw an outfielder make a bare handed catch?

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth did it yesterday. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Putting A Rough Weekend In Perspective

For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...

Nationals-Marlins Preview

The possibly imminent shutdown of Stephen Strasburg is one of the popular topics in Washington these days, but it won't come soon enough for the Miami Marlins. The Nationals' young right-hander has thrown 27 consecutive scoreless innings against the Marlins, and he'll try to help Washington end a four-game slide in the opener of a two-game set in Miami on Tuesday night...

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 33

We powered through to post this week's podcast on short rest with some sore vocal cords, so it's a quicker listen than most of our podcasts lately. We talk about the Washington Nationals rough weekend, the clubhouse fight between Davey Johnson and GM Mike Rizzo, and injuries to Ian Desmond and Michael Morse. We even hit on the Los Angeles Dodgers' blockbuster trade...

Gameday: Nationals (77-48) at Phillies (59-67)

Washington Nationals (77-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (59-67) Gio Gonzalez (16-6, 3.23) vs. Roy Halladay (7-7, 3.95) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 80 Media: Twitter and Facebook If the Phillies can’t make the playoffs, they’re going to have to play spoiler to the teams that can.  Even though the Nationals practically have a postseason spot...
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