Is Ian Desmond a Top 5 Shortstop in Baseball?
April 16th, 2013 at 10:52 AM
My opinion? Yes. ***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt that the talent at the shortstop position has been down in recent years. Finding a player who can hit the ball at a high level and preform well enough in the field to remain at shortstop has been very difficult. Ian Desmond, last year's National...
Bryce Harper Joins Another Group of Elite Company
April 11th, 2013 at 8:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** Bryce Haprer hit his fourth home run of the 2013 season on Wednesday night. This was his fourth home run in just eight games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Harper is just the fourth player to accomplish this at the age of 21 or younger. The previous three players to do...
Gio Gonzalez Looks to Continue Early Season Success Against the Power Hitting Chicago White Sox
April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Nationals (4-2) will play host to the Chicago White Sox (4-2) tonight at Nationals Park, looking to go 4-0 at home for the first time since 2003, when the team was the Montreal Expos. Gio Gonzalez will get the ball for the Nationals, in a matchup against White...
Washington Nationals’ Catchers Challenging Each Other in Early Part of Season
April 8th, 2013 at 6:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** There has been only six games in to the 2013 season, and the sample size is definitely small, but it does not seem as if the catching position will be a problem for the Nationals this season. They say competition brings out the best in players, and so far this season,...
Washington Nationals Infield: Around the Horn
February 14th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
At first glance the Washington Nationals infield has the same faces on the diamond as they did last year. But if you look again you can see there are some lingering issues and possible problems that the team will have to deal with in 2013. If healthy, this is a...
Washington Nationals Preview: Outfield of Dreams
February 13th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
For the last few years the Washington Nationals have been looking desperately for an everyday center fielder and a leadoff hitter. They found their guy in Minnesota, trading for center fielder Denard Span in November. A very good defensive outfielder and prototypical leadoff hitter, Span is going to fill both...
Washington Nationals Rotation Ready to Lead
February 12th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
In winning 98 games last year the Washington Nationals showed the National League how lethal their starting rotation was. Although anchored down by a controversial innings limit, ace Stephen Strasburg went to the All-Star Game, along with 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez. Jordan Zimmermann, who in pitching a full year after...
Washington Nationals Ink Adam LaRoche to 2-Year Deal
January 8th, 2013 at 12:59 PM
The Washington Nationals finally got their guy Tuesday, signing first baseman Adam LaRoche to a 2-year deal. The deal is the original deal the Nationals offered LaRoche after he declined the clubs $13.3 million qualifying offer in the fall. LaRoche, 33, had a career year last year with 33 home runs...
Washington Nationals Making Wrong Decision to Shut Down Stephen Strasburg
September 8th, 2012 at 10:25 PM
The Washington Nationals front office has decided to stick to its guns, remaining steadfast in the decision to shutdown Stephen Strasburg. Washington announced earlier today that their ace would be sat down for the rest of the season, despite earlier reports of Strasburg having a start or two left in...
Decision on Stephen Strasburg Starting Rumbles in Washington Nationals Clubhouse
August 15th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
With the biggest question of the 2012 baseball season seemingly answered, the answers have not gone over well with everyone in the Washington Nationals clubhouse. The Nationals' decision to shutdown Stephen Strasburg is a reality, and one that is coming soon. The Nationals have the best record in baseball, lead...
Washington Nationals Look for More Success with Jordan Zimmermann
August 14th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
24 hours after the Washington Nationals rocked the pitcher (Ryan Vogelsong) who was the NL leader in ERA, they start the pitcher who now is the NL leader in ERA. Jordan Zimmermann has been absolutely dominant since giving up four runs in a 5-3 loss to the Marlins back on...
Jayson Werth Returning Tonight for the Nationals?
August 2nd, 2012 at 4:16 PM
Sources are saying that Jayson Werth is not at Potomac this evening. He is currently with the team, and could possibly activated tonight. More to follow.
Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche Out of Lineup Today
July 31st, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and first baseman Adam LaRoche are out of the lineup today against the Phillies. Mark DeRosa will play third, and Tyler Moore will be in the lineup playing first base. Both players are day to day.
MRI Shows Tear on Ian Desmond’s Oblique; Placed on 15-Day DL
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 PM
It was not all sunshine and rainbows Sunday for the Nationals. After Sunday's 9-2 win over the Braves, manager Davey Johnson announced that all-star Ian Desmond's MRI showed a slight tear in his oblique muscle, and will be placed on the 15-day DL. Desmond, who sat several games to rest...
Ian Desmond Out of the Lineup for Fourth Straight Game
July 18th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
Washington Nationals All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond will again be out of the lineup Wednesday night against the New York Mets. This is the fourth straight game that Desmond has not started due to a oblique strain. Desmond did appear Tuesday night as a late game situation pinch-runner. No word on...
John Lannan to Make Season Debut Saturday Against Atlanta Braves
July 17th, 2012 at 8:04 PM
Sources say that Washington Nationals pitcher John Lannan will make his 2012 debut, making a start in one of the doubleheader games Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. Lannan, the 2009 and 2010 opening day starter for the Nationals, did not make the club coming out of Spring Training. The doubleheader...
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...
Bryce Harper Strikes Out in the Seventh Inning at MLB All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Bryce Harper is having a bit of a hard time tonight in Kansas City. After losing a ball in the lights playing left field, Harper led off the 7th inning striking out. Harper is hitless with one official at-bat and a walk.
Lost in the Lights: Bryce Harper Loses Ball in the Lights at MLB All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 9:53 PM
Bryce Harper lost a routine ball in the lights at the MLB All-star Game. The routine fly to left field, seemed to get lost at the tail end of its journey, falling behind Harper.
Stephen Strasburg Pitches a Scoreless 4th Inning During MLB All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 9:39 PM
So far, so good for the Nationals All-Stars. Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg pitched a solid 4th inning during the MLB All-Star Game. After a lead off single by Robinson Cano, Strasburg got the Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton to ground into a double play. Following a walk, Strasburg got Detroit...