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NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nationals Blank Mets 3-0

Wilson Ramos’ two run homer in the top of the 7th broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the Nationals went on to shutout the Mets 3-0, Sunday afternoon in New York. Washington (85-63) has an opportunity to wrap up the National League East during the three game series in Atlanta, which begins on Monday. Magic number: 5. #Nats #NLEast #ItsHappening pic.twitter.com/VNTcaVyTjP â€...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
30 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for the ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew Storen earned his fifth save of the season to secure...
Via The Nats Blog
58 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Magic Number @ Six!

The Nationals magic number to win the National League East is down to six!. Washington with an easy 10-4 win over the Mets on Saturday night in New York. With only 15 games remaining, the Nats (84-63) increased their lead over Atlanta to 9.5 games with the Braves 3-2 loss to the Rangers in Texas. Magic Number: 6. #Nats #NLEast #ItsHappening pic.twitter.com/OSE1xtUxwd — Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits mammoth home run into upper deck at Citi Field (Video)

...a few hours later the ball touched down in the second deck: Nationals 10, Mets 3: 10 runs, 15 hits, and a little help (4 errors) from the LOLMets. Ian Desmond joins SS 20/20 club for third time. Magic number down to six games, Nats could potentially clinch NL East in Atlanta. (Screencaps via MLB.com/MASN video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez and Matt WIlliams enjoy a heated conversation (Video)

Wasn't it Jayson Werth who said on Thursday, "We don't have time for bullsh*t"? Apparently Gio Gonzalez didn't get the memo. And so, Gio Gonzalez wasn't happy when Matt Williams pulled him in the 7th inning: first, Gio slammed the ball into his manager's hand. Then the two continued to have an animated discussion in the dugout, which continued in the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth kicked out of Nats' fantasy football league

It turns out that Jayson Werth was that guy in the Washington Nationals’ fantasy football league. The outfielder is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nats, but that didn’t stop him from being so late with his league payment that his teammates decided it would be best to kick him out. “We kicked Jayson Werth out of the league this year,” reliever...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Drew Storen’s Rise Back to Closer

It seems like forever ago, but it was really just 2011. That was the year Drew Storen saved 43 games for Washington. It was just his second MLB season, and the highly-touted prospect had seemingly asserted himself as one of baseball’s best shutdown relievers. Then Storen injured his elbow in 2012 and he’s barely seen the ninth inning since. From the beginning of 2012 until today...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera throw a bullet to get Young Jr. out

It always seems like the Nationals have the most talented infield in all of baseball. Even though I am bias about the Nats, the stats show that it is true. Last night in the sixth inning, Tanner Roark bounced a throw to first base, which allowed the speedy Eric Young Jr to pass second base and go to third. Unknowingly to almost everyone, Asdrubal Cabrera was able to throw a bullet...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon ejected after plunking Jayson Werth. Werth: "We don’t have time for " (Video)

On the same night Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch in Milwaukee, Bartolo Colon was busy in New York plunking Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth after giving up home runs. Video of Werth's HBP and Colon's ejection above -- for a moment it looked like Werth considered charging the mound, but thought better of it: "I know the situation as good as anybody...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Federal Reserve: Potomac Nationals Clinch Championship

With a 5-1 win Wednesday night over the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers), the High-A Potomac Nationals clinched the Carolina League’s Mills Cup Championship Series. Highlighting the victory for Potomac was another strong postseason performance from John Wooten, who went 2-for-4. Over the series’ four games, he went 8-for-15 with three home runs, including two in the Nationals’...
Via The Nats Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond sit

As reported earlier, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday night's game against Atlanta Braves with back tightness. He's getting the day off for the finale Wednesday, along with third baseman Anthony Rendon, who is down with flu-like symptoms, according to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.  Danny Espinosa is in the lineup at short with Kevin Frandsen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper still has alot to prove

Bryce Harper – Photo Credit – Scott Ableman The hype was there. Regarded as the “most exciting prospect since LeBron”, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper found himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a High School Sophomore — a catcher at the time — in 2009. The stats were unreal. After batting a ridiculous .599 with 11 home runs and 67 RBI’s as a freshman...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals fans salute Jayson Werth with werewolf, gnome costumes (Video)

Some Washington Nationals fans attended Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves in werewolf and gnome costumes to salute their star right fielder Jayson Werth.The werewolf costume is in reference to one of Werth's choices of walk-up music, the Warren Zevon classic "Werewolves of London", which is in itself a self-deprecating reference to his large beard...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Randy Johnson's massive Arizona estate for sale

“The Big Unit” is, wait for it…downsizing. Five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson (and his wife Lisa) have listed their 25,000 square foot, seven-bedroom, twelve-bath suburban Phoenix home for a whopping $25 million. “It’s truly a family home,” says realtor Robert Joffe. “This was truly a labor of love…it was kind of [Mrs. Johnson's] dream and her inspiration...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Girl interferes with Stephen Strasburg's warmup

Your browser does not support iframes.A little girl ran in front of the pitcher's mound and interrupted Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as he was beginning to deliver his first warmup pitch before Sunday's game against San Francisco. The Nats had a group of kids join the players as they took the field, with one child accompanying each position player. Strasburg...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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