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WATCH: Pirates fan rides tidal wave of emotions during loss

During Sunday night’s Pirates-Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Root Sports cameras kept cutting to a young Pirates fan in the front row that experienced a vast array of emotions during the evening. He went from anger, to sadness, to elation, and back to utter depression when Scott Hairston’s walk off sac fly ended the game. Poor guy. We’ve all been there before. It’s alright, buddy.
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Class Stats Update (8/18)

Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  We have assigned certain stars to draft class members off to Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in 33 games and is 24 for 86 at the plate.  Reetz has 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run.  He has scored 17 runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera's incredible behind-the-back flip (Video)

Among the highights of Walk-off Weekend for the Nats: Asdrubal Cabrera's incredible behind-the-back flip to Ian Desmond to start a double play in the top of the 8th inning on Sunday. Video above, enjoy it over and over again. Meanwhile, it seems Nats fans (on Twitter) are still trying to settle on a nickname for Cabrera. We're not sure he'd be thrilled with "ASSCAB...
Via Nationals Enquirer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Asdrubal Cabrera’s behind-the-back throw to start double play

Your browser does not support iframes. Asdrubal Cabrera is proving to be a great pickup by Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. Cabrera has fit right in at second base next to Ian Desmond. He has made a series of web gem plays, but none may have been more impressive than his behind-the-back throw to Desmond to start a 4-6-3 double play in the eighth inning. Cabrera was able to get...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: If the postseason started today

Currently, the Washington Nationals sit six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and a trip to the postseason is certainly not guaranteed. However, for all intents and purposes, we will assume they get there. When the postseason begins, Washington faces some difficult questions, how will Matt Williams respond in his first year of managerial duty? The first...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another Walk (Off) @ The Park

Another walk off, another three game sweep…. it’s becoming habit at Nationals Park, where Washington outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in eleven innings. The Nats used a three run seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead into the ninth. Closer Rafael Soriano was summoned to close things out, but when all was done, the Pirates held a 5-4 lead going into the home half of the ninth...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cabrera starts a nifty double play

Sunday, in the top of the eighth in the Washington-Pittsburgh game, Neil Walker was on first with no out. Washington has just taken a 4-2 lead the previous half-inning. Russell Martin came to the plate, and hit a grounder up the middle…     Seriously, Asdrubal Cabrera? Mercy. #webgem http://t.co/If7xxzxX12 — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 17, 2014     Smooth. Real...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Horns up! Wilson Ramos hits walk-off ground-rule double (Video)

Up above, video of the Buffalo's walk-off ground-rule double Saturday night. Nats wake up and come from behind to beat the Pirates late and 4-3 thanks to Adam LaRoche game-tying HR in the 8th, Ramos walks 'em off in the 9th. Ramos got a couple of Gatorade baths for the effort: Have a night, @WRamosC3! Recap: http://t.co/EsX5xJDnTJ #IBackTheNats pic.twitter.com/QmCIAq9mPw...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Make Bucs Walk (Off) The Plank!

The Washington Nationals overcame a 3-0 deficit on Saturday night, rallying for a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Nats are now 15 games over .500 (68-53) and enjoying a five game winning streak. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth, first baseman Adam LaRoche hit a two out, two run homer, tying things at 3-apiece. In the bottom of the ninth, catcher Wilson Ramos doubled...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth still out

Another game in Washington and another day on the bench for Jayson Werth. For the seventh time in eight games, Werth's shoulder kept him out of the Nationals' lineup in their 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.In his place Kevin Frandsen got the start in left field. He has been questionable all week, but Mark Zukerman is reporting that they hope that he will be back...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Teddy lays out Pittsburgh Pierogi

Every Washington Nationals home game, between the fourth and fifth inning, there is a Presidents Race. Usually the race is between George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and William Taft. Last night’s race was different because the Pittsburgh Pierogies raced against the Presidents. In the final stretch of the race, there was only Pierogi left and...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Nationals mascot clotheslines Pirates pierogi

Washington Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt may often get the short end of the stick in the Presidents Race, but he did manage to defend his home turf and got revenge on one of the Pirates pierogis on Friday night. When the group of pierogis ran onto the Nationals Park field during the fourth-inning race, Roosevelt made sure one particular mascot—Potato Pete—did not make...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth cited for speeding, was doing 105 mph

In addition to a sore shoulder that has been bothering him for the past few weeks and led to another scratch from the Nats lineup on Tuesday (he left the clubhouse at Citi Field in street clothes), it seems Jayson Werth also has speeding problems.  According to a search of Fairfax County General District Court in the Virginia General District Court Online Case Information System...
Via Nationals Enquirer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Bryce Harper intentionally disrespect Braves logo?

Bryce Harper showed some disrespect to the Atlanta Braves by scuffing up the team’s logo behind home plate as he went to bat each plate appearance in Saturday’s 4-1 win in extra innings. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore says Harper did it each time he went to the plate during his 2-for-4 game. Vivlamore […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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