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Nationals Injury Update: Doug Fister had a skin cancer removed

Washington Nationals right hander Doug Fister told reporters after Friday night's 10-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants that stitches on the right side of his neck came from removing skin cancer,according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post. Fister, who said he was "good," threw 107 pitches in six innings, allowing four runs.Fister, now 12-4 with a 2.38 ERA, ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 hours 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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Pundits are saying about these Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have won ten consecutive games, the first time they have hit that size of a winning streak since their relocation to the District in 2005.   They have won five of their last six games in dramatic walk off fashion, an incredible feat that is fascinating the baseball world.  In all, the Nationals have built a seven game lead in the NL East.  The Atlanta...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon's backwards batting helmet won yetserday's walk-off celebration

Oh sure, there were big and small Gatorade buckets being dumped all over the place again, and Rafael Soriano smiling (WTF!?), and the Jayson Werth Garden Gnome standing watch, and lots of other zaniness in the wake of the Nats' fifth walk-off in six games yesterday. But Anthony Rendon with his batting helmet on backwards in the aftermath somehow summed up the craziness of the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kid with popcorn bucket on head takes foul ball to face (VIDEO)

A young Nationals fan took a nasty foul ball to the face from his baseball idol Bryce Harper while reaching for a prized souvenir at Nationals Park the other night.It's easy to spot the kid sporting a popular Harper jersey in the video below because he's the only one wearing a popcorn bucket on his head!It all went down in the bottom of the sixth when Harper rocketed a...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled by Bryce Harper foul ball (video)

As a consequence of an unfortunate yet hilarious sequence of events, a young fan attending Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks tilt ended up in a crumpled mas of humanity … right next to the crumpled popcorn tub he previously was wearing as a hat. Your browser does not support iframes. A foul ball off the […] The post Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kid With Popcorn Bucket On Head Drilled With Foul Ball, Falls Onto Field (Video)

As the old saying goes, if you’re going to get hit in the head with a baseball, make sure you’re at least wearing your popcorn bucket helmet. A young Washington Nationals fan saw the Nats walk off with yet another dramatic win on Wednesday night, but it came at a price. The youngster presumably was having himself one heckuva time. He got to see the red-hot, first-place Nationals...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yawn! Anthony Rendon's walk-off single (Video)

"I mean, just absolutely epic. That’s the best word I can put on it for you. It’s been incredible." (Bryce Harper, via NatsInsider, 8/21/2014) Nationals 3, Diamondbacks 2: Walk-off City. Nine wins in a row, 4th walk-off win in five days. Epic. Video of Anthony Rendon's pinch-hit walk-off above, complete with a dousing from the "tiny" Gatorade bucket...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s dance moves in virtual tour of his ‘locker’ are quite awkward (video)

As part of his presumably lucrative financial relationship with Gatorade, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper agreed to provide a virtual tour of his “locker” that fans can interactively poke around in on the sports drink’s website. It’s a pretty neat little bit. Clicking on an item will initiate an explanation from Harper about the particular […] The post Bryce...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates fan rides tidal wave of emotions during loss

During Sunday night’s Pirates-Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Root Sports cameras kept cutting to a young Pirates fan in the front row that experienced a vast array of emotions during the evening. He went from anger, to sadness, to elation, and back to utter depression when Scott Hairston’s walk off sac fly ended the game. Poor guy. We’ve all been there before. It’s alright, buddy.
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Class Stats Update (8/18)

Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  We have assigned certain stars to draft class members off to Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in 33 games and is 24 for 86 at the plate.  Reetz has 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run.  He has scored 17 runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Asdrubal Cabrera’s behind-the-back throw to start double play

Your browser does not support iframes. Asdrubal Cabrera is proving to be a great pickup by Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. Cabrera has fit right in at second base next to Ian Desmond. He has made a series of web gem plays, but none may have been more impressive than his behind-the-back throw to Desmond to start a 4-6-3 double play in the eighth inning. Cabrera was able to get...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: If the postseason started today

Currently, the Washington Nationals sit six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and a trip to the postseason is certainly not guaranteed. However, for all intents and purposes, we will assume they get there. When the postseason begins, Washington faces some difficult questions, how will Matt Williams respond in his first year of managerial duty? The first...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Bryce Harper intentionally disrespect Braves logo?

Bryce Harper showed some disrespect to the Atlanta Braves by scuffing up the team’s logo behind home plate as he went to bat each plate appearance in Saturday’s 4-1 win in extra innings. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore says Harper did it each time he went to the plate during his 2-for-4 game. Vivlamore […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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