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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]