Category Archives: PIRATES

GAME 41 REVIEW: Espinosa’s Homer Downs Pirates 4-2

Danny Espinosa is congratulated by Laynce Nix on his two-run homer. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Washington Nationals rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa has really been struggling, hitting just .128/.255/.310 in the month of May. In his first two at bats, hitting right-handed, be drove a ball to the track and scorched a line drive, but both times the ball fell into center fielder Andrew Continue reading

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Nats/Pirates Rescheduled for Monday

The Nationals game against the Pirates has been postponed due to poor weather in Pittsburgh. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 25 as both teams have a scheduled day off. Game will be played at 7:05 p.m. ET and will be aired on MASN-HD.

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SERIES PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (9-9, 3rd NLE) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11, 5th NLC)PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PAFri. Apr. 22, 7:05 pm: Livan Hernandez (2-1, 2.88) v. Jeff Karstens (1-0, 4.50)Sat. Apr. 23, 7:05 pm: Jason Marquis (1-0, 2.57) v. Kevin Correia (3-1, 2.00)Sun. Apr. 24, 1:35 pm: John Lannan (2-1, 3.60) v. Paul Maholm (0-3, 14.73)____________________________________________
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GAME 136 REVIEW: Lannan Has Something to Prove; Nats Pound Bucs 9-2

THE RESULT:  John Lannan had a thing or two to prove once he returned from his exile to the minor leagues.  For his last seven starts he’s looked like a different pitcher than before he was sent out.
For seven innings Lannan fairly dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates batting order, leading the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 victory before 30,263 at PNC Park, one of the finest arenas for Major League Continue reading

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GAME 135 REVIEW: Espinosa Homers in Loss to Bucs

THE RESULT:  The rest of the 2010 season for the Washington Nationals is going to be about finding parts that will be able to contribute at the major league level next season.  Danny Espinosa is ceratinly off to a good start.
But despite Espinosa going 2-for-4 with his first major league home run and an RBI double, the Nats fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5, before 19,734 at PNC Park.
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