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Federal Baseball Oct 18, 2017
Washington Nationals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor has big breakout season in 2017...

Washington Nationals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor has big breakout season in 2017...

Did Michael A. Taylor lock up center field in the nation’s capital in 2018 with his play in 2017? Will we see an Opening Day outfield of Adam Eaton, Taylor, and Bryce Harper left-to-right? Of the 21 home runs Michael A. Taylor hit in 2017, between the regular season and the NLDS, none was bigger than his eighth-inning grand slam in the win-or-go-home Game 4 of the Division Series with the Chicago Cubs (though Taylor’s inside-the-park grand slam vs the Phillies in September was pretty impressive). “I was kind of numb, just running around the bases. Honestly, I didn't think it was...
Federal Baseball Oct 13, 2017
Washington Nationals’ 2017 campaign ends with 9-8 loss to Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS...

Washington Nationals’ 2017 campaign ends with 9-8 loss to Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS...

It was ugly, and disappointing, and heartbreaking watching the Nationals’ 2017 season come to an end in a 9-8 loss to the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS. Another NL East title. Another NLDS disappointment. Washington’s Nationals dropped Game 5 of the Division Series with the Chicago Cubs tonight in devastating fashion in an ugly, gaffe-filled affair that fulfilled all the worst expectations of a city that’s sure it’s doomed to be disappointed. Daniel Murphy (solo shot) and Michael A. Taylor (three-run blast) homered in the home-half of the second inning, putting Washington up 4-1 after...
Sports Illustrated Oct 12, 2017

Watch: Michael A. Taylor Goes Deep To Give Nationals 4-1 Lead in NLDS Game 5

On Wednesday, Michael A. Taylor hit a grand slam to clinch the win for Washington. Thursday, his 3-run homer gave the Nationals an early lead.
Larry Brown Sports Oct 12, 2017

Michael A. Taylor hits 3-run home run in Game 5

Michael A. Taylor did it again! Taylor clubbed a 3-run home run in the second inning of Game 5 on Thursday to break a 1-1 tie between his Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. Taylor was up with runners on first and second and swatted at a pitch up and out of the zone, and he...Read More
Viva El Birdos Oct 12, 2017
Nationals beat Cubs with Michael A. Taylor grand slam - A Hunt and Peck

Nationals beat Cubs with Michael A. Taylor grand slam - A Hunt and Peck

It was glorious On Wednesday the Nationals faced an elimination game against the Cubs. The Nationals clung to a one to nothing lead in the top of the eighth inning. With a runner on, Jon Lester was removed in favor of Carl Edwards, Jr., who proceeded to walk the next to batters to load the bases. After throwing one pitch for a ball to Michael A. Taylor, Maddon removed Edwards from the game in a rare mid-at-bat pitching change. Wade Davis entered the game and on the second pitch he threw, this happened: MICHAEL. A. TAYLOR... CUE THE TITANIC MUSIC pic.twitter.com/k3Msn0ojW3— adam berner...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Washington Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor and Trea Turner talk NLDS Game 5 vs Chicago Cubs

Washington Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor and Trea Turner talk NLDS Game 5 vs Chicago Cubs

Trea Turner, Michael A. Taylor, and Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon talked about going into Game 5 tonight with the season on the line for both teams in Nationals Park. While the Washington Nationals, as a franchise, have failed to advance past the NLDS in any of their previous three Postseason appearances, they don’t all carry that history as their own as much as fans of the franchise might. I don't believe in that because it's a different team every year. You play different teams, different players, trades, free agents, whatever it may be. We didn't play the Cubs last year.” - Trea Turner...
Federal Baseball Oct 11, 2017
Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor hits grand slam vs Cubs; gets Michael A. Tater t-shirt from Breaking T

Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor hits grand slam vs Cubs; gets Michael A. Tater t-shirt from Breaking T

Michael A. Taylor broke things wide open with an eighth-inning grand slam in Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs in Wrigley Field, powering the Nationals to a 5-0 win. Michael A. Taylor’s eighth inning at bat started with the bases loaded and Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Carl Edwards, Jr. on the mound. Edwards, Jr. took over for left-hander Jon Lester with a runner on and issued back-to-back walks to the first two batters he faced. He stayed on to face Taylor though. But when Edwards fell behind 1-0 on Taylor too, Joe Maddon decided to go to the bullpen for his closer, Wade Davis,...
CBS DC Oct 11, 2017
LISTEN: Michael A. Taylor’s Grand Slam Off Wade Davis

LISTEN: Michael A. Taylor’s Grand Slam Off Wade Davis

LISTEN: Charlie Slowes on Michael Taylor's Game 4 Grand Slam call.
Federal Baseball Oct 11, 2017
Watch Michael A. Taylor’s clutch grand slam in Washington Nationals’ 5-0 win in Game 4

Watch Michael A. Taylor’s clutch grand slam in Washington Nationals’ 5-0 win in Game 4

Folks, we’re a glass case of emotions. It was the top of the eighth, and Stephen Strasburg had given the Washington Nationals seven stellar innings — and for once, the Nats were up, but only by one run. In other words, not nearly enough for any game, and especially any game in October, against the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs. Daniel Murphy, with two outs, lined a base hit up the middle — and walks to Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters loaded the bases for Michael A. Taylor. At that point, Carl Edwards Jr. was still on the hill for Chicago, having loaded the bases up after Jon...
Washington Times Oct 11, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Michael A. Taylor power Nationals to a Game 5

CHICAGO — When he talks, Michael A. Taylor speaks in soft tones. He does not talk just to do so after being raised by a father in the military who taught him to be measured in his behavior and tone. When he does speak, he is polite and cooperative, but it's ...
Federal Baseball Oct 4, 2017
NLDS 2017: How will Chicago Cubs handle Washington Nationals’ base stealer Trea Turner?

NLDS 2017: How will Chicago Cubs handle Washington Nationals’ base stealer Trea Turner?

Trea Turner stole seven bases in four games against the Cubs earlier this season, then took a hit-by-pitch on the wrist... total coincidence. Trea Turner ran wild on the Chicago Cubs during the series with the defending World Series champs in Nationals Park in late June. Turner went 6 for 14 with four walks and seven stolen bases in the four-game series, with four of the seven steals in the second game. Turner’s four in that game combined with two by Michael A. Taylor and one by Anthony Rendon to push now-former Cubs’ catcher Miguel Montero over the edge. “You have that especially...
Federal Baseball Oct 3, 2017
2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals back to work today; Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper & Michael A. Taylor chatter...

2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals back to work today; Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper & Michael A. Taylor chatter...

Dusty Baker gave his team the day off on Monday, but it’s back to work today as the NL East champs prepare for Game 1 of the NLDS... Bryce Harper returned to the Washington Nationals’ lineup in time to get in five games of at bats and capped his 2017 campaign off with a two-hit game on Sunday afternoon that left the Nats’ 24-year-old right fielder with a .319/.413/.595 line, 27 doubles, 29 home runs, 68 walks, and 99 Ks in 111 games and 492 plate appearances, over which he produced 156 wRC+ and was worth 4.8 fWAR. “Each day that goes by gives him another chance to get his timing...
MASN Sports Sep 25, 2017

Cole and Taylor key 3-1 win; Baker updates Harper's status - Byron Kerr

PHILADELPHIA - Right-hander A.J. Cole and center fielder Michael A. Taylor, whose paths have crossed a few times in the organization over the years, combined to lift the Nationals past the Phillies 3-1 in the opening game of a three-game...
Federal Baseball Sep 25, 2017
Washington Nationals 3-1 over Philadelphia Phillies: Michael A. Taylor blast all Nats need in series opener...

Washington Nationals 3-1 over Philadelphia Phillies: Michael A. Taylor blast all Nats need in series opener...

A.J. Cole put together a solid 5 2/3, and Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run home run that provided all the offense the Nationals needed in a 3-1 win over the Phillies. A.J. Cole held the Philadelphia Phillies to one run on six hits in 5 2⁄3 innings pitched in Citizens Bank Park, and a two-run home run by Washington’s center fielder Michael A. Taylor provided all the offense the Nationals needed in a series opening 3-1 win. Cole, in three appearances against the Phillies this year (two as a starter, one in relief), has given up just two runs on 13 hits hits in 13 2⁄3 IP (1.32 ERA). The...

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