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Elimination Games Are Brutal, Let’s Watch Another Tomorrow

Emotions during an elimination playoff game are decidedly different than any other game. Nerves are running high, and any time that someone isn’t able to come up with a key hit, it feels like the end of the world. That seems especially true when the team you’re pulling for has scored only three runs in […]

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Stop Vilifying Fans For Leaving Saturday’s Game Early

Yesterday, I decided to take a day off from baseball writing. I didn’t want to write when the emotion from Saturday night’s (into Sunday morning’s) record-setting game was still raw. The frustration from the Game Two loss has not totally subsided, but there is one particularly frustrating narrative that has been blasted across local and national media: how […]

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Washington Nationals Starting Pitchers Peaking At The Right Time

Gio Gonzalez had his best start of the season on Thursday night against the New York Mets, posting a Bill James Game Score of 85 by striking out 12 in seven innings while giving up just one hit. Gio’s performance was just the latest example of how the Washington Nationals starting pitchers are peaking at […]

The Nats Blog On From The Phans Radio Show In Philly

This week, I resumed my regular spot with Michael Cerio of From The Phans on the Phillies 24/7 station in Philadelphia. We talked about the disappointing series sweep in Philly and why I don’t particularly care that much, because the baseball season is 162 games. Then, Michael and I take turns bashing the Braves a little bit before discussion Bryce Harper.

Click here to have a listen, and I join the show at the 35 minute mark.

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 86

We talk about the Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt Thornton signings, Tanner Roark’s unlikely success, Bryce Harper’s walkoff, and the MASN case between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.

 

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Denard Span Is Even Better Than You Thought

After a rough start to the 2014 season, many, including me, questioned whether Denard Span should be replaced as the Washington Nationals leadoff hitter. Then the calendar turned to July, and anyone who had concerns should have been mollified. People have spoken about how Span has been crucial to the team’s success, but after looking […]

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Report: Nationals Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera for Zach Walters

Jordan Bastain, MLB.com reporter with the Cleveland Indians, has reported that Asdrubal Cabrera has been traded to the Washington Nationals. Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland reports that Zach Walters will head to Cleveland for the Nats part of the deal. As I wrote earlier today, this deal will likely have Cabrera playing second base […]

Former Nats Milone, Suzuki Mentioned In Deadline Day Talks

Two former Washington Nationals have been involved in trade deadline talks today. Former starting pitcher Tommy Malone, who was part of the deal that brought Gio Gonzalez to Washington from the Athletics, has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. The A’s will get Sam Fuld in return. Former catcher and fan favorite Kurt Suzuki isn’t […]

Report: Nats GM Mike Rizzo Expressed Interest In Mets INF Daniel Murphy

The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy. All but two of Murphy’s games played have been at second base for the Mets this season, and while his defense is below average, he’s among the more valuable offensive second basemen in the National League. He’s posted a .295/.341/.423 slash line, […]

Live Blogging the 2014 Trade Deadline: Washington Nationals

Today is the day that baseball nerds, like us, get excited about: the non-waiver trade deadline. The Washington Nationals lead the National League East by a game and a half, but the absence of Ryan Zimmerman has clearly hurt the Nats production, and with reports that he may be done for the season, there will be rumors pouring out all day. We’ll be posting the rumors all day long, along with some analysis on why a particular rumor may or may not hold water.

Stay stuck on The Nats Blog homepage all day for your coverage, and we’ll talk about deals across baseball once the deadline passes at 4 pm EDT.

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Nationals Fall To Brewers To Start Second Half

The Washington Nationals (51-43) hoped to get the second half of the season off to a strong start, but the Milwaukee Brewers (54-43) had other thoughts. Denard Span had a strong night, and Bryce Harper featured a new batting stance, but it wasn’t enough, as the Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. It didn’t take long for the […]

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