The Chicago Cubs (37-46) have been synonymous with losing and disappointment for years, and famously hold the longest title drought in professional sports: 106 years. It’s certainly easy to write the Cubs off, given their past, but the 2014 iteration of this cursed franchise will be no pushover for the Washington Nationals (46-38). The Cubs may […]
June was a big month across Minor League Baseball, as many leagues held their All-Star Games while some of the game’s top prospects made the jump to higher levels. The Washington Nationals were no stranger to this trend, as many of the organization’s best prospects thrived. As a result, the decision for The Federal Reserve’s […]
The Washington Nationals (46-38) completed a comeback on the shoulders of Ian Desmond to sweep the Colorado Rockies (36-49) on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory. The win gave the Nats a season-high five-game winning streak as they head into an off day before the Chicago Cubs come to town for the Independence Day weekend. The […]
As we approach the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, in which he announced his retirement from baseball following his ALS diagnosis, MLB has put together this wonderful video. Gehrig starts it off, and then it intersperses a number of current major leaguers, each reading a few words from the iconic speech. Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche appears in the video, along side guys like Chris Davis, Albert Pujols, Joe Mauer, and Derek Jeter. This is worth watching, and if you’re like me, it’s worth having a tissue nearby when you do.
In the two games since his return, Bryce Harper has not been transcendent at the plate, but he sure seems to have inspired his teammates. The Washington Nationals (45-38) controlled all phases of the game today, reaching base 17 times and giving up just one run, as Stephen Strasburg tossed an amazing 7.2 innings against […]
They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. But tonight, the Washington Nationals realized just how much they had been missing without Bryce Harper. Impressive showings from thumb injury brothers Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, who figured prominently in a five-run sixth inning, led the Nats (44-38) to a huge 7-3 victory over […]
Bryce Harper has not played for the Washington Nationals (43-38) since April 25th when he tore a ligament in his thumb when he slid into third base. The Nats officially activated him from the disabled list before tonight’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies (36-46) in DC. Harper Returns For His Bobblehead Night When Harper […]
May was a tough month for the Washington Nationals, both on the field and in the Vine world. June was much more fruitful, which you can see in month’s clips below. There was no shortage of defense for the team, and the infielders (and former infielders) really shined with the leather. Jayson Werth Stop Steal […]
As a literary device, fog represents confusion and obscurity. Those two words describe tonight’s game pretty well. After Doug Fister put them in a hole, the Washington Nationals (41-37) came back to tie the game, but the Chicago Cubs (33-44) scored a pair off of Craig Stammen and held on to their lead to win, 5-3. […]
On Tuesday, MLB announced its rosters for the 2014 All-Star Futures game and the Washington Nationals will be represented by two of their top prospects: Low-A Hagerstown righthander Lucas Giolito and Double-A Harrisburg centerfielder Michael Taylor. While a brief shutdown in May has resulted in Giolito’s relatively-low innings total of 48 and 2/3, he has […]
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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