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Rejuvenated Offense, Zimmermen(n) Demolish Phillies

Ryan Zimmerman played in his first game since April 12th today, making his major league debut in left field, but he wasn’t the only Zimmerman(n) who came back tonight. Eight shutout innings from Jordan Zimmermann, who had been struggling this season, led the way for the Washington Nationals (28-28) tonight, as they jumped all over […]

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Fading Phillies Head South To D.C.

The Philadelphia Phillies (24-31) were never expected to contend in the NL East, but their recent slide has put them even lower in the standings than even pessimists may have expected. In the first meeting of these teams this season, the Washington Nationals (27-28) fell in two of three games in Philadelphia, a series the […]

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Rendon Leads Nats in Romp Over Rangers

Like Godzilla from the sea, the Washington Nationals’ offense has awakened. And it’s rampaging through DC. For the second straight day, the Nats (27-27) ran roughshod over the Texas Rangers (28-28), smacking four home runs and getting four hits from Anthony Rendon en route to a 10-2 win. It was a veritable behind-the-shed whooping, as […]

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Stanton Out-Slugs Nats in Series-Opening Loss

One day after busting their four-game skid, the Washington Nationals reverted to that same toothless form against the Miami Marlins, even with a healthy Adam LaRoche. Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-4 with a home run and a double, and the Nationals (25-26) could hardly scratch Nathan Eovaldi as they fell for just the second time in […]

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Offense Remains Absent as Nats Drop Fourth Straight

Sometimes, not even one hit with running scoring position is enough. Actually, check that, it’s never enough. That explains some things. Stephen Strasburg was solid, allowing three runs in seven innings, but two runs in his final inning doomed the Washington Nationals (24-25) and their meek offense, as they slipped below .500 as they fell […]

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McCutchen Haunts Nats Again as Offense Falls Flat In Series Opener

Andrew McCutchen did it all for the Pittsburgh Pirates today, like it seems he does every time these teams face. Edinson Volquez locked the Nats up, allowing one run on three hits in six innings, and McCutchen filled his usual role as Washington Nationals bully as the Nats (24-23) dropped Blake Treinen’s second major league […]

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Despite Chances, Nats Drop Longest Game in Park History

The Washington Nationals may be baseball’s best team from the seventh inning on, but after tonight, they could be its worst after the 14th. The Nats (23-21) trailed after seven innings of a pitcher’s duel before a ninth-inning comeback against Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman tied the game, and five scoreless innings later, the Cincinnati […]

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Gio Gets Early Hook as Nats Fall to Mets

Just when it looked like the Washington Nationals might have shaken their first-inning curse, it came back with a vengeance today, and cost them another game. Gio Gonzalez struggled mightily, lasting just three innings and giving up five runs, including three in the first inning, while Bartolo Colon held the Nats (22-20) in check as […]

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Silenced Bats Spoil Strasburg’s Strong Start

It might just be perception, but it seems like something about facing Stephen Strasburg makes the opposing pitcher pitch like, well, Stephen Strasburg. Seven strong innings from Strasburg weren’t enough for the Washington Nationals (20-19), who managed just seven hits and one run against the Arizona Diamondbacks (16-26) and Bronson Arroyo. Strasburg (L, 3-3) turned […]

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Nats Can’t Overcome Roark’s Early Struggles

Just like last night, the Philadelphia Phillies hit a three-run home run in the first inning, but the Washington Nationals did not have the same comeback magic tonight. Tanner Roark turned in an absolute clunker of a start, giving up seven earned runs in four innings, while A.J. Burnett silenced the Nats (17-13) as they […]

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Cardiac Nats Claim Late Victory Against Porous Philadelphia Bullpen

While it seems the Nats starters are making a habit of giving up big first innings, the rest of the team is making a habit of exciting comebacks. Stephen Strasburg gave up a three-run home run in the first after an error, but when the staff allowed no more runs from there on out, the […]

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Slugging Rendon Helps Zimmermann Become Winningest Pitcher In Nats History

Has a 27 year old ever become the winningest pitcher in a franchise’s history? Jordan Zimmermann would be happy to be the first. Zimmermann tossed six and one-third shutout innings and Anthony Rendon was 4-for-5 as the Washington Nationals (16-12) blew out the Houston Astros (9-19), 7-0, and swept the two-game road series. Zimmermann (W, […]

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Offensive Outpouring Backs Strasburg In 11-1 Win

After the Washington Nationals (13-11) were frustrated on offense Thursday, they made it up against the San Diego Padres (11-13), knocking in a season-high 11 runs on 17 hits while Stephen Strasburg tossed seven scoreless to win in a blowout, 11-1. The Nats regressed hard to the mean, going 7-17 (.411) with runners in scoring […]

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Gonzalez Leads Nationals To First Win Over Cardinals since Game 4

They say the hallmark of a good team is how well they can play other good teams. The Washington Nationals (10-7) have had their struggles against baseball’s elite, but they looked like they belonged tonight. After a lopsided shutout loss on Thursday, the Nats rebounded excellently tonight, as Gio Gonzalez locked down the St. Louis […]

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Marlins Light Up Strasburg and Stammen En Route to Blowout

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Tonight’s game was a total clunker, as Stephen Strasburg allowed six runs in four innings and Craig Stammen allowed five more the next inning as the Washington Nationals (8-6) were blown out by the Miami Marlins (6-9), 11-2. Strasburg (L, 1-2) looked bad right from the starting gun. […]

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