Posted April 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
On his way to Seattle earlier this week, Mike Cameron decided he wanted to retire as a member of the Mariners. Cameron made that decision official Friday before throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners' home opener. It's a largely ceremonial move. Cameron was signed for the 2012 season by Washington, but informed the Nationals shortly before spring training that he planned to retire. The Mariners said they had Cameron sign a one-day employment agreement that had no effect on his playing status. Cameron says he felt most at home playing in Seattle from 2000-03, of any of his stops. Cameron also played for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati, the New York Mets, San Diego, Milwaukee, Boston and Florida.

StrasBurger debuts in D.C., costs $59

At long last, coming in at a whopping eight pounds and 8,000-10,000 calories, the StrasBurger made its auspicious debut at Nationals Park, but buying one will set you back a bit.

Teddy lost again. Jayson Werth wasn't happy about it.

Despite whispers that Teddy might finally win one at the 2012 home opener: just another day at Nationals Park, and another loss by Teddy Roosevelt in the Presidents race. Up above, video of Teddy losing down the stretch, yet again. Boos rained down. Via the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore, unabashed Teddy supporter Jayson Werth commented on Teddy's loss after the game: ...

Fan tries to put eyedrops in wearing sunglasses

Jon Popper of Blues Traveler isn't dead yet?!?? Who knew?

Walk-off Werth!

Nationals 2, Reds 1. Friday the 13th: Jayson's Return. Jayson Werth wins it with 13th inning walk-off single (video). Another day, another extra innings walkoff win for the Nats... Another great start for Jordan Zimmermann, another day of no run support. Meanwhile, Craig Stammen is 2-0. Nady Gaga? Luck be a Nady? Xavier Nady solo shot in the 8th ties it (video). ...

Werth's game-ending RBI in 13th on Fri. 13th rare

Turns out Jayson Werth did something baseball fans see once every half-century or so. According to the Nationals, Werth's bases-loaded single to lead Washington past Cincinnati 2-1 made him the first big leaguer since 1963 to deliver a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th. The last time there was a 13-13 just like that, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco...

Nationals win streak hits five behind Jackson's complete game

Edwin Jackson threw a complete game two-hitter as host Washington improved to 7-2 with a 4-1 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday.Jackson (1-0) retired 22 of his last 23 batters and threw just 92 pitches to lead Washington to its fifth straight win.Tied at one in the bottom of the third, Washington took the lead on Adam LaRoche’s two-run double off Homer Bailey (0-2), who gave...

Around the NL East: Ian Desmond seems light on Natitude

The Washington Nationals picked up a walk-off win off a wild pitch in the tenth inning Thursday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. It was a win that was nearly blown by former Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who coughed up a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning, sending the game to extra innings when the Nationals failed to score a run with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the...

Nats cleanup hitter Morse out for 6 weeks

Nationals cleanup hitter Michael Morse will be shut down for about six weeks after aggravating the injured back muscle that already landed the left fielder on the disabled list. Washington general manager Mike Rizzo says Thursday that surgery is not an option and Morse just will need to rest before resuming rehabilitation. Rizzo won't say how long he expects it to take before...

Line of the Day: Stephen Strasburg

April 11, 2011: Stephen Strasburg pitched six shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out nine and going over 100 pitches for the first time in his career in the Washington Nationals 4-0 win over the New York Mets. At one point in the game, he retired 12 of 13 hitters, with seven strikeouts. Line: 6 IP | 2 H | 0 ER | 3 BB | 9 K; W (1-0) | QS My fantasy...

Nats Earn Sweep With Help Of Edwin Jackson's 92 Pitch Masterpiece

The Washington Nationals have had just one day off this season, and they wont have another one until April 23. That's a tough stretch to start a campaign. To make matters worse, the team had to take the Cincinnati Reds to extra innings in two consecutive nights leading into today's game in order to claim the victory. To say the least, the Nats needed a big effort from Edwin...

Nationals OF Morse out six weeks with back injury

Washington Nationals left fielder Michael Morse will be sidelined for six weeks after aggravating his back. Morse, who is already on the disabled list, is not in need of surgery. Rest, according to general manager Mike Rizzo, is the primary medicine. Last season, Morse led the Nationals with a .303 batting average and 31 home runs.

Reds lose third straight game to Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Edwin Jackson threw a two-hitter for his fifth career complete game and Adam LaRoche added to his unusually strong start with a tiebreaking two-run double Saturday, helping the Washington Nationals win their fifth game in a row, 4-1 over the Cincinnati Reds. Other than a rocky second inning, Jackson (1-0) was as efficient and effective as can be, striking out...

Nationals 3, Reds 2(10)

Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, helping the Nationals extend their best start since moving to Washington with a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The Nationals improved to 5-2, good for first place in the NL East and treating an announced sellout crowd of 40,907 to a win w in the home opener for the first...

Drafters Feeling Plenty Re: Morse

I hate guys that are injured before the season even starts.  I should’ve emphasized that more in the preseason.  I should’ve followed my gut on that with Stanton too.  At least Stanton can play through the nagging pain (hopefully), on the other hand, Mike Morse is shut down for 6 weeks and he has a history of injuries.  (Can you tell I’m still reeling a bit on the Stanton...

Nationals 4, Reds 1

Edwin Jackson threw a two-hitter for his fifth career complete game and Adam LaRoche added to his unusually strong start with a tiebreaking two-run double Saturday, helping the Washington Nationals win their fifth game in a row, 4-1 over the Cincinnati Reds. Other than a rocky second inning, Jackson (1-0) was as efficient and effective as can be, striking out nine. He retired 16...
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