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Federal Baseball Jul 20, 2018
Braves vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats look to start second half on a good note

Braves vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats look to start second half on a good note

The Washington Nationals are sitting at .500 as the second half gets underway. Will they show the Atlanta Braves that they’re still contenders in the competitive NL East? Braves (52-42) vs. Nationals (48-48) series info: Game 1: Friday, July 20 at 7:05 p.m. EDT (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Saturday, July 21 at 7:05 p.m. EDT (MASN2/106.7) Game 3: Sunday, July 22 at 1:35 p.m. EDT (MASN2/106.7) Pitching matchups: Friday: Anibal Sanchez (4-2, 2.60 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (6-6, 3.46) Saturday: Sean Newcomb (8-5, 3.51) vs. Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.72) Sunday: Mike Foltynewicz...
Federal Baseball Jul 13, 2018
Nationals’ reliever Brandon Kintzler on advice for Gio Gonzalez, learning from teammates + more...

Nationals’ reliever Brandon Kintzler on advice for Gio Gonzalez, learning from teammates + more...

Brandon Kintzler watched Gio Gonzalez throw a bullpen session recently and offered some advice to the left-hander. Buried deep in Gio Gonzalez’s post game interview following his outing against Pittsburgh’s Pirates on Wednesday, was a mention of the role Brandon Kintzler played in helping the left-handed starter work on his mechanics as he tried to bounce back from a rough five-start stretch in which he went (0-3) with a 7.71 ERA in 21 innings. “Watched his bullpen the other day and that wasn’t really the arm slot — his good pitches were in a different, a higher arm slot.” -...
Federal Baseball Jul 12, 2018
On Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez vs the Pirates: “That’s the Gio that I love to see.” - Davey Martinez

On Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez vs the Pirates: “That’s the Gio that I love to see.” - Davey Martinez

Nationals’ southpaw Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs on a two-run home run in six innings on the mound against the Pirates. Gio Gonzalez was winless in his last seven starts, with a 7.18 ERA, 19 walks, 27 Ks, and a .310/.397/.516 line against in 31 1⁄3 innings pitched over that stretch, though he showed signs of life against the Miami Marlins the last time out before taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Wednesday’s series finale in PNC Park. “He gave us all he had for five innings. That’s what I expect from Gio. Give me what you’ve got and he did that today.” - Davey Martinez on...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Nationals drop series finale, 2-0, and lose 2 of 3 to Pirates in PNC...

Nationals drop series finale, 2-0, and lose 2 of 3 to Pirates in PNC...

Gio Gonzalez had one of those “one mistake” outings, and it provided enough for the Pirates to take the series finale with the Nationals and 2 of 3 in PNC. Gio Gonzalez’s one big mistake of the afternoon wasn’t even really a bad pitch, but Starling Marte went down for the 2-1 two-seamer at the bottom of the zone that Washington’s left-hander threw him and powered it out to center field in PNC Park for a two-out, two-run HR that hit the E in the PIRATES hedges and accounted for the only runs scored by either team in the Pirates’ 2-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale in...
Federal Baseball Jul 9, 2018
Nationals vs. Pirates Series Preview: Nats must make a statement before All-Star Break

Nationals vs. Pirates Series Preview: Nats must make a statement before All-Star Break

The Washington Nationals took three of four from the Miami Marlins. Now, are they back to their old selves? Nationals (45-44) vs. Pirates (41-48) series info: Game 1: Monday, July 9 at 7:10 p.m. EST (ESPN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Tuesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7) Game 3: Wednesday, July 11 at 12:35 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Jefry Rodriguez (0-0, 5.52) vs. Ivan Nova (4-6, 4.48) Tuesday: Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 3.81) vs. TBA Wednesday: Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 3.76) vs. Trevor Williams (6-7, 4.60) What to watch for: Do the Nats have momentum? First, the team...
Federal Baseball Jul 7, 2018
Gio Gonzalez works in and out of trouble in Nationals’ 3-2 win over Marlins:

Gio Gonzalez works in and out of trouble in Nationals’ 3-2 win over Marlins:

“Mark Reynolds hit a home run. Game over. We won. That’s the most important thing.” - Gio Gonzalez responding when asked to assess his outing last night. Coming off a disastrous one-plus inning start against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he gave up three hits, five walks, and six earned runs, throwing 62 pitches before he was lifted, Gio Gonzalez got off to a good start against the Phillies on the road in Citizens Bank Park in his last start before last night’s, with four scoreless in which he gave up just one hit and a walk. “He fell behind that inning, and that’s what happens....
Federal Baseball Jul 6, 2018
Nationals walk off on Marlins on Mark Reynolds’ home run in the 9th, 3-2...

Nationals walk off on Marlins on Mark Reynolds’ home run in the 9th, 3-2...

Mark Reynolds missed a 3-0 fastball. He did not miss the 3-1 pitch. Ballgame. Walk-off home run style WASHINGTON, D.C.: Gio Gonzalez was better. Not great. But better. Gonzalez limited Miami to two runs over five innings, but walked four Marlins in a 114-pitch effort, working his way in and out of trouble with the help of four double plays. It was tied at 2-2 after eight and a half when Mark Reynolds hit a walk-off home run to win it, and with the win, the Washington Nationals extended their winning streak against their divisional rivals to 13-straight games. Baseball skies are better...
Federal Baseball Jul 5, 2018
Marlins vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats hope to find reprieve in lowly Marlins

Marlins vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats hope to find reprieve in lowly Marlins

The Washington Nationals are a sub-.500 team entering this series. Marlins (36-52) vs. Nationals (42-43) series info: Game 1: Thursday, July 5 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Friday, July 6 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Saturday, July 7 at 7:15 p.m. EST (FOX/106.7) Game 4: Sunday, July 8 at 1:35 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Thursday: Pablo Lopez (6 IP, 2 ER) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 2.63 ERA) Friday: Dan Straily (3-4, 4.70) vs. Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 3.77) Saturday: Wei-Yin Chen (2-5, 5.55) vs. Max Scherzer (10-5, 2.16) Sunday: Trevor Richards (2-5, 5.26)...
Federal Baseball Jul 1, 2018
Phillies walk off on Nationals on Andrew Knapp HR in the 13th, 4-3... Nats drop 3 of 4 in CBP...

Phillies walk off on Nationals on Andrew Knapp HR in the 13th, 4-3... Nats drop 3 of 4 in CBP...

After talking about what a big series they had ahead of them in Citizens Bank Park, the Nationals dropped 3 of 4 to the Phillies this weekend... Washington scored three runs on Jake Arrieta in five innings, but Nationals’ left-hander Gio Gonzalez walked three batters in a three-run bottom of the fifth as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to tie it, 3-3. It was still tied in the 13th when Andrew Knapp hit a walk-off home run off Nats’ reliever Justin Miller to mercifully end it. Nationals drop three of four in Philly. Gonzalez vs Phillies: Gio Gonzalez tossed five scoreless innings...
Federal Baseball Jun 26, 2018
Gio Gonzalez implodes in Washington Nationals’ 11-0 loss to Tampa Bay Rays...

Gio Gonzalez implodes in Washington Nationals’ 11-0 loss to Tampa Bay Rays...

“Just wasn’t my night,” Gio Gonzalez said. “Pretty much that was it. Couldn’t get a strike.” Gio Gonzalez was winless in four June starts before Monday night’s outing against the Tampa Bay Rays, with a 6.20 ERA, six walks, 17 Ks, and a .298/.344/.548 line against in 20 1⁄3 innings on the month. “Early on in the season he was under control. He was using his legs a little bit better, he wasn’t thinking as much, and he was attacking the strike zone...” - Davey Martinez on Gio Gonzalez’s struggles Gonzalez went on a six-start unbeaten streak before the recent downturn,...
Federal Baseball Jun 25, 2018
Nationals blown out by Rays in series opener, 11-0 final...

Nationals blown out by Rays in series opener, 11-0 final...

After a long night in Washington, D.C. and a flight to Florida, the Nationals came out flat in Tampa Bay and got blown away by the Rays... Gio Gonzalez gave up four walks, a grand slam and a single in a 43-pitch second inning that ended the series opener with the Tampa Bays Rays before it really got started. It was 6-0 by the time Gonzalez was lifted, and 10-0 before Rays’ lefty Blake Snell gave up his first hit on a leadoff double by Anthony Rendon in the first at bat of the seventh inning of what ended up an 11-0 loss for the Washington Nationals. Gonzalez vs the Rays: Gio Gonzalez was...
Federal Baseball Jun 25, 2018
Nationals vs. Rays Series Preview: Nats aim to get back on track

Nationals vs. Rays Series Preview: Nats aim to get back on track

The Washington Nationals have a few cold streaks to snap as they head south for a quick-two game series with the Tampa Bay Rays. Nationals (41-35) vs. Rays (37-40) series info: Game 1: Monday, June 25 at 7:10 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Tuesday, June 26 at 12:10 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Gio Gonzalez (6-4, 3.08 ERA) vs. Blake Snell (9-4, 2.48 ERA) Tuesday: Max Scherzer (10-3, 2.09) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (1-3, 4.91) What to watch for: Nats need Harper, Murphy to lengthen lineup Against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night, the Nationals’ lineup...
Federal Baseball Jun 21, 2018
Mark Trumbo powers Orioles to 3-0 win over the Nats

Mark Trumbo powers Orioles to 3-0 win over the Nats

There was rain, and lots of it. Yet the drought of offense in the nation’s capital made another appearance at the expense of the home team. The Washington Nationals have struggled to get their offense rolling through the first three months of the season and Wednesday was no different. Following a mid-game rain delay, the Nats were shut out 3-0 by the Baltimore Orioles to mark the fifth game this month Washington has failed to score. Gio Gonzalez started the contest for Washington but was only able to throw four innings before a storm forced the umpire crew to call for a delay. The...

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