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This past week it was announced by Major League Baseball that Bryce Harper was selected by the fans to start in the outfield for the National League in the all-star game in New York at Citi Field. Shortly after that, it was also announced that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann would be representing the Nationals as well. This will be Harper’s second time in the game and Zimmermann’s first.
Bryce Harper’s selection to the all-star game was a bit of an odd one. Harper has only played 53 games this season after missing a little over a month with knee bursitis after crashing into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium. Even though he missed significant time, Harper still put up decent numbers. His numbers are good, but they are notnecessarily that of an all-star starter. He has hit 13 home runs and is hitting .276 in what is mostly from the first month and a half of the season. However, with fans voting in the starters, the best players do not always start the exhibition game....
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Strasblurg: 2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 1 HR, 66 pitches. And so, it seems that Stephen Strasburg never recovered from having a Marlins dancer Twerking upside down behind him during his pregame bullpen session tonight in Miami.
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It wasn't a happy return for former Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth and his Nationals to Philadelphia. The Nationals lost three out of four games in the series to their rivals, and are now six games behind the first place Atlanta Braves in the NL East, and just a game and a half up on the Phillies for third place in the division. After Thursday's 3-1 loss, Werth (who...
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will not pitch in the All-Star Game due to a neck injury.
Zimmermann had an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but manager Davey Johnson does not believe he will need to go on the disabled list.
''I'm really concerned about him,'' Johnson said. ''I know he had some tests done today and...
Jayson Werth had an unfortunate case of misguided frustration following the Nationals loss to the Phillies on Thursday. During a postgame interview a microphone got a bit too close to his glorious facial hair and he let the reporter know how he felt about it and proceeded to end the interview. Hard to blame him.
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“We have a great video of Gio Gonzalez girlfriend at the Phillies/Nats game last night.”
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One thing led to another and we were looking at Ms.…
After hitting 21 and 17 home runs, respectively, over the past two seasons, Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa struggled mightily to begin 2013, and currently finds himself in Triple-A Syracuse. However, for the Nationals it actually solves a problem with what to do with their glut of infielders. Ryan Zimmerman has reclaimed his role at third base, while 23-year-old...
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is having a career year with a 12-4 record and 2.58 era through 19 starts. With these numbers, Zimmermann was selected to his first All-Star game. As well as he has been pitching he was most likely a candidate to start the game as well.
This all changed when Zimmermann had X-rays and a MRI on his neck after pitching 6 1/3 innings Thursday...
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A home run ball by Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon hit a Philadelphia Phillies fan in the head during the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park.
Rendon hit the line drive solo home run hard and fast to left field, and the Phillies fan had trouble judging the ball as it came at him. No word...
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Micah Owings asked and was granted his release from the Washington Nationals two weeks ago. Owings has since signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
While with the Nationals, Owings had been playing at Triple-A Syracuse and was hitting .265/.305/.480 with eight home runs and a 71/10 K/BB ratio through 57 games.
Owings did not...
Baseball pundits expected the world of the Washington Nationals this season. They were just an inning away from moving to the NLCS just last year, and this without their ace, Stephen Strasburg, who had controversially been shut down late in the season to make sure his surgically repaired elbow did not suffer unnecessary strain. So slam dunk, they’d either win the 2013 NL...
The Washington Nationals lost a tough game to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, allowing their division rivals to take three out of four games against them and tighten the gap between second and third place in the NL East. Jayson Werth seemed like he was in no mood to answer questions after the game, [...]
The Miami Marlins' rough first inning certainly didn't suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
The Marlins spotted Strasburg three runs in the first, but responded in a big way.
Marcell Ozuna drove in three runs, and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Marlins, who dealt Strasburg the worst loss of his career in a 8-3...
Marcell Ozuna drove in three runs, and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Miami Marlins, who dealt Stephen Strasburg the worst loss of his career in a 8-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Strasburg (5-7) allowed a career-high seven earned runs and tied a career-high with four walks in two innings after the Nationals spotted him a 3-0 lead.
It was his shortest outing...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Brian Bocock from the Washington Nationals. Bocock is the player to be named later from the Brian Jeroloman trade earlier this year.
Ivan De Jesus has also been placed on the temporary inactive list (bereavement) and Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.
Bocock is an organizational guy. He has had 44 at-bats in...
Both teams were playing like they didn’t much care for winning. But in a game full of bloopers on Thursday night, the Washington Nationals (47-45) ultimately fell victim to the Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), losing the game and the series 3-1.
The Nationals didn’t take advantage of their many potential paths to victory – failing to capitalize on four Phillies errors or...