Washington Nationals’ September call-ups – Reinforcements for the playoff push

Photo Credit: It’s 1 September. For MLB fans, it’s a big deal. For teams out of the pennant race, it’s a chance to see prospects the organizations hold in high regard. Sometimes, a prospect will show enough to give fans hope for next season. For contenders like the Nationals, it’s a chance to call in reinforcements. Maybe a contender needs a fresh arm...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats promote Michael Taylor to AAA

The Washington Nationals have finally promoted OF Michael Taylor to Syracuse (AAA).  Taylor has had an absolute monster season at Harrisburg (AAA) and looking more and more like the Nationals future center fielder.  In his first two games at AAA, Taylor is 3 for 5 at the plate with two doubles, a run scored, and a run driven in.  In 98 games at Harrisburg, Taylor batted .313 with...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets 6, Washington 1; 5 August 2014 (Washington 60-51, New York Mets 54-59)

Photo Credit: The Mets come into Nationals Park after losing 3 of 4 at Citi Field against the Giants. Gio Gonzalez and the Mets’ Zack Wheeler were the starters on Tuesday night. Washington missed Wilson Ramos (on paternity leave for the birth of his daughter). Catcher Sandy Leon came up from AAA Syracuse to take Ramos’ place on the roster. Earlier on Tuesday,...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis 5, Washington 2, 14 June 2014 (Washington 35-33, St. Louis 37-32)

Photo Credit: Another day, another loss at St. Louis. Washington was swept in the Gateway City over the weekend. In game three, Jaime Garcia scattered five hits in seven innings, and Matt Adams hit his daily home run to give the Cardinals a lead they wouldn’t relinquish (again). On Sunday, Washington manager Matt Williams changed parts of the lineup to seek...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Federal Reserve: Washington Nationals Draft Signings and Minor League Notes

A week after the beginning of the MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals are already stocking the farm system. Reports indicate that they have signed, among others, third-round selection Jakson Reetz, a high school catcher, and fifth-rounder Drew Van Orden, a righthander out of Duke. As the Nationals sign their remaining draft choices, there are two particular prospects that can bolster...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nationals Have Really Good Defensive Catchers

When Wilson Ramos went down with a broken hand on Opening Day, it was a huge dagger to the Washington Nationals’ offense. Ramos was the Nats cleanup hitter that day, and he has exceptional gap power. The injury left new acquisition Jose Lobaton and long-time farmhand Sandy Leon as the team’s catchers for about two months. So while the Nats have missed out on Ramos’ big bat...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minus Franchise Faces, Nats Beat Braves In Thriller

It would have been easy to be pessimistic about this game when the lineup featuring Kevin Frandsen, Nate McLouth, and Sandy Leon was revealed. But behind a strong start from Taylor Jordan, the Washington Nationals (4-2) weathered some great pitching from the Atlanta Braves (4-2) to grab a win in the series finale. The Nats were feeling the pressure against their NL East competition...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals place C Wilson Ramos on DL, recall C Sandy Leon

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to remove a fractured hamate bone from his left hand. Ramos, who visited with hand specialist Dr. Kenneth Means on Tuesday, had the operation Wednesday and he will begin his rehab immediately. The team placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 1, before Wednesday’s game, and...
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April 02, 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...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven-Run Inning Leads Nats Past Mets

The Nats busted a two-game losing streak today as the offense came alive and shellacked the Mets, 11-5, on the strength of seven runs in the eighth inning. The game featured some great showings by prospects, which is, as always, the real story in any Spring Training game. Gio Gonzalez started the game, allowing just one hit and striking out one in two scoreless innings in his...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Minor Roster Moves (2/7)

The Washington Nationals made two roster moves over the last twenty-four hours. First, the Nationals have signed veteran catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league deal with a spring training invitations.  Hill will join another veteran, Chris Snyder, and younger backups Sandy Leon and Jhonatan Solano in a four man fight to back up starter Wilson Ramos.   The position backing up Ramos...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Rule V Draft results

Major League Baseball’s Rule V Draft was held today.  Washington had no selections in the Major League phase of the draft due to the fact they have a full 40 man roster.   The Nats did lose one prospect, but gained two players in the Triple AAA phase of the Draft. For background purposes, for the MLB phase, eligible players can be selected and placed on the 25-man roster for...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Glove work helps Nats find a way in Philly, 3-2

Late Wednesday night inside the Washington Nationals clubhouse players glued to their eyes to the television screens which showed a ballgame in Cincinnati that mattered to them. Craig Stammen had approached Jordan Zimmermann and told him in reference to the blind scoop at first that contributed to the Nationals’ harebrained 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies “Nice play...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond revoked Tyler Moore's Man Card

In other Washington Nationals spring training news, Ian Desmond revoked "cowboy" Tyler Moore's Man Card for eating corn on the cob with a knife and fork in the Nats clubhouse on Thursday. And yes, this is more important than the cuts earlier this morning that sent Eury Perez, Nathan Karns, Sandy Leon, Anthony Rendon, Pat McCoy, Will Rhymes, and Matt Skole to the...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Player-By-Player Wrap Up: Chien-Ming Wang, Sandy Leon, Ryan Perry

Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy. Many people saw Chien-Ming Wang’s 2012 season coming from a million miles away. He showed signs...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricane Sandy Leon?

Truth be told, we were just looking for an excuse to use a "Hurricane Sandy Leon" headline. And so, while you're sitting around waiting for Hurricane Sandy and the Frankenstorm, let's revisit Nats' catching prospect Sandy Leon's first Major League hit in July off R.A. Dickey. Of course, Leon's first knock came just two months after he was removed from...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The bullpen once again comes up short as the Phils lose to the Nats, 4-2.

The Phils’ bullpen comes up short as the Phils lose to the Nats, 4-2. The Phils took the lead in the fourth as Darin Ruf hits a lead-off home run, his second home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Nats tied it up at one-all in their half of the fourth as, with a man on third, and with two men out, Roger Bernadina hits an RBI single, knocking in Adam LaRoche, who...
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals 4, Phillies 2

WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche started the sixth inning with a tie-breaking homer, and the Washington Nationals went on to a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night. The Nationals (97-64) moved one step closer to locking up the top spot in the National League playoffs and home-field advantage all the way through. The magic number for that is one, pending the outcome...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Prime Nine: Washington Nationals

The Nationals farm system is a lot like other farm systems. When teams move from the cellar to the penthouse, the farm system goes through a number of changes. Players either graduate from the farm system to the ML lineup or they are traded to acquire players that become integral parts of the teams turnaround. In the case of the Nationals, they had both at the same time...
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals activate DeRosa, recall Lannan from AAA

The Washington Nationals has reinstated OF Mark DeRosa from the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan, catcher Sandy Leon and outfielder Eury Perez from Triple-A Syracuse. Lannan, Washington's opening day starter in 2009-10, is 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts this season with the Nationals. The 27-year-old left-hander is expected to join the rotation...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals activate DeRosa, call up three from minors

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan, catcher Sandy Leon and outfielder Eury Perez from Class AAA Syracuse, and activated infielder Mark DeRosa from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Saturday. Lannan is 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts this season with the Nationals and went 9-11 with a 4.30 ERA in 24 Class AAA starts. Leon is 7-for-28 in...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Phils are unable to complete the sweep as they are blanked by the Nats, 3-0.

The Phils are prevented from completing the sweep as they get blanked by the Nats, 3-0. The Phils tried to take the lead in the second as, with two men on, and with one man out, John Mayberry, Jr., who had earlier reached base on a force out, 5-4, as Ty Wigginton, who had lead-off the inning reaching base on third baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s fielding error, is wiped out at second...
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats Trade for Catcher Kurt Suzuki

The Nats got the one piece they were after, trading the A’s for catcher Kurt Suzuki. He’ll be added to the Jesus Flores-Sandy Leon rotation. His offensive numbers are poor this season (.218/.250/.286), but he’s thrown out a high percentage of base-runners, something with which the Nats struggle mightily. Suzuki is 23-for-60 while Flores is a miserable 5-for-43. So there is...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Storen's back and that makes Johnson relieved

Even in a loss, manager Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson saw some good things. Backup catcher Sandy Leon, called up before the game, notched his first major league hit. Starting infielder Ian Desmond, who was out most of the week with a left oblique injury, pinch hit and played shortstop in the late going. He contributed a base hit and a run scored. But the return...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

If The Nationals Make A Trade, Who Could Be Dealt?

A couple weeks ago I wrote about what the Nationals might be looking to acquire at the trade deadline. Now it is time to look at what they may have to give up. It is still a bit of a mystery as to what teams are going to have to spend to acquire players because the market is still developing, and according to some rumors the buying and selling teams are far apart. That is understandable...
Via The Nats Blog
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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