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Nats Minor League Stats, Voth, Harper, and Grace earn promotions

Time to update you on the statistical leaders within the Washington Nationals minor league system.  First, we have some promotions within the system. Reliever Matt Grace was promoted from AA Harrisburg to AAA Syracuse.  After posting a 3.53 ERA last season, Grace is putting in even better numbers this season.  His performance in Harrisburg’s bullpen earned him a promotion this...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Answer the poll: Should the Redskins Change Their Name?

The Washington Redskins lost a case at the US Patent and Trademark Office today, resulting in the team being stripped of six trademarks on the ground that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans.” Under federal law, it is illegal to trademark something that contains insulting or disparaging language. For years now, the Oneida Nation has waged a Change the Mascot campaign...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins stripped of 6 trademarks

Ruling that the name Redskins is  “disparaging to Native Americans” the United States Patent and Trademarks Office [USPTO] today stripped the Washington NFL team of six trademark registrations. Federal law prohibits the protection of offensive or disparaging language. The ruling came down Wednesday morning after a suit brought by plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse, an Amerindian...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats hold off Astros, win 6-5

The Washington Nationals kicked off their six game home stand with a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros.   Leading 6-1 late in the game, Washington had to hold off a Houston rally to preserve the win. Tanner Roark provided Washington another solid start, tossing 5 innings and scattering 7 hits while fanning 4 batters.  Roark did not have his best stuff last night, but was decent enough...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats look to regroup after a split road trip

The Washington Nationals are off today after a ten game road trip that was completed with a 5-5 record.  The road trip looked promising after taking 2 of 3 in San Diego and 3 of 4 in San Francisco.  The Nationals hit a wall in St. Louis, getting swept over the weekend. The Nats arose out of the road trip 1 game out of first place.  They briefly held on to first place during the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark pitches Nats to third straight win over Giants

A few days ago, most Washington Nationals fans would have been happy walking out of San Francisco with a four game series split.  Thanks to solid pitching from Tanner Roark and three RBI from Jayson Werth, the Nats have an opportunity to complete what could be a stunning four game series sweep of the Giants today.  Tanner Roark (5-4) tossed 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on seven...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fister pitches Nats to 2-1 win over Giants

Doug Fister continued the sensational starting pitching the Nats have received over the past week and half, throwing seven scoreless innings and helping the Nats gain at least a split in a four game series in San Fran against the Giants.  Fister scattered 8 hits and 1 walk over the seven scoreless innings.  Tyler Clippard added a scoreless eighth, while Rafael Soriano gave up...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Omaha At Stake For Cavs & Terps

It comes down to a single game, the rubber match of the best of three game Super Regional in Charlottesville. Virginia (48-14) hosts Maryland (40-22) with a trip to Omaha and the College World Series on the line. The Terrapins and Cavaliers at 7pm on ESPN2/ESPNU. The top seeded Cavaliers and a packed house at Davenport Field were shocked on Saturday, falling to the Terrapins 5-4...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmermann tosses a gem, Nats down Padres 6-0

Jordan Zimmermann put together a second consecutive scoreless start. On June 3, Zimmermann tossed 8 shutout innings against Philadelphia. Today, Zimmermann tossed a complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits the entire game, while fanning 12 Padre batters. Zimmermann has now thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings. His twelve strikeouts were a career high. The shutout represented...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is nobody drafting J.B. Bukauskas?

He has one of the most electric arms the region has seen in a long time. 17 year old J.B. Bukauskas lit up opponents in Loudon County for Stone Bridge High School this Spring and scouts wondered just how high the Ashburn product would get drafted. He has already committed to a scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina and it appears that the Tar Heels may be the big...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NATS DRAFT: Washington Nationals Draft Tracker

Here are the Washington Nationals 2014 MLB Draft selections. ROUND PLAYER SELECTED POS PICK 1 Erick Fedde P 18th You can read more about Fedde here and here 2 Andrew Suarez P 57th You can read more about Suarez here. 3 Jakson Reetz C 93rd You can read more about Reetz here. 4 Robbie Dickey P 124th Dickey is a flame throwing right-hander who has a 95-97 fastball...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NATS DRAFT: Nats grab Catcher Jakson Reetz in third round

The Washington Nationals landed a steak in the third round.  Highly thought of as the best catcher from high school in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Nationals selected C Jakson Reetz with the 93rd overall pick.  Reetz is committed to the University of Nebraska. MLB.com ranked Reetz as the 40th best prospect in the draft while Keith Law ranked him 42nd.   Reetz is highly regarded both...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NATS DRAFT: Nats select P Andrew Suarez in second round

Having picked a flame throwing righty in the first round, Erick Fedde, the Nationals opted for a lefty in the second round, selecting Andrew Suarez with the 57th overall pick.  Suarez was chosen in the ninth round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, but opted instead to attend Miami.  Suarez is currently a red-shirt Sophomore for the Hurricanes. This Spring, Suarez posted a 6-3 record...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Nationals Select UNLV Pitcher Erick Fedde

Add another first round pitcher to the Washington Nationals system. With the 18th pick in the first round, the Nationals selected Erick Fedde, a right hander from Nevada Las Vegas. Fedde was considered a top ten talent, but dropped a bit after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the Spring. An outfielder and a shortstop (and teammate of Bryce Harper) at Las Vegas High School, Fedde...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nats select Pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the MLB Draft

The Washington Nationals have selected the pitcher they coveted the whole time at the 18th pick, pitcher Erick Fedde. Fedde, a junior at UNLV, went 8-2 with a 1.76 ERA over 76.2 innings this season, in which he recorded 82 strikeouts and only 21 walks. He was shut down with an elbow injury mid-season and underwent Tommy John Surgery last month. He was considered a top-ten prospect...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Complete Sweep Of Phils

The Nats completed a three game sweep of the Phillies with a 4-2 win on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nats used a three run fifth to break open a 1-1 tie and let the pitching do the rest. For the third straight night, the Nats received seven innings from their starter. Doug Fister following up strong efforts by Jordan Zimmermann and Stephen Strasburg to earn the victory...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Bats Back Strasburg

The Nationals had to wait out a 108 minute rain delay on Wednesday night, but it was worth it, the 8-4 win over the Phillies moves Washington back over .500 at 29-28 on the season. With the win, the Nats move within a game and a half of the NL East leading Braves. Stephen Strasburg was dominant before the rains came, working seven strong innings, striking out eleven without walking...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Draft: Nats Back In 1st Round

A year ago, the Nationals shared something in common with the Redskins and Wizards, they were without their first round draft pick in their sport’s college draft. Thursday, Washington returns to the first round, picking 18th overall. Like their NFL counterparts, Major League Baseball also holds a three day draft. While football drags it out for television, MLB does it due to length...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

College World Series on line for Terps & UVA

The NCAA has officially announced dates and times for this weekend’s Super Regional round. The best-of-three series between Maryland and Virginia will be held June 7-9 at Davenport Field in Charlottesville. The series’ first pitch is scheduled for noon Saturday with game two set for Sunday at noon. If necessary, the third game is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday. All three...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Make Wittman Official

The Wizards will attempt their climb in the NBA Eastern Conference for another three seasons with Randy Wittman at the helm. Some three decades after being selected in the first round by the then Bullets, Wittman finally appears to have a sense of stability. The support is unanimous, from owner Ted Leonsis, General Manager Ted Leonsis and superstar John Wall. Wednesday was a day...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Wrap Up Week 2 OTA’s

Week two of organized team activities (OTA’s) are a wrap at Redskins Park. With the media allowed on Wednesday, a bonanza of material from Redskins.com as well. Washington’s super fan was also on hand, which even caught the attention of some national media. (OK, I know that For The Win is part of USA Today right down the street) Arguably the biggest news at the park was the presence...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats getting healthy, bats pound Philadelphia

The Washington Nationals have waited and waited for health to return to the lineup.  It is slowly happening.  Ryan Zimmerman was the latest injured Washington National to return to the lineup from an extended stay on the disabled list.  His return may have marked a new Era as well, as Zim graced the presence of the lineup in left field, the first time he has played int he outfield...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman returns for Nats … to left field

3B Ryan Zimmerman returns to the Washington Nationals tonight from the disabled list.  Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since he injured his thumb on April 12. Zimmerman returns to the lineup tonight, but will not play his normal third base position.  Instead, the Nats will put Zimmerman in left field.   Zimmerman’s heir apparent at third base, Anthony Rendon, will remain...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No Nats Game, Taylor Hill impresses again at AAA

The Washington Nationals are marred in a funk, having lost six of their last seven.  Injuries have plagued the club, but with Adam LaRoche back and Ryan Zimmerman on the way, excuses will start to fade.  Despite being off last night, the Nationals minor league system played.  Here are the minor recaps. Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) defeated Rochester 5 -1.  The Chiefs have won 8 of their...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Talking Capitals, Nationals & Redskins name controversy on TV

I was a guest on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt earlier today and we talked about the slumping Washington Nationals, the new-ish direction of the Washington Capitals and the growing pressure on the Washington Redskins to change the team name. Have a look.
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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