Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Nationals view Bryce Harper’s kiss as a ‘teaching moment’

Bryce Harper’s blown kiss at a Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher during his home run trot last night has reverberated around baseball, earning him recognition as baseball’s new villain and causing some to speculate his promotion to the next minor le… Continue reading

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In later rounds, Nationals focus on college pitching

Before the draft began, Nationals director of amateur scouting Kris Kline vowed the Nationals would focus on college pitchers in a draft considered to be chocked of quality at that spot. On the draft’s second day, the Nationals have stuck to that pl… Continue reading

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Nationals get aggressive, take TCU’s Matt Purke in the third round

The Nationals drafted TCU left-handed pitcher Matt Purke in the third round with the 96th overall pick, taking one of the most talented players in the entire draft, but one who dropped in the draft because of recent concerns about the health of his sh… Continue reading

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Despite loss, John Lannan keeps ‘rolling’ with his sinker

By the time last night’s 13-inning marathon came to its bitter end for the Nationals, John Lannan’s seven sterling innings had been transformed to an afterthought. Lannan had taken a one-hitter into the sixth inning and a shutout into the seventh,… Continue reading

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Game 60 discussion thread: Nationals at Giants

This afternoon in the Nationals’ clubhouse, Wilson Ramos pulled up his left pant leg to reveal a bruise on his shin, where a fouled a ball off of yesterday. Ramos isn’t playing tonight, but he said most of the pain has gone away. The main reason h… Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman ‘unlikely’ to return on road trip, but could

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made his second minor league rehab appearance tonight in Class A Potomac, going 2 for 3 and playing seven innings at third base. Manager Jim Riggleman still said it’s “unlikely” that Zimmerman will return to the Nati… Continue reading

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Mark Lerner: Nationals won’t shy from players with ‘signability issues’

The Nationals set MLB draft records the past two years with the contracts they gave top picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. They are not picking first this season, but with three of the first 34 picks in a draft though to be the deepest in years… Continue reading

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Wrapping up the wild Nationals win

The Nationals are on their way to San Francisco right now, and I can only imagine that’s one happy plane. They survived a ninth-inning catastrophe, got the best of a team that hit them with five pitches and escaped Arizona with a split to start off … Continue reading

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Game 59 discussion thread: Nationals at DBacks

On Thursday night, the Nationals won their third straight game. Today, they’re trying to avoid a three-game losing streak. Jason Marquis leads the Nationals with six wins, and if he can get another today, the Nationals will earn a split against the … Continue reading

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Wilson Ramos, Ivan Rodriguez gain notice with their defense

In the sixth inning Saturday night, with two strikes on Justin Upton and Kelly Johnson on first, Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson called for a steal. Livan Hernandez threw a curveball, which Gibson had anticipated – “I had him running for that exa… Continue reading

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