Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 27

A veteran club like the Nats shouldn’t be playing like this

There are many ways to break out of a losing streak. A good way to extend one, however, is to make silly plays, something the Nationals have gotten good at during their current five-game skid. Let’s review the fun, shall we? On Wednesday, after the Nats rally to tie the Cardinals at 5-5 with a …

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Apr 20

Welcome back Mr. Span

Two weeks into the 2015 season, the Washington Nationals’ lineup as it was envisioned at the start of spring training is beginning to take shape. The most recent addition – and the most welcome so far – was the return of leadoff man and center fielder Denard Span on Sunday. With all due respect to …

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Apr 13

Three reasons Nats fans should remain optimistic

Repeat after me: “It’s still early… It’s a marathon, not a sprint… Nobody ever won a pennant in April… Three of our best hitters haven’t played yet.” Can we think of any other worn-out clichés to perk up the spirits of Nats fans expecting more after a 2-4 first week? There are probably plenty. Quite …

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Apr 06

Five things that must break the Nats’ way in 2015

How can a team that hasn’t even competed in a league championship series be a favorite to win the World Series? It may seem odd, but that’s the predicament the Washington Nationals find themselves in as they enter the 2015 season. Experts nationwide have pegged a team with a bullpen full of question marks , …

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Apr 02

This Day in Washington Nationals History

April 2, 2008 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tim Redding took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo homer to lead the Washington Nationals (3-0) to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (0-2. The Nationals are the first Washington based baseball team to start a season 3-0 since the …

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Apr 01

This Day in Washington Nationals History

April 1, 2013 Bryce Harper’s two homers and Stephen Strasburg’s seven scoreless innings led the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The 20-year-old Harper was playing in his first season opener with the Nats’. The Nats’ left fielder came out of the dugout for a curtain call after …

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