Nats’ Losing Streak Reaches Six With Loss In Atlanta

Though they played the Atlanta Braves (10-9) close in the early goings, things fell apart quickly for the Washington Nationals (7-13) in their 8-4 loss on Monday. With the score tied 1-1, the Braves managed to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth and pulled ahead with a scoring spree over their final three innings at the plate. The result was the Nationals’ sixth straight loss, their longest losing streak since July 2013. Continue reading…


Nats Drop Fifth Straight as Marlins Sweep

In a performance for the ages, the Washington Wizards dismantled the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their series to complete the sweep, winning 125-94 and advancing to the second round of the playoffs.

What’s that? Wrong sport?

In other news, the Washington Nationals (7-12) lost their fifth consecutive game, as the Miami Marlins (8-11) completed a sweep of their own. Another defensive miscue handed the Marlins three runs as the Nationals continued their early-season stumble.

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More Bullpen Woes as Nats fall to Marlins

The Washington Nationals came into tonight’s contest in Miami against the Marlins as losers of two straight against the hated St. Louis Cardinals. Hoping to put the series loss in their rear-view mirror the Nationals turned to veteran righty Jordan Zimmermann against Alexandria native Mat Latos. However, the story turned into a familiar one when Zimmermann kept the ballclub in the game through six strong innings before the bullpen once again gave away the lead. Impotent offense combined with unseasoned relievers led the Nationals to their third straight loss, a 3-2 decision at Marlins Park.

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Scherzer Strong, But Nats Fall To Cardinals

Despite a few chances, the Washington Nationals (7-9) never cut their deficit during a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (10-4) on Thursday. Even as starter Max Scherzer turned in another solid performance, the Nationals’ inability to get the big hit became one of the game’s deciding factors. Continue reading…


Federal Reserve: Grace Replaces Rivero

On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals once again tapped into their farm system for bullpen help, calling up Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse. Grace—who was called upon to take the place of the injured Felipe Rivero—made his debut Wednesday night, throwing a scoreless inning in the Nationals’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Continue reading…


Nats Come Back Early, But Fall Late

The St. Louis Cardinals (9-4) teed off on Doug Fister early, rocking him for two home runs and five runs through three innings, but the Washington Nationals (7-8) scored five in the bottom of the third to tie the score. Unfortunately their effort was in vain, as St. Louis added two more runs off the Nats’ bullpen to eventually claim a 7-5 win.

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Escobar’s Walk-Off Homer Elevates Nats Over Cards

With two of Washington’s three active franchises appearing in pivotal playoff games on Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals (7-7) were determined not to be overlooked. Between cheering for the Wizards and tearing my hair out over the Capitals, I was able to keep up with an instant classic of a baseball game, which the Nats eventually won, 2-1, over the St. Louis Cardinals (8-4) in the 10th inning. Continue reading…


Strasburg Solid In Nats’ First Series Win

The Washington Nationals (6-7) came into Sunday’s contest against the Philadelphia Phillies (4-9) having won three of their last four games — momentum seemingly turning toward the 2014 NL East Division winners for the first time this season. On an overcast and breezy day the Nationals looked to Ace #3 Stephen Strasburg to secure their first series win of the young 2015 campaign.  Continue reading…