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Uh oh: Stephen Strasburg's back is hurting!

(Up above, the lunging catch in the second that didn't help Strasburg's stiff back feel any better. Screen cap via MASN/MLB.com) And so, with another stellar Stephen Strasburg start in the books, and 6 more innings checked off in Mike Rizzo's innings count ledger (133.1 for the season), we have officially entered the "savor every start" portion of Stephen...
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Where Michael Morse's home run crash-landed tonight in Arizona

Another game, another monster home run in a dome by Mike Morse. Last night, it was a 430+ foot bomb at Minute Maid Park. Tonight, that's what, a 425 foot opposite field bomb up there to that concourse? We're just disappointed Morse didn't plop that one into the pool. More importantly: Morse has a 1 game hitting streak. Thanks Cole Hamels, you a-hole. (Screen caps...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Video of that mammoth home run Michael Morse hit last night

Your browser does not support iframes. Previously, we provided some screen grabs of where the first of Mike Morse's two home runs landed last night. Up above, the MLB.com video of that mammoth blast. Poor baseball.
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Of course there was a Nats fan in an RGIII shirt behind home plate last night in Houston

Nats fan sitting behind home plate last night in Houston wearing an Adidas RGIII t-shirt? Of course... (Screen caps via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan-esque

"He’s in attack mode coming out after guys. He’s a bear out there." (Davey Johnson on Jordan Zimmermann, via Washington Post, 8/10/2012) Ho hum, just another dominating performance for Jordan (Cy Young?) Zimmermann last night in Houston: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K, 87 pitches-57 strikes. Attack mode! (Screen cap via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Where Michael Morse's home run crash landed

Up there. Above the Haliburton sign. Michael Morse destroyed a baseball in the sixth inning Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Destroyed it. (Screen caps via MASN/TV) 8GPYWR2YHTNJ Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Angel Hernandez loves Bryce Harper, you just wouldn't know it from his strike zone

So what happened in the sixth inning last night, with Bryce Harper at the plate with the bases loaded, two outs, and a 3-0 count? Just umpire Angel Hernandez being Angel Hernandez, inserting himself into the game yet again by calling three straight balls, strikes, against Harper. Angel's strike zone was all over the place all night long (at one point it was even spotted getting...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's video of Gio Gonzalez's first career home run...

Your browser does not support iframes. "Today it was like a Little League game for Gio. Hits the 2-run HR, we win by one and he throws a complete game, that's like Williamsport stuff." (Tyler Clippard, via Amanda Comak/Twitter, 8/8/2012) Yes: Gio Gonzalez really did have a Little League-like game last night. Gio destroyed a baseball for his first career home...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Of course these kids traded Gio Gonzalez's first career HR ball for two Bryce Harper autographed baseballs

Thanks to the magic of Kristina Akra on MASN last night, we learned that some kids ended up with Gio Gonzalez's first career home run ball, then traded it for a couple of baseballs autographed by Bryce Harper. Of course they did. And here's the guy who almost threw Gio's HR ball back onto the field; thankfully he gave it to the kids. (Screen caps via MASN/MLB...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez hits first HR, throws complete game win, earns shaving cream pie

And so, Edwin Jackson delivered a shaving cream pie to the face of Gio Gonzalez during Gio's postgame interview with MASN's Kristina Akra. Gio not only threw a complete game for the win (a huge lift to a completely gassed bullpen), but also got a bubblegum shower upon his return to the dugout after his first career home run. Pretty nice little Tuesday for Nat Gio. More...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez hits first career home run, earns popcorn shower

Remember when Gio Gonzalez answered a question at his introductory presser about how he'd adjust to life in the NL with "Swinging the bat will be my biggest adjustment"? And so, the weirdest Washington Nationals series in recent memory just got a little weirder. Gio Gonzalez hit his first career home run in the second inning. Gio Gonzalez. And so, upon his...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond reminds you to spay/neuter your pet through Washington Humane Society

Up above: Ian Desmond promoting the Washington Humane Society's Spay/Neuter campaign. See also: Stephen Strasburg promoting Washington Human Society pet adoptions. 55462RBTH3BT Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video of Flying Shark: Roger Bernadina's ridiculous game-saving catch

Your browser does not support iframes. [Insert your own shark reference here] Up above, the video of Roger Bernadina's ridiculous, game-saving catch, via MLB.com. Chomp! Michael Morse reacts with Sharkitude after The Catch. (Screen cap via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Flying Shark!

(Above: Craig Stammen was excited about Roger Bernadina's catch, too.) The opposite of Monday's ridiculous sh*tstorm by the Astros in the 11th inning, Roger Bernadina registered maybe the catch of the year on Tuesday night to save a win for the Nats in the 12th inning. MLB.com video here. Screencaps of the flying shark catch (via MASN/TV) follow: ...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's the guy who has been screaming through tonight's Nats-Astros game

You know the famous quote: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture"? Well, if you're tuning into the Nationals-Astros game tonight, the photo above, via @patrickboylan, and photo below, via LizTexas should be considered as our best attempt at dancing about architecture. We have no audio of the guy who has been screaming like a drunken Texas banshee...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's Stephen Strasburg promoting Washington Humane Society Adoptions

Up above: video of Stephen Strasburg supporting Washington Human Society Adoptions. Great cause, and Stras is much more effective here than he is as a car salesman, that's for sure. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Watch the Astros become the Bad News Bears

Relive the magic of the 11th inning of Monday's Nats-Astros game, when Kurt Suzuki bunted, two Astros collided, another Astro dove over the pile, someone threw the ball away into right field, Roger Bernadina ran through Bo Porter's stop sign, another Astro airmailed the throw to the plate, Bernadina scored (the game winning run), and Suzuki ended up on third base. On a...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's new camouflage high-top cleats

Oh, here's something: Bryce Harper has new camouflage high-top cleats, courtesy of Under Armour. Beats the gold cleats from the All-Star Game, that's for sure. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Cesar Izturis ripped his 17th home run last week...

...17th home run of his 12 year career in the majors, that is. Nationals claim Cesar Izturis off waivers from Brewers. Welcome to DC, Mr. Izturis. We look forward to your glove. Video of Cesar's 17th career home run, hit last week against the Astros, here (Screencap via MLB.com): Your browser does not support iframes. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Drew Storen returns, 2+ weeks later...

Drew Storen made his first appearance of 2012 for the Washington Nationals on July 19. But Storen really, really returned on Sunday, recording his first save of 2012 (video here): "It was a lot of fun, especially pitching for a first-place team in that situation. Doesn’t get much better than that." (Drew Storen, via Washington Post, 8/5/2012) Here's...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper is sorry for breaking his bat on home plate, okay?

There was a time when a Bryce Harper mini-temper-tantrum like the one he threw in the fourth inning Sunday afternoon would have kicked off a storm of controversy. Nowadays? No big deal. Oh, and Harper apparently apologized to Marlins catcher John Buck for the splinters in his next AB in the sixth, and Buck accepted: "I saw it hit and that’s why I kind of jumped away...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg bounces back...

"I don't know if it was DeRosa or somebody who said 'when we shut him down can we keep his bat?' Can we use him as a pinch hitter?' Highly unlikely, but..." (Davey Johnson on Stephen Strasburg, 8/5/2012) Stephen Strasburg 4, Marlins 1. Icy hot: All Strasburg. Six shutout innings from Stephen Strasburg for the win + a hit and 2 RBI. Strasburg...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa's HR earned two buckets of bubblegum thrown

How big was Danny Espinosa's three-run bomb in the 8th last night? So big that teammates threw not one, but two, buckets of bubblegum during the ensuing celebration. There he is above, making his triumphant return to the dugout. Video of said bomb here. (Screencaps via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Bryce Harper's monster 8th inning bomb

Up there in the second deck? That's where Bryce Harper's 8th inning home run landed - 399 ft. according to hittracker. Poor baseball was destroyed. Video via MLB.com below. (Screencap via MASN/MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Eighth!

Big eighth! There's Danny Espinosa after his triumphant return to the dugout in the 8th: by our count, two buckets of bubblegum thrown, then a curtain call. Pretty nice little Saturday for Espi. Screencaps via MASN/TV. Nationals 10, Marlins 7: Sloppy, ugly, messy night turns glorious. Just a big ol' six run eighth, no big deal.  Thank you Mike Dunn -- error...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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