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Nats Squander Gem From Gio in 1-0 Loss to Phillies

Gio Gonzalez went deep into the game, but unfortunately the Nationals could not put any runs on the board in a frustrating 1-0 loss to the Phillies in the final game of their three game series. The Nats got all they could ask for from Gio today. The crafty-lefty pitched 7 and 1/3 innings and allowed
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Nationals Manage Only Five Hits In Loss To Padres

Taylor Jordan battled flu-like symptoms, the team could not get its offense going, and the bullpen struggled as the Washington Nationals (14-12) fell 4-2 to split their four-game series with the San Diego Padres (12-14). The Nats came out of the gate quickly, but could not sustain the intensity throughout the game. In the bottom
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Nats Lose 12-Inning Marathon To Padres

For 12 innings and over four hours Thursday evening, the San Diego Padres (11-12) and the Washington Nationals (12-11) toiled in mediocrity until the marathon game finally ended. Former Nat Xavier Nady singled off of Craig Stammen to score Jedd Gyorko in the top of the 12th inning, and Bryce Harper was doubled up at
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Nationals Record More Errors Than Hits in Blowout Loss to Cardinals

Jon Jay stepped to the plate in the top of the fourth with one runner on and with hit team up 3-0 on the Nats. He hit what should have been a routine grounder to shortstop Ian Desmond. Desmond’s throw, however, was in the dirt and bounced away from first basemen Adam LaRoche. Desmond slumped down in
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Homers from Werth and Walters Power Nats Over Marlins 6-3

Tanner Roark pitched six innings, Jason Werth and Zach Walters each hit clutch homers and the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 6-3 to bounce back from a tough loss and win the series. Roark started the game, and was solid through three innings, allowing no runs and only one hit. In the fourth, however,
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Nats Look Even Worse In 10-2 Loss To Atlanta

With two outs in the bottom of the second inning Braves’ first basement Freddie Freeman lifted a towering ball off of Gio Gonzalez toward the right field foul pole. On most days, or perhaps against another team this ball would have gone foul, but in this case the wind blew the ball fair for a homer giving
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Nationals Blank Marlins Behind Gonzalez’s Strong Start

Gio Gonzalez threw six shutout innings and Adam LaRoche went 3-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Washington Nationals (5-2) took game one of their three-game series, 5-0, against the Miami Marlins (5-3). Gonzalez looked strong in his second start of the season. The southpaw threw six scoreless innings while allowing three hits
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Nationals Sweep Mets With 8-2 Victory

Tanner Roark looked strong in his season debut, and Ryan Zimmerman had four hits including a homer as the Washington Nationals swept the New York Mets to complete their opening series in New York City. Jordan Zimmermann, who was supposed to start today, was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms. Roark was informed he would be starting this
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Nationals Defeat Mets 4-0 In Final Florida Spring Training Game

Jordan Zimmermann pitched five scoreless innings and added an RBI of his own as the Nats shut out the Mets in their final game before moving up north. Zimmermann allowed only four hits and struck out three batters in his five innings of work. In the second inning, he even helped his own cause. After Wilson Ramos and Adam
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Nats Win Behind Strong Performances From Strasburg, Zimmerman, Harper

With the regular season just around the corner, the Washington Nationals' stars are beginning to perform like it’s the real deal. Stephen Strasburg pitched his final spring training tune up, and though there were some hiccups, he did a solid job overall. Strasburg sailed threw the New York Mets' order with relative ease during the first
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Roark Looks Strong in Nationals 3-1 Loss to the Mets

Tanner Roark made a strong case for the fifth and final spot in the Nationals rotation yesterday afternoon. He threw five and two-thirds innings and struck out five while allowing just one run, on two hits and a walk. Roark was feeling so strong that even after 73 pitches in the game he went and threw a
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Danny Espinosa’s Walk Off Homer Lifts Nats Over Marlins 6-5

Danny Espinosa homered twice and Doug Fister looked solid in his return from elbow inflammation as the Nationals continued their march towards the regular season. Fister, who missed the past couple of weeks with an inflamed elbow, looked solid in his return. The righty threw three and two-thirds innings and allowed two hits while striking out four. Fister,
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Nats Allow 22 Hits In 12-6 Loss To Tigers

The Tigers and Nationals faced off on Friday in a spring training matchup that brought very little pitching success and 18 combined runs between the two teams. Taylor Jordan, a contender for the fifth and final spot in the Nationals rotation, started on the hill for the Nats and was hit hard. Jordan retired the
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Nationals Beat Astros 8-5 Behind Homers From Harper, Ramos

The Nats came to play today with seven of their projected regular season starters in the starting lineup. The experience showed early as the Nats put six on the board in the bottom of the first. Denard Span started the inning with a single to right. Ian Desmond followed with a double sending Span to third. After a Jayson Werth pop
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Detwiler Hit Hard As Nationals Fall To Yankees

The Nationals took on the New York Yankees this afternoon at the Yankees’ Spring Training. home.  In true New York fashion, the stars came out to see this one as Hall of Fame quarterback “Broadway” Joe Namath and Jets head coach Rex Ryan were looking on. The two liked what they saw as the Yankees
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Top Five Moves Of The Nationals’ Offseason

The Washington Nationals—under the direction of General Manager Mike Rizzo—had another strong offseason in 2013-2014. As the team gears up for the 2014 campaign, here are the top five moves the team made this offseason and how they will affect the Nats in the upcoming season. 5. The Hiring of Manager Matt Williams: Last year
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The Importance of Danny Espinosa

In 2011, it appeared that Danny Espinosa was the future at second base for the Washington Nationals. Espinosa started at second base for the club and the switch-hitting rookie hit .236/.323/.414 with 21 home runs in 500+ at bats. His future looked bright, and things looked promising for the Nats middle infield. Fast forward to
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