Category Archives: Sports

Hernandez makes it look easy as pie

Brian McNally

A complete game? Whatever. Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez had done that 49 times before he tossed nine easy innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. … Continue reading

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Hard to mask their ability

Brian McNally

It was the biggest goal of Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo in the offseason: Find a way to get better defensively. Usually, that means subtracting liabilities in the field (Jo… Continue reading

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Zimmerman’s return

Not a moment too soon, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman returns to the lineup tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at the start of a nine-game, 10-day homestand. Out for nine-and-a-half weeks – 58 games in all – after surgery to repair a t… Continue reading

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Plenty glad to see Zimmerman return

John Keim

Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman won’t be a savior when he returns Tuesday, but he will be welcomed with huge open arms. Not just by manager Jim Riggleman, but by guys like Jayson Wer… Continue reading

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Baseball getting stars in realignment?

John Keim

Baseball might undergo another change. Again.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball and the players association have discussed a radical change: going to two 15-team… Continue reading

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Top 5: Notable picks in MLB draft

John Keim

5. Trent Boras » Want to take a stab at who his agent might be? But it’s hard to imagine his famous father will demand a high sum for his son. After all, Trent Boras was only a 3… Continue reading

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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 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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