Nationals 2020 season review

The 2020 MLB postseason begins today, and the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will not take part. After a 26-34 season, the reigning World Series champions finished fourth in the NL East (with the exact same record as the last place New York Mets) and will hold the 11th overall pick in the nextContinue reading “Nationals 2020 season review”

Nationals quarter-season review

It’s hard to believe how quickly this season is moving, but after 15 games (plus one incomplete game), the Nats are now a quarter through their season. At 6-9, it has certainly been an up-and-down start, but as this team knows well, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places. However, they’re going to need to getContinue reading “Nationals quarter-season review”

Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees

The wait is over. After over four months of no major American sports, baseball makes its return today with the World Series champion Nationals taking on the New York Yankees at 7 pm. A single game won’t answer every question about how the team will perform this season, much less the season opener, but inContinue reading “Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees”

Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season

The Nats will open the 2020 season on July 23 against the New York Yankees and their prized free agent acquisition Gerrit Cole, the 2019 AL Cy Young runner-up whom the Nats defeated in the World Series back in October while he was with the Houston Astros. While the reigning World Series champs will beContinue reading “Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season”

Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the second and final part of the documentary “Improbable” premiered on MASN. The documentary covers the Nats’ World Series run in 2019, with Part Two in particular focused solely on the World Series itself. You can find my thoughts from Part One here. Like I said last time, I wouldContinue reading “Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’”

Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the first part of the documentary recounting the Nationals’ run to the World Series premiered on MASN, and before Part Two premieres tonight, I will be listing my takeaways from Part One. I would say “Spoiler Alert,” but unless you are totally unfamiliar with the events of the 2019 MLBContinue reading “Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’”

Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 1)

By: Joe Pohoryles Today, the first full day of March Madness was supposed to take place. Instead, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has stopped the sports world in its tracks. NFL free agency is buzzing, but there are few leagues with actual gameplay to watch. To stay in the spirit of bracket season, I have constructedContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 1)”

Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training

By: Joe Pohoryles In just 16 days, the Washington Nationals officially begin their World Series defense at Citi Field against the New York Mets. While the team results at spring training mean little (if at all) to the team’s success in the regular season, the individual performances often reveal how the veterans will look toContinue reading “Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training”

Nats return to action in West Palm Beach

By: Joe Pohoryles Daniel Hudson launched a low, inside slider, causing Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros to swing and miss. With a victory toss of Hudson’s glove and a fist-pumping Yan Gomes, the Washington Nationals were officially world champions. That was Oct. 30. Today is Feb. 22, and the Nats and Astros meet onceContinue reading “Nats return to action in West Palm Beach”

The Pohory-list: 10 most heartbreaking playoff exits of the 2010s

By: Joe Pohoryles The recent successes of Washington, D.C. sports has reinvigorated the DMV as fans celebrate the championships of some — the Capitals, Nationals, Mystics and even the Valor of the now-folded Arena Football League — and hope for a better future for the others. The parades down Constitution Avenue are a welcome sightContinue reading “The Pohory-list: 10 most heartbreaking playoff exits of the 2010s”