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Pujols Joins 500 Club as Nationals Fall To Angels

Taylor Jordan’s loss was for Albert Pujols’ gain. In the Washington Nationals’ (12-9) 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels (10-10), Pujols took advantage of Jordan’s struggles as the Nats’ starting pitcher, and blasted his 499th and 500th career home runs out of Nationals Park, becoming the 26th hitter in MLB history to reach the […]

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Nats Waste Strong Start From Roark, Fall 4-2 To Angels

The game between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got a lot of attention on the national stage on Monday night for obviously reasons: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. The two young stars were on the field together for the first time outside of the 2012 and 2013 All-Star Games. All eyes […]

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Nats Faceoff With Angels Features Trout and Harper’s First Meeting

Though an interleague matchup between two teams that hardly ever meet usually wouldn’t normally be cause for national attention, the faceoff between the Washington Nationals (11-8) and the Los Angeles Angels (8-10) has garnered such attention because of the two phenoms it features. After more than two full years in the majors Mike Trout and […]

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Nats Win It In The Bottom Of The 9th With Help From Denard Span

The game was in line to become one of the Washington Nationals’ (11-8) biggest disappointments of the season. The Nats had outhit the St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) 11 to seven, but went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 17 men on base for the first time since 2011, when they also left 17 […]

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Reaction: Benching Bryce Harper For Lack Of Hustle Is Mixed Message

Matt Williams made a managerial move today that made a lot of noise, and maybe that is what he was trying to do. Gauging by about an hour of conversation with fans on Twitter, some agreed with Williams call, some disagreed, and unsurprisingly, some just have no idea how the game of baseball works. Here […]

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Harper Benched In Nationals’ Loss To Cardinals

Hindsight was definitely 20-20 on Saturday, as what-ifs abounded after the Washington Nationals’ (10-8) 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (11-7). What if Anthony Rendon hadn’t made his first error of the season in the second inning, which ultimately led to St. Louis scoring three unearned runs? What if Bryce Harper hadn’t been pulled […]

Matt Williams Talks About Why Bryce Harper Was Pulled

“The inability to run 90 feet,” Williams said of Bryce Harper being removed from the game.

When asked if it was the quad again, he elaborated, “No. Lack of hustle. We made an agreement. We made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, we hustle at all times. We would play the game with intensity and the willingness to win. As it turned out, his spot came up, Kevin Franden put on a nice AB against Rosenthal, but his spot came up with the ability to win the game. That’s a shame for his teammates.”

When asked how Harper reacted to being pulled, Williams responded, “I’m not going to go there.”

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Gonzalez Leads Nationals To First Win Over Cardinals since Game 4

They say the hallmark of a good team is how well they can play other good teams. The Washington Nationals (10-7) have had their struggles against baseball’s elite, but they looked like they belonged tonight. After a lopsided shutout loss on Thursday, the Nats rebounded excellently tonight, as Gio Gonzalez locked down the St. Louis […]

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Nationals Record More Errors Than Hits in Blowout Loss to Cardinals

Jon Jay stepped to the plate in the top of the fourth with one runner on and with hit team up 3-0 on the Nats. He hit what should have been a routine grounder to shortstop Ian Desmond. Desmond’s throw, however, was in the dirt and bounced away from first basemen Adam LaRoche. Desmond slumped down in […]

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Nats Head Home To Face Reigning NL Champion Cardinals

As the Washington Nationals (9-6) exit a portion of the schedule that exclusively featured NL-East rivals, their first opponent will be their biggest non-division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals (9-6). The two teams will meet in Washington for a four-game series with identical records and second-place rankings in their respective divisions, but despite the apparently […]

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Federal Reserve: Giolito Shows Improvement In Second Start

In his first start of the season on April 5, Lucas Giolito lasted just three innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Since then, the 19 year old has been stellar for the Low-A Hagerstown Suns. On April 10, Giolito earned his first win of the season […]

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Homers from Werth and Walters Power Nats Over Marlins 6-3

Tanner Roark pitched six innings, Jason Werth and Zach Walters each hit clutch homers and the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 6-3 to bounce back from a tough loss and win the series. Roark started the game, and was solid through three innings, allowing no runs and only one hit. In the fourth, however, […]

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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 […]

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