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roark 7-13

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 […]

zimmerman 7-12

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, […]

zimmermann 2 7-11

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 […]

zimmermann 7-11

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 […]

gio 7-10

Comeback Falls Short as Nats Split Series in Baltimore

The Nats fell into a 4-0 hole early, but Gio Gonzalez rebounded to hold the Baltimore Orioles (50-41) down for the rest of his start, and the Washington Nationals (49-41) stranded nine as they missed opportunities and could not complete the comeback, falling 4-3. Gonzalez’s (L, 6-5) scoreless innings streak came to an end very […]

strasburg 7-7

Three-Homer Eleventh Helps O’s Sink Nats

For a team with one of baseball’s best bullpens, you would not expect the Washington Nationals to be 2-8 in extra-inning games. Well, you might if you saw how they pitched tonight. After strong starts from Chris Tillman and Stephen Strasburg led to extras, the Baltimore Orioles (49-40) crushed three home runs in a six-run […]

harper 7-4

Nats Aim to Stay Hot Against Cubs

The Chicago Cubs (37-46) have been synonymous with losing and disappointment for years, and famously hold the longest title drought in professional sports: 106 years. It’s certainly easy to write the Cubs off, given their past, but the 2014 iteration of this cursed franchise will be no pushover for the Washington Nationals (46-38). The Cubs may […]

strasburg 7-1

Strasburg Brilliant as Nats Demolish Rockies

In the two games since his return, Bryce Harper has not been transcendent at the plate, but he sure seems to have inspired his teammates. The Washington Nationals (45-38) controlled all phases of the game today, reaching base 17 times and giving up just one run, as Stephen Strasburg tossed an amazing 7.2 innings against […]

harper 6-30

Nats Cruise Past Rockies in Harper’s Return

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. But tonight, the Washington Nationals realized just how much they had been missing without Bryce Harper. Impressive showings from thumb injury brothers Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, who figured prominently in a five-run sixth inning, led the Nats (44-38) to a huge 7-3 victory over […]

fog 6-26

Cubs Grab Series Opener In The Mist

As a literary device, fog represents confusion and obscurity. Those two words describe tonight’s game pretty well. After Doug Fister put them in a hole, the Washington Nationals (41-37) came back to tie the game, but the Chicago Cubs (33-44) scored a pair off of Craig Stammen and held on to their lead to win, 5-3. […]

strasburg 6-25

Brewers Hammer Nats, Prevent Sweep

Last night’s win may have been momentous, but today’s loss may have been as much of a letdown. Stephen Strasburg failed to go five innings, giving up seven earned runs including a grand slam, and the Washington Nationals (41-36) were limited to just two hits by the Milwaukee Brewers (48-32) in a 9-2 shellacking. Strasburg […]

zimmerman 6-24

Zimmerman’s Homer Leads Nats to Win in Longest Game in Franchise History

Not many things in life are truly worth the wait. The ending of tonight’s game absolutely was. Ryan Zimmerman jacked a two-run home run in the top of the sixteenth inning after Anthony Rendon tied the game in the eighth, and the Washington Nationals (41-35) won just their second extra-inning game of the year, defeating […]

strasburg 6-23

Nats Go North to Battle Brewers

After finally getting over the hump against the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals (39-35) will kick off a road trip with a visit to the NL’s best team: the Milwaukee Brewers (47-30). The last time the Nats visited the top team in the senior circuit, they took three of four games from the San Francisco […]

roark 6-22

Early Offense Keys Nats to Series Split

So much for being owned. Two first-inning runs would be enough for the Washington Nationals (39-35), as Tanner Roark more than held his own against the Atlanta Braves (38-37), giving up one run over 5.1 innings as the Nats pulled off the 4-1 victory and split the four-game series. Even though the Nats dropped the […]

zimmermann 6-19

Nats Drop Series Opener to Braves, Division Lead Drops To Half Game

Another home game against the Atlanta Braves, another close loss. The Nats entered this series off a sweep, and the Braves came from being swept, but some things never change. Gavin Floyd locked up the Washington Nationals (37-34), allowing no runs on two hits in six innings, as two fourth-inning runs were more than enough […]

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