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PHOTOS: Randy Johnson's massive Arizona estate for sale

“The Big Unit” is, wait for it…downsizing. Five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson (and his wife Lisa) have listed their 25,000 square foot, seven-bedroom, twelve-bath suburban Phoenix home for a whopping $25 million. “It’s truly a family home,” says realtor Robert Joffe. “This was truly a labor of love…it was kind of [Mrs. Johnson's] dream and her inspiration...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals’ September call-ups – Reinforcements for the playoff push

Photo Credit: centerfieldgate.com It’s 1 September. For MLB fans, it’s a big deal. For teams out of the pennant race, it’s a chance to see prospects the organizations hold in high regard. Sometimes, a prospect will show enough to give fans hope for next season. For contenders like the Nationals, it’s a chance to call in reinforcements. Maybe a contender needs a fresh arm...
Via DC Sports-Kings
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper took a liking to Safeco Field

Baseball can be such an odd game. With Bryce Harper struggling all season long, he hit two monster home runs in two at-bats in a pitcher’s park against Hishashi Iwakuma; a guy who doesn’t surrender a lot of long balls. The Nationals still ended up losing the game 5-3 the day before Labor Day. In all, Harper had three home runs in the series and now has ten on the year. He had...
Via Diamond Hoggers
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats Fall In Seattle, Still Win Series

The Nationals came up short in Seattle on Sunday, but despite the 5-3 loss to the Mariners, Washington takes the series two games to one. Heading into the season’s final month, the Nats (77-58) hold a six game lead over the Braves in the NL East. The Nats led 3-1 at the game’s midway point, powered by a pair of Bryce Harper home runs. The #Mariners say this @Bharper3407 moonshot...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper HR nails Safeco Field restaurant window

Safeco Field is arguably one of the toughest places to hit a home run in Major League Baseball, so why did Bryce Harper make it look so easy in the 2nd inning? Because he’s Bryce Harper. With the game scoreless, Harper demolished a  Hisashi Iwakuma 72 mph gift into the right field seats, and bounced it right off one of the windows in the Safeco Field restaurant. Not only did those...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Blasts Monster Homer (Video)

Bryce Harper knocks this one above upper deck. Can Bryce Harper hit? “That’s a clown question, bro.” Your browser does not support iframes. The post Bryce Harper Blasts Monster Homer (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg sets Nationals single-season strikeout record

Stephen Strasburg has struggled this season to stay consistent on the mound. He entered Saturday with a 10-10 record and a 3.59 ERA, his worst of his five-year career. Already he has allowed a career-worst 70 runs and 21 home runs. Each outing is like night and day for him. One moment he dominates and in others he can’t get much going. But, one thing that has been a constant for...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jayson Werth blasts two-run HR

After hammering out six home runs on Friday night in Seattle, you would think the Washington Nationals would be all homered out. Nope, as Jayson Werth clobbers a two-run shot off Seattle Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias in the first inning to give the Nats the early 2-0 lead. Your browser does not support iframes. The two-run shot was Werth’s second in two days. BOOM! Jayson Werth...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Deep Six! Nationals homer six times, pound Mariners, King Felix

Up above, King Felix's Court looking on stunned after Wilson Ramos connected for the fourth HR off Hernandez last night in Seattle. "We were running good today." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 8/31/2014) Nationals 8, Mariners 3: Back on track. Nationals homer six times (video here), including four against Felix Hernandez, which made for many opportunities...
Via Nationals Enquirer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman steps up recovery program

An MRI on Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman showed his hamstring is healing well, reports Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com.Ryan Zimmerman got an MRI earlier this week that showed hamstring is healing well. Has started jogging. Obviously positive. No swinging yet.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 30, 2014Manager Matt Williams described the MRI as "very positive," and that If...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats agree to two-year extension with Single-A affiliate Hagerstown

The Washington Nationals will continue their relationship with Single-A class Hagerstown Suns, the team announced on Friday. The #Nats today announced the signing of a 2-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the @HagerstownSuns. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 29, 2014 The Suns have been the Nationals affiliate since 2007. The two-year...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did The Washington Nationals Pick The Wrong Guy? – Stephen Strasburg VS. Dustin Ackley

Stephen Strasburg is coming to Seattle this weekend with the Washington Nationals to face the Seattle Mariners in a rare interleague game. One of the intriguing storylines of this series is that the top two selections from the 2009 draft will be competing against each other. The Nationals selected Strasburg with the first pick of the draft and Dustin Ackley was selected second by...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Girl Almost Runs Directly In Front Of Stephen Strasburg Pitch (Video)

There was a very close call at Nationals Park on Sunday when a little girl almost got hit by a Stephen Strasburg warm-up pitch. The youngster was on the field for some Washington Nationals’ pregame festivities, but she opted for a dangerous exit off the diamond as she bolted right between Strasburg and home plate during his warm-up tosses. ...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Girl interferes with Stephen Strasburg's warmup

Your browser does not support iframes.A little girl ran in front of the pitcher's mound and interrupted Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as he was beginning to deliver his first warmup pitch before Sunday's game against San Francisco. The Nats had a group of kids join the players as they took the field, with one child accompanying each position player. Strasburg...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth gnome craze hits another level

So this Jayson Werth Garden Gnome thing is officially a thing. And so, Jayson Werth homered Friday night (video here), and suddenly every available inch of digital signage around Nationals Park read "GNOME RUN", with a photo of everyone's favorite rally gnome. We're gonna go out on a limb and guess the Nationals were hoping to use this back on Jayson Werth Garden...
Via Nationals Enquirer
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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