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All Clint Robinson Does Is Hit Home Runs

After spending much of his professional career in the minors, Nationals utility player Clint Robinson has finally got a chance to show his talents. In his first full season in the majors, Robinson has been a delight for Washington. On Tuesday night he hit his third home run of the season in his 128th plate appearance of the year. Robinson took Atlanta Braves ace pitcher Shelby Miller’s...
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Washington Nationals trade rumors: Ian Desmond edition

Poor, poor Ian Desmond. Even when he smashes a 458 foot homer over the seats at Citizens Bank Park,  he still can’t shake the constant buzz surrounding his awful 2015 season with the Washington Nationals. The shortstop has recently looked like he may be slowly heading in the right direction with his bat, but it is still quite probable that he will be pawned off before the trade...
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The Washington Nationals take charge: NL East Wrap Up

The Washington Nationals seem to have awoken and they are making some room for themselves atop the NL East. Nothing changed hands in the rankings of the NL East this week, but the Nationals, behind the best starting pitching in the game, have shown that the division is now theirs. The Mets offense is reeling, but they are able to stay afloat in both the NL East and Wild Card race...
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Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
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Washington Nationals trade rumors: Aroldis Chapman edition

With the trade deadline just over a month away, big names like Aroldis Chapman may be on the move before the summer unwinds. The Washington Nationals have been interested in boosting their bullpen, either to add depth or get the late inning help they have been needing. There has been talks of the Nationals inquiring about Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, who has been a force...
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Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer is proving to be money well spent

Max Scherzer is currently the best pitcher in the National League and possibly in the majors. He is coming off one heck of a stretch. In his last start he threw a no-hitter and was so close to throwing a perfect game. Some believe that the batter he hit a pitch with leaned into it. No matter what, Scherzer was very close to throwing a perfect game. On Friday night, for the third...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Rendon Returns To DL

Just as his bat began to heat up, Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has landed back on the disabled list with a strained left quad. #Nats select INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A & place INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day DL: — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 26, 2015 The move is retroactive to Thursday, so Rendon...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon back to the DL for the Washington Nationals

When Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has been on the field this season, he has played solid baseball. Rendon owns a .290 batting average with an on-base percentage of .375. Unfortunately for Rendon and the Nationals, he has been unable to stay on the field, as injuries have derailed a majority of the 3rd year pro’s season. Rendon already spent time on the disabled...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals starting rotation sets franchise record for consecutive shutout innings

The Washington Nationals starting pitchers have been on quite a roll lately, and that continued during Thursday’s 7-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Doug Fister allowed just four hits over seven scoreless innings, pushing his record to 3-3 on the year and giving the Nationals their sixth straight win. The Nats starting rotation has now thrown 41 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings...
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Tide trying to capitalize on Nats’ chocolate syrup celebrations

The celebratory and sticky chocolate syrup-based post-game antics employed by the Washington Nationals this season has caught the baseball world by storm. It apparently also is viewed as something of a savvy marketing opportunity for a handful of big-time corporate brands. It was learned a few weeks ago that Hershey’s has capitalized on its integral...Read More The post Tide also...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Minor leaguer Mastroianni has outfield wall fall on him

It certainly wasn’t as wild and crazy as when Rodney McCray crashed through an outfield wall way back in 1991, but Darin Mastroianni became the latest minor leaguer to suffer an outfield wall mishap while chasing down a deep fly ball. Mastroianni, who plays center field for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the...Read More The post Minor leaguer Darin Mastroianni...
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WATCH: Twins scare bullpen coach with great prank

Bullpen coach Eddie Guardado is a beloved member of the Minnesota Twins fraternity, thanks to his days serving as the team’s closer, a role in which he was referred to as “Everyday Eddie.” Well, it isn’t every day that Guardado gets the living daylights scared out of him, but that’s exactly what occurred following the...Read More The post Twins players scare the bejesus...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer and Harper: Making history with Nats' 1-2 punch

Last Thursday, Nationals fans had the season flash before their eyes when Bryce Harper‘s leg buckled while attempting an aggressive throw. The Nationals, to this point, have managed to withstand certain injuries, but no injury would be more crippling than a big one to the best hitter in the game. Thankfully for those with an […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer just misses perfect game, throws no-hitter

Max Scherzer sure is earning that new contract. Scherzer, who signed a $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals over the offseason, came within one strike of throwing a perfect game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park. The right-hander instead settled for a no-hitter as the Nats blanked the Bucs 6-0. Scherzer recorded two quick outs in the ninth inning...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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