Nov 26, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
From the Kansas City Royals to the Philadelphia Phillies, every team’s fanbase has at least something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here is a glass half-full look around the league… Arizona Diamondbacks – Dansby Swanson The Diamondbacks don’t have much to write home about regarding their farm system, but they do have Dansby Swanson,…
Oct 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EST
ALCS GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / TOR RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) The Blue Jays’ offense looked like it had turned a corner in Game 3, but it was the Royals lineup that exploded…
Oct 19, 2015, 5:06 PM EST
ALCS GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 2-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) / TOR RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) The AL Championship Series shifts to Toronto on Monday night with the Blue Jays looking to climb themselves out of an 0-2 hole. It…
Oct 18, 2015, 6:03 PM EST
NLCS GAME 2: CHICAGO CUBS AT NEW YORK METS Series: Mets lead 1-0 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 46 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: CHC RHP Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA) / NYM RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24 ERA) The Mets took the first game of the NL Championship Series thanks to a dominant performance by Matt…
Oct 17, 2015, 2:40 PM EST
ALCS GAME 2: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 3:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: TOR LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) / KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) The Royals struck first in Game 1 thanks in large part to six shutout innings by Edinson Volquez. The…
Oct 13, 2015, 1:55 PM EST
NLDS GAME 4: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT CHICAGO CUBS Series: Cubs lead 2-1 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago Gametime: 4:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 12 mph Starting pitchers: STL RHP John Lackey (13-10, 2.77 ERA) / CHC RHP Jason Hammel (10-7, 3.74ERA) After taking care of business in Game 3, the Chicago Cubs now have a chance to clinch an NL Championship…
Oct 12, 2015, 10:45 AM EST
ALDS GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT HOUSTON ASTROS Series: Astros lead 2-1 Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) / HOU RHP Lance McCullers (7-11, 3.10 ERA) The Kansas City Royals were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but they face elimination from…
Oct 10, 2015, 2:00 PM EST
NLDS GAME 2: CHICAGO CUBS AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Cardinals lead 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Gametime: 5:37 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 68 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: CHC RHP Kyle Hendricks (8-7, 3.95 ERA) / STL LHP Jaime Garcia (10-6, 2.43 ERA) The Cubs came into St. Louis on Friday a confident team fresh off a…
Oct 9, 2015, 11:07 AM EST
ALDS GAME 2: TEXAS RANGERS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Rangers lead 1-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 12:30 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: TEX LHP Cole Hamels (13–8, 3.65 ERA) / RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) Game 1 was a letdown for the home crowd in Toronto, as David Price was rocked in a…
Oct 7, 2015, 3:39 PM EST
AL WILD CARD GAME: CHICAGO CUBS AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 67 degrees, wind 2 mph Starting pitchers: CHC RHP Jake Arrieta (22–6, 1.77 ERA) / PIT RHP Gerrit Cole (19-8, 2.60 ERA) The Astros punched their ticket to the next round on Tuesday night, so now it’s the National League’s turn…
Aug 11, 2015, 1:07 PM EST
The Nationals have signed journeyman outfielder Tony Campana to a minor-league contract, taking a flyer on the speedy 28-year-old coming off reconstructive knee surgery. The deal hasn’t been announced yet, but a club source confirmed the signing, first reported by CBSsports.com. The contract runs through the 2016 season. Campana will report to the Nationals’ spring…
Jun 7, 2015, 7:18 PM EST
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals’ offense showed signs of life on Sunday with two early runs to give Jordan Zimmermann a lead to work with, but Zimmermann himself could not capitalize in what ended up one of his worst starts of the 2015 season so far. Zimmermann gave up four runs to the Cubs and…
Jun 7, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
The Nationals close out their season series with the Chicago Cubs in a late afternoon Sunday start with Jordan Zimmermann (5-2, 2.88) and Kyle Hendricks (1-2, 3.99) set to pitch. The Nationals lost 4-2 on Saturday, as their offense struggled against Jason Hammel. They will hope for better results from their lineup on Sunday, but…
Jun 7, 2015, 9:32 AM EST
When the Nationals broke out for seven runs on Friday night, the hope was certainly for that momentum to carry over on Saturday in their early afternoon bout with the Cubs. Manager Matt Williams had adjusted his lineup with Ryan Zimmerman batting second and Anthony Rendon hitting cleanup. He went with the same approach on…
Jun 6, 2015, 4:26 PM EST
Desperate times call for desperate measures and with two starters on the disabled list and mixed results from their usual spot-starters, the Nationals called on prospect Joe Ross from Double-A Harrisburg to fill in on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs. It was an unexpected move that caught Ross himself by surprise. He was called in…
Jun 6, 2015, 12:28 AM EST
Danny Espinosa would have started making the mental adjustment required when moving from a spot in the daily lineup to a spot on the bench, if only he had enough time to consider it. Before Espinosa could get comfortable in a reserve role, though, he found himself right back on the field for the Nationals…
Jun 5, 2015, 10:03 PM EST
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: His lineup mired in a slump approaching two weeks, Matt Williams decided to try something different on Friday. Struggling Ryan Zimmerman was moved up to the No. 2 spot. Bryce Harper took over No. 3 duties, with fresh-off-the-DL Anthony Rendon entrusted with the cleanup spot. Whether those changes made a difference…
Jun 5, 2015, 3:48 PM EST
The Nationals are in a funk right now, of that there’s no doubt. They’ve lost six of their last seven games, and their once-productive lineup has gone silent, averaging a mere 2.3 runs and 6.9 hits per game since May 20. And because of all that, they found themselves this morning in second place in…
Jun 5, 2015, 1:47 PM EST
Updated at 6:30 p.m. Right-hander Joe Ross, one of the players acquired in last winter’s complex trade that most notably will bring shortstop Trea Turner to the Nationals next week, will be promoted from Class AA Harrisburg and start Saturday’s game against the Cubs, manager Matt Williams announced. Ross, 22, isn’t currently on the Nationals’…
Jun 5, 2015, 1:52 AM EST
With their offense stalled in a two-week long slump, the Nationals walked a tightrope on Thursday night that caused several close plays and one big mistake on the basepaths to loom large in their 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The game itself ended when Clint Robinson was picked off by catcher David Ross at…
Jun 5, 2015, 1:24 AM EST
The Nationals saw Anthony Rendon finally return on Thursday night, but it didn’t take long for them to have another player go down. Third baseman Yunel Escobar left the 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs with a right wrist injury. Escobar hurt his wrist during a check-swing while facing Jake Arrieta in the bottom of the first…
Jun 5, 2015, 12:14 AM EST
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After a delay of nearly two hours due to heavy and persistent rain, the Nationals’ offense squandered a solid outing by Gio Gonzalez as Washington fell 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs, their sixth loss in seven games. Gonzalez overcame a two-run first inning that could have been much worse to put in…
Jun 4, 2015, 3:03 PM EST
Losers of six of their last eight, the Nationals will try to get back on track against the Chicago Cubs in a four-game series beginning Thursday night. The Nats took two of three in Chicago just two weeks ago, now they meet again. Gio Gonzalez (4-2, 4.73) will get the start for Washington in his…
Jun 3, 2015, 4:29 PM EST
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On the latest episode of ‘Baseball in the District,’ Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I looked ahead to this weekend’s Nats-Cubs series with CSN Chicago Insider Patrick Mooney. We also talked to Matt Swope, Director of Baseball Operations for the Maryland Terrapins. Mooney was great on Kris Bryant and the…
May 28, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
It has turned into a broken record, but never has a broken record sounded so sweet to Washington baseball fans. The Nationals won another series Wednesday night, their ninth straight series won, matching a franchise record. And what a series it was, a tense, compelling, 3-day event at Wrigley Field that saw the Nats win…
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