Why Stephen Strasburg Will Be Just Fine

Stephen Strasburg is perhaps the most heavily-watched, heavily-analyzed, and heavily-critiqued pitcher in Major League Baseball. From the time he was drafted first overall in 2009 at age 20, the hype surrounding the hard-throwing pitcher was massive, and it only continued to increase. The media interest in Strasburg peaked in 2012, during the infamous September shutdown […]


Marlins Light Up Strasburg and Stammen En Route to Blowout

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Tonight’s game was a total clunker, as Stephen Strasburg allowed six runs in four innings and Craig Stammen allowed five more the next inning as the Washington Nationals (8-6) were blown out by the Miami Marlins (6-9), 11-2. Strasburg (L, 1-2) looked bad right from the starting gun. […]


Nationals Look Like A Completely Different Team, Clobber Marlins 9-2

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of institutional depth, it was the age of debilitating injuries, it was the epoch of of domination, it was the epoch of helpless defeat, it was the starting rotation of light, it was the starting rotation of darkness, it […]


Nationals Look For Repeat Performance Against Marlins In Miami

As they play through a portion of their schedule that seems to be stuck on repeat, the Washington Nationals (7-5) will face the Miami Marlins (5-8) for the second time in one week, this time at Marlins Park. Last time, the Nationals swept the Marlins, and in this meeting both teams are coming off being […]


Nats Look Even Worse In 10-2 Loss To Atlanta

With two outs in the bottom of the second inning Braves’ first basement Freddie Freeman lifted a towering ball off of Gio Gonzalez toward the right field foul pole. On most days, or perhaps against another team this ball would have gone foul, but in this case the wind blew the ball fair for a homer giving […]


Zimmerman Injured In Nats’ Loss To Braves

It started exciting, quickly turned ugly and ended disappointing. The Washington Nationals (7-4) lost for the fourth time in five meetings with the Atlanta Braves (7-4) on Saturday night, 6-3, spectacularly failing to capitalize on scoring opportunities. The Nats had chances to score in every inning with a total of 11 hits, but went a […]

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Nats Lose In 10, Still Show Signs Of Promise In Face Of Defeat

In one of the weirdest games in recent decades, the Washington Nationals found a way to lose yet another one-run game to the Atlanta Braves last night, ending their four game win streak. The loss puts their record against their arch rivals to 1-3 on the young season, and marks the 10th time the Nats […]


Nationals Prepare For Rematch With Rival Braves

Though their last meeting with the Atlanta Braves (5-4) didn’t go as they had hoped, the Washington Nationals (7-2) didn’t have to wait long for a rematch. Washington will face the Braves in their second weekend series in a row, this time in Atlanta. Between meetings with the Braves, the Nationals swept the Miami Marlins, […]


Dazzling Strasburg, Desmond’s Slam Lead Nats Past Fish

Stephen Strasburg had been struggling somewhat early this season, entering today’s game with an 0-1 record and a 6.10 ERA after two lackluster starts. Ian Desmond was dealing with a slow start too, hitting .226/.242/.452 nine games into the season. But it turns out that the Miami Marlins’ (5-5) offense and bullpen, respectively, were all […]


Federal Reserve: Lucas Giolito Has First Outing Of The Year

A week into the minor league season, the Low-A Hagerstown Suns are the only team in the Nationals’ farm system with a winning record. Beginning last Thursday against the Rome Braves, the Suns have won five of seven, showing the makings of a balanced team that is highlighted by a strong starting staff. Nick Pivetta […]


Nats Top Marlins Behind Big Bats

What a roller coaster ride of a baseball game between the Nationals and Marlins on Wednesday. Neither starting pitcher was particularly sharp as the teams combined for 25 hits in a nearly four-hour long, nine inning game. It wasn’t a good start for Jordan Zimmermann, who made it through just one and two-thirds innings, which […]