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The Washington Nationals’ topsy-turvy season continued on Friday with enough twists and turns in one day to fill a novel. They suffered one of the worst defeats of the season in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against the New York Mets as their offense stalwart starter and former closer stumbled. They stared down a virtual tie in the standings with the rebuilding Mets until Ryan Zimmerman clobbered a walk-off homer in the second game to salvage a doubleheader split.
Zimmerman’s ninth career walk-off homer gave the Nationals a 2-1 victory in the night game a second walk-off win in two days that moved them into second place in the National League East still 8.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals dropped the first game of the doubleheader an 11-0 drubbing by the Mets when Jordan Zimmermann gave up five runs and struggling reliever Drew Storen made his last appearance despite suffering from the flu before being sent to the minors after the doubleheader to correct hi...
BEST OF MAXIM
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It has been a tough season for the Washington Nationals this season, stumbling to a 50-54 record with only 58 games left in the season. Game 2 of a day night doubleheader against the New York Mets brought something to get the team motivated. In the bottom of the 9th inning, game tied 1-1 and a 3-1 count (one out), Ryan Zimmerman awaited the pitch from Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins...
Cruel, cruel, summer: Nationals send Drew Stroren to Triple-A Syracuse.
"This is what's best for him. He'll
probably have a hard time coming to grips with that. But it is the best
thing for him." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 7/26/2013)
And if Storen's father wasn't happy with the Nationals bringing Drew in for mop-up duty during the...
Ryan Zimmerman homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets for a doubleheader split.
In the opener, Jenrry Mejia pitched seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Daniel Murphy homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs as Mets won 11-0. Murphy had two hits for New York...
As the month of July winds down, the trade deadline is now only a few days away. At this time of the year most teams are grouped into one of two categories, buyers, or sellers. The Washington Nationals however, fall somewhere in the middle.
Currently sitting 8.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings, any sort of a rental player does not seem like a viable option...
For a kid who's still only 20 and had yet to hit a game-ending homer in his nascent career, Bryce Harper sure inspired a lot of confidence in his teammates as he walked to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
''You could feel it. You could just feel it in the dugout,'' reliever Ian Krol said. ''You know something special's going to...
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper left the first game of Friday's double header with the New York Mets in the fifth inning with a sore left knee.
Harper landed hard on the knee after sliding to make a catch off the bat of Daniel Murphy. He made the catch and stayed in the game initially. He singled in the eighth inning but left for a pinch hitter after pulling...
The Nationals made a run this spring at trying to lock up star shortstop Ian Desmond but didn't reach an agreement Nats-connected sources said.
While nothing appears imminent at the moment with talks apparently stopping once the season began the Nats still hope to keep Desmond who's had a very nice year and barely missed making the All-Star team a second time with an extension...
Very little about this Washington Nationals season has unfolded as expected. Four days from August they sit three games under .500 and 81 / 2 games back of first place in a weak National League East. Their talented lineup has dragged down the rest of the team. Mediocre opposing pitchers have baffled Nationals hitters. One of their biggest offseason acquisitions a leadoff hitter is...
Bryce Harper barely remembered the end but he felt it. The details remained hazy — the ball bouncing around the red seats his raised fist as he rounded first base the mix of joy and relief that engulfed Nationals Park. All he knew was his body throbbed in the spot Ryan Zimmerman kept jabbing after his leap into a pile of waiting exuberant teammates. “He was punching me in the...
Wilson Ramos hit a grand slam and rookie right-hander Taylor Jordan had six strong innings for his first major league win to lead the Washington Nationals to a 14-1 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday.
The Nationals won their third game in a row and fourth in five to salvage a tumultuous 11-game homestand.
They lost the first six games after the All-Star break, fired hitting coach...
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Hopefully the Nats hit true rock bottom in the top of the ninth yesterday, after Soriano and Krol blew a 7-4 lead. And then Bryce Harper hit the first walk-off homer of his career in the bottom half. Nats snap six-game skid, stand eight back. [Nats Insider]
Harper was so excited he high-fived a ghost rounding second base. [FTW]
Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison and Gaby Sanchez collected three each hits in a losing effort. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Thursday’s sweep attempt of the Washington Nationals was one of the wildest games of the season. The Nationals (49-53) walked off winners 9-7 on Bryce Harper’s two-run homer, but that was a mere punctuation on the craziness before.
From Mike Winters’ erratic...