Davey Johnson On Rick Eckstein; Nats vs Pirates

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Davey Johnson was reportedly not in favor of firing hitting coach Rick Eckstein, but the Washington Nationals' manager informed his coach of the decision after it was made this afternoon. Rick Schu was named as Eckstein's successor by the Nats today.

On Davey; "World Series Or Bust!" And Expectations

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Davey Johnson said it was, "World Series or Bust!" this season after the Nationals won the NL East in 2012, but that's only because he thought anything else would be a step back for a team that had been improving incrementally.

Nats Relieve Rick Eckstein Of Duties, Rick Schu In

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Though Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson defended his hitting coach, Rick Eckstein, in a press conference this weekend, the Nats announced this afternoon that they had relieved the longest-tenured hitting coach in the NL East.

Series Preview: Pirates at Nationals

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Yesterday was ugly. But thanks to the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Nationals remain in the same place they were prior to yesterday's debacle. The Nats get right back on the horse with a four game series with the Pirates in DC.

Wire Taps: No Doom And Gloom ?s Please...

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The Washington Nationals were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, and now they play the 57-39 Pittsburgh Pirates. The Nats dropped two games under .500 with Sunday's loss. Can they bounce back against the Bucs?

2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HRs, 58 P, 39 S

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Jordan Zimmermann's first post-All-Star break start ended after two innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who swept the Washington Nationals in the three-game weekend set in the nation's capital. Zimmermann said his neck felt fine, though...

"Sometimes though, it's tough to have patience."

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Washington's 9-2 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday left them two games below .500 at 48-50 after 98 games, but Davey Johnson said he was still confident his team could turn things around. Will the Nats finally reward their manager's patience?

Kemp hurts left ankle in win over Nats

The Dodgers center fielder has homered in three of his last four games. Will he be healthy enough to play in Toronto?

Game 98 WPA: Boy, that escalated quickly DC 2 LA 9

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I think we could all do with a nice glass of scotch (or ten) after that one.

Dodgers 9, Nationals 2: Capitol punishment

The Dodgers won five of their six games against the Nationals in 2013, and haven't lost a season series against Washington since 2005.

Dodgers 9-2 Over Nats To Sweep 3-Game Set In D.C.

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Matt Kemp returned and provided even more offense in the third game of three for the Los Angeles Dodgers in D.C. and the visiting team, behind Clayton Kershaw, completed the a sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 9-2 win in the nation's capital.

Nats' Sunday Lineup vs LA: Span Sits; Harper In CF

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Adam LaRoche is apparently feeling better, because he's back in the lineup this afternoon. Bryce Harper is in center field in the finale of the three-game set with the LA Dodgers. Scott Hairston is in left. Denard Span sits vs Clayton Kershaw...

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