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Federal Reserve: Wrapping Up The Minor League Season

On the surface, the Washington Nationals’ 2014 draft class did not warrant much attention during the second half of the minor league season. First-round selection Erick Fedde’s Tommy John surgery is keeping him off the mound until at least next summer, while second-round lefthander Andrew Suarez and ninth-round first baseman Austin Blyer opted to return […]

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Souza Hits First ML Home Run In Nats’ Loss To Braves

A day after claiming their NL East crown, the Washington Nationals (87-64) ended their four-game winning streak with a loss to the Atlanta Braves (76-76), who broke out of a five-game losing streak. The Nationals ran out a lineup of bench players and September call-ups, giving their usual starting lineup some much-deserved rest after a […]

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Nationals Win NL East Title With Victory Over Braves

Let them drink champagne. Lots of it. The Washington Nationals (87-63) clinched their second division title in three years with a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves (75-76) on Tuesday night, becoming the first division winners this year just minutes before the Orioles became AL East champions in Baltimore. Before they donned their goggles and trashed […]

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Masterful Strasburg Slices Magic Number to Two

In perhaps his best outing of the season, especially considering the circumstances, Stephen Strasburg blew the Atlanta Braves (75-75) away over seven shutout innings, pushing the Washington Nationals‘ (86-63) division lead to an all-time high 11.5 games and dropping their magic number to two as the Nats won in Atlanta, 4-2. With tonight’s series-opening win in hand, the […]

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Nationals Look To Clinch NL East In Atlanta

The fate of the National League East could be reduced to one series as the Washington Nationals (85-63) take on the Atlanta Braves (75-74) for the final time this season. The Nationals lead the division by 10.5 games and have a magic number of four, but against their second-place opponent the Nats would need to […]

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Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for his ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew […]

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Offense Returns as Nats Cream Mets

The night after their first Citi Field loss in 15 months, the Washington Nationals (84-63) beat up on the New York Mets (72-77), pounding out 15 hits in a 10-3 victory. The win, combined with the Atlanta Braves’ second consecutive loss to the MLB-worst Texas Rangers, puts the Nats at the doorstep of a division […]

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Nats Fall To Mets on Road for First Time Since 2013

A big first inning for the New York Mets (72-76), coupled with a strong bullpen performance, sent the Washington Nationals (83-63) to their first loss at Citi Field since June 29th of last season, snapping a 12-game winning streak with a 4-3 loss. The Nats’ streak of road dominance was historic: 12 games was the […]

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Mets Hope To Stay In Wild Card Race With Series Against Nats

In a fitting matchup to honor the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Washington Nationals (82-62) will travel to New York to play the New York Mets (71-75) in their final face-off at Citi Field of the season. The Mets are hoping to use this series to keep their postseason hopes alive, at 5.5 games […]

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Roark Earns 13th Win In Series Opener With Mets

The Washington Nationals (83-62) lowered their magic number to nine in convincing fashion on Thursday night with a 6-2 win over the New York Mets (71-76). Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered, Tanner Roark finally got his 13th win, and the Mets’ starting pitcher and manager were both ejected in a drama-filled evening. LaRoche kicked […]

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Federal Reserve: Potomac Nationals Clinch Championship

With a 5-1 win Wednesday night over the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers), the High-A Potomac Nationals clinched the Carolina League’s Mills Cup Championship Series. Highlighting the victory for Potomac was another strong postseason performance from John Wooten, who went 2-for-4. Over the series’ four games, he went 8-for-15 with three home runs, including two […]

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Fister Brilliant as Nats Go Eight Up on Braves

Doug Fister was sharp tonight, giving up just two hits in seven shutout innings, as the Washington Nationals (81-61) did just enough to defeat the Atlanta Braves (74-70), winning 2-1. After a rough stretch that saw him give up 13 runs (11 earned) in 16.2 innings over three starts, Fister (W, 13-6) was right back […]

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Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down […]

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LaRoche Helps Nats Snap Skid Against Phils

The Washington Nationals (80-61) broke their five-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (66-76) after a still-hobbled Adam LaRoche blasted two home runs off of Cole Hamels to lead the Nats to a 3-2 win. The Nationals had dropped their previous five games against the Phils, bookending a 4-2 stretch in Seattle and Los Angeles […]

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Last-Place Phillies Claim Season Series With Win Over Nats

The domineering Washington Nationals (79-61) from August were nowhere to be found on Saturday in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (66-75). Tanner Roark had a quality outing, but key mistakes put his team in a hole it couldn’t get out of. The offense performed decently and had several chances to score, but they […]

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