Tyler Clippard Sporting DC Designed Socks For All Star Game

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Looking to get in on those stylish socks that Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard is wearing for tonight's All-Star game? Well look no farther than DC based company, Lineup. This is the place to get custom socks based on your city, in our case DC. Here's a sample of what they have in their Fall 2013 collection:

The company has styles for Wizards fans, Caps fans, Skins fans, University of Maryland fans, and DC United fans. And they only run you $14.

The socks have been around for a while, but tonight, after Nats Insider Mark Zuckermann tweeted Clippard wearing them for his all star appearance, the internet demanded to know more.

Slumping Bryce Harper Pumped Up About Homerun

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, July 14, 2014

Bryce Harper is in the midst of a pretty awful slump right now. But the other day he broke out for at least one at bat when he crushed a line drive homerun in Philly. The Nats were getting killed, but Bryce was pumped. Here is his screaming reaction.

That Time Matt Williams Almost Killed Bill Murray Was Hillarious

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During the Nats broadcast the other day, Nationals announcer FP Santangelo was bringing up some old baseball memories and talked about the time that Matt Williams hit Bill Murray with a baseball during a homerun derby back in 1990 at Wrigley Field. All for the purpose of comedy, Murray takes an actual pop fly directly to the chest. Well of course the footage was uploaded to YouTube, and what do you know, we found it. Check out this hilarious clip of comedian Bill Murray being Bill Murray. Wow that looks like it hurt.

Bryce Harper Sticks It To Matt Williams With A Slow Jog

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last Saturday, Bryce Harper was benched by new manager Matt Williams for not hustling out a slow and easy grounder to the pitcher. Harper jogged and then didn't run all the way to first base. Bryce said it was his bad and life went on.

Well tonight, Bryce was no longer batting #2 in the order. Matt Williams moved him to the #6 slot. (Bryce, the "face of the franchise" has batted in 5 different positions in the order in the first 21 games of the season)

After another easy groundout Bryce Harper ran even slower than he did when he was benched. But at least this time he ran through the bag...at an exaggerated slow pace in just under 10 seconds.  (For those who don't know, this is exaggeration..several nerds have actually taken out a stopwatch and clocked him under 6 seconds...not the point) Check it out:

Below is the play he was benched for, and his reaction. It is almost the same exact play except this time he sticks it out all the way to first instead of veering to the dugout.

Your move Matt Williams!

Cool National Anthem Lap Guitar Video

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Everyone knows how much we love National Anthems.  Well here is Ken Glasser from Germantown Maryland playing the National Anthem at a Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves game earlier this season at Nats Park.

He is playing it on a Hawaiian Steel Acoustic Lap Guitar, which is weird, but sounds kind of cool.  Video follows:

2 Marlins Slide Into Same Base At Same Time

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Here is something you don't see every day.  It is two players on the Miami Marlins sliding into third base at the same time from different directions.  The Nats Ian Desmond goes for the double tag, but can only get the runner returning to third out in time.  GIF:

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Fan In Chicago Welcomes Bryce Harper To Wrigley

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, August 26, 2013

The following video comes to us from Wrigley Field.  As Bryce Harper runs out to his position in the outfield in the Nationals game against the Cubs, one fan screams out a horrible "zing" about Bryce Harper's mother.  The crowd around him seemed to not mind.  I'm not gonna type the exact phrase here, you can listen in the video below, NSFW.

Drake LaRoche's Giant Glove

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Here is Adam LaRoche's son Drake catching a fly ball with a giant glove almost as big as he is, because Nats.  The GIF is below.

Bryce Harper Getting Angry

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lip reading is fun...Don't mess with Bryce!

Here's another time Bryce got hit and here's Ozzie Guillen lip reading where he says F You to Bryce

Series Preview: Nationals v. Orioles

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pitching Matchups, Times, & TV Listings

Monday, May 27th, 1:05PM - Go Gonzalez v. Jason Hammel (MASN HD)
Tuesday, May 28th, 7:05PM - TBD v. Kevin Gausman (MASN HD)
Wednesday, May 29th, 7:05PM - Jordan Zimmermann v. Chris Tillman (MASN2 HD)
Thursday, May 30th, 7:05PM - Dan Haren v. Freddy Garcia (MASN2 HD)

The Nationals are coming off a series win against Philadelphia in which their offense showed signs of life.  They also receive great pitching performances from Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann.  The same two things will have to happen if the Nationals want another series win against the Baltimore Orioles.

Series Preview

The Nationals and Orioles begin a four game set on Monday, two games will be played at Nationals Park and then the last two will be played at Camden Yards.  The Nats are 5-0 in interleague play so far this year, with all of the games being played at home.  The Orioles have been playing well as of late, however the bullpen has not.  Expect the Nats to try to attack early, and get into the depths of the Baltimore bullpen in order to gain an advantage in this series.

The offense is beginning to produce, with Stephen Lombardozzi filling a huge role.  He had a big weekend against the Phillies, and he will hope to continue his good run of success if he has any ideas of retaining the starting spot.  Tyler Moore continues to struggle, so we could possibly see Jeff Kobernus getting some time in the lineup over these next few days.  Expect the offense to continue in this series, as the Nats are facing a pitching staff that has not been very sturdy all year.

Drew Storen received a loss against the Phillies, continuing his struggles.  He insists that it is nothing mechanical and it is going to get figured out.  However, if it does not get figured out, the Nationals bullpen is stacked with guys who want his position.  Ryan Mattheus and Christian Garcia will be coming off the DL soon, and Fernando Abad looked very good in his debut with the Nats.  With this mini-competition going on in the bullpen, expect each of the guys to have very good results.

  • Ross Detwiler was supposed to start Tuesday, but was placed on the DL.  He will be able to come back in a few days, as the DL stint was made retroactive to May 16th.
  • Danny Espinosa has a broken bone in his wrist, while Bryce Harper has major soreness and swelling in his knee.  Both men hope to avoid time with the DL.

Song of the Series: Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

 Monday is Memorial Day, the day we support and thank our troops for everything that they do for us every day of their lives.  After you thank any troops that you know, continue to show your patriotism by watching a baseball game and listening to an American classic.  On Memorial Day, the Nationals will be wearing camouflage hats with their uniforms in order to show their support.

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Matchup of the Series: Tuesday's Pitching Matchup

With an unknown starter going for the Nationals on Tuesday (Duke, Stammen, someone from the minors?), there will be two inexperienced starters on the mound that day.  Gausman just made his major league debut last week, in which he lost to the Blue Jays.  The Nationals will have confidence going up against him, as it is only his second major league start.  However, the Orioles will be able to do the same thing, as they will face someone who does not start in the majors very often.  Expect a lot of offense on Tuesday night.

Steve Lombardozzi Steps Up With Espinosa Out

DC Sports Nexus ---- Friday, May 24, 2013

Steve Lombardozzi was fired up after his bit 3-4 night, a game which he started after the Nats learned that Danny Espinosa has a broken wrist.  Lombo had the clutch hit in the ballgame, a 2 RBI double to bust open the lead for the Nats.  The Nationals went on to beat the Phillies 5-2.  After the game Julie Alexander suggested that Lombardozzi untuck his shirt, and he did...with some authority.  Here are 2 LomboGifs:

Series Preview: Phillies @ Nationals

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Pitching Matchups, Times, & TV Listings

Friday, May 24th, 7:05PM – Jordan Zimmermann v. Kyle Kendrick (MASN HD)
Saturday, May 25th, 7:15PM – Dan Haren v. John Pettibone (FOX)
Sunday, May 26th, 1:35PM – Stephen Strasburg v. Cole Hamels (MASN HD)

The Nationals return home after going 4-6 on their west coast road trip.  After losing series to the Giants and Dodgers, and splitting a series with the Padres, Jordan Zimmermann will hope to get the homestand off to a good start and turn Washington’s fortunes around.