Adam LaRoche in a #VoteRendon t-shirt on Intentional Talk (Video)

Adam LaRoche made an appearance on MLB Network's Intentional Talk yesterday in a #VoteRendon t-shirt. Among the topics covered: LaRoche discussed the new season of Buck Commander (says Denard Span has asked him about appearing on the show), Bryce Harper (says he and teammates considered putting a chin strap on Harper's batting helmet; also, "He talks a little too much...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite some uneven play, Nationals find a way in series finale against the Cubs

An afternoon of mistakes on the base paths and at the plate by the Washington Nationals didn’t deter Denard Span. He saw a chance for an extra base and took it. “I just trusted my instincts and just went for it,” Span said. “A little risky.” Span’s double in the eighth inning turned into the winning run when Ryan Zimmerman drove him home four batters later as the Nationals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Nationals should hold at the trade deadline

Many playoff contenders attempt to acquire talent at the trade deadline in hopes of filling a glaring hole within the organization. The Washington Nationals, however, find themselves in a different position; a position in which the best option for the team would be to hold off on any major transactions at the trade deadline. Buying is not a viable option for the Nats at the deadline...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1; 6 July 2014 (Washington 48-39, Chicago 38-48)

  Photo Credit: Sunday afternoon, the Nationals and Cubs met for the rubber game of the three-game set. In addition, it was the final time the two teams would meet in the regular season. The teams split six games so far this year. A couple of starters who had solid months of June were each getting their first start in the month of July. Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper and Denard Span exchange awkward postgame high five

Actually, to call that a high five probably isn't correct. But to say that it was awkward is. Guess it's understandable if there are some hurt feelings after Harper basically told reporters before Monday's game he thought he should be in CF, with Ryan Zimmerman in LF upon his return... And then there was Byrce Harper's hair (screencap via @recordsANDradio) ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Denard Span makes a fantastic catch into the ivy at Wrigley

Your browser does not support iframes. After losing a fly ball in the thick fog on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, it only seems fitting that Denard Span would make a fantastic leaping catch into the ivy in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader as payback. Video above. Span went on to make a nice running catch and throw to double off Anthony Rizzo just a few minutes later...
Via Nationals Enquirer
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denard Span make an amazing catch in the ivy of Wrigly Field

Lately it seems like the Nats’ outfield have been making incredible catches all week. During today’s game, it was Denard Span with highlight reel catch. In the bottom of the fourth, Justin Ruggiano hit a fly ball to centerfield off Gio Gonzalez. Watch Span’s catch here: Your browser does not support iframes.   Follow us on Twitter: @DCSportsKings
Via DC Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe the Cubs should at least pad the doors…

On Thursday night, even worse than probably the night before, the fog really affected the Cubs-Nationals contest at Wrigley Field: Your browser does not support iframes. It was interesting to see Denard Span with the full “WTF?!” expression in center field as Luis Valbuena‘s “triple” fell in behind him. It was amazing that no outfielders got conked in the head at the last...
Via World Series Dreaming
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Outfielder Denard Span Loses Fly Ball In Wrigley Field Fog (GIF)

Catching a fly ball is a difficult thing to do, no matter the circumstances. Catching a fly ball while looking into thick fog? Well that’s just about impossible, as Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span found out Thursday night. Fog wreaked havoc during the Nationals’ game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, and that came to a head during the sixth inning. That’s...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Denard Span lose a fly ball in the fog at Wrigley Field

And so, it was a foggy night last night at Wrigley Field (Cubs 5, Nationals 3). Up above, video of Denard Span losing a fly ball in the thick fog in the sixth inning, which led to a Luis Valbuena triple. Good thing nobody got hurt. Here's Span: "I didn’t even know it was coming at me, to be honest with you. I didn’t know where it was. I finally figured that the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Grab Series Opener In The Mist

As a literary device, fog represents confusion and obscurity. Those two words describe tonight’s game pretty well. After Doug Fister put them in a hole, the Washington Nationals (41-37) came back to tie the game, but the Chicago Cubs (33-44) scored a pair off of Craig Stammen and held on to their lead to win, 5-3. The heavy mist hanging over Wrigley Field all night fortunately...
Via The Nats Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Denard Span loses fly ball in thick fog at Wrigley Field (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Nationals were in Chicago to take on the Cubs Thursday and the conditions at Wrigley field were less than desirable for those playing in the outfield. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena hit a fly ball to center field that would […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

FF Locker Room Show @ 8pm ET: Jason Kipnis, Bryce Harper

The guys are back for yet another week of the FF Locker Room Show. This week, the guys will take a look at Jason Kipnis and Bryce Harper. In addition, they will address players such as Hanley Ramirez, Odrisamer Despaigne, Denard Span and Ryan Zimmerman. The guys will also talk about the Minor League Report as well as potentially discussing some bullpens around the major leagues....
Via FF Locker Room
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals unvieled the Denard Span Bobblehead

Nationals center-fielder Denard Span appeared on Good Day DC on Fox5 in Washington, D.C. to talk about the Nats, him being born in D.C., and his participation with the D.C. Public Library Summer Reading program. During that interview the Nationals unveiled the ‘Denard Span Bobblehead’. Valerie Camillo from the Nationals marketing office came out with [...]
Via KCM Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Extend Division Lead With Series Sweep

The Washington Nationals (37-33) completed the season sweep of the Houston Astros (32-41) on Wednesday with a 6-5 comeback victory. Gio Gonzalez started in his first game back from a month-long stint on the disabled list to fairly disappointing results, but the Nats offense was able to pick him up with a late inning surge to extend their lead in the NL East. The Nats clearly saw...
Via The Nats Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats hold off Astros, win 6-5

The Washington Nationals kicked off their six game home stand with a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros.   Leading 6-1 late in the game, Washington had to hold off a Houston rally to preserve the win. Tanner Roark provided Washington another solid start, tossing 5 innings and scattering 7 hits while fanning 4 batters.  Roark did not have his best stuff last night, but was decent enough...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Denard Span scratched with stiff back

Center fielder Denard Span was a late scratch for Sunday's finale against the St. Louis Cardinals with back stiffness but is available to pinch hit, per the Nationals' team account. Span is hitting .262/.305/.379 but has gone 0 for 12 as the Nats (35-32) have lost three straight. Span was replaced by Nate McLouth.#450582140 / gettyimages.comKnown for his smooth fielding...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Beat Up On NL-Best San Francisco Giants, Win 9-2

The Washington Nationals (33-29) are hotter than they’ve been all season, and they were headed into a buzzsaw that was the San Francisco Giants (42-22), who have the best recording in Major League Baseball. However, it was the Nats who proved to be the dominant ones on Monday evening behind another stellar effort from Stephen Strasburg in a 9-2 victory out west. Anyone that says...
Via The Nats Blog
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Desmond leads Nationals’ power surge past the Giants

Ian Desmond drove in a career-high five runs with three hits, and Denard Span hit two doubles and triple, as the Nationals steamrolled the San Francisco Giants 9-2. Any question on how good the Nationals’ offense is, was put to bed early as they jumped all over Ryan Vogelsong. The Nats scored four runs in [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Roark, Nats dominates the Padres

Tanner Roark pitched eight shutout innings and the Nationals scored four in the sixth for their sixth win in their last seven games, as they defeated the San Diego Padres 6-0. Denard Span and Anthony Rendon got things started early in the first. Span drew a five-pitch walk from Padres’ starter Tyson Ross, and Rendon [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Boys Are Back: Nationals beat up Phillies 7-0

Denard Span had three hits, eventually scoring all three times he reached base. Ryan Zimmerman had two doubles and an RBI in his first game back since Apr. 12, as the Nationals pounded the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0. The Nats improved to 24-2 when scoring four or more runs. Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann stifled the Phillies lineup throwing [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Dumpster Diving — Centerfield, Part II

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America Last time we looked at the young centerfielders available in most leagues. Today, we will look at the more experienced centerfielders that are available. In some cases, the difference is only a year, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Last time, we saw that Michael Saunders was the best of the young group of center fielders...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

When Denard Span saw Mike Tyson at the mall...

The biggest news of the Washington Nationals' off-day on Monday? Had to be Denard Span seeing Mike Tyson at the mall, right? Just seen iron mike tyson in the mall. Ain't gon lie I was a little scared to say what's up lol — Denard Span (@thisisdspan) June 2, 2014 We're not sure what mall Span was at, but it's certainly understandable for a guy with...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This week in replay reviews (May 28th edition)

Managers are really getting a hang of this replay thing…in fact, I’m not even going to whine and complain today! May 21st, Reds vs Nationals – it’s a trap! Is it me, or have we not seen a lot of trap plays get reviewed this year? The Nationals challenged this Billy Hamilton catch down one in the bottom of the eighth, and it was reversed, giving Washington a baserunner to...
Via The Outside Corner
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Fall to Reds 2-1 in Rain Delayed Game

Tanner Roark (3-2) did all that he was asked to do this afternoon on the hill for skipper Matt Williams. The big-righty allowed only one earned run through six innings while striking out two. Unfortunately, the Nationals only managed six hits and one run during the entire game, and the team fell 2-1 to the Reds. The game began with fireworks, but the fun for the Nationals subsided...
Via The Nats Blog
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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