Shortstop Andrelton Simmons allowed Denard Span’s grounder to bounce through his legs for a game-ending, two-run error, lifting the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday in the makeup on a series opener postponed by a shooting rampage a day earlier at the nearby Navy Yard.
Denard Span was in the middle of discussing his 26-game hitting streak when cheers, claps and whoops erupted from out-of-sight sections of the Washington Nationals clubhouse.
Denard Span scored the go-ahead run on pinch-hitter Chad Tracy’s grounder in the 13th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday after Stephen Strasburg blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
Denard Span made a diving catch in deep center field with two runners on base for the final out, and the Washington Nationals held off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Denard Span had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-out RBI double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 Sunday.
Spring Training is a time for players to ease into their seasonal routines and for fans to familiarize themselves with a team’s newest acquisitions. Sometimes they learn all kinds of things about them, like an outfielder’s irrational fear of birds … and fish.
Denard Span endeared himself to the Lavar and Dukes audience Thursday when he shared that it only took him one weekend in D.C. to fall in love with the city.
The new face in the Washington Nationals’ outfield, Denard Span, joined 106.7 The Fan’s Danny Rouhier to discuss how excited he is to line up between Harper and Werth, and what he can bring to the batting order that fans may not expect.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo joined Holden and Danny Thursday to talk about the off season, talented young players on the roster and Atlanta’s moves.