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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
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Washington Nationals – A Look Back in Admiration

Photo Credit: cityofchampionssports.com Pitchers and catchers are reporting at spring training sites all over southern Florida and parts of Arizona. The Washington Nationals commence preparation on a 2015 journey that looks highly optimistic on paper. The Nationals’ 2014 season ended with a series loss to eventual World Series champion San Francisco. For Washington’s fans,...
Via DC Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five (Other) Things to Ponder About the 2015 Washington Nationals

Photo Credit: fansided.com This weekend, MLB spring training opens in Arizona & Florida. Virtually all Nationals’ fans are aware of the team’s signing free agent pitcher Max Scherzer during the off-season. Those same fans are aware of the departure of first baseman Adam LaRoche & third baseman Ryan Zimmerman moving across the diamond to succeed LaRoche. Yes, set-up reliever...
Via DC Sports-Kings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How The 2015 Washington Nationals Came To Be

With spring training upon us, I thought I would take stock of the club’s roster and how they got here. Take a look below at the Washington Nationals starters and how they ended up  with the organization: C Wilson Ramos - Traded for former closer Matt Capps1B Ryan Zimmerman - No. 4 pick in the 2005 First Year Player Draft2B  Yunel Escobar - Traded for set-up man Tyler ClippardSS...
Via The Nats Blog
16 days ago  |  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

WATCH: Aaron Barrett airmails pitch, gets the out at home

As if the Nationals game 4 against  the Giants wasn’t stressful enough, Aaron Barrett just added to it. In the bottom of the 7th inning, just after Barrett threw a wild pitch to give the Giants a 3-2 lead, the Nationals tried to intentionally walk Pablo Sandoval. Instead of delivering the ball to Wilson Ramos, Barrett threw the ball over Ramos’ head to the backstop. Luckily...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Elimination Games Are Brutal, Let’s Watch Another Tomorrow

Emotions during an elimination playoff game are decidedly different than any other game. Nerves are running high, and any time that someone isn’t able to come up with a key hit, it feels like the end of the world. That seems especially true when the team you’re pulling for has scored only three runs in their first 27 innings of baseball, including in one game that went 18 preposterous...
Via The Nats Blog
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

STILL ALIVE

  Nationals 4, Giants 1: Not dead yet. They have a pulse. Nats live to fight another day: NLDS Game 4 Tuesday. Can't Doug Fister just pitch again? Still can't believe a Wilson Ramos sac bunt opened the floodgates in the 7th (video). The Buffalo. Think about that. (Screencap via MLB.com video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 06, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Fangraphs
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 Bloguin Best
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

Jordan Zimmermann pitches no-hitter

The last time Jordan Zimmermann was on the mound for the Nationals he took a comebacker off his right shoulder. A bad bruise and soreness to the shoulder forced manager Matt Williams to push back his start to Sunday’s season finale versus the Miami Marlins. Williams also was forced to wait and see how Zimmermann responded before he settled on a rotation for the National Division...
Via KCM Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

And then there were two...

Thankfully, the Nats have a closer again. "We’re excited. We’re close." (Wilson Ramos, via Washington Post, 9/16/2014) Nationals 4, Braves 2: Stephen Strasburg throws seven shutout innings to exorcise some Atlanta demons. Nats reduce magic number to clinch NL East to two games after things got dicey with Rafael Soriano in the 9th. Get it done tonight, gents. ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

And then there were four...

Wilson Ramos admires his 2-run homer in the seventh, which broke a 0-0 deadlock. Nationals 3, Mets 0: Magic Number to clinch NL East drops to 4 with another win over Mets, another loss by the Barves. Jordan Zimmermann wiggles out of lots of early trouble, earns 12th win of the season. It'll be nice to have Wilson Ramos around in the playoffs. And here's video the Buffalo...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Blank Mets 3-0

Wilson Ramos’ two run homer in the top of the 7th broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the Nationals went on to shutout the Mets 3-0, Sunday afternoon in New York. Washington (85-63) has an opportunity to wrap up the National League East during the three game series in Atlanta, which begins on Monday. Magic number: 5. #Nats #NLEast #ItsHappening pic.twitter.com/VNTcaVyTjP ...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for the ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew Storen earned his fifth save of the season to secure...
Via The Nats Blog
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramos, Zimmermann lead Nats to 3-0 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) The Washington Nationals won with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound for a ninth straight start, getting a two-run homer from Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Zimmermann allowed six hits and a walk in outpitching Jonathon Niese for 6 2-3 innings, helping Washington reduce its magic number for winning a second division...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Deep Six! Nationals homer six times, pound Mariners, King Felix

Up above, King Felix's Court looking on stunned after Wilson Ramos connected for the fourth HR off Hernandez last night in Seattle. "We were running good today." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 8/31/2014) Nationals 8, Mariners 3: Back on track. Nationals homer six times (video here), including four against Felix Hernandez, which made for many opportunities for batting...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Rock King Felix

The Nationals broke their three game losing streak on Friday night, beating the Mariners 8-3 in Seattle. The Nats used the long ball, six on the night, to support a solid pitching performance by Jordan Zimmermann. Washington hit six home runs in one game for only the fourth time in club history, but the most amazing aspect is that four of them came off arguably the best pitcher in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals hammer four home runs off Felix Hernandez

When you’re riding a three-game losing streak, facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez isn’t exactly endearing. But that was the challenge the Washington Nationals were up against on Friday. It was a challenge they conquered early, hammering four home runs off the king in the first four innings en route to the Nationals 8-3 win. Felix Hernandez has never allowed four homers...
Via KCM Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Horns up! Wilson Ramos hits walk-off ground-rule double (Video)

Up above, video of the Buffalo's walk-off ground-rule double Saturday night. Nats wake up and come from behind to beat the Pirates late and 4-3 thanks to Adam LaRoche game-tying HR in the 8th, Ramos walks 'em off in the 9th. Ramos got a couple of Gatorade baths for the effort: Have a night, @WRamosC3! Recap: http://t.co/EsX5xJDnTJ #IBackTheNats pic.twitter.com/QmCIAq9mPw ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramos walk-off gives Nats NL’s best record

After Wilson Ramos’s ball bounced off the right field warning track and into the bullpen, he became one of many to get ice poured on his head this week. But he was the only one to lead the Washington Nationals (68-53) to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-59) with a walk-off ground-rule double. With the win, the Nationals extended their winning streak to five games, matching...
Via The Nats Blog
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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