Author Archives: Quinn Riley

Nationals 2, Cubs 1: Jake Irvin solid in major-league debut

Jake Irvin took the mound Wednesday for his major-league debut, and the 6-foot-6 right-hander did not disappoint, while the bullpen took care of their struggling offense in the low-scoring victory. With this win, Washington is only two games back now … Continue reading

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Juan Soto’s hitting struggles — explained

Former Nationals star Juan Soto has been catching fire lately, as he’s hit .444 with a 25% walk rate in his past five games. But, why has he been hitting at a batting average near .200 for pretty much the … Continue reading

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Nationals 4, Cubs 1: CJ Abrams and Trevor Williams lead the way

Trevor Williams hurled a substantial 5 1/3 innings Thursday while CJ Abrams was 3-for-3 on the day as the Nationals cruised to a 4-1 win over the Cubs, their 11th win on the young season.

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TalkNats source: Nationals sign Tyler Danish to minor-league deal

The Nationals have signed Tyler Danish to a minor-league deal, Steve Mears of TalkNats reported Monday.

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Cubs 5, Nationals 1: Drew Smyly fires seven shutdown innings for Chicago; Lane Thomas homers in loss

In a very bland loss to the Cubs Monday night, the Nationals drop to 10-18 on the season and MacKenzie Gore takes the loss in a sleepy night for Washington’s offense.

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Nationals 7, Pirates 2: Nats avoid sweep with Josiah Gray’s start, 10th win of season

The Nationals grabbed a sweep-avoiding win Sunday, as they picked up seven runs offensively while Josiah Gray had another strong start for Washington.

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Nationals select Andres Machado from Triple-A Rochester, designate Anthony Banda for assignment

The Nationals announced a pair of roster moves Sunday morning ahead of their 1:35 contest with the Pirates, as they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Andres Machado from Triple-A Rochester and have designated left-hander Anthony Banda for assignment.

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Pirates 16, Nationals 1: Nats get doubleheader swept in brutal fashion

The score says it all, as the Nationals lost by an embarrassing score of 16-1 Saturday night following their 6-3 loss earlier that day. Collectively, two pitchers and outfielder Lane Thomas allowed the damage on the mound. Former Pirate, Chad … Continue reading

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Pirates 6, Nationals 3: Nats drop the first game of the doubleheader

The Nationals fell to the Pirates, 6-3, in the first game of their doubleheader Saturday following Friday’s rainout. Pittsburgh struck first in the second inning, as Rodolfo Castro and Miguel Andujar followed up Connor Joe‘s leadoff walk with a pair … Continue reading

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Nationals injuries: Ildemaro Vargas, Sean Doolittle

Ildemaro Vargas will begin a rehab assignment this week after getting placed on the 10-day injured list just over two weeks ago due to a left shoulder strain. The 31-year-old infielder was just 1-for-12 (.083) on the season before being … Continue reading

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