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Washington Nationals (34-34) @ Philadelphia Phillies (33-37)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - Dan Haren vs. John LannanTuesday - Ross Detwiler vs. Cliff LeeWednesday - Gio Gonzalez vs. KK7:05 start time for all gamesGnats Bats:R - 237 (29th)AVG - .233 (28th)OPS - .666 (27th)The Nationals surprised a lot of people last year when they won the NL East, and because of that were a favorite to repeat in 2013. However, things haven't gone as planned. Washington's offense has been terrible (blame it on Obama, easy scapegoat). Bryce Harper/LF is hurt (get used to it, I see a lot of Chase Utley in him). Jayson Werth/RF is fresh off the DL and so is Ryan Zimmerman/3B. Although, neither of them are hitting like past track record would suggest. The only two really doing well are Ian Desmond/SS (.287/.808) and new second baseman Anthony Rendon (.361/.951 in 17 games). The catching situation is also a mess, nearly as bad as the Phillies.Gnats Arms:ERA - 3.59 (7th)WHIP - 1.23 (7th)Good new...
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So Bryce Harper is still resting, reportedly still has "a little puffiness" in his knee. Meanwhile, here he is with his brother Bryan talking on Helium talking with funny voices in the Hagerstown Suns clubhouse, in a Vine posted by his girlfriend over the weekend: (Vine by @kayvarner, H/T @AllStars_S2) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Related...
A.J. Cole has been quite the interesting prospect for the Washington Nationals since being drafted in the fourth-round (116th overall) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft.Coming out of Oviedo High School (Florida), Cole was heralded as a first round prospect, but a strong commitment to the University of Miami caused many teams to shy away from taking him with their first picks.Washington...
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper was cleared Monday morning to begin strength activities on his injured left knee. Team medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih cleared Harper for activities such as walking and jogging.
As reported by Bill Ladson at MLB.com,
"Harper will be evaluated regularly as the team tries to ramp up his
activity. The swelling in his...
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span's right foot has taken a beating this season. Yesterday, the foot suffered its third injury of the year, as Span fouled a pitch off of it in the sixth inning. While he remained in the game, he was clearly in pain, and he later told reporters -- including Bill Ladson of MLB.com -- that his status going forward is to be determined...
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg returned from the 15-day DL on Sunday to face the Cleveland Indians in his first start since injuring his oblique in a May 31 start against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg worked five innings, surrendering just one run and one hit, along with four strikeouts and four walks. Strasburg was held to just 82 pitches and was pulled after...
Anthony Rendon knows how to take advantage of a second chance.
Rendon hit his first major league home run following Nick Swisher's ninth-inning error to propel the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win over Cleveland on Saturday night.
It's easy to see why Rendon was smiling following the good fortune that literally fell his way after his foul popup landed between Swisher and...
Domonic Brown hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.
"It was good to be out there, number one. It’s kinda been two
weeks so I just wanted to go out there and pound the strike zone as much
as I could. A little hit and miss, kinda to be expected. Can’t really
worry about it too much. I think I threw a lot of good pitches in there
and kept the team in the ballgame." (Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 6...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anthony Rendon hit his first major league home run following Nick Swisher's ninth-inning error to propel the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win over Cleveland on Saturday night.
Two pitches after his foul popup fell between the Indians' first baseman and second baseman Jason Kipnis, Rendon homered into the Nationals' bullpen off Vinnie Pestano (1-2) to...
A home run in the top of the ninth inning kept the Washington Nationals’ (34-35) hopes of staying above .500 alive, but a walk-off single by the Philadelphia Phillies (34-37) in the bottom half thwarted Washington’s plans for victory in their 5-4 loss.
The Nationals were down, 3-4, going into the ninth inning, and their chances of winning looked slim against Philadelphia’s...
Washington Nationals (34-35) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-37)
Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02) vs. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 70, rain
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After a walkoff win by Domonic Brown yesterday, more good news. Carlos Ruiz is back. But more bad news, too. The rain is staying, the game is delayed to start, and the showers will likely...
Ross Detwiler (@PHI, COL)
Detwiler was adequate in his return from an oblique injury last week, going five innings of three-run ball against the Rockies in his first start in nearly a month. Though his 1.42 WHIP is disconcerting, Detwiler's 3.02 ERA, .333 BABIP and 1.8 BB/9 are enough evidence to give the 27-year-old the go-ahead. The Phils are struggling mightily...