Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Nationals looking into offensive comments by draft pick Zach Houchins

The Nationals are monitoring offensive and vulgar comments made on the Twitter account of Zach Houchins, a shortstop the team picked in the 15th round of this year’s amateur draft.
“We are aware of and investigating the comments,” General Manag… Continue reading

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Game 63 discussion thread: Nationals at Padres

The last time the Nationals played the Padres, the games unfolded exactly how you would expect. They scored three runs, three runs and nine runs combined in the three games, two of which the Padres run. With theses offenses, probably the two worst in … Continue reading

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Nationals injury updates: Tom Gorzelanny, Jayson Werth, Jerry Hairston

A lot of injury notes from the Nationals’ clubhouse. A few more quick ones here :

>>> Tom Gorzelanny will begin a rehab assignment by starting a minor league game Monday, most likely at Class A Potomac. Manager Jim Riggleman said Gorzelann… Continue reading

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Danny Espinosa on his hand: ‘I thought it was broken’

For a brief, frightening moment Wednesday afternoon, Danny Espinosa thought his season might be over. Matt Cain’s 94-mph fastball hit him flush in the top of the left hand – “it did not glance me at all,” Espinosa said – and Espinosa dropped… Continue reading

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Tonight’s Nationals lineup

After getting hit in the left hand by a pitch at the end of yesterday’s game, second baseman Danny Espinosa is in today’s lineup, an encouraging sign. Jayson Werth, after missing two games with a jammed right ankle, also returns. Jerry Hairston, w… Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman goes 0 for 3, makes an error in Potomac

Ryan Zimmerman played seven innings in Potomac during his third minor league rehab appearance, going 0 for 3 with a walk. Zimmerman also made a throwing error, not the most promising sign since he is working on his throwing mechanics and has said thro… Continue reading

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Could the Nationals be .500 through 62 games?

The Nationals stand 27-35 with exactly 100 games to go this season, which gives them the sixth-worst record in the majors. Watching them day after day, even considering their obvious blemishes, it does not feel like they have been the sixth-worst team… Continue reading

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Danny Espinosa hit in hand in strange Nationals-Giants finish

UPDATED, 9:20: We may find out more tomorrow, but for now the first signs are good for Danny Espinosa after his scary moment at the end of the game: He has told Manager Jim Riggleman that he’s “fine” and wants to play tomorrow.
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Game 62 discussion thread: Nationals at Giants

The Nationals are sitting at 3-3 on their current road trip, and getting to four wins would help the Nationals nudge closer to a rare event for them. They have, incredibly, not finished a multi-city road trip with a winning record in more than three y… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth thinks he’ll need ‘one more day’

Jayson Werth will sit out for the second straight after he “jammed” his right ankle on a pitching mound in foul territory Monday night, but he does not believe the injury will linger much longer or worsen to the point he will have to consider the … Continue reading

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