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Jordan Zimmermann and Bryce Harper Once Again Carry the Washington Nationals in 3-1 Victory Over the Detroit Tigers
May 8th, 2013 at 11:55 PM
If the season were to end today, the Washington Nationals would have the National League Cy Young. His name would not be Strasburg or Gonzalez.  Jordan Zimmermann continued his early season dominance on Wednesday, throwing seven strong innings, allowing just one run while striking out seven. He picked up his sixth win...

Jordan Zimmermann Continues Domination; Washington Nationals Pitching Quiets Atlanta Braves Offense
May 2nd, 2013 at 12:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Nationals' pitcher Jordan Zimmermann continued his early season dominance last night, as the Nats took down the Braves 2-0. With the win, Zimmermann improved to 5-1 on the season. In his last two starts, Zimmermann has thrown 17 innings, and allowed just three hits. He has struck out 12 in comparison...

Washington Nationals Don’t Back Stephen Strasburg, Drop Second Straight in 3-2 Loss to Braves
April 30th, 2013 at 9:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals lost their fifth straight game in which Stephen Strasburg was the starting pitcher, as the team fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Monday.  Strasburg, pitched well enough for the team to win, going six innings and allowing six hits and two earned runs, while striking out eight....

Washington Nationals Fall to Cincinnati Reds, Still Win Series
April 28th, 2013 at 10:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** After winning three straight games, the Washington Nationals lost the fourth and final game of their series with the Cincinnati Reds, falling 5-2 on Sunday.  Ross Detwiler, who was leading the majors in ERA coming into Sunday's game, got roughed up by the Reds' offense, allowing 11 hits in just five...

Washington Nationals Win Third Straight, Beat Cincinnati Reds
April 27th, 2013 at 5:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals one their third straight game on Saturday, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.  Dan Haren picked up his second win of the season, throwing a strong six innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs, while striking out five. Haren was able to bounce back after getting the loss in...

Washington Nationals Fall Again, Get Swept by St. Louis Cardinals
April 24th, 2013 at 9:57 PM
The Washington Nationals dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals by a final score of four to two. The loss puts the Nationals below .500 for the first time this season, as they now sit at 10-11.  Stephen Strasburg's struggles in the first inning continued,...

Washington Nationals Offense Continues to Struggle, Fall to St. Louis Cardinals
April 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 PM
The Washington Nationals fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night by a final score of 3-2, as the offense could not seem to get anything going for the second consecutive game. The Nationals have now lost seven of their last ten games.  Dan Haren allowed three earned runs in...

Washington Nationals Can’t Push Any Across, Fall to New York Mets
April 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals failed to produce any runs, as New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee pitched a gem, holding the Nats scoreless and helping give the Mets a 2-0 win on sunday. Gee, who came into the game with a record of 0-3, pitched 5 and 2/3 innings, and allowed just...

Bryce Harper Shines, Washington Nationals Beat New York Mets
April 20th, 2013 at 11:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Bryce Harper once again stole the show early in this 2013 season, as he helped lead the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win over the New York Mets.  The Nationals, who were coming off a 7-1 loss in the first game of the series, got out to a quick lead in...

Washington Nationals End Three Game Skid, Beat Miami Marlins 10 to 3
April 16th, 2013 at 9:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jordan Zimmermann took the mound on Monday night for the Nationals and did exactly what the team needed him to do. The 26 year old picked up his first complete game win of his career.  Zimmermann tossed nine innings, allowing six hits and three runs, while striking out six. He improved to 3-0...

Nationals Can’t Stop Streaking Braves, Fall 9-0
April 14th, 2013 at 10:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Gio Gonzalez allowed just one run in his first two starts of the 2013 season. This afternoon, Gonzalez allowed a total of seven runs to an Atlanta Braves team that has now one eight straight games.  The Braves, now 11-1 after the win, got to Gio early in the game. Braves...

Washington Drops First Game at Home
April 13th, 2013 at 11:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Nationals lost their first game at Nationals Park this season last night, in a 6-4 defeat against the Atlanta Braves, who now improve to an MLB best 9-1. With the loss, the Nationals are now 6-1 at home, and 7-3 on the season.  Bryce Harper helped get the Nationals out...

Bryce Harper’s Hot Hitting Keeps Nationals Perfect at Home
April 10th, 2013 at 10:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jordan Zimmermann turned in his second strong performance of the early season, throwing seven innings while picking up his second win. Bryce Harper continued to stay hot at the plate, hitting his fourth home run in seven games, helping the Nationals remain 5-0 at home this season.  The White Sox got...

Adam Laroche Comes Back from Injury, Helps Lead Washington Nationals
April 9th, 2013 at 11:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Adam LaRoche, who missed two consecutive games over the weekend due to tightness in his lower back, smacked two home runs and helped guide the Nationals to 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday night.  LaRoche came in to the game 0-15 on the season, failing to pick up a...

Nationals Sweep Marlins, Allow Just One Run in First Three Games of 2013
April 5th, 2013 at 9:25 PM
Pitching and defense carried the Washington Nationals throughout the 2012 season, and 2013 started no different. The combined score of the opening series ended 11-1, as the Nationals got great pitching performances from their ace Stephen Strasburg, last year's National League Cy Young runner up Gio Gonzalez, and third starter...

Nationals Blow 6-Run Lead; Eliminated by Cardinals
October 13th, 2012 at 2:45 AM
In one of the most stunning endings to a playoff game in recent memory, the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a 6-0 deficit to eliminate the Washington Nationals 9-7 in game 5 of the National League Division Series Friday night. The collapse was a tragedy that could have been written...

Nationals Blow 6-Run Lead, Lose Game 5 of NLDS
October 13th, 2012 at 12:51 AM
In a shocking ending, the St. Louis Cardinals came back from 6-0 to defeat the Nationals in game 5 of the NLDS.  More on this shocking end to the season soon.

Jayson Werth’s Homer Forces Game 5 in NLDS
October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
At three minutes past seven o' clock, Jayson Werth sent a Lance Lynn 3-2 pitch into the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen and into Washington D.C. sports history Thursday as the Washington Nationals staved off elimination, defeating the Cardinals 2-1 in game 4 of the NLDS and forcing a winner-take-all game...

Nationals Lose Again; on the Brink of Elimination
October 10th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
As fast as the Washington Nationals rose to the top of the National League East this year, they could be booted out of the postseason just as quickly.  The NL East  champions were shutdown by St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park, losing 8-0 in game...

Washington Nationals Win Game 1 of NLDS, 3-2
October 8th, 2012 at 3:31 PM
On a Sun-splashed afternoon in St. Louis, the Washington Nationals won their first playoff game in their history, and the first playoff game for Washington since 1933, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday afternoon. The Nationals overcame a wild outing from their Cy Young contender Gio Gonzalez, worked out of...