San Francisco Giants
Jan 20, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Though Max Scherzer’s contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats’ payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million. Not only is that the biggest contract ever handed out in Nationals history, it’s the second largest ever for a starting pitcher, both in total money and average annual…
Jan 5, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Nearly 10 weeks had passed since the Nationals’ loss to the San Francisco Giants – the eventual champions – in the NLDS, when Aaron Barrett stood in front of the media at NatsFest at the Walter E. Covention Center in mid-December. Game 4, however, was still fresh on his mind. The Nationals reliever took the…
Dec 18, 2014, 2:38 PM EST
After narrowly beating the Washington Nationals in four games in the 2014 NLDS, the San Francisco Giants went on to take their third World Series title in the last five years. Madison Bumgarner overcame his Game 3 loss to the Nats to cement himself in MLB postseason history. It earned him Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsman of…
Nov 27, 2014, 6:00 AM EST
Last year we at CSN went through all 30 MLB teams and cited one reason for each why their fans should be thankful. Well, one year later as we all celebrate Thanksgiving, here is another stab at that idea. Some teams have more to be thankful for than others, of course, but each team in baseball…
Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 PM EST
WORLD SERIES GAME 7: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Series tied at 3-3 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 52 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) / KC RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13) The Giants and Royals are close enough of a matchup to warrant…
Oct 28, 2014, 5:05 PM EST
WORLD SERIES GAME 6: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 3-2 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 55 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) With two straight wins after falling into a 1-2 deficit in the World Series,…
Oct 26, 2014, 12:40 PM EST
WORLD SERIES GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Series: Series tied at 2-2 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 60 degrees, wind 11 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) / SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) For a series that has featured three blowouts in four games, the Giants and Royals…
Oct 22, 2014, 4:26 PM EST
WORLD SERIES GAME 2: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 1-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 64 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) Game 1 of the World Series was a bit of a bust, as…
Oct 21, 2014, 7:46 PM EST
WORLD SERIES GAME 1: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Tied at 0-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 68 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) / KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) After four long days without baseball, the action finally returns on Tuesday night with…
Oct 20, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
The Fall Classic is upon us, and while we don’t know yet whether the 2014 World Series will prove to be a classic, we do know it will provide a most unexpected and interesting matchup. Best as we can tell, nobody correctly predicted a World Series between the Giants and Royals back on Opening Day.…
Oct 16, 2014, 3:33 PM EST
NLCS GAME 5: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Series: Giants lead 3-1 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: STL RHP Adam Wainwright (20-9, 2.38) / SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) Game 1 of the NLCS was a showdown of aces, as Adam Wainwright and Madison…
Oct 12, 2014, 6:02 PM EST
NLCS GAME 2: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Giants lead series 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 60 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / STL RHP Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74) The Giants took Game 1 of this series on Saturday night thanks to a…
Oct 11, 2014, 3:22 PM EST
ALCS GAME 2: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) / BAL RHP Bud Norris (15-8, 3.65) Game 1 wasn’t exactly the cleanest game of baseball, but it sure was entertaining.…
Oct 9, 2014, 10:04 AM EST
Perhaps the most confounding part of the Nationals’ loss to the Giants in the NL Division Series was the absence of production from the middle of their lineup. Their veterans, the ones who had been there before and helped lead the Nats to the playoffs, simply didn’t show up. Instead it was the youngest players…
Oct 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
Gio Gonzalez’ playoff record now includes three starts to analyze, two in 2012 and one this year, the Nats’ season-ending loss in Game 4 of the NLDS. His 3.21 career ERA in the postseason makes it difficult to draw a true conclusion, but a close look reveals he has been anything but sharp. Gonzalez walked 11…
Oct 8, 2014, 12:07 PM EST
After returning from a serious hamstring strain in late September, Ryan Zimmerman was supposed to be worked back into the Nationals lineup right before the postseason. They had two weeks until the playoffs began and what seemed like plenty of time to make the transition. It just didn’t quite work out that way, as Zimmerman…
Oct 8, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Zimmerman, even-keeled to the end, tried to put into perspective what has happened to the Nationals the last three seasons. “I think winning the division two out of three years is pretty good,” the veteran third baseman said late Tuesday night inside the losing clubhouse at AT&T Park. “I think people…
Oct 8, 2014, 12:23 AM EST
Updated at 4:00 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Postseason baseball requires the utmost precision. Every pitch is magnified. Every swing is crucial. Every fielding attempt is life-or-death. The teams that win in October are the ones, quite simply, that don’t make mistakes. They pitch well. They hit at the right moments. They make all the plays…
Oct 7, 2014, 7:37 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Williams won’t name his starting pitcher for a potential Game 5 of the NLDS just yet, not with victory in Game 4 tonight still a prerequisite for that scenario to even come to fruition. But one revelation the Nationals manager offered up about his plan for tonight’s do-or-die game — Stephen…
Oct 7, 2014, 5:53 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — The Nationals won a do-or-die game yesterday, no small achievement. But all that did was set the stage for another do-or-die game tonight, in which a win would only ensure one final do-or-die game Thursday in D.C. In other words, the task remains tall. The matchup in Game 4, however, does favor…
Oct 7, 2014, 2:45 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — His overall numbers (3-for-14) don’t blow you away, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Bryce Harper has played a huge role for the Nationals in the NLDS, never more so than in Game 3 on Monday. Let’s start with his ninth-inning home run, another titanic shot over the high wall in…
Oct 7, 2014, 12:33 PM EST
After beating Madison Bumgarner in Game 3 on Monday afternoon, the Nationals will now send their own best lefty to the mound in Game 4 hoping to keep their season alive. Gio Gonzalez was the Nationals’ starter for both Games 1 and 5 back in 2012, so he has experience both pitching on the road…
Oct 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — All around him was chaos. AT&T Park was ready to explode from within, a sellout crowd of 43,627 roaring and trying to rattle the man who stood on the mound amid it all. The Giants had two men on with nobody out, Rafael Soriano and Matt Thornton were racing to the right-field…
Oct 6, 2014, 11:10 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Williams gave some thought to benching Wilson Ramos for Game 3 of the NLDS in favor of Jose Lobaton, the backup catcher who worked so well all season with right-hander Doug Fister. In the end, though, the Nationals manager felt like Ramos’ potential at the plate outweighed whatever Lobaton might bring…
Oct 6, 2014, 7:57 PM EST
Updated at 10:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO — Inning after inning, they tried in vain to plate a run. Just one lousy run. For 21 torturous innings that stretched from early evening Saturday on South Capitol Street to late Monday afternoon alongside McCovey Cove, the Nationals simply could not do it. And then, with one perfectly…
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As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...
MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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