5:34 PM EDT, Wed May 06, 2015

Nats 6, Marlins 4: Desmond, Escobar key late rally

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: On the heels of an eventful, 10-game road trip that ended on a high note, the Nationals were right back at the park Monday night to open a 6-game homestand, with another surging division rival in town. What transpired was another taut, low-scoring affair that was decided late. As has been…
MetsBlog May 3, 2015

Video highlights from Sunday’s loss to the Nationals

Michael Cuddyer makes a leaping grab to steal a home run away from Ryan Zimmerman in the top of the fourth inning Sunday. >> Watch here Alex Torres works out of a bases-loaded jam, striking out Yunel Escobar to end …
MetsBlog May 1, 2015

Jacob deGrom’s strong outing was disrupted by Wilmer’s error

Jacob deGrom entered the fourth inning Thursday up 2-0, having not allowed a hit or walk to the Nationals. However, he quickly walked Denard Span, after which Yunel Escobar hit a routine ground ball to Wilmer Flores, who …
Washington Post Apr 30, 2015

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Mets lineups

Yunel Escobar is back in the lineup after missing two games with a cut up and bruised left hand. He is starting at third base and hitting second. The Nationals have scored a 26 runs over the previous two games — after scoring 30 combined runs in the 10 games before that.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 28, 2015

Nats Journal: Nats angry after Andrelton Simmons injures Yunel Escobar’s hand with a slide

ATLANTA — In the fifth inning of the Nationals’ 8-4 loss to the Braves on Monday night, Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons slid into third, where Washington third baseman Yunel Escobar was waiting with the ball in his glove. Simmons slid, but late, and kicked Escobar’s glove off, cleating his hand in the process. Escobar left the game “pretty cut up,” Nationals Manager Matt Williams said later. Swollen hand bandaged after the game, Escobar said he expects to miss a day or two.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2015

Escobar leaves Nats game with hand injury

Yunel Escobar had to leave Monday night's game after getting spiked in the left hand on a play at third base, another Nationals injury.

Escobar leaves game with apparent hand injury

ATLANTA — Yunel Escobar was forced out of Monday night’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with what appeared to be a left hand injury after the Braves’ Andrelton Simmons slid hard into third base. Simmons was racing all the way from first base after a wayward pickoff attempt by the Nationals’ Doug…
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

DC Sports Bog: What if Statcast measured the greatness of Yunel Escobar’s walk-off celebration?

Yunel Escobar capped an unforgettable night in D.C. sports history Tuesday with a walk-off home run off Carlos Villanueva in the 10th inning of the Nationals’ 2-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals.Really, Escobar capped the D.C. sports trifecta with a headfirst slide into home plate, as a mob of teammates waited to douse him with Gatorade, gum and other dugout treats.Read full article >>
The Nationals Enquirer Apr 22, 2015

Yunel Escobar hits walk-off home run, slides headfirst into home plate

So Yunel Escobar's walk-off home run to bail out Drew Storen and the Nats last night (video above) was pretty great. But the GIF of Escobar's headfirst slide into home plate after the fact is pretty much the greatest thing...

Rachel Levitin: Seeing what Escobar is all about

When the Nationals announced that right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard was traded to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Yunel Escobar in January, the public opinion was that folks were sad to see Clippard go. Teammates and fans alike were not ready...
CSN Washington Apr 22, 2015

Escobar proving his value to Nationals

Yunel Escobar has been many things for the Nats already this season. On Tuesday night, he was exactly what they needed to beat the Cardinals in dramatic fashion.

Understanding the game, Escobar proves his worth

Yunel Escobar, in his very brief time with the Nationals, has been many things for this team. He’s been a second baseman. He’s been a third baseman. He’s been a leadoff hitter. He’s been a contact hitter. He’s been a burst of energy and charisma for a ballclub that sometimes feels like it needs that.…
Viva El Birdos Apr 21, 2015

Cardinals v. Nationals: Comeback falls short, Cards take 2-1 loss.

Stranded baserunners abound as both offenses sort of click, but not really. A tough night at the ol' ballyard, as each team had plenty of chances but had trouble getting runs across. Final lines for tonight's starters: Lance Lynn: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 112 pitches Gio Gonzalez: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 107 pitches 5 hits + 4 walks + 8 hits + 4 walks = a lot of baserunners. So it made perfect sense that the night would end on a solo home run by Yunel Escobar. Tonight was the much-ballyhooed debut of Statcast on MLB Network. Those of you who were allowed to see it can hopefully...
Washington Post Apr 21, 2015

Yunel Escobar’s home run powers Nationals past Cardinals

For eight innings Tuesday, the Washington Nationals invited the St. Louis Cardinals to beat them. They left pitches over the plate and walked batters. Starter Gio Gonzalez allowed 12 Cardinals to reach base but somehow fired six scoreless innings. The first two relievers after him also danced around trouble. Finally, the 16th Cardinals base runner broke the patched-up dam, a blown save by Drew Storen with two outs to go. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 21, 2015

Yunel Escobar’s home run powers Nationals past Cardinals

Yunel Escobar is different from his Washington Nationals teammates. In his native Cuba, baseball is played with a lot of emotion and style. And even after eight years of playing baseball in the United States, Escobar has adapted some to the more sterile style of play here but not completely. So after he swatted a 10th-inning, walk-off solo homer in a 2-1 win Tuesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals, Escobar’s playfulness broke through.Read full article >>

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