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hairston 8-17

Late Comebacks Help Nats to Sweep

After turning a two-run deficit into a two-run lead, the Washington Nationals (69-53) saw closer Rafael Soriano cede three runs in the ninth, but the Nats were able to tie the game and walked off in the 11th to claim another comeback win and a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-60), 6-5. Despite the great […]

harper 8-15

Nats Hang on to Big Lead, Beat Pirates

After grabbing an early five-run advantage, the Washington Nationals (67-43) made things interesting by giving up four runs, including one in the ninth, but the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-58) could not complete the comeback, and the Nats claimed a 5-4 win. Lackluster showings from Tanner Roark and Rafael Soriano and some missed opportunities in the later […]

gio 8-10

Weak Bats Send Nats To Series Loss in Atlanta

Gio Gonzalez was wild, walking four batters, but the Washington Nationals (63-53) could not solve Alex Wood and scored just one run as the dropped the rubber game of their road series against the Atlanta Braves (60-57), 3-1. Gonzalez (L, 6-9) was maddeningly inconsistent. He loaded the bases in the first inning while striking out […]

frandsen 8-10

Three-Run 11th Leads Nats to 3am Win

After a 221-minute rain delay, the Washington Nationals (63-52) and Atlanta Braves (56-54) could not decide a winner in nine innings, but RBIs from Wilson Ramos and Kevin Frandsen led the Nationals to a 4-1 win in extras. With the win, the Nationals have reclaimed their 4.5-game lead in the NL East. They sit a […]

strasburg 7-8

Braves Clobber Strasburg, Claim Series Opener

Stephen Strasburg allowed seven runs on a career-high four homers, and while the Washington Nationals (62-52) nearly completed a seven-run comeback, they could not quite complete it, and fell to the Atlanta Braves (59-56), 7-6. Strasburg (L, 8-10) was utterly miserable, but a closer look at his stats might indicate that his performance tonight was […]

cabrera 8-1

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 […]

gio 2 7-31

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 […]

gio 7-31

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 […]

strasburg 7-29

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 […]

soriano 7-28

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 […]

fister 7-27

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 […]

stras 7-23

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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