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Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: GameThread 123 of 162

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: GameThread 123 of 162

Washington’s Nationals and the Miami Marlins start a three-game set in D.C. at 7:05 PM EDT with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nats against Dan Straily. FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals August 17, 2018 7:05 PM EDTNationals Park Max Scherzer vs Dan Straily WEATHER: Cloudy, 86° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5. #JuanPursuit - LF 6. THE KIDS CALL HIM...
Federal Baseball 20 hours ago
Wire Taps: Did HR Derby fix Bryce Harper?; Mike Rizzo’s team; Nationals intro bullpen cart...

Wire Taps: Did HR Derby fix Bryce Harper?; Mike Rizzo’s team; Nationals intro bullpen cart...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Marlins. Okay. Before we get to the quote unquote “news,” let’s start with maybe the most important headline of the year: THE NATS ARE ADDING A BULLPEN CARTSean Doolittle is going to TRICK THIS THING OUT. (Hopefully.) Now that we have that out of the way, here’s the beat from South Capitol Street: Mike Rizzo Is Taking a Chance on Himself (Washington City Paper)"It’s Rizzo’s team, and it’s fighting for its life. The pressure will be on, and we know how that goes with Rizzo's...
Federal Baseball Aug 16, 2018
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 122 of 162

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 122 of 162

Washington and St. Louis wrap up their four-game set in Busch Stadium with Tanner Roark on the mound for the Nationals vs Cardinals’ starter Luke Weaver. GAME TIME: 7:15 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; MLBN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals August 16, 2018 7:15 PM EDTBusch Stadium Luke Weaver vs Tanner Roark WEATHER: Cloudy, 84° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5....
Federal Baseball Aug 16, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Cardinals...

Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Cardinals...

Washington has dropped three straight in St. Louis and four in a row overall. Will they avoid a sweep tonight in Busch Stadium. Bryce Harper, who clubbed his 30th home run of the 2018 campaign last night, has been swinging it well since the All-Star Break, with seven doubles, seven home runs, 13 walks, and 19 runs scored in 24 games so far in the second half, over which he’s 28 for 83 (.337 AVG). His turnaround actually began before the Break, however. As mentioned in the Washington Nationals’ pregame notes for tonight’s game, since June 21st, the 25-year-old outfielder is 45 for 157...
Federal Baseball Aug 15, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Cardinals...

Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Cardinals...

Washington’s Nationals try to end a three-game losing streak when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals again tonight in Busch Stadium. Coming off back-to-back walk-off losses, the Washington Nationals still showed up ready to play in last night’s matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals, but four innings in they were down 5-0. They battled back, with Matt Wieters driving in a run with a line drive single in the fifth, Bryce Harper hitting a two-run homer in the eighth, and Daniel Murphy making it close with an RBI single later that inning, but they fell short for the third straight game,...
Federal Baseball Aug 14, 2018
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 120 of 162

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 120 of 162

Washington and St. Louis continue their four-game set with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals against Cardinals’ right-hander John Gant tonight at 8:10 PM EDT. FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals August 13, 2018 8:10 PM EDTBusch Stadium John Gant vs Gio Gonzalez WEATHER: Rainy, 75° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange -SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDSONISREADY - 3B 5. #JuanPursuit - LF 6....
Federal Baseball Aug 13, 2018
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 119 of 162

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 119 of 162

Washington and St. Louis start their four-game set in Busch Stadium with Tommy Milone on the mound for the Nationals against Cardinals’ right-hander Miles Mikolas. GAME TIME: 8:10 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals August 12, 2018 8:10 PM EDTBusch Stadium Miles Mikolas vs Tommy Milone WEATHER: Clear, 85° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange -SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDSONISREADY - 3B 5....
Federal Baseball Aug 13, 2018
Wire Taps: Max Scherzer for MVP; Brandon Kintzler talks trade

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer for MVP; Brandon Kintzler talks trade

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the St. Louis Cardinals. ... A pitcher for MVP? It's rare, but this could be Max Scherzer's year (ESPN)Given that there are no true runaway MVP candidates in the NL, plus the fact that Max Scherzer's ERA could start with a 1 by season's end -- and likely will be the lowest he's ever posted -- added on to his prolific hitting and league-leading WAR numbers -- how can you not name him MVP? Kris Bryant compares notes with Bryce Harper and leaves no doubts about his return to Cubs lineup this season (The...
Federal Baseball Aug 12, 2018
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 118 of 162

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 118 of 162

Washington and Chicago wrap up their three-game series in Wrigley Field with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals against Cubs’ lefty Cole Hamels tonight at 8:05 PM EDT. FOLLOW: ESPN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs August 12, 2018 8:05 PM EDTWrigley Field Cole Hamels vs Max Scherzer WEATHER: Clear, 76° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. #Treange -SS 2. #JuanPursuit 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.) 5. Daniel "Hits"...
Federal Baseball Aug 11, 2018
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 117 of 162

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 117 of 162

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs play the second game of their three-game set in Wrigley Field at 4:05 PM EDT. FOLLOW: MASN; FS1; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs August 11, 2018 4:05 PM EDTWrigley Field Jon Lester vs Tanner Roark WEATHER: Sunny, 84° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.) 5. #JuanPursuit - LF 6. Mark Reynolds - 3B 7. Daniel "Hits"...
Federal Baseball Aug 10, 2018
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 116 of 162

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs: GameThread 116 of 162

Washington and Chicago start a three-game set in Wrigley Field at 2:20 PM EDT with Jeremy Hellickson on the mound for the Nationals against Cubs’ right-hander Kyle Hendricks. FOLLOW: MASN; MLBN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs August 10, 2018 2:20 PM EDTWrigley Field Kyle Hendricks vs Jeremy Hellickson WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 78° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 4. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 5....
Federal Baseball Aug 10, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series opener vs the Cubs: Bryce Harper back in...

Nationals’ lineup for series opener vs the Cubs: Bryce Harper back in...

Washington and Chicago start a three-game set in Wrigley Field at 2:20 PM EDT, and Bryce Harper is back in the lineup barring another late scratch this afternoon... Bryce Harper hit his 28th home run of the 2018 campaign in Wednesday’s loss to Atlanta in the nation’s capital, leaving him 21 for 62 (.339 AVG) with six doubles, five home runs, 10 walks, and 15 runs scored in 18 games since the All-Star Break. That stretch took Harper from .214/.365/.468 to a .234/.378/.501 line this season, with 20 doubles, 28 HRs, and 131 wRC+ in 112 games and 490 plate appearances, over which he’s...
Federal Baseball Aug 10, 2018
Wire Taps: Tanner Roark & Gio Gonzalez rebound; Bryce Harper scratched; Juan Soto’s baseball obsession...

Wire Taps: Tanner Roark & Gio Gonzalez rebound; Bryce Harper scratched; Juan Soto’s baseball obsession...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nats news before the start of the series with the Cubs. The Nationals did the most annoying thing possible against the Braves: they neither gained or lost any ground in the division. They remain stiflingly mediocre. Here’s what’s going on in Chicago: Rebounding Roark (The Nats Blog)Tanner Roark had a 7.11 ERA in nine starts. Hitters used him as batting practice with a .963 OPS, and got similar fielding results with a .394 BABIP against. Then, Brandon Kintzler (sigh) pointed out a flaw in his sinker delivery, the usage of which he's upped since the...
Federal Baseball Aug 8, 2018
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves: GameThread 114 of 162

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves: GameThread 114 of 162

Washington and Atlanta play the third game of four between the NL East rivals at 7:05 PM EDT with Tommy Milone on the mound for the Nationals against Braves’ righty Mike Foltynewicz. FOLLOW: MASN; ESPN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals August 8, 2018 7:05 PM EDTNationals Park Tommy Milone vs Mike Foltynewicz WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 87° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 4. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) -...
Federal Baseball Aug 8, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for third of four with the Braves in D.C.

Nationals’ lineup for third of four with the Braves in D.C.

Tuesday had a little bit of everything from the Nationals’ 2018 campaign, big hits, good pitching, then a struggle to produce much offensively as well. How will today play out? Washington’s Nationals couldn’t come up with the big hit they were looking for last night, though Juan Soto did homer again, and Matt Wieters crushed the liner that ended things, but there was all sorts of offense in the day half of Tuesday’s doubleheader with Atlanta. Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman sparked things with back-to-back homers in a four-run fourth inning in the day game, and the Nationals added...

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