Tag Archive: Washington Nationals

Apr 07

Rizzo’s moves take some sting out of Zimmerman injury

A collective sigh of relief swept through Nationals Park when Ryan Zimmerman stepped up to pinch hit Sunday in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves. Although he struck out (a bit awkwardly at that) the appearance was a sign that whatever is bothering Zimmerman’s troublesome right shoulder is not enough of a concern to …

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Apr 06

Wilkerson hits for the Cycle

Brad Wilkerson

April 6, 2005 In Philadelphia at Citizens Park the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3; the Nats victory was the first by a Washington major league baseball team in thirty three and a half years. The Nationals Brad Wilkerson went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle. The cycle was Wilkerson’s second of …

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Mar 30

Nationals 2014 Preview: Pitching

Monday’s 2014 season opener against the New York Mets will be another milestone for Stephen Strasburg. With his third consecutive opening day start, he will match Livan Hernandez for the most in modern Washington Nationals history, and move into a tie with Hernandez and Jeff Fassero for the third-longest opening day start streak in the …

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Mar 30

Nats’ debut in Nationals Park a memorable one

March 30, 2008 The Washington Nationals made their debut in the new Nationals Park a special one.  The Nationals 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves was the team’s first opening day victory since the team moved to Washington D.C. in 2005.  The young Nationals showed a lot of poise when they were able to keep …

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Mar 29

Nationals 2014 Preview: Hitters

Let’s get the predictions out of the way first. I’m calling “World Series or Bust” for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The defending National League West champions have two wins under their belts before most other teams have even played a game, and there should be many more to come. In fact with all their talent …

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Oct 26

Adding Williams as manager, keeping Knorr as coach could give Nats everything they want

The Nationals’ search for a new manager is apparently over with the reported selection of Arizona Diamondbacks’ coach Matt Williams to lead the team. Williams, 47, current Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr and San Diego office assistant Brad Ausmus were on the team’s list of finalists as they seemed to be joining the trend of …

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Jul 15

Home cooking will be crucial to Nats’ stretch run

  Even after Sunday’s 5-2 extra-inning win over the Marlins, it’s hard to describe them as doing anything but limping into the All-Star break with a 48-47 record. However, the Nats still have a chance to take advantage of a post-break schedule that’s loaded with home games, division opponents – and for the most part …

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Jul 13

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – The Nationals Great Western Tour Begins

On July 13, 1867 the Washington Nationals baseball team that was made up by mostly government workers and were led by second baseman George Wright, played their first game of the their western tour. The Nationals could not have asked for a better start to their great tour as they beat up the Capital Club …

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Jul 01

Nationals Midseason Report Card

The halfway point of the season is an ideal time to take stock of what the Nationals have accomplished so far and what they need to improve. Here are the grades so far: Starting Pitching: B-plus. Jordan Zimmermann (11-3, 2.28) is the main reason the Nats are still in contention in the National League East. …

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Apr 29

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Nats’ National League Debut

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April 29, 1886 The Washington Nationals made their National League debut when they played the Philadelphia Quakers at the Swampoodle grounds in Washington D.C. The veteran Philadelphia ballclub was managed by Harry Wright and the Washington ballclub was managed by Mike Scanlon. The Washington fans were eager to see how their new Nationals team would …

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