Posts Tagged “Stephen Strasburg”

No One Likes an Unhappy Blogger

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Beware, Nationals fans – I am in a bad mood.  I am usually a sunny disposition-type of person, but today I’m not, mainly because I got to work early for a meeting that ended up being canceled and no one told me.  But that’s neither here nor there – I was in a bad mood to begin with, since Max Scherzer was announced as the starting pitchers for the Washington Nationals on opening day this year. What’s the big deal – it’s only the first game out of 162 – why does it really matter ... read more

First Place is so Refreshing (for now!)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

A New Era Begins for the Washington Nationals

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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

Still Hanging in There!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Hello, Nationals fans!  Sorry I haven't blogged in a while - we had a family vacation, my kids went back to school, and I went back to my school-year job; so life has been pretty hectic around here.  But while all of us have been leading our busy lives, Major League Baseball continues, and as we enter the last month of the regular season, playoff races are heating up. Not to be excluded from the hoopla are the Washington Nationals, who, despite not living up to preseason expectations, are still ... read more