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"You can’t explain it. It was an uplifting game last night, and today was a downer." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 6/29/2013)
Mets 5, Nationals 1: Taylor Jordan gets the "2013 Washington Nationals Starter" treatement from his teammates in his Major League debut. Meaning: he did his job, but got no help from his teammates. At least he gets to bring back a box of baseballs: Video of his first Big League K here. Video of his first Big League hit here.
So much for turning points. Back to .500. Maybe they're just a .500 team, and that's OK?
(Screencap via MASN/MLB.TV)
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Video of Ian Desmond's go-ahead double last night
Video: Davey Johnson on Bryce Harper's crash into Dodger Stadium wall
Davey: "It's too early for me to watch the scoreboard."
The Davey Johnson Shave Watch is on...
At this rate, Davey Johnson might never shave again...
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The Washington Nationals have promoted right-hander Taylor Jordan from Double-A Harrisburg and are having him make his big league debut right away.
The 24-year-old Jordan was set to start Saturday in New York against the Mets.
The Nationals selected Jordan's contract and also recalled right-hander Erik Davis from Triple-A Syracuse. First baseman Chris Marrero and outfielder...
Probably going to sleep in my uniform tonight since I am really excited and ready to be back! Little league days! #Nationals #TimeToGo
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 30, 2013
So it seems Bryce Harper is a little excited about returning to the Nats lineup tonight. Wonder if he really wore his uniform to bed?
(Photo of Harper on deck during his final rehab start...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to
progress in his rehab from the knee injury that sent him to the 15-day disabled list. His stint in the minors has gone well so far, and if that continues to be
the case Harper is on track to rejoin the Nationals on Monday, according to
Andrew Simon of MLB.com.
The Nationals have yet to put a firm date on Harper’s...
Former Gold Glove 3B Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, and his partner in crime All Star SS Ian Desmond had a play they’d rather never see again. Watch as a routine grounder to third, gets a boot (Zimmerman) then an errant throw (Desmond) to allow the go ahead run Daniel Murphy to score for the New York Mets (courtesy of MLB.com)
The Nationals never recovered, falling...
Taylor Jordan of the Nationals kept three souvenir baseballs from his first ever start in the big leagues. His first pitch, first strikeout, and first hit. That's a lot of balls, as we know because Keith Hernandez was counting them in a way that told you that he longs for the old days when souvenirs weren't collected like they were baseball cards.
(By the way, nice to...
Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings, Ian Desmond homered off a backup catcher and the Washington Nationals roughed up rookie Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets 13-2 Sunday for a much-needed road-series win.
Adam LaRoche homered and Desmond and Denard Span had RBI doubles in a four-run second to spoil Wheeler's home debut, which became such a laugher that catcher Anthony...
The Washington Nationals exploded for 13 runs on Sunday, eight of which came in the final two innings of the game, in a 13-2 rout of the New York Mets at Citi Field.Washington jumped out to an early lead, plating four runs in the second, highlighted by Adam LaRoche‘s solo homer and a pair of RBI doubles by Ian Desmond and Denard Span. Jayson Werth would add a solo shot of his own...
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied late after a dominant Matt Harvey departed, overtaking the New York Mets 6-4 Friday night.
Harvey struck out 11 and left with a 4-1 lead after seven innings. It was the latest gem for a pitcher who could start the All-Star game on the same Citi Field mound next month.
"That might have been our biggest win of the year right there." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 6/29/2013)
Nationals 6, Mets 4: We'd like to take a moment to thank the Mets bullpen for not being Matt Harvey. Pigs fly, cats and dogs live in harmony, and the 2013 Washington Nationals come from behind to win. Is THIS the turning point?
Dillon Gee beat Washington for the third time this season and the New York Mets scored the go-ahead run when third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Ian Desmond made errors on the same strange play to top the Nationals 5-1 Saturday.
Daniel Murphy delivered three hits and first baseman Josh Satin started a pair of nifty double plays for the Mets. The Nationals fell back to .500...
Handing out labels following the Nats’ middling first half of the 2013 season.
Jordan Zimmermann — Tied for the NL lead with 11 wins and is second in WHIP (0.92). Has given up three or fewer runs in 13 of 16 starts, two or fewer in 14 of 16. He had a monster first half, is what I’m getting at.
Gio Gonzalez – You may not know it, because he only has five wins, but...
Looking to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, Jordan Zimmermann should feel very confident about his chances Monday night.
While trying to extend his dominance at home, the right-hander is facing a slumping offense and an opponent against which he's unbeaten as the Washington Nationals open a four-game series with the sinking Milwaukee Brewers.
This game also...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Two Debuts of Note
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Two Debuts of Note
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is mostly to inform the readership that two pitchers are scheduled to make their major-league debuts today (Saturday) — namely, Washington...
Nationals (40-39) at Mets (32-44)
RHP Taylor Jordan (MLB debut) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.82)
Dillon Gee has posted a 4.82 ERA on his way to a 5-7 record, but he is 5-1 with a 2.70 ERA in eight career starts against Washington. Gee has posted a 2.62 ERA (10 earned runs/34.1 innings) over his last five starts, going 3-1 dating back to May 30.
Eric Young extended...