Posts Tagged “Washington Nationals”

So Nice for Bryce!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

It’s been a very interesting season for the Washington Nationals so far.  While they’re not tearing up the league like predicted, they have come back from a so-so April and had a breakthrough May so far to put themselved in a solid second place in the National League East. Not only have Jayson Werth and Denard Span returned from the Disabled List (oh, hang on – Werth just got placed BACK on the DL!), but left fielder Bryce Harper has been kicking butt this month, winning National League ... read more

No One Likes an Unhappy Blogger

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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

Spring Training Games Don’t Count!

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I have to start today’s blog post by acknowledging the fact that the Frederick News-Post has done a decent job printing Washington Nationals articles this season.  In a city that bleeds orange and black, it’s nice to see some increased coverage of the “other” Major League baseball team that’s a short driving distance from Frederick.  So thanks, FNP – we Nationals fans appreciate the recent articles in the sports section highlighting the Nationals’ hopes for Spring Training and goals ... read more

So What if it’s 12 Degrees? Spring Training Starts This Week!

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Hello, Washington Nationals fans! It’s finally that time of year again – time for Major League Baseball players to brush the mud off their cleats (wait, who am I kidding – they all get new shoes each spring), rub some oil on their gloves (do they get new gloves too?), and grab a new bucket of shiny white baseballs (with some residual mud from the Delaware river). Spring Training starts this week, and the Washington Nationals have a lot to look forward to and a lot to live up to as well.   After ... read more

Disappointed, but Looking Ahead

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As you probably know by now, the Washington Nationals were eliminated in the first round of this year's baseball playoffs.  Yes, just like in 2012, the team that led the National League in wins was defeated by the Wild Card team, in this case the San Francisco Giants.  All the talk of a "Beltway World Series" between the Nationals and Orioles quickly faded away and is now a distant memory.   So what happened?  Well the games weren't really that exciting.  In game 1, which my ... read more

Bring on the Braves!

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With only 20 games left in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, the team is solidly in first place, 7  games above the Atlanta Braves.  All the games that the Nationals have left are against NL East teams, including six against the Braves.  So a LOT can still happen, despite the Nationals’ “magic number” to clinch their division being only 14.  Still, unless the team completely falls apart, you can expect the Nats to clinch the NL East and move on to post-season baseball. The ... read more

A Fan in the Brink of a Heart Condition

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, Nationals fans – this whole being-in-first-place thing has me under such stress!  I was going to blog earlier this week about Stephen Strasburg’s struggles to earn a win, but then life got in the way and I didn’t get a chance to sit down and type.  Then on Tuesday I was going to write about the Nationals’ latest call-up, Michael Taylor, and how he had a base hit and a home run in his Major League debut against the Mets.  But again, things got busy and I didn’t get the ... read more

Missing Ryan

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Hello, Nationals fans!  Doesn’t it feel good to be in first place?  Right now the Washington Nationals are 1 1/2 games atop the NL East, with the Atlanta Braves breathing down our backs.  But it has taken a lot of toil and trouble to get to the top – the Nationals have battled injuries, hitting slumps, and Bryce Harper tantrums, and through it all, they still manage to persevere. Many critics have stated that the NL East has the most “uninteresting” race in Major League Baseball. ... read more

Halway Done and Looking Good!

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Happy All-Star break, Nationals fans!  As we look back on the first half of the 2014 baseball season, we Washington Nationals fans should be pretty pleased with our team.  Not only are the Nationals in first place in the NL East (percentage points above the Atlanta Braves); the Nats have won 10 of their last 14 games, their bats have come alive, and their pitching continues to be solid. While some critics claim that the Nationals have “under-performed” during the first half of the season, ... read more

Ho hum!

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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