Salvador Perez homered early, then drove in the tie breaking run in the eighth and the Kansas City Royals ended their seven-game losing streak on Sunday, rebounding for a 6-4 victory after blowing a 4-0 lead against Washington.
Mike Napoli of the Red Sox may or may not be dating porn star Rachel Starr, as her tweets suggested on Tuesday, which Nats’ manager Davey Johnson used as a setup to a joke about his team’s abysmal offensive production.
Jayson Werth launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his 1,000th career hit, highlighting a five-run rally that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Saturday night.
Davey Johnson addressed Tuesday night’s brawl between the Nats and Braves, and along with saying he believed Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, one overwhelming takeaway came through: “Things will even out. They Always do.”
Bryce Harper was drilled by Braves’ pitcher Julio Tehran Tuesday night, sparking a benches clearing near-brawl on the field, and a Twitter war between organizations off it.
Bob Nightengale of the USA Today was one of the lone national voices urging to silence the preseason crowning of the Nationals, validating his further assertion that they also won’t be the long-term juggernaut they’ve been touted to be.
The Washington Nationals have extended GM Mike Rizzo to a long-term contract, and promoted him to President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, according to a press release issued by the organization Thursday night.
Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals 11-0 Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Davey Johnson was tossed from the game, arguing a called strike three in the fifth inning as the Nats led the Pirates 4-1 on Thursday. To even things out, Pirates’ skipper Clint Hurdle was also tossed a little more than an inning later.
Pirates Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2 Wednesday night.