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 […]

gio 6-17

After Rollercoaster Roadtrip, Nats Head Home to Host Houston

Over the past three seasons, the Houston Astros (32-39) have been miserable, losing exactly two thirds of their games with a cumulative record of 162-324 over the past three seasons. Their management, led by general manager Jeff Luhnow, has engaged in a concerted effort to trade away any veterans of any value in order to […]

strasburg 6-14

Bullpen Bombs, Nats Drop Third Straight

Baseball is an emotional rollercoaster. The highs, like winning three of four in San Francisco, are so high. But the lows, like facing a sweep in St. Louis, can feel pretty low. Despite a strong first six innings from Stephen Strasburg, runners in the seventh inning and poor outings from relievers doomed the Washington Nationals […]

zimmerman 6-11

Nats Clinch Series Behind Zimmerman’s Defensive Gems

The Washington Nationals have been playing a complete game over the past two weeks, finding success in all areas of the game. But you know things are going right when Ryan Zimmerman plays like a Gold Glover in his ninth career game in left field. The Nats (35-29) had key contributions from all over the […]

fister 6-10

Fister Helps Nats Secure Bayside Series Split

The Washington Nationals have been called many things through the course of this rollercoaster season. Disappointments, by the St. Louis Cardinals broadcast team today. Mediocre, by ESPN’s Michael Wilbon at the end of April. But after their ninth win in 11 games, and second straight in the park of the best team in baseball, the […]

desmond 6-8

Walkoff Halts Nats’ Win Streak At Four

After the seventh, it looked like tonight would be another classic late-inning win. But the San Diego Padres would not go quietly into that good night. A rare blown save from Rafael Soriano wasted an impassioned comeback from the Washington Nationals (31-29), and the Padres (28-34) came through with the walkoff in the 11th inning, […]

treinen 6-6

Streaking Nats Open Road Trip in San Diego

 The San Diego Padres (27-33) faced low expectations coming into this season, widely thought to be condemned to the NL West basement behind four relatively talented teams. Two months into the season, that prediction has largely come true, and the only thing buoying the Padres has been the massive underachievement of the Arizona Diamondbacks. But […]