On Monday, Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson left Ross Detwiler on the mound with the bases loaded in the sixth inning and Arizona’s cleanup hitter at the plate. That’s the spot where the young lefty has always been pulled. Johnson wanted to build confidence and grit. Detwiler escaped, pitched on and won.
On Tuesday, Johnson left Jordan Zimmermann in a scoreless game in the seventh inning after a walk on his...
Now we’re talking. Now the Washington Nationals have a rival. A real rival, not an interleague, MLB-arranged, bi-annual blind date with the Baltimore Orioles, which despite their proximity was actually more of a long-distance ... more »
The Nationals never had any doubt, from the moment Cole Hamels’s 93-mph fastball bored into Bryce Harper’s backside, that Hamels had done it on purpose. Afterward, in a statement that may earn him a fine and suspension,... more »
How bad is this Nats blight? It’s now 500 lost games and counting. That is the best ballpark guess, so far, on the damage to the Nats this spring from disabled-list injuries to Michael Morse, Drew Storen, Jayson Werth, Wilson... more »
As the Washington Nationals prepare to host the Baltimore Orioles this weekend at Nationals Park for the 2012 Battle of the Beltways, let's pay tribute to that illustrious list of players who have worn both the Nationals and... more »
The grainy video begins with footage of a slow-moving river, the camera operator panning the lens clockwise across the water, sweeping past the dense Venezuelan jungle that chokes either river bank. Sounds of chirping birds... more »