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Federal Baseball Jun 20, 2017
“Everyday” Enny Romero has scoreless inning streak end in walk-off loss to Marlins...

“Everyday” Enny Romero has scoreless inning streak end in walk-off loss to Marlins...

Nationals’ lefty Enny Romero had a scoreless inning streak snapped in last night’s loss to the Marlins... Stephen Strasburg’s abbreviated 5 1⁄3-inning start on Saturday night in Citi Field forced Dusty Baker to lean on bullpen more than he would have liked to, but the Nationals’ relievers managed to hold on. “Enny, he threw lights out. He’s finding the plate, he’s getting his breaking ball over and he already has an electric fastball.” - Dusty Baker on Enny Romero vs the Mets Blake Treinen (1 1⁄3 IP, 0 ER), Matt Grace (1⁄3 IP, 0 ER), Joe Blanton (1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R),...
Outside Pitch Jun 18, 2017

It’s time the Washington Nationals release Joe Blanton from his contract

When the Washington Nationals signed relief pitcher Joe Blanton this offseason they were hoping for security in the late innings. Blanton was stellar last year for the Los Angeles Dodgers as the setup man for Kenley Jansen. Unfortunately, this year has been a far different story. When healthy, Blanton has been unwatchable. The continued struggles […] The post It’s time the Washington Nationals release Joe Blanton from his contract appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Jun 11, 2017

Washington Nationals bullpen news: Koda Glover injury, Joe Blanton returns

The horrible week for Washington Nationals closer Koda Glover just got a whole lot worse. After a big choke job last week and nearly getting into a fight with Yasiel Puig days later, Glover is headed to the 10-day disabled list. This is not Glover’s first time on the disabled list in 2017. However, this […] The post Washington Nationals bullpen news: Koda Glover injury, Joe Blanton returns appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MASN Sports Jun 11, 2017

Glover back to disabled list, Blanton reinstated - Byron Kerr

The Nationals have reinstated right-hander Joe Blanton from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-hander Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness. Blanton has been on the disabled list since May 17 with right shoulder inflammation....
Federal Baseball Jun 11, 2017
Washington Nationals place Koda Glover on 10-Day DL, reinstate reliever Joe Blanton...

Washington Nationals place Koda Glover on 10-Day DL, reinstate reliever Joe Blanton...

Koda Glover acknowledged after Saturday’s loss that he tried to pitch through back pain. He landed on the 10-Day DL this afternoon. The Washington Nationals placed closer Koda Glover on the 10-Day DL this afternoon with lower back stiffness, and reinstated Joe Blanton from the Disabled List. Both Glover and Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker expressed frustration after Saturday’s loss to the Texas Rangers in D.C., with the fact that the 24-year-old right-hander has struggled to stay healthy this season. “I’m tired of being hurt. Never been hurt before until last year, and ever since...
KFFL Jun 11, 2017

Nationals | Joe Blanton off DL

Washington Nationals RP Joe Blanton (shoulder) came off the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, June ...
Federal Baseball Jun 9, 2017
Dusty Baker on Nationals’ Joe Blanton making rehab appearance + plans for eventual return...

Dusty Baker on Nationals’ Joe Blanton making rehab appearance + plans for eventual return...

Joe Blanton pitched for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators last night. When will he return to the Nationals’ bullpen? He hasn’t pitched in the majors since he was placed on the 10-Day DL with right shoulder inflammation on May 17th, but Joe Blanton returned to the mound in competitive action with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators last night. Blanton, 36, tossed a scoreless inning for the Nationals’ Eastern League affiliate, striking out two batters in a 15-pitch frame at the start of the game. [NOTE: “Nats’ prospect Erick Fedde tossed a scoreless inning of relief as well, striking...
District On Deck Jun 9, 2017

Washington Nationals: Sammy Solis and Joe Blanton progressing

Washington Nationals relievers Sammy Solis and Joe Blanton have both missed substantial time this season due to injuries, but both are progressing towards their returns. The Washington Nationals bullpen has been one of their few weak spots this season. Sammy Solis and Joe Blanton were supposed to fill late-inning roles, but neither has contributed much in 2017 […] Washington Nationals: Sammy Solis and Joe Blanton progressing - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jun 9, 2017
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals need to extend Dusty Baker now; Sammy Solis, Joe Blanton making progress; Bryce Harper’s walkup music

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals need to extend Dusty Baker now; Sammy Solis, Joe Blanton making progress; Bryce Harper’s walkup music

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this weekend’s three-game set with the Rangers... Alright, that was fun! Joe Ross was good, and Trea Turner ran like the dickens. Thanks, San Diego Padres! Here’s the news from Nationals Park. Boswell: The Lerners need to extend Dusty Baker nowDusty Baker--one of the most respected men in all of baseball--has been forced to bear questions about whether he'll be back next year. A question to which the answer, quite obviously, should be yes. For some odd reason, the Lerners haven't caught on to that. Solis, Blanton making...
KFFL Jun 8, 2017

Nationals | Joe Blanton begins rehab

Washington Nationals RHP Joe Blanton (shoulder) began his rehab assignment with Class AA Harrisburg Thursday, ...
Washington Times Jun 8, 2017

Jayson Werth, Sammy Solis, Joe Blanton making slight progress

Jayson Werth's toe has caused a hole in the lineup. In the three games he has missed because of a toe contusion, the hitters in the No. 2 spot of the lineup are a combined 1-for-11. Thursday, Nationals manager Dusty Baker did not make it sound like Werth would be ...
Outside Pitch May 30, 2017

Struggling Washington Nationals relief pitchers need more time

Before the Washington Nationals do anything too drastic, it’s important management allows their relief pitchers ample time to figure things out. A trade is probably necessary no matter what, but it’s still too soon to make heads roll. Surely, Joe Blanton is better than what he has shown. Batters will eventually stop hitting home runs […] The post Struggling Washington Nationals relief pitchers need more time appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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    Max Scherzer

    Wire Taps: Trea Turner on pace to be greatest base-stealer in Nationals history; Must-watch Max Scherzer; K-Rod is only small solution...

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    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper hints he wants to play with Kris Bryant, sign with Cubs?

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    Trea Turner

    “Run Trea Run”: Nationals’ Trea Turner steals four bases, Cubs’ catcher Miguel Montero rants...

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    Ryan Zimmerman

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    Daniel Murphy

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    Anthony Rendon

    Show Nationals’ Anthony Rendon more All-Star love before the voting ends...

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    Blake Treinen

    Treinen hoping to build off of positive recent results - Byron Kerr

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    Gio Gonzalez on Nationals’ 5-4 loss to Cubs: “We definitely gave the fans their money’s worth.”

  • Joe Ross

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  • Tanner Roark

    Washington Nationals’ Brian Goodwin out at the plate on questionable send in loss to Cincinnati Reds...