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Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers Series Opener Postponed
May 7th, 2013 at 8:38 PM
The much anticipated series between last year's American League Champion Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals has been postponed due to rain.  The schedules starters were Jordan Zimmerman for the Nationals, and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. Both have had great starts to their 2013 season.  Zimmermann, leads the Nationals with five...

NLDS Preview: Washington Nationals V. St. Louis Cardinals
October 7th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The baseball team from Washington is finally back in the playoffs for the first time in 79 years, and they happen to be the team with the best record in baseball.  The NL East Champion Washington Nationals travel to the land of the wild card winners, St. Louis, to face...

Studying the Enemy: Possible Nationals Opponents
October 5th, 2012 at 9:15 AM
As a Washington Nationals player, the celebration of their NL East title has died down and the champagne has been consumed and sprayed all over.  For their fans, the memorabilia has been bought and playoff tickets purchased.  It is now time to get focused on the task at hand.  11...

Washington Nationals Win NL East with Win Sunday
September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 PM
With the Washington Nationals 6-4 victory Saturday night over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Nationals put themselves one victory away from the NL East title.  Their magic number is one.  Either a win or a Braves loss today to the Mets would give the Nationals their first division title since...

A Series Look-In: Nationals V. Brewers
September 21st, 2012 at 6:51 PM
With a newly earned playoff berth under their belt, the Washington Nationals kick off a 4-game wrap around set with the red hot Milwaukee Brewers starting Friday night in Washington.  The Nationals earned a spot in the postseason last night by beating the Dodgers 4-1.  It is the first playoffs...

Washington Nationals V. Miami Marlins: a Series Look-In
September 7th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
After breezing through a four-game sweep of the lowly Chicago Cubs, the Washington Nationals take their MLB best record into a weekend series with division foe, the Miami Marlins.  At 61-77, the Miami Marlins have not been a threat for months but this series has plenty of intrigue.  The opening...

Nationals V. Braves: a Series Look-In
August 20th, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Nationals fans, here we are.  This is the series that Washington D.C. has been waiting for.  A 3-game set, at home, with the division lead against the team five games back.  The Atlanta Braves are in town Monday through Wednesday and it is a huge opportunity for the Nationals to...

Washington Nationals V. New York Mets: a Series Look-In
August 17th, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Coming of the best road trip in franchise history, the Washington Nationals start a 6-game home stand against the New York Mets this Friday night.  After the 10-game trip where the Nationals went 8-2, the Nationals stand four games on the Atlanta Braves.  The Braves come in Monday night for...

Washington Nationals V. S.F. Giants: a Series Look-In
August 13th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Having their season long eight game winning streak snapped yesterday, the Washington Nationals now turn their focus to the NL West leading San Francisco Giants.  In a possible National League playoff preview, these two clubs go at it in a very important series for both clubs.  Both the Nationals and...

Washington Nationals V. Houston Astros: a Series Look-In
August 6th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Coming off of a weekend home series in which they took three of four from their NL East rivals the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals hit the road for a 10-game trip beginning Monday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  The Nationals kick off a four game series in...

Washington Nationals V. Miami Marlins: a Series Look-In
August 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 PM
The Washington Nationals begin an eight game stretch against teams that have nothing to play for and have been beaten up.  It starts today with a 4-game series with the Miami Marlins.  Today, actually is a doubleheader for a previous rain out in April.  The Nationals need to be weary...

Washington Nationals V. Philadelphia Phillies: Series Look-In
July 31st, 2012 at 2:30 PM
The Washington Nationals are rolling.  They begin a 3-game series tonight against what is left of the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Phillies have begun selling off players like they are hosting a yard sale.  Starting outfielders Shane Victorino (traded to the Dodgers) and Hunter Pence (traded to the Giants) are both...

Washington Nationals V. Milwaukee Brewers: a Series Look-In
July 26th, 2012 at 7:07 PM
The Washington Nationals arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin riding a five game winning streak.  The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to end a six game losing streak.  Something has to give when this two teams go at it for the first time in 2012 at Miller Park.  The Nationals have not had...

Washington Nationals Go for Sweep Against the New York Mets
July 25th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
With a win today, the Washington Nationals can nearly end the New York Mets chances of catching them in the NL East.  One would figure the chances are quite good for the Nationals with ace Stephen Strasburg on the mound.  The Nationals have seemed to right the ship, winning four...

Washington Nationals V. New York Mets: a Series Look-In
July 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Didn't we just do this?  Yes, yes we did.  After a 3-game set just last week in D.C., the Nationals travel up to Queens for a rematch of sorts with the Mets.   Two of the games are actual pitching rematches from last week, as Jordan Zimmermann battles Chris Young Monday...

Can the Washington Nationals Recover from Last Night’s Debacle?
July 21st, 2012 at 10:53 AM
There are turning points in every season.  Some are good, some are bad.  What happened last night at Nationals Park and how the Nationals deal with it Saturday will decide which way this turning point will go.  There is no doubt about it, blowing a 9-0 lead  in the sixth...

Washington Nationals V. Atlanta Braves: a Series Look-In
July 20th, 2012 at 7:24 PM
Make no bones about it, this is the biggest series in the history of the Washington Nationals.  Really, what has been bigger than this series?  The Nationals begin their 4-game series against Atlanta tonight three and half games in front of the Braves in the NL East.  For the Nationals...

Washington Nationals V. New York Mets: a Series Look-In
July 17th, 2012 at 7:40 PM
The Washington Nationals begin a huge 10-game stretch against their two biggest threats Tuesday, with the beginning of a 3-game set with the New York Mets.  The Mets come in slumping, losing four in a row and seven of ten.  The Nationals have won six of their last ten.  The...

Washington Nationals V. Miami Marlins: a Series Look-In
July 13th, 2012 at 4:38 PM
The Washington Nationals begin a rare Friday-Monday 4-game set in South Beach tonight against the Miami Marlins.  There should be some interested pitching match-ups in this one as the Nationals try to improve their play in Miami.  The last time the Nationals were in Miami the bats were silenced as...

Washington Nationals: 2nd Half of the Season Preview
July 13th, 2012 at 4:23 PM
Raise your hand if you've had this feeling before.  You know the feeling...mid-Summer in Washington and the local baseball team is gearing up for a pennant race.  Oh yeah, that's right nobody knows that feeling.  Well, maybe a few of the residents at Leisure World could tell you about the...