Game 124 WPA: Ray Knight = jinxer. Nats 1, Cubs 11

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Seriously, could you have jinxed in MORE, Ray? You should know better.

Cubs 11-1 Over Zimmermann And The Nats In Wrigley

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Jordan Zimmermann gave up three HRs and eight runs total in five innings of work as the Chicago Cubs cruised to a 11-1 win in the first game of the Washington Nationals' four-game visit to Wrigley Field. With the loss, the Nats dropped to 60-64.

Nats' Monday Lineup; + Gio vs ATL; Zim(n) vs CHC

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Gio Gonzalez's seven inning outing on Sunday spared the Washington Nationals' bullpen after back-to-back extra inning games with the Braves in Atlanta. Tonight, Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound against the Cubs in Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Nats Acquire DeJesus: What "They're" Saying...

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The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs made another trade today, with the Nats acquiring OF David DeJesus in return for a PTBNL. The Nats were in the market for a left-handed bench bat at the Trade Deadline.

Nationals Acquire DeJesus From Cubs; Release Shark

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According to multiple reports, the Washington Nationals acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Chicago Cubs this afternoon in a deal for a PTBNL. DeJesus gives the Nats the bench bat they were reportedly after at the recent Non-Waiver Deadline.

Lucas Giolito Reportedly Promoted To Doubledays...

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According to MiLB.com's Transactions page, 2012 Washington Nationals' 1st Round pick Lucas Giolito has been promoted to the Nats' NY/Penn League affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays, after the right-hander made eight starts in the Gulf Coast League.

Nats Now 4-12 vs Braves In 2013 After 2-1 Loss

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Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson told reporters today he wasn't surprised by the Atlanta Braves' dominance in this season's series between the NL East rivals, because he sees something of the 2012 Nats in the 2013 Braves.

"I Think That's A Bad Decision." - Davey Johnson

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Before Saturday night's game, Davey Johnson said that he would never order a pitcher to hit an opposing batter, but Washington Nationals' right-hander Stephen Strasburg did respond the the wave or recent HBPs on Nats' slugger Bryce Harper.

2-1 Braves: Nationals Drop 2 of 3 In Turner Field

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The Washington Nationals wasted opportunities early in the series finale with the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field and in spite of a strong outing by Gio Gonzalez, the Nats dropped two of three with the NL East's first place team, falling to 60-63.

Did Strasburg Lose Control Last Night In Atlanta?

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One pitch had purpose. Two he threw in the second had some confused. Stephen Strasburg responded to the recent HBPs on Bryce Harper last night in Atlanta, and the Washington Nationals' game with the Braves on Saturday got a little weird...

Game 122 WPA: Tanner. Effin'. Roark. Nats 8, RFB 7

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This was an odd game. But among all the weirdness, we cannot ignore the performance of TANNER! RO-ARK!

Stras Ejected; Nats Win 8-7 On LaRoche HR in 15th

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Stephen Strasburg hit Justin Upton and got tossed for throwing two wild pitches behind Andrelton Simmons. The Nationals led 7-5 after eight and half in Turner Field, but Jason Heyward hit two-out, two-run home run to tie it at 7-7

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