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There is no "Enter Sandman" feeling when Soriano takes the mound.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Five Reasons Why the Nationals Will Win the NL East

While the National Pastime still has your attention why don’t we discuss the five reasons why the Nats will win the NL East and give us something other than football to lose sleep over this fall?



5 Crazy Plays By A Shortstop You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

A super human shortstop, no Derek Jeter, we’re not talking about you.


PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.


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Who Wore It Best? 5 Injury Protective Gear Worn By Athletes

Protective injury gear is becoming more popular in professional sports these days and athletes are taking the opportunity to make a fashion statement (and endorsement deals). So who wore theirs the best?


Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals celebrates scoring teams first run on a Adam LaRoche #25 (not pictured) single in first inning during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on June 22, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nationals Beat Braves 4-1 for Series Split

Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals.


Evan Gattis #24 of the Atlanta Braves slides into home plate to score team third run in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nationals Drop to 2nd, Lose 6-4 to Braves in 13

At least it took 13 innings for the Washington Nationals to lose to the Atlanta Braves, instead of the usual nine.


Jayson Werth #28 of the Nationals walks back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on June 19, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats Don’t Help Zimmermann in 3-0 Loss to Braves

For a while, Jordan Zimmermann appeared to be cruising toward his third straight complete game — and his second consecutive loss.


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Musicians + Sports: Cole Swindell on Representing All Things (and Teams) Atlanta, Georgia

The diehard Atlanta Braves fan gets a special thrill from the team’s third baseman, Chris Johnson, using his song, “Chillin’ It,” as walk-up music.


Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Nationals home opener at Nationals Park on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Perplexed by Nats-Braves Matchup

“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.


Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is forced out at second pass by Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball against the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats Avoid Sweep With 2-1 Win Over Braves

Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run — the only run of the game scored on a hit — and the Washington Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.





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