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Federal Baseball Aug 7, 2018
Kelvin Herrera leaves game with right shoulder tightness; MRI tomorrow...

Kelvin Herrera leaves game with right shoulder tightness; MRI tomorrow...

Kelvin Herrera gave up three hits and two runs in the ninth as the Braves jumped ahead 3-1, and the Nationals’ reliever then ended up leaving the mound with a shoulder issue. Washington Nationals’ right-hander Kelvin Herrera, who’s been closing out games with Sean Doolittle is on the Disabled List, gave up three hits and two runs in the ninth inning tonight against the Atlanta Braves, putting the visiting team ahead, 3-1, and he left the mound with what Nats’ manager Davey Martinez told reporters after the loss was tightness in his right shoudler. Herrera will have an MRI...
Federal Baseball Jul 31, 2018
Wire Taps: Bryce Harper on the trading block; Where things went wrong for Nationals; Sean Doolittle talks tweets;

Wire Taps: Bryce Harper on the trading block; Where things went wrong for Nationals; Sean Doolittle talks tweets;

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news as we all wait for today’s 4:00 PM EDT non-waiver trade deadline to pass... Outside of wars and election days, historians often have a tough time nailing down extreme turning points. If any Nationals historians exist, they would be smart to pay attention to the events of today. Here’s the news from Nats Park in what could (but probably won’t) be the final Wire Taps during which Bryce Harper is a National. How the Nationals' season went awry (Yahoo!)“The clubhouse is a mess,” said one source. A lot of the blame is placed on Dave...
Federal Baseball Jul 23, 2018
Wire Taps: Goodwin traded; Doolittle has stress reaction in foot

Wire Taps: Goodwin traded; Doolittle has stress reaction in foot

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the series opener with the Brewers... The Nationals won a game without drama yesterday, which is refreshing. On the other hand, they traded away an outfielder, realized that their closer was out for longer than initially predicted, and reactivated the former closer of the future and sent him to Syracuse. So much for no drama. Here’s what’s making noise in Milwaukee: ‘It’s a really frustrating feeling’: Nationals’ Sean Doolittle has stress reaction in left foot (WaPo)First it was a bruise. Then it was a pinched nerve. Now,...
Federal Baseball Jul 23, 2018
Sean Doolittle setback: Nationals’ closer “weeks” away from returning...

Sean Doolittle setback: Nationals’ closer “weeks” away from returning...

Sean Doolittle was hoping to be back as soon as possible, but it’s going to be a couple weeks now that an MRI revealed that his injured left foot had a stress reaction. Sean Doolittle said in New York last week that he wasn’t sure exactly how he hurt his left foot. It was initially suggested that the Washington Nationals’ closer had injured it trying hard to avoid a line drive that buzzed his tower as it went out to center field in Nationals Park in the series with the Boston Red Sox, but a couple weeks later he wasn’t so sure. “I want to be there with my guys. I feel like I’m...
WTOP Jul 22, 2018

Doolittle’s foot sore in setback, no timetable for return to Nats

Nationals All-Star closer Sean Doolittle experienced soreness in his left foot when throwing off a mound and does not have a timetable for his return.
Federal Baseball Jul 22, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals & Braves try to play again today; forecast not promising + Nats’ prospect Wil Crowe rolling...

Wire Taps: Nationals & Braves try to play again today; forecast not promising + Nats’ prospect Wil Crowe rolling...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait to see of there will be baseball in D.C. this afternoon... The forecast for this afternoon doesn’t look promising either, with rain projected to start around 1:00 and continue throughout the afternoon. Are they really going to make us all wait until tomorrow at 8:10 PM in Milwaukee to see more Washington Nationals baseball? NATS BEAT: Sean Doolittle's All-Star Diary: Go behind the ropes in D.C. - (ESPN)"After I got traded over here last year, I found myself in this new role as the closer, and there were all these signs around...
WTOP Jul 21, 2018

Nats pitcher Sean Doolittle encourages kids to do a little reading

For years, the Nationals have partnered up with the DC Public Library for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, and this year, pitcher Sean Doolittle showed up to help make sure the program finished strong.
Federal Baseball Jul 18, 2018
Sean Doolittle shares history of his relationship with Smash Mouth... again...

Sean Doolittle shares history of his relationship with Smash Mouth... again...

If you somehow haven’t heard this story before, Sean Doolittle was kind enough to share it again during his media availability Monday afternoon before the All-Star Game... If you’ve heard/read all this before, feel free to move on, it’s just a funny story about a young couple and a pop band from the late 1990s-early 2000s, that’s still around today, and has been tangentially connected with sport because of one hit song, and their Twitter feuds and friendships over the years. During Monday’s pre-All Star Game media availability in Washington, D.C., a reporter asked Nationals’...
Jul 18, 2018
Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

Scherzer's approach mirrors MLB’s current state

WASHINGTON • There was a game this season in which Max Scherzer did some enthusiastically dominant Max Scherzer thing, probably against Atlanta. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson leaned over to Sean Doolittle and asked if he recognized the game their…
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

2018 MLB All-Star Game GameThread - Nats Park hosts the Midsummer Classic...

Enjoy the All-Star Game tonight, then it’s back to business on Friday night. Unfortunately, Sean Doolittle will miss out on his opportunity to try for a save in the All-Star Game in Nationals Park, but both Max Scherzer, who’s starting the game for the National League, and Bryce Harper, who’s playing center and batting sixth for the NL squad, will be in their in the 89th annual Midsummer Classic. Scherzer told reporters after National League manager Dave Roberts announced him as the starter on Monday that he was looking forward to the experience of pitching in the All-Star Game in his...
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2018
Washington Nationals’ red carpet pics from 2018 MLB All-Star Game festivities...

Washington Nationals’ red carpet pics from 2018 MLB All-Star Game festivities...

Here are pics from the Washington Nationals’ All-Star’s red carpet arrival at Nationals Park... Sean Doolittle said last week that when he looked back on his first All-Star experience in 2014, it wasn’t the game itself which stood out in his memory, but all the events and the excitement that go along with the Midsummer Classic. The 89th annual All-Star Game is, if you somehow haven’t noticed, being held in Nationals Park tonight, and that means that before the rain started to fall in the nation’s capital, they rolled out the red carpet for the players’ arrival at the park in...
WTOP Jul 17, 2018

After trade, Doolittle, Treinen reunite in DC as All-Stars

A year after being traded for one another, Sean Doolittle and Blake Treinen are both All-Stars in Washington this week.
WTOP Jul 16, 2018

Nats’ Doolittle nominated for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

The Nationals' Sean Doolittle won't be able to play in the All-Star Game due to a foot injury, but he did make the cut on another list that celebrates values, integrity and dedication to serving the U.S.

Sean Doolittle Photos

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