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Sunday was Star Wars Day in Miami. In the photo above, Ryan Zimmerman mingles with Stormtroopers before the game. Darth Vader threw out the first pitch. (Photo courtesy of @heatherdownen) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Gio Gonzalez's mom bought 600 tickets for tonight's Nats-Marlins game in Miami?

According to MASN's FP Santangelo, Gio Gonzalez's mom purchased 600 tickets for friends and family for Gio's start tonight in Miami. 600 tickets? (Above, the unofficial mayor of Miami, Gio Gonzalez, greets nearly every man, woman, and child in the seats on his way in from the bullpen before the game. Screencap via MASN/TV. ) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook...

Bernadina dives to take away extra bases

Stephen Strasburg earned his tenth win of the season today against the Miami Marlins, fueled by by excellent defense by center fielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina, starting in center field while Bryce Harper played in right, made an excellent diving stop on a line drive hit off the bat of Marlin catcher John Buck. The play kept a run from scoring from second base and kept the shutout...

Nationals exploring pitching options

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...

Marlins set to battle All-Star Strasburg

While Stephen Strasburg's inning limit has become a widespread topic of debate, the Washington Nationals still appear ready to shut him down before season's end. For now, they'd surely love to see the 23-year-old phenom put his recent struggles behind him. Strasburg takes the mound looking to snap a career-worst three-start losing streak as the visiting Nationals continue...

Washington Nationals Top Pitching Prospects | Touch’em All 2012

Welcome to another addition of Touch’em All.  We are going to take a quick look at some of the top pitching performances to date in the Washington Nationals organization.  We will also look at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Welcome back, Chief!

And so, the greatest closer in the brief history of the Washington Nationals has returned: Chad Cordero is back in the DMV for the first time since 2008. The Chief is participating in Bethesda Big Train’s Celebrity Baseball camp, which started yesterday and continues through Friday at Cabin John Park in Bethesda. There he is above at camp yesterday, in a photo via @AllStars_S2...

Q&A: Bo Porter, Future Big-League Manager

Bo Porter is in his second season as the Washington Nationals third base coach. It might be his last. The 40-year-old has already been considered for a couple big-league managerial positions, and that opportunity is likely to come again this winter. Highly regarded for his leadership skills, Porter has a degree in communications studies from the University of Iowa, where he was All...

John Smoltz suggests faking an injury to ensure Stephen Strasburg pitches later in the season

      The good news is the Washington Nationals are 51-35 and hold a three game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. They lead the majors in team ERA (3.14), are fifth in strikeouts (723), and have allowed the fewest hits per nine innings (7.7). Since moving to the nation’s capital [...]

Late rally silenced, Marlins shut out by Nats

MIAMI (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings and drove in a run for the Washington Nationals in a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Strasburg (10-4) allowed six hits and struck out seven. Steve Lombardozzi, Michael Morse, and Danny Espinosa also drove in a run for the Nationals. The Marlins were 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position as they were shut...

Two Transactions That Never Happened And How They Helped The Nationals

In 2010, Zack Greinke was on the trading block for the Kansas City Royals, the year after he won the American League Cy Young. The Washington Nationals, looking to build their rotation around a recently-injured Stephen Strasburg, went after Greinke. Before the 2012 season, the Nats were looking to do the same thing, build around Strasburg, when they pursued free agent Mark Buehrle...

Mets-Nationals Preview

While he hasn't garnered as much attention as his two All-Star rotation mates, Jordan Zimmermann is quietly enjoying a superb campaign. With Zimmermann seeking a career-best fourth consecutive winning decision, the NL-leading Washington Nationals try to build on their thrilling series-opening victory Wednesday night in the second of three against the slumping New York Mets....

Mr. Walkoff Wild Pitch!

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...
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