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Federal Baseball 4 hours ago
Nationals’ lineup for the 2nd of 3 with the Padres in D.C.

Nationals’ lineup for the 2nd of 3 with the Padres in D.C.

After snapping a three-game losing streak, the Washington Nationals try to make it two in a row over San Diego in the second of three with the Padres in D.C. Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez discussed what he’d identified as one of the issues for his struggling offense after the third straight loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon in the nation’s capital. “We’ve got to start,” he began, before shifting gears slightly, “as the games get in progress, we’ve got to start taking our walks again. That’s, for me, our offense, if they’re going to just...
Friars on Base 10 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Robbie Erlin Struggles, Reyes Homers in Friars Loss

The San Diego Padres couldn’t extend the good times after winning three of four in Pittsburgh over the weekend, losing 10-2 to the Nationals in the opener of their three-game series in DC. For the second time this season, the San Diego Padres handed the ball off to Robbie...
Federal Baseball 10 hours ago
Wire Taps: Soto arrives in style; Is D.C. a minor league sports city?

Wire Taps: Soto arrives in style; Is D.C. a minor league sports city?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the second of three with the Padres in D.C. I, for one, welcome our new nineteen-year-old overlords. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: As Tim Collins gets called up, another unheralded internal relief option for NationalsTim Collins has undergone Tommy John twice, and got the call yesterday. But Justin Miller, who quietly made a name for himself a few years back, could be coming as well. Boswell to worried Nats fans: Stop. Enjoy the journey. Really.The Nats aren't going to run away with the division this year. They...

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Federal Baseball 8 hours ago
Tim Collins finally makes it back; joins Nationals’ bullpen 3+ years after last MLB outing...

Tim Collins finally makes it back; joins Nationals’ bullpen 3+ years after last MLB outing...

Four years and two Tommy John surgeries later, Tim Collins finally returned to the majors on Monday night. Before he took the mound last night in the nation’s capital, 28-year-old lefty Tim Collins had not pitched in the majors since October 28, 2014, when he threw a scoreless inning against the San Francisco for the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. “It’s been a long road. It’s been over three years. Last time was 2014, so finally out of that tunnel.” - Tim Collins The next March, Collins had Tommy John surgery. One year later, in March of 2016, an MRI revealed that the...
Federal Baseball 18 hours ago
Nationals’ Juan Soto homered in second MLB at bat; because of course he did...

Nationals’ Juan Soto homered in second MLB at bat; because of course he did...

Juan Soto hit the first pitch he saw on Monday night out to left field for a three-run blast. It was his first major league home run, in his second MLB at bat. Davey Martinez let his 19-year-old outfielder, Juan Soto, know that he was going to make his first start in the majors via text, but when Washington’s manager arrived at the ballpark on Monday, the Nationals’ top (available) prospect was there to greet him and thank Martinez for the opportunity. “He’s got unbelievable poise, and he’s really, really, really a student of the game. He really is and he pays attention.” -...
WTOP 21 hours ago

19-year-old Soto, Harper homer, send Nats over Padres 10-2

Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday. The post 19-year-old Soto, Harper homer, send Nats over Padres 10-2 appeared first on WTOP.
Federal Baseball 22 hours ago
Nationals 10-2 over Padres: Juan Soto homers in 2nd MLB AB...

Nationals 10-2 over Padres: Juan Soto homers in 2nd MLB AB...

Washington’s Nationals slugged their way to a 10-2 win over the San Diego Padres tonight in D.C., with Juan Soto leading the way with a three-run blast in the second inning. Juan Soto homered in his first at bat tonight, which was just his second at bat in the majors, sending a 422 ft blast out to left and to the back of the visitor’s bullpen in Nationals Park. Soto’s blast was a three-run, opposite field homer. Mark Reynolds homered twice, hitting his 3rd and 4th HRs in six games with Nationals. Bryce Harper homered for the 6th time in May and the 14th time this season. Gio...
WTOP 23 hours ago

Nats’ Soto, MLB’s youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start

Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals. The post Nats’ Soto, MLB’s youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start appeared first on WTOP.
WTOP May 21, 2018

Nationals move Kendrick to 60-day DL, recall LHP Collins

Howie Kendrick was transferred to the 60-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals, who recalled left-hander Tim Collins from Triple-A Syracuse. The post Nationals move Kendrick to 60-day DL, recall LHP Collins appeared first on WTOP.
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Padres vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats must recover from rainy week

Padres vs. Nationals Series Preview: Nats must recover from rainy week

The Washington Nationals had a mini All-Star Break last week thanks to all the rain delays but will try to get back into their groove with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. Padres (20-28) vs. Nationals (24-21) series info: Game 1: Monday, May 21 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/99.1 Bloomberg) Game 2: Tuesday, May 22 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 3: Wednesday, May 23 at 4:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Robbie Erlin (1-2, 3.46) vs. Gio Gonzalez (4-2, 2.36) Tuesday: Eric Lauer (1-2, 8.14) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 2.20) Wednesday: Tyson Ross (3-3,...
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series opener vs Padres: Juan Soto starts tonight in D.C.

Nationals’ lineup for series opener vs Padres: Juan Soto starts tonight in D.C.

Davey Martinez said he was going to pick good spots to get Juan Soto in the lineup, and he must have liked what he saw tonight... Juan Soto wasn’t in the Washington Nationals’ lineup for the series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, against a tough left-hander, in Alex Wood, but both GM Mike Rizzo and Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters they brought the 19-year-old outfielder up to play, and would give him a chance to start on a regular basis while he’s in the majors. Soto eventually made his MLB debut in a pinch hit appearances late in the...
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Washington Nationals call Tim Collins up after placing Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL...

Washington Nationals call Tim Collins up after placing Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL...

With Ryan Madson the latest National to end up on the Disabled List, the Nationals called left-hander Tim Collins up from Triple-A Syracuse to help out of the bullpen. There was no corresponding move announced when Ryan Madson was placed on the 10-Day DL (retroactive to May 17) with a chest strain after Sunday’s series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez did, however, provide information on what led to Madson’s trip to the Disabled List. “He has a little chest — it’s not his arm, it’s his pectoral muscle that’s a little strained. I think...
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Stephen Strasburg; mistake pitches; home run balls; sweaty hands; loss to Dodgers...

Stephen Strasburg; mistake pitches; home run balls; sweaty hands; loss to Dodgers...

Stephen Strasburg’s three-start unbeaten streak ended in Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers in Nationals Park when a few mistake pitches left the yard. Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs on five hits when he went up against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium back in April, striking out 10 of the 28 batters he faced in what ended up a 4-0 loss. “I think it’s just mistake pitches. When you make a mistake to good hitters, you’re going to get hurt...” - Davey Martinez on Stephen Strasburg giving up HRs Heading into the second start of the season against LA on Sunday afternoon, in...
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Wire Taps: Juan Soto debuts for Nationals, Ryan Madson to DL; re-acquiring Craig Stammen?

Wire Taps: Juan Soto debuts for Nationals, Ryan Madson to DL; re-acquiring Craig Stammen?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this week’s three-game set with the Padres... Enjoy this feeling of having two D.C. “big four” teams playing at once, because you may not see it again for a while. At least it’s not raining. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol. What to expect from Juan SotoSoto may carve out an everyday job. He may be in Syracuse come June. Either way, he doesn't need to prove much, oddly, thanks to his great command of the zone, insane power, great contact skills, and good speed. Nationals place Ryan Madson on disabled...
Federal Baseball May 21, 2018
Washington Nationals think Juan Soto is ready, can help Nats right now...

Washington Nationals think Juan Soto is ready, can help Nats right now...

Juan Soto, 19, started the season at Low-A Hagerstown in the Nats’ system. He stepped to the plate for his first MLB at bat on Sunday afternoon in Nationals Park. Signed out of the Dominican Republic as a 16-year-old for $1.5M back in 2015, left-handed hitting outfielder Juan Soto played a 122 games and made 512 plate appearances in three seasons in the Nationals’ Minor League system before he was promoted to Washington in time for the series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. “He’s passed all the tests that we’ve thrown at him. We feel that because of the...
Federal Baseball May 20, 2018
Nationals place Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL with chest strain...

Nationals place Ryan Madson on 10-Day DL with chest strain...

Washington Post beat writer Chelsea Janes was first to report that veteran reliever Ryan Madson is the latest Nationals’ player to go on the DL. The hits keep coming for the Washington Nationals, who just got swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a two-day, three-game series in the nation’s capital, lost Howie Kendrick for the season to a ruptured achilles tendon, and have now placed reliever Ryan Madson on the DL with what Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes first reported is “a sore pectoral muscle”. Madson, 37, hadn’t pitched since going in three of four games during the...

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