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As bad as things have gone in 2013, might as well revisit the good old days: via Washington Business Journal, the Nats suing insurance company over Smiley Gonzalez' signing bonus
Amazingly, Carlos David Alvarez Lugo is still hiding out in the Nats minor league system. He's, like, 40 now or something.
Revisit just a few Nats Enquirer posts on the subject from 2009:
Jim Bows Out (March 1, 2009)
So, what becomes of Carlos Daniel Alvarez Lugo? (February 26, 2009)
Jose Rijo doesn't want to be a distraction (February 25, 2009)
Carlos Alvarez Daniel Lugo is Jose Rijo's father (February 19, 2009)
HEADS MUST ROLL (February 18, 2009)
(Photo of Carlos Alvarez/Smiley Gonzalez via Nats320 back in 2009)
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So Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez exchanged words in the dugout after the first inning Tuesday night. Above:Â the GIF via "Giants Gamer Babe" and the world. Steve McCatty and Rick Schu broke it up. Among the theories: Werth was mad because Gio failed to cover first on a potential double play grounder by Buster Posey in the first; Gio was mad at Werth for his own defensive...
Up above, video of Gio Gonzalez and Davey Johnson discussing the Gio-Werth dugout argument from last night.
"It stays between me and Werth." (Gio Gonzalez)
"Jayson, sometimes...can get a little vocal. ...He thought Gio
was a little late covering first. ...And he was. But he falls towards
third. And with a bad back and falling toward third, he couldnâ€...
A tense moment occured in the Washington Nationals dugout in the first inning of Tuesday night's game a verbal confrontation broke out between pitcher Gio Gonzalez and outfielder Jayson Werth.
Werth said something to Gonzalez as Werth walked by him on the way to the locker room. Gonzalez clearly didn't like it and tried to chase down Werth, but was held back by a...
Top Performance Last Night: Gio Gonzalez Readies A Pitch In The 5th Inning Of His CG In Houston
Baseball is known, and has been for a very long time, to be Americaâ€™s pastime. Itâ€™s the sport of our country: a hot dog, cold beer, and peanuts on a Sunday afternoon at the park. It symbolizes freedom, unity, and everything American.
That all changed when greed started to sneak its...
It has not been a great season for the Washington Nationals or ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg.Â However, on Sunday, against the Philadelphia Phillies, Strasburg and the Nationals looked like the best team in baseball. Strasburg turned in one of the most dominant performances of his young career going the distance in his 68th start for his first complete game. He needed just 99 pitches...
Stephen Strasburg struggled during pregame warmups and tweaked his groin in the second inning. Yet after nine innings, he was still on the mound for the first time in the majors.
Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep...
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos aggravated the
hamstring injury that has sidelined him for a pair of extended stretches
already this season, forcing the backstop to exit last nightâ€™s contest against
the San Francisco Giants, according to Tom Schad of MLB.com.
Ramos suffered the injury in the fourth inning, as he
attempted to beat out a ground ball that ricocheted...
Not even the intensity and drive of Bryce Harper can hold off the flu. Â The All-Star outfielder was unavailable for last night's game against the San Francisco Giants because he came down with the flu during the team's off day.
James Wagner of the Washington Post says Davey Johnson's decision not to play Harper was relatively easy. Â He says Harper slept all day...
Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 in the first complete game of his career, Jayson Werth had his second straight three-hit game and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Strasburg (6-9) dominated the reeling Phillies for his first win since July 7 against San Diego. The Nationals...
The Potomac Nationals shut out the Carolina Mudcats with a 2-0 win at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium Monday night. Left fielder Bryson Mylesâ€™ hitting streak was snapped with an 0-4 showing. His 23-game streak was a franchise record.
Blake Schwartz (10-4) earned the win for the Nationals. He pitched seven innings with four hits and one strikeout. Nick Pasquale (4-7) took the loss...
If you blinked, you probably missed the slightest of smiles that flickered across Stephen Strasburgâ€™s face as he stepped off the mound after the Washington Nationalsâ€™ (57-60) 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (52-65).
Strasburg had just closed the book on the first complete-game shutout of his career, and true to form, he hardly showed any emotion as 32 thousand...
The Pirates have agreed to terms with catcher Kelly Shoppach (SHAW-pick) on a minor league deal. Shoppach has been assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Two darlings of the 2012 season will face off at Nationals Park this week, but both the Washington Nationals (57-60) and the San Francisco Giants (52-65) find themselves in drastically different positions than they were last year, when the Nats swept the Giants in Washington.
The 2012 World Series champions are in last place in the NL West, and are 15.5 games behind the...
It was a soggy victory, but the Washington Nationalsâ€™ 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants was a victory nonetheless, giving them a modest four-game winning streak for just the third time this season.
The Nationals sandwiched nine innings of baseball around a 77-minute rain delay, and kept their offense humming dimly throughout, even after most of the crowd had been...
Gio Gonzalez and Madison Bumgarner pitched to a virtual stalemate the first time they opposed each other this year.
With the San Francisco Giants continuing to struggle offensively, more pressure could be on Bumgarner the second time around.
The two left-handers match up again as the Giants visit the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Both pitchers were impressive in Washington...