Last night’s win may have been momentous, but today’s loss may have been as much of a letdown. Stephen Strasburg failed to go five innings, giving up seven earned runs including a grand slam, and the Washington Nationals (41-36) were limited to just two hits by the Milwaukee Brewers (48-32) in a 9-2 shellacking. Strasburg […]
Not many things in life are truly worth the wait. The ending of tonight’s game absolutely was. Ryan Zimmerman jacked a two-run home run in the top of the sixteenth inning after Anthony Rendon tied the game in the eighth, and the Washington Nationals (41-35) won just their second extra-inning game of the year, defeating […]
Gio Gonzalez was coming off of a clunker of a start against the Houston Astros last week, in which he gave up four runs in five innings. Despite his usual command issues, Gonzalez absolutely dominated Milwaukee Brewers (47-31) hitters on Monday, allowing just three hits in six innings en route to a 3-0 win for the […]
After finally getting over the hump against the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals (39-35) will kick off a road trip with a visit to the NL’s best team: the Milwaukee Brewers (47-30). The last time the Nats visited the top team in the senior circuit, they took three of four games from the San Francisco […]
Is the curse finally over?! Today, we’ll talk about this past weekend’s series against the Atlanta Braves. Then, as Bryce Harper makes his first rehab start with High-A Potomac, we’ll talk about what the Washington Nationals will do when he’s ready to return to their lineup. Finally, we’ll ask if Doug Fister is the most important starting pitcher in the Nats rotation so far. And, of course, our usual musings and banter.
We’ll start at 8 pm EDT.
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So much for being owned. Two first-inning runs would be enough for the Washington Nationals (39-35), as Tanner Roark more than held his own against the Atlanta Braves (38-37), giving up one run over 5.1 innings as the Nats pulled off the 4-1 victory and split the four-game series. Even though the Nats dropped the […]
Entering the season, the Low-A Hagerstown Suns roster included a five-man starting rotation that was perhaps the best in the Washington Nationals farm system. The staff, which was noted for including Lucas Giolito and Jake Johansen, the Nationals last top two picks, saw 2013 fifth-round selection Austin Voth emerge as its ace. The righthander became […]
Another home game against the Atlanta Braves, another close loss. The Nats entered this series off a sweep, and the Braves came from being swept, but some things never change. Gavin Floyd locked up the Washington Nationals (37-34), allowing no runs on two hits in six innings, as two fourth-inning runs were more than enough […]
The Washington Nationals (37-33) have had their share of trouble against the Atlanta Braves (36-35) in the last two seasons, and they’ve won just one of six meetings against their chief rivals this year. But the Braves are struggling in a very real way as they come to Nationals Park for a four-game series beginning […]
We were all incredibly saddened about loss of Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest pure hitters in baseball history. So, it only seems right that the first two hits are about this huge loss for baseball. After Gwynn, we look at the unbelievable parity in Major League Baseball this season and whether momentum is really something you can quantify.
The Washington Nationals (37-33) completed the season sweep of the Houston Astros (32-41) on Wednesday with a 6-5 comeback victory. Gio Gonzalez started in his first game back from a month-long stint on the disabled list to fairly disappointing results, but the Nats offense was able to pick him up with a late inning surge […]
The Washington Nationals (36-33) ended a four-game losing streak against the resurgent Houston Astros (32-40) on Tuesday, beating them 6-5. The score doesn’t really tell the story of the game, though. The Nats dominated the first seven innings before the usually stellar Tyler Clippard had a rare clunker of an outing in the eighth, making it […]
Over the past three seasons, the Houston Astros (32-39) have been miserable, losing exactly two thirds of their games with a cumulative record of 162-324 over the past three seasons. Their management, led by general manager Jeff Luhnow, has engaged in a concerted effort to trade away any veterans of any value in order to […]
Baseball is an emotional rollercoaster. The highs, like winning three of four in San Francisco, are so high. But the lows, like facing a sweep in St. Louis, can feel pretty low. Despite a strong first six innings from Stephen Strasburg, runners in the seventh inning and poor outings from relievers doomed the Washington Nationals […]
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 […]