Found May 15, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
(Sean Burnett cleans up H-Rod's mess in the 9th, turns 1-2-3 double play to end the game. Screengrabs via MLB.TV/MASN) "I still haven’t lost confidence in Henry, but probably was asking a lot with that was his third day in a row going and he threw a lot of pitches in Cincinnati. So I’ll probably give him off tomorrow regardless. But I still have a lot of confidence in him. I went up to him after the game, I said, 'Henry, you’re my man. I’ve still got a lot of confidence in you.'" (Davey Johnson, via Washington Times, 5/15/2012) Nationals 8, Padres 5: Sean Burnett bails out Davey Johnson's closer, Nats. Bad Henry showed up at Nationals Park. Davey finally pulls the plug on his man with the bases loaded and one out. Bryce Harper hits first HR, takes curtain call. Welcome to the big leagues, Sandy Leon. Rookie catcher suffers high ankle sprain in collision at the plate in first game, heads to DL; joins 2012 Washington Nationals I...

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Nationals RHP Wang says he's willing to relieve

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Report: Ramos to miss rest of season

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Washington Promotes Defensive Whiz Sandy Leon

With the loss of yet another baseball player to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) comes a fresh opportunity for a young, inexperienced prospect. The Washington Nationals organization has replaced starting catcher Wilson Ramos with part-timer Jesus Flores and called up rookie Sandy Leon to serve as the new backup. Leon is known as a glove-first catcher but his bat began to...

Sacrifice a chicken? Nationals injuries mounting

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Bryce Harper May Have Aggravated Teammate Mark DeRosa's Oblique Injury With Forceful High-Five

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Umpires at Nationals game not ready after rain delay ends (Video)

Tuesday's Washington Nationals game against the San Diego Padres was set to resume in the top of the first inning after a brief 8-minute rain delay, and everyone was ready to go...except the umpires. Your browser does not support iframes. Home plate umpire Brian Gorman was ready to call balls and strikes, but had to call time as Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was getting...

So a horse and a giraffe go to a Washington Nationals game… (photos)

While the title above sounds more like a lame opening to a silly joke, it was actually literally the case during the Cincinnati Reds-Washington Nationals game on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. Well, the two aforementioned creatures weren’t technically a horse and giraffe but instead were two fans wearing horse and giraffe heads, which begs [...]


"I can’t really tell you what the problem was, but some Hot Stuff got misplaced. It was on his shoulder and evidently – I don’t know how it got to where it got, but it was uncomfortable, to say the least." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 5/15/2012) "Yeah you know, gonna keep that in the clubhouse, so..." (Stephen Strasburg, when asked about...

Harper hits first major league HR

Bryce Harper is as sentimental about his first big league homer as he is about the rest of the many milestones in his baseball career. The ball's headed for a cardboard box. The 19-year-old rookie became the youngest major leaguer to homer since 1998 with a solo shot in the third inning of the Washington Nationals' 8-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night....

Padres 6, Nationals 1

Stephen Strasburg left after only four innings Tuesday, matching the second-shortest appearance of his 25-start career, and San Diego's Will Venable had four hits, while John Baker delivered three hits and three RBIs, leading the Padres to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. Anthony Bass (2-4) - making his 10th start in the majors - tied his longest outing by going...

Bryce Harper hits first Major League home run, takes curtain call

Above: Bryce Harper takes a well deserved curtain call after his first Major League HR, a bomb to CF in the 3rd inning at Nationals Park tonight. Video here. Congrats kid. Here's to many, many more of those to come... More screengrabs, via Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.  

Banged Up at 22-14, Where Do The Nats Go From Here?

There is no denying that the Washington Nationals are off to their best start since 2005 when they were 18-17 through their first 35 games. Coming into Tuesday’s action the 2012 Washington Nationals have a record of 22-14 through 35 games. The big question is, where do the Nationals go from here? First before figuring out where they go it is important to understand how the Nationals...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals – Game 37

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Padres-Nationals Preview

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