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Federal Baseball 14 hours ago
Washington Nationals vs New York Mets: GameThread 153 of 162

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets: GameThread 153 of 162

Washington and New York start a four-game set with Max Scherzer on the mound against Jason Vargas in the series opener in Nationals Park. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game New York Mets at Washington Nationals September 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDTNationals Park Max Scherzer vs Jason Vargas WEATHER: Lime Green, 88° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Victor Robles - CF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5. #JuanPursuit - LF 6. THE KIDS...
Amazin Avenue 14 hours ago

Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 9/20/18

Copy this thread and edit the copy. Nationals lineup Victor Robles - CF Trea Turner - SS Bryce Harper - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Matt Wieters - C Adrian Sanchez - 2B Max Scherzer - RHP Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Jeff McNeil - 2B Michael Conforto - RF Jay Bruce...
SNY TV 15 hours ago

Mets at Nationals, Thursday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (70-82) kick off a four-game series against the Nationals (77-75) in Washington D.C. on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
New York Post 9 hours ago
Mets nip Nationals in 12, put dent in Scherzer’s Cy Young bid

Mets nip Nationals in 12, put dent in Scherzer’s Cy Young bid

WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer’s résumé for the NL Cy Young award will have plenty of shiny adornments, but 20 wins won’t be among them. The Mets may have aided teammate Jacob deGrom’s own chase for the prize by bumping up Scherzer’s ERA on Thursday and keeping the Nationals ace stuck at 17 wins with two...
SNY TV 11 hours ago

Max Scherzer racks up 13 K's against the Mets

Jacob deGrom's Cy Young competition faced the Mets on Thursday and deGrom didn't get much run support again.
Federal Baseball 14 hours ago

Mets vs. Nationals Series Preview: Cy Young contenders take center stage

Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom won’t be facing each other in this series, but their respective teams each have the chance to help — or hurt — their ace’s Cy Young candidacy. Mets (70-82) vs. Nationals (77-75) series info: Game 1: Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game...

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Federal Baseball 1 hour ago
Bryce Harper ejected on way back to dugout after questionable called third strike...

Bryce Harper ejected on way back to dugout after questionable called third strike...

After talking last week about how he’d go up to the line but try not to cross it this season, Bryce Harper crossed it last night, at least according to umpire D.J. Reyburn... Bryce Harper had some words with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the series in Atlanta last week, but he avoided getting tossed, even though he was making enough noise out in center last Friday night to get Diaz’s attention, and then argued again after he had a pretty obvious ball called a strike on him by Diaz later in the game. “That’s my biggest thing this year is I don’t want to get tossed, so I think...
Federal Baseball 7 hours ago
Max Scherzer approaching 300 strikeouts after 13 K start in Nationals’ loss to Mets...

Max Scherzer approaching 300 strikeouts after 13 K start in Nationals’ loss to Mets...

Max Scherzer struck out 13 of the 28 batters he faced on Thursday night, giving him 290 total on the season. Max Scherzer’s start in Atlanta the last time out before Thursday night was his shortest of the 2018 campaign, a four-inning, 102-pitch outing in which he gave up seven hits, three walks, and six runs, all of them earned, in what ended up a 10-5 loss. “Max will go out there and be Max. I think he’ll be fine. He’ll bounce back and just got to go out there and just compete...” - Davey Martinez on Max Scherzer “Max wasn’t Max tonight,” Davey Martinez said after the...
WTOP 8 hours ago

Lobaton’s sacrifice fly lifts Mets past Nationals in 12

Mickey Callaway had to be pleased with how they fared late in a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Federal Baseball 9 hours ago
Mets beat Nationals 5-4 in extras on Jose Lobaton sac fly...

Mets beat Nationals 5-4 in extras on Jose Lobaton sac fly...

Former Nationals’ catcher Jose Lobaton hit a bases-loaded sac fly to center in the 12th lift the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Nats. Max Scherzer struck out 13 of the 27 batters he faced in seven innings against the New York Mets, reaching 290 strikeouts total on the season, and the Washington Nationals rallied and tied it at 4-4 in the eighth after falling behind 3-0 early in the series opener. It remained tied until the 12th, when the Mets loaded them up with one out and got a go-ahead sac fly from Jose Lobaton, 5-4. Scherzer vs the Mets: After giving up seven hits, three walks, and six...
Federal Baseball 17 hours ago
Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Mets + reasons to keep watching...

Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Mets + reasons to keep watching...

Washington and New York start a four-game set in Nationals Park at 7:05 PM EDT tonight. So, we’ve arrived at the last homestand of the season, and in spite of the obvious, (like the fact that Fangraphs.com gives the Nationals a 0.2% chance of making the postseason at this point), Washington’s skipper Davey Martinez talked earlier this week about continuing to play this thing out until they’re officially eliminated. “We’ve got to win every one,” Martinez said on Monday. “Bottom line, we’ve got to come back tomorrow, let’s concentrate on tomorrow. But we’ve got to win...
Federal Baseball 23 hours ago
Wire Taps: Harper’s last homestand; Quadruple-A guys get their shot

Wire Taps: Harper’s last homestand; Quadruple-A guys get their shot

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Mets. Bryce Harper returns to Washington for what could be his final homestand as a National (WaPo)“I haven’t really thought about it,” Harper said Tuesday as he signed a few bats and balls in front of his locker at Marlins Park. “I think it’ll really hit that last game I guess, running off the field or something like that. I’m just trying to enjoy it and see what happens.” Harper satisfied with current numbers as season wraps (MASN)Bryce Harper, entering his potential final week in...
Federal Baseball Sep 20, 2018
Washington Nationals’ bullpen options for 2019: Makings of solid relief corps in place...

Washington Nationals’ bullpen options for 2019: Makings of solid relief corps in place...

Davey Martinez is learning on the job, and he’s trying to see what some of the young relievers have to offer after the Nationals traded some veterans over the last few months. Parting ways with a number of veterans and soon-to-be-free agents opened up spots for a few young, unproven players in the Washington Nationals’ organization to show what they could do given an opportunity down the stretch. “We got rid of some guys,” manager Davey Martinez told reporters last week. “But we also had some really young guys that we knew could play and we wanted to see play, and they’re all...
Federal Baseball Sep 19, 2018
Stephen Strasburg matches season-high in strikeouts with 11 Ks in Nationals’ 4-2 win over Marlins...

Stephen Strasburg matches season-high in strikeouts with 11 Ks in Nationals’ 4-2 win over Marlins...

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 of the 26 batters he faced last night in the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Marlins. In six starts back from his second stint on the Disabled List this season, Stephen Strasburg, who allowed five hits, two walks, and two earned runs in six innings in Miami’s Marlins Park last night, over which he struck out 11, is now (3-0) with a 3.63 ERA, 11 walks, 43 strikeouts, and a .250/.320/.402 line against in 28 2⁄3 IP. Heading into last night’s start against the Marlins, Strasburg was coming off a seven-inning outing against the Philadelphia Phillies which saw...
Federal Baseball Sep 19, 2018
Is Michael Taylor playing his final season with the Nationals?

Is Michael Taylor playing his final season with the Nationals?

A disappointing offensive season coupled with a crowded outfield paints uncertainty for Michael Taylor’s future with the Washington Nationals. Despite entering this season as the Washington Nationals’ presumed fourth outfielder, Michael A. Taylor has always played an important role in D.C. Injuries have created plenty of chances over the years for him to prove he can be an everyday player, but the 27-year-old hasn’t always seized those opportunities. In 127 games this season (86 starts), Taylor is hitting .224 with six home runs, 24 stolen bases and 112 strikeouts. He’s been a...
Federal Baseball Sep 19, 2018
Wire Taps: Taylor’s role; Triple-A team moves to Fresno; Young arms

Wire Taps: Taylor’s role; Triple-A team moves to Fresno; Young arms

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy your off day... This is so, so stupid, but the Nationals somehow still aren’t dead. If the Braves play slightly less than .500 ball and the Nats go on an 11-game win streak, they can still make it to October. There is a less than zero percent chance that this happens, but it’s an infuriating reminder of what could’ve been. Also: Bryce Harper’s (likely) final homestand as a National begins tomorrow. Go pay your respects if you feel so inclined. Anyhow, the links: The Nationals’ Class AAA affiliate will be moving to...
Federal Baseball Sep 19, 2018
Bryce Harper walks five times in five plate appearances in win over the Marlins...

Bryce Harper walks five times in five plate appearances in win over the Marlins...

Bryce Harper is the only player in the NL to walk five times in one game this season, but that’s not even his own personal record for walks in a game. Bryce Harper was 0 for 4 with three Ks in the series opener with the Marlins in Miami on Monday night, striking out in all three plate appearances against Trevor Richards before grounding out in his final at bat of the night. On Tuesday night in Marlins Park, Washington’s 25-year-old slugger walked in all five of his plate appearances, taking walks Nos. 119-123 this season, to become the first player in the National League to walk five...
WTOP Sep 18, 2018

Strasburg fans 11, Nationals top Marlins 4-2

Stephen Strasburg matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts and Bryce Harper tied a career-high with five walks as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Federal Baseball Sep 18, 2018
Nationals 4-2 over Marlins for split in Miami: Stephen Strasburg Ks 11; Bryce Harper walks five times...

Nationals 4-2 over Marlins for split in Miami: Stephen Strasburg Ks 11; Bryce Harper walks five times...

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 on 101 pitches in a six-inning effort in what ended up a 4-2 Nationals’ win over the Marlins. Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 batters, matching his previous season high for 2018, in a six-inning, 101-pitch effort in a 4-2 win over the Marlins tonight in Miami. Anthony Rendon extended his career-best on-base streak to a 27-straight games. Bryce Harper took five walks in his five plate appearances. What else? What else? Adam Eaton had another multi-hit game. Trea Turner took a slider to the helmet on an 87 mph slider, then stole his 40th base. Fun stuff....

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