Category Archives: CARDINALS

GAME 18 REVIEW: Nats Manage Just Two Hits in 5-0 Loss to Cardinals

When you send out a lineup that features just one hitter above the .250 mark, there’s every chance you could get shut out.  For the third time this season, that’s exactly what happened to the Washington Nationals.
Kyle Lohse dominated the Nats hitters and delivered a complete-game, two-hit shut out in a 5-0 win for his St. Louis Cardinals.  The loss drops the Nats to 9-9 for the season.
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Nats Split Doubleheader with Cardinals

GAME ONE BOX    GAME TWO BOX

The Washington Nationals split a day-night doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, winning the early game 8-6 and dropping the nightcap 5-3.  The Nats are now 9-8 after their first 17 games, good for third place in the N. L. East, two games behind division-leading Philadelphia.
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SERIES PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (8-7, 3rd NLE) at St. Louis Cardinals (8-8, 2nd NLC)Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MOTues Apr. 19, 8:15 pm: John Lannan (1-1, 3.38) v. Jake Westbrook (1-1, 7.63)Weds Apr. 20, 8:15 pm:  Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 2.45) v. Jaime Garcia (2-0, 1.35)Thurs Apr. 21, 1:45 pm:  Tom Gorzelanny (0-1, 5.59) v. Kyle Lohse (2-1, 2.81)
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Sloppy Play Dooms Nats Against Cardinals

For the first time this spring training, the Washington Nationals looked sloppy at times, had a pitcher blow up, and — not surprising — found themselves on the wrong side of the score, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5, before 3.601 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL.
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GAME 131 REVIEW: Nationals Take 3 of 4 from Cardinals with 4-2 Win

THE RESULT:  After his last start, Washington Nationals pitcher John Lannan made a semi-veiled comment about getting pulled from the game earlier than he thought appropriate.  On Sunday afternoon, Lannan made sure that he maximized every pitch he made, and came up with an outstanding effort on a sunny, hot afternoon.
Lannan went a very strong 7 2/3 innings, leading the Nats to a 4-2 win over the Continue reading

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GAME 129 REVIEW: A Dark Day All Around in NatsTown

THE RESULT:  At 10:30 am Friday, Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo uttered the two words no one in the baseball world wanted to hear:  Tommy John.
At 4:00 pm, the 22-year old for whom that dreaded procedure was ordered told everyone — in no uncertain terms — that he would be back better than ever.

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GAME 129 REVIEW: Nationals Win in Dramatic Fashion in Extras; Await Word on Strasburg Injury

Jordan Zimmermann made his first start in a year, and the Nats won in the 13th inning. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  On the day the Washington Nationals introduced their latest phenom, and awaited the results of an MRI for the one already here, an almost forgotten prized pitching prospects returned after just 12 months from Tommy John surgery. 

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