Nats' Lineup vs Phillies: Span Back On Top In CBP


Davey Johnson's playing the numbers. Last night he went with Scott Hairston atop the lineup against Philadephia Phillies' lefty Cole Hamels. Tonight the Nats face Cliff Lee, and it's Denard Span leading off in spite of his struggles against LHPs.

Rizzo On 106.7 The FAN In DC On Giolito And Purke


Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo updated Nats fans on two of the Nationals' top prospects who are rehabbing from injury this season in the organization. Lucas Giolito made his second start in the GCL and Matt Purke's in Class-A Potomac...

"I Said, 'You Got Him.' And He Says, 'I Got Him.'"


Cole Hamels gave up just one run in eight innings pitched last night in Citizens Bank Park as the Nationals continued to struggle against left-handed pitchers in the 4-2 loss to the Phillies. Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo discussed...

Nats Nightly = DSP + FBB + Doghouse


As we try to every night, the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols and I talked about the Washington Nationals' game after they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park.

Game 90 WPA: Crash and burn. Nats 2, FF 4


The Nats were almost as bad as the home plate umpire tonight.

Phillies 4-2 Over Nats: Hamels Dominates In CBP


The Nationals tried to shake things up a little with Scott Hairston leading off against Cole Hamels tonight, but the Phillies' lefty held the Nats' offense at bay and the Phillies cruised to a 4-2 win and the second straight from the Nationals.

Nats' Lineup vs Phillies: Span Sits vs Hamels


Denard Span's struggles against left-handed pitchers are a new thing this season, as the Washington Nationals' leadoff man has hit lefties well in the past, but Scott Hairston's hit Cole Hamels well in their respective careers, so he's leading off...

Nats PDB: Cole Hamels' Normal Season


Cole Hamels has just three wins and eleven loses so far this year. But don't be fooled, because this is largely the same hurler who has earned four strikeouts for every walk and a .626 OPS against the Nats for his career.

Wire Taps: Harper In HR Derby; Cole In Futures...


The Nationals will be well-represented throughout next week's All-Star festivities in Citi Field in NY. A.J. Cole will be in the Futures Game. Bryce Harper will be in the HR Derby. And Harper and Jordan Zimmermann will be in the mid-summer classic.

Nats' 2013 7th Round Pick Jimmy Yezzo In Auburn


The Nationals drafted University of Delaware first baseman Jimmy Yezzo in the seventh round of this June's draft and sent him to the Auburn Doubledays to start learning the pro game. Doubledays beat writer Jeremy Houghtaling provides an update...

Nats Rewind: "Vintage" Lannan Shuts Nationals Down


One-time Nationals' starter John Lannan threw eight scoreless innings against the team that drafted, developed and brought him up to make his MLB debut tonight in Citizens Bank Park in what was the best start this seasons for the Phillies.

Game 89 WPA: Insurmountable. Nats 2, FF 3


Hate on Haren all you want, but he was the least of the Nats' problems tonight.

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