11:58 PM EDT, Wed May 27, 2015

On JZ’s battle, Harper’s homer and 9th inning gaffes

The Nationals’ 3-2 loss in Chicago on Tuesday had a little bit of everything. A gutty pitching performance by Jordan Zimmermann. Another jaw-dropping home run by Bryce Harper. And some inexplicable mental mistakes by Yunel Escobar and (to a lesser extent) Ian Desmond during the decisive ninth inning. All of that made for one of…
Washington Post May 20, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Yankees discussion thread: Game 41

The Nationals could win their sixth straight series with a win over the Yankees on Wednesday. If the Mets lose and the Nationals win, it would also give them sole possession of first place in the NL East. Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 3.66 ERA) has improved with each start. The Nationals have won the past four games started by Zimmermann. He faces off against right-hander Adam Warren (2-2, 4.50 ERA), who, of all the Nationals’ starters, has only faced Yunel Escobar before. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 18, 2015

Nats Journal: Danny Espinosa’s left-handed swing making a difference

There are many reasons for the Nationals’ scoring binges over the past three weeks. Red-hot Bryce Harper (1.206 OPS) is chief among them. Yunel Escobar (.326 average), Denard Span (.906 OPS) and Wilson Ramos (.314 average) have also played significant roles. In that span, they have risen to fourth in the majors in runs scored per game (4.97) and fifth in OPS (.745).Read full article >>
Washington Post May 11, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar returns from stomach bug, Casey Janssen progressing

PHOENIX — Yunel Escobar is back in the Nationals lineup Monday after leaving Sunday’s game in the fourth inning with a stomach bug. Escobar said he felt bad Sunday and had trouble holding down food but has improved.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 10, 2015

Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Nationals have a chance to sweep their first series of the season against left-hander Alex Wood and the Braves Sunday afternoon. Center fielder Denard Span gets a day off — the Nationals knew he would need a few of those after his quick return from core surgery —  so Michael A. Taylor is in the lineup. He’ll hit eighth, and third baseman Yunel Escobar moves up to the leadoff spot. Shortstop Ian Desmond hits second, and Danny Espinosa is in the lineup against Wood, so he’ll hit right-handed.Read full article >>

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…

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