Nats starter helps fuel early rally again (Nats lead 2-0) - Byron Kerr

DENVER - The Nationals starting pitcher helped fuel an early rally for the second night in a row. In the top of the second Wednesday night, Daniel Murphy led off with a single. With one out, Jayson Werth walked. Jose Lobaton grounded back to the pitcher, moving the runners into ... Read More
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Lobaton Dings Off Harvey, Hilarity Ensues

Some days the universe works against you. It laughs at the person realizing they studied the wrong chapters for an exam or at the person getting in the wrong metro car on their commute to work. Some days, the culmination of events is just so perverse that it laughs at you as the person who spilled their drink on you at the game recounts every life event that led them there —...
Via The Nats Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton turns down opportunity to play for Venezuela in World Baseball Classic

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jose Lobaton woke up Sunday to a voice mail from an official from Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic team. He wanted to know if Lobaton could replace Salvador Perez, who was injured in a play at the plate against Italy Saturday, and join the Venezuelans in Guadalajara. Lobaton declined. “It was really […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton gets the start at catcher for Game 5

Jose Lobaton was the unlikely hero in the Nationals’ Game 2 victory Sunday because he slugged a three-run home run off the Dodgers’ Rich Hill for his second hit off a left-handed pitcher this season. It was the Nationals’ only extra-base hit against Hill in 4 1/3 innings. The performance has earned him the start […]
Via Nationals Journal
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa gets credit for HBP on a strike

Baseball purists couldn’t help but be angered after seeing Danny Espinosa get credit for a hit by pitch on Monday. The Washington Nationals infielder received his base in the top of the third inning against Kenta Maeda after being hit by a pitch. But replays and a closer look show that the pitch from Maeda was actually a strike, and Espinosa should not have received a base for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos done for year with torn ACL

The Washington Nationals just clinched their third NL East division crown in the last five seasons, but the postseason crusade will have to march forward without the help of their All-Star catcher. According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, Wilson Ramos is out for the year after suffering a torn ACL. Horrible blow to #Nats: All Star catcher Wilson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Catcher Jose Lobaton gets nod against Braves for first start this season

Players joked with backup catcher Jose Lobaton in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game. “Congratulations on the start!” they told him. “Happy Opening Day to me!” Lobaton said. Lobaton is the kind of guy who can joke about these things. He knows his role, and navigates limited playing time as best he can — […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

By Jason Rowan Max Scherzer has enjoyed a pretty successful season in his first year with the Washington Nationals, a campaign highlighted by incredible back-to-back starts in June that saw the ace pitch a one-hitter and then a no-hitter. Scherzer went out of his way recently to express gratitude to the guys who sat behind the plate and played a significant part in his consecutive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Bench players with potential for 2015

Kevin Frandsen Since the Washington Nationals haven’t picked up any big names yet during this offseason, it looks as though they will need to rely on their bench somewhat more. There is need for these guys to be able to produce runs when they are called up and could be more productive if given more playing time. Although the Nationals could use some improvement on their bench...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton celebrates trade to Washington with two tubs of gelato

Guess this means he's pleased with the trade? And so, on the same day Nats pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training in Viera, Florida, while the D.C. region got pummeled by a snowstorm, Mike Rizzo pulled off a trade for a backup catcher. The Nationals traded pitching prospect Nate Karns to the Rays for backup catcher Jose Lobaton and prospects Felipe Rivero (LHP) and...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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