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One Man’s Trash: Storen Up Saves

I remember the first time I beat Blades of Steel on my Nintendo. It was a labor of love and the sappy midi-tune during the credits nearly brought my 10-year-old eyes to tears. Frankly, not much has changed since then. I'm still chasing that feeling of "beating the game" by managing fantasy baseball teams throughout the long season. It's the final push and all hands...
Via Razzball
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Bryce Harper exits with light-headedness

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was lifted for a pinch hitter, Nate Schierholtz, in the fourth inning of Monday night's game in Atlanta, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post. Schierholtz remained in the game to play left field.Nationals announcer Bob Carpenter said Harper experienced light-headedness. Several Nats players have had the flu recently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman to begin rehab games

Ryan Zimmerman may be taking another step closer to returning back to the Washington Nationals, as Matt Williams explained. Matt Williams said Ryan Zimmerman went thru a full workout at Instructional Lg today & is expected to play 3 inn (offense & defense) tmrw — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 15, 2014 Rough plan for Zim to play 3 inn tomorrow, then 5, then...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals: More Than Big Names

When the Washington Nationals won 98 games in 2012, the team reached the postseason for the first time since the move to Washington. It was also the their first playoff appearance since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. The Nats’ run of course included shutting down Stephen Strasburg, who wound up on the disabled list in 2013 anyway. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rookies Dressed As Ballerinas (Photo)

Well, heres something you don’t see everyday. The Washington Nationals seem to have a tradition going with their rookies, dressing them up in hilarious outfits. This year veterans chose ballerinas as apart of the Nats traditional hazing of the rookies. Nationals reporter Adam Kilgore wrote of the experience: Inside the clubhouse, disco lights flashed and music blared and pretense...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams and Nationals coaches stop for ice cream while jogging (Video)

Apparently the Nats will be featured on an episode of "Mission October" on FS1 tonight at 7, in which Matt Williams is seen on one of his "camaraderie runs" with some of his coaches, in which Williams dons a white headband, and third base coach Bob Henley stops for ice cream. Memo to Washington Nationals marketing staff - please distribute Matt Williams headbands...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals rookies dressed as ballerinas to board a charter to Atlanta

The life of being a rookie in sports could lead to some embarrassing moments. That was the case for the Washington Nationals rookies, who were put up to dress like ballerinas, as they boarded the charter headed to Atlanta. Veteran catcher Jose Lobaton was nice enough to provide a photo via his Instagram account. September allows teams to expand their roster with call ups from the...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals rookies had to dress as ballerinas

And so, the Washington Nationals rookies dressed as ballerinas for their trip to Atlanta, where they have a pretty good chance of clinching the NL East. Of course, nothing will ever beat the 2011 rookie class as Smurfs; or the 2012 rookie class as Olympic Gymnasts. (Photo via @JLobaton21's Instagram account)
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

And then there were four...

Wilson Ramos admires his 2-run homer in the seventh, which broke a 0-0 deadlock. Nationals 3, Mets 0: Magic Number to clinch NL East drops to 4 with another win over Mets, another loss by the Barves. Jordan Zimmermann wiggles out of lots of early trouble, earns 12th win of the season. It'll be nice to have Wilson Ramos around in the playoffs. And here's video the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper’s towering two-run bomb

It was just another night for the Washington Nationals as they handed the New York Mets yet another loss on Saturday night, thanks in part to Bryce Harper’s 13th home run of the season. But this one was an absolute moonshot!   In the top of the 2nd with a man on, Harper sent a 95 mph Zack Wheeler fastball deep into the New York night and into the upper deck! A 9 1/2 game lead...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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 ...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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