Found September 27, 2012 on Mr. Irrelevant:
John Lannan beats Philly, shrinks the Nats’ magic number to four. [WaPo] Jayson Werth exacted revenge on Philly in such sweet fashion. [Nats Journal] Bryce Harper hit his 20th HR. Only second teen to do that. [Nats Enquirer] Nats 3B coach Bo Porter will be Houston’s new manager. [Nats Journal] O’s pound Jays 12-2 to stay 1.5 back from the Yanks. [Camden Chat] The O’s hit seven home runs, tying a franchise record. [Krem's Sports] A fun little thing about Bradley Beal wanting to be Bradley Batman. [TBJ] Maryland’s Alex Len put on weight, seems poised for a breakout. [TWT]

Jayson Werth fake-tosses ball to Phillies fans, gets booed, hits single

“I was so excited for him. With these fans going crazy, booing him, telling him he [stinks] and whatnot, they don’t know what they’re missing. He’s an unbelievable ballplayer. He’s what gets us going.” (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 9/27/2012) "Boooooo!!!!!!!" (Phillies fans, via Citizens Bank Park, 9/26/2012) Quite...

Video: Danny Espinosa makes fantastic over-the-shoulder catch

Plenty of defensive gems by the Nationals last night in Philly, including Ian Desmond's diving stop in the seventh. But the best one of the night is up there: video (via of Danny Espinosa's fantastic over-the-shoulder catch of a John Mayberry shallow fly ball to end the fifth inning. (Screen cap via MASN/ Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow...

Nationals NL East champion shirts for sale around DC

A friend passed along this image from a local Washington DC store, selling Washington Nationals 2012 NL East champions t-shirts. The problem? Washington has only clinched a playoff berth, and not the division crown. The Nationals are four games up on the Braves with eight to play, and unlike in the Reds in NL Central and the Giants in NL West, it's possible for Washington to...

Gio Gonzalez Earns League Leading Win

Washington Nationals new found ace, Gio Gonzalez registered his 21st win in 2012 Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Gonzalez pitched six innings, striking out six batters and allowing three earned runs on the road in last night’s contest. The win gives Gonzalez the most in MLB so far this year, easily making him one of the most surprising pitchers this season. All...

Metro to stay open late for Nats postseason games

An online coupon company based in Washington has agreed to foot the bill for keeping the Metro subway system open late during the Washington Nationals' playoff run. Metro announced Thursday that LivingSocial will put down the $29,500 deposit to keep the trains running for an extra hour. Metro closes at midnight, but postseason games can run later. Last month, some fans were...

Three is the magic number

"Take nothing for granted. I know if we win three more, we're in, we win the pennant. That's all I want everybody in that room to figure on." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 9/28/2012) Nationals 7, Phillies 3: Gio Gonzalez wins #21 despite rough start; Bryce Harper hits HR #21; Mike Morse goes deep twice, the second one was destroyed. Nats...

Nationals 7, Phillies 3

Gio Gonzalez became the first 21-game winner in the majors, Michael Morse hit two homers and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Thursday night to move closer to an NL East title. Bryce Harper also connected for the Nationals, who reduced their magic number to three. They have a four-game lead over Atlanta with six to play. Gonzalez (21-8) settled down after...

Teddy training with the Army for "Teddy in 2012" marketing campaign

So Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Ray Odierno (@GENRayOdierno) Tweeted the photo above today of Teddy running with some Army guys in DC. Judging by a post on DC Sports Bog, Andy Feffer is loading up a new marketing campaign ("Teddy in 2012") for the final home series at Nationals Park to finally allow Teddy to wiin a race in order to make sure there are...

DMV: Morse Goes Full Beast Mode

Your browser does not support iframes. Gio wins 21st and Nats’ magic number drops to three at Philly. [WaPo] Mike Morse hit two homers, including this 451-foot shot. [Nats Enquirer] Previously: Morse Lands on the Moon | Longest HR in Nats Park History Pa. governor Ed Rendell talks some **** about Jayson Werth. [Bog] The Nats will be selling $30 standing room-only playoff tickets...

Is This Cristian Guzman Collage The Most Natinals Memorabilia?

OG Nats blog Capitol Punishment is doing a thing where it names the “most Natinals players.” You know, from the 2006-10 period of Nationals baseball when they were pretty much the laughingstock of Major League Baseball (if not all of sports). Which got me thinking when I saw this Cristian Guzman dirt collage. Is it the most Natinals memorabilia? And, if not, what could possibly...

Thanks, LivingSocial

And so, LivingSocial has stepped up and will foot the $29,000 bill for late night Metro service during the Nationals playoff run, after Ted Lerner, Metro, and DC all balked. Good on ya, LivingSocial. (Photo of Navy Yard station after a Nats game by dbking on flickr.) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Gameday: Nationals (93-61) vs. Phillies (78-76)

Washington Nationals (93-61) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-76) John Lannan (3-0, 4.43) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89) Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 60 Media: Twitter and Facebook We’re down to just eight games left in the season, and only two on the home schedule. If you haven’t been to a game yet, now is the time. Just a wear...

Gameday: Nationals (94-61) vs. Phillies (78-77)

Washington Nationals (94-61) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-77) Gio Gonzalez (20-8, 2.84) vs. Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86) Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 60 Media: Twitter and Facebook Hey look, it’s Gio Gonzalez! The former Phillies farmhand is now a frontrunner to be named NL CY Young winner. He’ll go for his 21st win of the season against...
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