Author Archives: Dion Johnson

  • “Average” Nats Sit at .500 Halfway Through Season

      (June 25-27) Washington Win Series, 2-1, over Arizona In taking two of three games from the potent Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington showed its mettle but blew an opportunity for a series sweep in the last game.  In the opening game, starting pitcher Gio Gonzales was the beneficiary ...

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  • Washington Nationals Finish Week 12 at .500

    (June 17-19) Washington Falls in Series to Phillies, 2-1 In Game One of the four-game set against the rival Philadelphia Phillies, Nats’ Chad Tracy blasted a ninth inning home run off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to tie the score at 4. Yet Washington’s bullpen couldn’t ...

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  • Nationals Back Above .500 with Five Wins

    (June 9) Washington Claims Doubleheader Against Minnesota If the Washington Nationals truly wanted to turn their season around, their doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins was crucial for starting the process. They accomplished that feat by winning the first game, 7-0, as starting pitcher ...

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  • Nats Endure Injuries, Mother Nature and a Roster Shakeup

    Tropical Storm Andrea wreaked havoc on the Nats’ schedule during week 10 of the season; two consecutive games were postponed (June 6 against the N.Y. Mets and June 7 against the Minnesota Twins). The team was only able to play three games during the week. (June 4-5) Washington Splits ...

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  • Offensive Woes Continue for Nats Against Dodgers, Padres

    For a team that has struggled to produce offense, winning three of the first six games of a 10-game West Coast trip might be a success—but not by the standards held by the championship-hopeful Washington Nationals. The Nats are in an offensive funk of epic proportions, ranking 28th in the ...

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  • Winning Streak Carries Nats to Second Place in N.L. East

    The Washington Nationals went into early May under .500 in third place in the National League East division, not exactly the place they wanted to be. But they were able to put together five straight wins, including two over the Detroit Tigers and a win over the Chicago Cubs, before losing to ...

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  • Nats Beat Marlins, Split with Mets on Road

    April 15-April 17: Nats Take Series over Marlins  Going into their first extended road trip of the season and second divisional matchup against the Miami Marlins, the Nationals hoped to wipe the taste of a sweep by the extremely hot Atlanta Braves out of their mouths. In the first game of ...

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  • Nats Sweep Marlins, Split Weekend with Reds

    Nats Sweep Miami Marlins (April 1-April 4) The Washington Nationals swept the once-pesky Miami Marlins in three straight games at Nationals Park during the opening week of the 2013 season. During the three-game series, the Nats outscored the Marlins 11-1 and had three solid starts from the top ...

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  • Nats Start Season as Favorites to Win World Series

    “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” This could be the mantra for this year’s Washington Nationals. What a difference a year makes. Going into last season, we all knew they were going to shut ...

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