Nationals Inquirer

First Place is so Refreshing (for now!)

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, Nationals fans; what’s happening to our team?  Well they’re in first place, that’s what!  I know; I shouldn’t get too excited because they’re technically TIED for first place with the Atlanta Braves, and that could change instantly after tonight’s games.  But regardless of what the standings show, it’s nice to cheer for a team that is playing well. The Nationals have won eight of their last ten games (they lost the one I went to at Nationals Park against Yu Darvish ... read more

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Ho hum!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Hello, Washington Nationals fans!  I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but there hasn’t been much excitement in Nats Nation lately – the team remains solidly in third place behind the Miami Marlins and the division-leading Atlanta Braves, and they still have some key players on the Disabled List.  It’s kind of a ho-hum time for Nationals fans as we wait for  Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Zimmerman, and Bryce Harper to come off the DL. On the bright side, leadoff hitter Denard Span has ... read more

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How Much is Too Much Strasburg?

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

If you follow the Washington Nationals like I do, you probably check the box scores in the newspaper or online, you're aware of the terrible start that relief pitcher Tyler Clippard has had, and you surely know about Ryan Zimmerman breaking his thumb and Wilson Ramos hurting his wrist.  So I'm not going to give you a summary of who has played well and who hasn't, who is on the Disabled List and who isn't, or how many different batting lineups Nationals' manager Matt Williams has used this season. ... read more

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Officially Underway!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, Washington Nationals fans, how 'bout that Opening Day game between the Nationals and the Mets in New York?  That game had a little bit of everything - strikeouts, collisions at second base, home runs, replay challenges, and extra innings.  If every game is going to be this exciting, I may need to be medicated before the end of the season!  As you probably know by now, the Nationals won their first game of the season 9-7 over the Mets in 10 innings. The game began with Nationals' ... read more

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Who’s it Gonna Be?

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Hello, Nationals fans!  Spring is officially here, and Opening Day for Major League Baseball is just a few days away – are you just as excited as I am?  I have my tickets to go see five  Nationals games this season and a new Curly “W” jersey, so I am ready to go! The Washington Nationals have been having a very productive Spring Training, whittling down their roster (8 more guys left to cut) and working on their weaknesses from 2013 (like holding players on base so they don’t steal ... read more

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Everyone Take a Deep Breath, Please!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

After last year’s disappointing season, Washington Nationals fans are hungry for this year’s season to start.  All the players seem to be healthy, the new players acquired during the off-season promise to strengthen the team both offensively and on the mound, and pitching ace Stephen Strasburg has officially completed his rehab following Tommy John surgery in 2010 (finally!). Because of this excitement, both fans and reporters alike have a tizzy fit every time something out of the ordinary ... read more

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It’s (almost) Time to Play Ball!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Hey Nationals fans!  It may be hard to believe with the awful weather we’ve been having so far this year, but Spring Training is just around the corner!  Pitchers and catchers report this Thursday, with the rest of the squad starting next week (February 18).  I don’t know about you, but I am giddy with excitement!  Really, I'm giddy - I'm not kidding! So what went on with the Nationals during the off-season?  In case you missed it, Matt Williams was named as the Nationals’ new manager, ... read more

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A New Era Begins for the Washington Nationals

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Hey Nationals fans!  I hope you all had a safe Halloween – did you all see my son dressed as Jayson Werth?  Anyway, now that the World Series is over, the Washington Nationals can make it official:  Matt Williams has been hired as their new manager. Williams, 47, becomes the fifth full-time manager in Nationals history. The team made the announcement on Thursday morning, and Williams will meet with the media Friday afternoon during a 2 p.m. press conference that will be televised live on ... read more

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The 2013 Season in Review

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

The 2013 MLB baseball season is over, and while many teams are moving on to the postseason, that does not include the Washington Nationals.  The World Series was the ultimate goal for the team, as manager Davey Johnson was clear to point out all the way back at the Winter Meetings when he was quoted as saying “World Series or bust!”  Unfortunately, the Nats fell well short of that this season. They couldn't match their production from the magical 2012 season in a number of ways, and so the ... read more

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Officially Over :-(

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Washington Nationals are officially out of this year’s post-season race because of a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals Monday night paired with wins from the Reds and the Pirates. Despite the Nationals’ last-minute surge in the past two months, which included a 29-game hitting streak by Denard Span, 11 home runs by Ryan Zimmerman in the month of September, and a possible batting title for Jayson Werth, a lot of things went wrong for the Nationals this season. ... read more

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