Category Archives: Beanballs

Nats hoping for a good sign

Brian McNally

The Major League Baseball draft lasts so long it can take hours to analyze the 50 or so picks each team makes during the t… Continue reading

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An overblown kiss to the pitcher [video]

John Keim

Bryce Harper blew a kiss at a pitcher after a home run Monday night. Yes, it should be pointed out that you don’t behave this way in the big leagues. You don’t show up other players li… Continue reading

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Strasburg on schedule

Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg gave reporters an update Tuesday on his rehabilitation progress from Tommy John surgery last Sept. 3.

The 22-year-old has been at the team’s extended spring training complex in Viera, Fla. for weeks. … Continue reading

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Nats roll dice on TCU pitcher Matt Purke

The Nats were thrilled with their first three picks in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. But after forfeiting their second-round pick for signing outfielder Jayson Werth, their second day of drafting didn’t begin until pick No. 96.

Af… Continue reading

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Nats tab Kentucky RHP Alex Meyer, Miami-Dade OF Brian Goodwin

After selecting Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with their first pick in Monday’s Major League Baseball draft, the Nationals were far from finished. Next up was right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer (University of Kentucky), the No. 23 overall pick. Few … Continue reading

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Nats select Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon

The Nationals have selected Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with the No. 6 pick in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Monday evening. [More first-round Nationals coverage]

The Rice third baseman is an elite hitting prospect. But in… Continue reading

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Previewing Nats’ MLB draft options

Will be out at Nationals Park tonight for the Major League Baseball draft. Big night for Mike Rizzo and company as they add another high pick to the farm system and also have No. 23 and No. 34, the first pick in the sandwich round. Check out our prev… Continue reading

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A better way to block plate

Brian McNally

It might be the signature play of his career. Ivan Rodriguez held his ground at home plate as J.T. Snow of the San Francis… Continue reading

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Sophomore suffering

Brian McNally

For baseball’s sake, you hope it is just a fluke. But for now the league isn’t reaping the benefits of last year’s brillia… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 2-1 win over Phillies

Nats 2, Phillies 1

Nothing makes a cross-country flight go smoother than a couple of wins against the four-time defending division champions. The Nats, now headed to Phoenix for the start of an 11-game West Coast road trip, were in some dire straits e… Continue reading

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