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WATCH: Foul tip gets stuck in Jose Lobaton's mask

Your browser does not support iframes.Washington Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton was in the middle of an unusual situation during Tuesday's game in Milwaukee when a baseball got stuck in his mask on a foul tip.It happened in the second inning as Brewers batter Carlos Gomez tipped a 2-2 pitch straight back into Lobaton's mask - and the ball never landed on the ground. Lobaton...

WATCH: Nats catcher Jose Lobaton catch ball with his mask

The catcher position has to be the most physically demanding position in baseball. The Washington Nationals would agree with that statement due to the numerous injuries at that position over the last few seasons. During the second inning, Carlos Gomez fouled off a pitch by Jordan Zimmermann and instead of going to the backstop, it ended up in Jose Lobaton’s mask. Watch the play...

Video: Ryan Zimmerman hits go-ahead HR in the 16th inning, makes spectacular catch

So Ryan Zimmerman picked a pretty good time to hit his first home run since returning from his DL stint, blasting a 2-run home run in the 16th inning to give the Nats a 4-2 lead in the longest game in Nationals team history. And then there was his amazing catch in the bottom of the inning; fittingly, Zim also caught the final out of the game, Nats win 4-2. Here's Zim's...

Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit chewing tobacco for daughter

Stephen Strasburg may be a part of a generation of baseball players who grew up being warned about the dangers of tobacco of all kinds, especially chewing tobacco, but the Washington Nationals pitcher nevertheless picked up the habit. In light of the tragic, far-too-soon death of Tony Gwynn — his college coach at San Diego […] The post Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit...

Carlos Gomez Somehow Gets Ball Stuck In Jose Lobaton’s Facemask (Video)

In the second inning of Tuesday’s Washington Nationals-Milwaukee Brewers game, Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton held on to a Carlos Gomez foul tip to record the strikeout. Just not how you’d think. In a rather bizarre turn of events, Gomez took a massive hack at a 2-2 offering from pitcher Jordan Zimmerman and managed to get it lodged directly in Lobaton’s facemask. To Lobaton’s...

Stephen Strasburg: "I'm not right mechanically"

(There's Stephen Strasburg reacting to that little 2-out grand slam he gave up to a guy named Scooter in the 2nd inning on Wednesday. Screencap via MASN/MLB.TV) StrasBLERG: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR. "I'm not right mechanically. I think it's causing [hitters] to see the ball a lot better. It happens to everybody. I just have to keep working hard...

Video: Ian Desmond takes issue with Carlos Gomez’s hard slide into Kevin Frandsen, benches clear

Up above, video of the little dustup between the Nats and Brewers on Wednesday after Ian Desmond took issue with a hard slide by Carlos Gomez into Kevin Frandsen in an attempt to break up an inning ending double play. This, of course, after Gomez got plunked with a pitch by Taylor Hill earlier in the inning. Benches cleared, everyone milled around, and after the game, Desmond and...

WATCH: Ryan Zimmerman hits a 2-run homer in the 16th inning

Since coming back from the DL and being placed in left field for the first time in his career, Ryan Zimmerman has struggled a bit at the plate. When he got injured he was batting close to 400 and was on a tear. Zimmerman hadn’t hit a home run since returning, but has at least transitioned pretty well to playing in the outfield. The 16th inning of last nights game against Milwaukee...

In second start back from DL, Gonzalez impressive in 3-0 victory

This season has been trying for Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez. His performance hasn’t been up to his usual standard or ability. He landed on the disabled list for the first time in his seven-year major league career, his inflamed left shoulder betraying him and forcing him to miss a month. Monday was only his second start back from injury, his season in need of mending...

Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Pick Stats Update

Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in three games and is 0 for 4 at the plate.  Reetz is batting .000. P Robbie Dickey (4th round): P Drew Van Orden (5th round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He made one...

Zimmerman's homer leaves Brewers in lurch after 16 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to score Adam LaRoche for the Nationals fourth consecutive win. Tyler Clippard (5-2) pitched a scoreless 15th for the win. Rafael Soriano...

Strasburg to give up chewing tobacco

Stephen Strasburg, like his former college teammate Addison Reed, is giving up smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The Washington Nationals ace, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, told MLB.com he will quit because of his young daughter. "I think it's a disgusting habit, looking back on it," Strasburg said. "I was pretty naive...

Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit chewing tobacco

In the wake of the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg says he plans to quit chewing smokeless tobacco. In an interview with MLB.com, Strasburg said he was “naive” when he started chewing tobacco: “I think it’s a disgusting habit, looking back on it,” Strasburg said. “I was pretty [...]

Nats’ Gio Gonzalez gets a hug from proud pitching coach Steve McCatty

Gio Gonzalez has had an up and down season thus far. Lost mechanics and a stint on the disabled list for inflammation in his left shoulder has clearly made him the most inconsistent of the Nationals stellar pitching rotation. That’s why after working through six scoreless innings against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, [...]

Carlos Gomez slide into second upsets Ian Desmond (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Can a man not even slide into second base hard anymore? Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was upset with Carlos Gomez for a hard slide the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder made into second base during the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game. The Brewers were up 9-2 and […]
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