1. Washington Nationals' Batting Review (Part Two): Are They for Real?

    In part one of this series, we took a look at the overall team numbers of the Washington Nationals' surprisingly effective offense...

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  2. Washington Nationals' Batting Review (Part One): The Big Picture

    The Washington Nationals' season is one-sixth complete. I know that sounds funny to say, but it's true. The team has played 27 games so far, which is one-sixth of 162...

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  3. Capitals-Penguins: Game Four Review, Game Five Preview

    PENGUINS EVEN SERIES AT TWO; DEFENSEMAN GONCHAR INJURED ON HIT BY OVECHKIN After a complete meltdown—offense, defense, special teams, goalie—in a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh ...

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  4. Capitals-Penguins Game Four Preview: Alexander Semin Misses Practice

    The Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of their best-of-seven Second Round Stanley Cup playoff series...

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  5. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Nationals Stage Late Rally, Beat Dodgers 11-9

    DODGERS SLUGGER RAMIREZ SUSPENDED 50 GAMES FOR PED USE THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9 with a late-inning comeback, scoring all 11 runs after the fifth inning...

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  6. Capitals-Penguins: Evegni Malkin Dominates, Caps Lose Game Three in OT 3-2

    Despite another outstanding performance by goalie Semyon Varlamov, the Washington Capitals were fairly dominated by the homestanding Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday night...

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  7. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals and Astros Finish Tied in 11th Inning

    NATIONALS' THIRD BASEMAN ZIMMERMAN EXTENDS MAJOR'S LONGEST HITTING STREAK TO 23 GAMES THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros finished Tuesday's game tied at 10 in ...

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  8. Capitals-Penguins: Second Round, Game Three Preview

    They say that a playoff series doesn't really start until a home team loses. The Washington Capitals travel to Pittsburgh for tonight's Game Three ready to test that old adage against the Penguins in Mellon Arena...

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  9. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Pound 'Stros 9-4

    WASHINGTON'S OPENING DAY STARTER WINS FIRST OF THE SEASON THE RESULT : Ryan Zimmerman went four-for-four and Elijah Dukes had three RBIs as the Washington Nationals took control ...

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  10. Capitals-Penguins: Second Round, Game Two Preview

    The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:00 PM in Game Two of their best-of-seven second round Stanley Cup playoffs series. Washington leads the series 1-0 after beating Pittsburgh 3-2 in Game One...

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  11. Good, Bad & Ugly: Cardinals Hit Four Homers, Beat Nationals 6-2

    NATIONALS ROOKIE ZIMMERMANN GIVES UP THREE HOMERS IN THIRD START THE RESULT : The St. Louis Cardinals hit four home runs, three against rookie Jordan Zimmermann, beating the ...

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  12. Capitals-Penguins Second Round Preview

    The Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. SEASON SERIES:Oct...

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  13. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Bullpen Implodes in 9-4 Loss to Cardinals

    THE RESULT: Julian Tavarez, yesterday's hero for earning the save in Philadelphia, allowed five runs—just two earned—on two hits and two walks in the top of the ninth to turn a tie ballgame into a 9-4 loss to the St...

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  14. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Washington Nationals Beat Philadelphia Phillies 4-1

    THE RESULT Scott Olsen threw well, the middle guys did their jobs, and Julian Tavarez slammed the door as the Washington Nationals salvaged the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies, winning 4-1...

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  15. Capitals-Rangers: Late Goal Propels Washington to Round Two

    Sergei Fedorov scored with 4:59 remaining in the game, breaking a 1-1 tie and bringing down the house, as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1, advancing to the second round ...

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  16. The Top Five Rotations in the National League

    As the end of April fast approaches, we can start to get a feel for which teams might contend for the playoffs, and which teams will contend for higher draft slots. As usual, a lot depends on a team's pitching to indicate which group they will fall into..

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  17. Capitals-Rangers: Game Seven. Enough Said.

    The Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers in Game Seven of their best-of-seven first round Stanley Cup playoffs series. It's the second straight season the Capitals have clawed their way from behind to force a Game Seven in the first round...

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  18. Washington Nationals Done In by Six-Run Eighth: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    NATIONALS CLUB FIVE HOMERS, PHILLIES HIT TWO GRAND SLAMS THE RESULT: Garrett Mock and Joel Hanrahan conspired to allow six earned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nats waste 11 runs and lose the opener to the Philadelphia Phillies, 13-11.

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  19. Washington Capitals' Donald Brashear Receives Six-Game Suspension

    Washington Capitals winger Donald Brashear was given a one-game suspension for his pregame altercation with New York's Colton Orr, and a five-game suspension for a "shoulder hit to ...

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  20. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Washington Nationals Weekend Roundup

    NATIONALS' CATCHER JESUS FLORES HOMERS TWICE OVER THE WEEKEND AGAINST THE METS In their first trip to CitiField against the New York Mets, the Washington Nationals fell Friday, 4-3, ...

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  21. Capitals-Rangers Game Six: Caps Score Early, Often

    CAPITALS DFEFENSEMAN TOM POTI HAS FOUR-POINT NIGHT AGAINST FORMER TEAM The Washington Capitals built a 3-1 first period lead, thanks to goals from three different defensemen, and cruised to ...

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  22. Capitals-Rangers Game Five Preview: Do-or-Die for Washington

    The Washington Capitals, down three games to one, host the New York Rangers in Game Five of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's do-or-die for the Caps, facing elimination to the seventh seed in a series they were heavily favored in...

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  23. Capitals-Rangers Game Three Review: New York Takes 3-1 Lead Over DC

    The Washington Capitals had 39 shots on goal, and hit the post twice, but only got one puck behind Henrik Lundqvist and fell in Game Four to the New York Rangers 2-1...

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  24. Good, Bad and Ugly: Washington Nationals Lose to Atlanta Braves, 1-0

    THE RESULT Michael Hinckley issued two walks in the top of the ninth, the second of which forced in the only run of the ballgame, and the Washington Nationals (3-11) lost to the Atlanta Braves, 1-0...

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  25. Washington Capitals-New York Rangers: Round One, Game Three Preview

    The Washington Capitals, fresh off a 4-0 shutout of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, look to play a carbon copy in Game Four tonight at 7:00 p...

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