Our youngest player on the Washington Nationals turns 21-years-old at midnight! Juan Soto has gone from a 16 year old member in the Dominican Academy to a budding superstar. Soto was signed for the Nationals largest bonus ever in the Dominican at $1.5 million, and the dividends have paid off as he has smashed so many records for players younger than twenty-one. The got the hit that won the Wild Card for the Nationals and the game tying home run in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, and in Game 1 against the Astros in the World Series he hit a towering home run and had 3 RBIs as the offensive star. Continue reading
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum just unveiled officially licensed, limited edition bobbleheads of the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents on the Iron Thone and you have to order these while you can! These are must-have bobbleheads, and each one is individually numbered to only 500, so you must act quickly. The timing is perfect, as the bobbleheads just arrived as the Nationals look to win the team’s first World Series title and sit atop MLB’s throne. Continue reading
At the end of the 6th inning of this second game of the World Series, this was a pitcher’s duel between Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg who were knotted in a 2-2 game. As Verlander was tiring, he got ambushed by Kurt Suzuki in a 1-0 count to put the Nats up with a monster home run. Suzuki was 1-26 (.038) to that point in this postseason. After the home run, the flood gates opened as the Nationals knocked out Verlander then went on to score 8 runs off of the Astros bullpen. The final score was 12-3, and the Nationals take the first two games on the road in Houston. The Nationals will fly back to D.C. tomorrow mid-day and will have home field advantage for the remainder of the World Series as the first team to win four games will hoist the Commissioner’s trophy. Continue reading
Those who gave the Nationals no chance of winning last night got a good look at what these Washington Nationals are made of and you have to be sure that many have a different outlook on this team today. The Nationals are on this grand stage because they are good, and they also looked energized last night. The break between the NLCS and last night’s game 1 of the World Series is the most time that Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto have had off the playing field since each was on the 10-day IL earlier in the season. Each player had little to no time off until the Nats clinched a Wild Card berth, and each got the feeling back in their legs with the week off between the NLCS and the World Series. Turner responded quickly in the first inning and stole second base which was his first steal of the postseason and also the Nats first steal of the entire postseason. Soto cranked one of his most majestic home runs of the season, and he had two other hits plus a stolen base. Continue reading
The Washington Nationals were given no chance to win tonight. We had heard all of the statistics that the analysts were coming up with to make it seem like a waste of time to show up since Gerrit Cole had not lost a game since May 22nd — until tonight — and that is why we play the games. The Nats won their first ever World Series game to go up 1-0 in this series in a much needed win on the road. Juan Soto had 3 hits and 3 RBIs in this game to go with a solo home run by Ryan Zimmerman and an RBI single by Adam Eaton to score 5 runs off of Cole who had only given up 4 or more runs before tonight just five times this season. The Astros took an early 2-0 lead, and one beat writer called “game” in the first inning. Not so fast, and the Nats shocked the baseball world again! Continue reading
The Washington Nationals went into the morning of May 24th with a 0.1% chance of making the postseason. They defied the odds as the Nats earned a Wild Card berth, and they have found themselves as underdogs during each series in the postseason in the NLDS against the Dodgers, and the NLCS against the Cardinals. From 501 Crawford Street to 3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, the Nats are given little chance of winning this World Series against the Houston Astros. Is it a lack of respect? It is what it is. You are here to play the games so prove the doubters wrong. The Nationals are on an 18-3 run and are 8-2 in the postseason while the Astros are 7-4 in the postseason. Since May 24th and through today, the Nationals have won 82 games and the Astros have won 81. If you throw out the first 50 games of the season, the Nationals have been a slightly better team than the Astros, but that does not matter to those who project the winner and loser in this World Series. On top of that, the 3-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer was asked questions as if he is some journeyman placeholder who has to pitch opposite of the Astros’ Gerrit Cole in this Game 1. Continue reading
The Washington Nationals got permission from MLB to host “Watch Parties” at Nationals Park, and it is FREE! There will also be several bars and restaurants in the Navy Yard hosting their own “indoor” events. Of course there are other establishments in the DMV hoping to take advantage of the World Series, and some are planning to bring in special guests. As we have more information, we will pass it on. Continue reading
Natan Bash watching his favorite team during a trip to the United States
There will be Nationals fans from literally all over the United States descending on Nationals Park for the World Series. One young Nats fan is flying over 12-hours from Israel on a sports pilgrimage that is as spiritual as it is a calling. This fan is Natan Bash, and he has been a devoted Nats fan since 2005 when he was just 7 years old. His father is a Washingtonian who relocated to Israel in 1996, and the Nats became their adopted team since the time the Expos relocated to Washington. He is one of our most devoted Nats fans and readers. Bash goes to sleep early and sets his alarm at 2AM local time when the Nats are playing in Nationals Park and the Eastern time zone with a first pitch at 7:05 PM. It is usually 5AM when the game ends and Bash gets a little more sleep before duty calls. Continue reading
Eight months ago, the 2019 World Series teams met to open int he season in their shared Spring Training home.
The World Series matchup is set between the Washington Nationals and the team they share their Spring Training home with in West Palm Beach. There were many who expected this in 2017 and it did not happen — and now it is a reality in 2019. Continue reading
Will the Nats be playing against the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees?
With the Washington Nationals on their way to their first World Series, how do they prep to get ready for this series when they do not even know who they will be playing. They will have a team practice on Friday. The Nationals have a week off from playing actual games, and they can re-seed their World Series rotation as well as give players like Victor Robles the chance to rest his hamstring even more, and this will be the longest time-off that Trea Turner will have had and maybe that will the two fingers he broke back in the first week of the season. Stephen Strasburg can take his time in between starts after throwing a season’s high 117 pitches in his NLCS start. What the Nats have to make sure is that this extra time-off does not take away from their momentum they built up in the NLCS.