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Jordan Zimmermann became the National League's first eight-game winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.
Zimmermann (8-2) allowed two runs and six hits with no walks over seven innings -- actually raising his ERA to 1.71 -- on an unseasonably chilly and windy night in the nation's capital. There was at least a bit of heat from the Nationals' bats, which have been going through such a cold spell that manager Davey Johnson said before the game he wouldn't shave again until his lineup started hitting.
As it turned out, the Nationals scored their most runs in a week, and they got four or more in the same inning for the first time almost a month. Steve Lombardozzi, playing second while Danny Espinosa recovers from a broken wrist, had three hits, including a two-out, two-run double that capped the rally in the four-run fifth.
Phillies starter Kyle Kend...
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Up above, video of Tyler Moore colliding with Phillies catcher Eric Kratz at the plate in the fourth inning last night. Still amazed Kratz held on to the ball. Tie game at the time, should Trent Jewett have sent Moore?
"I know Trent was a little upset he sent him on that play, but I didn’t
blame him at all. We haven’t scored many runs, and
shoot, it could’ve...
Move over, Hollywood. Gio Gonzalez got a new dog. Meet "Stitch".
There they are above, via a photo posted by Gio on Instagram Thursday night ("Me and the fat guy #stitch.") Heres to hoping Gio doesn't get rug burn on his forehead this time.
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Gio Gonzalez in Steve McCatty Playgirl...
Well, this is something that I never thought I would be writing about: Photographic evidence that your coach posed for Playgirl in the 80’s. Nationals Steve McCatty’s 1984 Playgirl photograph was unearthed. So what do you do when you find out that your pitching coach was in Playgirl? MAKE T-SHIRTS WITH THE PHOTO ON IT. And this is just what the Nationals did. Gio Gonzalez modeled...
Sure many women flock to Bryce Harper as the heartthrob of the Washington Nationals, but it’s actually their pitching coach, Steve McCatty who sends all the ladies into a tizzy. All the female fervor over McCatty reached it’s hunky pinnacle in 1984 when he was featured in a Playgirl pictorial. Next stop Beefcake City.
This tantalizing photo has all of the early 80′s sexuality...
Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa has a broken bone in his right wrist and will rest a few days to see if it improves.
Manager Davey Johnson said Friday that Espinosa has been playing with discomfort since getting hit by a pitch April 14 against the Atlanta Braves. Espinosa also has a bone chip in the wrist, but the main concern is a small fracture that needs time...
For the Washington
Nationals, the revolving door to the injury front keeps turning. Here
is the latest news according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson.
Ryan Mattheus, broken
Reliever Ryan Mattheus broke his right hand on May 19 as he
left the game against the San Diego Padres. He did not injure it on the field,
but rather, as a result of an ill-advised punching of...
The Washington Nationals like a number of other teams that were expected to accomplish big things this season, have struggled so far. The Nationals 24-23 record is respectable, but they’re second-worst hitting team in the major leagues sporting a woeful .225 average.
Well, according a story via Yahoo! Sports, Nationals manager Davey Johnson, is trying everything he can to get...
Even when I’m not trying to pay attention to Bryce Harper, he finds a way to capture my focus. Last night, I was seeing off a friend on the east side of Portland, and if I’d been thinking about any sport, it was hockey, since these are the days of the NHL playoffs. A TV was being projected onto one of the walls of the bar, and at first it was showing a minor-league hockey game...
The Washington Nationals have begun selling cupcakes featuring the beard of outfielder Jayson Werth, because why not?
Welcome to Dumpster Diving, where we search for deep league pick-ups among the picked over. In this space we’ll highlight some of the good and bad lurking on the waiver wire in those deep mixed leagues (14+ teams) and NL/AL-only leagues. Today, let’s take it around the horn for some recommended additions across the diamond.Note: Ownership percentages are Yahoo, ESPNCatcherRussell...
Davey Johnson says he's giving up his razor until the Washington Nationals find their bats.
The manager apologized for his scraggly appearance before Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, but he said it had a purpose.
''If my facial hair looks bad,'' he said, ''I decided I wouldn't shave until we started hitting.''
And so, since Davey Johnson told reporters Friday afternoon that he wouldn't shave until the Nats start hitting, we figured we might as well start a "Davey Johnson Shave Watch" as a public service until Davey finally shaves.
"I figured [the face] couldn't get any uglier, so what the heck. Hopefully, I can shave soon." (Davey Johnson, via Nationals...
Philadelphia Phillies (23-24) @ Washington Nationals (24-23)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 7:05 - KK vs. Jordan ZimmermannSaturday, 7:15 - Petite Bone vs. Dan HarenSunday, 1:35 - C'mon Hamels vs. Stephen StrasburgGnats Bats:R - 159 (28th)AVG - .225 (29th)OPS - .653 (29th)For as much flack as the Phils get for their offense, the Nationals is actually worse. Bryce Harper/RF, Ryan...
Philadelphia Phillies (23-24) at Washington Nationals (24-23)
Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82) v. Jordan Zimmerman (7-2, 1.62)
TIME: 7:05, Nationals Park
Weather: 50′s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are in Washington tonight for the start of a three game series with the Nationals. They will look to be reach the .500 mark for the first time since...