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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals leaves game with apparent injury

Stephen Strasburg‘s season to forget looks to have gotten a little more forgettable. The Washington Nationals pitcher left Saturday’s game with the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.  The Nationals’ television broadcast on MASN clearly showed him favoring his right side on consecutive pitches and he was taken out with the Nationals leading 4...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper flaunts patriotic bat, hits home run

Love him or hate him, Bryce Harper is a red-blooded, white-boned and blue-bleeding American, and he’s got the baseball bat to prove it. Saturday morning, the Washington Nationals outfielder stepped up to the plate flaunting a patriotic-themed bat. Bryce Harper's bat.
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Coolidge Takes Out Teddy Roosevelt to Win His First Presidents Race

Our newest Racing President Calvin Coolidge ended his 1st #PresRace with a @teddy26nats takedown! #WelcomeCalvin pic.twitter.com/ZAtJwTJZSs — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 3, 2015 On the eve of his 143th birthday, Calvin Coolidge made a splash in his debut Presidents Race at Nationals Park. “Silent Cal” did not pull any punches in winning his first ever race, even...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals ace Max Scherzer named NL Pitcher of the Month again

Another sensational month for Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, another NL Pitcher of the Month award. For the second consecutive month, the 30-year-old righty has been honored as the best pitcher in the National League, and one can only imagine he would have been distinguished as the best pitcher in all of baseball for the past two months, if such an official distinction...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on appearing in Body Issue: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’

The Washington Nationals slugger will raise many an eyebrow with his appearance in the upcoming edition of the annual ESPN The Magazine “Body Issue,” in which he showcases what some view as cockiness and others see as justifiable self-confidence. Speaking with ESPN reporter Stacey Pressman, Harper discussed myriad topics, including how his health this past...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Baseball’s Best Arm

Max Scherzer was a free agent this winter, meaning all thirty major league clubs had an opportunity to sign him. Twenty-nine of those clubs are surely kicking themselves now that they see the performance he has put on in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, a vast majority of the team’s in baseball had zero chance to even engage with Scherzer due to their financial constraints,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stats Update for the 2015 Nats Draft Class (7/2)

Much of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft Class is signed, assigned, and playing ball.  Thirteen of the forty draft selections remain unsigned.  The highest unsigned pick is third rounder OF Rhett Wiseman.  Wiseman has been playing in the College Baseball World Series for Vanderbilt.  Even though the season have just began for the draft class, we provide you a beginning...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Williams talked to Bryce Harper about not running out fly ball

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his passionate and energetic play, but sometimes the young star gets frustrated and doesn't run out a ball put in play, which manager Matt Williams reminded Harper he doesn't approve of in the slightest. In the Nationals' game on Tuesday, Harper was thrust under the spotlight after he failed to run out a fly ball he hit to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Add Calvin Coolidge to Presidents Race

The Washington Nationals will have a new addition to their Presidents Race, as Calvin Coolidge will become the sixth Racing President. “Silent Cal” will debut in Friday’s race when the Nationals host the San Francisco Giants, the eve of Coolidge’s 143rd birthday, which is on Independence Day. Ladies & gents, please meet the newest #Nats Racing President: Calvin Coolidge...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Max Scherzer routinely presses Williams to pinch hit by leaving stats on desk

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is a pitcher – a world-class, Cy Young candidate pitcher, at that – but he's not satisfied with just dominating on the mound. He wants to do it at the plate as well. On a radio appearance on Wednesday, manager Matt Williams revealed that Scherzer routinely lobbies him to pinch hit by leaving his hitting stats on Williams' desk. "He's constantly...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Knock Around Shelby Miller in Win

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Going into Tuesday night’s game, Shelby Miller had made five career starts against the Nationals and had compiled a 2-0 record with a 0.85 ERA. But, his success ended early in last night’s...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Ian Desmond edition

Poor, poor Ian Desmond. Even when he smashes a 458 foot homer over the seats at Citizens Bank Park,  he still can’t shake the constant buzz surrounding his awful 2015 season with the Washington Nationals. The shortstop has recently looked like he may be slowly heading in the right direction with his bat, but it is still quite probable that he will be pawned off before the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals take charge: NL East Wrap Up

The Washington Nationals seem to have awoken and they are making some room for themselves atop the NL East. Nothing changed hands in the rankings of the NL East this week, but the Nationals, behind the best starting pitching in the game, have shown that the division is now theirs. The Mets offense is reeling, but they are able to stay afloat in both the NL East and Wild Card race...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Aroldis Chapman edition

With the trade deadline just over a month away, big names like Aroldis Chapman may be on the move before the summer unwinds. The Washington Nationals have been interested in boosting their bullpen, either to add depth or get the late inning help they have been needing. There has been talks of the Nationals inquiring about Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, who has been a force...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rendon Returns To DL

Just as his bat began to heat up, Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has landed back on the disabled list with a strained left quad. #Nats select INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A & place INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day DL: http://t.co/0zuZWT3bdl pic.twitter.com/QclmUe7e6D — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 26, 2015 The move is retroactive to Thursday, so Rendon...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon back to the DL for the Washington Nationals

When Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has been on the field this season, he has played solid baseball. Rendon owns a .290 batting average with an on-base percentage of .375. Unfortunately for Rendon and the Nationals, he has been unable to stay on the field, as injuries have derailed a majority of the 3rd year pro’s season. Rendon already spent time on the disabled...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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