Roberto Clemente Day – The baseball god of Latin players: Davey Martinez led a number of his players on a trip to the Clemente Museum while the club was in Pittsburgh this past weekend, and yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day for Major League Baseball, so the fourth-year skipper in the nation’s capital got to wear the number Clemente wore for most of his major league career (No. on his own jersey as teams around baseball celebrated the life of the late Pirates’ outfielder.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:30 pm
Thomas, acquired in July from St. Louis for veteran pitcher Jon Lester, doubled in the sixth inning here Wednesday afternoon and later scored on a sacrifice fly as the Nationals took a short-lived lead. With bases loaded and two outs in the last of the seventh, Thomas drew a walk against Miami reliever Anthony Bass to give the Nationals a 4-3 lead. On the day, Thomas was 2-for-5 and drove in two runs with a walk as the Marlins came back to win 8-6.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
After the Rockies’ 8-7 victory that day, the Nats fell to 55-47 on the season but were in the middle of one of the most impressive comebacks in MLB history en route to capturing their first-ever World Series title. That day, Max Scherzer took the mound, and Trea Turner started at shortstop, batting leadoff. Nowadays, those guys are both facing the Rockies more often thanks to a Trade Deadline blockbuster that sent them both to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
The Associated Press Jesus Sanchez’s second two-run homer of the day capped a four-run ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the Washington Nationals 8-6 on Wednesday. After an RBI single by Miguel Rojas and fielder’s-choice groundout by Lewin Diaz tied the score, Sanchez hit the first pitch he saw from Kyle Finnegan (5-7) to left center for his 12th homer of the season. Sanchez also hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Miami’s first runs.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 8:49 am
I don’t want to say it’s the last home run I’ve seen him hit,” Tim Bogar said. I don’t want to say it’s the last at-bat I’ve seen him hit. I’ve been around him for a shorter period of time for his career, but a lot of those days have been very special.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 4:01 am
Miami Marlins (61-84, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (60-85, fifth in the NL East) Washington; Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Trevor Rogers (7-7, 2.81 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 138 strikeouts) Nationals: Josh Rogers (1-0, 3.65 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals +105, Marlins -123; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins travel to take on the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. The Nationals are 34-40 on their home turf.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 10:47 pm
Jesús Sánchez belts go-ahead homer in Marlins’ win
Posted: September 15, 2021, 10:18 pm
Juan Soto drives in Lane Thomas on a sacrifice fly to left field, putting the Nationals back on top, 3-2, in the bottom of the 6th inning
Posted: September 15, 2021, 7:27 pm
Lane Thomas drives in Jordy Mercer on a single to center field, putting the Nationals up 1-0 in the bottom of the 4th inning
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:33 pm
If Ryan Zimmerman wants to come back to the Nationals in 2022, it appears they’ll have a spot for him.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:41 pm
Ryan Zimmerman homered, Erick Fedde pitched five solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Tuesday night. One night after being no-hit for 6 2/3 innings, the Nationals scored early and pounded out 14 hits in winning for the second time in three games. Fedde (7-9) beat the Marlins for the second time in less than a month, allowing a run on three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 2:36 am
Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight sparkling innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Monday night. With two outs in the seventh, Josh Bell lined a single off the base of the right-field fence to end Alcantara’s no-hit bid. “He was electric,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 2:05 am
Patrick Corbin is in the midst of a forgettable season. Then again, he always seems to when he’s facing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Corbin working seven strong innings to give Washington’s overworked bullpen a bit of a break as the Nationals avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Pirates 6-2 on Sunday.
Posted: September 12, 2021, 8:18 pm
Bryan Reynolds hit his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates surged past the Washington Nationals 10-7 on Saturday. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in the sixth when he worked a bases-loaded walk against Washington reliever Andres Machado. The walk was one of 10 issued by the struggling Nationals, who have dropped 12 of 15.
Posted: September 12, 2021, 2:37 am
Major League Baseball suspended Nationals starting pitcher Sean Nolin five games for intentionally hitting Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Posted: September 11, 2021, 6:42 pm
Josh Bell offered the Pittsburgh Pirates a reminder of what might have been. Ke’Bryan Hayes provided a glimpse of what still could be. Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pirates slipped past the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night to spoil Bell’s return to PNC Park.
Posted: September 11, 2021, 1:50 am
Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. Ozzie Albies opened the 10th on second and advanced to third on a flyout. Stephen Vogt hit two solo homers for Atlanta, which took of three in the series.
Posted: September 10, 2021, 3:27 am