Category Archives: MLB

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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Baseball on the Barn with BBQ Bus DC

The annual baseball on the barn tradition kicks off the 2011 season this Saturday, June 4th! The Nats visit the Arizona Diamondbacks – game time 8:10 PM. I’m so excited to announce we’ll have a famous DC Food Truck, BBQBusDC, serving up picnic style plates of delicious (really truly amazing) sandwiches, beans and slaw Saturday [...] 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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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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