Federal Reserve: Stars emerge at Harrisburg, Hagerstown

Very few things have gone right for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators in the early goings of this season. A club that was talented on paper beginning the year fell to 4-13 with their loss to the Altoona Curve (Pirates) on Wednesday night, and has lost six one-run games. One bright spot for the Senators has […]

Quotes from the Clubhouse: Jayson Werth On The Come From Behind Win

On swinging at a 3-0 pitch: “It’s one of those situations where if you hit into a double play right there it’s probably the worst play you’ve ever seen. If you get a hit, it’s the best. I’m glad it worked out, that’s for sure.”

On if he looked in a particular zone to swing on 3-0: “When I played for Charlie Manuel, he always talked about ‘aim for the foul pole.’ I was just aiming for the foul pole. It worked out.”

On the difference a day makes in baseball: “Last night, we’re sitting here talking about how bad we are. Tonight, it’s a different story. Crazy game.”

On the come from behind wins: “I’ve played on teams where it’s just a feeling. You can’t really explain it, but there’s confidence there, you know? You don’t ever feel out, and I feel it on this team, for sure. Our ability to come back is great. Early on, in April especially, you put these come from behind wins, you put them in your pocket. You put them in the bank. It’s something you build on, and as the season goes on, you got those under your belt. So, this is good. We may not be playing our best ball at times, but I like the way we’re playing.”

Quotes from the Clubhouse: Adam LaRoche On The Transfer Rule

“I’ve said it before that play, it’s one of the worst rules I’ve ever heard of. I don’t feel like it’s baseball. I think the umpires are smart enough to make judgement calls, and it kind of handcuffs them to have no choice… It doesn’t make sense. So, yeah, it’s frustrating. Especially in a close game, you know, when that could’ve ended up costing us. Hopefully, we get that rule changed sooner than later.”


Nats Walk-Off Angels To Avoid Sweep

It was a cool and windy night in Washington, DC as the Washington Nationals avoided a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was looking grim heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the offense woke up and allowed the Nats to improve to 12-10 on the season. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.”


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]