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NLDS game blog: Strasburg back on the mound for makeup Game 4

CHICAGO - The National League Divisional Series matchup between the Nationals and the Cubs has been nothing if not interesting. From the disappearing act of the Nationals' offense, to Ryan Zimmerman's home run in Game 2 that defied gravity, to...
Federal Baseball Oct 9, 2017
2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker sticks with his lineup in Game 3 vs Chicago Cubs...

2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker sticks with his lineup in Game 3 vs Chicago Cubs...

In spite of their offensive struggles before the eighth inning of Game 2, Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker decided that he’d stick with the same lineup... Washington’s offense failed to produce much at all through 16 innings of their NLDS matchup with Chicago’s Cubs, then the Nationals came up with a big five-run eighth inning in Game 2. “Sometimes you have to go with what you -- you've got to go with your best, right or left.” - Dusty Baker on Nationals’ lineup vs Cubs Bryce Harper, with a game-tying two-run shot to right field, and Nats’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, with a...
Federal Baseball Oct 9, 2017
Should the Washington Nationals lineup change for NLDS Game 3?

Should the Washington Nationals lineup change for NLDS Game 3?

The Nationals need better production from the leadoff spot and left field. Would it make sense to sub out Trea Turner and Jayson Werth for Wilmer Difo and Howie Kendrick? I am still excited about Saturday night’s win. Big moments from Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman are almost enough to make me forget about how Trea Turner, Bryce, and Jayson Werth are a combined 2-for-23 with one walk. Now that the Cubs have de facto home field advantage, the batting order could probably use some tweaking. In a lineup which totaled four hits before last night’s eighth inning, who stays and who goes...
Washington Times Oct 8, 2017

LOVERRO: Nationals make case for old-school baseball

Their cheers might have been drowned out by the noise coming out of Nationals Park Saturday night after Bryce Harper's eighth-inning two-run home run to tie Game 2 of the National League Division Series, setting the stage for Ryan Zimmerman's game-winning three-run homer three batters later. But if you listened ...
Federal Baseball Oct 8, 2017
NLDS 2017: Ryan Zimmerman home run puts Washington Nationals up in 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs...

NLDS 2017: Ryan Zimmerman home run puts Washington Nationals up in 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs...

“It couldn't happen to a finer guy,” Dusty Baker said after Ryan Zimmerman’s home run put the Nationals up 6-3 on the Cubs last night. Bryce Harper’s big blast got all the headlines, and deservedly so, but it was Nationals’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s home run that lifted Washington to a 6-3 lead over Chicago’s Cubs after Harper tied things up. Zimmerman stepped up with two on and one out against left-hander Mike Montgomery in the eighth, and hit an 0-1 change to left field in Nationals Park. “Maybe I'm due; the odds are in my favor, unless I'm just going to keep going...
Federal Baseball Oct 8, 2017
Washington Nationals win: Listen to the radio call of the Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman home runs

Washington Nationals win: Listen to the radio call of the Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman home runs

Watching Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman’s home runs was fun, but give a listen to the sound of the Nationals evening things up in the NLDS with the Cubs... The Washington Nationals put together one of the best innings in recent memory. The Nationals tallied five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning thanks to a two-run home run by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run digger to left field, which carried the Nationals past the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS. Harper and Zimmerman’s home runs brought life into Nationals Park as fans were silent since the first inning....
Federal Baseball Oct 8, 2017
Watch Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman’s home runs that gave the Nationals the win

Watch Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman’s home runs that gave the Nationals the win

IT’S GONE! GONE! GONE! BANG, ZOOM! It was the bottom of the eighth. The Nationals’ season, even though nobody would’ve cared to say so after the game in the clubhouse, hung in the balance. Down 1-0 in a best-of-5 NLDS to the Chicago Cubs, Washington was in a 3-1 hole, and had only put up two hits the entire game, and only four in the series. After Oliver Perez had escaped a minor jam, Dusty Baker decided to pinch hit one of the best pinch hitters in Nationals history, 1B/OF Adam Lind. Lind went down 0-2 against Cubs’ righty Carl Edwards Jr. — who had set the Nats down in order...
Federal Baseball Oct 7, 2017
Bryce Harper home run sparks Washington Nationals’ eighth-inning rally in 6-3 win over Chicago Cubs...

Bryce Harper home run sparks Washington Nationals’ eighth-inning rally in 6-3 win over Chicago Cubs...

The Nationals and Cubs’ NLDS matchup is tied up at 1-1 after Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman homered late in a comeback win in the nation’s capital... “Tried to get a pitch over the plate and drive it the best I could,” Bryce Harper told reporters after he hit a high 3-1 curveball from Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Carl Edwards, Jr. to right field for a two-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 2 of the NLDS. “He made a bad pitch and the guy didn't miss it, and that's it. Sometimes that happens.” - Cubs’ Joe Maddon on Bryce Harper’s HR off C.J....
CBS DC Oct 7, 2017
Harper, Zimmerman Save Nats’ Season in Huge Comeback

Harper, Zimmerman Save Nats’ Season in Huge Comeback

Things were looking bleak for the Washington Nationals and their dormant offense until Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman took over.
Federal Baseball Oct 7, 2017
Washington Nationals’ bats finally wake up! Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman homer in eighth in 6-3 win over Chicago Cubs! NLDS now 1-1...

Washington Nationals’ bats finally wake up! Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman homer in eighth in 6-3 win over Chicago Cubs! NLDS now 1-1...

They made the fans in the nation’s capital sweat, but after 16 innings of offensive futility, the Nationals’ bats finally woke up and lifted them to a 6-3 win over the Cubs! WASHINGTON, D.C.: Just when it looked like all hope was lost in the nation’s capital, with the Washington Nationals down 3-1 in the eighth and about to fall behind 2-0 in the NLDS matchup with the Chicago Cubs, Bryce Harper stepped in with one on and one out, and hit a high a 3-1 curveball from Carl Edwards, Jr. to right field for a game-tying two-run home run. Bryce. Harper. Harper was preternaturally calm before...
Larry Brown Sports Oct 7, 2017

Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman hit clutch home runs late in Nationals-Cubs

With the Nationals trailing the Cubs 3-1, and Washington facing the imminent threat of falling behind 2-0 in the NLDS, Bryce Harper stepped up. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the 24-year-old five-time All-Star clobbered a two-run home run to right center field. He absolutely destroyed the pitch from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr....Read More
Federal Baseball Oct 6, 2017
Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg Nationals’ NLDS G1 starter, Gio Gonzalez G2?; Cubs will target Ryan Zimmerman; Strasburg has been waiting for this moment...

Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg Nationals’ NLDS G1 starter, Gio Gonzalez G2?; Cubs will target Ryan Zimmerman; Strasburg has been waiting for this moment...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the NLDS with the Cubs tonight in the nation’s capital... It all begins today. But instead of a witty opening, I have a few things for you to read and watch: Reconstructing the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Nats in the 2016 NLDSOn the eve of the playoffs, revisit one of the best games ever at Nationals Park -- a rollercoaster ride that specialized in making you repeatedly throw up -- and then lower your expectations. Then: Reminder: Cubs owner predicts Nats will "crumble" in NLDSNow: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW...
District On Deck Oct 3, 2017

Washington Nationals: Why Ryan Zimmerman’s success is key in NLDS

If the Washington Nationals are going to win the NLDS, they need Ryan Zimmerman to have better success against the Chicago Cubs Over the final couple weeks of the regular season, Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was on a tear at the plate. He drove in a run in six of the final ten games […] Washington Nationals: Why Ryan Zimmerman’s success is key in NLDS - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Talk Nats Sep 30, 2017

Game #161 – Scherzer pursuing CY and Nats Trying to Tie Record for Most Wins (98)

A cursory game post. Not sure what Ghost’s status is. No reason for him to worry about a game post. Nats Lineup: Trea Turner SS Bryce Harper RF Wilmer Difo 3B Daniel Murphy 2B Ryan Zimmerman 1B Jayson Werth LF … The post Game #161 – Scherzer pursuing CY and Nats Trying to Tie Record for Most Wins (98) appeared first on TalkNats.com.
Federal Baseball Sep 30, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for third of four with Pittsburgh Pirates + Ryan Zimmerman and his 4 for 4 night on Friday...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for third of four with Pittsburgh Pirates + Ryan Zimmerman and his 4 for 4 night on Friday...

Will the Nationals keep the momentum going in the final two regular season games... and will Ryan Zimmerman keep swinging a hot bat as the postseason approaches? Ryan Zimmerman’s 4 for 4, two double, two home run night on Friday was something to behold. Zimmerman, who turned 33 this week, doubled in each of his first two at bats against Gerrit Cole, then homered in consecutive plate appearances against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen, hitting his career-best 35th and 36th dingers. It was Zimmerman’s seventh multi-home run game of the season, tied for second-most in the majors with...

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