NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Washington Nationals: Recap and Key Moments from the Miami and St. Louis Series

The past week has been a very mixed one for the Nats. The week began on a high note, with a 9-2 demolition of the Marlins, who returned the favor the next day by scoring six runs in the first two innings against Stephen Strasburg. The Nats finished the series like good teams do however, to take two of three from the floundering fish. The next challenge of the week was a four game...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Important: A Flying Rabbit Screwed Teddy Out Of The Easter Day Presidents Race

Via MLB We haven’t said a lot about the Washington Nationals’ GEICO Racing Presidents since Teddy Roosevelt broke through the glass ceiling and finally won a race in late 2012, but this update is important, especially if you’re in a family that celebrates the bunnies-and-chocolate side of Easter. On Easter Sunday — a day that is supposed to be treated with reverence and fellowship...
Via With Leather
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper appears on ironic mag cover after benching for lack of hustle (pic)

Despite the Bryce Harper dealing with a nagging tightness in his quad, skipper Matt Williams yanked the Washington Nationals lineup during the seventh inning of Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals for what the manager characterized as a “lack of hustle” and the “inability to run 90 feet” after putting the ball in […] The post Bryce Harper appears on ironic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Easter Bunny Attacked Abe Lincoln, George Washington And Thomas Jefferson

The Easter Bunny had a rigorous day on Sunday, you know with all those eggs to hide and baskets to deliver. So he took the afternoon off by going to the Washington Nationals game and maybe celebrated too hard with a few too many cold ones. During the Presidents Race at Nationals Park the Easter Bunny hopped the fence on the first base side and tackled Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln...
Via Next Impulse Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Easter Bunny drops Presidents during race at Nationals game

The Washington Nationals Presidents Race, frighteningly lacking security yesterday, saw the Easter Bunny jump from the crowd...taking out 4 of the runners! Leaving George Washington with the opportunity for the win.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: A 6-Minute Interview With Ray Knight

The Nationals and Cardinals split in the most entertaining series of the weekend—a 4-game set which featured a dramatic walk-off, come-from-behind victory by the home team on Easter Sunday. We were lucky enough to get a few minutes with Nats pre and postgame analyst, Ray Knight. He spoke about Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, the Nats’ track record against elite teams and his...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Proposed batting order

Let me start by saying that I love the job that Manager Matt Williams is doing with the Washington Nationals. He does not fear controversial decisions, as was shown when he removed Bryce Harper from Saturday’s game for failing to run out a ground ball to the pitcher. However, if I was in charge, my typical batting order would look slightly different from the one Williams has been...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denard Span gets Gatorade bath after walk-off sac fly

Up above, video of Denard Span getting an improbable, well-deserved, Gatorade bath following his walk-off sacrifice fly in the 9th inning earned the Nats an improbable sweep against the Cardinals with a 3-2 win. That's "improbable" Gatorade bath because last August Span managed to avoid the Gatorade bucket during a postgame interview following a spectacular catch...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cards finish long weekend in Washington with 3-2 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON -- Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and stealing his first base of the season, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday. The Nationals loaded the bases in the ninth against Seth Maness (0-1) when Danny Espinosa singled with one out for his third hit, Jose Lobaton singled through...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Bryce Harper benched for ‘lack of hustle’

Bryce Harper is considered one of the best young players in all of baseball. He is a staple in the Washington Nationals lineup, and despite only being 21 years-old, he is expected to be a leader on Matt Williams’ team. However, in Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Williams removed Harper from the game, citing what he described as a lack of hustle.     Bryce...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams' public call out of Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper mysteriously disappeared from the Washington Nationals game against the Cardinals. There was speculation that he had re-injured himself. But after the game, Matt Williams made it clear that Harper was pulled for lack of hustle. And Williams made quite a big deal of the decision.Williams indicated that he had an agreement with Harper about the way the game was played...
Via The Flagrant Fan
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper gets benched for 'lack of hustle'

Photo: @sportingnews The Nationals had a closed door meeting Thursday night, after they were blown out by the St. Louis Cardinals. Now it hasn’t come out exactly what was said in that meeting, however it seems that maximum effort was something stressed. Matt Williams told reporters after the game that Harper had been benched for “lack of hustle.” In the bottom of the 6th inning...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3

WASHINGTON -- Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of another shaky fielding performance by Washington, scoring three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday. Tony Cruz drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams. St. Louis took control with a three-run...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Lynn on mound, Cards look to bounce back from rare loss to Nationals

Lance Lynn has made a habit of adding to his win column in his two-plus seasons as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals, though he's been given some leeway due to the amount of run support he's received. That's just fine with manager Mike Matheny. Visiting St. Louis looks to bounce back from a rare loss to the Washington Nationals as Lynn takes the mound Saturday. Lynn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: A season of firsts

The Washington Nationals have already been hit with a slew of injuries this season, but as pitching coach Steve McCatty said, “nobody feels sorry for you”. These injuries have resulted in multiple call ups from the minor leagues, including players such as Zach Walters, Sandy Leon, Steven Souza Jr., and Tyler Moore. So far this year Aaron Barrett, Steven Souza Jr., and Blake Treinen...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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