Federal Reserve: The Struggling P-Nats

Every team in the Washington Nationals farm system enters today’s action with a sub-.500 record. Of the four full-season affiliates, the team whose struggles are the most perplexing is the High-A Potomac Nationals.

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Taylor’s Slam Boosts Nats

Despite being outhit by six and committing three errors to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ (15-18) none, the Washington Nationals (19-16) pulled out a win and clinched a series victory in the desert when Michael Taylor crushed his first career grand slam in the top of the ninth.

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Strasburg Struggles in Blowout Loss

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ (15-17) second touchdown capped a tough night at Chase Field. By scoring early and often in their 14-6 victory, the D-Backs ensured that Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (18-16) could never get out of their early hole.

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Span, Zimmerman Homer In Drubbing Of Diamondbacks

On Monday night, the Washington Nationals (18-15) got off to a hot start and stayed the course in a lopsided 11-1 defeat over the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-17). Scoring 10 runs over the game’s first two innings, the Nationals collected 15 hits, including three extra base hits. This backed another dominant effort from Max Scherzer, who stifled his former team. Continue reading…


Comeback Caps Sweep of Braves

Sweep. Oh how sweet it sounds. With the way the season started Washington Nationals fans thought they might never be able to use that particular word and sound cheerful about it again. But with the impressive run of wins the Nats have put together lately, their first of the season was bound to come eventually. The wait ended Sunday when Washington (17-15) closed out an impressive homestand against the Atlanta Braves (14-17) with a tough 5-4 win.

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Harper’s Walkoff Continues Historic Tear

As if his performance over the previous two games was not enough, Bryce Harper came through again on Saturday. Thanks to his walk-off home run, the Washington Nationals (16-15) moved over .500 with their 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves (14-16).

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Federal Reserve: Hitter And Pitcher Of The Month Awards

The beginning of May means that it is time for the Federal Reserve to hand out the hardware to the best Washington Nationals prospects in April. As with last year, the first Federal Reserve post of each month this season will look back at the previous month’s best performances.

Races in both fields were competitive, as April was highlighted by several strong performances among the four-full season minor league affiliates. In the end, Hitter of the Month went to a prospect who has carried over his momentum from last season, while Pitcher of the Month was given to a hurler who has been quietly showing promise. Continue reading…


Harper Does It Again: Hits Multiple Homers In Nats’ Rout Of Braves

The Washington Nationals (15-15) are now winners of eight of their last 10 games and are starting to resemble the world beaters they were predicted to be at the onset of the season. Behind a resurgent Gio Gonzalez, who once again resembles the Gio of 2012 when he placed third in the National League Cy Young voting, the Nationals blew out the Atlanta Braves (14-15), 9-2.  Continue reading…


Harper Homers His Way To Series Win Over Marlins

The Washington Nationals (14-15) came into a rare Wednesday day game against the Miami Marlins (13-15) hoping to win the rubber match for their third straight series win after a somewhat disastrous start to their season. Manager Matt Williams turned the ball over to the $210-million-dollar man Max Scherzer to get the job done, but by the end of the day his thunder would be stolen by 22-year-old phenom Bryce Harper. Continue reading…


Strasburg Injured In Nationals’ Loss To Marlins

Despite several opportunities, the Washington Nationals (13-15) never overcame an early deficit in their 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins (13-14) on Tuesday. Though the defeat itself was frustrating, the most concerning point for the Nationals was the early exit of Stephen Strasburg. Continue reading…