NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Washington Nationals try to avoid sweep, Dusty Baker on missed opportunity vs New York Mets...

Washington swept all three games in New York last week, now they try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mets in Nationals Park. New Yorks Mets were reeling when they arrived in the nations capital, having lost six straight and nine of their last ten overall.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
35 minutes ago

The Nationals Organizational All-Stars

It’s hard to believe that the first month of the season is almost behind us. The Nationals have been off to a red-hot start (at least the offense) and sit firmly atop the National League East. Down on the farm, things have been only slightly less cheerful. The Nationals affiliates have gone a combined 41-35, with the Low-A Hagerstown Suns leading the pack at 13-8. Individually...
Via The Nats Blog
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Adam Eaton Hole

As Adam Eaton lay sprawled on the dirt just past first base at Nationals Park Friday night, it didn’t just feel like the air was let out of the budding Nationals comeback, or out of the lungs of the 34,000 plus revved up in the stands. Instead, it felt like the air had escaped from the entire young, promising season. After the blockbuster trade that brought Eaton to the Nationals...
Via The Nats Blog
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton will miss rest of season with torn ACL

Adam Eaton will miss the rest of the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday. Eaton injured the knee lunging for first base in Friday night’s loss to the Mets, a fluke play that now leaves the Nationals without the leadoff man and center […]
Via Nationals Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals lose Adam Eaton for season to torn ACL

Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Nationals Adam Eaton out for season with torn ACL

According to Ken Rosenthal, Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.He was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list after a diagnosis with a knee strain. He left the game Friday night after hustling to beat out an outfield single in the ninth inning and had to be carried off the field.The...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Good face. Bright eyes. Plus-plus speed. Can’t lose: Dusty Baker on Washington Nationals’ prospect Rafael Bautista...

Dusty Baker talked to reporters this morning about the Nationals decision to call Rafael Bautista up in the wake of Adam Eatons injury. Rafael
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

No MRI result yet on Eaton; notes on Bautista, Taylor, Harper - Byron Kerr

Nationals manager Dusty Baker did not have a complete medical update during his pregame press conference on the extent of the injury suffered by center fielder Adam Eaton at the end of last night's 7-5 loss to the Mets. "Nothing yet. Had to be driven home, naturally, last night," Baker ... Read More
Via MASN
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals’ Dusty Baker on Michael A. Taylor getting another opportunity with Adam Eaton on 10-Day DL...

Youve got to hit for yourself, because when youre in that box, youre in that box all by yourself. - Dusty Baker on Michael A. Taylors latest opportunity. Michael A. Taylor got his first big opportunity in the majors when Jayson Werth was injured in 2015, and he made a good/not great showing in his first sustained run.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 hours ago

Adam Eaton placed on disabled list with ‘left knee strain’

As expected, the Washington Nationals placed Adam Eaton on the disabled list Saturday morning, an inevitability after he suffered what looked to be a severe leg injury in Friday night’s loss to the Mets. The official reason listed reason for the DL stint was “a left knee strain,” though Dusty Baker said Saturday he did […]
Via Nationals Journal
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals are in trouble without Adam Eaton

Washington paid a fortune for the outfielder. With him injured, their title hopes take a big hit. The Nationals, more so than most teams, have fallen short of expectations in recent years. Despite continually fielding one of the best rosters in baseball, the club has made the postseason just three times over the past five seasons; in each of those playoff years, it lost in the divisional...
Via Beyond The Box Score
20 hours ago

AP Source: Nationals CF Eaton out for season with hurt knee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says that Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. The person confirmed Eaton’s status to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the Nationals had not made public the severity of the injury. Eaton went on the 10-day disabled list...
Via MyNorthwest.com
22 hours ago

Nationals’ Adam Eaton Goes Down With Leg Injury

Uh-oh. Washington Nationals outfielder and key offseason acquisition Adam Eaton tried to beat out a throw to first base and ended up injuring his lower leg when stepping on the base. He went down and was attended to by Nationals trainer Paul Lessard before being helped off the field. He could not put weight on the injury: Here’s the most updated information being shared by reporters...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago

WATCH: Bryce Harper hit a home run into a group of trees

MLB pitchers just can’t get Bryce Harper out this season.Coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign, Harper is crushing everything he sees, no matter what the pitch is or who’s throwing it. He’s driving in one run in 3.4 at-bats on average, which is ridiculous.He drove in three during Thursday’s game against the Rockies, which the Nationals won, 16-5. It happened in the seventh...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg, and keep Jacob Turner on the roster

DENVER — Stephen Strasburg’s three days of paternity leave ended on Thursday, so the Nationals reactivated him. Strasburg’s wife, Rachel, had a baby girl earlier this week, the couple’s second child. Though he is active, Strasburg will not be in Denver on Thursday. He will stay home instead, and meet the team tomorrow. In the […]
Via Nationals Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker updates on Harper, Wieters, bullpen and Solis - Byron Kerr

DENVER - Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Bryce Harper and Matt Wieters were not in tonight's starting lineup for the opener against the Rockies in Coors Field because they needed a day of rest. With the Nats facing their first left-hander of the season in Tyler Anderson, Baker decided to ... Read More
Via MASN
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where to Hit Turner (and Everybody Else)

Debate over who should lead off for the Nationals began as soon as Mike Rizzo dealt three top pitchers (they may leave our farm system, but never our hearts) for Adam Eaton. Eaton’s calling card was his ability to lead off and play great outfield defense – two things Trea Turner did for the 2016 version of the Nats. But Eaton took Turner’s centerfield spot, so Turner took...
Via The Nats Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

The hits just keep on coming for umpire CB Bucknor.Bucknor was working home plate during the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros game on Saturday and got loudly cursed out by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison in the sixth inning for a questionable high strike call.In the video, which can be seen here, Morrison can be heard cursing after a pitch that was up and in was called for a strike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Has Ryan Zimmerman resurrected his career?

If the baseball season ended today, a chilling thought to say the least, among the players considered a front-runner for Comeback Player of the Year would certainly be first baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals. Back at the turn of the last decade, the Nationals’ then-third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was regarded as one of the best young players in baseball. It feels...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Simple Be Sophisticated for Strasburg?

It seems Stephen Strasburg is underappreciated. Maybe it’s because of the hype and expectations that surrounded his draft position and prospect pedigree. It doesn’t help that he’s only been able to reach 200 innings once in his career. His durability and total volume of innings are real issues. But when he’s on the mound he has some of the best stuff in the game, and I...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire CB Bucknor continues to be terrible, screws Nationals again

It’s now starting to look like umpire C.B. Bucknor has it out for the Nationals, because it’s hard to imagine that he’s this bad of an official. After blowing a strike-3 call behind home plate on Tuesday, Bucknor went back to sucking less than 24 hours later, and made another ridiculous call that went against the Nats. Bucknor was at third base on Wednesday, and he somehow...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire C.B. Bucknor blows another call

C.B. Bucknor must be trying to give us the belief that we can become MLB umpires. Because I have to imagine you or I would be way more competent at the job than this guy.After almost ruining the end of the Nationals-Braves game Tuesday night, Bucknor came back for night two of his “Incredibly Incompetent Tour” of the major leagues.While working third base on Wednesday night...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits two homers, including a grand slam

After a disappointing-by-his-standards 2016 season, Bryce Harper has come out mashing in 2017.The 24-year-old former MVP entered Wednesday hitting .354/.475/.688 with four home runs, including a towering walk-off Monday.Well facing Julio Teheran and the Braves on Wednesday, Harper added to his huge 2017 stat line, whacking two dingers in the first two innings, including a grand...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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