Category Archives: RAMOS

GAME 44 REVIEW: Uh, Where Did That Come From?

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer and Dave Nichols
NATIONALS BATS COME ALIVE, SCORE RECORD 17 RUNS IN WIN OVER ORIOLES

There was a lot of this going on for the Nationals last night. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Maybe a trip 45 miles north on I-95 to Baltimore was just what the Washington Nationals needed. In their first interleague game of 2011, against their American League "geographic rivals", Continue reading

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GAME 10 REVIEW: Nats Patchwork Lineup Gets Job Done

Washington, D.C. — Sometimes you look at the lineup card and wonder why you bother playing the game.  Well, in baseball sometimes the numbers take a night off — the good ones and the bad ones.
Last night, before a smallish crowd under threatening skies at Nationals Park, Jim Riggleman and his band of journeymen, backups and age-defying starting pitcher, defended the home turf against their Continue reading

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Clippard Implodes in Five-Run Ninth; Nats Lose to Astros 8-7

The Washington Nationals were cruising today, leading the Houston Astros 7-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, with the bullpen having thrown five shutout innings.
But as Yogi once said, "It ain’t over til it’s over."
A five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Astros to an 8-7 win, before 3,328 at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL.  The Loss drops the Nats to 10-8 for the Continue reading

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Nationals Kick Off Grapefruit League Schedule with Win

The Washington Nationals pounded out 14 hits, including two home runs by Michael Morse, en route to a 9-3 win over the New York Mets in both team’s Grapefruit League opener.
Bryce Harper, the Nats No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s amateur draft, went 0-for-2, striking out twice, in his first action against big league players.
Morse, battling with several players for playing time in a Continue reading

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GAME 140 REVIEW: Nats Done in by Broken Bat, Lose to Mets 3-2

THE RESULT:  When a team is struggling to hit, as the Washington Nationals have been for the last two days, the result of a game can hinge on one play.  In today’s 3-2 loss to the New York Mets, that play was a broken bat ground ball that turned into a run-scoring double.
In the top of the seventh, with the game tied at two, Livan Hernandez issued his second walk of the game – to Mets catcher Continue reading

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Nationals Recall Ramos, Balester; Select Espinosa from Minors

UPDATE (3:34 pm):  Balester will have to wait until the weekend.  He had just been optioned last Thursday and has to spend 10 days in the minors before recall, barring injury.

The Washington Nationals will call up C Wilson Ramos and P Collin Balester, plus select the contract of INF Danny Espinosa from the minor leagues.  The team expects the players will be active for tonight’s game in Continue reading

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