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Bullpen Bombs, Nats Drop Third Straight

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 […]

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Nats Bats Cant Help Zimmermann, Fall 1-0 To Cardinals

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 […]


Federal Reserve: Washington Nationals Draft Signings and Minor League Notes

A week after the beginning of the MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals are already stocking the farm system. Reports indicate that they have signed, among others, third-round selection Jakson Reetz, a high school catcher, and fifth-rounder Drew Van Orden, a righthander out of Duke. As the Nationals sign their remaining draft choices, there are two […]

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Nats Clinch Series Behind Zimmerman’s Defensive Gems

The Washington Nationals have been playing a complete game over the past two weeks, finding success in all areas of the game. But you know things are going right when Ryan Zimmerman plays like a Gold Glover in his ninth career game in left field. The Nats (35-29) had key contributions from all over the […]

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Fister Helps Nats Secure Bayside Series Split

The Washington Nationals have been called many things through the course of this rollercoaster season. Disappointments, by the St. Louis Cardinals broadcast team today. Mediocre, by ESPN’s Michael Wilbon at the end of April. But after their ninth win in 11 games, and second straight in the park of the best team in baseball, the […]


Washington Nationals Beat Up On NL-Best San Francisco Giants, Win 9-2

The Washington Nationals (33-29) are hotter than they’ve been all season, and they were headed into a buzzsaw that was the San Francisco Giants (42-22), who have the best recording in Major League Baseball. However, it was the Nats who proved to be the dominant ones on Monday evening behind another stellar effort from Stephen […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 83

It’s been a good week for the Washington Nationals. In today’s podcast, we discuss:

  • This week’s stellar pitching
  • A good week for offense
  • The MLB draft

… and a few other topics. Feel free to chime in by hitting us up on Twitter: @TheNatsBlogJoe and @CraigMac.


Jordan Zimmermann Got His Groove Back

Jordan Zimmerman pitched one of the games of the year tonight, becoming the third hurler on his team to fan at-least 11 batters in the past five games. The Washington Nationals starter was sensational Sunday afternoon, tossing nine shut-out innings, allowing just two hits, and fanning 12 San Diego Padres batters en route to a […]

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What To Look From Jordan Zimmermann On The Mound Today

Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, who many viewed as the ultimate steady force during last year’s tumultuous season, has been one of the team’s more inconsistent starters in 2014. Prior to his most recent start against the Philadelphia Phillies, Zimmermann had allowed fewer than four runs just once in his previous five starts, an had […]

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Walkoff Halts Nats’ Win Streak At Four

After the seventh, it looked like tonight would be another classic late-inning win. But the San Diego Padres would not go quietly into that good night. A rare blown save from Rafael Soriano wasted an impassioned comeback from the Washington Nationals (31-29), and the Padres (28-34) came through with the walkoff in the 11th inning, […]

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Streaking Nats Open Road Trip in San Diego

 The San Diego Padres (27-33) faced low expectations coming into this season, widely thought to be condemned to the NL West basement behind four relatively talented teams. Two months into the season, that prediction has largely come true, and the only thing buoying the Padres has been the massive underachievement of the Arizona Diamondbacks. But […]

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Fister’s Fine Outing Leads Nats to Sweep

The Washington Nationals are 10-4 with Ryan Zimmerman in the lineup this season. This is not a coincidence.   Doug Fister continued to roll, giving up two runs in seven innings, while the Nats (30-28)kept swinging as a two-run home run from Adam LaRoche helped them complete the sweep with a 4-2 win over the […]