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Batting leadoff helps Werth, Nationals snap out of deep funk

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams tried an unsual approach to jump-start his sagging team, inserting a player batting .184 into the leadoff slot.For one night, at least, the strategy worked masterfully. Struggling Jayson Werth collected a pair of hits and scored three times as the Nationals snapped a six-game winning streak behind their second-highest run total of the season...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What's wrong with the Washington Nationals?

On July 17th, the Washington Nationals stood 3 games above the New York Mets in the NL East standings, with a record of 49-39. Riding high on an another impressive campaign from their best player Bryce Harper, it seemed as though this team was still underachieving its vast potential. They were the clear front runner at the start of the year to win the East and many baseball pundits...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Werth on trailing Mets: 'It's easier to chase than be chased'

Jayson Werth suggests that trailing the New York Mets in the NL East standings as opposed to Washington Nationals leading the division puts the team in an arguably advantageous position, as being the pursued is harder than being the ones in pursuit. “I don’t mind being in stalking position,” Werth said. “When you make the run at it down the stretch, it’s easier to chase...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals unveil celebratory chocolate syrup t-shirts

The Washington Nationals’ chocolate syrup-drenched, post-game hijinks were the talk of Major League Baseball as the team’s winning ways — especially those involving late-game heroics — spawned the sticky celebrations as the team seemingly took control of the National League East. But things have taken a turn for the worse in D.C., as the Mets have established control of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth’s Chia Pet beard is a sight to behold (PHOTO)

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is known for two things: driving in runs and having an extremely thick beard. As such, the Nationals came up with a great idea for a giveaway before Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first 20,000 fans to enter Nationals Park received a Jayson Werth Chia Pet. The cool thing is, it isn’t the hair on Werth’s head...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats’ Jayson Werth: NL East ‘our division to lose’

The Washington Nationals are mired in a slump having lost four of their last five games, including 10 of their last 16. What used to be a comfortable 4.5 game lead on the New York Mets in the NL East has now turned into a one-game deficit. Heavy favorites at the start of the season to take home not just the division but the World Series as well, now the Nationals face an uphill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jayson Werth Chia Pet looks glorious

  There’s a new pet: Ch-ch-ch… #WerthChia — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 3, 2015 And so, at long last, Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway day is here. Meanwhile, the New York media is jumping all over Jayson Werth's "It's our division to lose" comment (via NY Post): "The Mets have won five in a row. They acquired...
Via Nationals Enquirer
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Werth: NL East 'our division to lose' despite surging Mets

Jayson Werth insisted that despite the Washington Nationals finding themselves one game behind the New York Mets after owning the division for the majority of the season, they remain the team to beat in the National League East. “I think it’s a matter of time really. We’re a great second-half team. … Half our team has been hurt all year,” Werth said on Tuesday, via...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth leaves $100 tip on $180 tab while on assignment

There are few things that fans find more strangely interesting than documentary evidence of when a millionaire professional athlete leaves a huge tip following a meal at a restaurant. Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth recently became the latest to join the pantheon of overly generous-when-giving-a-gratuity greats. Werth, currently on assignment with the Syracuse Chiefs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth kicked out of Nats' fantasy football league

It turns out that Jayson Werth was that guy in the Washington Nationals’ fantasy football league. The outfielder is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nats, but that didn’t stop him from being so late with his league payment that his teammates decided it would be best to kick him out. “We kicked Jayson Werth out of the league this year,” reliever...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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