Matt Williams Faith in Nate McLouth Appears to be Paying Off

Nate McLouth

The Nationals were not very active in this past offseason free agency market however one of their more subtle moves was the signing of former Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth to a three year contract to become the Nationals fourth outfielder. McLouth was just coming off a season where he posted a solid .258 average to go along with 12 homeruns and 30 stolen bases to be one of the more versatile players the Orioles had on their team.

The Nationals signed McLouth to be that fourth outfielder knowing in recent years both Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper have had injury problems. Well it seemed the singing paid off when Bryce Harper was placed on the disabled list not even a month into the seasons and was expected to miss a significant amount of time. Read more about Matt Williams Faith in Nate McLouth Appears to be Paying Off

Nationals Prospect Watch: Lucas Gioltio

Lucas Giolito Lucas Giolito was in the running to be the number 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft out of high school so when he dropped to the Nationals with the 16th overall pick the Nationals took full advantage of it and took the 6’6’’ right hander. At the time of being drafted Giolito was only 17 years old and was coming off of an outstanding senior year in high school that saw him go 9-1 with an ERA of 1.00. Read more about Nationals Prospect Watch: Lucas Gioltio

How Good can a HEATHLY Nationals Lineup Be?

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svg The Washington Nationals began the 2014 season with high hopes and World Series aspirations however on May 27 the team is 51 games into the regular season and is sitting in third place in the NL East with a 25-26 record. The Nationals have really had a disappointing month of May so far as they are 9-14 and are hitting only .223, which is worst in all of baseball. At this moment the Nationals also have had to deal with injuries like no other team since the start of the season although it appears the Nationals have always had to deal with injuries and that is this team’s major setback. Read more about How Good can a HEATHLY Nationals Lineup Be?

Capitals sign Mitchell

The Washington Capitals have announced that they have signed forward Garrett Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract.  This mean Mitchell can play for the Capitals and the Hershey Bears.

Last season Mitchell played 17 games for the Bears recording two assist.  Mitchell is a developing prospect and is only 22 years old, he will likely play for the Bears next season.

Here is the Capitals press release.

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Home Runs lead Nationals to Comeback Win

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svgWell the Washington Nationals offense has finally caught up to them on their first west coast road trip of the year. With a pair of solo home runs in the top of the ninth from Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen along with earlier bombs from Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore the Nationals were able to pull off a six to five comeback win against the Arizona Diamondbacks to give them their first win on their west coast road trip. Read more about Home Runs lead Nationals to Comeback Win

Nationals vs Diamondbacks 5/12 Lineup and Preview

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svg It is time for the Washington Nationals to turn over a new leaf. The Nationals are coming off of getting swept on the road to the Oakland Athletics and being outscored in that series 21 to 4. They in fact have lost six of their last eight ball games and currently have three starting position players on the disable list and are halfway through their first big west coast series as they have three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks remaining before heading back home.
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Washington might have lost the season but they have not lost hope

 

Dynamic Backcourt DuoThe Washington Wizards were on their way to tying up the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series at two wins apiece Sunday night, but a man by the name of Paul George got in their way. George rallied the Indiana Pacers back from 19 points down to give them a 95-92 win, while going 12/20 from the field and 7/10 from long-range ending the day with 39 points and 12 rebounds. Roy Hibbert has started to show up as well, scoring 14 points or more in each of his last three game. With the Wizards down 3-1 in the series, should we lose all hope? Read more about Washington might have lost the season but they have not lost hope

Wizards loss gives a lesson in perspective

DC rising
DC rising

What would your reaction have been if I told you the Washington Wizards would be down three games to one to the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the playoffs at the All Star break? Most likely what would have jumped out at you was that the Wizards were in the second round. It would not have been a surprise that they were trailing in a series to the Pacers, because the Pacers looked like the best team in the league at that point and the Wizards were really just starting to put things together. Read more about Wizards loss gives a lesson in perspective