Found September 30, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: MASN/The Score/MLB)) Michael Morse of the Washington Nationals thought he hit a grand slam the other night against the St. Louis Cardinals. So did his manager Davey Johnson... But it took video review for it to actually get figured out that Kyle Lohse served the ball up in that manner... Instead of being out, or having fellow runners out for passing each other in the confusion... the umps thought of something completely different... We'll let Bob Carpenter tell you what happened next... Your browser does not support iframes. How cool was that...??? Just like when we all grew older... An imaginary swing for a real home run... The HQ will take that trade...

Morse mimes grand slam after call is changed

And so here's the video of Michael Morse's magical first inning grand slam(s) Saturday night, both during his the same AB, one without his bat. Amazing. Here's a GIF of the invisible bat swing. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Gio Gonzalez called Mark Lerner "the pimp with the limp", dumped a beer on Ted Lerner's head

If you didn't love Gio Gonzalez BEFORE last night, then how about his post game interview with MASN's Kristina Akra, in which he hugged Mark Lerner (who was in a walking boot) and yelled into the camera: "The pimp with the limp right here! The pimp with the limp! And he came out! And he came out! That's the love right there...Oh my God. I can't hug him too...

Adam LaRoche either has a short memory, or hates Pittsburgh

The Washington Nationals clinched the NL East division title in backdoor fashion tonight after the Braves lost 2-1 to the Pirates. Despite Washington's 2-0 loss to the Phillies, they mathematically clinched the division, and celebrated like crazy despite getting shut down by Kyle Kendrick. But I digress. After the game, when speaking to the media, Washington first baseman Adam...

Nationals' magic number at 1 after edging Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Morse circled the bases for a grand slam after taking an imaginary swing, and the Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning. The Nationals were forced to wait at least another day when second-place Atlanta won. St. Louis' magic...

Thoughts From Nationals Players On Winning 2012 NL East Title

  The Washington Nationals are 2012 Nationals League East Division Champions. I know I wrote that earlier, but it doesn’t ever get old to hear, does it? For years, I’ve watched teams walk away with the division crown, not quite knowing what it was like. But now, I understand what it was about. It was unbridled joy from the players, the staff, and yes, even some media...

The Grinch Who Stole Clinchmas

"I don't try to put my best foot forward when we're down."(Davey Johnson, via MASN/postgame comments, 9/30/2012) Cardinals 10, Nationals 4: No clinch today. Captain Hook didn't have a quick enough hook for an awful Ross Detwiler, handed the game to Chien Ming Wang. Det N' Wang combined line: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 2 HR, 2 wild pitches...

Nats clinch division despite loss

Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper's burst of energy and Adam LaRoche's slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East. Despite being beaten 2-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night, the Nationals earned...

Nationals lose game, but clinch division title

WASHINGTON - The Nationals came up with an interesting way to win their first-ever division title. It wound up having nothing to do with their play on the field -- but they'll take it. Darin Ruf's two-run triple in the second inning held up, and Kyle Kendrick earned his career-high 11th win as the Phillies blanked the Nationals 2-0 Monday night. But it wasn't a...


"Kind of embarrassing, when everyone in the stadium is clapping against you when you're at home." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 9/28/2010) "That's just the way it is. The Philly fans are die-hard. They came down here. That's how it always is. Hopefully it changes over the next couple years." (John Lannan, via Nats Insider, 9...

Zimmerman, Nationals win NL East championship

As the Washington Nationals' first draft pick back in June 2005, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was there almost from the start, through the various last-place finishes and the consecutive 100-loss seasons. He stuck around, signing a couple of long-term contracts, always convinced he would be a part of a winner one day. That day finally arrived Monday night, when the Nationals...

My nephew’s Nats are heading to the postseason (he better appreciate it)

Playoff pride This Nats flag was billowing in the wind outside my sister’s place in D.C. a few weeks ago when my wife and I visited her in D.C. Playoff pride. It’s a wonderful thing. Last night, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East making it that much more official…and real. It all got me to thinking. My toddler nephew needs to appreciate this. Drink it in, Jack-man...

Phillies-Nationals Preview

If all went right for the Washington Nationals, they could have celebrated an NL East title in Philadelphia last week. Now, with their magic number still at one, the Nationals will get a chance to close out the East with the Phillies in town. Washington goes for its first division title - and the franchise's first in 31 years - on Monday night in the opener of a season-ending...

The Washington Nationals Clinch National League East With Braves Loss to Pittsburgh Pirates

The Nationals are National League Champions, despite the Nationals still playing.
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