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Recap: NY Yankees vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Denard Span's RBI single in the 11th inning knocked in the deciding run as the Washington Nationals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees, ending the Bronx Bombers' seven-game win streak. Span finished with three hits and a pair of RBI to help the Nationals halt a three-game skid and even this two-game interleague series. Michael Taylor made a...

Nationals Draft Mariano Rivera Jr, Son of the Great Yankees Closer

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 3 months ago
Athletic ability is at least part genetic and how you grow up, and that rings certain in the Rivera household. Mariano Rivera Jr, son of the greatest closer in MLB history, Mariano Rivera, was drafted by the Nationals in the fourth round of the MLB Draft as a pitcher. The Yankees, the team his father played for, were very high on him, after drafting him last season in the 29th round. However,...

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian McCann's two-run double highlighted a big seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a seventh consecutive win, a 6-1 decision over Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals. The Yankees scored four times in the seventh to break a 1-1 duel between Scherzer and Masahiro Tanaka, who turned in a second straight outstanding start since returning from a...

Recap: Washington vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals topped the Chicago Cubs 7-5 in the second of a four- game set on Friday. Wilson Ramos supplied two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Ian Desmond and Espinosa each scored twice for the Nationals, who ended a three-game skid. "Nice job through the lineup tonight," Washington manager...

Nationals activate Rendon from DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals activated infielder Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. Rendon, who finished fifth in voting for last year's National League Most Valuable Player Award, has missed the entire season so far with a knee sprain he suffered in spring training. The 2014 Silver Slugger hit .287 with 21 homers, 83 RBI and 17...

Nationals' Scherzer is NL Pitcher of the Month

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for May on Wednesday. Scherzer was 5-1 with a 1.67 earned run average over six starts. In 43 innings, he led the league with 56 strikeouts and had four double-digit strikeout outings. This is the first Pitcher of the Month honor for Scherzer in his career...

Nationals' Harper named NL Player of the Month

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month on Wednesday after leading the majors in home runs and slugging percentage in May. Harper, who leads the NL in All-Star voting, won his first career Player of the Month award after batting .360 with 13 home runs, 28 RBI, a league-best .495 on-base percentage...

Nats send Grace to minors

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals optioned reliever Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Grace heads down after a disastrous stint on the mound in Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati, where he was charged with four hits, three runs and two walks while failing to retire a batter. For the season, the 26-year-old left-hander is 2-1 with a 5.25...

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton each had two-run hits in the eighth inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Casey Janssen (0-1) was an out away from getting out of a bases-loaded jam unscathed before Cozart lined a hit over Denard Span's head in center. He was charged with all four of Cincinnati's eighth-...

Nationals place Strasburg on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness. Strasburg was removed from Friday's start against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. He is 3-5 with a 6.55 ERA in 10 outings this season. The Nationals filled the roster spot by recalling pitcher Taylor Hill from Triple-A...