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Nats Take On Offense-light Padres In Washington

For a team some baseball writers believe has not yet hit its stride, the Washington Nationals’ (12-10) meeting with one of the worst offenses in baseball, the San Diego Padres (10-12), could be the momentum boost they need. The two teams will play a four-game set in Washington, as the Nationals continue to strive toward […]

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Pujols Joins 500 Club as Nationals Fall To Angels

Taylor Jordan’s loss was for Albert Pujols’ gain. In the Washington Nationals’ (12-9) 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels (10-10), Pujols took advantage of Jordan’s struggles as the Nats’ starting pitcher, and blasted his 499th and 500th career home runs out of Nationals Park, becoming the 26th hitter in MLB history to reach the […]

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Nats Faceoff With Angels Features Trout and Harper’s First Meeting

Though an interleague matchup between two teams that hardly ever meet usually wouldn’t normally be cause for national attention, the faceoff between the Washington Nationals (11-8) and the Los Angeles Angels (8-10) has garnered such attention because of the two phenoms it features. After more than two full years in the majors Mike Trout and […]

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Nats Win It In The Bottom Of The 9th With Help From Denard Span

The game was in line to become one of the Washington Nationals’ (11-8) biggest disappointments of the season. The Nats had outhit the St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) 11 to seven, but went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 17 men on base for the first time since 2011, when they also left 17 […]

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Harper Benched In Nationals’ Loss To Cardinals

Hindsight was definitely 20-20 on Saturday, as what-ifs abounded after the Washington Nationals’ (10-8) 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (11-7). What if Anthony Rendon hadn’t made his first error of the season in the second inning, which ultimately led to St. Louis scoring three unearned runs? What if Bryce Harper hadn’t been pulled […]

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Nats Head Home To Face Reigning NL Champion Cardinals

As the Washington Nationals (9-6) exit a portion of the schedule that exclusively featured NL-East rivals, their first opponent will be their biggest non-division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals (9-6). The two teams will meet in Washington for a four-game series with identical records and second-place rankings in their respective divisions, but despite the apparently […]

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Nationals Look For Repeat Performance Against Marlins In Miami

As they play through a portion of their schedule that seems to be stuck on repeat, the Washington Nationals (7-5) will face the Miami Marlins (5-8) for the second time in one week, this time at Marlins Park. Last time, the Nationals swept the Marlins, and in this meeting both teams are coming off being […]

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Zimmerman Injured In Nats’ Loss To Braves

It started exciting, quickly turned ugly and ended disappointing. The Washington Nationals (7-4) lost for the fourth time in five meetings with the Atlanta Braves (7-4) on Saturday night, 6-3, spectacularly failing to capitalize on scoring opportunities. The Nats had chances to score in every inning with a total of 11 hits, but went a […]

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Nationals Prepare For Rematch With Rival Braves

Though their last meeting with the Atlanta Braves (5-4) didn’t go as they had hoped, the Washington Nationals (7-2) didn’t have to wait long for a rematch. Washington will face the Braves in their second weekend series in a row, this time in Atlanta. Between meetings with the Braves, the Nationals swept the Miami Marlins, […]

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Nats Continue Home Stand Against First-Place Marlins

The Washington Nationals (4-2) are preparing to face the Miami Marlins (5-2) from an unfamiliar position: below them in the standings. The Marlins, who managed to lose 100 games last season and finish with the worst record in the National League, are sitting atop the NL-East looking down on the Nationals and the Atlanta Braves, […]

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Strasburg outmatched by Braves in Nationals’ loss

Denard Span struck out to end the ninth inning, and all that could be heard were the sing-songy chants of Braves fans ringing through the mostly-empty stadium on a chilly Saturday night. The Washington Nationals had again suffered a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Braves, losing not only the game, 6-2, but also the series […]

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Nats Open Season At Home Against Division-Rival Braves

Last year, the Washington Nationals (3-0) opened the beginnings of a fierce rivalry with the Atlanta Braves (2-1) with five straight disappointing losses, and went on to win just six of 19 contests with the Braves. It seemed as though the pressure of a significant rivalry was too much for the Nationals to handle. But […]

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Nats Open Season Against Mets In New York

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. After six long months of baseball-less drudgery, the Washington Nationals will play the first game of the 2014 season at Citi Field against the New York Mets on Monday. The Nationals have finished the season with a winning record against the Mets for the last three […]

Cardinals, Wainwright Shut Out Nationals In 2-0 Loss

In a Washington Nationals B-team matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals' A-team, the Nats fell 2-0, and made everyone that much more anxious for real baseball to start. Gio Gonzalez started for the Nationals, and was good, not great. He gave up four hits and three walks with no strikeouts. His command was off, and […]

Taylor Jordan Makes Strong Start In Nats’ Loss To Astros

With just under two weeks left until the best day of the year, the Washington Nationals’ meeting with the Houston Astros had a stronger feeling of significance to it. The starting pitcher, Taylor Jordan, went a full five innings. A lineup that looked very much like the projected Opening Day card took three at-bats. Shadows […]

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