Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Maxwell’s Walk Off Grand Slam

September 30 2009 – On Fan Appreciation Day at Nationals Park Justin Maxwell‘s grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth inning went over the left-field wall and then the Nationals’ came sprinting out of the dugout. Maxwell’s homer provided a Washington Nationals (55-103) sweep-capping 7-4 victory over the New York Mets …

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Sep 29

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Imaginary Swing scores Four

September 29 2009 – The Washington Nationals (54-103) scored the tie-breaking run on errand throw by Luis Castillo of the New York Mets (67-91) and the Nats went on to win 4-3. In the eighth inning Ian Desmond, grounded to shortstop, Anderson Hernandez who threw to second baseman Luis Castillo to force Guzman, but Castillo’s …

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Sep 29

Five Reasons the Nats will make a deep postseason run

The time we’ve been waiting for all year is at hand. After closing out the regular season on the highest possible note – Jordan Zimmermann throwing the Nationals’ first no-hitter since the team moved to Washington in 2005 – the team and its fans can now get ready for the postseason. The bitter taste of …

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Sep 28

This Day in Washington Nationals History

Standings At Close of Play of September 28, 2005 NL East Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA Atlanta Braves 159 90 69 0 .566 – 757 656 Philadelphia Phillies 159 85 74 0 .535 5.0 786 716 Washington Nationals 159 81 78 0 .509 9.0 629 652 New York Mets 158 …

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Sep 27

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Gonzalez becomes first 21-game Winner

September 27 2005 – Dontrelle Willis gave up a career-high nine runs — four unearned — to the Washington Nationals (80-78), who beat reeling Florida Marlins (80-78) 11-1. Marlon Byrd homered, scored four times and tied a career high with four hits, including three off Willis (22-10). 2009 – Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham homered …

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Sep 26

This Day in Washington Nationals History – 19-year-old Harper hits his 20th Homer

September 26 2005 – Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBI, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings and the Washington Nationals (79-78) beat Florida Marlins (80-77) 4-0. 2007 – Ryan Church homered and drove in four runs to lead the Washington Nationals (72-87) over the Mets (87-71) 10-9. The win completed a three-game sweep …

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Sep 26

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – 1924 Pennant Race – 1969 Senators’ are Winners

1924 Pennant Race – The Senators lead Yanks by One game September 26 – Boston, MA The Boston Red Sox beat the first place Washington Senators 2-1 in front of 12,000 spectators at Fenway Park. The Senators’ loss and the Yankees’ 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics left the Senators with only a one game …

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Sep 25

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Ramos and Morse lead Nats over Braves 3-0

September 25 2011 – Wilson Ramos homered off Braves starter Mike Minor (5-3) in the fourth, and Michael Morse hit the 29th home run of the season,  a two-run shot, off reliever Cristhian Martinez in the seventh to lead the Washington Nationals (78–80) to a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves (89-70). Ross Detwiler (4-5) …

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Sep 24

This Day in Washington Nationals History

September 24 2006 – The Washington Nationals (68-87) beat the slumping New York Mets (93-62) 5-1. Tony Armas pitched six strong innings for his first victory in seven starts and Ryan Zimmerman hit two doubles and drove in one run for Washington, which sent the NL East champions to their seventh defeat in 10 games. …

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Sep 24

The Game Comes Home Web Series – The 1924 World Series

The Game Comes Home is a new weekly documentary web series chronicling the History of Baseball in Washington, D.C. Interviews with Dick Heller, Phil Wood, Hank Thomas, Charlie Brotman, Mark Gauvreau Judge, Timothy Gay, Brad Snyder, Mickey Vernon, Chuck Hinton and many others tell the fascinating tale of baseball in the Nation’s Capitol. JBH Video …

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