Danny Espinosa raised his right hand and pointed at home plate umpire Alan Porter, protesting the called third strike that had just ended the game.
Twice during their extra-inning game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, the Washington Nationals appeared to have game-winning hits.
Cincinnati Reds center fielder, Billy Hamilton, has the kind of speed that can break records.
Few had hope for the Nationals returning to the playoffs heading into the last month of 2013 season, following their demoralizing first half. But they’ve mounted an historic rally, going 19-6 over their last 25 games, restoring at least a glimmer.
Bryce Harper homered and singled, Dan Haren had his best start of the young season Saturday and the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.
Gio Gonzalez allowed just one hit in eight innings, and Denard Span and Danny Espinosa drove in three runs each to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds send the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first homer of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
Forget about it. That’s the only thing the Nationals could do after absorbing their worst loss since they returned to Washington in 2005. The Cincinnati Reds hit six homers — two each by Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart and a pinch grand slam by Xavier Paul — while pulling away to a 15-0 win on Friday night.
Devin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.
The prelude to the final days of the regular season carried a lot of confusion as it pertained to the Nationals playoff seed and opponent. As teams race for home today in the schedule, trying to understand what just happened and what it all means can be jarring.