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Report: Ryan Mattheus Up, Taylor Jordan Down

Ryan Mattheus will join the Washington Nationals in Houston against their former third base coach Bo Porter and the Astros, and the corresponding move will send starter Taylor Jordan down to Triple-A Syracuse, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. We discussed this topic at the end of last night’s podcast after the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore reported that Mattheus...
Via The Nats Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Manage Only Five Hits In Loss To Padres

Taylor Jordan battled flu-like symptoms, the team could not get its offense going, and the bullpen struggled as the Washington Nationals (14-12) fell 4-2 to split their four-game series with the San Diego Padres (12-14). The Nats came out of the gate quickly, but could not sustain the intensity throughout the game. In the bottom of the first Anthony Rendon doubled to center. Next...
Via The Nats Blog
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pujols Joins 500 Club as Nationals Fall To Angels

Taylor Jordan’s loss was for Albert Pujols’ gain. In the Washington Nationals’ (12-9) 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels (10-10), Pujols took advantage of Jordan’s struggles as the Nats’ starting pitcher, and blasted his 499th and 500th career home runs out of Nationals Park, becoming the 26th hitter in MLB history to reach the impressive benchmark. Pujols’ hit his first...
Via The Nats Blog
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Albert Pujols hits 500th home run

And so, Albert Pujols hit his 500th career home run on Tuesday night in Washington off Taylor Jordan at Nationals Park. Video above. He'd go on to hit #501 off Jordan later in the game. Worth noting (or not): the last time a Nationals pitcher gave up a landmark home run, it was Mike Bacsik grooving one to Barry Bonds in San Francisco in 2007. Final - Mike Trout 7, Bryce Harper...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols joins the 500 home run club

April 22, 2014. Taylor Jordan. Nationals Park. Those are the three major factors that will go down in history in relation to Albert Pujols becoming the 26th member of the 500 home run club. The fifth inning, two-run homer off of Jordan was given a standing ovation and a curtain call by the Nationals fanbase at Nationals Park. He’s the third-youngest player to reach that plateau...
Via The Outside Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats avoid sweep at home, down Braves 2-1

The Washington Nationals opened the season sweeping the New York Mets in their own home. Today, Ian Desmond and Taylor Jordan helped the Nats avoid the same fate to NL East rival Atlanta. Jordan tossed six innings and scattered six hits and allowed one run to keep the Nats in a tie with Atlanta heading into the seventh inning. That’s the inning in which they got a solo home...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Jordan Makes Strong Start In Nats' Loss To Astros

With just under two weeks left until the best day of the year, the Washington Nationals’ meeting with the Houston Astros had a stronger feeling of significance to it. The starting pitcher, Taylor Jordan, went a full five innings. A lineup that looked very much like the projected Opening Day card took three at-bats. Shadows crept across the field as the evening start of the game...
Via The Nats Blog
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats will go with Taylor Jordan in spring opener

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams says Taylor Jordan will start the team's first spring training game. Williams made the announcement Tuesday. The Nationals play the New York Mets on Friday in Port St. Lucie. Williams did not say who will start the home opener Saturday against Atlanta, but he said Stephen Strasburg is on target to take the mound on opening day, March 31...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals' Taylor Jordan: ankle is healed, will compete for rotation spot

It is fairly common knowledge among Washington Nationals fans that pitcher Taylor Jordan had his 2013 season end early because of a low back strain. What some may not know is that during the offseason, Jordan broke his right ankle. That information did not become widespread throughout the baseball public.By Sarah Stierch, via Wikimedia's Bill Ladson reports that Jordan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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