Category Archives: Beanballs

Rookie Espinosa learning the ropes

His Nationals teammates insist that second baseman Danny Espinosa is flying under the radar around Major League Baseball. If the 24-year-old keeps this up that won’t continue much longer. Despite a .217 batting average, Espinosa is doing plenty right… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 10-2 win over Phillies

Nats 10, Phillies 2

Maybe they should have a meeting every day. Just after batting practice ended, Mike Wallace – the clubhouse manager at Nationals Park – yelled for media and any assorted guests and visitors to clear the room. The Nats had busin… Continue reading

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Top 5: MLB emerging young players

John Keim

5. Baltimore P Zach Britton » He’s allowed 23 earned runs this season, but 11 have come in two games. In his other nine starts, he’s given up just 12 earned runs. And five times … Continue reading

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Royals have something to Crow about

Kevin Dunleavy

Former Nationals first-round draft choice Aaron Crow is the hottest fantasy league addition in recent days. With the demotion of Joakim Soria, after his third straight blown save … Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Phillies, 5/31/11

Nats (22-30) vs. Phillies (33-20)

What – Game #54

Where – Nationals Park

When – 7:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

No rest for the weary. The Nats have lost three in a row and 13 of 17 games and get Phillies starter Cliff … Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 5-4 loss to Phillies

 Phillies 5, Nats 4

The broken record continues to spin. The Nats managed to hit three home runs against two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay and yet didn’t come away with a Memorial Day victory at Nationals Park on Monday. Check out the… Continue reading

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Trying times for Nats reliever Sean Burnett

Last season Nats left-handed reliever Sean Burnett led a charmed life on the field. He finished with an 2.14 ERA and established himself as a go-to option for manager Jim Riggleman out of the bullpen – against hitters from either side of the plate. W… Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Phillies, 5/30/11

Nats (22-30) vs. Phillies (33-20)

What – Game #53

Where – Nationals Park

When – 1:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

So, say you’ve lost 12 of your last 16 games and are sputtering offensively. You’re trying to get going… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 2-1 loss to Padres

Padres 2, Nats 1

The offensive struggles continue for Washington, which has scored three runs or less in eight of its last 13 games. Not going to win many games that way. Check out the details from Saturday’s defeat in our game story here.

Some int… Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Padres, 5/28/11

Nats (22-28) vs. Padres (20-31)

What – Game #51

Where – Nationals Park

When – 1:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

Just about 15 hours after last night’s dramatic walk-off win, the Nats try to build on that momentum when t… Continue reading

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