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After hitting 21 and 17 home runs, respectively, over the past two seasons, Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa struggled mightily to begin 2013, and currently finds himself in Triple-A Syracuse. However, for the Nationals it actually solves a problem with what to do with their glut of infielders. Ryan Zimmerman has reclaimed his role at third base, while 23-year-old Anthony Rendon has slid over from third to second.
On Wednesday night, Rendon continued to show why he was such a highly touted prospect, turning on a Cliff Lee fastball up in the strike zone and depositing it in the left field stands at Citizens Bank Park. However, for one Phillies fan, Rendon’s great bat speed was his misfortune.
As Rendon’s line-drive homer exited the stadium, a fan tried to make the catch, misjudged the timing and the ball ended up smacking him square in the side of the face. Luckily, according to some Twitter sourcing, the man was promptly attended to, given some ice and was fine by ...
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A home run ball by Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon hit a Philadelphia Phillies fan in the head during the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park.
Rendon hit the line drive solo home run hard and fast to left field, and the Phillies fan had trouble judging the ball as it came at him. No word...
Your browser does not support iframes. The first run scored in the Washington Nationals’ 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday did damage to more than just the Phillies. A fan sitting in left field was actually hit in the head by second baseman Anthony Rendon’s solo home run in the fifth. You can [...]
Strasblurg: 2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 1 HR, 66 pitches. And so, it seems that Stephen Strasburg never recovered from having a Marlins dancer Twerking upside down behind him during his pregame bullpen session tonight in Miami.
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Stephen Strasburg didn't seem...
Up above, Bryce Harper's new GEICO commercial, in which he takes BP and hits baseballs all over D.C.
So his Dad is definitely throwing to him during the Home Run Derby on Monday, correct?
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It wasn't a happy return for former Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth and his Nationals to Philadelphia. The Nationals lost three out of four games in the series to their rivals, and are now six games behind the first place Atlanta Braves in the NL East, and just a game and a half up on the Phillies for third place in the division. After Thursday's 3-1 loss, Werth (who...
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will not pitch in the All-Star Game due to a neck injury.
Zimmermann had an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but manager Davey Johnson does not believe he will need to go on the disabled list.
''I'm really concerned about him,'' Johnson said. ''I know he had some tests done today and...
Jayson Werth had an unfortunate case of misguided frustration following the Nationals loss to the Phillies on Thursday. During a postgame interview a microphone got a bit too close to his glorious facial hair and he let the reporter know how he felt about it and proceeded to end the interview. Hard to blame him.
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We received this message earlier today via the BC tip hotline:
“We have a great video of Gio Gonzalez girlfriend at the Phillies/Nats game last night.”
Um, game on.
One thing led to another and we were looking at Ms.…
David Price expressed frustration today via Twitter that Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, hitherto there seemed to be no rivalry with, was selected to compete in the All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby, rather than Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez. No Pedro Alvarez for #hrderby?? And he’s from NY…Harper is unreal but with 12?! Really?? I love Bryce but Pedro deserves it!...
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Micah Owings asked and was granted his release from the Washington Nationals two weeks ago. Owings has since signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
While with the Nationals, Owings had been playing at Triple-A Syracuse and was hitting .265/.305/.480 with eight home runs and a 71/10 K/BB ratio through 57 games.
Owings did not...
We've seen several great fan catches at ballparks all across Major League Baseball this year, but, by and large, there's a reason that the fans are the fans and the players are the players.
For evidence of this, I point you to the Washington Nationals' 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Nats rookie Anthony Rendon stepped to...
The Washington Nationals lost a tough game to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, allowing their division rivals to take three out of four games against them and tighten the gap between second and third place in the NL East. Jayson Werth seemed like he was in no mood to answer questions after the game, [...]
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Brian Bocock from the Washington Nationals. Bocock is the player to be named later from the Brian Jeroloman trade earlier this year.
Ivan De Jesus has also been placed on the temporary inactive list (bereavement) and Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.
Bocock is an organizational guy. He has had 44 at-bats in...
Both teams were playing like they didn’t much care for winning. But in a game full of bloopers on Thursday night, the Washington Nationals (47-45) ultimately fell victim to the Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), losing the game and the series 3-1.
The Nationals didn’t take advantage of their many potential paths to victory – failing to capitalize on four Phillies errors or...
Talk about a pitcher's duel early. Between Gio Gonzalez and Cliff Lee, the pitching was stellar though the first four innings. Gonzalez and Lee went pretty much hit-for-hit while giving up no runs. Lee, who experienced some tough luck last season, definitely has his good stuff, and Gio has been on fire for the last month or so, which created a real pitcher's duel through...