The Washington Nationals (21-17) followed up a 10-0 drubbing of the San Diego Padres (19-19) with a similarly strong performance, allowing just one run in the ninth inning to top the Padres, 4-1.
The tired cliché about every day in baseball being a new day held true for the Washington Nationals (20-17) Friday. A day after their 8-3 loss to the San Diego Padres (19-18), the Nationals came roaring back with a 10-0 win. In a game where everything fell into place, it was the usual contributors who carried the team.
This morning the Washington Nationals had to play what ended up to be one of the strangest games of the 2015 campaign. A strange and rocky started turned quickly into disaster as the Nationals (19-17) and Doug Fister dropped an 8-3 decision to the San Diego Padres (19-17).
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…