September 20, 2019

Washington Nationals Game 114 Review: Five-run fifth lifts Nats to eighth straight win

Edwin Jackson didn’t have his best stuff last night, but he hung around long enough to witness the Washington Nationals come up with five runs in the top of the fifth inning and eventually beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-5, before 34,030 at Chase Field.

The win is the Nats (71-43) eighth consecutive victory, maintaining their 4 1/2 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the N.L. East. [Read more…]

PHOTOS: Washington Nationals Game 103, August 1

The Washington Nationals hosted the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, August 1 and fell to Phillies 3-2. Read the game review here.

The following are a few of our photos from the August 1, 2012 game. The Nats are wearing the blue patriotic jerseys for Military Night.

Nationals Park at sunset, August 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page; Photosynth on iPhone) [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 103 Review: Three solo homers sink Nats against Phils

Vance Worley, the youngster of the Philadelphia Phillies rotation, kept the Nats bats quiet most of the night, though he did not record a strikeout in seven innings pitched, and Jimmy Rollins hit two solo home runs against Washington Nationals starter Edwin Jackson, sending the Nats to a second consecutive loss, 3-2, before 23,777 at Nats Park.

The loss drops the Nats record to 61-42, though they maintain a 2 1/2 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the N.L. East due to the Braves falling to the Miami Marlins 4-2.

RHP Edwin Jackson on the mound for the Nats – Philadelphia Philles v. Washington Nationals, August 1, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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Washington Nationals Game 92 Review: No offense in 4-0 loss to Braves

In the first game of a day/night doubleheader at Nats Park, the skies remained overcast, cloudy and gray with a misty rain for the duration, setting a soggy pall over the stadium. The Washington Nationals hitters acted as if they were affected by seasonal affective disorder, shut down by Ben Sheets and two Atlanta Braves relievers, en route to a 4-0 loss before 28,745 waterlogged patrons. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 64 Review: Nats offense continues to sputter in 4-1 loss to Yankees

It’s been a prevailing theme this series. Really, it’s been a problem all season long: cashing in base runners. Sunday was no different, as the Nats mustered one run– a solo home run at that — and another strong effort by a starting pitcher is wasted as the Washington Nationals fell to the New York Yankees 4-1, before another sellout crowd of 41,442.

The loss completes a three-game sweep by the Bronx Bombers, and drops the Nats record to 38-26. And despite the hand-wringing and hair pulling in some circles about having dropped three in a row to the “big, bad Yankees” as manager Davey Johnson called them before the start of the series, the Nats still lead the N.L. East by four games by owning the N.L.’s second best record — just like before the Yankees came to town. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 59 Review: Jackson goes eight strong in Nats win over Toronto

So that Edwin Jackson signing is looking pretty good these days.

The veteran right-hander generated an almost endless string of ground ball outs, going eight-plus innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, before a crowd of 18,513 at Skydome. Jackson, one of the league leaders in pitch economy, threw 108 in his eight innings, allowing just three hits and three walks, striking out three. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 54 Review: Jackson, LaRoche power Nats past Mets, 5-3

It had been almost two months — April 14, to be exact — since the last time Edwin Jackson was credited with a victory. It’s not like he’s pitched poorly. On the contrary, he’s been almost uniformly excellent.

Wednesday night, needing to give the Washington Nationals bullpen a break after a 12-inning affair the previous night, Jackson responded as he as much of this season. The big right-hander gave the Nats seven very solid innings, limiting the New York Mets to three hits, en route to his second victory of the 2012 campaign, a 5-3 win before 27,335 at Nats Park. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 49 Review: One mistake makes the difference in 3-1 loss to Marlins

Edwin Jackson was having himself a heck of a ballgame. He cruised through the first five innings, allowing just a single base hit. He hit a snag in the sixth, as a pair of doubles led to a run, but he staved off any more trouble. But in the seventh, Jackson committed a costly throwing error on a pickoff attempt which lead to another run, and the Nats never did answer against Anibal Sanchez and three relievers, as the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals for the second night in a row, 3-1, before 25,969 at Marlins Stadium. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 39 Review: Nats waste opportunities — and Edwin Jackson’s stellar effort

 “A lot of times we got ourselves out being overly aggressive.” Davey Johnson, on Nats missed opportunities

Round one of this version of “Battle of the Beltways” goes to the Birds from Baltimore.

Neither team had much going by way of offense last night. With the score tied at one going into the 11th inning, you had to figure a solo home run was as likely as anything to win the game, and that’s exactly what happened. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 34 Review: Votto slams Nats with walk-off homer against Hot Rod

The game was delayed for over three hours due to a steady rain that fell in the Cincinnati area overnight, continued into the morning, and just kept on falling throughout the game. Maybe now the Nats wish they went ahead and called it.

Leading 6-5 going into the bottom of the ninth, “Bad Henry” showed up again, as Henry Rodriguez gave up a seeing-eye single ahead of two walks, bringing up Joey Votto, who had only gone 3-for-4 with two home runs and a double to that point in the game. On a 2-2 fastball that caught too much of the plate, Votto ended it, sending the 96-MPH offering into the batter’s eye in center field, delivering a walk-off grand slam and a 9-6 win for the Reds. [Read more…]

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