Found June 10, 2012 on Off Base Percentage:
At Offbase, we've had plenty of fun with Jim Riggleman in the past. Once, I even yelled out my patented 'Stinkelman!' at a Nationals-Braves game.Anyway, I sit down for an evening of Double-A baseball in Birmingham Saturday and who is managing the visiting Pensacola Blue Wahoos? Mr. Riggleman, of course."Jim! Can I get a picture? more?" was probably the strangest thing said at Regions Field Saturday. But when you have a baseball blog focused on the terrible/hilarious, and Jim Riggleman is 10 feet away coaching third base for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET THE STORY.Sasquatch RigglemanBorn: June 9, 2012190 pounds, seven ounces Looks like: not sure yet This is just our first sighting of Jim Riggleman this season, but if you spot him at some point, take a photograph and send it to either or[Please indicate the location of your Riggleman sighting, and anything you may have shou...

Gio Gonzalez needs a ‘sexy’ date for Nationals’ gala

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez needs a date to his team’s gala on Saturday, and he’s turning to Twitter for candidates. Hey I need a date for the gala on Saturday night, an sexy single ladies interested….. — Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47) June 11, 2012 Gio has a pretty simple checklist going: sexy, single, and 21-or-over. That’s not too much to ask for, is it? This has...

Washington OF Harper returns to starting lineup

Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper returned to the lineup Monday night, one day after he didn't start because of a sore back. The 19-year-old Harper came on as a pinch hitter and scored the decisive run as the Nationals beat Boston 4-3 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. After drawing a walk, Harper scored from first base on a ninth-inning double by Roger Bernadina...

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez takes to Twitter to find a date for the team’s 2012 Dream Gala

Even the rich and (semi) famous have trouble getting dates from time to time, but I don’t think propositioning your 30,000 plus Twitter followers is the best way of remedying the situation.  Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez thinks otherwise, which is why he took to the social media site to find some single and attractive female to accompany him to the team’s 2012 Dream Gala,...


(Edwin Jackson seen here shaking his head 'no' to Davey Johnson as he walked off the mound at the end of the 8th inning. Screencap via MASN/TV.) "Edwin Jackson pitched one heck of a ball game...he was shaking his head at me. I thought that meant he was done after eight, I had my bullpen ready. He came in and said no, I want to go, I want to finish this...

Nationals Are Young, But That Doesn't Mean They Can't Play October Baseball

They haven't been in the postseason since 1981 (as the Montreal Expos) when they lost to the Dodgers in the NLCS. But looking at the way they have been playing thus far, the Washington Nationals could be serious contenders for a return to October baseball. At first pitch on Saturday, the first place Nationals -- as surprising as it may be -- had the second best record in the...

Nationals Sweep Sox as Sox fall below .500 again

Nationals Sweep Sox as Sox Fall below .500 again Monday June 11, 2012- I’m sure I’m like most New England Sport fans this weekend all hyped up on the Celtic’s game 7 on Saturday Night and unfortunately they lost. The Sox however didn’t give much excitement to “us” fans this weekend. The Sox only scored 9 runs and accumulated 25 k’s and were embarrassed at home. The...

Stephen Strasburg Gets his 8th Win

Recently on June 8th, Stephen Strasburg got his 8th win of the season.  Personally he is the best overall young pitcher in the MLB. Pitching at only 23 years old, we havent seen a pitcher like this since Felix Hernandez and I belive Strasburg could be even better. Strasburg has 3 true pitches, a zooming fastball, a nasty 12-6 curve, and a un-hittable changeup. He changes speeds...

When Bryce Harper scored from first...

No better way to cap off the weekend in Boston than Bryce Harper scoring from first in the ninth inning on Sunday on a Roger Bernadina double to score the game winning run. Here's the video: Your browser does not support iframes. Meanwhile, in case you're wondering how Harper spent his first game *not* starting since his callup six weeks ago? "Just blowing...

Nationals Sweep Red Sox And Show Baseball They’re The Real Deal

The Washington Nationals entered Boston on Friday without a single win at Fenway Park in their franchise’s history, including their time in Montreal. After three games in America’s oldest ballpark, the 2012 Nats made a huge change to that information. The Nats swept the Red Sox in a three-game series, moving them to 12-games above .500 on the season. Coming to you from the...

Red Sox Need to Find Ways to Have Quality At-Bats Against Quality Pitching (Video)

It's no secret that the Washington Nationals have great pitching. And the last two days, the Red Sox have had to go up against not only the Nats' top two hurlers, but two of the top young pitchers in the game. The Sox had never seen Stephen Strasburg before Friday, but they have had a chance to look at Gio Gonzalez while he was with Oakland, so the team clearly needs to find...

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 22

In this week's episode, we talk about the Washington Nationals' sweep of the Boston Red Sox and their pending series against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Rogers Centre. We talk about Adam LaRoche as a trade chip and the possibility of the Nationals wearing Montreal Expos jerseys against the Jays. That and more in this episode of Nats Talk On The Go.

Game 59: Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Nationals

Time: 4:05 p.m. TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI Red Sox (29-29) Nava LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez RF Ortiz DH Youkilis 1B Middlebrooks 3B Aviles SS McDonald CF Shoppach C Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (no stats) Nationals (33-23) Lombardozzi LF Harper RF Zimmerman 3B LaRoche 1B Morse DH Desmond SS Espinosa 2B Ankiel CF Flores C Pitching: LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-2, 2.31)

Game 60: Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Nationals

Time: 1:35 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI Red Sox (29-30) Nava LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Sweeney RF Podsednik CF Punto SS Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.64), Nationals (34-23) Espinosa 2B Nady RF Zimmerman 3B Morse DH LaRoche 1B Desmond SS Moore LF Flores C Bernadina CF Pitching: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.82)
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