You’re Up, Erin Flynn

We have exiting news. While Joe Drugan will be stepping down as the day-to-day Managing Editor of The Nats Blog, we’re so excited to announce that the very talented Erin Flynn will now be taking over day-to-day operations of the site! This was an obvious choice for us. Erin is such a talented writer, and […]


Thank You, Joe Drugan

As some of you may know, I founded The Nats Blog back in college as a way to keep up with my hometown team while at school in Ohio. It was a great learning experience for me, and ultimately served as a pathway to me getting a job working in sports and technology. But there […]


Some Thoughts From The Longest Game In Playoff History

Jordan Zimmermann At His Peak – We have watched Jordan Zimmermann grow up, from an underrated draft pick out of the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point, to the Nats sole pitching prospect in an era when there wasn’t much to look forward to. We were there when he went through Tommy John surgery, and we’ve seen […]

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My Nationals Themed Wedding (Why I Have The Best Wife In The World)

They say that a couple who shares interests together, stays together. That poses an interesting challenge for a fanatic baseball blogger when trying to find someone to share the rest of your life with. Fortunately for me, I found a wonderful woman to fall in love with me, and she knew right away that part […]

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Nats Bats Cant Help Zimmermann, Fall 1-0 To Cardinals

After a superb run which saw Washington win 8 of 10 games, catapulting them to first place in the NL East, the Nationals lost their second contest in as many nights as they fell 1-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals Friday evening. It was a nail-biter of a loss, a true pitchers duel that saw […]


Jordan Zimmermann Got His Groove Back

Jordan Zimmerman pitched one of the games of the year tonight, becoming the third hurler on his team to fan at-least 11 batters in the past five games. The Washington Nationals starter was sensational Sunday afternoon, tossing nine shut-out innings, allowing just two hits, and fanning 12 San Diego Padres batters en route to a […]

Jordan Zimmermann's slider is the key to his success.

What To Look From Jordan Zimmermann On The Mound Today

Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, who many viewed as the ultimate steady force during last year’s tumultuous season, has been one of the team’s more inconsistent starters in 2014. Prior to his most recent start against the Philadelphia Phillies, Zimmermann had allowed fewer than four runs just once in his previous five starts, an had […]


Bryce Harper Lands On The Disabled List With Thumb Injury

This is a sentence we did not want to have to write in 2014, but it looks like Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will be heading to the disabled list. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Harper will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after hurting his thumb diving head first into […]

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Reaction: Benching Bryce Harper For Lack Of Hustle Is Mixed Message

Matt Williams made a managerial move today that made a lot of noise, and maybe that is what he was trying to do. Gauging by about an hour of conversation with fans on Twitter, some agreed with Williams call, some disagreed, and unsurprisingly, some just have no idea how the game of baseball works. Here […]


Nationals Look Like A Completely Different Team, Clobber Marlins 9-2

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of institutional depth, it was the age of debilitating injuries, it was the epoch of of domination, it was the epoch of helpless defeat, it was the starting rotation of light, it was the starting rotation of darkness, it […]

Update on Jayson Werth’s Injury

#Nats Manager Matt Williams said Jayson Werth left tonight's game with a tight groin. He will be reevaluated on Saturday. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 12, 2014

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Nats Lose In 10, Still Show Signs Of Promise In Face Of Defeat

In one of the weirdest games in recent decades, the Washington Nationals found a way to lose yet another one-run game to the Atlanta Braves last night, ending their four game win streak. The loss puts their record against their arch rivals to 1-3 on the young season, and marks the 10th time the Nats […]


Three Thoughts On The Surprise Opening Day Lineup

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams shook things up a bit in his first game as the club’s skipper, unveiling a surprise lineup for the Nats in their first game of the 2014 campaign: Denard Span – Centerfield Ryan Zimmerman – Third Base Jayson Werth – Right Field Wilson Ramos – Catcher Bryce Harper – Left […]