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Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 win over Braves

The Washington Nationals are the 2014 National League East division champions after knocking off the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. Hey October, here come the #Nats! #NothingButOctober #Postseason pic.twitter.com/fN0kZZ7cAO — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 17, 2014 It was fitting to rely on their captain Ian Desmond to provide all the offense needed for the win. First...
Via KCM Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats Clinch: Beast Of The East

The Washington Nationals are champions of the NL East! The Nats capturing the division for the second time in three years, with a 3-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals now lead the NL East by 12.5 games, the largest lead in all the majors. The margin is also the biggest in Washington baseball history, dating back to 1900. Showing nerves of steel, Roark pitched like...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report: Week 24

Ah, the stretch run and the second to last Holds post of the year.  If your not streaming RP at this point to your advantage, I don't know what else to tell you but to give me your password, and just get ready for Sunday fundays.  It's not Sunday is it?  Because I can't talk about it with it around, because it slowly consumes me, then beats me, steals all my money...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report: Week 24

Ah, the stretch run and the second to last Holds post of the year.  If your not streaming RP at this point to your advantage, I don't know what else to tell you but to give me your password, and just get ready for Sunday fundays.  It's not Sunday is it?  Because I can't talk about it with it around, because it slowly consumes me, then beats me, steals all my money...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen gives Tyler Clippard bunny ears in the bullpen (Video)

There are antics, and then there are bullpen antics. Like, Drew Storen giving Tyler Clippard bunny ears on TV in the bullpen Monday night. Nothing else to see here. Clippard didn't look so pleased when Matt Williams pulled him in the 8th with 2 on and 2 out, choosing to have Matt Thornton face Freddie Freeman: Clippard on not facing Freeman: “The eighth inning is...
Via Nationals Enquirer
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats victorious in playoff-like atmosphere against Braves

You want tense, September pennant-race drama against a division rival? You got it tonight when the Nationals and Braves opened a big, 3-game series that will go a long way toward either moving the Nats a step closer to the NL East title or allow Atlanta to sneak its way back into the race. Doug Fister was brilliant over 7 innings of work, shutting out the Braves and even convincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 23 Closer Report

Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Welcome to another edition of the Closer Report here at the Fantasy Fix for Week 23. News continues to come out of a variety of bullpens so we’ll keep reporting on it until it stops. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here. Also, my look at the 2015...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Manager Williams: “We Need To Address The Closer Situation”

Photo Credit: ca.sports.yahoo.com On Saturday, the Washington Times ran a post from writer Tom Schad regarding the Nationals’ closer situation. Rafael Soriano has blown consecutive saves (separated by a scheduled off-day) the last two games. Soriano has given up homers in both blown saves, including two home runs in the ninth inning on Friday night. First off, acknowledge the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (65-75). In the ninth inning, Soriano entered with the score at...
Via The Nats Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Outlast Dodgers In 14 To Take Series

It took more than five and a half hours, but the Nationals took care of business on Wednesday, beating the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 8-5 in 14 innings. Washington (79-59) maintaining a seven game lead over Atlanta in the NL East, the Braves were 7-4 winners over the Phillies. Adam LaRoche who didn’t even get in the game until the ninth inning was the difference, driving in five runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 24th

This week was absolutely crazy. The Nationals walked off three times. The Cardinals walked off on the Reds twice. There must be a pennant race going on. August 18th, Diamondbacks vs Nationals (11 innings). The first of many this week for Washington, and perhaps the most exciting of them all after a Tyler Clippard blown save in the ninth. August 18th, Reds vs Cardinals (ten innings...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 24th

This week was absolutely crazy. The Nationals walked off three times. The Cardinals walked off on the Reds twice. There must be a pennant race going on. August 18th, Diamondbacks vs Nationals (11 innings). The first of many this week for Washington, and perhaps the most exciting of them all after a Tyler Clippard blown save in the ninth. August 18th, Reds vs Cardinals (ten innings...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blast from the past: Baseball America's top 10 Yankee prospects from 2006

I saw this on an nyyfans.com forum yesterday, and it got me a-thinkin'...Here is Baseball America's snapshot of the Yankees' best prospects of 2006. The red marks are mine. Seven out of 10 players have had productive MLB careers (I'm nixing Tabata, a disappointment, otherwise, you could argue 8 of 10.) To this day, some scouts claim the oft-injured Chris Garcia had...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

They put the port-a-potties in the home bullpen at Nationals Park again

And so, Nationals Park hosted a One Direction concert Monday night - and once again the home bullpen served as a giant toilet in the form of a port-a-potty station (photo above via @jherlands). It begs the question: Why not the visitors bullpen? @dcsportsbog seriously, why not in the visitors' bullpen? #nats #RespectTheBullpen pic.twitter.com/6ihHTenMCQ — Julie Herlands...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fister pitches Nats to 4-2 win over the Reds

The Washington Nationals received another stellar start from Doug Fister (10-2) as he tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  On the day, Fister threw 104 pitches and threw 76 strikes.  He only permitted three hits while fanning five batters.  Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth inning from the bullpen.  Aaron Barrett allowed...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything marginal for Reds in losing streak

CINCINNATI -- The Reds were doing all kinds of things right before the All-Star break. They were the kinds of things that lead to winning eight of 11 games and feeling all warm and fuzzy about the prospects for the rest of the season. That time seems much longer than two weeks ago. Friday's 4-1 loss to Washington at Great American Ball Park, the seventh loss in a row since returning...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

For Tyler Clippard, it’s All About Adapting

A stocky 6 foot three pitcher drafted in the 9th round of the 2003 June Amateur draft had just been traded to
Via On-Base Talk
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard in shades during All-Star Game introductions

Up above, a shot of Tyler Clippard in sunglasses during pregame introductions before the All-Star Game last night. (Screencap via @xmasape) What's with the shades, Tyler? "I just put on the shades. They were prescription, and I wanted to be able to see. So it was either that or my glasses. I couldn’t really change. I was like, ‘Uh, I probably shouldn’t be wearing...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard throws a pitch to the backstop in the All-Star Game (Video)

Here's video of Tyler Clippard throwing his second pitch to the backstop in the 5th inning of the All-Star Game last night; Reds catcher Devin Mesocaro played the carom perfectly and nearly picked off Alexei Ramirez at third. Clippard threw 11 pitches, 8 strikes, didn't give up a hit, but allowed an inherited runner to score. No vulture win this time around for Clippard...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper was at the 2014 All Star Game FanFest in Minnesota (on a wall)

And so, only a single Nationals player (Tyler Clippard) represented the team at the All-Star Game in Minnesota Tuesday night. But at least Bryce Harper made it on a wall at FanFest this year? (Photo above via @NatsHR2Win) What a difference a year makes: Last year, Harper hit 24 home runs in the Home Run Derby but lost to Yoennis Cespedes; although his beard and his brother'...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Is A 2014 National League All-Star

Photo Credit: sbnation.com Sunday, the Nationals’ reliever Tyler Clippard announced that he was named to the National League All-Star team. He was named ostensibly to replace Atlanta’s Julio Teheran, but effectively Clippard replaces Washington teammate Jordan Zimmermann. Since Zimmermann was Washington’s only All-Star, the team would need another National for Tuesday’s game...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Earned It

The news that the Nats will have an all-star after all, and that that all-star will be Tyler Clippard, is a little puzzling. Basically because Rafael Soriano is the closer, and he has a 0.97 ERA to boot. Clippard’s ERA (2.03) isn’t quite there, but his other numbers are. He leads the pen in innings (40) and strikeouts (53), and he handles high-leverage eighth-inning situations...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats down the Cubs 2-1, win series

The Washington Nationals completed a three game series win, taking two out of three from Chicago, by defeating the Cubs today, 2-1.  Ryan Zimmerman delivered a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning to lift the Nats to the win and pull them to with .5 games of Atlanta. The Nats were the recipients of another quality start on the mound.  Jordan Zimmermann tossed six shutout...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Take Over First Place With Win Over Astros

The Washington Nationals (36-33) ended a four-game losing streak against the resurgent Houston Astros (32-40) on Tuesday, beating them 6-5. The score doesn’t really tell the story of the game, though. The Nats dominated the first seven innings before the usually stellar Tyler Clippard had a rare clunker of an outing in the eighth, making it much closer than it should have been...
Via The Nats Blog
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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