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No sleep? No problem! #Nats shake off second-day malaise to beat Cubs

The Washington Nationals got a scare Monday when Joe Ross was hit in the leg by a comebacker and had to exit the game. But “JR” was back in the fight today against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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A laugher, but not much fun for Stephen Strasburg and the #Nats

The Arizona Diamondbacks annihilated the Washington Nationals tonight in a game that was so one-sided that it saw not one, but two Nationals position players pitching in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Midseason sees new Nats prospects making the top 30!

The Washington Nationals officially have a new Top-30 prospects’ ranking courtesy of’s Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis. The midseason list, which was posted online Friday, is updated to reflect both the Nats’ new cache of top draftees and international … Continue reading

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The bullpen blows another one; #Nats back to .500

The Washington Nationals bullpen failed late again as Wander Suero served up a two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and despite loading the bases with one out, the Nats couldn’t tie the game against old friend Felipe Vazquez.

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Was there a #Nats game tonight? Here’s a recipe for chili instead

The Washington Nationals played a baseball game or something and also here’s a recipe for a North African-inspired chili. Lamb and Chickpea Chili Ingredients: 1 lb ground lamb 1 yellow bell pepper 4 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil ¼ … Continue reading

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And what it all comes down to, my friends: #Nats are down to final cuts

One. More. Day. The Washington Nationals will play two Sunday, sending a split squad to Port St. Lucie to face the division rival New York Mets for the last time before Opening Day and keeping another one back at the … Continue reading

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Who will be the #Nats fourth outfielder?

This is a question that should be easy to answer. It would have been easy to answer, if only Michael A. Taylor‘s left cleat hadn’t caught in the Fort Myers outfield turf during a game against the Minnesota Twins last … Continue reading

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Whither the #Nats Opening Day bullpen?

An enduring mystery of baseball is the churn of relief pitchers. Like a sock that vanishes somewhere between the washer and the dryer, the God-given talent and ability of a quality reliever can seemingly dry up in between one season … Continue reading

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#Nats officially have a winning streak going…

The Washington Nationals have come out firing in Grapefruit League play. But while they had to come back to win last night, today’s contest at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter against the St. Louis Cardinals was pretty much a rout. … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2019 edition! New faces at #Nats spring training

It’s that time again! The Washington Nationals have (finally) revealed their slate of non-roster invitees to spring training. We head into camp at West Palm Beach, Florida, eager to see what’s new and different in 2019 from last year’s disappointing … Continue reading

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