Washington Nationals

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

The Giants’ Jake Peavy pitches during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Peavy, Giants Hang On To Edge Nationals In Game 1 Of NLDS

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the fifth inning to outpitch playoff rookie Stephen Strasburg, and the San Francisco Giants won their ninth consecutive postseason game by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday.

10/03/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

Mets right-hander Dillon Gee (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Mets-Nats Game Postponed Due To Rain; Doubleheader Set For Thursday

The Nationals, with the best record in the NL, and Mets will now play a day-night doubleheader Thursday with the games starting at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

09/24/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mets Fall 4-2 To NL East Champion Nationals

Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.

09/24/2014

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Mets Snap 12-Game Home Skid Against Nationals Thanks To Lagares Double

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double and the New York Mets made it stand up, ending a 12-game home skid against Washington.

09/12/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero of the New York Mets sits in the dugout after leaving the game against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Michael Taylor, Nationals Steamroll Over Mets 7-1

Michael Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the souvenir, and the Washington Nationals backed Doug Fister with four long shots Tuesday night in a 7-1 romp over the New York Mets.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.

08/12/2014

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against Carlos Torres in the 13th inning against the New York Mets. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Reliever Torres Frustrated By Long-Ball Woes

In his last three appearances, including New York’s 5-3 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday, Carlos Torres has a 22.50 ERA.

08/08/2014

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts after giving up a home run to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014. The Nationals won, 7-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese Struggling Since Return From DL

Jonathon Niese did quite well for himself while pitching with a sore shoulder. Now he’s got to learn how to excel with a healthy arm.

08/07/2014

Starting pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a two run home run to Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Niese Gives Up 6 Runs, Mets Lose To Nationals 7-1

Doug Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also connected as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1 Wednesday night.

08/07/2014

Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets stands on the mound with teammates after walking a batter in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Wheeler Wins Again As Mets Beat Nationals 6-1

Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy’s two-run single helped the New York Mets beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 6-1 Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

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