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2015/06/25 03:43
2015/06/25 03:43
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Shelby Miller (17) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Photo: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports) WASHINGTON — Shortstop Ian...
2015/06/25 03:43
2015/06/25 03:43
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2015/06/25 00:20
2015/06/25 00:20
5d
... could you complain coming to a team like this?” Carpenter said. “Great group of guys, a chance to make a big splash in the division. That’s what everybody’s aspirations are: To try and win the...
2015/06/25 00:19
2015/06/25 00:19
5d
David Carpenter is sliding into a setup role with the Nationals. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports) David Carpenter smiles when he heard himself called a “veteran presence” in the Nationals bullpen. In...
2015/06/24 06:19
2015/06/24 06:19
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In his first start since a three-week stint on the DL, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg pitched five scoreless innings in a win over Atlanta on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. (Jonathan...
2015/06/24 05:19
2015/06/24 05:19
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The Nationals have an almost identical record as they did at this point last season. Can they finish with 97 wins again this year? (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post) “For tonight, it’s the...
2015/06/22 15:28
2015/06/22 15:28
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NEW YORK -- J.D. Martinez hit three home runs and drove in six runs as the Detroit Tigers roughed up Masahiro Tanaka and snapped a four-game losing streak with an 12-4 rout of the New York Yankees on...
2015/06/22 03:19
2015/06/22 03:19
8d
Denard Span, left, celebrates Yunel Escobar’s three-run first-inning homer as pitcher Gio Gonzalez, center, looks on. Washington gave Gonzalez nine runs of support in the first inning. (Alex...
2015/06/21 20:59
2015/06/21 20:59
8d
NEW YORK -- Right fielder J.D. Martinez hit three home runs and drove in six runs as the Detroit Tigers roughed up Masahiro Tanaka and snapped a four-game losing streak with an 12-4 rout of the New...
2015/06/20 16:12
2015/06/20 16:12
9d
BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado has a weekend of embarrassingly bad behavior behind him, an apology in the books to everyone he offended and an appeal of his five-game suspension from Major League Baseball...
2015/06/19 18:20
2015/06/19 18:20
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Kevin Plank, left, with Randy Edsall after unveiling new Maryland uniforms in 2011. (The Washington Post) Longtime Maryland football and basketball announcer Johnny Holliday remembers meeting Kevin...
2015/06/13 17:19
2015/06/13 17:19
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Mike Rizzo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By now, it’s clear the Nationals bullpen is an area the front office is seeking to upgrade. The bullpen is 21st in the majors with a 3.67 ERA. The team traded for...
2015/06/11 16:24
2015/06/11 16:24
18d
The Nationals acquired right-hander David Carpenter from the Yankees Thursday. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Needing steady help for their bullpen, the Nationals added a veteran hard-throwing right-hander...
2015/06/10 15:12
2015/06/10 15:12
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NEW YORK — On a day of prime pitching in the Big Apple, Masahiro Tanaka did more than his part. Tanaka bested Max Scherzer, Stephen Drew hit two solo home runs and the New York Yankees beat the...
2015/06/09 13:19
2015/06/09 13:19
20d
Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP) Over six-month seasons, teams ebb and flow. Just as quickly as the Nationals went 7-13 to start the season, they turned and went 21-6...
2015/06/07 21:19
2015/06/07 21:19
22d
Because of injuries and performance, the Nationals‘ bullpen has endured much turnover already this season. Fifteen pitchers have come out of the bullpen so far. And in the search for options, the...
2015/06/05 11:13
2015/06/05 11:13
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WASHINGTON — The Cubs' youthful talent conjures up mixed feelings for manager Joe Maddon. "I remember when I saw (Mark) Teixeira, Michael Young, Alex Rodriguez and Hank Blalock," Maddon said in...
2015/06/04 23:20
2015/06/04 23:20
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... really important to not try to do too much,” Storen said, “because sometimes, as a bullpen guy, [when] you’re coming out there and you feel good it actually can be a bad thing because you try to...
2015/06/02 00:19
2015/06/02 00:19
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Trading away Tyler Clippard netted the Nationals hot-hitting infielder Yunel Escobar, but they could try to acquire him back from the struggling Athletics. (Kyle Terada/Usa Today Sports) Here are the...
2015/06/01 09:51
2015/06/01 09:51
28d
DCCC Isn’t ‘Rushing’ to Make Endorsements Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But...
2015/06/25 03:43
2015/06/25 03:43
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