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RECAP: Royals 7, Nationals 6; Walkoff Bliss

It wasn’t the fifth game of the World Series, or even a high-stakes October ballgame. Yet, it kind of felt the same. The Royals needed a win. Badly. They jumped out to an early lead, saw the Nationals chip away, put their bats away for the middle innings, and finally broke out in the later innings. It was a win. It felt like an important win. After watching eight innings of struggle...
Via BP Kansas City
3 hours ago

Blown save costs Nationals against Kansas City

Nightly Nationals update: Jonathan Papelbon blew his second save of the season as the Nationals fall 7-6 to the Kansas City Royals.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks reporter called him ‘Johnny Jonathan’ (vid)

A fast-talking, smooth-seguing reporter briefly confused Jonathan Papelbon into believing he had referred to the Washington Nationals closer as “Johnny Jonathan.” As MASN reporter Dan Kolko received the nod from studio host Johnny Holliday to begin a post-game interview with Papelbon following the Nats’ 3-1 win Wednesday over the Miami Marlins, this happened. ICYMI: “Uh...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Now pitching for the Nationals, ‘Johnny Jonathan’ Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon, Dan Kolko and one small misunderstanding created the most hilarious highlight of the Nationals’ young season on Wednesday in Miami. After Papelbon struck out Giancarlo Stanton for his sixth save, he joined Kolko for an on-field interview and was asked about his approach against the Marlins slugger. Papelbon was too distracted by how […]
Via DC Sports Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Announcer accidentally coins great new Jonathan Papelbon nickname

Jonathan Papelbon's new — accidental — nickname is the best.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon after Nats' loss: 'We won the (bleeping) series, man'

CSN Philly caught up with the Nats closer Jonathan Papelbon and he gave them a pretty awesome quote on Sunday's loss.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon talked out of wearing controversial shirt

The Washington Nationals are playing with fire this season by keeping Jonathan Papelbon, and they were reminded of the type of handful the veteran closer can be before he issued an apology last week. Papelbon kicked off spring training by apologizing for choking teammate Bryce Harper in the dugout late last season. There’s a good chance the Nationals told him to do that. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB executive: Jonathan Papelbon is 'untradeable'

The Washington Nationals might have a hard time finding suitors for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has been the subject of trade speculation since about the time he choked Bryce Harper in the Nationals’ dugout toward the end of the regular season, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote last week in his “Inside Baseball” column that Washington has a problem if it wants to deal...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats plan to keep Papelbon, think he can ‘play nice’

The Washington Nationals aren’t going to move Jonathan Papelbon, at least that’s what they’re saying through back channels. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals don’t intend to trade the polarizing closer, despite the fact he got into a dugout altercation with star outfielder Bryce Harper during a late-season game. Additionally, the Nationals plan...
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard, Papelbon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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