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Federal Baseball Jun 16, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Centre...

Here’s the Nationals’ lineup for today’s game against the Blue Jays and some of what Davey Martinez has said about his outfield mix in the last week... Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez went with an outfield mix that featured Adam Eaton in left, Michael A. Taylor in center, and Bryce Harper in right field against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia in Tuesday night’s series opener in New York. He explained that he just wanted Juan Soto to rest, even though he’d hit lefties well to that point, and said he’s trying to work all of his outfielders in now that there’s a...
Federal Baseball Jun 13, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Yankees in New York...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Yankees in New York...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez talked last night about his plans for the outfield going forward, and shared his thoughts on the mix of outfielders that are available now... With left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for the New York Yankees last night, Nationals’ manager Davey Martinez went with an outfield of Adam Eaton, Michael A. Taylor, and Bryce Harper, left to right for Washington. Martinez was asked before the game if that was likely to be the mix when a left-hander was on the mound for the opposition, with Michael A. Taylor out there instead of three lefties in Juan...
Federal Baseball Jun 8, 2018
Nationals’ outfield mix: How does Adam Eaton fit in when he returns to D.C.?

Nationals’ outfield mix: How does Adam Eaton fit in when he returns to D.C.?

Will Juan Soto go back to the minors? Will Michael A. Taylor go to the bench? What will the Nationals do when Adam Eaton is ready to return from the DL? Which could be today... Michael A. Taylor was 28 for 155 (.181/.249/.297) with nine doubles, three home runs, 14 walks, and 55 Ks on May 20th, after 45 games and 170 plate appearances. In 15 games since, the 27-year-old outfielder has gone 17 for 54 (.315/.373/.611) with six doubles, two triples, two home runs, five walks and 12 Ks in 59 PAs, leaving him at .215/.281/.378 this season. “He’s been working with Kevin [Long], trying to get...
Federal Baseball Jun 5, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series opener with Rays in D.C.

Nationals’ lineup for series opener with Rays in D.C.

Washington and Tampa Bay start a two-game set in D.C. at 7:05 PM EDT tonight with Max Scherzer on the mound in Nationals Park. Washington went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position in the series finale with the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park, with four runners left on base in what ended up a 4-2, walk-off loss. A potential top-of-the-ninth-inning rally, which saw each the Nationals’ first two hitters reach base, was squandered when Mark Reynolds lined out to center and Brian Goodwin and Michael A. Taylor struck out, then the Braves walked off in the bottom of the inning, taking their...
Federal Baseball Jun 3, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the Braves + Michael A. Taylor talk...

Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the Braves + Michael A. Taylor talk...

Michael A. Taylor is 9 for 31 (.290/.371/.645) through nine games of the Nationals’ ten-game road trip, heating up just in time to make some difficult decisions more difficult... In his first game back following a 40-game stint on the Disabled List with what he revealed on Friday was a bone bruise and sprained ligaments in his wrist, Brian Goodwin got the start in center field, but Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez cautioned reporters not to read too much into the fact that Michael A. Taylor was getting a day off. Goodwin had hit starter Mike Foltynewicz in the past, 6 for...
Federal Baseball Jun 3, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals win 3rd of 4 with Braves; Max Scherzer = hero + more...

Wire Taps: Nationals win 3rd of 4 with Braves; Max Scherzer = hero + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Braves in Atlanta... Michael A. Taylor and Juan Soto homered, but Max Scherzer’s pinch-hit single and Wilmer Difo’s RBI triple decided things in the 14th inning of Saturday’s game with the Braves. Now the Nationals have a shot at a series split in SunTrust Park. Series finale at 1:35 PM EDT. NATS BEAT: Scherzer ignites 14th-inning rally to propel Nats over Braves (MASN)"Max Scherzer - yes, Max Scherzer - delivered the one-out single that got a 14th-inning rally jumpstarted..." Max...
Federal Baseball May 26, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup vs the Miami Marlins + Davey Martinez on Bryce Harper...

Washington Nationals’ lineup vs the Miami Marlins + Davey Martinez on Bryce Harper...

Washington and Miami go at it again at 4:00 PM EDT in Marlins Park, and Davey Martinez talks about Bryce Harper’s big hit in last night’s series opener... Michael A. Taylor’s hustle double and walks by Andrew Stevenson and Wilmer Difo in back-to-back plate appearances against Miami Marlins’ right-hander Nick Wittgren set the visiting Washington Nationals up with a bases-loaded, no-out opportunity in the seventh inning of a 4-4 game last night in the series opener in Marlins Park. Trea Turner followed with an infield single that drove in the go-ahead run, and Bryce Harper, facing...
Federal Baseball May 26, 2018
Michael A. Taylor has another big night in Nationals’ 9-5 win over Marlins...

Michael A. Taylor has another big night in Nationals’ 9-5 win over Marlins...

Playing near his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, FL. last night, Michael A. Taylor had another big game with the bat and the glove... Michael A. Taylor picked up a big walk-off hit during the last homestand, providing some hope that he’s starting to turn things around at the plate after a rough start then he went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and a double in the Washington Nationals’ win over the Miami Marlins last night in Marlins Park. “He’s starting to really focus on hitting balls in the strike zone, and he’s got unbelievable hands, that home run he hit was just pure hands.” -...
Federal Baseball May 25, 2018
Nationals pile on late, beat Marlins 9-5 in series opener in Miami...

Nationals pile on late, beat Marlins 9-5 in series opener in Miami...

Max Scherzer gave up a season-high four runs on a season-high seven hits, but the Nationals beat the Marlins 9-5 in the series opener in Miami, FL. Max Scherzer gave up 2-0 and 4-2 leads in the series opener with the Marlins in Miami, but the Washington Nationals loaded the bases with no one out in the seventh against reliever Nick Wittgren and scored three runs in the top of the inning on an RBI infield single by Trea Turner and a two-run opposite double by Bryce Harper (off Adam Conley) to take a 7-4 lead in what ended up being a 9-5 win. Michael A. Taylor and Matt Adams hit two-run home...
Federal Baseball May 23, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with San Diego Padres + Davey Martinez talks Michael A. Taylor...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with San Diego Padres + Davey Martinez talks Michael A. Taylor...

Washington and San Diego wrap up their three-game set in D.C. at 4:05 PM EDT in Nationals Park. Going back to the start of the last series with the San Diego Padres, in Petco Park, Michael A. Taylor is just 8 for 45 (.178/.196/.289) with three doubles, one triple, one walk, and 19 Ks over 47 plate appearances. That rough stretch has left the Nationals’ 27-year-old outfielder with a .190/.254/.319 line on the season, 10 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 14 walks, and 15 Ks in 178 PAs. Taylor was 0 for 3 with two Ks in last night’s game before he stepped in with Juan Soto on second...
Federal Baseball May 23, 2018
Michael A. Taylor hits walk-off double to lift Nationals to 2-1 win over Padres...

Michael A. Taylor hits walk-off double to lift Nationals to 2-1 win over Padres...

It’s been a rough first two months for Michael A. Taylor, but he made a great throw to get a runner at the plate tonight in a tight game, then won it with a walk-off double. To say Michael A. Taylor has “struggled” at the plate so far this season, and particularly in the month of May, would be really polite. Going into tonight’s matchup against the San Diego Padres in the nation’s capital, the 27-year-old Washington Nationals’ center fielder had a .189/.254/.314 line, after he went 8 for 60 (.133/.188/.200) with two doubles, one triple, four walks, and 25 strikeouts over 65...
www.bostonherald.com May 22, 2018
Harper's homer, Taylor's GW-RBI lifts Nats past Padres 2-1

Harper's homer, Taylor's GW-RBI lifts Nats past Padres 2-1

WASHINGTON — Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor hasn't had many good days this season. He hopes Tuesday night's performance is a sign of things to come.Taylor's one-out double in the ninth scored 19-year-old Juan Soto with the game-winning run in Washington's 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. He also threw out a runner at the plate for the final out in the sixth inning with the score 1-1."So happy for him," Nationals manager Davey Martinez said of Taylor, who entered batting .189. "He's been working diligently to get his swing right. Before that, the throw he made home,...
Federal Baseball May 22, 2018
Nationals walk off on Padres in the ninth on Michael A. Taylor double, 2-1 final

Nationals walk off on Padres in the ninth on Michael A. Taylor double, 2-1 final

Juan Soto didn’t get much to hit, but he connected for a single and took three walks, including one to lead off the ninth, and he scored the winning run on a walk-off double by Michael A. Taylor. Jeremy Hellickson (5 1⁄3 IP) and Eric Lauer (6 IP) gave up one run each in the second game of three between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres tonight in D.C., and the bullpens kept it tied at 1-1 through eight and a half before Juan Soto walked (for the third time in four plate appearances) and scored on a walk-off double by Michael A. Taylor. Hellboy vs the Padres: San Diego...

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