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On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrat…

On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrate team and country

washingtonpost.com Updated 17 minutes ago
Apple pie. Fireworks. Bunting. Baseball. Sequins. Wait, what? One of these things is not like the other, but for Tripp Whitbeck, the shiny ornamental decoration fits right in. Not only did he break out his sequined gloves as part of his Fourth of July o…
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  • Strasburg Injured in Nats' 9-3 Win Over SF

    Strasburg Injured in Nats' 9-3 Win Over SF

    nytimes.com 17 minutes ago
    Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.
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  • Nationals Pitcher Strasburg Exits Early With Injury

    Nationals Pitcher Strasburg Exits Early With Injury

    nytimes.com 2 hours ago
    Washington Nationals' RHP Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning because of an injury.
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  • Roundup: Two-Run Homer by Fill-In Lifts Nationals Past Giants

    Roundup: Two-Run Homer by Fill-In Lifts Nationals Past Giants

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Clint Robinson, a 30-year-old nonroster invitee in spring training, hit a seventh inning home run to lift the Washington Nationals over the San Francisco Giants.
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  • Alert fan catches flying bat in Washington, gets a kiss for his…

    Alert fan catches flying bat in Washington, gets a kiss for his efforts

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    We've already had our fill of scary flying bat incidents this season. That's why everybody watching cringed and held their breath on Friday night when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy lost his grip and sent his bat barreling into the stands at Na…
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  • Nationals Park wins the psychological battle, again with glorio…

    Nationals Park wins the psychological battle, again with glorious pregame BP music

    washingtonpost.com 21 hours ago
    Nats doing bush league thing where they change from rock to elevator music when visitors take BP. Something normally done by crappy teams. — Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 3, 2015 When your pregame antics are annoying even the opposing teams’ beat …
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  • CB Bucknor’s no-look fair/foul call does the Nationals no favor…

    CB Bucknor’s no-look fair/foul call does the Nationals no favors in Atlanta

    washingtonpost.com Jul 3 (yesterday)
    CB Bucknor should be selling grapefruits on a freeway off-ramp. Looks like a foul ball @MLB @Nationals @Braves — Elan (@HitchensSKINS) July 3, 2015 Thursday night in Atlanta, the Nationals fell to the Braves after one of the stranger scenarios you’ll se…
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  • Braves Edge Max Scherzer and the Nationals

    Braves Edge Max Scherzer and the Nationals

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 2 (yesterday)
    Cameron Maybin’s ninth-inning chopper over third base gave Atlanta a 2-1 win over Washington and its ace.
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  • ESPN’s Curt Schilling says Stephen Strasburg should be 100,000 …

    ESPN’s Curt Schilling says Stephen Strasburg should be 100,000 times better

    washingtonpost.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)
    Like a lot of people, Curt Schilling had lofty expectations for Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg when the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft was tearing through the minor leagues during his rookie season. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Schilling sai…
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  • Bryce Harper bares all for ESPN's 'Body Issue,' still loves coo…

    Bryce Harper bares all for ESPN's 'Body Issue,' still loves cookies

    yahoo.com washingtonpost.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)
    Good news, dudes and dudettes, you can still get as ripped as Bryce Harper and love donuts and cookies. The Washington Nationals slugger is one of the star athletes who agreed to strip down for ESPN's "Body Issue" this year (as evidenced by th…
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  • Maybin's 9th-Inning Single Helps Braves Beat Scherzer 2-1

    Maybin's 9th-Inning Single Helps Braves Beat Scherzer 2-1

    nytimes.com Jul 2 (3 days ago)
    Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
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  • Braves announcers continue to hammer Bryce Harper

    Braves announcers continue to hammer Bryce Harper

    washingtonpost.com Jul 1 (3 days ago)
    The Nationals were playing the Braves on Tuesday, which meant Fox Sports South announcers Chip Caray and Joe Simpson were looking for new reasons to criticize Bryce Harper. Wouldn’t you know, they found one in the fifth inning of the Nationals’ 6-1 win……
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  • Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oub…

    Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oubre

    washingtonpost.com Jun 30 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen and Dan Steinberg and WUSA9’s Dave Owens join host Gene Wang to discuss the Nationals solid performances despite injuries. The panel also analyzes the Wizards’ trade for draft pick Kelly Oubre Jr. and debate whether DeS…
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  • Nats fan buys home run ball from a Braves fan at Phillies’ stad…

    Nats fan buys home run ball from a Braves fan at Phillies’ stadium

    washingtonpost.com Jun 29 (5 days ago)
    How bad have things gotten in Philadelphia, where, only a few years ago, Phillies fans organized “invasions” of Nationals Park and found great joy in shaming Nationals fans for their poor attendance numbers? So bad that there were more Braves fans than …
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  • Pirates DFA Nats villain Jose Tabata, recall former Nats fan fa…

    Pirates DFA Nats villain Jose Tabata, recall former Nats fan favorite Steve Lombardozzi

    washingtonpost.com Jun 29 (5 days ago)
    It’s been an eventful few days of baseball transactions for the Nationals and their fans. On Friday, D.C. native Emmanuel Burriss, who played baseball at Wilson High in Tenleytown, was recalled by the Nationals to replace the (again) injured Anthony Ren…
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  • Roundup: Strasburg Is Strong Again for Nationals as He Makes Hi…

    Roundup: Strasburg Is Strong Again for Nationals as He Makes His Way Back From Injury

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 28 (6 days ago)
    Stephen Strasburg (5-5) allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and nine strikeouts in his second solid outing since returning from the disabled list.
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  • Phils keep hits coming in Game 2 win vs. Nats

    Phils keep hits coming in Game 2 win vs. Nats

    MLB.com Jun 28 (6 days ago)
    The Phillies tallied 15 singles among 16 hits in an 8-5 victory in Game 2 of a straight doubleheader against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.
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  • Correction: Nationals-Phillies Story

    Correction: Nationals-Phillies Story

    nytimes.com Jun 27 (7 days ago)
    In a story June 26 about the game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nolan Ryan had come the closest to throwing a second straight no-hitter since Johnny Vander Meer did it in 1938.…
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  • Phillies-Nationals Game Postponed by Rain

    Phillies-Nationals Game Postponed by Rain

    nytimes.com Jun 27 (7 days ago)
    Rain washed out Saturday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals after 1 ½ innings.
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  • Revere leaps to make outstanding grab

    Revere leaps to make outstanding grab

    MLB.com Jun 27 (7 days ago)
    Phillies center fielder Ben Revere made one heck of a catch Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, robbing Nationals first baseman Tyler Moore of extra bases.
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  • Phillies broadcasters put the jinx on Max Scherzer's perfect ga…

    Phillies broadcasters put the jinx on Max Scherzer's perfect game bid

    yahoo.com Jun 27
    Your browser does not support iframes. With Max Scherzer and the entire the Washington Nationals starting rotation on a historic roll entering play Friday night, the eyes of the baseball world focused on Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Could Max Sch…
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  • Video - Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game 02:58

    Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game

    Mar 1
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper talks about the importance of staying healthy this season and his expectations for Washington with a rotation full of great starters.
  • Video - Nationals: Spring Players To Watch 01:31

    Nationals: Spring Players To Watch

    Mar 1
    A number of superstars can be found on the Nationals roster, but if the team is hoping to get even farther this season, it'll need help from Aaron Barrett and hope Ryan Zimmerman wil improve while playing a new position.
  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.

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