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Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth and Roger Bernadina hit first-inning home runs off Matt Harvey to back Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 12-0 Sunday to stop an 11-game winless streak.
Desmond homered leading off, Werth hit a two-run drive and Bernadina had a solo homer in a five-run first. Washington had gone 0-10-1 since defeating St. Louis 8-4 in March 12.
Bernadina had three hits and four RBIs, Ryan Zimmerman and Danny Espinosa each had three hits and three runs for Washington, which had 17 hits. The first four batters in the Nationals' batting order combined to go 10 for 22.
Strasburg allowed five hits in five innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Jason Bay bruised his right forearm when hit by a Strasburg fastball in the third.
Harvey, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, gave up five runs and seven hits in one inning.
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So...didja hear the one about the mammoth blast Jayson Werth hit Sunday?Well, as it turns out, the Washington Nationals outfielder hit his own truck with the first inning homer off New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvery."It just left a hole in the Earth where my truck used to be," Werth said of the estimated 492-foot moonshot that ricocheted off the front bumper of his pickup...
There's a photo of Jayson Werth's custom 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 as seen in the players lot at Nationals Park at the end of last season (nice rims!). Fortunately for Werth, he can afford to drive a pickup truck (and not that ~$185,000 ride) to Spring Training games. Werth reportedly dented his truck with his own HR ball on Sunday at Space Coast Stadium:
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth hit a prodigious blast during his team’s spring training game Sunday, but there’s a twist that adds more intrigue to the story.
According to a parking lot attendant, bartender, and two people dining at the Tiki bar beyond left field at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fl., the ball sailed over the fence, and carromed off a palm try onto the bumper...
Sure, it's several days old now, but since we breathlessly followed Stephen Strasburg's exploits on the golf course during the offseason, including his near-miss hole-in-one and day at Trump National, we'd be remiss if we didn't post something about Stephen Strasburg's mini golf scorecard (above) which Stras Tweeted a picture of on Saturday. Apparently that...
The Washington Nationals have had their share of significant injuries this spring, most notably the offensive loss of Michael Morse and Adam LaRoche. Both of those players may be ready, but it’s safe to assume that Werth’s offensive numbers may be critical to a successful 2012 season.
The man with the beard struggled in 2011 to start the season, with the weight of a seven...
If you're going to be attending a Washington Nationals baseball game this season and have a hankering for a burger, you might try the new eight-pound burger named after Stephen Strasburg that the team will be selling.
For those wondering what's on the "StrasBurger", here are the facts on it:
Weighing eight pounds total (including toppings), the StrasBurger...
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John Lannan allowed two runs and two hits over five innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday.
Roger Bernadina homered for the second consecutive day for the Nationals, this one a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He also singled in three at-bats. Washington catcher Wilson Ramos and first baseman Chad Tracy both had two hits and an RBI.
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After the Nationals lost 12-3 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Johnson wasn't joking.
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VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- John Lannan allowed two runs and two hits over five innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday.
Roger Bernadina homered for the second consecutive day for the Nationals, this one a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He also singled in three at-bats. Washington catcher Wilson Ramos and first baseman Chad Tracy both had two hits...
Good: Jayson Werth hit a 492-foot blast during a spring training game against the Mets.
Bad: the ball ended up reaching the parking lot and hitting a truck’s back bumper.
Funny: the truck belonged to Werth himself. What are the odds?
What started out as only a rumor turned out to be true that Werth’s prodigious home run off Mets pitcher Matt Harvery struck the bumper of his...
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