Nationals 1, Diamondbacks 0 Kyle Schwarber hit a tape-measure home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Washington Nationals a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. It came on a night where both starting pitchers deserved to win. Nationals starter Max Scherzer and Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener each were terrific. […]
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On paper, the National League East is the deepest division in baseball. The division boasts four teams that can plausibly contend for the playoffs. Those teams are the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Even the Miami Marlins have an outside shot to be a solid team this season because […]
With opening day just under nine days away, here is a 26-man roster projection for the Washington Nationals pitching staff.
After opting out of the 2020 season, Joe Ross will play a pivotal role for the Nationals in 2021. Here is a season preview for Joe Ross.
The Washington Nationals hope to rebound from a down 2020 season. Here are their three most pressing questions heading into Spring Training.
Major League Baseball and the Problem of Personality Baseball Is Boring What’s wrong with the game of baseball? People complain that games take too long, the season is too long, and the pace of play is too slow. We can go on and on about the little intricacies that bug the average fan, but what […]
Here are the Washington Nationals Top Five Offseason Acqusitions en route to their World Series and Perennial Contender status.
In the latest Corey Kluber news, the free agent held a workout Tuesday to showcase his progress to interested teams. Approximately 60 scouts from 25 different teams appeared to watch Kluber, who is entering his age-35 season, throw 30 pitches at the Cressey Sports Performance facility in Florida. The general consensus is that Kluber impressed […]
The Washington Nationals have made another addition to their lineup in the form of slugger Kyle Schwarber. This is the second major move for Washington after they traded for Josh Bell late in 2020. Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post announced the deal early Saturday morning. Source: The Nationals have signed Kyle Schwarber to a […]
Miami Marlins Agree to Terms with Ross Detwiler and Sandy Leon The Miami Marlins have been making subtle moves so far this offseason. The team’s latest moves came this past weekend when they agreed to terms with left-hander Ross Detwiler and catcher Sandy Leon. Both additions do not alter the competitive landscape of the National League East to […]
Baseball is still mourning the loss of one of its all-time greats, Phil Niekro. Not only was he a great person and ambassador for the game, but he was one of its greatest pitchers. He did something only 18 pitchers have ever done, striking out 3,000 or more in his career. But he also did […]
Jedd Gyorko enters his age-32 season after a respectable campaign with the Milwaukee Brewers. He is coming off of his best season since 2018. Yes, the season was much shorter than normal, but nothing about the small sample size was uniquely unsustainable. He could be a solid choice for a team that needs a regular […]
The Washington Nationals have made a trade to acquire Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell in exchange for Will Crowe and Eddy Yean.
With the return of Stephen Strasburg, the Washington Nationals have excellent depth in their starting rotation heading into 2021.
Free agency changed the very fabric of baseball more than forty years ago. The champions of that battle, Curt Flood and Marvin Miller are ever-fading memories to those of us old enough to remember it. Younger fans are lucky to know anything about it all. But all fans know free agency as a fixture of […]
Joc Pederson Five Potential Landing Spots Joc Pederson is one of the more undervalued free agent outfielders available this offseason. The 28-year old outfielder is coming off a down season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Over 43 games or 138 plate appearances, he batted .190/.285/.397 with an OPS+ of 84 and a -0.4 Wins Above […]
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Diamondbacks 11, Tigers 7 PHOENIX, Jun 26 — The Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed a season-high 13 hits while drawing eight walks, defeating the Detroit Tigers, 11–7, Sunday afternoon. Diamondbacks right fielder Pavin Smith went 4-for-5 while left fielder David Peralta went 3-for-4 in the victory. This game matched Tigers right hander Beau Brieske with the newest […]
Nationals 6, Rangers 4 ARLINGTON, Texas, June 26 — The momentum from Saturday didn’t exactly carry over into Sunday, as fans watched the Texas Rangers drop their series finale to the Washington Nationals by a final score of 6–4. A ninth inning home run by Jonah Heim made things interesting, but it wasn’t enough […]
Rangers 3, Nationals 2 ARLINGTON, Texas, June 25 — Saturday was a very big day at Globe Life Field, as it saw the Texas Rangers walk off against the Washington Nationals by a final score of 3–2. Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia was the hero in this one. In the bottom of the ninth inning, […]
Tigers 5, Diamondbacks 1 PHOENIX, Jun 24 — Detroit shortstop Javier Baez hit a third-inning grand slam, paving the way for his Detroit Tigers to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5–1, Friday night. Tigers pitchers combined to hold the Diamondbacks to one run on three hits, ensuring that the grand slam was more than enough to […]
Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on June 25. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]
Nationals 2, Rangers 1 ARLINGTON, Texas, June 24 — The Texas Rangers fell in their series opener to the Washington Nationals by a final score of 2–1. Rangers Center fielder Adolis Garcia hit his 14th home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning. While it provided a spark inside Globe […]
It should not shock anyone that Henry Aaron is included on this list. From 1954-1976, Aaron dominated opposing pitchers. Few players in the history of the game have come close to repeating his feats. In fact, some might argue, none have. His 755 home runs rank second (albeit, controversially so) to Barry Bonds. He still […]
We all know that you shouldn’t spook the horse. If you don’t know this then you’ve probably never had the pleasure of listening to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. And if you’ve never had the pleasure, then pick up a turntable, some decent speakers, and a copy of “Rust Never Sleeps” by Young and the […]