YUNIEL ESCOBAR NEWS

Nationals expect Escobar back Tuesday; Span also nearing return

Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday night and center fielder Denard Span may not be far behind him.Escobar suffered a hyperextended neck when he crashed into a fan while pursuing a foul ball in the first inning of Friday's game and sat out the rest of the weekend, but Nationals manager Matt Williams believes he'll be back for...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers at Nationals

Just as Washington welcomed one of baseball's top infield prospects to the majors, it may be without its veteran third baseman for the immediate future. While Trea Turner continues to get situated in the majors, it's uncertain if Yunel Escobar will be available for the struggling Nationals on Saturday night against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Turner went 0 for 2 after coming...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Yunel Escobar Exits Game after Colliding with Wall, Fan

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning after running into the wall and fan sitting along the third base line. Escobar chased down a foul ball hit by Ryan Braun. Trying to make an over-the-shoulder catch, he banged against the short wall. His momentum sent him face-first into the chest of a standing Nationals’...
Via KCM Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 3B Escobar leaves after apparent injury

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left Friday's game against Milwaukee due to an apparent injury suffered trying to catch a foul ball in the first inning. Escobar raced after Adam Lind's popup as it sailed toward seats down the left-field line. The ball dropped on the warning track, and Escobar bumped the wall with his left thigh before his head jerked back...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Offense Explodes Behind Lineup Shakeup to End 6-Game Skid

View image | gettyimages.com Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond each drove in four runs, as the Washington Nationals snapped their six-game losing streak with a 15-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. Through desperation or strategy, Matt Williams rolled out a new lineup on Tuesday in Colorado and it provided dividends. Yes, the high altitude of the Rocky Mountains may have boosted the...
Via KCM Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals end six-game skid with 15-6 victory over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Yunel Escobar homered and drove in four runs to help the Washington Nationals end a six-game losing streak with a 15-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Michael A. Taylor hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning and the Nationals capitalized on a lack of control by Rockies pitchers in a four-run eighth to turn a close game into a rout. Bryce...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. collapse: what brought down the Nationals?

High expectations can be a dangerous thing. Almost everyone expected the Washington Nationals to be really, really good this year. Many expected them to win the National League, and just as many picked them to win the World Series. They were a team that didn’t have many obvious weaknesses; instead, they added to their strengths, signing the top free agent starting pitcher on...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Yunel Escobar Suffers Brutal At Bat Injury

No injury is fun to watch, but a botched fastball that took Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar out the game is particularly brutal.
Via Gamedayr
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Another National down: 3B Escobar suffers apparent wrist injury

  Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's game against the New York Mets during his at-bat in the second with an apparent injury. Escobar tried stopping his swing on a 1-1 pitch from Noah Syndergaard. He screamed in pain, flung his bat and fell to the ground. After trainer Lee Kuntz examined Escobar's left wrist, Escobar fouled the next pitch down the left field line...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Yunel Escobar Suffers Apparent Injury Swinging at Pitch, Internet Trolls

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals disabled list may be expanding after infielder Yunel Escobar left Wednesday’s matinee against the New York Mets during an at-bat in the second inning. Facing Mets’ hurler Noah Syndergaard, Escobar tried to swing at a 96-mph sinker, but halted. Just as Escobar halted his swing he immediately stiffened up, losing grip...
Via KCM Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar leaves game in second with apparent injury

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left Wednesday's game against the New York Mets during his at-bat in the second with an apparent injury. Escobar tried stopping his swing on a 1-1 pitch from Noah Syndergaard. He screamed in pain, flung his bat and fell to the ground. After trainer Lee Kuntz examined Escobar's left wrist, Escobar fouled the next pitch down...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Denard Span, Yunel Escobar leave Nationals game with injuries

The injury bug must have been in the air Monday night in Washington D.C. While hosting the Cincinnati Reds for a series opener on Monday, both Nationals outfielder Denard Span and third baseman Yunel Escobar had to leave the game prematurely due to injury. The team announced after the game that Span was dealing with back spasms and Escobar suffered tightness in his left hamstring...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 01, 2015  |  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
June 16, 2015  |  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
June 05, 2015  |  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
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Defensive Woes Don’t Worry Joe Maddon

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) catches Washington Nationals’ Yunel Escobar trying to steal third, as umpire Ryan Blakney watches, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Joe Maddon knows what it takes to manage a young, inexperienced team. He did it with the Tampa Bay Rays and was brought to Chicago...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  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
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