Category Archives: MORSE

Nats Top Mets in Extras; Zimmermann Excels in Second Start

Laynce Nix drove in exciting minor league outfielder Eury Perez with a double in the top of the tenth inning, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over their N.L. East foe New York Mets, before a nice crowd at Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Perez singled and immediately stole second base to get into scoring position for the veteran Nix, trying to make the Nats as a 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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Random Thoughts on a Rainy Sunday Morning

Pre-game thoughts, BULLET-POINT STYLE!Manager Jim Riggleman made some interesting obsevations in his pre-game press conference this morning.  He said that Scott Olsen was done, that trying to warm up the other day he just had too many "aches and pains" in his shoulder, and that "this bullpen situation just isn’t working for Scott."  He said Olsen needs a good 15 minutes or so to get warmed up, Continue reading

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GAME 153 REVIEW: And the Kids Shall Lead Them

THE RESULT:  Tell the truth.  When you found out Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn weren’t in the lineup, you kinda gave up on this one, didn’t you?
That is, until Michael Morse launched his 13th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the second inning to tie the game at one.  But even then you still weren’t totally convinced.
But then, in the sixth inning, the Washington Nationals scored Continue reading

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GAME 152 REVIEW: Espinosa Does It Again

THE RESULT:  In his short Major League career thus far, Danny Espinosa has developed a flare for the dramatic.
Tonight, before an announced 12,213 at steamy Nats Park, the 23-year old second baseman hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh, leading the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 4-3.
The win is the second straight for the Nats over Houston.  Washington came Continue reading

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GAME 148 REVIEW: Zimmermann Struggles Against Phillies, Nats Lose 5-2

THE RESULT:  The Philadelphia Phillies rode three home-park aided home runs to defeat Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals 5-2 before 45,222 at Citizen’s Bank Park.
In his fifth start returning from Tommy John surgery, Zimmermann gave up nine hits in his three inning of work.  His velocity was the best it’s been this season, but he had no bite on any of this breaking balls and suffered Continue reading

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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 130 REVIEW: JAILBREAK!

"They probably got it right, but it’s a terrible rule. It’s got to be changed." — Jim Riggleman, on Ian Desmond being called out for running inside the baseline.

Jim Riggleman tries to usher Dan Radison away from "Country" Joe West. (Photo by A. Amobi/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  Friday night, the Washington Nationals left 12 runners on base.  What a difference a day makes.
Saturday night, Continue reading

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