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Nationals honor Jayson Worth, sweep Cubs

While the weather was anything but cooperative, the Washington Nationals still manage to make it a day to remember as they added outfielder Jayson Werth to their Ring of Honor and swept a doubleheader against the visiting Chicago Cubs. Ace Max Scherzer went the distance for his 17th win of the season in a 10-3 route to start the day and the dynamic duo of Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper went a combined three of five with three walks and […]

Bryce Harper electrifies hometown crowd in Home Run Derby win

With all eyes on D.C. for All Star weekend, Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper delivered the goods — winning the 2018 Home Run Derby in dramatic fashion. Harper started slowly in the final round, before heating up with nine homers in his final 50 seconds to edge out Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber with his final swing of the bat.

Max Scherzer is really good at baseball

Simply put, the Washington Nationals will take their chances against any opponent when Max Scherzer takes to the mound. And if that opponent happens to be the 21-51 Baltimore Orioles, so be it. Scherzer allowed two solo homers while striking out nine batters in seven innings, which was more than enough to seal the deal against one of Major League Baseball’s biggest doormats. Outfielder Juan Soto smashed a two-run double, newcomer Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless eighth inning and closer […]

Steven Strasburg exits early, so does Nats’ chances of a win

Starting pitcher Steven Strasburg lasted just two innings before leaving the game due to tightness in his shoulder. The Washington Nationals can only hold their breath now and hope for a speedy recover for their ace. In the meantime, they are going to need a better all-around performance than this from those players who are healthy and remain in the lineup. It’s also worth noting that allowing the San Francisco Giants to rack up 15 hits and nine runs isn’t […]

Rockies edge Nationals in early-season, low-scoring affair

The Washington Nationals still look very much like a team trying to get going in the early stages of the 2018 season. With the offense struggling out of the gate, the Nationals dropped their third-straight game, by a score of 2-1, to. fall to 6-8 on the season. Tanner Roark pitched admirably on the day, allowing only three hits and one earned run over six innings, but the Nats’ bats failed to support their starting pitcher.

spending father’s day with the nationals

(photo by Brian Murphy) Yes, the Washington Nationals were swept by the New York Yankees over the weekend. And yes, there were way more fans of the opposing team at Nats Park than any D.C. sports fan would care to see in one of their local venues. But honestly, it doesn’t matter. There are roughly 100 games left on the schedule and even after this temporary setback, the Nationals are still 12 games over .500 and hold a four game […]

introducing baby mcfanboy

Just a quick programming note for the website. As you can see from the photo above, the McFanboy clan has signed a new free agent. After an extended stay at the hospital, everyone is healthy, happy and (finally) … home. It’s going to take us a little while to get the hang of this whole “parenthood” thing, so please bear with me if a couple days go by in between posts. I promise, the new guy is worth the trouble. […]