Found September 18, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Not only did the Washington Nationals make symbolic gestures of support and unity as the team returned to the field on Tuesday, the team announced it will go above and beyond in an attempt to raise money for those affected by the mass shooting at the nearby Navy Yard on Monday. Before the first game […]The post Washington Nationals to auction off game-worn, patriotic jerseys appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Washington Nationals Channel Their Inner ’86Amazins’

Through the legs, 6-5, and Davey Johnson. The Washington Nationals are trailing the Atlanta Braves 5-3 in the bottom of the 9th in game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.  A Wilson Ramos infield single surrounded by 2 walks, and followed by a Chad Tracy groundout that scored Adam LaRoche, gave the Nationalsthe tying run on 3rd and the winning run on 2nd.  In the midst of...

Nats wore Navy hats to honor Navy Yard victims

The Nationals wore Navy caps before the start of the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves to honor the victims of Monday's horrific Navy Yard shooting. More here via DC Sports Bog. Be sure to wear your blue and gold to the game today! #NAVY — Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 17, 2013 (Photo via @BHarper3407...

Harper becomes 2nd in history with two 20-HR seasons before age 21

Young Nationals star Bryce Harper just keeps making age-related history. Thursday night he hit a three-run homer in the first inning. It was his 20th of the season. He's only 20 years old. He hit 22 homers last season. If you can read headlines you already know this but we'll reiterate: Harper is just the second player in baseball history with a pair of 20-homer seasons...

Video: Nationals hold moment of silence prior to Tuesday's game

Your browser does not support iframes. As mentioned earlier, the Washington Nationals wore Navy ball caps to honor the twelve victims who tragically died in the shootings at Navy Yard on Monday. Before the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon — a make-up game for […]The post Washington Nationals hold moment of...

Strasburg start pushed back by Nationals

Last year, Stephen Strasburg was shut down by the Nationals during the stretch run and postseason because of an innings limit. The hard-throwing right-hander might not be able to help Washington's playoff push this season, too. Strasburg couldn't shake forearm tightness while trying to get loose for his start Thursday and, after the Nationals' 5-2 loss to the Atlanta...

Uh-oh. Stephen Strasburg scratched because of a forearm issue

It looks like Stephen Strasburg will be shutting it down early for the second year in a row. Last season, the Washington Nationals cut Strasburg’s season short with an innings limit, in hopes of reducing his risk for future arm…Read more →

Nationals honor Navy before game

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff greeted players in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game, handing out blue and gold Navy caps. Manager Davey Johnson and his players held those caps from Adm. James Winnefeld over their hearts during a pregame moment of silence, disturbed only by the sound of a helicopter hovering nearby. Baseball was played in the nation...

Video: Nats win on walk off error

Most exciting play in baseball? Gotta be the walk of E-6. Up above, video of Denard Span's walk off E-6 to beat the Braves in Game 1 of today's doubleheader. Still 4.5 games (and 4 in the loss column) behind the Reds with 12 to play. (Screencap via video) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Related articles Watch all 21 hits of...

Keith Olbermann rips the Nationals, MLB, over Navy hats

Up above, video of Keith Olbermann ripping the Nationals and MLB on his show on ESPN2 last night for not doing more to honor victims of Monday's Navy Yard tragedy. Olbermann's big problem is with the Navy hats Nats players wore before and after both games of Tuesday's doubleheader -- believes they should have been worn during both games: "Navy hats: fine while...

Braves blow lead to Nationals in ninth, lose 6-5

WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Andrelton Simmons allowed Denard Span's grounder to bounce through his legs for a game-ending, two-run error, lifting the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday in the makeup on a series opener postponed by a shooting rampage a day earlier at the nearby Navy Yard. Pinch-hitter Chad Tracy had an RBI grounder against Craig Kimbrell in...

Washington Nationals Players Wear Navy Caps To Honor Victims Of The Navy Yard Shooting

The Washington Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves was canceled yesterday due to the senseless shooting at the Navy Yard that took the lives of 12 innocent people. The Nationals play only a few blocks from the Navy Yard and decided to show support by wearing Navy caps during warm-ups in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. It’s such a minor thing to do, but it really...

Nationals sweep doubleheader

Tanner Roark threw seven shutout innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, ensuring the Braves leave Washington without the NL East title. Roark (7-0) allowed just two hits, struck out six and retired the final 13 batters he faced. Ryan Zimmerman hit a home run, Ian Desmond hit an RBI double and Adam LaRoche hit...

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Roark Shines As Nats Sweep Doubleheader, Keep Hopes Alive In Wild Card

Given how much the Braves have beaten up on the Nats this season, today was a welcome respite with a pair of feel-good wins. Tanner Roark locked down the Braves, allowing only two hits in seven innings, and the offense came alive with three runs in the eighth as the Nats (81-70) locked down the Braves (89-62), 4-0. The most important takeaway from this game is that the Braves...

Marlins-Nationals Preview

Denard Span will seek a piece of team history while trying to boost the Washington Nationals' faint postseason hopes. Span will try to become the second Nationals player to register a 30-game hit streak in Thursday night's series opener against the Miami Marlins. Span extended the longest hitting streak of the 2013 season with a single in the seventh inning Wednesday but...
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