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Washington Post 5 hours ago
Nationals vs. Angels: Albert Pujols hits home runs No. 499, 500 as Los Angeles wins, 7-2
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Nationals vs. Angels: Albert Pujols hits home runs No. 499, 500 as Los Angeles wins, 7-2

The ball scorched off Albert Pujols’s bat, and the Washington Nationals’ varied problems ceded briefly to history. Their slipshod defense, their propensity for early deficits, a suddenly slumping offense and the state of Taylor Jordan’s rotation spot momentarily faded as Pujols’s teammates streamed from the Nationals Park visitors’ dugout to meet Pujols. As Pujols stepped on home plate, he pointed two fingers to the sky. Read full article >>
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 6 hours ago

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 off Taylor Jordan

In the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels, fans at Nationals Park witnessed a moment of baseball history. Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career, a towering two-run shot into the center field seats off Nationals right-handed starter...
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Nats Journal: Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 off Taylor Jordan

In the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels, fans at Nationals Park witnessed a moment of baseball history. Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career, a towering two-run shot into the center field seats off Nationals right-handed starter...
MASN Sports 8 hours ago

Pujols' 499th career home run stakes Angels to big early lead - Byron Kerr

The first inning did not start off well for the Nationals and Taylor Jordan. And again, the defense added to the early deficit. Jordan allowed a double to J.B. Shuck to lead off the game. Mike Trout reached on a...

Doug Fister throws three innings, Adam LaRoche has quad soreness

Doug Fister threw three innings and 44 pitches in his second start in extended spring training in Viera. According to Nationals Manager Matt Williams, Fister “felt good,” induced a lot of groundballs and “felt really good with it.” Fister will stay in Florida for another day to work out and return to Washington on Thursday. […]
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Fister pitches 3 innings, on track for May 7 return

Doug Fister pitched three innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday and reported no problems with his strained lat muscle, leaving the right-hander on track to join the Nationals’ rotation in about two weeks. Fister threw 44 pitches and “felt really...
The Nationals Enquirer 6 hours ago

So Bryce Harper asked out of game to preserve his hitting streak because Jose Fernandez was pitching?

And so, Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post took a hatchet to Bryce Harper with a column Monday morning that reeked of someone in the Nats organization (Mike Rizzo?) feeding him lines in order to support Matt Williams. Later in...
The Nationals Enquirer 5 hours ago

Mike Trout beats Bryce Harper in game in which Mike Trout and Bryce Harper did nothing

Up above: Raul Ibanez might not be Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, but he might be old enough to be Bryce Harper or Mike Trout's grandfather. Angels 4, Nationals 2: Death, taxes, and Raul Ibanez absolutely killing the Nats (watch...

Game 21: Angels at Nats

For those who were wondering if Matt Williams might give the struggling Ian Desmond a mental night off, the answer is no. At least not on this night. Desmond, who last night committed his MLB-leading eighth and ninth errors of the young season, is right back in there at shortstop against Angels lefty Tyler Skaggs.…
CSN Washington 12 hours ago

Nats Game Thread: No rest for Desmond

For those who were wondering if Matt Williams might give the struggling Ian Desmond a mental night off, the answer is no. At least not on this night.
Washington Post 11 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals recall Aaron Barrett, send down Xavier Cedeno

Ten days after the Nationals optioned him to Class AAA Syracuse in order to add a fresher relief, on the first day he was eligible to return, the Nationals recalled right-hander Aaron Barrett on Tuesday afternoon. In order to make room on the roster, the Nationals shuttled lefty Xavier Cedeno back to Syracuse once again. Read full article >>
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 11 hours ago

Nationals recall Aaron Barrett, send down Xavier Cedeno

Ten days after the Nationals optioned him to Class AAA Syracuse in order to add a fresher relief, on the first day he was eligible to return, the Nationals recalled right-hander Aaron Barrett on Tuesday afternoon. In order to make room on the roster, the Nationals shuttled lefty Xavier Cedeno back to Syracuse once again. […]
Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen have bounced back big from last season

Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen have bounced back big from last season

At various points last season, Rafael Soriano and Drew Storen endured the worst struggles of their career. Soriano blew six saves and pitched one game with such lethargy that the bench coach, acting as manager, pulled him. Storen’s ERA rose to 5.95 and he earned a late-July demotion. The closer who drew fan enmity all […]
Rotoworld 9 hours ago
Adam LaRoche sitting out with sore quad - Adam LaRoche (1B) Washington Nationals

Adam LaRoche sitting out with sore quad - Adam LaRoche (1B) Washington Nationals

Adam LaRoche is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday due to a sore quad muscle.

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Washington Post 3 hours ago

Nats Journal: How Tom Sherrill caught Albert Pujols’s 500th home run, gave up the ball

Tom Sherrill, a California native, was in Washington this week of Air Force training. Along with a fellow serviceman, the 29-year-old staff sergeant decided to catch the second game of the Nationals-Angels series on Tuesday night. The longtime Angels fan walked up to a ticket stand and bought one for a seat in the left field bleachers. But after Angels slugger Albert Pujols smashed career home run No. 499 off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan in the first inning, Sherrill decided to switch seats for No. 500 on a hunch. Read full article >>

How Tom Sherrill caught Albert Pujols’s 500th home run, gave up the ball

Tom Sherrill, a California native, was in Washington this week of Air Force training. Along with a fellow serviceman, the 29-year-old staff sergeant decided to catch the second game of the Nationals-Angels series on Tuesday night. The longtime Angels fan walked up to a ticket stand and bought one for a seat in the left […]
MASN Sports 4 hours ago

Pujols and Nationals react to historic 500th home run - Byron Kerr

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols crushed a pair of home runs to reach 500 for his career in a 7-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night. Pujols hit both home runs off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan. "It was a...
CSN Washington 5 hours ago

Pujols gets 500th, Nats fall to Angels

Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in baseball history to join the 500 Home Run Club, launching a pair of blasts off right-hander Taylor Jordan.

Instant analysis: Angels 7, Nats 2

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout drew all the attention when this series began. Tonight, though, a far more-established star reminded everyone just how special he is. Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in baseball history to join the 500 Home Run Club, launching a pair of blasts off right-hander Taylor…
Washington Post 6 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Fan makes crucial error on Albert Pujols’s 500th home run

Albert Pujols blasted his 499th and 500th home runs tonight at Nationals Park, becoming the 26th member of the 500 Home Run Club. Pujols, who became the third-youngest player to reach 400 home runs at Nationals Park in August 2010, hit both his home runs Tuesday off of Taylor Jordan. The first was a three-run shot in the first inning. The second was a two-run shot in the fifth and provided a baseball memory to last a lifetime for everyone in attendance. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 6 hours ago

Pujols launches 500th homer at Nationals' expense

Albert Pujols became the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 home runs, twice taking the Nationals' Taylor Jordan deep on Tuesday night.

Pujols joins 500-homer club at Nationals Park

Albert Pujols became the 26th player in baseball history to hit 500 career home runs, launching a pair of bombs off Taylor Jordan Tuesday night at Nationals Park to join one of the sport’s most-exclusive clubs. Pujols, who entered the series sitting on 498 homers and was kept in the ballpark Monday night, wasted no…

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