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The apprehension that once surrounded Jayson Werth has been swallowed whole by possibility. Back in the spring the Washington Nationals may have worried about the condition of his left wrist the natural aging process and the possibility his contract would become unbearable. As summer cedes to fall Werth could win a batting title land in the top five of an MVP vote or maybe even put a scare into the Cincinnati Reds. Did you think he would be a liability? It turns out he may be the best hitter in the National League.
On Tuesday night Werth lifted the Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field that fit into his past two months like a puzzle piece. Werth went 3 for 4 with two doubles and his 23rd home run. The Nationals’ fourth straight victory pushed them to a season-high six games over .500 at 75-69. After the Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs the Nationals shaved their deficit in the race for the NL’s second wild-card spot to six games with 18 to play. Their postsea...
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Up above, Gio Gonzalez and Adam LaRoche on seeing Gio's no-hit bid get spoiled in the 7th inning on a hit down the line by Zach Lutz past a diving LaRoche. So close. Here's Gio's reaction in the moments after the hit. LaRoche seemed to take it harder than Gio:
"I’m begging with [Hirschbeck]: ‘Make something up. Tell ‘em I called
timeout before the pitch...
The Washington Nationals and Manager Davey Johnson face quite a dilemma coming down the stretch in the 2013 season. How should the Nationals handle their September call ups?
Most teams know where they stand by this point in the season. In the playoffs, in the midst of a playoff race, or out of contention. The Nationals, however, once again fall somewhere in the middle. They are not...
The Washington Nationals can breathe a sigh of relief. Once again, the news surrounding what could have been a devastating injury to their young star outfielder, Bryce Harper, was better than expected. He received the results of the MRI on his hip yesterday, and while he will have to miss at least two more games, things could have been worse.
Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider...
Yesterday, we pointed out that Bryce Harper has no structural damage in his knee and is expected to be able to play after sitting out a couple games. What isn't clear is exactly how serious the inflammation in his knee was and when Davey Johnson will let him back into the lineup. Things got even more murky yesterday when Harper revealed that he was not allowed to speak...
Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Ryan Zimmerman homered and the Washington Nationals won their fifth straight game, beating the New York Mets 3-0 on Wednesday in a night full of 9/11 tributes.
Mets manager Terry Collins wore an NYPD hat during batting practice, and there were several remembrances on the field, on the scoreboard and over the public-address system of...
Wait, Denard Span has a 21-game hitting streak? When did that happen? Indeed, see video evidence above of all 21 hits (despite the title of the video, there are 21 hits included, not 20).
Nats keep rolling, just six back in the Wild Card chase with 18 to play. Probably not the best idea to be selling postseason tickets yet, but at least there's still hope.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In the play-by-play account of the game, the most famous play in the career of former Gators catcher Brian Jeroloman reads like this:
Jamie Johnson reaches on a fielder's choice, fielded by second baseman Rich Hague. Brandon Douglas scores.
Jerolomon is not even mentioned.
If you have seen the play -- based on recent YouTube statistics Johnson's grounder...
For years Ryan Zimmerman never needed to overcome a baseball season. He drew comparisons to Brooks Robinson clobbered around 25 homers a year and earned a $100 million contract. He had nothing to endure. He existed easily in a hard game until this season. His throwing mechanics broke down his bat lost power and his confidence eroded. He wondered at one point if he may need to switch...
Gio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.
Gonzalez held the overmatched Mets hitless into the seventh before pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up the bid with a soft single for New York's only hit. Lutz swung at the first pitch of the inning...
At least they avoided a no-hitter - barely. That was about all the New York Mets could say for themselves.
Gio Gonzalez wound up inches away in a one-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs, including long balls by their first two batters in a 9-0 rout Monday night.
Gonzalez held the overmatched Mets hitless into the seventh before pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up...
The Mets welcome the Washington Nationals to Citi Field for the first game of a three game series tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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