Nationals blow chance to accomplish feat no team had done since 1989

When you wrap up home-field advantage throughout the National League Championship Series with three games to play in the regular season, there isn’t much to play for. Except for the fact the Nationals had a chance to make a little bit of Major League Baseball history. A chance that got swept away after giving up 14 earned runs in the night cap of Friday’s split doubleheader...
Via KCM Sports
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins explode for 15 runs to take second game of doubleheader against Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- **** Hernandez's grand slam, J.T. Realmuto's three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria's four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday. After clinching home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs by winning the opener 4-0 on Doug Fister's three-hitter, Washington used only...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins explode for 15 runs to take second game of doubleheader against Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- **** Hernandez's grand slam, J.T. Realmuto's three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria's four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday. After clinching home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs by winning the opener 4-0 on Doug Fister's three-hitter, Washington used only...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals pop bottles after clinching division title

The Washington Nationals clinched their second National League East division title in three years after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. That sparked a huge champagne-filled celebration in the visitor’s locker room of Turner Field. Here are some of the best images captured on Twitter and beyond of the Nationals division-winning celebration. Take off the cleats and pop...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington 2 Atlanta 1; 8 September 2014 (Washington 81-61, Atlanta 74-70)

Photo Credit: Every season has moments like this. Top of the seventh, two on, two out. Manager Matt Williams walks to the mound with a deliberate gait, ready to make a decision on his starting pitcher… In a game that had all sorts of pennant race atmosphere, Anthony Rendon drove in one run and scored the other. Doug Fister and his bullpen buddies held the Braves...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals melt down; Phillies win 9-8 in 11

WASHINGTON (AP) Rafael Soriano blew another save Friday, and an error by Bryce Harper on a routine fly ball in the 11th inning led to the go-ahead runs, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals. The Phillies rallied from a five-run deficit with two unearned runs in the eighth and then three that were fully earned in the ninth off Soriano, who was...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Make Bucs Walk (Off) The Plank!

The Washington Nationals overcame a 3-0 deficit on Saturday night, rallying for a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Nats are now 15 games over .500 (68-53) and enjoying a five game winning streak. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth, first baseman Adam LaRoche hit a two out, two run homer, tying things at 3-apiece. In the bottom of the ninth, catcher Wilson Ramos doubled...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats rally late, down the Rockies 7-4

The Washington Nationals continue to play fine baseball.  Last night was another example.  The Nats rallied from a 3-0 and 4-2 deficit to defeat the Rockies 7-4.   The rally was capped off by a three-run bomb by Adam LaRoche that sealed the win for the Nationals.  With the win and a loss by Atlanta last night, the Nats improved to 55-43 and increased their NL East Division lead...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Storen and Craig Stammen get their laces snipped (Video)

Up above, video of Friday night's controversy in which Drew Storen and Craig Stammen had to have the laces snipped on their gloves. Apparently the request did not come from the Brewers, but was made by Home Plate umpire Chad Fairchild, who was enforcing a new MLB directive. Stupid rules. Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. Williams said the umps, not the Brewers, were the ones asking...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Stammen Receives A Cool Gift From Nats Bullpen

A gift from the bullpen! Hard to put into words #youguyssssssdontevenknow — Craig Stammen (@cstammen35) July 18, 2014 Nationals reliever Craig Stammen graduated from the University of Dayton in May, receiving his Bachelor’s in entrepreneurship. Stammen was drafted by the Nationals in 2005 before he could complete his studies. So Stammen started taking...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore 8; Washington 2, in 11 Innings; 7 July 2014 (Washington 48-40, Baltimore 49-40)

Photo Credit: On Monday night, game one of the “Battle of the Beltways” commenced at Nationals Park. The visiting Orioles came in after winning two of three in Boston over the weekend. Chris Tillman started for Baltimore, with Stephen Strasburg countering for Washington. Believe it or not, the game was mostly close. At other times, it felt like a home run derby. Despite...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Get Revenge, Destroy Cubs 13-0

After a disappointing Fourth of July performance yesterday, the Nationals came roaring back this afternoon with a 13-0 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs. It was clear that the contest would be one-sided very early on, as the Nats batted around in the third – the only players who didn’t record at least on RBI or run scored in that inning were Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez. But Harper...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Nats, settle for 4-game series split

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-1 loss to the Nationals, an emotionally charged road defeat that brought little overall clarity to the race in the National League East (series split: 2-all). 1. It's never a good thing when a team tallies more ejections than runs in a game A pair of check swings contributed to the Braves' demise on Sunday, with Chris Johnson and...
Via Fox Sports South
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Snap 4 Game Losing Skid

The Nationals avoided a four game sweep in Pittsburgh with a 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Another solid outing from Doug Fister, the big right hander working into the sixth inning, scattering six hits, allowing only one run. Fister struck out four and didn’t walk a batter. Craig Stammen and Aaron Barrett carried it to the ninth, with Rafael Soriano slamming the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Disappoint Sell Out Crowd

A Saturday afternoon sellout crowd of 41,225 went home disappointed with the 5-2 loss to the Metropolitans. Gio Gonzalez struggled early as New York jumped out to a 5-0 lead early on and the game was never really in doubt. The ageless Bartolo Colon working eight innings for the win, scattering five hits, allowing the two runs (both earned). Colon, who turns 41 a week from today,...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After Two Games, The Mets Are Already At A Crossroads

“Here’s the problem: the Mets aren’t just bad, they’re DULL and bad” Those were the words Tweeted by your intrepid columnist as Andrew Brown struck out against Craig Stammen to wrap up the Mets’ first 0-2 start in nine years. 2005, when the Mets got off 0-5 and were only rescued by a Pedro Martinez gem. The feeling around the team was better back then – Martinez...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hit a 356 yard bomb at the driving range on Saturday

And so, in addition to getting as trying to get as big as a house this offeason, Bryce Harper has also apparently been working on his golf swing. Check the above image via @BHarper3407 on Twitter, after testing out his new SLDR driver from TaylorMade Golf: a 356 yard drive, with club and ball speeds of 127.5 MPH and 184.88 MPH respectively. Maybe if this baseball "thing" doesn't...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats acquire Jerry Blevins from Oakland; Blevins updates his Twitter avatar with makeshift Nats uni

And so, you can check off another box on Mike Rizzo's Winter to-do list. On Wednesday, the Nats traded speedy CF prospect Billy Burns to the A's for lefty reliever Jerry Blevins (oh, hey, he and Craig Stammen were teammates at Dayton!). Shortly thereafter, Blevins updated his Twitter avatar with a makeshift Nationals uniform.  I needed to update my avi without notice. I think...
Via Nationals Enquirer
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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