August 2014 archive

Aug 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Harper helps Nats snap five-game losing streak

August 29 2008 – Lastings Milledge and Ryan Zimmerman both drove in two runs and Washington Nationals (50-85) beat the Atlanta Braves  (59-76) 7-3 for its fourth straight victory. 2012 – Bryce Harper‘s first two-homer game ended with him throwing his helmet in the ninth inning and getting himself thrown out of the game by …

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Aug 28

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 28 2008 – Cristian Guzman  hit for the cycle and the Washington Nationals (49-85) beat the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers (65-69) 11-2. Guzman’s cycle was the second cycle by National player since the team start playing in the nation’s capital in 2005. Brad Wilkerson had the club’s first cycle after its move from Montreal …

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Aug 27

This Day in Washington Nationals History

August 27 2005 -Last Game on This Date / WAS N Matt White(28) 2009 – Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Adam Dunn added a solo shot for the Washington Nationals (46-82) beat the Chicago Cubs (63-62) 5-4. The Nationals won a series at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2005. Adam Dunn’s homer …

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Aug 26

This Day in Nationals History – Bryce Harper introduced at Nationals Park

 Washington Nationals 2005 to 2014 August 26 2008 – The Washington Nationals (47-85) third baseman Ryan Zimmerman put on a defensive exhibition turning four double plays. His defense sparked a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-67). 2010 – Ian Desmond singled home Nyjer Morgan in the bottom of the 13th inning and Washington …

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Aug 25

Homestand for the ages shows Nats have character

Has there ever been a better time to be a Nationals fan? A team that some baseball experts called the biggest disappointment of the season just a few weeks ago now sits atop the National League after a 9-1 homestand for the ages — the most remarkable this team has seen since moving to town. …

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Aug 18

Fister helps D.C. get revenge for a terrible deal

If Washington baseball fans know the value of anything, it’s patience. Fans who were abandoned by two big league franchises, endured 34 years without a team of their own, then witnessed and seven seasons of futility, must feel thrilled to have the Nationals making a run for their second division title in three years. If …

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Aug 04

Resilience, luck have Nats in good position

We’ve all heard that it’s better to be lucky than good, but a resilient Nationals team has offered proof over the past week that it’s best to be both. The Nats were clinging to a 1 1-2 game lead over Atlanta in the National League East just a week ago. Since then, they have lost …

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