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(Rick Ankiel crashes into the wall making a catch in the 8th. Screengrab via MASN/TV.)
Nationals 2, Marlins 0: Rick Ankiel did everything but pitch (3-3, solo HR, RBI, 2 runs, laser cannon arm, glove, baserunning), and the Nats just keep rolling along.
Ross Detwiler took care of the starting pitching part (6 outstanding IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K), Clipp-n-MPHRod made it interesting late, held on.
Ank the Tank! Ank the Tank!
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(Ian Desmond delivers. Video via AllStarsPlus.)
Nationals 3, Marlins 2: Mr. Vertigo Brad Lidge blows Stephen Strasburg's win in the 9th - but Davey's sticking with him; Ian Desmond comes through with walk-off sac fly in the 10th.
Meanwhile...No need to worry about Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder, right? *GULP*
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The Washington Nationals are off to their best start in 31 years, thanks in large part to stunning success from their rotation. Giving the ball to Stephen Strasburg appears to be a good way to keep that prosperity going. Strasburg looks to win his third straight start as the Nationals try for another victory against the visiting Miami Marlins on Saturday. Washington (11-4)...
Behind the arm of Ross Detwiler and the bat of Rick Ankiel, the Washington Nationals gutted out a 2-0 victory last night over the Miami Marlins. The victory helped the club improve to 11-4 to stay 1.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East.
Detwiler earned his second win on the season with a stellar six inning, three hit performance in which he allowed...
People are constantly asking Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo about Stephen Strasburg's innings limit this season his his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Most recently, Rizzo told Casey Stern and former Nats GM Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio's Inside Pitch that, there will be a time where they shut down Strasburg, but "I can't put a concrete number" on...
It’s our legal obligation to report on any Rick Ankiel related stories we come across on this site.
By now you’ve seen the highlights of what he did earlier in the week. Dude has an absolute Howitzer attached to his arm. LINK HERE
But you might not be aware that he was the subject of a story recently on the NPR show ‘This American Life’. We’ve embedded the story below...
Edwin Jackson's home debut for the Washington Nationals was about as good as it gets. His follow-up started nearly as bad as possible.
The right-hander gave up five runs on six hits - three of them triples - to the Houston Astros in the opening inning. Reliever Tom Gorzelanny gave up another five runs in the sixth and the Astros cruised to a 11-4 win Thursday night.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is a late scratch against the Miami Marlins because of mild right shoulder inflammation.
Zimmerman had been listed as the starter Saturday when lineups were posted before the game. But when the players took the field, Mark DeRosa was at third base.
The team said there was no structural damage and listed Zimmerman as day-to-day....
Despite a blown two-run lead in the top of the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals were able to hold on to rally in the bottom of the 10th to earn their 12th win of the season.
Wilson Ramos and Ian Desmond were the hero's in extra innings for the Nats. Ramos started things off with a leadoff single. An error on a potential double play ball allowed...
This GIF has been made already, but this one isn’t annoyingly watermarked and it doesn’t cut off the before and after. So there’s that
Umpire Greg Gibson took a 101 MPH fastball to the groin from Nationals fire baller Stephen Strasburg yesterday. Strasburg had thrown the pitch to Miami Marlin Greg Dobbs that deflected off catcher...
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Ian Desmond hit a home run and had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win against the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Wilson Ramos singled to lead off the 10th inning, took third on a throwing error and scored on Desmond's fly as the Nationals improved to 12-4, continuing their best start since moving to Washington from Montreal...
Future hall of fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez is set to announce his retirement, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. The announcement will take place with the Texas Rangers on Monday, which is the team he started his illustrious career with.
Rodriguez had a down year last season posting only a .218 avg in 124 plate appearances for the Nationals.
In 21 seasons which included...
While in New York City this weekend, I and some friends got to visit the MLB Fan Cave at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Walking in the Fan Cave was pretty cool, and it was quite the decorative decor. We got to see the participants of this year's edition; however, we didn't get to interact with them at all, as they seemed to be on...