Category Archives: WERTH

GAME 52 REVIEW: Nationals Squander Opportunities in 5-4 Loss to Padres

In today’s 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres, the Washington Nationals failed physically when presented with opportunities on multiple occasions, but also made several mental mistakes that added to the frustration of watching an imminently winnable game slip away.
Manager Jim Riggleman insists his team is playing good, clean baseball.  But when runners are making outs on the base paths and hitting Continue reading

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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 36 REVIEW: Desmond Double in 11th Vaults Nats to Victory

When Eric Hinske homered for the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the seventh off Washington Nationals reliever Doug Slaten for an insurance run that gave the homestanding Braves a 3-1 lead, it could have spelled doom for the Nats.  And when the Braves went to closer Craig Kimbel in the ninth for the save, it should have been lights out, as the Nationals were winless this season when trailing Continue reading

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GAME 35 REVIEW: Homers Fuel Nats Win Over Hudson, Braves

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson usually owns the Washington Nationals.  Entering play last night, Hudson had a career record of 11-2 against the franchise.  But last night the veteran starter fell victim to some shoddy defense by his normally reliable teammates in the middle innings, then a couple of bad pitches resulted in pair of two-out, three-run home runs by Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, Continue reading

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GAME 29 REVIEW: Phils Drop Nats 4-1 in Werth’s Return

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

Whenever the Nationals face the Phillies, they know that every mistake can be the difference between winning and losing. The margin of error is razor thin, and Tuesday night, a miscue in left field and a struggling offense cost the team as they fell to the Phillies, 4-1.
Livan Hernandez was knocked around for 10 hits and 4 walks in 6 1/3 innings, but he kept the Continue reading

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GAME 21 REVIEW: Nats Lose Soggy Game and Series to the Pirates

There’s been a lot of attention paid to the Washington Nationals won-loss record, hovering around .500 the first few weeks at the start of the season.  If they can’t find a way to beat teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates they certainly won’t end up there.
When the Nats don’t score five runs or more runs in a game, they don’t win.  And they continued that trend last night in the Steel City, losing 4 Continue reading

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Werth’s Early Stuggles in Stance Change?

Jayson Werth, the Washington Nationals $126 million dollar man, has struggled so far this season, to a slash line of .200/.302/.382 before the start of play Wednesday.  He had an RBI in the first game of the double-header against the St. Louis Cardinals, just his third of the season and first that did not come on a solo home run.
In Philadelphia, it was widely acknowledged that Werth transformed 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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Werth Press Conference Reveals No-Trade Clause

"I’ve been in the post-season a lot the last few years, and that’s what it’s all about.  That’s what you play for."
""You finally get to free agency, you have a chance to do something special for yourself and for your family. There’s a lot of things that go into it."
–Jayson Werth, at his introductory press conference.

(D.Nichols/Nats News Network)
The obligatory handshakes and jersey Continue reading

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Nationals Are "All In" with Werth

The last time Jayson Werth was at Nats Park he looked like this. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Mike Rizzo went all-in.
With the announcement of a seven-year, $126 million contact for right fielder Jayson Werth, Mike Rizzo, the Lerner family, and the entire Washington Nationals organization decided to go all-in, foregoing a steady growth pattern and instead choosing to try to buy a pennant. Continue reading

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