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NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The fight for home-field in the NL

A 3-2 win for the Washington Nationals, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers losing 8-7, moved Washington closer to the best record in the National League. Adam LaRoche provides a tremendous bat for a poised Washington Nationals squad. The Nationals pulled off a come-from-behind win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. A base hit would have tied the game for the Fish, but a double...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman impresses in return to Nationals

For the first time since July 22 Ryan Zimmerman was in the Washington Nationals lineup, when the Nationals took on the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Zimmerman missed two months with a Grade 3 hamstring strain. Starting at left field, Zimmerman didn’t waste time knocking the rust off, , as he singled in his first at-bat. Only Ryan Zimmerman would get a single in his first at-bat after...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jordan Zimmermann takes line drive off shoulder

The biggest fear in baseball is to see a pitcher take a line drive off his face or head. The horrifying images of Aroldis Chapman, Brandon McCarthy, and recently Dan Jennings are embedded in anyone who loves the game minds. Fans across Major League Baseball hold their breath collectively after every pitch in fear of seeing their favorite or team’s ace taking a shot. That fear nearly...
Via KCM Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals: The Final Ten Days

Although it sure seemed that way earlier this week, the baseball season is not over. After you wake up from a football fog on Monday morning, the Nationals will be enjoying a well deserved day off. The Nats finish up the regular season with a home stand, seven games in six days, beginning on Tuesday. Adam LaRoche hit a two rum bomb in the first inning on Friday night, powering the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Frandsen on importance of home field advantage: "Do you like our fans?" (Video)

And so, with a win  last night in Miami, and a come-from-behind win by the Dodgers over the Cubs, the Nationals maintained their slim lead over LA for best record in the NL and home field advantage for the playoffs. Enjoy the video above of Kevin Frandsen's postgame interview with MASN's Dan Kolko, in which he addresses an obvious question about the importance of home field...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Kevin Durant In A Washington National’s Jersey

If you are a Wizards fan, then you no doubt have heard of speculation that Kevin Durant could possibly, maybe, potentially (ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE) return home to the DMV in 2016 and play for Washington.  If you haven’t heard this before, than I don’t know why you are reading this post. The above image posted to Durant’s Instagram account certainly won’t quiet the #KD2DC...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper got custom helmet from D.C. firefighter

When Bryce Harper began to prepare for the Washington Nationals’ imminent and inevitable division-clinching win last week, he realized he wanted to do something special. Or better put, wear something special. That’s why the Nationals slugger reached out to the D.C. firefighter community to make a personal request. In a since-deleted tweet, Harper asked the […] The post Bryce...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth as Indiana Jones on front page of today's Express

So much to love about the front page of this morning's WaPo Express, featuring Jayson Werth as Indiana Jones, and the World Series trophy as the Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Admittedly the "It's Theirs for the Taking" headline makes us just a little nervous... (Image via Express online. H/T @angielynn10 via @JWerthsBeard)
Via Nationals Enquirer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After night of revelry, Nationals scrubs will play hungover Wednesday in Atlanta

The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East on Tuesday night courtesy of a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. As major league ball clubs are wont to do, the Nats celebrated wildly following the team’s division-clinching victory. The notion that teams engage in such demonstrations of revelry despite the fact they […] The post After night of revelry...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams delivers victory speech after Nationals clinch NL East (Video)

Here's video of Matt Williams giving his beer-soaked, Robert-Frost-inspired victory speech last night in Atlanta: "We have promises to keep...and miles to go before we sleep"... See also: First in war, first in peace, and first in the NL East More scenes from the Nats' NL East Clinch Party Bryce Haprer in custom DC firefighter helmet during NL East Clinch...
Via Nationals Enquirer
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bryce Harper wears fireman’s hat during NL East title celebration

A typical postgame playoff clinching celebration involves champagne, beer, and players wearing goggles while letting loose in the clubhouse. That was certainly the case on Tuesday night, when the Washington Nationals locked up the NL East by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field for the club’s second division title in three years. Bryce Harper went a bit further, wearing...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats clinch NL East

The Washington Nationals are heading back to October. By virtue of a 3-0 win in Atlanta over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Nationals clinched their second NL East championship in three seasons. Even sweeter for the team must be the fact that the clinched the title at Turner Field. A year ago, the Braves won the NL East, shocking a Nationals team that was a chic World Series pick...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Clinch: Beast Of The East

The Washington Nationals are champions of the NL East! The Nats capturing the division for the second time in three years, with a 3-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals now lead the NL East by 12.5 games, the largest lead in all the majors. The margin is also the biggest in Washington baseball history, dating back to 1900. Showing nerves of steel, Roark pitched like...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals: More Than Big Names

When the Washington Nationals won 98 games in 2012, the team reached the postseason for the first time since the move to Washington. It was also the their first playoff appearance since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. The Nats’ run of course included shutting down Stephen Strasburg, who wound up on the disabled list in 2013 anyway. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth kicked out of Nats' fantasy football league

It turns out that Jayson Werth was that guy in the Washington Nationals’ fantasy football league. The outfielder is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nats, but that didn’t stop him from being so late with his league payment that his teammates decided it would be best to kick him out. “We kicked Jayson Werth out of the league this year,” reliever...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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