September 9, 2013
Gio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets. Gonzalez held the overmatched Mets hitless into the seventh before pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up the bid with a soft single for New York's only hit. Lutz swung at the first pitch of the inning and hit a looper that landed on the first base line, taking out a chunk of chalk well behind the bag. First baseman Adam LaRoche made a diving attempt as the ball hit the dirt, but it squirted by and into foul territory along the right field line.
June 7, 2013
Nationals manager Davey Johnson got what he wanted, a second consecutive rainout to give his battered team an extra day to heal. Maybe the mental break will turn out to be the catalyst the Nationals have been seeking. Certainly, nothing else has worked so far. The preseason NL East favorite remained one game below .500 Friday, when a series opener against the Minnesota Twins was postponed as rain from Tropical Storm Andrea moved north. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.
April 30, 2013
As a .179 career hitter, Tim Hudson doesn't expect much when he steps to the plate. After pulling off the unlikely feat of hitting a homer in his 200th career win, Hudson concluded “The stars were aligned and it was meant to be.” Hudson was a dual threat in his milestone win, dominating on the mound over seven innings and hitting a homer and a double to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night....
April 15, 2013
Jordan Zimmermann pitched a six-hitter for his third victory of the season, and the Washington Nationals bounced back from a humbling weekend to beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Monday night. Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run and had four RBIs to lead a 16-hit outburst. Zimmermann (3-0) struck out six, walked one and threw 102 pitches in his second career complete game. The Nationals were outscored 18-5 while being swept in a three-game series at home against Atlanta. They took out any lingering frustration on the Marlins (2-11)
June 13, 2012
The longer the Washington Nationals remain in the playoff hunt, the more Stephen Strasburg's innings limit will loom over the team. On Wednesday, a nail-trimming mishap provided a timely reason for Washington to curtail Strasburg's outing. Strasburg won his fifth straight start, Tyler Moore hit the first two home runs of his career and the Nationals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Strasburg (8-1) left after six innings because of what manager Davey Johnson called a “slight cut” on his middle finger, something that happened as the right-hander was trimming a ragged nail between innings.
July 21, 2011
Tyler Moore was more than a young man living with cystic fibrosis. He was a wrestler, a student at Harpers Ferry Junior High, and in Malcolm Ater's novel, “Tyler's Mountain Magic” - he was an inspiration. Ater of Shepherdstown, W.Va., a former junior high school special education teacher, chronicles the growth of his wrestling team and the trials and tribulation of Tyler. “When I coached Tyler, I knew I had to tell this kid's story,” Ater said of his book, which won first place in the 2011 West Virginia Writers Inc. contest for Best Book-Length Novel.
September 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Lake County Captains scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning and got solid pitching throughout a 4-2 victory over the Hagerstown Suns in the finale of the South Atlantic League regular season Monday. The Suns finished 25-42 in the second half and 56-78 overall. Tyler Moore put the Suns ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first with a groundout that scored Steve Lombardozzi. Hagerstown starter A.J. Morris (0-4) made the run hold up through three innings, but Delvi Cid picked up the first hit of the game for the Captains with a bunt single down the third-base line, starting Lake County's rally.
September 5, 2009
The Hagerstown Suns blew a five-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, but James Keithley salvaged the game in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single that gave the Suns a 6-5 win over the Lake County Captains on Saturday at Municipal Stadium. The Suns (56-76) pounded out 14 hits and held a 5-0 lead going into the ninth. The Captains (69-66) erased all of that lead, starting with three consecutive singles off reliever Austin Garrett and ending with a two-run triple by John Allman that tied the score at 5-5. The game looked to be headed to extra innings as Lake County reliever Garrison Campfield retired Tyler Moore and Travis Reagan on consecutive pop outs.
September 4, 2009
Daniel DeGeorge drove in four runs during two early Lake County rallies to lift the Captains to a 9-2 victory over the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. Lake County scored four runs in the second inning and three in the third to take 7-0 lead that the Suns couldn't overcome. DeGeorge hit a two-run double to cap the second and added a two-run single in the third to pace the Captains. Paul Demny (3-11) started, but only lasted two innings for the Suns.
August 18, 2009
Augusta got six to go and billed it to the Hagerstown Suns. The GreenJackets scored six runs in the first three innings on Monday and forced the Suns to play catch-up the rest of the way en route to a 7-5 victory. Augusta won three of the four games in the series. The Suns fell to 4-20 at home in the second half. The GreenJackets got to Suns starter Paul Demny (2-10) early, who didn't help his cause with five walks. Augusta took a 3-0 lead in the first when three walks set up Juan Perez's base-clearing double.