MLB Nationals 

The future of baseball is in good hands

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout’s careers will forever be linked together. If you are a fan of baseball, this is a good thing. On Monday night, the young, superstar duo yet again made headlines and further etched their names in the history books. Harper launched career home run No. 150, which makes him the 13th player in MLB history to... Read More
MLB 

The rich get richer at the MLB Trade Deadline

How can you top a month in which you finished 20-3? Oh, just by bolstering your starting rotation and adding bullpen depth at the trade deadline. The Los Angeles Dodgers entered Monday’s MLB Trade Deadline sporting the MLB’s best record at 74-31. They could have easily just stood idle and likely would have been fine heading into the last two... Read More
MLB 

Giants @ Mets: NL wild card game preview

The Big Apple will be “lit” as the young kids say these days, on Wednesday night as the New York Mets host the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game. New York is back in the playoffs after losing in the World Series a season ago to the Kansas City Royals. The Giants are returning for the... Read More
Podcasts 

Sacrifice Fly Podcast: Deadline Winners and Losers

The Sacrifice Fly Podcast returns with the third episode. In this episode, Eddie (@KingEdward15 on Twitter) discusses all things MLB Trade Deadline. There were some winners and some losers once the Monday 4 pm deadline struck. Which team or teams enhanced their chances to win a World Series the most? Which teams hindered their chances not only for this season... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Nats fall in 18 innings, win series vs Pirates

The late, great Ernie Banks famously said “Let’s play two” whenever his Cubs played in a double header. The Nationals and Pirates did just that on Sunday afternoon, but not in a double header. The two teams played the equivalent of two games as the game ended after 18 innings. The Nats fell to the Buccos 2-1 with the help... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Nats investment in Daniel Murphy is paying off

Before this past Christmas, the Washington Nationals received an early present by signing second baseman Daniel Murphy away from the divisional rival New York Mets. Washington needed to fill a void at second base and they did just that by acquiring Murphy. At the All-Star break, Murphy leads the MLB with a .348 batting average. He ranks third in slugging... Read More
Nationals 

Strasburg dominant in win, Scherzer gives up 21st home run in loss

Stephen Strasburg was unhittable through the first six and two-thirds innings on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. Strasburg left the game with two outs in the seventh inning with the no-no still in tack after throwing his 109th pitch of the game. Strasburg hadn’t started a game since June 15 as he has been on the disabled list due... Read More
Nationals 

Record tying night for Mad Max

Wednesday night at Nationals Park, starting pitcher Max Scherzer had another game for the MLB record books. He tied the record for strikeouts in a 9-inning start when he struck out 20 batters against his former team, the Detroit Tigers. The only other players in MLB history to strike out 20 batters in a game are Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens... Read More
Nationals 

Nationals give Strasburg long-term extension

Jim Bowden of ESPN confirmed on Monday night that the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agreed to a 7-year, $175 million extension. The deal reportedly has a rolling opt-out clause after year three or four. Strasburg could also receive up to $7 million in performance bonuses and will get an additional $1 million every season he pitches at least 180... Read More
Nationals 

Harper makes history, Nats get swept by the Cubs

Bryce Harper made history over the weekend, unfortunately it did not help his team’s cause. Washington was swept in a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs, a matchup of two National League powerhouses. On Sunday, in a 4-3 loss in 13 innings, Harper reached base seven times without an official at-bat, setting the MLB record. He was walked six times... Read More
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