July 6, 2022

NATS: Vote for Ian Desmond! #DesiIn13

The Deadline is quickly approaching so get voting! Deadline is this, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Vote Ian Desmond in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Man Vote! VOTE HERE. Or text N1 to 89269.
***There is no limit to the number of votes.***

Desmond All-Star Final Vote Logo


From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag (#DesiIn13) will be tabulated as part of the overall vote total used to determine the AL and NL winners. Fans may follow @MLB on the popular social networking service for the latest standings updates in advance of the 4 p.m. ET balloting deadline.

Washington Nationals send Harper, Zimmermann to MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced the players selected to play in the 2013 All-Star Game, to be played at Citifield, Queens, New York Tuesday, July 16.

The Washington Nationals will be represented in the starting lineup by Bryce Harper, the youngest All-Star since Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1990. He will be joined by starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. Harper was elected by the fan vote.

Harper missed over a month with an injured right knee, but he overtook Justin Upton in the final fan balloting to earn a spot in the N.L. outfield alongside the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez and the Cardinals’ Carlos Beltran.

Ian Desmond was left off the N.L. team as shortstop reserves Jean Segura of Milwaukee and Everth Cabrera of the Padres were those teams’ sole representatives.

Desmond will be part of the N.L. final vote, along with Freddie Freeman of Atlanta, Adrian Gonzalez from the Dodgers, Hunter Pence of the Phillies and Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers.


NATS: Vote Washington Nationals for 2013 All-Stars

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game will be held at CitiField in New York City on July 16, 2013.

2013 All-Star Game Logo

Fans can cast their votes up to 25 times at MLB.com until Thursday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET to make Nationals like Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche, Wilson Ramos and Jayson Werth All-Star starters.

NATS: Vote Bryce Harper for MLB13 Cover

Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

National League Rookie of the Year, Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper needs your help. Vote for Harper as the cover for “MLB13 The Show” video game.

As of 4:00 p.m. ET on January 8, 2012, Harper is in 5th place out of seven options. Vote now!

NATS/P-NATS: Skole, Karns and Meyer Nominated for 2012 MiLBY Awards

Congratulations to Matt Skole, Nathan Karns and Alex Meyer. Fans can vote online up to 25 times until October 22.

Alex Meyer – Winston-Salem Dash v. Potomac Nationals, 8/12/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals minor league players of the year Matt Skole and Nathan Karns live on scoreboard with Clint before 3rd inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Skole up for “Offensive Player of the Year”; Karns and Meyer for “Starting Pitcher of the Year”

Woodbridge, VA— The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce a trio of nominations for the 2012 MiLBY Awards. P-Nats finalists include slugger Matt Skole, proposed for “Offensive Player of the Year,” as well as right-handed hurlers, Nathan Karns and Alex Meyer, nominated in the same category for “Starting Pitcher of the Year.”

The 8th Annual MiLBY Awards, hosted by MiLB.com, allow fans to cast their ballot for the best players, performances, plays, promotions, and more from the 2012 season. Twelve nominees have been selected in each award category.

The official categories for the MiLBY accolades include: Play, Moment, Home Run, Offensive Player, Starting Pitcher, Relief Pitcher, Breakout Prospect, Game, Team, Promo, and Photo.

Voting has already begun and fans can vote up to 25 times per email address through October 22nd by heading to MiLB.com. Head online to: http://www.milb.com/news/awards/y2012/index.jsp to visit the MiLBY Awards election headquarters to vote for Matt Skole’s offensive prowess, and to pick either Nathan Karns or Alex Meyer as the best starting pitcher in the Minor League landscape.

3B Matt Skole (5th Round, 2011) tore up the South Atlantic League in 2012 (led circuit with 27 HR and .574 SLG%) and was promoted to the Carolina League on August 14th where he hit .314 in 18 games for the P-Nats, collecting 10 doubles and 12 RBIs. Skole was named the 2012 SAL Most Valuable Player and 2012 Washington Nationals Player of the Year for his career season which featured the third-most four-baggers in MiLB and a .989 total OPS for the campaign.

RHP Nathan Karns (12th Round, 2009) was stellar in 2012, going (11-4) on the year, while posting an organizational-best 2.17 ERA in 24 games and 18 starts between Single-A Hagerstown and Class-A Advanced Potomac. Karns fanned the most batters in the organization (148 strikeouts) and collected the 2nd most wins among Nationals farmhands. Karns was honored as the Washington Nationals Pitcher of the Year.

RHP Alex Meyer (1st Round, No. 23 Overall, 2011) began the season as the Washington Nationals’ 6th best prospect per Baseball America and did not disappoint. Meyer dominated across both class-A levels, going (10-6) with a 2.86 ERA in 25 starts, while striking out 139 hitters in 129.0 IP. During his tenure as a member of the P-Nats pitching arsenal, Meyer surrendered just one earned run or less in six of his seven outings after being selected to pitch in the prestigious prospect showcase, the MLB Futures Game during the MLB All-Star Game festivities at Kauffman Stadium.

The Potomac Nationals are the Class-A Advanced Minor League Affiliate of the Washington Nationals. For season tickets or corporate sponsorship inquiries call 703-590-2311 or visit www.potomacnationals.com.

Photo Courtesy of Potomac Nationals

NATS: Ryan Zimmerman Named Washington Nationals’ Nominee for 2012 Roberto Clemente Award

Washington Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman was named the team’s 2012 nominee
for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

Ryan Zimmerman and his family at ziMS 3rd Annual “A Night at the Park” at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. Fiance Heather Dowden, mother Cheryl, father Keith and brother Sean. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman is one of the 30 Club nominees who are finalists for the national award, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. Tuesday, September 18 will mark the eleventh annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.


The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their Clubs. The award is named for the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The award pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing talented current players who truly understand the value of helping others.
Roberto Clemente statue at PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Zimmerman’s commitment to the community is best illustrated through his work with the ziMS Foundation, which he founded in 2006, his first full season in the Major Leagues. The ziMS Foundation aims to raise money for multiple sclerosis awareness and programs benefitting those afflicted with the disease. Serving as president, Zimmerman is actively involved in and donates his time, money and image to promoting the foundation. This year the foundation expects to surpass $1 million in donations for MS charities and research. The foundation holds several fundraising events annually, including ziMS Funfest, the Golf and Gala and the popular Night at the Park held at Nationals Park. Zimmerman’s community outreach also includes visits to local children’s hospitals several times each season.

Since becoming the first draft pick in Washington Nationals history in 2005, Zimmerman has been a standout on and off the field. He is well-decorated for his contributions in the community, having won the 2011 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (nominated again in 2012) and the 2009 Jefferson Award for public service, as well as being selected as the Nationals nominee for the Roberto Clemente in Award in 2007 and the Branch Rickey Award in 2011 and 2012. In addition to honoring Zimmerman as part of a special on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, video tributes celebrating Clemente’s career and dedication to helping others will run throughout the evening.  

“We are so proud to have Ryan represent the Nationals,” Lara Potter, Nationals Vice President of Communications said. “His strength of character, dedication to helping others and passion for the game truly illustrate the ideals set forth by Roberto Clemente.”

The Washington Nationals will host Roberto Clemente Day, on Wednesday, September 19 when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers. Zimmerman will be recognized prior to the game in an on-field ceremony.

Fans can vote online and participate in the process of selecting the national award recipient by visiting mlb.com/ClementeAward from September 18 to October 14 to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees.

Ryan Zimmerman making one of his fantastic plays to first base at Nationals Park. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

NATS: Vote Washington Nationals for All-Stars

The 2012 MLB All-Star Game will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10, 2012.

Fans can cast their votes up to 25 times at MLB.com until Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET to make Nationals like Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche, Wilson Ramos and Jayson Werth All-Star starters. Don’t forget to Write-In Roger Bernadina. Unfortunately, Michael Morse was been on the DL so far this season and will not likely end up as an all-star for 2012.

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