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Plenty of defensive gems by the Nationals last night in Philly, including Ian Desmond's diving stop in the seventh. But the best one of the night is up there: video (via MLB.com) of Danny Espinosa's fantastic over-the-shoulder catch of a John Mayberry shallow fly ball to end the fifth inning.
(Screen cap via MASN/MLB.com)
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“I was so excited for him. With these fans going crazy, booing him, telling him he [stinks] and whatnot, they don’t know what they’re missing. He’s an unbelievable ballplayer. He’s what gets us going.” (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 9/27/2012)
"Boooooo!!!!!!!" (Phillies fans, via Citizens Bank Park, 9/26/2012)
Washington Nationals new found ace, Gio Gonzalez registered his 21st win in 2012 Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gonzalez pitched six innings, striking out six batters and allowing three earned runs on the road in last night’s contest.
The win gives Gonzalez the most in MLB so far this year, easily making him one of the most surprising pitchers this season.
An online coupon company based in Washington has agreed to foot the bill for keeping the Metro subway system open late during the Washington Nationals' playoff run.
Metro announced Thursday that LivingSocial will put down the $29,500 deposit to keep the trains running for an extra hour. Metro closes at midnight, but postseason games can run later.
Last month, some fans were...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been crowned “The Chosen One” since he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16 year old. His talent has forever been impressive, but his God’s-gift-to-baseball status has rubbed more than one traditional fan the wrong way. His haircut, mustache, and tenacity are unfamiliar to a game so often accused...
"Take nothing for granted. I know if we
win three more, we're in, we win the pennant. That's all I want
everybody in that room to figure on." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 9/28/2012)
Nationals 7, Phillies 3: Gio Gonzalez wins #21 despite rough start; Bryce Harper hits HR #21; Mike Morse goes deep twice, the second one was destroyed. Nats...
"It’s very disappointing and embarrassing. Your club is
in a pennant race, and you have a game like that. It definitely leaves a
bitter taste in your mouth that you did absolutely nothing to give your
team a chance to win." (Edwin Jackson, via Washington Post, 9/29/2012)
Cardinals 12, Nationals 2: On a night when Edwin Jackson got all kinds of...
Our Washington Nationals (formerly your Montreal Expos) (94-61) defeated the Philadelphia Phillie (78-77) 8-4 last night. Rookie phenom Bryce Harper hit his 20th home run and closer Tyler Clippard tried to screw it up...(Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Here, Philadelphia fans boo former Phillie Jayson Werth - because they can. The two teams play again tonight.
It's been more than a week since the story of famed ballhawk Zack Hample getting kicked out of a Washington Nationals game for, alledgedly, selling baseballs hit the internets.And, like everything you read online nowadays, dude's story is not without controversy.Wednesday, after Hample teased that his story was going to be re-posted here at The Hall, I was greeted with this...
Gio Gonzalez became the first 21-game winner in the majors, Michael Morse hit two homers and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Thursday night to move closer to an NL East title.
Bryce Harper also connected for the Nationals, who reduced their magic number to three. They have a four-game lead over Atlanta with six to play.
Gonzalez (21-8) settled down after...
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Gio wins 21st and Nats’ magic number drops to three at Philly. [WaPo]
Mike Morse hit two homers, including this 451-foot shot. [Nats Enquirer]
Previously: Morse Lands on the Moon | Longest HR in Nats Park History
Pa. governor Ed Rendell talks some **** about Jayson Werth. [Bog]
The Nats will be selling $30 standing room-only playoff tickets...
OG Nats blog Capitol Punishment is doing a thing where it names the “most Natinals players.” You know, from the 2006-10 period of Nationals baseball when they were pretty much the laughingstock of Major League Baseball (if not all of sports).
Which got me thinking when I saw this Cristian Guzman dirt collage. Is it the most Natinals memorabilia? And, if not, what could possibly...
And so, LivingSocial has stepped up and will foot the $29,000 bill for late night Metro service during the Nationals playoff run, after Ted Lerner, Metro, and DC all balked.
Good on ya, LivingSocial.
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If this is how the Nationals are going to play in the postseason, then the rest of the National League playoff contenders better watch out. The Phillies fell victim again to the Nats tonight in the final home game of the 2012 season. The Phils may be looking powerful as of late, but they were no match for Morse, Harper, and the rest of the mighty Nats.
Last night, Bryce Harper...
Washington Nationals (94-61) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (78-77)
Gio Gonzalez (20-8, 2.84) vs. Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
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Hey look, it’s Gio Gonzalez! The former Phillies farmhand is now a frontrunner to be named NL CY Young winner. He’ll go for his 21st win of the season against...