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Federal Baseball May 18, 2018
Wire Taps: Depth has saved Nats; Scherzer shooting for Silver Slugger

Wire Taps: Depth has saved Nats; Scherzer shooting for Silver Slugger

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Dodgers ... gets postponed. Bad news: The Caps are probably going to blow it.Good news: The bullpen is probably about to get its fifth straight day off! Here’s the scoop from South Capitol. Nationals' depth key to recent surgeHowie Kendrick and Matt Adams are huge reasons that the Nats, despite a trillion injuries, have actually trended upwards. Shoutout to Mike Rizzo. Why do the Nats always lie about injuries? (Well, maybe not always.)Brian Goodwin is swinging, Koda Glover is throwing, and Joaquin...
Federal Baseball May 14, 2018
Wire Taps: Nats sweep while hobbled; Voth looks good

Wire Taps: Nats sweep while hobbled; Voth looks good

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for the start of this week’s two-game set with the Yankees. So. The Nats just swept the best team in the NL (at least, up to this weekend) over four games. The Caps are up 2-0... in the third round. Savor this feeling, because you’re not gonna get anything like it for a while. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol. The Nats are on a tear while injury-hobbledRyan Zimmerman is on the DL (though Matt Adams replacing him isn't exactly the worst thing), as is Matt Wieters, along with Joe Ross, Adam Eaton, and Daniel Murphy....
www.bostonherald.com May 11, 2018
Adams' RBI single in 11th gives Nationals 2-1 win at Arizona

Adams' RBI single in 11th gives Nationals 2-1 win at Arizona

PHOENIX — The shift has become an extremely important part of defense in the major leagues. Matt Adams showed how silly it can look when it doesn't work.With the shift on against the left-handed slugger, Adams hit one the opposite way — right where the shortstop would be in a normal defensive alignment — to drive in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning in the Washington Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night."I know the last couple of years, seeing the ridiculous shifts," Adams said, "I know that I can still go the other way."Trea Turner opened the 11th...
WTOP May 11, 2018

Adams’ RBI single in 11th gives Nationals 2-1 win at Arizona

Matt Adams singled in a run in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals opened a four-game series in Arizona with a 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night. The post Adams’ RBI single in 11th gives Nationals 2-1 win at Arizona appeared first on WTOP.
Federal Baseball May 11, 2018
Nationals outlast D-backs, win 2-1 in extras in series opener in Arizona...

Nationals outlast D-backs, win 2-1 in extras in series opener in Arizona...

Matt Adams came up with a big RBI single (off a left-handed reliever) in the top of the eleventh inning and the Nationals took the series opener from the Diamondbacks, 2-1. Tanner Roark and Zack Greinke had themselves an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel in the series opener between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks in Chase Field. Each starter gave up one earned run, with Greinke driving in the D-backs’ only one off of the Nationals’ starter, but Archie Bradley, who replaced Arizona’s ace in the eighth, balked in the only run the Nationals scored through eight, 1-1. It...
Federal Baseball May 10, 2018
Matt Adams Big City Doing Big City Things t-shirt from Breaking T

Matt Adams Big City Doing Big City Things t-shirt from Breaking T

Matt Adams is quickly becoming a fan favorite in the nation’s capital, so of course the Nationals’ hard-hitting 1B/LF just got his own t-shirt from Breaking T... Matt Adams’ offensive production has been one of the early highlights for the Washington Nationals in 2018, with the 29-year-old first baseman/left fielder putting up ten home runs and a .304/.421/.734 line in 95 plate appearances so far this season, over which he’s been worth 1.2 fWAR. On the glove side, Adams has impressed as well, providing better-than-expected defense in left field, including a home-run robbing catch...
Federal Baseball May 9, 2018
More ❤️ for Washington Nationals’ Matt Adams, after he starts vs a lefty and gets another big hit...

More ❤️ for Washington Nationals’ Matt Adams, after he starts vs a lefty and gets another big hit...

You can’t stop Matt Adams, and ballparks can’t contain him, and last night, the Nationals’ 1B/LF even got a hit off a lefty, after he’s worked hard to improve vs LHPs this season... Ryan Zimmerman returned from a three-game absence for stiffness in his side on Tuesday, so Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez put Matt Adams in left field, keeping the left-handed hitting slugger’s bat in the lineup after he hit two home runs in Monday’s series opener in San Diego. “Definitely more confident this year just from working with Kevin in Spring Training, opening up a little...
Federal Baseball May 8, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Padres: Ryan Zimmerman back in...

Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Padres: Ryan Zimmerman back in...

Davey Martinez is trying to keep Ryan Zimmerman healthy and keep Matt Adams’ bat in the lineup, even against lefties. Davey Martinez told reporters before last night’s series opener in San Diego’s Petco Park that he was taking a wait and see approach with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman before reinserting the veteran first baseman. Zimmerman injured his side landing hard on a diving play in the Nationals’ series opener with the Philadelphia’s Phillies, and he’s now missed three games. “I just want to make sure he’s feeling really good,” Martinez said. “He’s going to...
Federal Baseball May 8, 2018
Matt Adams powers Nats with 2 HRs in 8-5 win: Will Adams start vs lefties too?

Matt Adams powers Nats with 2 HRs in 8-5 win: Will Adams start vs lefties too?

Matt Adams hasn’t hit lefties well in his career, but he homered off one last night, and he’s going to force Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez to make some tough decisions going forward. Over a red-hot, ten-game stretch heading into last night’s series opener in San Diego, 29-year-old Washington Nationals’ slugger Matt Adams was swinging it. You just kind of let him do his thing. Whatever he’s thinking about, whatever he’s doing, whatever, you just kind of look the other way...” - Davey Martinez on Matt Adams Adams was 14 for 34, .412/.500/.971, over the last ten, with one...
Federal Baseball May 8, 2018
Nationals take opener in Petco, 8-5 over Padres: Matt Adams keeps hitting home runs...

Nationals take opener in Petco, 8-5 over Padres: Matt Adams keeps hitting home runs...

Matt Adams hit two home runs tonight, his 6th and 7th in the last seven games, and the Nationals took the series opener in Petco Park, 8-5. Matt Adams is on an absolute tear. His second home run of the game tonight in San Diego, CA was his 10th of 2018, his seventh in the last seven games, and eighth in the last eleven. After hitting a two-run bomb in the sixth inning, Adams hit a three-run blast in the seventh to put the Nationals up 8-2 on the Padres in what ended up an 8-5 win in the series opener for Washington in Petco Park. Stephen Strasburg started in his home town, tossing seven...
Federal Baseball May 7, 2018
Matt Adams, Wilmer Difo making cases to start every day for Washington Nationals

Matt Adams, Wilmer Difo making cases to start every day for Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have received stellar production from some of their bench players. In their walk-off, series-clinching victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals saw clutch hitting out of some unlikely heroes. According to FanGraphs, Trea Turner and Bryce Harper are the top two hitters on the team in WAR. While that comes as no surprise, the two players that come behind them do. Utility men Wilmer Difo and Matt Adams have been called upon as injury replacements for key hitters in the lineup, and both have responded with flair. Adams was the...
Federal Baseball May 5, 2018
Matt Adams robbed a home run because nothing makes sense anymore

Matt Adams robbed a home run because nothing makes sense anymore

Yes, the same Matt Adams you thought of initially and then dismissed. When one thinks about Matt Adams, they typically think about his power hitting, his large size, and his, uh, shall we say, problematic relationship with playing the outfield. For instance: lmao pic.twitter.com/OIFRBA1lkS— VHS (@VanHicklestein) April 6, 2017 In other words, Matt Adams in the outfield hasn’t been pretty. But with four home runs in the Nats’ latest six-game winning streak, Davey Martinez needs Adams’ bat in the lineup, which, potentially unfortunately, means that the Nats have to see him use...
Federal Baseball May 4, 2018
Nationals 7-3 over Phillies for sixth straight win: Bryce Harper homers twice...

Nationals 7-3 over Phillies for sixth straight win: Bryce Harper homers twice...

Bryce Harper homered in each of his first two at bats, Matt Adams went deep again, and the Nationals made it six in a row with a 7-3 win in the series opener with the Phillies. Bryce Harper homered in each of his first two at bats tonight against Philadelphia Phillies’ starter Nick Pivetta, who didn’t last long as the Washington Nationals jumped out to a 7-0 lead and cruised to a 7-3 win in the series opener in D.C. Gio Gonzalez tossed five scoreless, with a 40-minute rain delay between the fourth and fifth shortening his outing, and the Nationals won their sixth straight to get over...
Federal Baseball May 2, 2018
Nationals win fourth straight, 9-3 over Pirates: Bryce Harper homers again, appears to like leading off...

Nationals win fourth straight, 9-3 over Pirates: Bryce Harper homers again, appears to like leading off...

Bryce Harper led off the Nationals first with a home run and went 3 for 5 on the night in a 9-3 win over the Pirates in D.C. Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 on 104 pitches, and the Washington Nationals scored early and often, knocking Pittsburgh Pirates’ righty Ivan Nova out after 4 2⁄3 innings pitched, over which he gave up 11 hits and eight runs, five earned. Bryce Harper homered in his first at bat of the night and went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the leadoff spot. Matt Adams homered for the third time in two days, and the Nationals won their third straight over...
Federal Baseball May 2, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Davey Martinez sticks with Bryce Harper as leadoff hitter...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Davey Martinez sticks with Bryce Harper as leadoff hitter...

Davey Martinez decides to let it ride (mostly) after big offensive night for the Nationals. Washington’s Nationals put up 12 runs on 10 hits against the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, so it’s not too surprising that Davey Martinez said he’d likely go with the same lineup tonight in the third of four with the Bucs in the nation’s capital. “We’ll let it ride for a couple days, see what happens,” Martinez said with a laugh after last night’s game. “We’ll see what happens.” Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, and Matt Adams (who homered twice) all hit home runs in the 12-4 win...

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