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detwiler 12-12

Nationals Trade Ross Detwiler To Rangers

In an offseason filled with rumors of earth-shaking deals, the Washington Nationals’ first was only a mild tremor: The team sent miscast lefty Ross Detwiler to the Texas Rangers in exchange for 2B/SS Chris Bostick and RHP Abel De Los Santos. Detwiler’s time in Washington was fraught with frustration. Picked sixth overall in 2007, he […]

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Trade Jordan Zimmermann: How the Nationals Can Stay Contenders

For a long time now, the 2014-15 offseason has been setting up as a critical one. The Washington Nationals have emerged as a force to be reckoned with over the past three seasons, posting the best record in baseball since Opening Day 2012. But the team must find a way to parlay its short-term success […]

strasburg 9-27

Strasburg Cruises in Game 161

As the Washington Nationals (95-66) prepare for the playoffs, presumptive Game 1 starter Stephen Strasburg dominated the Miami Marlins (77-84) over six innings, allowing no runs in an eventual 5-1 win. Strasburg (W, 14-11) was at his absolute best, stymying the Marlins throughout his outing. The Miami bats found no purchase against his devastating pitches, […]

treinen 9-25

Late Inning Runs Sink Nats In Game 1

Though they still have something to play for, the Washington Nationals (92-65) started just four regular starters in their first of two games against the New York Mets (77-81) today, and listlessly fell thanks to three runs between the eighth and ninth, losing 7-4. Blake Treinen got the start, but posted the worst start of […]

strasburg 9-21

Strasburg Stifles Marlins as Nats Sweep

Often criticized, Stephen Strasburg reminded everyone today why he should start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Washington Nationals (91-64), as he shut out the Miami Marlins (74-79) over seven innings, leading the Nationals to a 2-1, sweep-clinching win. With the victory, the Nationals’ magic number to clinch the NL’s best record, and therefore […]

zimmerman 9-20

Nats Eke By Marlins in Zimmerman’s Return

Though they found plenty of success without him, Ryan Zimmerman returned to the Washington Nationals (90-64) lineup tonight, going 2-for-3 as they won their third straight game against the Miami Marlins (74-80) by a score of 3-2. Zimmerman was activated Saturday after missing 55 games with a badly torn hamstring. He was hitting a healthy […]

gio 9-18

Two-Out Rally Pushes Nats Past Miami

Despite having clinched the NL East, the Washington Nationals (88-64) still have plenty to play for, and they acted like it tonight, as five straight two-out hits led to a five-run fourth in a game the Nats eventually won, 6-2, against the Miami Marlins (74-78). This game’s beginning could not have been further from its […]

strasburg 9-15

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 […]

desmond 9-13

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 […]

gio 9-12

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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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 […]

laroche 9-7

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 […]

laroche 9-3

Nationals Claim LA Series in Dramatic Fashion

Maybe “dramatic” is underselling it. In a game that saw three blown saves and 11 runs scored after the eighth inning, the Washington Nationals (79-59) pulled off a 14th-inning win thanks to the heroics of Adam LaRoche, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-62), 8-5. This was the game of the year, any way you look […]

harper 8-29

Nats Hammer King Felix, Crush Mariners

The Washington Nationals (76-57) pounded four home runs off of AL Cy Young frontrunner Felix Hernandez and knocked two more against the Seattle Mariners’ (72-61) bullpen, cruising to an 8-3 win and snapping a three-game losing streak. The impressive win maintains the Nats’ six-game lead in the NL East, as the Atlanta Braves wontheir third […]

fister 8-27

Fister Lackluster, Phils Sweep Nats

A tough night for Doug Fister, who gave up five runs in under six innings, helped the Washington Nationals (75-57) blow a pair of two-run leads and get swept for the first time since June by the Philadelphia Phillies (61-72), dropping the series finale 8-4. Today’s probable starters gave the impressions that the Nationals could […]

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