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A collection of tombstones for the 2015 Washington Nationals

In years past, we've been comfortable posting a single epitaph for whatever sad end that year's particular model of the Washington Nationals met. See also our 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010 Nationals gravestones. This year we came up with at 13 14. On a personal note, barring a miracle, this is likely the final post ever here at the Nats Enquirer. The tombstone theme seems fitting...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Knight to Nats fan with paper bag on his head: "You just look stupid" (Video)

#RayKnightStatus: Agitated! What's not to love about a video of Ray Knight (Vine by @bencelestino) yelling to a fan with a brown paper bag on his head who was lurking on the periphery of the MASN Nats Extra set after Wednesday night's disaster at Nationals Park? It's not clear what the fan might've yelled to Ray, but Ray's message to the fan sounds something like: ...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Just like they Drew it up

Drew Storen, again. "What we must do now is get them back up on that horse as quickly as possible." (Matt Williams, after Tuesday's 7th inning debacle) "He gave up a homer. It happens in this game." (Matt Williams, after Wednesday's 8th inning debacle) Mets 5, Nationals 3: That moment when you try to get back up on that horse, but it just kicks you in the head....
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video of Matt Williams getting booed out of his post game press conference last night

And so, Matt Williams got booed out of his post game press conference last night by a few fans who stuck around to listen to his take on the latest and greatest meltdown by his bullpen, and explanation for foolishly having Anthony Rendon bunt in the 9th with the game on the line. Video via CSN Mid Atlantic. (Screencap via CSNMA Video)
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pretty Brutal

Matt Williams pushed all the wrong buttons again last night. "When you’re up 7-1, you expect to win a ballgame." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 9/8/2015) "This one is tough to swallow. This is probably the toughest loss, I’m not gonna say in my career, but it’s right up there." (Jayson Werth, via Nats Insider, 9/8/2015) Mets 8, Nationals 7: It's all over...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Slipping Away

The aftermath of David Wright's go-ahead single in the top of of the 7th. “It’s frustrating because everybody thinks they could’ve done better today." (Max Scherzer, via Washington Post, 9/8/2015) Mets 8, Nationals 5: Scherzer, 'pen, blow it. Matt Williams pushes all the wrong  buttons again. NL East back to five games. Go get Harvey today... (Screencap...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Dead Yet!

Respect the (Michael) A! Michael A. Taylor gets mobbed at the plate after his walkoff. Nationals 5, Braves 2: Matt den Dekker ties it with 2-out, pinch-hit single in the 9th. Michael A. Taylor walk-off HR in the 10th wins it. Marlins beat the Mets. NL East down to 5 games. But David Wright says these Mets won't choke down the stretch like the Mets of old. Here's Jonathan...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Thanks, Zim!

Ryan Zimmerman did it all last night. "The most important thing is the win. I could care less about the home runs and all that stuff as long as we get the win." (Ryan Zimmerman, via Washington Post, 9/3/2015) Nationals 4, Cardinals 3: I can't believe they didn't blow it! Ryan Zimmerman snaps 3 ties, puts Nats on his back (2 HRS, 3 RBI). Matt Williams does "masterful...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

#FireMattWilliams

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2015 (Mis)Manager of the Year! Death, taxes, and Matt Williams mismanaging his bullpen. The good news is, Jonathan Papelbon will be well rested for 2016. On the decision *not* to use Papelbon in the 9th of a 5-5 game last night: "We want him closing games out, yeah. So we’re down to two guys. We need a one inning guy there because we’re...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

They didn't even have a heart to leave in San Francisco*

*But they should've left their manager. Instead, Mike Rizzo let his guy Matt Williams get on the plane to Colorado. Stick a Fork in 'Em. How many days until pitchers and catchers report? 6 losses in a row. It's over: Giants 5, Nationals 0 (Sunday). Giants 12, Nationals 6 (Saturday). Giants 8, Nationals 5 (Friday). Hey, 2016 will be great! And who's the new manager...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blanked Again

Too much Clayton Kershaw for the Nats last night in LA.   "How many games left? I feel like y’all are the only ones worried about us. Don’t worry about us. Y’all worry about y’all selves. We’ll be alright." (Anthony Rendon, via Washington Post, 8/13/2015) Dodgers 3, Nationals 0: Another day, another buzzsaw cuts down the Nats. Seems Jordan Zimmermann...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Too Much Puig

Yasiel Puig watches his 2-run homer off Joe Ross take flight in the fourth inning. Dodgers 5, Nationals 0: It was Yasiel Puig (2-4, HR, 5 RBI) night in LA. Joe Ross didn't have it, Nats can't crack Greinke. Uh oh: Bryce Harper scratched with sore left knee. (Screencap via MLB.com video)
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

West Coast Swing

Ian Desmond blasted two home runs last night in LA. "This is going to be a big road trip for us. It was good to get it started with a W." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 8/11/2015) Nationals 8, Dodgers 3: Save some runs for later! 10-game West Coast trip starts on the right foot. 8 runs, 13 hits, and 8 shutout frames for Gio. Dick Fister struggles in his first...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Home is where you hang your head

Another rough one on Sunday for Matt Williams' 8th inning guy. "Leaves a sour taste in our mouth because we know what we’re capable of."(Max Scherzer, via Washington Post, 8/10/2015) Rockies 6, Nationals 4: A perfect ending to a lost home stand against the putrid Diamondbacks and Rockies. Just a make-or-break 10-game West Coast trip on deck, no big deal. ...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A very Merry Strasmas

Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 and collected 3 hits of his own in his triumphant return from the DL. “He can really hit!” (Matt Williams, via Nats Insider, 8/9/2015) Nationals 6, Rockies 1: He's a hit! Stephen Strasburg returns from the DL, does everything besides rake the infield between innings. Don't tell Bryce Harper, but the Mets finally lost last night...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Bryce Harper swing so hard his helmet falls off

It's possible Bryce Harper might want to invest in a chin strap; the latest evidence coming in the 7th inning on a swing and miss against the Rockies' Christian Friedrich. Earlier in the evening, (in more Harper-esque fashion) Harper's helmet came flying off as he rounded third base to score, as seen in the Vine below by @recordsAndradio (Screencap via MLB.com/MASN video)
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Car Crash

Bryce Harper surveys the damage to the back wall of the Nationals bullpen after the baseball CarGo destroyed for a grand slam nearly went through it. “I just had a couple things...a couple guys get on base for various reasons and then make one bad pitch, a fastball come over the plate to a really good hitter. It’s kind of the nature of the business." (Drew Storen,...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

MASN's #AskMatt campaign is going about as well as you could expect...

Wanna know which #Nats are teacher's pets? Who's best dressed? Tag your questions for Matt Williams using #AskMatt! pic.twitter.com/52ocNL6udf — MASN Nationals (@masnNationals) August 7, 2015 And so, it didn't take long for MASN's #Ask Matt campaign to go off the rails on Twitter... #AskMatt who will get the GOP nomination and how do you feel that a guide dog could...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton has upped his drink cup goggles game

Noted dugout drink cup artist Jose Lobaton has clearly been working on his craft, as seen on TV last night. His latest work is even more impressive than his goggles and headphones combo from back in May: (Screencaps via MLB.com videos here and here)
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Message received?

Matt Williams delivered a pregame message to his squad before Thursday's game after Wednesday's trainwreck. "When we’re an aggressive team, we’re at our best." (Matt Williams, via Washington Post, 8/7/2015) Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 3: Signs of life. Doug Fister to the bullpen; Joe Ross will stick around in the rotation. (Screencap via MLB.com video)
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

See? Matt Williams really does know how to manage his bullpen

Tyler Moore relieved Filipe Rivero in the 9th. It was arguably Matt Williams' most effective bullpen decision in weeks. "I think we’ll have a conversation tomorrow about where we want to go and what we want to do." (Matt Williams, via postgame presser, 8/6/2015) Diamondbacks 11, Nationals 4: Bullpen implodes, turns 2-1 lead into a loss only the 2009 Nationals could...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Jayson Werth Chia Pet looks glorious

  There’s a new pet: Ch-ch-ch… #WerthChia pic.twitter.com/1khTLBaQ7n — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 3, 2015 And so, at long last, Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway day is here. Meanwhile, the New York media is jumping all over Jayson Werth's "It's our division to lose" comment (via NY Post): "The Mets have won five in a row. They acquired...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth: "It’s our division to lose"

"We’re a great second-half team. We’ve been playing half our team has been hurt all year. That’s the reality of it. When we all get back, we’re right there, in first place. We’re a game out now. But I think going forward we can get all back healthy and get rolling and it’s our division to lose." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 8/5/2015) Well, if Mets...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Late rally ends skid

The Buffalo knocked in two in the 8th with a double. Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4: Ramos and Werth spur late rally to end losing streak at 4; Papelbon holds on in the 9th to save it. (Screencap via MLB.com video)
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Place

Yes, Doug Fister hit for himself in the 5th down 5-0 with a man on. He bunted. It almost worked out. Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 4: Fister struggles, offense finally wakes up late. 9th inning rally falls short. Mets win, take over first place in NL East. Update: Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon are alive and well. Matt Williams finally brings out his 8th and 9th inning...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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