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Despite whispers that Teddy might finally win one at the 2012 home opener: just another day at Nationals Park, and another loss by Teddy Roosevelt in the Presidents race. Up above, video of Teddy losing down the stretch, yet again. Boos rained down. Via the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore, unabashed Teddy supporter Jayson Werth commented on Teddy's loss after the game:
"What’s the poor guy got to do to get a win? A great American president. Just a great American, period." (Jayson Werth, via @AdamKilgoreWP, 4/12/2012)
Overheard at Nationals Park after the race was over: "Losing just isn't funny anymore."
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At long last, coming in at a whopping eight pounds and 8,000-10,000 calories, the StrasBurger made its auspicious debut at Nationals Park, but buying one will set you back a bit.
Nationals 2, Reds 1. Friday the 13th: Jayson's Return. Jayson Werth wins it with 13th inning walk-off single (video).
Another day, another extra innings walkoff win for the Nats...
Another great start for Jordan Zimmermann, another day of no run support. Meanwhile, Craig Stammen is 2-0.
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Jon Popper of Blues Traveler isn't dead yet?!?? Who knew?
Turns out Jayson Werth did something baseball fans see once every half-century or so.
According to the Nationals, Werth's bases-loaded single to lead Washington past Cincinnati 2-1 made him the first big leaguer since 1963 to deliver a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th.
The last time there was a 13-13 just like that, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco...
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen underwent surgery to remove a small bone fragment from his right elbow.
Storen's agent told the Washington Post that the operation, considered a minor procedure, was a complete success.
"Drew will be able to make a full recovery and return in plenty of time to make a meaningful contribution in 2012,” agent Brodie Van Wagenen said...
The Washington Nationals picked up a walk-off win off a wild pitch in the tenth inning Thursday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. It was a win that was nearly blown by former Phillies closer Brad Lidge, who coughed up a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning, sending the game to extra innings when the Nationals failed to score a run with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the...
Nationals cleanup hitter Michael Morse will be shut down for about six weeks after aggravating the injured back muscle that already landed the left fielder on the disabled list.
Washington general manager Mike Rizzo says Thursday that surgery is not an option and Morse just will need to rest before resuming rehabilitation. Rizzo won't say how long he expects it to take before...
April 11, 2011: Stephen Strasburg pitched six shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out nine and going over 100 pitches for the first time in his career in the Washington Nationals 4-0 win over the New York Mets. At one point in the game, he retired 12 of 13 hitters, with seven strikeouts.
Line: 6 IP | 2 H | 0 ER | 3 BB | 9 K; W (1-0) | QS
Washington Nationals left fielder Michael Morse will be sidelined for six weeks after aggravating his back.
Morse, who is already on the disabled list, is not in need of surgery. Rest, according to general manager Mike Rizzo, is the primary medicine.
Last season, Morse led the Nationals with a .303 batting average and 31 home runs.
Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits in six scoreless innings as the visiting Washington Nationals handed the New York Mets their second straight defeat 4-0.
Strasburg (1-0), making his second start of the season and seventh since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2010, struck out nine and walked three while surpassing 100 pitches for the first time in his career.
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On his way to Seattle earlier this week, Mike Cameron decided he wanted to retire as a member of the Mariners.
Cameron made that decision official Friday before throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners' home opener.
It's a largely ceremonial move. Cameron was signed for the 2012 season by Washington, but informed the Nationals shortly before spring training that he...
Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, helping the Nationals extend their best start since moving to Washington with a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
The Nationals improved to 5-2, good for first place in the NL East and treating an announced sellout crowd of 40,907 to a win w in the home opener for the first...
I hate guys that are injured before the season even starts. I should’ve emphasized that more in the preseason. I should’ve followed my gut on that with Stanton too. At least Stanton can play through the nagging pain (hopefully), on the other hand, Mike Morse is shut down for 6 weeks and he has a history of injuries. (Can you tell I’m still reeling a bit on the Stanton...
Excitements abounds as the Mets take on the Nationals in the rubber game of a three game series today at 1:10 PM at Citi Field. Johan Santana returns to the mound after pitching five shutout innings in his first start of the seasons. Opposing him will be Nationals superstar-in-the making Stephen Strasburg, who, despite missing all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery...
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Stephen Strasburg – RHP – Nationals
Last Start: On Opening Day in Chicago, Strasburg threw seven dominating innings against the Cubs, striking out five. He averaged 95.32 mph with his...