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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 01, 2014  |  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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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,...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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...
Via The Nats Blog
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...
Via The Nats Blog
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...
Via The Nats Blog
April 06, 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...
Via The Nats Blog
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...
Via The Nats Blog
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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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