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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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I’m Feeling Zimmermanish This Afternoon

All-Star, Gold Glove/Silver Slugger winning, epic Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman reported on his Facebook page yesterday that he was en route to Viera, Florida to partake in a more aggressive rehab that included more “baseball specific activities” and he was feeling better and better everyday. This is, of course, good news and really the [...] Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 8-3 loss to Orioles

Orioles 8, Nats 3

Maybe momentum really is as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. For the Nationals, the glory of Friday night’s 17-run offensive explosion against the Orioles gave way to a back-to-reality 8-3 loss at Camden Yards on Saturday… Continue reading

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Your Nationals Dispatch: Natserpiece Theater Edition

Come here, I want to talk to you. Come in, come in. Sit down. Pull up a chair. No, not the leather one made of the skin from one of the very first NQ staff members. No, not that one either– confound it let me just get one of my staff to get a stool [...] Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – Bernadina’s catch

Marlins 6, Nationals 5 (11 innings)

Tough loss for the Nationals, who seemed to come up short on every 50-50 play Friday night against Florida. From Omar Infante’s brilliant slide to score the eventual winning run to Michael Morse’s potential game… Continue reading

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Pudge Might Be A Little Too In Awe

Nationals catcher Wilson “Rhino” Ramos smashed two home runs in the Nationals 6-4 loss to the New York Mets last night. It was the first multi-homer game of Ramos’ career and the first multi-homer game for a National since Danny Espinosa did it in September 2010. It is rare that such a power display is [...] Continue reading

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Photos From Your HEY IT’S ZIMMERMAN! Nats Tuesday Workout

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The Madness At Port St. Lucie

The NQ took up Rich The Mets Fan’s challenge of taking in a game at Port St. Lucie last night, home of NL East rivals the New York Mets. Rich The Mets Fan wanted us to get a taste of what it was like not being the “home team,” but I really think he was [...] Continue reading

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Nats Beat Fish + I Almost Get Head From Amelia Earhart= Winning Day

The NQ was hoping for a relatively relaxing morning as we decided to stay at Camp NQ today and catch up on some writing and other items of business, but wouldn’t you know it bright and early the finale of the 2011 Valiant Air Command Warbird Airshow was taking place at nearby Space Coast Regional [...] Continue reading

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Nats Go KAPOW, ZOOM, SMASH, THWOMP In Eighth For Win

They are gone. The Warlocks are finally gone. I returned from the Nationals three hour and thirty minute, 14-9 victory Spring Training affair with the Houston Astros and found the Warlocks gone. Who are the Warlocks? The redneck family that has been giving me the shakes the past week at Camp NQ. From loud arguments [...] Continue reading

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