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Gonzalez Strikes Out 12 In Nats Win Over Mets

The Washington Nationals (93-65) haven’t yet announced their playoff rotation, but on Thursday night Gio Gonzalez made his case to secure his place in it. In the Nationals’ 3-0 win, Gonzalez shut out the New York Mets (77-82) for seven innings, gave up just one hit and struck out a career-high 12 batters. His command […]

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Late Inning Runs Sink Nats In Game 1

Though they still have something to play for, the Washington Nationals (92-65) started just four regular starters in their first of two games against the New York Mets (77-81) today, and listlessly fell thanks to three runs between the eighth and ninth, losing 7-4. Blake Treinen got the start, but posted the worst start of […]

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Federal Reserve: 2014’s Top Performing Minor Leaguers

Next week the Federal Reserve will hand out its final awards of the season, the Pitcher and Player of the Year. Before doing that, however, it seems appropriate to honor the best players at each position in the Nationals’ Farm System. The criteria is simple. With the roster construction based off of Baseball America’s Postseason […]

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LaRoche Homers, Span Injured In Nationals’ Victory Over Mets

The last time the Washington Nationals (92-64) played at Nationals Park they lost a disappointing game to the Atlanta Braves that left their magic number to clinch a playoff position stuck at 10. On Tuesday, the Nats returned to Washington wearing their NL-East crown, chasing a different number after their 11-game road trip: Two. With […]

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Strasburg Stifles Marlins as Nats Sweep

Often criticized, Stephen Strasburg reminded everyone today why he should start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Washington Nationals (91-64), as he shut out the Miami Marlins (74-79) over seven innings, leading the Nationals to a 2-1, sweep-clinching win. With the victory, the Nationals’ magic number to clinch the NL’s best record, and therefore […]

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Nats Eke By Marlins in Zimmerman’s Return

Though they found plenty of success without him, Ryan Zimmerman returned to the Washington Nationals (90-64) lineup tonight, going 2-for-3 as they won their third straight game against the Miami Marlins (74-80) by a score of 3-2. Zimmerman was activated Saturday after missing 55 games with a badly torn hamstring. He was hitting a healthy […]

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Two-Out Rally Pushes Nats Past Miami

Despite having clinched the NL East, the Washington Nationals (88-64) still have plenty to play for, and they acted like it tonight, as five straight two-out hits led to a five-run fourth in a game the Nats eventually won, 6-2, against the Miami Marlins (74-78). This game’s beginning could not have been further from its […]

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Nationals Finish Road Trip In Miami

In their quest for home-field advantage in the playoffs, the Washington Nationals (87-64) will next face the Miami Marlins (74-77), who based on their recent misfortunes should be a prime opponent to rack up wins against. The Marlins just finished a 10-game road trip, during which they played the Brewers, Phillies and Mets and lost […]

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Federal Reserve: Wrapping Up The Minor League Season

On the surface, the Washington Nationals’ 2014 draft class did not warrant much attention during the second half of the minor league season. First-round selection Erick Fedde’s Tommy John surgery is keeping him off the mound until at least next summer, while second-round lefthander Andrew Suarez and ninth-round first baseman Austin Blyer opted to return […]

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Souza Hits First ML Home Run In Nats’ Loss To Braves

A day after claiming their NL East crown, the Washington Nationals (87-64) ended their four-game winning streak with a loss to the Atlanta Braves (76-76), who broke out of a five-game losing streak. The Nationals ran out a lineup of bench players and September call-ups, giving their usual starting lineup some much-deserved rest after a […]

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Nationals Win NL East Title With Victory Over Braves

Let them drink champagne. Lots of it. The Washington Nationals (87-63) clinched their second division title in three years with a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves (75-76) on Tuesday night, becoming the first division winners this year just minutes before the Orioles became AL East champions in Baltimore. Before they donned their goggles and trashed […]

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Masterful Strasburg Slices Magic Number to Two

In perhaps his best outing of the season, especially considering the circumstances, Stephen Strasburg blew the Atlanta Braves (75-75) away over seven shutout innings, pushing the Washington Nationals‘ (86-63) division lead to an all-time high 11.5 games and dropping their magic number to two as the Nats won in Atlanta, 4-2. With tonight’s series-opening win in hand, the […]

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Nationals Look To Clinch NL East In Atlanta

The fate of the National League East could be reduced to one series as the Washington Nationals (85-63) take on the Atlanta Braves (75-74) for the final time this season. The Nationals lead the division by 10.5 games and have a magic number of four, but against their second-place opponent the Nats would need to […]

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Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for his ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew […]

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