Small signings for the Mets to consider

The free agent market is not too great this season, although the Mets have signed Michael Cuddyer. The team has been vocal about possibly acquiring a shortstop, but there are other areas the team could improve upon. For example, Josh Edgin is the best left-handed option for the Mets, and the Mets have not had success with using one main left-handed reliever for the whole season...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

LaRoche's two dingers help Nats top Phils to avoid series sweep

  Adam LaRoche homered twice, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Scott Hairston hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly off Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels in the sixth inning. Hairston started in place of Bryce Harper because of his stellar numbers against the left-hander, who combined with three relievers for a no-hitter against...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Solve Phils, Braves Up Next

The Nationals picked up a full game on the Braves with a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon. With the Miami Marlins shutting out Atlana 4-0, Washington extends their lead in the NL East to seven full games and reduced their magic number to 14. According to Baseball Prospectus, the Nats (80-61) now have a 97.1% probability of winning the division. Playing through an ailing...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington 3, Philadelphia 2; 7 September 2014 (Washington 80-61, Philadelphia 66-76)

Photo Credit: Washington took the field on Sunday looking to salvage a game in this weekend series against the nemesis Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won the first two games of the series, and the last five confrontations between the two teams. Both teams gave starters the day off. The Phillies rested Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Ben Revere. The replacements for the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

LaRoche homers twice; Nationals beat Phillies 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Adam LaRoche homered twice, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Scott Hairston hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly off Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels in the sixth inning. Hairston started in place of Bryce Harper because of his stellar numbers against the left-hander, who combined with three relievers for a no...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

After successful weekend of baseball, Nats look to expand division lead

Coming off a ten game winning streak that was snapped by the SF Giants, the Nationals looked to get back on track with a three game weekend series against the Giants. They did that.  Successfully. The Nats took two out of three from the Giants and expanded their division lead from seven to eight games.  Yesterday’s win over the Giants was a depiction of how powerful and explosive...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dramatic Pirates fan was star of the game with the Nationals

During Sunday night’s Pirates-Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Root Sports cameras kept cutting to a young Pirates fan in the front row that experienced a vast array of emotions during the evening. He went from anger, to sadness, to elation, and back to utter depression when Scott Hairston’s walk off sac fly ended the game. Poor guy. We’ve all been there before. It’s alright, buddy.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Great Scott! Hairston delivers walk-off sac fly (Video)

Nationals 6, Pirates 5: Walk-off weekend! Ho hum, just another walk-off win for the Nats. Jayson Werth comes off the bench to help save the day, Scott Hairston delivers walk-off sac fly in the 11th after Rafael Soriano imploded in the 9th. Walk-off weekend, indeed: #Walkoff!! #WalkOffWeekend — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2014
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Nationals Preview

Amid their longest winning stretch of the season, the Washington Nationals can't help but enjoy the way they've been playing. The NL East leaders hope the fun continues as they look for a seventh consecutive victory Monday night against the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks. A night after overcoming a three-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh 4-3, Washington (69-53) won 6-5 in 11 innings Sunday...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Walk (Off) @ The Park

Another walk off, another three game sweep…. it’s becoming habit at Nationals Park, where Washington outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in eleven innings. The Nats used a three run seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead into the ninth. Closer Rafael Soriano was summoned to close things out, but when all was done, the Pirates held a 5-4 lead going into the home half of the ninth...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hairston's SF lifts Nationals past Pirates in 11

WASHINGTON (AP) Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston's sacrifice fly with one out in the 11th inning scored Jayson Werth to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night and complete a three-game sweep. Werth, who had missed the last five games with a bothersome shoulder, entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and doubled leading off...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins inch closer to pennant and wild card races

MIAMI -- Meaningful games bring forth scrutiny. It's easy to second guess strategy with hindsight.  During the decisive three-run eighth inning of the Miami Marlins' 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon, some may have questioned manager Mike Redmond moves. Lefty Brad Hand, who had thrown only 91 pitches through seven frames, went out to begin the eighth with...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado 6, Washington 4; 23 July 2014 (Washington 55-44, Colorado 41-60)

Photo Credit: On what was a sunny Wednesday morning, the Nationals took the field in Denver looking to sweep the Rockies. Colorado wanted to end a 7-game losing streak. By the time the game ended, the sunny day turned to an overcast afternoon to a summer storm. The Nationals led, fell behind, fought valiantly to get close, but fall just short. The Rockies scored...
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July 23, 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

Bizarre Wins Are Wins

Early this week, the Padres played their longest 9 inning game in franchise history and hit 3 batters for the 22nd time in the process.  They lost. On Wednesday, the Padres salvaged their series against the Pirates and won the getaway game, avoiding a sweep. While that fact is not overly interesting, this one is. The Padres won the game by getting only 1 hit, a bunt single in the...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Milone Shuts Out Former Team, A’s Beat Nationals 8-0

Following a disappointing series against the Seattle Mariners that saw the A’s lose the three originally scheduled contests, the A’s salvaged the second game of the Wednesday double-header (a makeup game from the rainless rainout on April 4th), Oakland opened a weekend set against the National League’s Washington Nationals on Friday evening with an 8-0 win. Tommy Milone, who...
Via BaySportsNet
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals' Scott Hairston reinstated from 15-Day DL

Washington Nationals platoon specialist Scott Hairston was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's tilt against the Los Angeles Dodgers, joining the big league club after a brief rehabilitation stint after his recovery from a strained left oblique.The #Nats reinstated OF Scott Hairston from the 15-day DL and optioned OF Steven Souza Jr to Triple-A Syracuse. .#MLB...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals' Doug Fister, Wilson Ramos, Scott Hairston set for return next week

Three Washington Nationals players, catcher Wilson Ramos, backup outfielder Scott Hairston, and right-handed starter Doug Fister, could return next week to Nats Park for the Dodgers series, writes James Wagner of The Washington Post. Fister, coming back from a strained lat suffered in Spring Training, will make his final rehab start tonight for Double-A Harrisburg, with a goal...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals place Bryce Harper on the DL

The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Bryce Harper on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with a sprained left thumb, reports Bill Ladson of Bryce Harper becomes the fourth player to be placed on the DL this month by the Nationals.  Wilson Ramos, Ryan Zimmerman and Scott Hairston are the other three. Ramos, hurt on Opening Day, had surgery...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Updates: Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, Scott Hairston

Bryce Harper (OF) was not in today's lineup for the Washington Nationals' game against the Atlanta Braves. According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, manager Matt Williams explained that Harper's "day off"  was due to the young slugger's frustration with his slow start (3 for 21, 10 strikeouts, no RBI) and not due to any lingering symptoms from the collision at second base on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Hairston To DL, Zimmerman’s Status Uncertain ☆

The Washington Nationals had some new injury news before the series finale against the Atlanta Braves this afternoon, which resulted in an incredibly funky lineup as the Nats try to avoid the sweep at the hands of their chief rivals. The team officially announced that Scott Hairston had landed on the disabled list with an oblique injury and recalled first baseman Tyler Moore from...
Via The Nats Blog
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A Trip Down Petco’s Memory Lane

This season will mark the 10th season since Padres baseball began play downtown. It’s odd to think of Petco Park as a 10 year old park (6 new parks have opened since Petco did) because it still feels very new. Who are we kidding? It is new! Many seasons Petco Park is the best part about Padres baseball. It remains a crown jewel of baseball stadiums and a destination park for baseball...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese – Colon – Wheeler – Gee – Mejia) projects to combine for...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets are not the Yankees

In 2012 and 2013 the Mets watched the rest of baseball spend money and bring in quality baseball players to improve their teams while they made do with Scott Hairston and Marlon Byrd.  Then comes 2014… 2014 was to be the Met’s year.  This would be the year where ownership would not be able to bemoan the contracts of Jason Bay and Johan Santana.  Sandy Alderson would be free...
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Spring Training Preview: The Outfield

DISCUSS IT IN OUR DC PRO SPORTS REDDIT The Washington Nationals are 23 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Viera Beach for the commencement of spring training.  Position players will follow on February 18.  That being said, we begin out Spring Training Series preview with the Outfield. The outfield is likely one of the most set areas of the Washington Nationals 2014...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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