Washington Nationals Bats Come up Clutch Against the New York Mets

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 22: Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals hits in the winning run in the eight inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on July 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) After the New York Mets came up with some clutch hitting in their Tuesday night win over the Nationals...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Leitch Has His Answer

“We’re trying to catch these guys so it’s big. It’s big for us. We set the rotation out of the break pretty much pointing at this series knowing that we’ve got to beat these guys. We have not had in the past very good success against them. If we’re going to stay in the race this is the team we’ve got compete against.” -Terry Collins/Monday And this is the problem...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday's Baseball Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals' first run in the fourth with a single off...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Take Series- Extend Lead To 3 Games

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, Washington closed out the three game series with the second place Mets. The 4-3 win extends the Nats lead in the National League East to three full games. Michael Taylor drove in three and scored the eventual game winner on a Danny Espinosa double in a three run eight. Matt Thornton was the beneficiary of the late game heroics...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor, Espinosa lead Nationals' comeback over Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals' first run in the fourth with a single off...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Espinosa fine after leaving Saturday's game

WASHINGTON (AP) Already minus four of their expected eight regulars, the Washington Nationals avoided losing another player when Danny Espinosa reported for work feeling fine on Sunday. Espinosa, who has been solid in place of the injured Anthony Rendon at second base, left Saturday's game in the eighth inning with what turned out to be cramps in the steamy weather. Rendon, who...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Espinosa HRs carry Nationals over Orioles 7-4

BALTIMORE (AP) Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa homered in a four-run sixth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 on Saturday night to end a three-game skid. Jordan Zimmermann (8-5) won his third straight start despite allowing four runs and nine hits in five innings. He was pitching one day after his wife gave birth to the couple's second child. Caleb...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals Week That Was June 30 – July 5, 2015

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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Nats jump on Miller early, continue dominance of Braves

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves could not keep the winning ways alive on their return to Turner Field. Atlanta swept the Mets to finish off its last homestand, but dropped five of its next six games on the road. And the momentum of winning their last game on the road wasn't enough to carry through for a win Tuesday. The loss pushed the Braves to 36-41 on the season, seven games behind...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Waiver Wire Adds, Week 13: Odor Passes the Smell Test

This point in the baseball season, especially the fantasy baseball season, is when people get lazy. They stop paying attention to news blotters of daily performances, minor league call-ups, and extended slumps or hot streaks. Whereas a hot or cold two week start in April would be all the talk of anyone associated with fantasy baseball, it hardly gets noticed in late June. This, my...
Via Baseball Professor
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Desmond Descending

Coming into the 2015 season, Ian Desmond had been the top ranked shortstop in fantasy baseball for two years in a row. He was also the only MLB player to produce three straight seasons of at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases from 2012 through 2014. So far this season, he's hitting .222 with 5 homers and 2 steals through 69 games. What the heck is going on with this guy? How...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Deep League Digging, Week 11

View image | gettyimages.com Last week, I touched on all the important injuries across fantasy baseball, but today I’ll shift my focus to my other role here at The Fantasy Fix — and that’s scouring the waiver wire for players that can help you in the deepest of leagues. We’re getting to that point in the season where everyone wants to add the hot new prospect. Joey...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Rally Late but Lose to Washington Nationals in Extras

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals steals second base in the ninth inning as Stephen Drew #14 of the New York Yankees recieves the throw at Yankee Stadium on June 10, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) On a hot Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx, the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals gave the fans...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats' Danny Espinosa might be used again in left field after emergency fill-in

Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa is naturally a middle infielder, but he might soon be regularly playing a position he's never played before. Epinosa was called upon on Sunday by manager Matt Williams to fill in for the Nats at left field, a position he had never previously played in his major-league career, by necessity after they ran out of outfielders to field...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

15 Surprising Nats Stats From The First Third Of The 2015 Season

1. Bryce Harper’s OPS+ is 216, the highest since Barry Bonds broke baseball in 2004. This is what happens when you go on the hottest 50-plate appearance hot streak in MLB history. 2. After posting a .200/.255/.326 slash line in 2013-14, Danny Espinosa is the Nats’ second-best hitter this year. His 2015 slash line is .257/.360/.459, all career highs. With Anthony Rendon out,...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Espinosa's HR helps Nationals to 7-5 win over Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) Danny Espinosa gave Washington an early lead with a three-run homer in the second inning and the Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The Nationals finished with 12 hits and broke out of a recent offensive slump in which they scored only 15 runs while losing six of their last seven games. They touched...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Quietly Contributing for the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa dives for a throw from the outfield to keep San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton on first with a single during the sixth inning in a baseball game Friday, May 15, 2015, in San Diego. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Gregory Bull) The Washington Nationals have played all 46 of their games this season without third-baseman Anthony Rendon,...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Quarterly Report: The Washington Nationals After 41 Games

The Washington Nationals are one-quarter way through the 162-game regular season, which makes this a good time to assess how the team and its players have done so far in 2015. And since the Nats are on a five game winning streak, winners of 17 of their last 21 and took over first place in the National League East division just last night by sweeping the New York Yankees, it’s also...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Harper and Espinosa power the Nats past the Padres

The Washington Nationals completed a successful visit to San Diego, taking three out of four games, completed with a 10-5 win today.  Danny Espinosa smacked a three run home run in the 5th inning to give Washington a 3-2 lead and start off an storm of Washington offense.  Bryce Harper smacked his major league leading 14th home run of the season, a three run shot in the 7th inning...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Nationals 10, Padres 5

View image | gettyimages.com Bryce Harper was one double shy of hitting for the cycle, and Danny Espinosa hit a three-run home run as the Washington Nationals hammered the San Diego Padres 10-5. The Nationals took 3 of 4 from the Padres, and closed their week on the west coast with a 5-2 record. Harper one double shy of cycle: What is there to say of Harper? He is locked in...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Harper and Espinosa power Nats over the Braves

Bryce Harper now shares the lead for the most home runs in the National League, with ten homers.  That is courtesy of the last two games.   Just one game after Bryce Harper’s three home run game, Harper added two more tonight to help power the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 with over division rival Atlanta Braves. Down 2-0 to the Braves, Jayson Werth hit his first home run of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon off to Sizzling Start with Marlins

Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon (9) steals second against Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Miami Marlins are struggling to find their consistency through their first 28 games of the 2015 season, and are off to a 13-15 start. However,...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha continues to impress as Cardinals pull away from Nationals 4-1

It was a great pitcher’s duel on paper, and the match up between Michael Wacha and Max Scherzer lived up to the hype in the series finale between the Cardinals and Nationals on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C.Matt Carpenter would lead off the game with a double, per usual. He then came around to score on a wild pitch as the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the Top of the 1st....
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Top Phillies 7-2 for Third Straight Win: Five Takeaways

Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first, Danny Espinosa followed with a solo shot, and Max Scherzer was sensational, as the Washington Nationals topped the woeful Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. The Nationals are now on a three-game win streak, improving to 5-6 on the season. They will look for their fourth straight win, and the series clincher in Saturday’s matinee. The...
Via KCM Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa shaves mustache, hits home run on same day (Video)

Pour one out for Danny Espinosa's amazing mustache. It has been unceremoniously removed from his face. pic.twitter.com/S5pynZd1JT — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 12, 2015 A sad start Thursday for the Nationals with news of the passing of Danny Espinosa's gigantic mustache. But Espinosa paid his respects later in the day by hitting a solo home run during an 11...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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