With Stephen Strasburg’s dominating performance and Denard Span’s return to the lineup, the Washington Nationals are feeling better about themselves.
Odubel Herrera had three hits and scored twice, Aaron Harang pitched six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Wilson Ramos drove in what would be the winning run in the 10th inning with his second RBI of the day, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3.
The Washington Nationals sure don’t look like the NL East favorite.
Freddy Galvis could be the leader the Philadelphia Phillies are looking for in their lineup.
The Nationals open the season Monday, but fans are already buzzing about a game that will be played three years from now on South Capital Street.
Everyday players Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon and Denard Span, fourth outfielder Nate McLouth and eighth-inning setup man Casey Janssen are among six players put on the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals.
As the season starts, shortstop Ian Desmond and the rest of the Washington Nationals are a popular pick to win their first World Series in what some think could be the current core’s last hurrah. Their focus is much narrower at the moment.
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred predicts an end to the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over payments to Washington from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which the teams co-own.
The Washington Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo announced Wednesday.