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Nats fail to support Strasburg, fall to Marlins again

The Washington Nationals blew another solid start from pitcher Stephen Strasburg getting shutout by the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive loss.  Strasburg pitched seven strong innings , allowing just four hits and one run, but the Nats failed to provide support. The Nationals had their opportunities, including the bases loaded with no out in the second inning.  However,...
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Washington National minor league system Stats leaders (7/28)

It has been some time since we updated out Washington Nationals readers on the Washington Nationals minor league system statistical leaders.  So here we go . . . BATTING LEADERS: Doubles:  Matthew Skole (AA) 25, Randolph Oduber (A) and Wilmer Difo (A) 24,  Steve Souza (AAA) and Shawn Pleffner (A) 22 Triples:  Issac Ballou (A) 9, Wilmer Difo (A) 6, Emmanuel Burriss (AAA), Zack...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister pitches Nats to 4-2 win over the Reds

The Washington Nationals received another stellar start from Doug Fister (10-2) as he tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  On the day, Fister threw 104 pitches and threw 76 strikes.  He only permitted three hits while fanning five batters.  Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth inning from the bullpen.  Aaron Barrett allowed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins waive Brandon Jenkins

The Washington Redskins selected LB Brandon Jenkins in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  At that time, Jenkins was considered by many around Redskins circles to be one of the steals of the draft.   His status of steal never materialized on the field last season, as Jenkins only cracked the lineup sparingly. Fast forward one year later, and the chances of Jenkins making the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark pitches Nats to opening series win over Reds

Tanner Roark (10-6) provided the Washington Nationals with a solid mound performance to lead the Nats to a 4-1 win over the Reds.  The Nationals have won five of their last six, while the Reds dropped the seventh straight game.  Roark threw 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 6 batter to earn his tenth win of the season. Offensively, the Nats compiled 12...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Questions: Which Wide Receivers Will Make the Redskins Roster?

Today we continue a new series at DC Pro Sports Report. We’re calling it 20 Questions. Over the next few weeks Tom Threlkeld and Mark Buterbaugh will debate questions relating to the Washington Redskins, as we head into training camp on July 24. The total number of those questions? You guessed it — 20. Today we cover who will make the final roster at wide receiver. Previously...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

After missing 44 games this season to a fractured thumb, the Washington Nationals have again placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the MLB disabled list.   This time Zim goes to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Zimmerman injured his hamstring last night in the sixth inning when he drove in a run on a ground ball.  After passing and stepping on first base, Zimmerman instantly felt discomfort...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Redskins Defensive Linemen start camp on PUP list

Two Washington Redskins defensive linemen — Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher — will not be doing much when the team opens training camp tomorrow in Richmond, Virginia because they will be on the Physically Unable to Perform [PUP] list. This is disappointing, but hardly surprising. There was some talk during the offseason of Bowen being cut, but doing so would create over $5 million...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats rally late, down the Rockies 7-4

The Washington Nationals continue to play fine baseball.  Last night was another example.  The Nats rallied from a 3-0 and 4-2 deficit to defeat the Rockies 7-4.   The rally was capped off by a three-run bomb by Adam LaRoche that sealed the win for the Nationals.  With the win and a loss by Atlanta last night, the Nats improved to 55-43 and increased their NL East Division lead...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Redskins Training Camp, Nationals surge & Wizards on TV

Earlier today I was a guest on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to discuss the Washington Nationals’ push for the playoffs as the second half of the season gets underway. After that, we discussed the upcoming Redskins training camp, the controversy over whether or not CBS game announcers will use the Redskins name during games and, finally, the remaking of the Washington Wizards with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond helps power Nats to 7-2 win over Rockies

The Washington Nationals hammered Colorado Rockies’ pitching for thirteen hits and seven runs on the way to a 7-2 series opening win for the Nats.  Five of those thirteen hits came from SS Ian Desmond. Desmond went 5 for 5 at the plate and scored 3 runs while driving in 2 runs, factoring into five of the Nationals seven runs.   One of those hits was Desmond’s 17th home run...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Questions: Who will start at right tackle for Redskins in 2014?

Today we begin a new series at DC Pro Sports Report. We’re calling it 20 Questions. Over the next few weeks Tom Threlkeld and Mark Buterbaugh will debate questions relating to the Washington Redskins, as we head into training camp on July 24. The total number of those questions? You guessed it — 20. Today we cover who will be the starter at right tackle. Previous: Who will be...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps first rounder Jakub Vrana signs entry deal

It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals first rounder to make an impact. He did it first at Development Camp last week, impressing Caps coaches and front office brass. He did it again today, by agreeing to terms with the Caps on a three year entry deal. That comes just a few weeks after being selected in the 13th round of the NHL Draft. Per Capgeek, Vrana’s three-year...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Class Stats Update (7/9)

Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  We have assigned certain stars to draft class members off to Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in eight games and is 4 for 16 at the plate.  Reetz has 1 double and has drive in 2 runs.  Reetz has a .235 on base...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Home Runs Power Nats over O’s

The Washington Nationals were powered by three home runs on their way to defeating beltway rival Baltimore, 6-2, and evening the series at 1-1.   Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, and Wilson Ramos hit the long ball to lead the Nationals. Pitcher Doug Fister (8-2) picked up his team leading 8th win of the season.  Fister threw seven innings and scattered seven hits and allowed two runs...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Questions: Who will be the #1 receiver for the Redskins in 2014?

Photo: Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon fist bump during OTA Today we begin a new series at DC Pro Sports Report. We’re calling it 20 Questions. Over the next few weeks Tom Threlkeld and Mark Buterbaugh will debate questions relating to the Washington Redskins, as we head into training camp on July 24. The total number of those questions? You guessed it — 20. We open up with...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanard Jackson suspended again

Tanard Jackson‘s record with the Redskins: two suspensions, zero games played. For the second time since he joined Washington in 2011, the NFL has suspended safety Tanard Jackson indefinitely for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The ban begins immediately. Jackson’s comeback from suspension was supposed to begin in two weeks, with the start of Redskins training...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins 2014 Training Camp Previews: Running Back

Today we continue our series on previewing the 2014 Washington Redskins in the days before they head into training camp on July 24. We will preview every position on the offense and defense, as well as the special teams and the coaching staff. Yesterday we began with the quarterback position. Today, we continue with the running backs. You can find all the position previews on the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins 2014 Training Camp Previews: Quarterback

Today we begin our series on previewing the 2014 Washington Redskins in the days before they head into training camp on July 24. We will preview every position on the offense and defense, as well as the special teams and the coaching staff. We begin today with the quarterback position. QUARTERBACK WHO IS IN: Colt McCoy WHO IS OUT: Rex Grossman STARTER: Robert Griffin III BACKUP:...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats looking for young shortstop

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals are in the market for a young shortstop.   At this point, Ian Desmond remains the popular, veteran shortstop.  Desmond has rejected several multi-year extension offers from the Nationals front office.   Accordingly, Ken Rosenthal reported that extension offers to Desmond ranged from $85.5 to $90 million dollars over seven...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hankerson may start training camp on the PUP list

Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson, a 2011 third round pick who has been hampered by injuries and unmet expectations, may start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform [PUP] list after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in the offseason. Hankerson took the starting WR job from Joshua Morgan in 2013, more because of Morgan’s ineffectiveness than anything Hankerson...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats down the Cubs 2-1, win series

The Washington Nationals completed a three game series win, taking two out of three from Chicago, by defeating the Cubs today, 2-1.  Ryan Zimmerman delivered a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning to lift the Nats to the win and pull them to with .5 games of Atlanta. The Nats were the recipients of another quality start on the mound.  Jordan Zimmermann tossed six shutout...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann selected for his second consecutive All Star Game

Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has been selected to his second consecutive All Star Game.  Zimmermann has made 18 starts this season and holds a 6-4 record with a 2.79 ERA.  Over 109.2 innings, Zim has only allowed 20 walks while fanning 96 batters.  Of the 18 games, he has tossed 2 complete games. Stunningly, Nats’ closer Rafael Soriano did not make...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Hammer The Cubs 13-0

The Washington Nationals took out their frustration with the Chicago Cubs today by pounding Cubs pitching for 13 runs on 19 hits. The Nats offense pounded out a franchise record eight doubles in the onslaught. The 13 run performance was the highest run total for the Nationals his season. Gio Gonzalez (6-4) pitched 8 shutout innings to lead the Nats on the mound and pick up his 6th...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Gortat deal: Painful and necessary

The news that free agent center Marcin Gortat just re-signed with the Washington Wizards provoked two reactions in many Wizards fans — relief and concern. Relief because a player who was so critical to the team’s success last season would not be shuffling off to Miami or somewhere else. Concern because a contract that is reasonable — if a tad on the pricey side — right now...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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