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Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down […]

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LaRoche Helps Nats Snap Skid Against Phils

The Washington Nationals (80-61) broke their five-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (66-76) after a still-hobbled Adam LaRoche blasted two home runs off of Cole Hamels to lead the Nats to a 3-2 win. The Nationals had dropped their previous five games against the Phils, bookending a 4-2 stretch in Seattle and Los Angeles […]

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Last-Place Phillies Claim Season Series With Win Over Nats

The domineering Washington Nationals (79-61) from August were nowhere to be found on Saturday in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (66-75). Tanner Roark had a quality outing, but key mistakes put his team in a hole it couldn’t get out of. The offense performed decently and had several chances to score, but they […]

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Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies […]

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Federal Reserve: Pitcher and Hitter of the Month Awards

The Minor League Baseball season has come to a close. While three Washington Nationals’ affiliates, the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, High-A Potomac Nationals, and Low-A Hagerstown Suns, have made the postseason, most of the organization’s prospects have finished their seasons. To recap August, the minor’s final full month, the Federal Reserve is once again giving out […]

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Nationals Claim LA Series in Dramatic Fashion

Maybe “dramatic” is underselling it. In a game that saw three blown saves and 11 runs scored after the eighth inning, the Washington Nationals (79-59) pulled off a 14th-inning win thanks to the heroics of Adam LaRoche, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-62), 8-5. This was the game of the year, any way you look […]

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Nationals Start September Against Fellow First-Place Team

In September, even when the weather is still 90 degrees and humid, rumors of fall begin to spread and with each game baseball begins to matter a tiny bit more. It’s the final month of the regular season, when teams can charge toward the playoffs or crumble under their looming presence. The Washington Nationals (77-59) […]

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Nats Homer Their Way Past Dodgers In 6-4 Win

The calendar changed, but the energy of the Washington Nationals (78-58) did not. They played with every bit of enthusiasm they marched through August with as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-61), 6-4, in yet another homer-filled win. Denard Span led the charge for the Nationals, blasting two balls out of the park in […]

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Harper Homers Twice, But Nats Drop Finale In Seattle

Balls don’t carry at Safeco Field, they said. Watch us prove you wrong, the Nationals said. But despite their best effort at a three-day laser show, the Washington Nationals’ (77-58) three home runs on Sunday were not enough offense to propel them past the Seattle Mariners (73-62). They lost, 5-3, and failed to complete the […]

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Nats Hammer King Felix, Crush Mariners

The Washington Nationals (76-57) pounded four home runs off of AL Cy Young frontrunner Felix Hernandez and knocked two more against the Seattle Mariners’ (72-61) bullpen, cruising to an 8-3 win and snapping a three-game losing streak. The impressive win maintains the Nats’ six-game lead in the NL East, as the Atlanta Braves wontheir third […]

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Nats Aim To End Losing Streak Against Hernandez In Seattle

The Washington Nationals (75-57), who have surged through August, will arrive on the West Coast a bit deflated. After being swept by the Phillies, the Nats will face the task of breaking out of a rut against the pitching-strong Seattle Mariners (72-60). The Mariners claim the distinction of best ERA in Major League Baseball at […]

The Nats Blog On From The Phans Radio Show In Philly

This week, I resumed my regular spot with Michael Cerio of From The Phans on the Phillies 24/7 station in Philadelphia. We talked about the disappointing series sweep in Philly and why I don’t particularly care that much, because the baseball season is 162 games. Then, Michael and I take turns bashing the Braves a little bit before discussion Bryce Harper.

Click here to have a listen, and I join the show at the 35 minute mark.

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Fister Lackluster, Phils Sweep Nats

A tough night for Doug Fister, who gave up five runs in under six innings, helped the Washington Nationals (75-57) blow a pair of two-run leads and get swept for the first time since June by the Philadelphia Phillies (61-72), dropping the series finale 8-4. Today’s probable starters gave the impressions that the Nationals could […]

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Federal Reserve: AFL Roster Announcements

On Tuesday, the Arizona Fall League (AFL) announced its rosters for the coming season, with the Mesa Solar Sox featuring seven prospects from the Washington Nationals: catchers Spencer Kieboom and Pedro Severino, second baseman Tony Renda, starting pitcher Felipe Rivero, and relievers Matt Grace, Neil Holland and Derek Self. While more players could be added in the […]

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Nats Fail To Come Back, Drop Series In Philly

The comeback Nats struggled to come back in Philadelphia. In their second one-run loss of the series, the Washington Nationals (75-56) fell 3-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies (60-72) in a game highlighted by homers. The starting pitchers for both teams – Gio Gonzalez for Washington and Cole Hamels for Philly – put in quality starts […]

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