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Papelbon's job now a real question, Nats glad to have Zim & Solis back

Leftover notes and observations from the Nats' 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night...Papelbon pulled: Jonathan Papelbon has been causing trouble for
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon’s stuggles continue against the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – For the third time in five days, Jonathan Papelbon started the ninth inning for the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. And for the third time in five days, he didn’t complete the inning. But his outing concluded differently Thursday: for the first time, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker emerged from the dugout to pull […]
Via Nationals Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon yanked after nearly blowing save vs. Giants

The wheels may be falling off on the Nationals’ closer situation. Jonathan Papelbon was pulled from the mound in the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants after yielding a walk and single. Dusty Baker’s decision to take out Papelbon comes on the heels of fiery reliever yielding seven runs over the course of his last two outings — both blown saves...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Will Jonathan Papelbon take high road if Nationals replace him at closer?

The Washington Nationals were pursuing Aroldis Chapman before he was traded by the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs. They’re still said to be considering how to pursue one of the Yankees’ other top relievers, Andrew Miller, if he’s made available. Several other potential replacements could be on the market as the trade deadline […] The post Will Jonathan Papelbon take...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh in cleats throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh did not mess around when he threw the first pitch at Wednesday night’s Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley Field. It was all business for “Harbz,” who donned a personalized Cubs jersey tucked into, of course, khakis. But the surprising part of his attire involved what he was wearing on his feet to ensure good traction: baseball cleats....
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Jonathan Papelbon may not be long for the Washington Nationals closer role. After Papelbon blew a save on Tuesday night against Cleveland, Nationals manager Dusty Baker seemed to call into question whether Papelbon was the solution in the role. “It’s too soon after,” Baker said of Papelbon’s role after the game, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN. “I mean, that’s his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker on Jonathan Papelbon: ‘He’s not making any alibis’

CLEVELAND — After a few hours digesting last night’s loss — though not many given Wednesday’s 12:10 start time — Dusty Baker had no easy explanation for what happened to his closer and his team in the ninth inning. After two rough outings in which Jonathan Papelbon’s command lapsed and stuff looked dull, he thinks […]
Via Nationals Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats GM isn’t panicking after Jonathan Papelbon’s latest meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon blew his third save in 22 chances on Tuesday, allowing two runs without recording an out in the Nationals’ 7-6 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field. With Monday’s trade deadline approaching, Nationals fans’ anxiety about the bullpen may be rising faster than Papelbon’s ERA, which is up to 4.18 after he allowed a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon's struggles continue, Ramos and Rendon heating up for Nats

Leftover notes and observations from the Nats' 7-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night…Papelbon's rough ninth: Jonathan Papelbon crumbled again in the ninth
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Do they need a closer?

As the August 1st MLB trade deadline approaches, the main question that persists around the Washington Nationals is whether or not the team will make a trade for a closer. Washington currently sits atop the NL East with a four and a half game lead over the Miami Marlins. At 57-39, Washington possesses one of the best records in the league and is positioned as a serious championship...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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