YUNIEL ESCOBAR NEWS

NL East-Leading Nationals Continue To Be Popular Draw In Ticket Sales

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals storm into July looking every bit as good as they were expected to be leading up to the 2015 MLB season. Already atop the NL East, Bryce Harper and co. look to distance themselves even further from the pesky New York Mets as they aim to secure the division and return to the playoffs. After a slow start because of injuries...
Via KCM Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar is having a spectacular season at the plate for the Washington Nationals

While 22-year-old right fielder Bryce Harper has drawn most of the attention this season for the Washington Nationals, third baseman Yunel Escobar is having a stellar season at the plate for the Nats. For the year, Escobar is hitting .322 with 83 hits, including nine doubles and four home runs. He has the highest average among qualified third basemen in the National League and the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Revisiting the biggest offseason moves

When general manager Mike Rizzo signed 30-year-old Max Scherzer to the Washington Nationals with a seven-year, $210 million deal over this past offseason, many questioned if Rizzo was a bit too over his head. The Nats already had their hands on a group of starters that could each individually be considered the ace of their own rotation, and although Scherzer was the 2013 Cy Young...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper homers in Nats' 9-run first inning against Pirates

  Bryce Harper and Yunel Escobar homered during a nine-run burst in the first inning, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Sunday. Gio Gonzalez (5-4) pitched seven shutout innings as the Nationals completed a three-game sweep. Pittsburgh arrived at Nationals Park this weekend with an eight-game winning streak, but was stopped by the pitching-rich Nationals...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar has been an Important Piece in the Washington Nationals Lineup

MILWAUKEE, WI – JUNE 14: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Yunel Escobar #5 celebrate after reaching on a RBI double hit by Clint Robinson during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 14, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) During the 2014 offseason, the Washington Nationals decided to...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Erasmo Ramirez hit a batter, the catcher, AND the ump...with one pitch

Tampa Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez hit Washington National Yunel Escobar, Rene Rivera, AND the ump...with one pitch.Don't see that fail trifecta every day.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
16 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Nationals beat 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 its 3-4-5 hitters after coming in losers of 11 of 14. While Harper has been hot all season, Escobar...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar leaves Nationals game with wrist injury

Another Washington Nationals player has injured his wrist, only this one seems to be nowhere near as serious as Jayson Werth's wrist injury, which will keep him sidelined until at least August. In the first inning of the Nationals' game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, third baseman Yunel Escobar appeared to tweak his right wrist in a check swing during his at-bat, which was...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar leaves game early against Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left the game against the Chicago Cubs after one inning. Escobar struck out Thursday night against Jake Arrieta while attempting to check his swing, ending the first inning. When the Nationals took the field in the second, Anthony Rendon moved from second base to third and Danny Espinosa entered to play second...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

50 games into the season, Nationals offseason moves shine bright

Looking to build off of last season’s 96 win team, the Nationals were extremely active in the offseason. Washington prioritized solidifying their bench, adding to their starting pitching and bringing in middle infield help during the winter offseason. Now, 50 games into the 2015 regular season, here is a look at how some of Washington’s key offseason decisions have played out...
Via isportsweb.com
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Under Yunel’s Spell

Yunel Escobar (+31.3%) was the most added player in fantasy baseball this past week. The 32-year-old middle infielder who hasn't reached double digits in home runs since 2011 and has never stolen more than 6 bases in a single season. The same player who hasn't produced a batting average above .258 since the 2011 season. Yup, that Yunel Escobar. So, what exactly is going on here...
Via Razzball
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Nationals 4, Padres 1

  View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals have now won 14 of their last 18 games, as they topped the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Saturday night. With the win they are now just one-half game behind the New York Mets for first place in the National League East. The Nationals are 4-2 on their west coast swing, and look to take the four-game series with San Diego in...
Via KCM Sports
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard for Yunel Escobar: Revisiting the Oakland Athletics-Washington Nationals Offseason Trade

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, left, and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, congratulate each other following their 7-5 team win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Jim Cowsert) Nobody expected the offseason trade between the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals that sent Tyler Clippard...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins' late lead disappears in loss to Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits, the last a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 Monday night. Washington trailed 4-2 before sending eight batters to the plate in the eighth against Bryan Morris (3-1). A leadoff walk and a home run by Ian Desmond tied it, and with two outs...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals rally past Marlins 6-4

WASHINGTON (AP) Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits, the last a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 Monday night. Washington trailed 4-2 before sending eight batters to the plate in the eighth against Bryan Morris (3-1). A leadoff walk and a home run by Ian Desmond tied it, and with two outs the...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar hits walk-off home run, slides headfirst into home plate

So Yunel Escobar's walk-off home run to bail out Drew Storen and the Nats last night (video above) was pretty great. But the GIF of Escobar's headfirst slide into home plate after the fact is pretty much the greatest thing ever. It features the slide, a Gatorade shower, Denard Span freaking out over getting hit with said Gatorade, and a majestic Bryce Harper hair flip: #Walkoff
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Drop Cardinals 2-1: Pieces Falling into Place for World Series Favorites

Washington Nationals’ Yunel Escobar celebrates the game winning solo home run as he slides into home during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1, in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Las Vegas odds makers ranked the Washington Nationals as the stand-alone preseason...
Via The Sports Journal
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Holliday gets Cards to extra innings, but Escobar, Nats prevail

WASHINGTON -- Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of the season for Escobar, who was supposed to be Washington's second baseman, but is filling in at third base while...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Missed opportunities loom large, Yunel Escobar walks off in Cardinals 2-1 loss to Nationals

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn made his 100th career start in the three-game series opener Tuesday night in Washington D.C. against the Nationals.And just like most of his previous starts in his career, his 100th one was also consistent and impressive.Though the only problem was that he was dealt with the no-decision. That is because the Cardinals offense was non-existent until the...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals “Walk Off” 2-1 Over Cardinals in Ten

The Nationals blew a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning, but Yunel Escobar’s third career walk off solo home run in the bottom of the tenth inning gave Washington a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. Heroes welcome for Yuni!! #Walkoff #SafeAtHome pic.twitter.com/zNebCB43EA — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 22, 2015 Drew Storen came on in the top...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's HR in 10th lifts Nationals over Cardinals 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of the season for Escobar, who was supposed to be Washington's second baseman but is filling in at third base...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 12, 2015  |  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
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