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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 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. 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 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...

Gio Gonzalez Dominant for Washington Nationals, Defeat New York Mets 5-2
July 24th, 2012 at 9:44 PM
Gio Gonzalez had his best outing of the year, Adam LaRoche crushed a 2-run homerun into the upper deck, and the Washington Nationals again pounded New York Mets pitching late in a 5-2 win Tuesday night.  The Nationals All-Star pitcher cruised, giving up only two hits and an unearned run...

Washington Nationals Score Six in the 10th, Defeat Mets 8-2
July 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Ryan Zimmerman's bases loaded double in extra innings bailed out the Nationals bullpen Monday night, capping a six-run 10th inning, as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 8-2. The Nationals again started early as Bryce Harper hit a 2-run, first inning homerun to take an early 2-0 lead.  It...

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...

Bryce Harper Injured as Washington Nationals Lose 4-0 to Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of Doubleheader
July 21st, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Edwin Jackson made only one mistake Saturday against the Atlanta Braves.  Unfortunately for Jackson and the Nationals, Braves pitcher Ben Sheets didn't make any.  A brilliant start by Jackson went to waste as the Nationals lost the first game of a doubleheader 4-0 Saturday afternoon.  Sheets outlasted Jackson in a...

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...

Epic Fail: Washington Nationals Blow 9-Run Lead to Atlanta Braves, Lose 11-10
July 21st, 2012 at 12:13 AM
The thing with baseball is that you can watch any given game, on any given day and see something you have never seen before.  The fans that stuck around tonight at Nationals Park tonight will attest to that, as they witnessed a monumental collapse by the home team Nationals in...

Washington Nationals Off to a Great Start Against the Atlanta Braves
July 20th, 2012 at 7:29 PM
Michael Morse has hit a 3-run homerun in the bottom of the first to give the Nationals an early lead over the Atlanta Braves.

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: 1st Half in Review
July 11th, 2012 at 11:18 PM
O.K., everybody take a deep breath...good.  Now look around...what do you see?  Surprised?  Yeah, me too.  The Washington Nationals are in first place at the All-Star Break for the first time since their inaugural season in 2005.  As much as I'd like a ticker tape parade down Constitution Avenue, (or...