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Nationals Top Phillies 7-2 for Third Straight Win: Five Takeaways

Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first, Danny Espinosa followed with a solo shot, and Max Scherzer was sensational, as the Washington Nationals topped the woeful Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. The Nationals are now on a three-game win streak, improving to 5-6 on the season. They will look for their fourth straight win, and the series clincher in Saturday’s matinee. The...
Via KCM Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fister solid into 7th, Nationals defeat Phillies 5-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Doug Fister pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Yunel Escobar and Michael A. Taylor each hit a homer, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Thursday night. Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run double for Washington which, after averaging 2.4 runs through its first seven games, has 22 runs and 28 hits over its last three. Fister (1...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar’s Check-Swing Bat Flip is a Thing of Beauty

Sorry, Jose Bautista, but your strong bat flip after a drawn walk is no longer my favorite flip of the early season. That honor now goes to the Nationals’ Yunel Escobar, who came up with this unique bat flip off a check swing against the Phillies: This embed is invalid" />   If anything, the bat flip just makes Escobar look even more guilty of swinging...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Homers continue to haunt Hamels as Phils fall to Nats

Yunel Escobar hit a leadoff homer off Cole Hamels, and Michael Taylor added a solo shot in the fifth to put Doug Fister and the Nats on top to stay in a 5-2 Washington win in the series opener.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals aren’t this bad, right?

Through seven games, the National League standings are a mess. The 6-1 Braves, roundly projected to finish fourth in the NL East, are doubling up their opposition on the season. The always erratic Colorado Rockies are 5-2 – and are 4-0 on the road, always a challenging task for them. After rolling through the bulk of the rest of the league, hovering around the .500 mark, you get...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals aren’t this bad, right?

Through seven games, the National League standings are a mess. The 6-1 Braves, roundly projected to finish fourth in the NL East, are doubling up their opposition on the season. The always erratic Colorado Rockies are 5-2 – and are 4-0 on the road, always a challenging task for them. After rolling through the bulk of the rest of the league, hovering around the .500 mark, you get...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Late rally comes up short in wild 10th

The Nationals avoided a series sweep to the Phillies on Sunday, with Yunel Escobar scoring from third base on a wild pitch in the 10th inning of a 4-3 victory. It was the go-ahead run with the Nationals also scoring a needed insurance run in the inning.
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries will test Nationals early on, but depth can carry them through

The Washington Nationals are a popular pick among baseball writers (including the crew here at The Outside Corner) to win the 2015 World Series. (Personally, I’m rolling with the Nats for the third year in a row. This is the year!) Winning the NL East seems like a formality for a team that already had a powerhouse roster, yet added infielder Yunel Escobar, reliever Casey Janssen...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries will test Nationals early on, but depth can carry them through

The Washington Nationals are a popular pick among baseball writers (including the crew here at The Outside Corner) to win the 2015 World Series. (Personally, I’m rolling with the Nats for the third year in a row. This is the year!) Winning the NL East seems like a formality for a team that already had a powerhouse roster, yet added infielder Yunel Escobar, reliever Casey Janssen...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sherman: Why The Mets Didn’t Trade Wheeler

So why didn’t the Mets trade Zack Wheeler this offseason? Back when they were surfing the market for the likes of Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius, Yunel Escobar, etc., why did trade discussions end at the mention of Zack Wheeler? Well Joel Sherman of the New York Post has it all figured out. But doesn’t everybody now? “The perception they gave to the industry was Wheeler was...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Escobar out 7-10 days with oblique strain

VIERA, Fla. -- Washington Nationals second baseman Yunel Escobar has a strained side and will be sidelined seven to 10 days. The injury is a Grade 1 left oblique strain, and Manager Matt Williams said Saturday the team is being cautious. He anticipates Escobar returning to spring training games and being ready for opening day. Williams said. ''He'll just be a little delayed on that...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals' Escobar out 7 to 10 days with strained side

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals second baseman Yunel Escobar has a strained side and will be sidelined seven to 10 days. The injury is a Grade 1 left oblique strain, and Manager Matt Williams said Saturday the team is being cautious. He anticipates Escobar returning to spring training games and being ready for opening day. Williams said. ''He'll just be a little delayed on...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Washington Nationals

Despite not making the playoffs in 2013, the Nationals were heavily favored in 2014. Sure enough, they coasted through the NL East, withstanding an early challenge from the Braves, and finished with the best record in the NL. Then, the Giants eliminated them from the NLDS in four games. Once again this winter, Washington was declared the winner of the offseason, and are heavily...
Via The Outside Corner
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What you need to know about Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar The Washington Nationals have recently answered their second base question with the recent arrival of Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. The infielder came to Washington out of a deal that traded Tyler Clippard to the A’s. Escobar was only with the A’s for a week, but before that he played shortstop with the Tampa Bay Rays for two seasons. Now that he is...
Via isportsweb.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Spring Training Preview: The Infield

The Washington Nationals are less than two weeks away from entering Spring Training.  There are not many roster spots up for grabs on what many describe as the National League favorite.   As for the Nats infield, the positions are pretty much set.  The infield was a focus this off-season because of a rare roster need at second base.  The Nats addressed that need via a trade....
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada Worked Out For Tampa Bay Rays

Earlier this week the Tampa Bay Rays worked out Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada. However, Adam Berry of MLB.com, reports that the team is highly unlikely to sign the young infielder. The Tampa Bay Rays traded both their middle infielders in Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, and then filled Escobar’s short stop position with Asdrubal Cabrera. Moncada is short stop/third baseman and...
Via Baseball Essential
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist bids farewell to Rays fans with full-page ad

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Ben Zobrist paid an emotional farewell to Rays fans with this full-page ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times. Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics (along with teammate Yunel Escobar, already traded to the Washington Nationals) earlier this offseason. Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

For now, Nationals planning on Escobar at 2B, Desmond at SS

WASHINGTON (AP) For the moment, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo plans to head into next season with newly acquired Yunel Escobar at second base and possible free-agent-to-be Ian Desmond at shortstop. That does not mean Desmond definitely won't be traded, if the right offer came along. ''Our approach with Ian Desmond has not changed one bit since the end of last season. Ian...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What did the A's want with Yunel Escobar?

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Via Fox Sports
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Tyler Clippard, Deal Yunel Escobar

The Oakland A’s continue its flurry of moves by landing reliever Tyler Clippard in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar. (Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s have landed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Yunel Escobar ends up in Washington in this one-for-one deal. ESPN and other additional outlets have confirmed...
Via The Sports Journal
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Clippard for Escobar

The Washington Nationals have traded All Star reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland A’s in exchange for middle infielder Yunel Escobar. Oakland only acquired Escobar less than a week ago in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, so it certainly appears they acquired him specifically to move him for another piece, which turns out to the former Nats bullpen star. This trade makes sense...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From A’s For Reliever Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A’s picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats get INF Yunel Escobar from A's for RHP Tyler Clippard

  The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A's picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers and 39 RBI for Tampa Bay last season. He has...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. William Ladson of MLB.com reported that the A’s will receive...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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