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?

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 Nationals vs Oakland Athletics 5/10 Lineup and Preview

100px-Washington_Nationals_logo_svgThe Washington Nationals will look to even up the series against the Oakland Athletics a day after they suffer a shellacking that resulted in them losing eight to zero. The Nationals will try to bounce back with Tanner Roark on the mound, who is two starts removed from his complete game, and he will almost need to duplicate such a game as his counterpart is Sonny Gray. Gray is off to a record pacing start to the season with an ERA of 1.91 and a record of 4-1. Against Gray every at bat will count and the Nationals will need to learn how to hit at the spacious Oakland Coliseum if they wish to tie this series up. Read more about Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics 5/10 Lineup and Preview

Player Profile: Wilson Ramos

Wilson Ramos

The Washington Nationals have a plentiful group of outstanding young talent that litters their rotation and their batting order. With such talents as Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond leading the strong youth movement that has taken the Nationals into playoff contention and hopefully World Series contention but of the youth movement none could have as great of an impact on the Nationals than catcher Wilson Ramos. Read more about Player Profile: Wilson Ramos

Wilson Ramos Activated off DL

Wilson Ramos The Buffalo is back. Catcher, Wilson Ramos has been activated off the Disabled list and will play and start in his second game of the season after needing to have surgery on his left hand to remove the hamate bone. He suffered the injury on opening day and had the surgery a day later. Excitement has been building for the return of the Buffalo in Washington D.C. as he has played in rehab games in the last four days which resulted in him hitting three home runs over that span, including catching nine innings for Class AA Harrisburg on Monday.

Ramos will start today and bat fifth in the order against former Nationals pitcher Dan Haren, who he caught for all of last year, so no one knows Haren better than him. Read more about Wilson Ramos Activated off DL

Blake Treinen Recalled to Make Start; Mattheus Optioned

Blake Treinen
Blake Treinen

 

 

Matt Williams, the Washington Nationals manger, announced last night that Blake Treinen would be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse and reliever Ryan Mattheus will be optioned back down to Syracuse. Treinen will be called up to make the May 6 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Treinen will make his first career start in the Majors even though he has been used in the bullpen a few times this year and right now is posting a 1.35 ERA over 6.2 innings of relief for the Nationals.

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Dodgers v. Nationals 5/5/2014 Lineup and Preview

Jordan Zimmermann
Jordan Zimmermann

 

 

 

The Nationals are looking to once again jump ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East division with a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. With two straight losses to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday and Sunday looming over the heads the Nationals still remain 0.5 games behind the Braves in the division even though they have lost 6 games in a row.
The Nationals will have a tough challenge with the cross country Dodgers coming into town with Zach Grienke slated for today start and Clayton Kershaw expected to make his return from the disable list tomorrow and make his second start of the year.

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