Davey Johnson gave a heartfelt weekly address to the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Wednesday, acknowledging he fought with Mike Rizzo over Rick Eckstein’s firing, and while he’s trying to remain optimistic about the season, there was on overriding sense of defeat in his words.
Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid outing by right-hander Charlie Morton, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Washington Nationals 6-5 Monday night.
Mayor Vincent Gray said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All-News 99.1 WNEW, “it’s time for the All-Star game for the nation’s pastime to return to the nation’s capital.”
Today is the final day for Nationals fans to vote Ian Desmond into the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Voting ends at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and has been extended to Twitter, with votes using the hashtag #DesiIn13 counting towards the final tally.
Wilson Ramos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday in his Fourth of July return to the Washington Nationals, leading an 8-5 matinee win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo denied rumors that Washington’s looking to trade for a starting pitcher before the deadline, saying he’s confident Dan Haren will bounce back, and made maybe the first public reference to the team’s top three pitchers as “The Big Three.”
Ian Desmond homered off a backup catcher, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals roughed up rookie Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets 13-2 Sunday for a much-needed road-series win.
Whether expectations were fairly placed on the Nationals or not heading into this season, the team has underperformed, but catcher Kurt Suzuki is emphatic their early-season confidence hasn’t wavered in the slightest, and has a message to deliver to all their critics.
EB took some remarkable photos during the Nats 7-1 loss to the Rockies this past Saturday at Nats Park.
Nats general manager Mike Rizzo answered a litany of questions about how the Nats will climb out of this season-long slump they’ve been in, which he says comes from guys “over-thinking it.” They just need to go out there and “see ball, hit ball and catch ball.”