October 25, 2020

Washington Nationals Game 148 Review: Kemp’s 9th inning homer wastes Nats’ furious 8th inning rally

A playoff-clinching victory will have to wait at least one more day.

Things were set for a storybook conclusion. John Lannan, opening day starter for a 100- and 90-loss Washington Nationals team, was on the mound with an opportunity to clinch the Nats first post-season berth since the relocation in 2005. Despite a thrilling six-run eighth inning Nats rally to tie the game, it just wasn’t to be, as Matt Kemp crushed an 0-2 pitch from Tyler Clippard to the seats at the Red Porch, delivering a 7-6 win for the Los Angeles Dodgers before 26,931 in the nightcap of the traditional single-admission double-header.

Coupled with the Atlanta Braves 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins, the Nats division lead is five games and magic number to clinch the division stays at nine.

Ryan Zimmerman makes anassisted play at 3rd and tags Adrian Gonzalez for the third out of 4th inning, however, umps ruled that Matt Kemp had scored before tag by Zimmerman – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game Two of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Nats fell behind early in this one, as Lannan was roughed up for six earned runs in 3 2/13 innings. It looked like the story of this game was going to be how Lannan got clobbered and the Nats’ bats were silenced by the much-maligned Dodgers starter Josh Beckett. Already exiled from Boston where he pitched poorly and acted worse, Beckett was masterful most of Wednesday night, facing the minimum number of batters through five innings and just one more through seven. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Chien-Ming Wang to Make Rehab Start in Woodbridge Tonight

Chien-Ming Wang before getting injured on March 15, 2012 during spring training (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

RHP Chien-Ming Wang gets the start for the Potomac Nationals in his second rehab of the year in Woodbridge with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. He is wearing #43.

Wang made a rehab appearance on April 28th in Woodbridge tossing four one-run innings striking out three against Myrtle Beach. In 2011, he pitched on July 2nd for the P-Nats throwing four scoreless frames.

Wang, 32, is 2-3 with a 7.61 ERA for Washington over seven games including four starts this season. He is currently on the 15-day DL with a hip strain. Over seven years with New York (NL) and Washington, Wang is 61-32 with 4.26 ERA over 756 2/3 innings. Wang’s finest year was 2006 with the Yankees when Wang finished second in Cy Young voting and led the AL with 19 wins.

NATS/SENATORS: Chien-Ming Wang to Make Rehab Start in Harrisburg on Friday

Chien-Ming Wang

Chien-Ming Wang pitching at Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Wang Slated to Start Game One of the Doubleheader Friday

Washington Nationals’ right handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is joining the Senators on a major league rehab and is expected to start game one of the doubleheader on Friday with the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Metro Bank Park. Wang was slated to pitch for the Senators in a rehab start earlier this year but didn’t due to the wet playing surface. He twice pitched for the Senators in rehab games last year.

Wang will become the seventh Washington Nationals’ player to appear for the Senators while on a rehab assignment this season.

Former Detroit Tiger RH Ryan Perry starts game two for the Senators. The doubleheader begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. Both games Friday are scheduled for seven-innings with a 25 minute break between games.

Friday night is a 40” Flatscreen and Fireworks Friday night with nine 40” Flatscreen Televisions being given away once per inning for the first nine innings.

The Senators and Richmond Flying Squirrels play a five-game in four-day series beginning Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The other games are Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for Senators’ games are available on game days 10:00 a.m. until the end of the game, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the end of the game. Box office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available via telephone during the same hours as the box office hours. Tickets are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.senatorsbaseball.com.

Washington Nationals Game 65 Review: Nats catch Rays in sticky situation but lose game 5-4

Rays and former Nats relief pitcher Joel Peralta walking off the field with Rays Manager Joe Maddon after Peralta was ejected for pine tar in his glove at Nationals Park. June 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was pushed around by the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing five early runs before departing after just 3 1/3 innings pitched, as the Nats dropped a 5-4 decision before 27,835 at Nats Park.

It was the Nats fourth straight loss and drops their record to 38-27. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 60 Review: Nats power past Jays 4-2; Solano hits 1st MLB homer

Let this sink in for a moment. It’s June 13 and the Washington Nationals are on pace to win 100 games.

Certainly there’s a lot of time between now and the start of the playoffs, but every series it seems like the Nats are taking two out of three games — or better. This series is no different, as the Nats got five nervous innings from Chien-Ming Wang, four dominant inning from the bullpen, and three home runs to take their second consecutive game from the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2, before 22,538 with the roof open at Skydome. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 50 Review: Chien-Ming Wang not sharp in 5-3 loss to Marlins

This was probably not the way Chien-Ming Wang envisioned how his first start of the 2012 season would go.

Wang gave up seven hits and three walks , two of which scored, in just four innings of work. The result — four earned runs — was too much to bear for the Washington Nationals offense, as the Miami Marlins took the third game of the series, 5-3, sweeping the Nats under the rug.

The loss pulls the Marlins within a half-game of the first place Nats, whose record falls to 29-21. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Weekend Roundup: Bats bust out in sweep of Braves

The Washington Nationals sit atop the N.L. East so far this season mostly on the strength of their pitching staff, most notably their dominant starting pitching. But in sweeping three straight from division rival Atlanta Braves over the weekend, the Nats hitters served notice that as the weather starts to warm up, they too can contribute to the winning ways.

The Nationals scored 22 runs in three games, besting the fourth-place Braves by the count of 7-4 Friday night, 8-4 Saturday and 7-2 Sunday. [Read more…]

NATS/CHIEFS: Chien-Ming Wang to Make Rehab Start in Syracuse

Chien-Ming Wang before getting injured on March 15, 2012 during spring training (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Right-hander is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, May 9

Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Chiefs announced today that Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is scheduled to start for the Chiefs on Wednesday, May 9. Wang will pitch in Syracuse for the second straight season, after the right-hander made two rehab starts with the Chiefs in 2011.

Wang is slated to pitch for the Chiefs against the Durham Bulls in Wednesday night’s game starting at 7:00pm. The 2006 American League Cy Young runner-up is currently 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts on a rehab stint between Advanced-A Potomac and Class-A Hagerstown.

The right-hander has tossed 10 innings and has allowed seven hits, three runs (two earned) and one walks while striking out ten. Wang is recovering from a strained left hamstring suffered on March 15 in a spring training game.

Wang is 59-29 with a 4.15 ERA in 120 games (115 starts) over his Major League career with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Wang pitched for the Yankees from 2005 to 2009 after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2000. The 31 year-old had his best season in 2006 when he compiled a 19-6 record with a 3.63 ERA. Wang led the American League that season with 0.5 home runs allowed per nine innings.

Last season, Wang was 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts for the Nationals in his second season with the team. Wang was signed by Washington in 2010, but missed the entire season due to shoulder surgery.

Tickets for Wednesday’s game and all other Syracuse Chiefs homes games can be purchased in person at the Chiefs ticket office at Alliance Bank Stadium, by calling 315-474-7833, or online at SyracuseChiefs.com.

Saturday is a Busy Day for DC Sports

It is a very exciting time for Washington DC sports fans.  To help keep your head from spinning, here is a quick list of the events and games scheduled for Saturday, April 28.






11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – FREE Draft Party. FREE Parking. Sign up to get your FREE Draft Party Pass and welcome RGIII to DC.

3:00 p.m.Game 1 vs. New York Rangers in New York City at Madison Square Gardens

6:35 p.m.Chien-Ming Wang is scheduled for a rehab start in Woodbridge.

7:05 p.m.Game 5 of round one (Decisive game) for Calder Cup at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (“Baby Pens”)

7:30 p.m. – Home game vs. Houston Dynamo; Armed Forces Appreciation Day.

9:00 p.m.MLB Debut of Bryce Harper at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

NATS/P-NATS: Chien-Ming Wang to Pitch Saturday in Potomac

Updated: Chien-Ming Wang will wear #43 and is expected to throw 65 pitches.

Chien-Ming Wang in his Nationals debut July 29, 2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Second Straight Year Wang Pitches in Woodbridge

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) – The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce that on Saturday Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will start at Pfitzner Stadium. The Saturday, April 28th contest contest is at 6:35 PM against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans with fireworks after the game.

Wang, who hails from Taiwan, pitched for Potomac last season on July 2nd. He threw four scoreless one-hit innings in front of a crowd 6,911 in Woodbridge. The Nationals won the game 14-1 over the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Wang, 32, has been rehabbing a left hamstring strain that he suffered during spring training. Washington Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson says Wang will be held to 65 pitches for his start on Saturday and would have to throw 85 pitches in an outing before Washington would consider recalling him to the majors. In his second rehab start which is to be announced, he is expected to throw 75 pitches.

Wang made eleven starts for the Washington Nationals last season posting a 4-3 record with a 4.04 ERA. The right-hander played his first five professional seasons with the New York Yankees from 2005-09 with his best season coming in 2006. In that campaign, Wang finished second in the Cy Young voting with a 19-6 mark and a 3.63 ERA.

Tickets for this game and others are available at the Potomac Nationals box office. For more information, call us at 703-590-2311 or visitwww.potomacnationals.com.

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