1:41 AM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018

Starling Marte's homer is the difference as Pirates take series from Nationals

Until the Pirates sat him for a few games during their recent West Coast road trip, Starling Marte had been struggling — especially against left-handed pitching. When asked on that trip what changed against lefties, Marte seemed exasperated.
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Nationals drop series finale, 2-0, and lose 2 of 3 to Pirates in PNC...

Nationals drop series finale, 2-0, and lose 2 of 3 to Pirates in PNC...

Gio Gonzalez had one of those “one mistake” outings, and it provided enough for the Pirates to take the series finale with the Nationals and 2 of 3 in PNC. Gio Gonzalez’s one big mistake of the afternoon wasn’t even really a bad pitch, but Starling Marte went down for the 2-1 two-seamer at the bottom of the zone that Washington’s left-hander threw him and powered it out to center field in PNC Park for a two-out, two-run HR that hit the E in the PIRATES hedges and accounted for the only runs scored by either team in the Pirates’ 2-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale in...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Pittsburgh Pirates + talking Daniel Murphy...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Pittsburgh Pirates + talking Daniel Murphy...

Daniel Murphy went 4 for 4 with two doubles in PNC Park on Tuesday, looking more like the Daniel Murphy we remember... Daniel Murphy went 4 for 17 with a home run on the Washington Nationals’ last homestand, then connected for two hits, both singles in the series opener with the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park on Monday night. On Tuesday night, however, Murphy looked more like the hitter he’s been over the first two seasons of his three-year deal with the Nationals, going 4 for 4 with two doubles in the 5-1 win over the Bucs. “He’s starting to hit the ball well,” Davey Martinez...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Wire Taps: Doolittle to DL; Glover and Barrett recovering

Wire Taps: Doolittle to DL; Glover and Barrett recovering

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before this afternoon’s series finale with the Pirates... The good news: the Nationals won.The bad news: they somehow got more injured.The kind of bad news: it doesn’t seem like Trea Turner will get to be in Nationals Park for the All-Star Break. Here’s the scoop from Pittsburgh: Nationals lose Sean Doolittle with foot injury (MLB)"I've got this stupid thing on to let it calm down for a couple days," Doolittle said referring to the boot. "I can still play catch, keep my arm in shape. So as soon as it clears up, hopefully it won't be that...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Here’s how to watch today’s Nationals-Pirates game (on Facebook) (for free)...

Here’s how to watch today’s Nationals-Pirates game (on Facebook) (for free)...

Today’s series finale between the Nationals and Pirates in PNC Parkis only available via Facebook Watch. Here’s how to watch the game... Today’s Washington Nationals’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates will not be on MASN. Nor, in fact, will it be on ESPN, FOX, MLB Network, or even MLB.TV. The game, which will start at 12:35 PM, will still be televised, though. Facebook will have the game live on their website, their app, and their affiliated platforms. To watch, log on to Facebook’s website right when the game starts — you can also see it on your phone, iPad, or TV, if you...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson healthy, back to keeping hitters off-balance in win over Pirates...

Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson healthy, back to keeping hitters off-balance in win over Pirates...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez and Nats’ infielder Daniel Murphy talked after Tuesday’s game about how impressed they were with Jeremy Hellickson... In his first two starts back following a hamstring injury, Jeremy Hellickson allowed 16 total hits and 12 runs, 11 of them earned over 8 2⁄3 innings combined (11.42 ERA) before tonight, with opposing hitters putting up a .372/.426/.698 line against him in those outings. “He kept the ball down when he needed to, his curveball was really sharp, his changeup was really good, but he attacked the strike zone...” - Davey...
Federal Baseball Jul 10, 2018
Anthony Rendon powers Nationals in 5-1 win over the Pirates in PNC Park...

Anthony Rendon powers Nationals in 5-1 win over the Pirates in PNC Park...

Anthony Rendon’s two-run homer in the fifth inning was his 13th of 2018 and 7th in his last 79 plate appearances, after he hit six in his first 226 PAs this season. Anthony Rendon started the scoring in the fifth, with a two-out, two-run home run to left field off of right-hander Joe Musgrove, and the Washington Nationals added three in the sixth (two of them on bases-loaded walks) as they cruised to a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh’s Pirates to set up a rubber match in the series finale tomorrow afternoon at 12:35 PM EDT in PNC Park (which is only available on Facebook, we’re warning you...
WTOP Jul 10, 2018

Hellickson bounces back in Nats’ 5-1 win over Pittsburgh

Anthony Rendon hit a 2-run homer, Daniel Murphy doubled twice and had four hits, and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Pirates struggle against Jeremy Hellickson in 5-1 loss to Nationals

Joe Musgrove’s finger did not seem to bother him Tuesday night. He commanded his pitches well enough to generate swings and misses. That same command, though, might have contributed to the Washington Nationals fouling off nearly a third of his pitches.

At PNC Park, children take the field. Their goals: exercise, education and inclusion.

Half-empty water bottles cluttered the outfield grass of PNC Park. Less than 10 hours before the Pirates took the field for Game 2 of a three-game series against the Nationals, the field belonged to children.

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