October 2014 archive

Oct 06

In a game of inches, Nationals coming up short all around

We’ve all heard that baseball is a game of inches. It’s a seemingly small measurement that can make the difference between a ball and a strike, a hit and an out or even a win and a loss. Such measurements are also apparently important to San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson, who questioned the Nationals’ …

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Oct 02

This Day in Washington Nationals History – LaRoche hits his career-high 33rd homer

2009 – Ian Desmond homered, tripled and drove in three runs and the Nationals kept up their strong finish to a dismal season by beating the Atlanta Braves (86-74) 6-3. The win extends the Nats’ winning streak to five games. 2012 – Adam LaRoche hit his career-high 33rd homer in the 6th inning, after rounding …

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Oct 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History – The Nats clinch First Place

October 1 2006 – Frank Robinson’s farewell was highlighted with a 20-minute pregame ceremony in his honor. As nice as the Robinson’s tribute was the game itself turned out to be a 6-2 loss by the Nationals (71-91) to the NL East champion New York Mets (96-66). 2009 – Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking single …

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