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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

    Indians walkoff

    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  2. The Nationals’ Kevin Frandsen says Anthony Rendon is “the best young guy we have”

    May 7, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips, just a bunch of gibberish, and utility guys act like they forgot about Bryce.

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.

  5. Boswell: “Harper may be the Nats’ seventh-best player”

    Apr 21, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

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    That’s patently ridiculous, of course. But that’s the kind of nonsense you get when you start attacking guys for their alleged lack of hustle.

  6. Denard Span activated from 7-day concussion disabled list

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Denard Span had no issues during a brief minor league rehab assignment.

  7. Ryan Zimmerman out four to six weeks with a fractured thumb

    Apr 12, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman, Andrelton Simmons, Alex Wood

    The injury-ravaged Nationals will be without their third baseman for at least a month.

  8. Ryan Zimmerman exits early with thumb injury

    Apr 12, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Ryan Zimmerman, already dealing with a bum shoulder, suffered a hand injury during Saturday night’s game against the Braves.

  9. Play of the Day: Ryan Zimmerman avoids bat shard, starts double play

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman cheated death and still got two outs.

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  11. Bryce Harper out of Nationals starting lineup Sunday, admits that he is feeling “pretty lost”

    Apr 6, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 in Saturday night’s 6-2 loss to the Braves and acknowledged to CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman after the game that he’s feeling “pretty lost right now, actually.” He will sit out Sunday.

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  13. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Can the Nationals reclaim their throne atop the NL East? The Nationals were everybody’s…

  14. Jayson Werth isn’t fond of his 2014 Topps baseball card

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    There have been some bad baseball cards in the past. Billy Ripken’s infamous “[Expletive] Face” bat. Jay Johnstone’s umbrella hat. Chuck Finley’s bat/guitar. But at least it was unmistakable who was in it. Jayson Werth isn’t the only visible National in his card in the Topps 2014 set, something he isn’t too happy about, according…

  15. Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa involved in “open competition” at second base for the Nationals

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Danny Espinosa didn’t exactly have a great 2013 season. Due largely to playing with a fractured wrist, Espinosa posted a .465 OPS, resulting in a stint on the disabled list and a demotion to Triple-A Syracuse. Anthony Rendon took over and was more or less average offensively with some hiccups on defense. Nonetheless, an upgrade.…

  16. Danny Espinosa is in The Best Shape Of His Life, regrets playing through injury

    Jan 25, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

    Danny Espinosa AP

    We have a new member of the BSOHL club and his name is Danny Espinosa. During an appearance at NatsFest today, Espinosa told Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com that he hired a personal trainer this offseason and feels stronger now than he’s ever felt. However, there was an interesting quote among the typical offseason hyperbole, as…

  17. Yasmani Grandal likely to begin 2014 season on the disabled list

    Dec 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal suffered a torn ACL on July 6 when Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon slid into him on a play at home plate. The initial timetable for his return was set between 9-12 months and that appears to still be the case, according to Bill Center of the Union-Times. Grandal underwent surgery…

  18. Ryan Zimmerman will begin transition to first base

    Dec 10, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has the story: Let there be no confusion: [Ryan] Zimmerman will remain the Nationals’ everyday third baseman in 2014. But, Zimmerman confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the Nationals’ plans for him next season include spot duty at first base. Zimmerman will take some grounders at first base during spring training,…

  19. Nationals shopping infielder Danny Espinosa

    Dec 9, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Danny Espinosa AP

    Danny Espinosa lost his starting second base job to Anthony Rendon this past season and now he could be on the move. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Nationals are listening to offers on the 26-year-old infielder. Espinosa attempted to play through wrist and shoulder injuries in 2013 while batting just .158/.193/.272 with…

  20. Michael Wacha loses no-hitter with one out to go

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    We’re on the verge of history at Busch Stadium. Making good use of his vicious changeup and high-90s fastball, Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha has no-hit the visiting Washington Nationals through the top of the seventh inning. The Cardinals will carry a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame. Wacha has yielded just two…

  21. Bizarro World: Craig Kimbrel blows a save, Andrelton Simmons commits a game-ending error.

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Unicorn

    Well that’s something one doesn’t expect to see every day. The Nationals sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Braves. Then Mike Minor settled down and didn’t allow another run through the sixth. The Braves scored runs in the sixth and seventh to bring it to 3-2.…

  22. Nationals “trying to trade” Danny Espinosa

    Aug 28, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Danny Espinosa, Allen Craig

    Last week the Nationals indicated that they’re unlikely to call up Opening Day second baseman Danny Espinosa from the minors when rosters expand in September and now Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that they’re “trying to trade” him. Espinosa hit .158 in 44 games for the Nationals to earn the demotion and is hitting .208…

  23. Nationals likely to leave Danny Espinosa in the minors

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Danny Espinosa AP

    Opening Day second baseman Danny Espinosa has become a forgotten man since the Nationals demoted him to Triple-A in mid-June and it sounds like he won’t be returning to the majors this season. Rosters expanding on September 1 would make it easy for the Nationals to call Espinosa back up, but manager Davey Johnson indicated…

  24. Bryce Harper makes first career start in leadoff spot

    Jul 14, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper has hit mostly third (51 times) and occasionally second (five times) this season, but manager Davey Johnson chose to mix things up today, moving him into the leadoff spot and dropping Denard Span down to seventh. Obviously, this has more to do with Span’s poor play and the struggles of the Nationals’ offense…

  25. Yasmani Grandal out 9-12 months after knee surgery

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    San Diego placed Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day disabled list even before getting the results of his MRI exam, so the Padres knew his right knee injury was bad. And sure enough, the catcher has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and is expected to miss 9-12 months following surgery. Grandal suffered the injury when…

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