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PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman singled in two of Washington's five runs in the fifth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Saturday night, stretching their season-best winning streak to eight games.
Jason Werth and Michael Morse each had an RBI double in Washington's big inning, which was aided by two Arizona errors and a wild pitch from Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (12-8).
Aaron Hill homered and Justin Upton doubled twice for the Diamondbacks, losers of the first two of the series and six of eight overall.
Edwin Jackson (7-7) got the win despite giving up five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Tyler Clippard threw a perfect ninth for his 24th save in 28 tries.
The Nationals, with a major league-best 71-43 record, stayed 4 1-2 games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Arizona dropped five games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.
Miley went 4 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since June 30, and gave up six runs...
BEST OF MAXIM
(Up above, the lunging catch in the second that didn't help Strasburg's stiff back feel any better. Screen cap via MASN/MLB.com)
And so, with another stellar Stephen Strasburg start in the books, and 6 more innings checked off in Mike Rizzo's innings count ledger (133.1 for the season), we have officially entered the "savor every start" portion of Stephen...
Another game, another monster home run in a dome by Mike Morse. Last night, it was a 430+ foot bomb at Minute Maid Park. Tonight, that's what, a 425 foot opposite field bomb up there to that concourse? We're just disappointed Morse didn't plop that one into the pool.
More importantly: Morse has a 1 game hitting streak. Thanks Cole Hamels, you a-hole.
The most controversial subject involving the Washington Nationals was addressed again on Friday. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Nats would shut down Stephen Strasburg when he gets to 180 innings. But GM Mike Rizzo, when talking to the media before the series opener with the Diamondbacks, said there is no official limit the team has decided on. Rizzo told The Washington Post...
PHOENIX -- Patrick Corbin's remarkable ascent up the Diamondbacks' organizational depth chart reached yet another high point Sunday when the rookie left-hander flat out dominated the best team in baseball.
Few, if any, could have predicted before the season began that Corbin would for any stretch be the D-backs' best starter, but the 23-year has been exactly so since...
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Josh Collmenter on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with ulcers.
Collmenter started the season in the rotation but demoted to the bullpen after four rocky starts. He returned to the rotation to make five starts and has posted a 3-1 record and a 2.41 ERA in his last 18 appearances. Collmenter is 3-3 overall with a 4.24 ERA in 22 games...
PHOENIX -- Their Gerardo Parra bobblehead dolls safely stashed away, some in the Chase Field crowd seemed dismayed when Chris Young was called on to pinch-hit for Parra on Saturday night. They might not have liked it, but they could have seen it coming.
Do not get manager Kirk Gibson started on the "p" word. He does not buy into platoons. But it is as good as any way to...
As left-hander Patrick Corbin showed again Sunday, and as cliched as it might be, the third time really
can be the charm. Corbin commanded all three pitches in a 7-4 victory over Washington as the Diamondbacks salvaged the
final game of a three-game series at Chase Field. It was his third straight quality start since rejoining
the rotation on Aug. 1, when he was promoted...
Washington Nationals' prized pitcher Stephen Strasburg won't pitch more than 180 innings this season, general manager Mike Rizzo told YahooSports.com. "We feel that we do know this is going to work," Rizzo told Yahoo's Jeff Passan. "We've done research. We feel like there's evidence. We're not saying we're smarter than anyone else. But...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks returned from a 17-homer road trip to one of most hitter friendly parks in the National League, but neither could offset the effortless 97 mph fastball of Stephen Strasburg.
The Nationals are committed to limiting Strasburgs innings this season after he underwent Tommy John surgery a year ago, a position they have held since February, although it has...
Stephen Strasburg allowed one hit over six innings and Ryan Zimmerman homered to help the Washington Nationals rout the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.
Michael Morse homered, Steve Lombardozzi had a career-high four hits and scored three runs and Bryce Harper added two sacrifice flies for the Nationals, who remained 4 1-2 games ahead...
BASEBALL HEADLINES FROM NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE NATIONWASHINGTON NATIONALS OWNERSHIP DECIDES TO SHUT DOWN GM MIKE RIZZO FOR THE YEAR“We Feel Mike Has Pitched a Large Number of Deals for the Nationals in 2012 and We Need to Insure He Will be Rested and Ready for the 2013 Season,” Stated Nats Chief Operating Officer Andrew Feffer.SF GIANTS NOW CLAIM TERRITORIAL RIGHTS EXTEND INTO...
News came out yesterday that the Sox re-signed Scott Podsednik -- sent to Arizona in the Craig Breslow deal, but immediately released -- for the remainder of the season. The perplexing move was seemingly injury insurance, but now Dan Roche says the Sox are assigning Podsednik to the big club and sending down Ryan Kalish.
I'm inclined to say this move is insane, but the motivation...
Not only do the Washington Nationals (69-43) comfortably posses the best record in baseball, they also have the best road record of MLB teams (37-21), which they will try to add on to this weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks (57-55).
In the past, the Nationals and the Diamondbacks have been pretty evenly matched, splitting their wins in contests between the two teams just about...