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July 19, 2012
The Anderson Monarchs ended their 19-day baseball barnstorming tour late Wednesday night when they finally returned to Philadelphia. On Tuesday night, however, the party was still in full swing as the 16 10- and 11-year-old ballplayers from South Philadelphia took in the Washington Nationals-New York Mets game at Nationals Park. The kids got to see a pinch-hit home run by the Mets' Jordany Valdespin and the Nationals win the game in the bottom of the 10th on a wild pitch with the bases loaded.
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June 13, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Harrisburg Senators used the shutout pitching of Carlos Martinez to take an 11-0 victory over the Reading Phillies in an Eastern League contest. Luke Montz's grand slam in the seventh inning was the big blow for the visitors. Trenton 1, Binghamton 0 TRENTON - Ivan Nova pitched eight scoreless innings as the Thunder edged the Mets in an Eastern League game. Lakewood 5, Lake County 2 EAST LAKE, OH. - Winning pitcher Jesus Sanchez gave up four hits in six innings for the Blue Claws in the South Atlantic League game.
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March 29, 2011
Injuries limited Jimmy Rollins to 88 games and 350 at-bats last season, so it's tough to compare him to the league's top-hitting shortstops. But Rollins still managed to drive in 41 runs and work a .320 on-base percentage. Here are the numbers:    G   AB   R    H   2B    3B    HR    RBIs    BB    SO    OBP    SLG    AVG     Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies   122    470    89    148   32    3    27    95    48    78    .381   .568    .315 Hanley Ramirez, Marlins   142   543   92    163   28    2    21    76    64    93    .378    .475    .300 Starlin Castro, Cubs    125   463   53    139   31    5    3    41   29    71    .347    .408    .300 Rafael Furcal, Dodgers    97    383    66    115    23    7    8    43    40    60    .366    .460    .300 Jamey Carroll, Dodgers    133    351    48    102    15   1    0    23    51    64    .379    .339    .291 Jose Reyes, Mets   133   563    83    159    29    10    11    54    31    63    .321    .428    .282 Steven Drew, D'backs   151    565    83    157    33    12    15    61    62    108    .352    .458    .278 Ian Desmond, Nationals    154    525    59...
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July 4, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Brooms were out in force Wednesday, with eight teams completing series sweeps, including the Toronto Blue Jays over the Milwaukee Brewers on Edwin Encarnacion's game-ending three-run homer. The other sweeps were Detroit over Oakland, Tampa Bay over the Yankees, Seattle over Houston, San Diego over Cincinnati, Washington over Colorado, Atlanta over the Mets, and the Cubs over the Red Sox. The eight sweeps approached the nine sweeps of series of at least two games on May 30, 2013, Michael Hughes of the Elias Sports Bureau said.
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October 13, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich and Joseph White, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals signed former Phillie Jayson Werth to show them how to win. His game-ending homer on Thursday extended their surprising season. Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn's 13th pitch into the left-field stands to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and force a Game 5 in their NL division series. As he circled the bases, Werth raised his right index finger in a "No. 1" gesture, while the announced crowd of 44,392 roared with delight.
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September 6, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
IT'S BEGINNING to look a lot like Strasmas. Stephen Strasburg is back, bringing with him a revival of that every-5-day holiday that transcended baseball in Washington a year ago. The 23-year-old righthander returns tonight, starting for the Nationals against the Los Angeles Dodgers just over a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. "That was my goal the whole time, to go out and pitch in September," Strasburg said. "I've been fortunate enough to have no real setbacks.
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April 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Much of David Buchanan's success is predicated on his keeping his pitches down and on either corner of the strike zone. The Phillies' No. 3 starter accomplished that at a more efficient rate than his previous two outings Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. A start to build off, Buchanan said. "I felt like I was working down better," the 25-year-old righthander said. "There's still a lot of things to improve on, but I wasn't going to get caught up in the past.
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February 10, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com (First in a series of NL East previews)
TAKING A LOOK AT the Washington Nationals: Manager: Matt Williams Last 5 years: 2014: 96-66, first place; 2013: 86-76, second place; 2012: 98-64, first place; 2011: 80-81, third place; 2010: 69-93, fifth place Additions: Righthanded pitcher Max Scherzer, second baseman Yunel Escobar, utilityman Kevin Frandsen Loses: First baseman Adam LaRoche, righthanded pitcher Tyler Clippard, second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ...
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September 12, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
YADIER MOLINA and the St. Louis Cardinals are back in the playoff picture. Molina had three hits, including a three-run double, and the Cardinals beat the visiting Atlanta Braves 6-3 yesterday to complete a three-game series sweep. The Cardinals pulled within 4 1/2 games of NL wild card-leading Atlanta and remained six games back of Central-leading Milwaukee They have 16 games left and open a three-game set in Pittsburgh today. The Braves start a three-game series with the Marlins today, and have 15 games remaining.
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September 16, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
BOOSTED BY the play of some blossoming youngsters, the Washington Nationals walked out of Citi Field with a series sweep and a new spot in the standings. No wonder they're feeling pretty good about the future. Ian Desmond had a career-high five hits and Tommy Milone earned his first major league win, leading Washington over the slumping New York Mets, 10-1, yesterday for a rare four-game sweep. "I think you're seeing signs that we're starting to learn how to win," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said.
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April 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Much of David Buchanan's success is predicated on his keeping his pitches down and on either corner of the strike zone. The Phillies' No. 3 starter accomplished that at a more efficient rate than his previous two outings Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. A start to build off, Buchanan said. "I felt like I was working down better," the 25-year-old righthander said. "There's still a lot of things to improve on, but I wasn't going to get caught up in the past.
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April 21, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
WASHINGTON - The bad thing about the first couple of weeks of the baseball season is that a few rocky innings here and there can create a stat line that makes a pitcher look like he shouldn't be in the major leagues. The good thing is that because the sample size is so small, a few good outings can quickly make the stats appear more reasonable. Of course, when you do a sudden U-turn and head back in the wrong direction, you quickly get back to where you started. When David Buchanan started yesterday's game, the Phillies righthander was 0-2 in his first two starts with an earned run average of 11.42.
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February 10, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com (First in a series of NL East previews)
TAKING A LOOK AT the Washington Nationals: Manager: Matt Williams Last 5 years: 2014: 96-66, first place; 2013: 86-76, second place; 2012: 98-64, first place; 2011: 80-81, third place; 2010: 69-93, fifth place Additions: Righthanded pitcher Max Scherzer, second baseman Yunel Escobar, utilityman Kevin Frandsen Loses: First baseman Adam LaRoche, righthanded pitcher Tyler Clippard, second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ...
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September 9, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Cole Hamels didn't balk in a run yesterday afternoon, but his balk did lead to the game-winning run, as Ian Desmond, who moved from second to third on the balk, easily scored from third on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. The balk call - which Ryne Sandberg called "questionable" - wasn't the only play the Phillies could look back and second-guess in a one-run loss to the Nationals. Two plays during the game went to instant replay review, each against the Phillies.
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July 4, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Brooms were out in force Wednesday, with eight teams completing series sweeps, including the Toronto Blue Jays over the Milwaukee Brewers on Edwin Encarnacion's game-ending three-run homer. The other sweeps were Detroit over Oakland, Tampa Bay over the Yankees, Seattle over Houston, San Diego over Cincinnati, Washington over Colorado, Atlanta over the Mets, and the Cubs over the Red Sox. The eight sweeps approached the nine sweeps of series of at least two games on May 30, 2013, Michael Hughes of the Elias Sports Bureau said.
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June 5, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - With two runners on, two outs and another shutout loss hanging in the balance, Ben Revere jumped on a fastball from Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard, but the bouncing ball found a home in the waiting glove of shortstop Ian Desmond. Desmond fired to first and the Phillies lost their fourth straight game, 7-0, last night. Jordan Zimmermann and Clippard combined to hand the Phillies their seventh shutout loss in their last 27 games. Less than a half-hour after making the last out, Revere dressed in a quiet clubhouse and couldn't hide a frustration that's been mounting with the team as a whole for the better part of the last month.
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July 11, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Baker paused for drama. The public address announcer did not speak until the cheers for a Cole Hamels strikeout subsided. Finally, he bellowed those three words. Rightfielder Jayson Werth! A thinned crowd at Citizens Bank Park hung on every pitch Tuesday in the critical moment of a 4-2 Phillies win over Washington. "The fans," Hamels said later, "that was something we hadn't seen all year. " The bases were loaded in the eighth inning of the fifth game in this season-defining 10-game stay at home.
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June 21, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
COMING OFF one of his worst outings of the season, Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann surrendered a pair of first-inning hits against Colorado last night. That only gave the Rockies false hopes. Zimmermann pitched eight innings to win his 10th game, Adam LaRoche had three hits including a two-run triple and the Nationals spoiled Roy Oswalt's return to the majors with a 5-1 win over the Colorado. Ian Desmond homered for the second straight game and Denard Span and Steve Lombardozzi added a double and a single apiece for Washington, which began a stretch in which it will play 14 of its next 17 games at home.
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June 21, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
IT WAS a game that could have ended with all of the good tidings that were generated from the previous homestand, and then some. The Phils were three outs away from completing a three-game sweep of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals. With a day off today, they could have rode the momentum right into the weekend, when they'll host the New York Mets, a team they've routinely beaten up in 2013. Kyle Kendrick did his part. But as any of the most ardent supporters of the 2013 Phillies can attest, starting pitching can only do so much.
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June 18, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Domonic Brown had been slumping. Ryan Howard was in a power drought. But both bucked the recent trend Monday night, Brown with a game-winning hit and Howard with a towering home run in a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Brown hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning off lefthander Fernando Abad. "I was trying to stay as short and quick as I possibly could, especially with a tough lefty like Abad," said Brown, who was 8 for 35 (.229) on the recently completed 10-game road trip.
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