The Nationals’ Absurd 17-Month Journey Since Their World Series Title

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the surreal, winding, and very bumpy road they took.

It finally happened. On Tuesday, April 6, the Washington Nationals played in front of their fans at Nationals Park for the first time since Game 5 of the 2019 World Series. That’s a span of 17 months and 10 days. Or, to break it down even further, 527 days. For many reasons, some related to […]

Juan Soto Hits Walk-Off RBI Single in Nationals’ Long Awaited Opening Day

An announced crowd of 4,801 fans at Nationals Park got to witness Soto's first walk-off hit.

The time for being surprised by what Juan Soto can do on the baseball field is over. When the Washington Nationals’ long-awaited, COVID-19 outbreak-delayed opening day game is tied at the bottom of the ninth inning, don’t be surprised that it’s Soto, the 22-year-old MVP frontrunner, who hits the walk-off RBI single to send the […]

Eleven Nationals Players Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

The Nationals are scheduled to begin their season on Tuesday.

Local elected officials ignore health experts in reopening. [Post] Mayor Muriel Bowser gave an award to the director of the Department of Forensic Sciences days before the department’s accreditation was temporarily suspended. [Twitter, WTOP] Gov. Larry Hogan broke procurement rules in $9 million purchase of faulty coronavirus tests. [Sun, DCist] By Mitch Ryals (tips? […]

The Nationals’ Positive COVID-19 Tests Provide a Reality Check

The team postponed its long awaited home opener and the remainder of the series after four Nationals players tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez alluded to one of the phrases he famously used to rally his team on their run to the 2019 World Series title: Often, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places. Except this time, it had little to do with motivating a team to overachieve […]

Once Again, the Nationals’ Starting Pitching Will Define Their Success

Instead of a “Big Three,” the Nationals will have a “Big Four” rotation of pitchers with the addition of Jon Lester.

When the 2021 Washington Nationals season begins, general manager Mike Rizzo will once again rely on his tried-and-true starting pitching. Except now, instead of the “Big Three,” the Nationals will have a “Big Four” rotation of pitchers with Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, and, new to the club this season, veteran southpaw Jon Lester. […]