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
I know, Nationals’ fans; it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. But I was waiting for the Nats’ winning streak to end, because I figured that blogging about it during the streak would somehow jinx the team. So now that the 10-game winning streak is over (only after one loss, since they won again after the streak ended), I can reflect on what it’s like being a Nationals fan during this exciting time. First of all, those darn Atlanta Braves didn’t make the streak as exciting as it could ... read more
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
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
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
What a difference a few weeks make! The Washington Nationals went 14-5 during a 19-game stretch against the Marlins, Mets, and Phillies. It was a crucial run of wins, and combined with a few slip-ups from the Reds recently, it's gotten the Nats only 5 games back of the National League wild card race (I'll be wearing my black and gold this weekend while I root for the Pirates to sweep the Reds!).
Now that the season series with the Mets and Phillies are wrapped up, the Nats' schedule gets ... read more
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