Someone who’s accustomed to the pressure of trying to crack an everyday Major League roster, Ryan Mattheus is entering his second full season with the Nats, and his first as a proven commodity in their bullpen. He sat down with Holden and Danny to explain the ins and outs of Spring Training on Wednesday.
When the story of Manti Te’o’s alleged deceased girlfriend broke Wednesday, it pushed immediately to the forefront of every sports desk in America, overshadowing many other very relevant sports stories. Here are some local stories you may have missed in the cloud of Te’o dust.
The Nationals have dealt Michael Morse in a three-way trade, involving the Mariners and the Athletics, that brings right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole back to Washington, according to the Washington Post.
The Washington Nationals are shopping outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, who slammed 31 home runs with 95 RBI, 73 runs and a .303 batting average just two years ago, because they have nowhere to play him after acquiring center fielder Denard Span from Minnesota and re-signing first baseman Adam LaRoche.
The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement with first baseman Adam LaRoche, according to the Washington Post.
In 2012, the Washington Nationals had their first winning record since they began play in D.C. in 2005, and they played the first playoff series in Washington in 79 years. The Nationals took D.C. fans through a roller coaster of emotions in the National League Division Series. Now that D.C. fans have had a taste of playoff baseball, they can only hope that this year was just the beginning.
The Washington Nationals’ epic collapse, first surrendering a 6-0 lead, then giving up four runs in the ninth inning to give Game 5 of the National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, will go down as one of the worst moments in D.C. sports history.
Taking the mound for only the fourth time in 2012, missing a rib after surgery to cure numbness on his right side, the 37-year-old Carpenter pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, rookie Pete Kozma delivered a three-run homer, and the defending champion Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL division series.
Adam LaRoche added to his home run tear with a two-run shot and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 in a fight-filled game Thursday night to finish a lopsided four-game sweep.
Michael Morse homered twice, Jordan Zimmermann matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and the Washington Nationals completed a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-0 victory Thursday night.