December 15, 2019

Washington Nationals Game 56 Review: Solos Homers from Harper & Ramos Not Enough, Cubs Beat Nats

The Washington Nationals fells 4-2 against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon in front of 38,214 baseball fans at Nationals Park in D.C. Chicago’s right-handed starting pitcher Jason Hammel out dueled recent Nats call-up, right-handed pitcher Joe Ross, who was subjected to a mostly quiet Washington offense throughout the day’s contest. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 51 Review: Hammel, Orioles hand Nats first loss vs. AL this season

The Baltimore Orioles (28-23) tallied 15 hits on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Nationals (26-25) fell 6-2 in front of a sellout crowd.

Washington entered Monday’s game a perfect 5-0 against the American League this season, but the Orioles wasted no time adding a blemish to the Nats’ interleague record. It didn’t help matters that the Nats were shorthanded with bursitis keeping Bryce Harper out of the lineup. Fortunately for the Nats, Harper’s MRI showed no structural damage, which keeps open the possibility that the phenom could return to the lineup in a DH role in a couple days’ time.

Nevertheless, Jason Hammel (W, 7-2) looked sharp through eight innings against the Harper-less Nationals’ order, holding Washington to eight hits and two runs in his stint.

Still, the Nats took an early one-run lead in the second inning via an Adam LaRoche single and stolen base, believe it or not. The snag marked just his second stolen base of the season and the eighth of his career. [Read more…]

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