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.
June 13, 2009 |
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.
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...
July 4, 2014 |
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.
October 13, 2012 |
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.
September 6, 2011 |
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.
April 21, 2015 |
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.
February 10, 2015 |
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 ...
September 12, 2011 |
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.
September 16, 2011 |
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.