Time For The Finishing Move

When Jon Niese was busy giving up a grand slam to Wilson Ramos (which would be his MLB record one billionth home run against the Mets … look it up), my mind went back to late August of 2007 when the Mets were swept by the Phillies in Philadelphia to turn a six game lead into a two game lead. Ramos’ grand slam sure as hell looked like the start of that. But Yoenis Cespedes with...
Via Metstradamus
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Wilson Ramos Stops and Admires Grand Slam to Erase Nationals 3-0 Hole vs. Mets

Wilson Ramos hit a much needed grand slam in the fourth inning of Monday’s contest between the Nationals and the New York Mets. The Nationals got off to a shaky start, as their ace Max Scherzer allowed three home runs through the first three innings to put them in a 3-0 hole. But their red-hot offense put them back in the game, loading the bases with a pair of singles and a walk...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Max Scherzer has enjoyed a pretty successful season in his first year with the Washington Nationals, a campaign highlighted by incredible back-to-back starts in June that saw the ace pitch a one-hitter and then a no-hitter. Scherzer went out of his way recently to express gratitude to the guys who sat behind the plate and played a significant part in his consecutive, dominant...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rendon, Ramos homer, Nationals beat Brewers 9-5

WASHINGTON (AP) Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos homered, Danny Espinosa hit a three-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 Sunday. Bryce Harper doubled twice for Washington, which completed consecutive series victories for the first time since winning three straight in late June. Jordan Zimmermann (10-8) allowed four runs over 5 2-3 innings. Matt...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Wilson Ramos Turns Passed Ball into Lucky Break, Throwing Runner out At Third

Nationals’ catcher Wilson Ramos turned a lucky bounce off a passed ball into a great play to record an out at third. Ramos was unable to field Blake Treinen slider. As the ball got away from the catcher it bounced off the back catcher’s wall right into Ramos’ hand. In one motion he was able to turn a potential catastrophic play into a lucky break, throwing out a loafing Rockies’...
Via KCM Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Nationals Need to Start Winning… Now

(To help understand the article I have attached a nice walkthrough by Bleacher Report) The Washington Nationals are in an absolute free fall from division leader with a 90% chance of making the playoffs to a second place club, 4.5 games back from the New York Mets, with a 33.2% chance of making the playoffs. The easiest cause to recognize of the Nationals post All-Star collapse...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ramos' 2-run single give Nationals 5-4 win over D-backs

WASHINGTON (AP) Wilson Ramos blooped a two-run single to right with one out in the bottom of the eighth that helped the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Ryan Zimmerman led off the eighth with a walk off David Hernandez (0-2) and went to third on Jayson Werth's double. One out later, Ramos sliced his single that snapped a 3-3 tie...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Nearly Traded Jacob deGrom For Kelly Shoppach

In his first start since striking out the side on 10 pitches in an electric All-Star Game performance, Jacob deGrom delivered a gem against the first place Nationals en route to a huge 7-2 win for the Mets. Despite one bad pitch that catcher Wilson Ramos turned on for a two-run homer, deGrom went six […]
Via Mets Merized Online
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer's in good hands with Wilson Ramos behind the plate

After Max Scherzer allowed up two hits, two runs and beaned Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams trotted out to his All-Star pitcher. The right-hander's night was over after 4 2/3 innings, the first time he's pitched less than five innings in 385 days. "Guys, I've had stinkers before...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ramos homers twice off position players, Nats crush Rays

  Wilson Ramos had a most unique multihomer game. Ramos homered twice off position players, Bryce Harper and Clint Robinson also went deep, and the Washington Nationals routed the Tampa Bay Rays 16-4 on Tuesday night. ''We had a lot fun as a team,'' Harper said. With the game out of reach, Rays manager Kevin Cash used infielders Jake Elmore and Nick Franklin to pitch the final two...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals knock off Brewers, 7-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yunel Escobar and Wilson Ramos hit two-run homers and Bryce Harper continued his offensive surge by driving in two runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Saturday. It was the just the type of performance the struggling Nationals needed from their 3-4-5 hitters after coming in losers of 11 of 14. While Harper has been hot all season, Escobar...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos explains 'Buffalo' nickname

It's well known by Washington Nationals fans that Wilson Ramos' nickname is "Buffalo," but most actually don't know why he was the given the nickname, or who gave it to him. On an appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Ramos explained the popular nickname. "I got that nickname by Ian Desmond," Ramos said. "It was one day at the stadium and he said to me, 'Hey, you get a lot of hits (foul tips...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant puts Cubs on board early, but Nationals get the win

  Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday. Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine. Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck out three...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Roark, Ramos lead Nationals past Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday. Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine. Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Giants and Mets Future Trade Partners?

New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy, right, hits a three-RBI double in front of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York, Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Giants’ general manager Brian Sabean was in attendance at last weekend’s Nationals/Mets series at Citi Field, presumably...
Via The Sports Journal
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals beat Red Sox 10-5 to avoid sweep

BOSTON (AP) Wilson Ramos hit a three-run double and Ian Desmond a solo homer during Washington's six-run third inning, and the Nationals beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Tyler Moore had a two-run homer that helped back Gio Gonzalez (1-1), who gave up five runs - four earned - and six hits in six innings. Nationals right-hander Rafael Martin pitched...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals defeat Phillies 4-3 in 10 innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wilson Ramos drove in what would be the winning run in the 10th inning with his second RBI of the day, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3. Bryce Harper homered and Clint Robinson had three hits Sunday for the NL East-favored Nationals, who salvaged a win in the three-game series. Darin Ruf homered and Cody Asche had three hits and...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies String Two Wins Together Defeating the Nationals

The Phillies find themselves a game above .500 after taking the second game of the series against the Washington Nationals tonight. Cole Hamels returned to form, only giving up one homer to Wilson Ramos in the 4th inning, and going seven innings with two hits and one run, striking out five.  Jeanmar Gomez gave up the second run in the top of the 8th on a Clint Robinson single,...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NL East Catchers

How do the National League East Catchers shake out? There can be a lot of debate on this list, and by mid-season this list may be completely different – but let’s take a look and see how they currently rank… 1. Wilson Ramos (Nationals) – Ramos is the best catcher in the East. He gunned down 38% of would be base stealers in 2014 while hitting .269 with 27 HR and 106 RBI over...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals rotation is stacked with talent

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Catcher Wilson Ramos was only three or four pitches into his first bullpen session with new Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer when he realized he needed to change gloves. ''Every pitch moved a lot,'' the Nationals catcher said during the first day of workouts. ''It's hard to catch him with a new glove, so I used my old one to feel comfortable. I like to...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats Spring Training Preview: Catchers

The Washington Nationals are approximately three weeks away from returning to Space Coast Stadium in Viera Florida for the commencement of Spring Training.   With that said, we begin our Spring Training position preview.  We start out with Catchers. Catchers The Washington Nationals are set at Catcher, barring injury.  Injury is and has been the main concern for the Nationals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals And Wilson Ramos Avoid Arbitration

The Washington Nationals announced Thursday that they have avoided salary arbitration with catcher Wilson Ramos and agreed on a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports provided details, tweeting Wilson Ramos settles at $3.55M with nats — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 15, 2015 Ramos has shown flashes of stardom in the past but is not very durable and had a less-than-impressive...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals catcher Ramos wins Conigliaro award

BOSTON (AP) Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is the winner of the 25th Tony Conigliaro Award. The honor goes to the player who demonstrated spirit, determination and courage. Ramos survived a kidnapping in his home country of Venezuela in 2011. Since then, he has come back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, a broken hamate bone in his left hand and...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Year in Multi-Run Bunts

In Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants, the Nationals could manage just a single run in 18 innings. In Game 3, the Nationals scored twice that many runs on what was intended to be a sacrifice bunt by Wilson Ramos. Behold, Madison Bumgarner, ever aggressive: Your browser does not support iframes. If I’ve […]
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwing error by Madison Bumgarner hands Nationals momentum

It took until the seventh inning of Game 3, but the Washington Nationals offense finally got a break. With two on and none out, Wilson Ramos laid down a sac bunt. Madison Bumgarner fielded it, and tried to get lead runner Ian Desmond at third base. It didn’t go well. Desmond and Bryce Harper scored on Bumgarner’s throwing error, while Ramos advanced to second. Asdrubal Cabrera...
Via The Outside Corner
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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