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"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 lit up (1 1/3 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 4 BB, 1 HR, 2 wild pitches), let's all give thanks for Lucas Duda and the Mets.
Nats Magic Number down to 2. Clinch this thing tonight?
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And so here's the video of Michael Morse's magical first inning grand slam(s) Saturday night, both during his the same AB, one without his bat. Amazing. Here's a GIF of the invisible bat swing.
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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.
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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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Morse circled the bases for a grand slam after taking an imaginary swing, and the Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning.
The Nationals were forced to wait at least another day when second-place Atlanta won.
St. Louis' magic...
"I don't try to put my best foot forward when we're down."(Davey Johnson, via MASN/postgame comments, 9/30/2012)
Cardinals 10, Nationals 4: No clinch today. Captain Hook didn't have a quick enough hook for an awful Ross Detwiler, handed the game to Chien Ming Wang. Det N' Wang combined line: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 2 HR, 2 wild pitches...
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...
This just might be the most bizarre sequence of events to have occurred in the bigs this season. Washington Nationals’ Michael Morse hits his 4th career grandslam. The ball just barely cleared the wall, it actually hit the top of it. The ball then ricochets off a second wall, back onto the field.
They initially, called him ‘out’ after failing to get back into first base and...
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...
If all went right for the Washington Nationals, they could have celebrated an NL East title in Philadelphia last week.
Now, with their magic number still at one, the Nationals will get a chance to close out the East with the Phillies in town.
Washington goes for its first division title - and the franchise's first in 31 years - on Monday night in the opener of a season-ending...
After winning their series in Philadelphia and reducing their magic number to three, the Washington Nationals (95-61) will finish out their final road trip of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals (84-72) at Busch Stadium.
Last year's World Series champs are three games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers and four games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers in the race...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Allen Craig matched his career best with four hits to go with two RBIs, Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run and the St. Louis Cardinals punished Edwin Jackson and the Washington Nationals early in a 12-2 victory Friday night to win a matchup of teams on the cusp of clinchers.
Roger Bernadina homered for Washington, which had its magic number for wrapping up the...