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Federal Reserve: Prospect Report for Reynaldo Lopez

This season, the Low-A Hagerstown Suns have had more hard-throwing young pitchers than what minor league teams feature in the span of a few years. Headlined by Lucas Giolito, their Opening Day rotation included 2013 top pick Jake Johansen and Austin Voth, that draft class’s fifth rounder, along with Nick Pivetta and Hector Silvestre. With […]

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Strasburg Shuts Down D-backs in Nats’ 8-1 Rout

The party just keeps on going. With their 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-73), the Washington Nationals (71-53) won their eighth straight game to maintain their NL-best record. There was significantly less spilled Gatorade on Tuesday night, as the Nats ended their streak of three walk-offs in a row, but the taxed bullpen thanked […]

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Walkin’ Man Walks Off: LaRoche’s Blast Sends Nats to Seventh Straight Win

The lead changed hands three times in the seventh and eighth innings, but the Washington Nationals (69-53) overcame another blown save with an Adam LaRoche walk-off home run in the 11th inning, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-72), 5-4. Much like last night, this game turned all the way up to 11 in the late innings. […]

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Late Comebacks Help Nats to Sweep

After turning a two-run deficit into a two-run lead, the Washington Nationals (69-53) saw closer Rafael Soriano cede three runs in the ninth, but the Nats were able to tie the game and walked off in the 11th to claim another comeback win and a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-60), 6-5. Despite the great […]

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Ramos walk-off gives Nats NL’s best record

After Wilson Ramos’s ball bounced off the right field warning track and into the bullpen, he became one of many to get ice poured on his head this week. But he was the only one to lead the Washington Nationals (68-53) to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-59) with a walk-off ground-rule double. […]

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Nats Hang on to Big Lead, Beat Pirates

After grabbing an early five-run advantage, the Washington Nationals (67-43) made things interesting by giving up four runs, including one in the ninth, but the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-58) could not complete the comeback, and the Nats claimed a 5-4 win. Lackluster showings from Tanner Roark and Rafael Soriano and some missed opportunities in the later […]

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Taylor Eclipses Goodwin On Nationals’ Depth Chart

On July 20, 2012, a transaction that redefined the Washington Nationals’ prospect hierarchy took place. Having overmatched his Low-A competition with the Hagerstown Suns, centerfielder Brian Goodwin skipped High-A Potomac and made the leap to Double-A Harrisburg. Suddenly trailing Goodwin on the depth chart was Potomac’s talented, yet raw and enigmatic centerfielder, Michael Taylor. With […]

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Weak Bats Send Nats To Series Loss in Atlanta

Gio Gonzalez was wild, walking four batters, but the Washington Nationals (63-53) could not solve Alex Wood and scored just one run as the dropped the rubber game of their road series against the Atlanta Braves (60-57), 3-1. Gonzalez (L, 6-9) was maddeningly inconsistent. He loaded the bases in the first inning while striking out […]

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Three-Run 11th Leads Nats to 3am Win

After a 221-minute rain delay, the Washington Nationals (63-52) and Atlanta Braves (56-54) could not decide a winner in nine innings, but RBIs from Wilson Ramos and Kevin Frandsen led the Nationals to a 4-1 win in extras. With the win, the Nationals have reclaimed their 4.5-game lead in the NL East. They sit a […]

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Braves Clobber Strasburg, Claim Series Opener

Stephen Strasburg allowed seven runs on a career-high four homers, and while the Washington Nationals (62-52) nearly completed a seven-run comeback, they could not quite complete it, and fell to the Atlanta Braves (59-56), 7-6. Strasburg (L, 8-10) was utterly miserable, but a closer look at his stats might indicate that his performance tonight was […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 86

We talk about the Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt Thornton signings, Tanner Roark’s unlikely success, Bryce Harper’s walkoff, and the MASN case between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.

 

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Souza and Giolito Are Our Minor League Players of the Month

The month of July was filled with highlights in the Washington Nationals’ farm system. Before Zach Walters was dealt to Cleveland, Austin Voth made the leap to Double-A, and Michael Taylor and Lucas Giolito appeared in the MLB All-Star Futures Game. In this post, the Federal Reserve recaps July with the Hitter and Pitcher of […]

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Denard Span Is Even Better Than You Thought

After a rough start to the 2014 season, many, including me, questioned whether Denard Span should be replaced as the Washington Nationals leadoff hitter. Then the calendar turned to July, and anyone who had concerns should have been mollified. People have spoken about how Span has been crucial to the team’s success, but after looking […]

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2014 Trade Deadline Recap

If you were paying attention to sports media today, you surely noticed that MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline was unbelievably hectic. “But Andrew,” you certainly wondered, “I can’t keep track of these deals! What happened? How do they impact the Nats?” Well, you’re in luck! This post will serve as your guide to every deal that […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera, Zach Walters, and the Minor League Impact

In need of an infielder, the Washington Nationals agreed to a deadline trade that sent Triple-A Syracuse utility player Zach Walters to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera and cash considerations. Cabrera is essentially a rental player; his contract expires after this year and his acquisition was necessitated by Ryan Zimmerman’s injury and […]

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