NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Zimmerman Nattitude Poster Boy?

Is it time the Washington Nationals changed their “Nattitude” slogan? Unless it stands for sloppy, error-filled baseball, it is time. The Nationals were absolutely awful this past weekend against the Braves. Fielding errors, base running blunders, mental lapses and just plain lousy baseball was what the Nationals “Nattitude” represented this past weekend at Turner Field in...
Via Sports Blog Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ian Desmond Describes His Teammates in One Word

In this video, MASN’s F.P. Santangelo sits down with Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond for a not so serious interview in which he asks Desmond to tell him the first word that comes to mind when he thinks of various Nats players and coaches. I’m not going to give anything away, but it turns out there is more than one Prima donna playing baseball in DC. Check out the interview with...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Nate McLouth dealing with knee tendonitis

Having raided their Triple-A squad and using backups to the backups, the injury-ridden Washington Nationals scratched outfielder Nate McLouth just before today's game against the Atlanta Braves, replacing him with utilityman Kevin Frandsen.UPDATE: 4/13/2014 5:15 p.m.Nate McLouth told reporters after today's game that he has left knee tendonitis, a problem he has dealt with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Nate McLouth a late scratch from today's game

Having raided their Triple-A squad and using backups to the backups, the injury-ridden Washington Nationals scratched outfielder Nate McLouth just before today's game against the Atlanta Braves, replacing him with utilityman Kevin Frandsen. No reason was given for the late change. As a matter of policy, the Nationals do not provide injury updates during games. Sports Injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zimmerman out 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

During Saturday night’s Nationals-Braves game, Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke his thumb on a pickoff play at second base. He’ll be out four to six weeks, and while the injury is a tough loss for the Nationals, it may end up helping them delay a decision that appears to be inevitable. Last week, Washington manager Matt Williams revealed that Zimmerman had an arthritic...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Updates: Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Doug Fister

Ten games into the 2014 season, the Washington Nationals are without three of their eight starting position players, their number four starting pitcher, and several players who were part of the team's depth squad on the bench and in Triple-A Syracuse. Here's the list.Ryan Zimmerman (3B) fractured right thumb. out 4-6 weeks. Denard Span (CF), concussion, out at least a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Thumb

It looks like Anthony Rendon will be moving to third after all. Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman jammed his right hand on second base while trying to avoid a pickup attempt on Saturday night in Atlanta. Doctors have diagnosed the injury as a fractured right thumb and he will be out anywhere from four-to-six weeks. Ryan Zimmerman out 4-6 weeks #Nationals pic.twitter.com/RsdDxReXPg...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals place Denard Span on disabled list

The Washington Nationals made a handful of roster moves today that features outfielder Denard Span. Span was injured on Friday after colliding with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. He has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with the Nationals calling up outfielder Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse. With Span nursing a concussion, Souza will pick up some decent playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dazzling Strasburg, Desmond’s Slam Lead Nats Past Fish

Stephen Strasburg had been struggling somewhat early this season, entering today’s game with an 0-1 record and a 6.10 ERA after two lackluster starts. Ian Desmond was dealing with a slow start too, hitting .226/.242/.452 nine games into the season. But it turns out that the Miami Marlins’ (5-5) offense and bullpen, respectively, were all they needed to get back on track. Strasburg...
Via The Nats Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond crushes grand slam to center, no bat flip

And so, after a rough start to the home stand, the Nats have won four straight and roll on to Atlanta for the weekend. Up above, the video of Ian Desmond destroying a baseball to center for a grand slam in the bottom of the 8th on Thursday, turning a 3-1 game into a 7-1 laugher and a sweep of the Marlins. Hey, at least Mike Redmond didn't intentionally walk Bryce Harper to...
Via Nationals Enquirer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper pranks fans who don’t know who he is

Washington Nationals left fielder, Bryce Harper, did a fun prank with MLB Fan Cave in which he is talking to unsuspecting fans about the different pictures in the room. Of course there is a picture of Harper on an easel. He asks the fans an array of questions such as who their favorite players are and if they have heard of Bryce Harper. At the end he introduces himself to the fans...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's first home run of season is a monster (VIDEO)

To call the start of Bryce Harper's 2014 season less than spectacular would be a real understatement.  It got so bad (.192, no homers, no RBI), young Harper had been dropped to seventh in the lineup because of his weak bat.But, in case you forgot Harper could hit them out of the park, watch as the Nationals outfielder finally crushes his first home run of the season against...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper crushes mammoth upper deck HR

Up above, video of Bryce Harper's mammoth upper deck home run in the 4th inning Wednesday night, his first of the season, to turn a 5-0 game into a 5-3 ballgame. The home run was reviewed, and the call was upheld. Related articles Watch Bryce Harper smash his bat and helmet behind Matt Williams Bryce Harper is so excited to return, he might've slept in his uniform...
Via Nationals Enquirer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Bryce Harper smash his bat and helmet behind Matt Williams

And so, Bryce Harper's "struggles" continued into the fifth game of the 2014 season: 0-4, 2 more strikeouts (3-21, 10 stikeouts for the season). Matt Williams said before Saturday night's game against the Braves that he believed Harper would break out soon. What happened behind Williams in the dugout after Harper's 8th inning strikeout against Ian Thomas probabaly...
Via Nationals Enquirer
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats fan wears odd customized jersey

Okay, fine, maybe not the worst fan. Anyway, today’s example of rage-inducing narcissism comes courtesy of this terrible Washington Nationals fan, who we can now add to the (hopefully) short list of assholes who customize their jerseys with their diet preferences. If I worked in the jersey shop and saw that custom order come across my work station, I’d just stitch “I’m An...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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