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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Marlins run over the Nats, 9-5.

The Nats starting pitching did not look good as Garret Mock gave up six runs (5 earned) in only 4.2 innings pitched. Mock might be heading way up north as he had another disappointing effort.

The Nats offense did pound out 12 hits. The Nats offense was led by Mike Morse 3 hits.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Finally, Mr. Prez!!!! Obama is making his Pitch!

It took the President a year to get it right!! He is throwing out the first pitch for the 2010 opener at Nats' Park against the hated Phillies!!! I wrote about this very topic when he did not throw out the first pitch last year. ( )

I am glad he is finally coming to his senses and continuing the proud tradition of the President throwing out the first pitch in D.C.!

Let's hope he is wearing a Nats Jacket or Jersey!!!

Go Nats!

Chris Coste is claimed by the Nats

Chris Coste was claimed by the Nats off the Mets' waivers. He is an insurance policy due to what happen to Jaime Burke.

Mets.Nats game canceled due to weather.

Today's game was canceled due to weather.

4/5 of a Tank! We need one more.

It has been reported that John Lannan, Jason Marquis, Craig Stammen and Livan Hernandez have all made the starting rotation for our Washington Nationals for the beginning of the 2010 Season. One more starter will be named later to finish out the Nats' rotation.

A Maxwell Memory as he is sent way up North.

Well it been reported couple days ago that Justin Maxwell was sent to Syracuse due to his troubles at the plate. Good luck to Justin because he can sure play some mean outfield.

I want to mention my fondest memory of Justin. It was the walk off grand slam on the last home game of the 2009 season to beat the hated Mets!! I was about to leave the game soI strolled down from my seat at the end of the Mets' half of the ninth. I decided then I would watch and see if the Nats could somehow get a rally going. I ended up standing next to the MASN's post game set-up tent.

I stayed with each pitch and saying to myself this is interesting. The drama grew! Grew! GRew! GREw! and GREW! I was sucked right to the very end! The Mets' K-Rod versus the Nats' struggling slugger. A full count! I could not believe what I saw! A fly ball! What happen? Did the Mets' outfielder catch it? or was it a home run! The fans went wild! I went CRAZY! It was a grand slam! We beat the Mets again and this time in Walk Off STYLE!!

I remember yelling at Ray Knight!!!! "TALK about this one Baby!" I was so exicted I ran out of Nationals Park screaming at the top of my lungs! What a memory and what a night!

Thank You Justin! Good Luck in Syracuse:)

Nats9 Fans agree with Riggleman!

Nats9 followers also said that Ian Desmond should be the starting shortshop!!!

Nats overwhelm the Braves, 9-3

The Nats had a good game against the Braves. Scott Olsen pitch a fine game by pitching 5.1 innings and giving up only one earn run. He is making his case as the fifth starter. The Nats' offense pounded out 13 hits. Highlighted by Ryan Zimmerman's sixth homer of the spring.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Duh!!! It's Desmond!!

I am not really sure why people are surprise by the decision that Ian Desmond was named the starting shortstop. He played a great shortstop in September to end last year and he has kept it rolling this Spring! Cristian Guzman just came off surgery and his range is not what it once was when he first came to Washington in 2005. Guzman is beginning that stage of his career where "Jack-of-All Trades" will keep him getting a nice paycheck.

I response to all the posts I read about this situation as...DUH! It's Desmond.

The Nats Split Squads split two: Braves 4 Nats 0; Nats 7 Mets 5.

Braves 4 Nats 0

Jason Marquis looked better by pitching 5.2 innings and giving up 2 runs. The Nats offense was lead by Mike Morse's two hits.

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Nats 7 Mets 5

The Nats won a back and forth game. Alberto Gonzalez hit a go head homer in the 10th to led the Nats to victory. Craig Stammen was decent by pitching 5 innings and giving up two runs.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nats top the Cardinals, 7-4.

John Lannan was not at his best as he allowed 4 runs in 5.2 innings of work, but he showed why he is an inning eater. He did keep his club in the game. The Nats offense came alive as they pounded out eleven hits and were led by Willie Harris' three hits. Ivan Rodriquez hit his first homer of the spring.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Tigers thump Nats, 8-2.

The Nats were dominated by the Tigers last night by a score of 8-2. J.D. Martin was very poor as he pitched 5 innings while giving up five runs. The Nats offense had seven hits and was led by Nyjer Morgan two hits.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yankees edge the Nats, 3-1.

Livan Hernandez pitched very well against the Yankees by giving up one run in five innings, but it was not enough as the Yankees won 3-1. The Nats had six different players get hits.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tigers tame the Nats, 6-2.

Scott Olsen had a tough outing giving up 6 runs in 4.1 innings. The Nats offense which manage only 5 hits were led by Ivan Rodriguez two hits.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nats tops the Mets, 7-5.

The Nats topped the Mets 7-5. Jason Marquis picked up his first win of the spring and Craig Stammen got his first save. The Nats pounded out twelve hits and had two homers apiece by Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Nats slug out nine runs on the Fish.

The Nats held off the Florida Marlins by a score of 9-7. John Lannan pitched very well in the slugfest as he pitched 5 innings while giving up only one earned run. The Nats offense were lead by three players who each had two hits apiece.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Fish hold off the Nats, 5-3.

The Nats dropped to 3-13 as the Flordia Marlins beat the Nats, 5-3. Ryan Zimmerman led the Nats with two hits.

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Thank You "Da Meat Hook"!

Dmitri Young retired. I want thank him for his joy of the game he gave Washington. He always made it fun when he was in the game! I will always remember his "finger wiggle" he gave to his team after a big hit. Cristin Guzman has since taken those duties over.

Big Thank You "Da Meat Hook"!!!

Strasburg and Storen are headed to the mnors.

The Nats sent their two number one picks, Steven Strasburg and Drew Storen, to Harrisonburg to let them learn.

Other transactions are the following:

  • Matt Chico goes to Triple A
  • Doug Slaten and Jamie Burke was sents to Minor camp.

Nats dominate the Cardinals, 12-3.

Steven Strasburg picks up his victory of the spring and the Nats improved to 12-3. The Nats did not hit a homer but collected 14 hits. The Nats had three players with two hits apiece.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

30 Clubs in 30 Days: Washington Nationals

Here is the Nationals on MLB Network 30 Clubs in 30 Days:

Nats lose to Astros, 11-2.

The Nats got dominated early and often by the Houston Astros and lost 11-2. The highlight was Josh Willingham’s homer. The Nats drop to 2-12 this spring.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Duke(s) of DC

Elijah Dukes was released by the Washington Nationals today. The right field job is now open! Good Luck Men! Go Nats!!!

Nats take Two!

The Nats took two in their spilt squad games to increase their record to 2-11.

Washington 4 St. Louis 2

John Lannan picked up his first victory of the year. Ivan Rodriquez lead the Nats with three RBI.

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Washington 12 Florida 3

Craig Stammen picked up his first victory of the spring. The Nats had 12 hits and four home runs.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MLB Network: Nats are Up!

The Washington Nationals are up on the series 30 Clubs in 30 Days on the MLB Network.

The Braves beat the Nats, 5-2.

The Braves scored early and then later to beat the Nats, 5-2. The Braves held the Nats hitless in the first 3 innings. It was the 11 straight lost for men from Washington.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Cards comeback and beat the Nats, 7-3.

The Cards which was down by two in the fourth came back all the way and beat the Nats, 7-3. The Nats highlight was the excellent pitching of Steven Strasburg.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Boy Wonder does well again!

Steven Strasburg has done another fine job this spring as he pitched three scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is making GM Mike Rizzo and Manager Jim Riggleman job a little bit tougher on whether he should be on the opening day roster this April 5th.

Strasburg line is the following:

Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Strasburg 3.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

Astros outlast the Nats, 8-7.

Scott Olsen had a decent start by pitching three inning and by giving up only one run. Ryan Zimmerman had his second homer of the spring.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Yankees vs Nationals is canceled due to rain.

The game between the New York Yankees and our Washington Nationals was canceled due to rain. The game will not be made up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Astros vs Nats is Rain Out!

Today's game between the Nats and Astros was rained out. The game will not be made up!

Cards hold off Nats, 6-4

The Nats got down by four and never were able to recover. Justin Maxwell hit his first homer of the spring.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flo a No Go?

Jesus Flores does not look like he will be ready for Opening Day. Flores went to see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama to examine his shoulder today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Steven's Big Day!!

Steven Strasburg's big day is today! He we get the starting nod as the Nats host the Detroit Tigers at 1:05

Marlins Slam the Nats, 11-2.

The Marlins do what they do best; they beat up on the Nats and it is only spring training! Josh Willingham and Ryan Zimmerman both got their first homers of the Spring.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Nats lose a close one, 6-5 to the Mets.

The Nats lose a close one against the Mets. Mike Morse hit his second homer of the spring!

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