This was a normal spring for D.C. sports teams, with the Capitals choking away a 1-seed and the Wizards serving as early-round filler for the Eastern Conference. No D.C. sports team has made the conference/league finals in nearly two decades, and no D.C. team has won a title since 1991. But should the rest of the…
Max Scherzer took a hard liner off his leg in the top of the fourth inning in yesterday’s game against the Phillies. Per Statcast, it was a 100 mph shot. He immediately fell to the ground, and took about four minutes to recover and test his pitches.
The Nationals have avoided arbitration with superstar Bryce Harper for next year, agreeing to terms of $21.625 million for the 2018 season—the right fielder’s last year guaranteed in Washington before he hits free agency.
Max Scherzer was dominant last night, holding the Baltimore Orioles to just two runs in eight innings while striking out 11. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and he also made it clear that he didn’t want to put up with any bullshit from his coaches.
You’ve probably heard that Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is the best hitter in baseball right now. You’ve likely then heard the two immediate follow-ups: Wow, he stands out on a team with Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy; wow, he was really bad last year!
This was a truly glorious day for the Nationals, updates on Adam Eaton’s injury notwithstanding. They romped to a 23-5 victory over the Mets, setting a franchise scoring record and providing a platform for Anthony Rendon to stage an all-time great offensive performance.
The Nationals paid up big for Adam Eaton this winter, sending a trio of their top prospects to the White Sox in exchange for one of baseball’s best leadoff hitters. Like most of what the team has done lately, that move was accompanied by a sense of urgency—Bryce Harper becomes a free agent after next season, the…
Bryce Harper sent a Jordan Lyles fastball to the tree-laden Rockies bullpen this afternoon. He stood and admired the shot for a second, as he should have. There’s no choice but to marvel at a perfect bat-on-ball THWACK like this one.
On Tuesday, umpire CB Bucknor made an absolutely inexplicable call when he ruled Chase d’Arnaud’s game-ending strikeout as a foul tip and gave the Braves a second chance at beating the Nationals. Last night, he almost did it again, but was saved by fellow umpires.
One of these things is not like the others.
Yep, it was one of those CB Bucknor kind of nights. Bucknor, who has been named the worst umpire in baseball multiple times in player surveys, was behind the plate for last night’s 3-1 Nationals win over the Braves. Just where Bucknor thought that plate was is another story.
Teddy Roosevelt thought he had a clear path to glory after the other presidents were knocked out early. He was wrong.
During the 2015 playoffs, then-Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, at the age of 30, suddenly transformed from a decent gap hitter into dinger-swatting god. Maybe you thought that was a fluke. Last season, Murphy joined the Nationals and hit 25 home runs to go along with a .985 OPS. Maybe you thought that was a fluke,…
Yesterday was Jeremy Guthrie’s 38th birthday. It was also his first major-league start since September 2015. It went amazingly, historically poorly.
Dear Mr. President,
Ryan Zimmerman showed off his scrambling skills to somehow avoid what should have been a pretty straightforward Brian McCann tag at home plate in today’s spring training game against the Astros:
There might be a gas outage in Pittsburgh this week because the stove, my friends, appears to have gone freezing cold for Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.
From multiple media reports, the Nationals appear to be the team most likely to land White Sox ace Chris Sale in a trade this offseason—possibly as soon as this week’s Winter Meetings. The only thing that might scuttle the deal? If the Nats get Andrew McCutchen instead.
Bryce Harper won’t be a free agent until after the 2018 season, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for everyone to start stressing the hell out over how much money he is going to cost. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Nationals have already started discussing a possible extension with Harper, and they…