Nats' Lineup Notes: LaRoche Sits W/ Back Stiffness

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Washington Nationals' first baseman Adam LaRoche left last night's game with back stiffness that will apparently keep him out the lineup this afternoon in the second game of three for the Nats in Cincinnati.

Nats Rewind: "We Got Our You-Know-What Kicked."

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Dan Haren's debut didn't go exactly as planned. The defending NL Central champs dominated the reigning NL East division winners in game one of three in Cincinnati last night with the Reds.

Game 4 WPA: Nats lose split-squad game 15-0

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This was a split-squad game right? That couldn't have been the real Nats, right? They'll do better when we send the minor leaguers away and start the regulars tomorrow, ha ha.

Cincinnati Reds Hit 6 HRs, Beat Nationals 15-0

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The Cincinnati Reds came out swinging and never stopped as the collected 19 hits total in a 15-0 win over the Washington Nationals which saw Todd Frazier (2), Zack Cozart (2), Shin-Soo Choo (1) and Xavier Paul (grand slam) hit six home runs.

FBb Story Over At MASNSports.com's Nationals Buzz

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Every Friday this season, hopefully, if they'll continue to have me, I'll be writing a post over at MASNSports.com, "as part of MASNsports.com's season-long initiative of welcoming guest" writers to their site. All opinions expressed are my own.

Pun-free PDB: Homer Bailey versus the Nats

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Homer Bailey has begun to realize the promise the Cincinnati Reds (and others) saw in him. With a high-quality slider and an interesting ability to get leadoff hitters out, Bailey is a formidable opponent for the Washington Nationals to face.

Wire Taps: WMMM + Davey On Morse; Nats Cincy Bound

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The Washington Nationals are in Cincinnati tonight where Dan Haren will make his debut as a National in the first game of a three-game series with the Reds. Haren will oppose Homer Bailey on the mound in the first of three in Great American Ballpark.

Nationals' Improved Defense Starts With Zim At 3B

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Remember that diving play that Ryan Zimmerman made in the first inning of the Washington Nationals' Opening Day win over the Miami Marlins? Davey Johnson does, and the Nats' skipper said it was possible because Zim's shoulder is finally healthy.

Nats' Davey Johnson On Harper, Werth And Zimmerman

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The Washington Nationals swept their season-opening series with the Miami Marlins and Nats' skipper Davey Johnson said it was satisfying to "spank" a team that's given them trouble over the years. Quote from the Nats' Manager on the Nats' sweep...

Game 3 WPA: AAaarrrRROOOO! Nats 6, Fish 1

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The Nats put together a team effort, with pitching, defense, and hits a-plenty. I can't wait to see what they can do against a major league team.

Nationals Beat Marlins, 6-1, Sweep Opening Series

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann put together a strong start and the offense supported him with six runs in the Nats' 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins which gave the defending NL East Champions three-straight wins to start the year.

SWEEEEEEEEEP! Nats 6 Marlins 1 For 3rd Straight W.

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann helped the Nats to their third-straight win over the Miami Marlins as the defending NL East champs swept the season-opening series with their NL East rivals from Florida.

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