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The Outside Corner:
Washington Nationals first round pick Lucas Giolito, who signed right at the deadline last Friday, is apparently friends with Samuel L Jackson, the veteran actor from many fantastic movies (including Pulp Fiction, a cult favorite and one of my favorite movies ever, and the three Star Wars prequels). After Giolito signed, Jackson tweeted out the following.
Shout out to @LGio27! The real FASTBALLAFAHKKHA!!!!!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) July 15, 2012
Seeing that would be awesome for anyone, especially an 18 year-old that just became a millionaire. Then, in an interview at Nationals Park yesterday, Giolito dropped this bombshell.
My dad has played golf with him a bunch of times, he is actually friends with Sam. I was able to meet him and talk to him a couple of years ago," Giolito said. "I have actually got a couple of presents from him. I got a signed Mace Windu light saber from him, the purple one. Those are the kinds of things I hang up...
BEST OF MAXIM
(You wouldn't know if he won or lost from watching a Jordan Zimmermann postgame interview. Screencap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 4, Mets 3: Ho-hum. Just another series win for the Nats. 17 wins over .500.
Ho-hum; just another quality start for Jordan Zimmermann. His line: IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 95 pitches, 68 strikes. Hey, he got the W for this one!
Now that we've made it past the All-Star break, Ryan Zimmerman is due for another cortisone cocktail, according to the Washington Post. The shot in his shoulder will reduce inflammation in his AC joint, and prevent him from feeling pain when he hits. Zimmerman said that the ability he regained after receiving the shot made him “happier,” and it has been making Nationals fans...
The Nationals do not intend to allow right-hander Stephen Strasburg reach his innings limit without an alternate plan.
The team is exploring trades for starting pitchers, including Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, according to major-league sources.
In addition, the Nationals are looking for an everyday catcher, with the Rockies' Ramon Hernandez among their potential targets...
Above: Mike Morse dumps a (smallish) bucket of ice water on Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman after Zim scored the game winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th.
Nationals 5, Mets 4: Amazin' Nats tie it in the 9th, win it in the 10th on a Pedro Beato wild pitch. Chalk up another walk-off for Ryan Zimmerman.
Poor Ross Detwiler deserved the W, but Tyler Clippard blew it...
As one of the most underrated starters in baseball, Jordan Zimmermann had a typical Jordan Zimmermann outing on Wednesday as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-3 and win the series.
Zimmermann lasted six innings, surrendering just four hits and striking out four. He didn’t give up any runs or walks. It’s ben remarkable to watch how good JZimm has been, and it...
The Washington Nationals were defeated by the New York Mets 9-5 this afternoon so the guys have the evening to themselves. Washington relief pitchers Drew Storen (who made his season debut today) and Tyler Clippard are planning to see the highly anticipated movie The Dark Knight Rises, like just about everyone else [...]
Big Stretch Upcoming For Nats
Last night’s thrilling win against the Mets in extra innings could act as a spring board to propel the Nationals on a hot streak as they prepare to host all four of their NL East opponents over the next two plus weeks in what could be the most important stretch of the regular season.
(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Between today and August 5th...
Brian Goodwin, OF, Washington Nationals
Current Level: A
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 5th
Current Value: Value Up
The 34th overall pick of the 2011 draft, Goodwin signed for $3 million out of a Miami junior college. He’ll turn 22 in late 2012 so it’s a little surprising that he’s still in low-A ball after 57 games. The speedy outfielder is hitting .322 and has 43 walks compared...
ZNN is brilliant yet again as Nats take series from Mets. [WaPo]
Drew Storen is coming back today, it appears. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth begins rehab at Potomac tomorrow. [Nats Journal]
Bonus baby Alex Meyer also called up to Potomac. [Nats Journal]
Davey Johnson’s bench has performed at a star level. [Tom Boswell]
O’s beat Twins 2-1 behind Tommy Hunter, Adam Jones. [O'...
WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the Washington Nationals survived two ninth-inning home runs for a 4-3 win over the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday night. Jordan Zimmermann stymied the Mets with six shutout innings and three relievers danced around trouble over the final three frames to preserve second consecutive...
By Ben Standig WASHINGTON – What's the difference between urgency, pressing and panic? That's something outfielder Jason Bay pondered in the Mets clubhouse following New York's latest loss. Unless they snap out of their current slump, the Mets could experience all three soon enough. Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the...