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2014 Trade Deadline Recap

If you were paying attention to sports media today, you surely noticed that MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline was unbelievably hectic. “But Andrew,” you certainly wondered, “I can’t keep track of these deals! What happened? How do they impact the Nats?” Well, you’re in luck! This post will serve as your guide to every deal that […]

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Phillies Pound Nationals in Series Opener

Manager Matt Williams said it best: “It’s one of those nights where things just didn’t go right.” The Philadelphia Phillies (48-61) beat up on Gio Gonzalez, tacking five runs on him in under four innings, while the Washington Nationals (58-48) could not score enough to keep up with their own sieve-like bullpen, even after Cliff Lee […]

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Nats Open Homestand Against Phillies

Coming off a win against the Miami Marlins that prevented a series sweep in South Beach, the Washington Nationals (58-47) return home for a series against the scuffling Philadelphia Phillies (47-61). This series begins hours after the trade deadline, which had interesting results for both teams. The Nationals acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland […]

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Nationals Avoid Sweep in Miami

Remember when the Washington Nationals had the best bullpen in baseball? The bullpen made things exciting again when Drew Storen gave up two runs in the ninth, but the Nationals (58-47) had just enough insurance runs to hang on, defeating the Miami Marlins (53-54) by a score of 4-3. The win gives the Nationals a […]

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Despite Chances, Nats Shut Out by Fish

Although they drew six walks, the Washington Nationals (57-47) could not manage a run against the Miami Marlins (53-53), who only needed one run against Stephen Strasburg and eventually won 3-0. Strasburg (L, 7-9), who was much maligned before tonight for his 5.06 road ERA in 2014, silenced the critics with a great outing. He […]

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Soriano Melts Down, Nats Blow Six-Run Lead

/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half […]

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Nationals Grab Fourth Straight Series, Beat Reds

Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising. The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (52-52) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2. Much like […]

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Strasburg’s Early Struggles Prevent Sweep in Colorado

Tough outings for Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett dug the Washington Nationals (55-44) a hole they could not escape, despite some ninth-inning heroics, and they fell to the Colorado Rockies (41-60), 6-4. Contrary to what the scoreboard might indicate, it was the Nationals who drew first blood. Denard Span singled to open the game, and […]

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Desmond And Fister Lead Nationals to Third Straight Win

Doug Fister held his own in Coors Field, giving up just two runs, while Ian Desmond knocked a career-high five hits, including a home run, and the Washington Nationals (54-43) crushed the Colorado Rockies (40-59), 7-2. The Nationals are now alone in first place in the NL East after the Atlanta Braves lost. From the […]

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Nats Aim to Keep Winning in Mile High City

After winning two straight to cap their series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals (53-43) open a nine-game road trip in Denver, and take on the struggling Colorado Rockies (40-58). These teams have squared off for three games earlier this year, when the Nats swept the Rockies in D.C. in the first three games […]

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Garza Implodes as Nationals Cruise Past Brewers

Matt Garza turned in a horrific effort, giving up five runs but getting only one out, as the Washington Nationals (52-43) grabbed a big lead and never looked back, rolling to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers (54-44). The Nats absolutely battered Garza (L, 6-7) in the first. Two singles and a walk loaded […]

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Nats Hammer Phillies To Enter Break in First

The Washington Nationals (51-42) jumped all over the Philadelphia Phillies (42-53), grabbing a 7-0 lead in the sixth and refusing to let up, entering the All-Star break with a 10-3 win. Straight from the get-go, it seemed that it would be the Nats’ day. Facing Kyle Kendrick (L, 4-9), who entered the game with a […]

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Mr. Clutch Delivers in Tenth as Nats Top Phils

The Washington Nationals’ (50-42) first hit with a runner in scoring position all night was an RBI single from Ryan Zimmerman in the top of the tenth, as the Nats could not keep a lead Stephen Strasburg handed them but managed to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (42-52) in extras, 5-3. Strasburg was not at his sharpest, […]

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Zimmermann Injured as Nats Lose To Phils

Jordan Zimmermann was ineffective and left early with an injury, as the Washington Nationals (49-42) fell behind quickly and could not deliver with runners on base and fell listlessly to the Philadelpha Phillies (42-51), 6-2. Zimmermann (L, 6-5) did not look right from the get-go tonight. He pitched a perfect first, but the Phillies started […]

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Nats Try To End First Half on High Note in Philly

After a closely-fought series with the Baltimore Orioles, the Washington Nationals (49-41) head up I-95 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies (41-51). While the Nats-O’s series felt like a budding rivalry, with two teams finally coming into their own, Nats-Phillies may be a rivalry on the downswing. The Phillies were dominant when the Nats were doormats, playing […]

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