Tagged: Washington Nationals
Rather than try to make his body do something it can simply no longer do, Stephen Strasburg will officially announce his retirement from baseball next month. There will not be a dry eye in the Washington Nationals media center.
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with Manager Dave Martinez, the club announced on Tuesday.
The dog days of the baseball season (now) can be especially cruel to young rebooting teams. Lower experience, pitch counts, longer seasons, travel, heat, and humidity. The grind. If you expected the Washington Nationals season to spiral downward after the trade deadline, you probably underestimated them. But you were not alone.
The Washington Nationals play the Philadelphia Phillies in a rubber match in the MLB Little League Classic tonight in Williamsport, PA.
There have been enough bright spots in the Washington Nationals season so far to keep the Nats loyal fan base engaged this year and beyond. The emergence of SS CJ Abrams is one of them.
The Washington Nationals traded third baseman Jeimer Candelario to the Chicago Cubs for two prospects: SS Kevin Made (20) and LHP DJ Herz (22).
The Chicago Cubs avenged an earlier series loss to the Washington Nationals and evened the season score at three games apiece. In game one, the Nats road the long ball and an effective bullpen to victory. However, the Washington relief corps collapsed late in the last two games. With better hitting with runners in scoring position, the Cubs ran away with the series at home.
Blame it on the rain? Counting games before the All-Star break, the Washington Nationals dealt with seven rain delays in eleven 11 games. Still, it was a disappointing start to the de facto second half of the season for the Nats. Washington has played well in series against other struggling teams on the road. The three-game set in St. Louis was not one of them.