Nationals sweep Cubs, reach midway mark tied for first in the NL East at 43-38

A long and unusual day at Wrigley Field offered the Washington Nationals a chance for reflection. After sweeping Saturday’s rare doubleheader, the first scheduled one at this stadium in more than three decades, the Nationals officially reached the midpoint of their season. And through 81 games, the Nationals are 43-38 and tied for first place in the National League East, an accomplishment...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 7, Washington 1; 12 June 2014 (Washington 35-30, San Francisco 43-24)

Photo Credit: The first-place Nationals took on the first-place Giants on Thursday afternoon. After all the injuries in the first third of the season, seeing Washington atop the National League East standings is impressive. Going for a sweep in the home park of the winningest team in the majors is an early-season eye-catcher. Washington sent out Blake Treinen in...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego 4, Washington 3 (11 Innings); 7 June 2014 (Wash 31-29, San Diego 28-34)

Photo Credit: Friday night, the Nationals played a steady game in all phases in shutting out the Padres. However, the team would be without Anthony Rendon (swollen right hand) for Saturday night’s game. In game two of this three-game set, it was Blake Treinen versus hard-throwing Padres’ right-hander Andrew Cashner. Each starting pitcher pitched well. Each bullpen...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 6/3/14

Hey gang. Let’s keep it civil today, ok? The incredible story of Blake Treinen. Dan Marino is now suing the NFL.  Much better than previous stories about Vikings on Lake Minnetonka. SCOREBOARD MLB Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2 – The Brewers aren’t as hot as they were at the beginning of the year, but they sure smoked the Twins last night. Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2 – Just like...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats-Marlins rained out, makeup in late September

A major thunderstorm that swept through the Washington area forced the postponement of Tuesday night's game between the Nationals and Marlins, which will not be made up for some time, perhaps not until the final weekend of the season. Rain began falling at Nationals Park shortly after 6 p.m. and became intense just before the scheduled 7:05 p.m. first pitch. The game was called...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Tuesday: May 27, 2014

I had a wonderful weekend with my wife and enjoyed myself. While I was doing so, the game picks were withering on the vine (cliche alert). Yesterday was awful. Jeff Samardzija won a game. The Red Sox won a game. The Yankees beat the Cardinals. None of which I picked to happen. The latter was the game of the day, which is back to two games under .500. And that is just a little of...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins at Nationals game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Miami's Henderson Alvarez has been an elite starter atop his home mound this season, while his work away from Marlins Park hasn't reached that standard. The right-hander will be after his first road victory Tuesday night in Washington as the Marlins continue trying to overcome their recent road struggles against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Drop Opener To Bucs

The Nationals received another fine pitching performance, but their bats couldn’t keep up in the 3-1 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Making just the second start of his major league career, Blake Treinen worked into the sixth, scattering four hits and allowing two runs, both earned. The rookie did have control problems, striking out four, but walking five....
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Nationals

Thursday, 7:05 (ROOT, MLBN): Blake Treinen vs. Edinson Volquez Friday, 7:05 (ROOT): Jordan Zimmermann vs. Charlie Morton Saturday, 7:15 (FOX – coverage map): Stephen Strasburg vs. Gerrit Cole Sunday, 1:35 (ROOT): Doug Fister vs. Francisco Liriano The Bucs will look to make it a winning homestand this weekend in a long four game set with the Nats, who come in at 24-22. Bryce Harper...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Thursday: May 22, 2014

8-7. Don't start that stuff again! At least it was better than the drubbing I took on Tuesday. I am sad about the Game of the Week as that feature had battled its way back to .500 only to fall below it again as the Orioles lost to the Pirates. Chris Tillman got shelled inexplicably.Have you noticed a lot of aces not getting the job done lately? Verlander lost this week. Scherzer...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, May 22

Thursday generally brings a shortened MLB slate, but there are 13 games on the schedule this week. Zack Greinke leads the way in his start at the Mets, and the Padres are yet to announce their starter. Coming in second with a 118.9 is a new name — Blake Treinen. Treinen is a big, hard-throwing, right-hander with a fastball that can reach 97 mph, and he’ll face the Pirates in...
Via Baseball Professor
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers plagued by errors fall to Chiefs, 4-1

COLUMBUS, OH – When base runners are hard to come by, you have got to make every single one count. That’s exactly what the Syracuse Chiefs (19-17) did on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Columbus Clippers 4-1 thanks to some timely hitting, and the home team’s defensive errors. For the first four innings the game was a true pitchers duel. Kyle Davies (1-1), making his second...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kershaw Dominates In Return, Nats Fall 8-3

The national media’s focus on Tuesday was on Clayton Kershaw’s first MLB start since that awkward series in Australia in mid-March, but the Washington Nationals had their own interesting pitching situation on the mound as Blake Treinen made the first start of his major league career. Treinen went about pitch-for-pitch with Kershaw through five innings, and then things got sort...
Via The Nats Blog
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Federal Reserve: Minor League Report For March 27, 2014 ☆

With Spring Training coming to a close, the Nationals have sent several players down to minor league camp in the last week. During the stretch of March 20-26, they optioned Jhonatan Solano, Zach Walters, Christian Garcia, Ryan Mattheus, Xavier Cedeno, Tyler Moore, and Jeff Kobernus to Triple-A Syracuse, while sending Sandy Leon to Double-A Harrisburg. In addition, they have reassigned...
Via The Nats Blog
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats reassign Blake Treinen

The Washington Nationals have some very tough decisions to make on their final roster.   One of those decisions is in the bullpen.  The Nats had two young reliever on the roster as of yesterday that they absolutely love.  Aaron Barrett and Blake Treinen remained in the mix for a final roster spot.  That ended today for Treinen.  He was reassigned to minor league camp. Treinen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals fail to complete comeback in loss to Braves

Though the Washington Nationals were unable to complete their ninth-inning comeback against the Atlanta Braves, and fell 3-2, their second loss to Atlanta this spring provided snippets of insight into what the Nationals roster will look like come Opening Day. Jordan Zimmermann was unsurprisingly sharp in his three-inning outing. Zimmermann was efficient with his pitches in the...
Via The Nats Blog
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Treinen makes impression with strike-zone command

Manager Matt Williams is impressed by how the ball comes out of Blake Treinen's hand during bullpen sessions, and the skipper believes the right-hander has the ability to command the strike zone. Treinen, who was rated by as the 17th best prospect in the Nationals' farm system in 2013, can throw a sinker as fast as 95 mph. He also developed a changeup late last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s acquire catcher John Jaso in 3-team deal

According to multiple reports, the A’s on Wednesday acquired catcher John Jaso from the Mariners in a three-team swap. The A’s send two prospects— right-handers A.J. Cole and Blake Treinen—and a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals, who send first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse to Seattle. To make room for Jaso on the 40-man roster, catcher George Kottaras...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaso, Morse Move Around In Three-Team Deal

When the Nationals acquired Denard Span, it essentially meant they’d have to choose between Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse. When they re-signed LaRoche to a multi-year contract, it essentially meant Morse would have to be traded. One might have thought this would have reduced the Nationals’ negotiating leverage, but a three-team trade on Wednesday saw the Nationals still manage...
Via Fangraphs
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats trade Morse to Seattle in 3-team deal

The Washington Nationals traded power-hitting Michael Morse to Seattle on Wednesday in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to Oakland. The NL East champion Nationals reacquired pitching prospect A.J. Cole, dealt from Washington to Oakland just 13 months ago in the trade for Gio Gonzalez. Washington also got pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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