Scherzer dominates & Nationals win again

The Washington Nationals took seven dominating innings from Max Scherzer, another home run from Bryce Harper and some timely late pitching from their veteran relievers to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in front of a partisan crowd at Wrigley Field. #HappyHandshakes! On to the next! — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 28, 2015 The win improves Washington’s...
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Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night. The top two free-agent pitchers on the market last offseason, Scherzer (6-3) and Lester faced off in a memorable matchup in the finale of the three-game series. Scherzer, who signed a seven-year...
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Max Scherzer and Jon Lester Face Off for First Time in NL

Two American League transplants, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester, will face off for the first time in the National League tonight at Wrigley Field. Scherzer, who joined the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $210 million deal, and Lester, who joined the Chicago Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal, have both handled the league change very well so far this season. Scherzer looks...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, May 27

Yesterday’s lineup had a couple late changes brought on due to the weather in Cincinnati. Basically, I was worried about rain impacting the game, so I swapped out Marlon Byrd when I officially saw Andre Ethier was starting for the Dodgers. That caused a little reshuffling, such as swapping out Chris Colabello for Edwin Encarnacion and Giancarlo Stanton for Hunter Pence. Overall...
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LEADING OFF: Lester vs Scherzer in high-priced matchup

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- ACES START Top free agent prizes will be on the mound with Jon Lester and Max Scherzer starting as the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals wrap up a three-game set. Lester is 4-0 in five starts in May after going 0-2 in April for Chicago. Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, has won four straight starts...
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The Nationals Week That Was: May 18 – 24

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Max Scherzer Dominating in his First Year With the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Nationals were a hot pick to win the World Series at the beginning of the 2014 season, in a big part due to their great starting...
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With Scherzer out of the way, Phillies look to get to Nationals struggling starting staff

View image | Sean O'Sullivan was the heavy underdog last night. Facing Nationals starter Max Scherzer, who has been near dominant in 2015, the Phillies did not seem to have a chance. Yet, O'Sullivan allowed just two earned runs in his six innings of work. Unfortunately for O'Sullivan, the...
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Scherzer no stranger: O’Sullivan holds his own

Maybe the fourth time will be the charm for Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan. He made his fifth start of the season Friday in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park, but it was the third time he matched up against Nationals ace Max Scherzer...
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Harper, Scherzer carry Nationals to win over Phillies

  Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win. Harper's homer, his 11th in 14 games, tied the score 1-1 in the second inning and Ian Desmond's RBI double drove in Scherzer with the go-ahead run in the sixth. The NL East-leading Nationals...
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Scherzer pitches & runs Nationals past Phillies

#CurlyWWWWWW — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 23, 2015 Make that six-straight Curly W's! #IBackTheNats — MASN Nationals (@masnNationals) May 23, 2015 Season-high six straight W's #HappyHandshakes! — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 23, 2015 The #Nats are now 18-4 in their...
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Harper, Scherzer carry Nationals to 2-1 win over Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win. Harper's homer, his 11th in 14 games, tied the score 1-1 in the second inning and Ian Desmond's RBI double drove in Scherzer with the go-ahead run in the sixth. The NL East...
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Scherzer delivers another dominant performance as Nationals edge Phillies

Washington, DC - Phillies starter Sean O'Sullivan did his best to keep his team in the game, but a sixth-inning double by Ian Desmond paired with another gem from Max Scherzer gave the Nationals the advantage in this one, 2-1. Bryce Harper went deep for his 16th home run of...
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Gameday 44: Phillies vs. Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (18-25) at Washington Nationals (24-17) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Sean O’Sullivan, (1-2, 3.68) vs.WAS: Max Scherzer, (4-3, 1.75) Time: 7:05 pmTV: NBCWeather: Partly Cloudy, 80 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: After splitting the series with the Colorado Rockies, the Phillies will face the division leading Nationals for a 3-game...
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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...
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 22, 2015

View image | Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Friday’s fifteen game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast Rain is a huge DFS pain in the ass, and thankfully...
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Phillies-Nationals Preview

Through the first three weeks of the season, few teams disappointed more than the Washington Nationals. Over the past three weeks, none have been more impressive. With Bryce Harper and the NL's best offense leading the charge, the Nationals will look for their pitching staff to follow suit Friday night when they open a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies. Washington (24...
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Forecast Calls for more Chocolate Syrup in D.C., Washington Nationals now sole Possessors of First in NL East

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals runs to first base after hitting a double during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Major League Baseball teams often reward a hitter with a whipped cream pie to the face following a walk-off hit, but the Washington Nationals have...
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The Washington Nationals Have a Dangerous Amount of Hershey’s Syrup

Ever wonder what a shipment of 108 bottles of Hershey’s chocolate syrup looks like? If so, you’re in luck, because Washington Nationals clubhouse assistant, Darwin Beacham, tweeted out the following photo of the team’s shipment Thursday morning: I think we are set for awhile! Thanks @HersheysKisses #Nats #HersheysSyrup — DB (@SpartyDB) May 21,...
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Scherzer's chocolate syrup helps Nationals toast big wins

WASHINGTON (AP) Let the chocolate syrup flow. As the Washington Nationals have set aside a slow start and entered Wednesday in a tie atop the NL East, they developed an unusual way to celebrate their mounting collection of comeback victories: Starting pitcher Max Scherzer pours chocolate from a bottle on the player responsible for producing the winning run. Scherzer, who joined...
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Fantasy Baseball - Quality Starts vs Wins

View image | If your fantasy baseball league still has Wins as a category, it is time to have a league meeting.  The W is sometimes not earned and can EASILY be taken away from a starter who had a phenomenal outing, or even handed to your closer that just blew a save!Below are the top 30 pitchers, according to our scoring system, and shows the difference between...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ryan Zimmerman Hits 10th Career Walk-off HR to Push Nats past Yankees

  View image | Bryce Harper may be the Nationals‘ headliner, but the “Original” Ryan Zimmerman stole the show with his 10th walk-off home run of his career to give the Nationals a 8-6 win over the New York Yankees in the 10th inning. Nearly nine years to the date of his first walk-off homer, coincidentally against the Yankees, Zimmerman stole another...
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While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 38 (WAS vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (19-19) scored just one run against the Washington Nationals (21-17) last night at Petco Park. And it only took them eight and two-thirds innings to do it, in the process of dropping the third of four games by a score of...
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Scherzer shuts down Padres to lead Nationals to win

  With runners on the corners and one out in the seventh, with a shutout still on the line, Max Scherzer put an exclamation mark on his brilliant start. Scherzer notched his 10th and 11th strikeouts to get out of the jam and the Washington Nationals went on to beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Saturday night, their 14th victory in 18 games. ''I always believe your last 15 pitches dictate...
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Rapid Reaction: Nationals 4, Padres 1

  View image | The Washington Nationals have now won 14 of their last 18 games, as they topped the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Saturday night. With the win they are now just one-half game behind the New York Mets for first place in the National League East. The Nationals are 4-2 on their west coast swing, and look to take the four-game series with San Diego in...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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