Tag: Ryan Zimmerman

Apr 06

This Day in D.C Baseball History – A Brilliant Start to 2012

It’s often said that “it’s better to be lucky than good.” But it’s what you do with that luck that counts, and by making the most of the breaks that came their way Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, the Nationals are 1-0 to start the 2012 season, with plenty of optimism. …

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Mar 31

Winning the New Tradition in D.C.

The 2013 Washington Nationals are going into the season with high expectations. How high? The Nats’ skipper Davey Johnson said World Series or Bust. If Davey is right in October Washington baseball fans will get to attend a World Series game in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933. Not to dampen this …

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Mar 28

Nationals Preview: The Infield

Aside from their deep pitching, what sets the Nationals apart from most other teams is an infield that can truly boast outstanding defense, dependable hitting and defense at every position. From their catching corps through the “Face of the Franchise” at third and the most versatile middle infield in baseball to a Gold Glove slugger …

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Oct 19

The Year I Got to Be 11 Again

I got to be 11, all over again this summer, thanks to the greatest season in Washington Nationals history, and my boy, Mark. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, baseball was not a huge part of my life. When I was 11, in 1975, I could still remember the Senators and their move to …

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Oct 15

Looking back through tear-stained eyes

Let’s face it, for the fans of 29 teams, the end of the baseball season is hard to take. To be sure, it’s harder in some cities than in others. Here in Washington, after watching seven regular seasons mercifully conclude with the reality of a losing team, we got not only our first winning season, …

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Jul 05

Cortisone Shot solidifies Nats lineup

Most people are aware that the Washington Nationals’ third baseman Ryan Zimmerman received cortisone shot in his right shoulder on June 24 before the Nationals played the Baltimore Orioles. The star third baseman was struggling at the plate ever since he came off the disable list in early May. Since receiving the shot the entire …

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Jun 24

Bring back the Rally Horse

With Ryan Zimmerman possibly going back on the DL! Great pitching but a struggling offense. It is time for the Nationals to bring back a secret weapon from the distant past. Well before the Angels had the rally horse the District had the rally horse! A mere look of the horse would insure the success …

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May 21

‘Pretty Good’ Isn’t Good Enough as Nats Hit The Road in NL East

The Nationals’ greatness was tested once again last weekend against the Baltimore Orioles, and once again they came up just short. But several more positive signs emerged during the 2-1 series loss, and now the team will hit the road for a key stretch of National League East games that will determine exactly where they …

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May 01

Nats Come Home After Adding New Faces to Slumping Offense

After the euphoric start to the 2012 season, and a decidedly failing grade on their first major test, the Nationals are limping back home. The team’s stellar pitching during its 12-4 start could not overcome the offensive weaknesses that became so obvious during the team’s first losing streak of the season, one that now stands …

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Apr 27

Breaking News: Zim to DL; Harper Gets Callup

The “Face of the Franchise” and the “Future of the Franchise” will cross paths in Los Angeles on Saturday, when the Nationals place third-baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list and recall outfielder Bryce Harper from Class Triple-A Syracuse. The team announced the move today on its Twitter feed, as the team prepared to …

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