| May 6, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Cole Hamels gave up five hits over eight innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-3 win against the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.
Hamels was in line for his 11th career complete game as...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:07 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rod Barajas hit a two-run homer off Washington closer Henry Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night.
The veteran catcher, mired in a season-long slump, drilled a shot...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 13 over six innings and the Washington Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Roger Bernadina and Adam LaRoche both homered in the sixth off Pittsburgh&...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa each hit a two-run homer Friday night in one of Washington's biggest scoring splurges of the season, leading the light-hitting Nationals to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Washington matched its season high...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:01 PM
You have to hand it to Josh Hamilton. While he's constantly on guard against his personal demons, he somehow still seems to be exactly what we want all athletes to be -- a big kid playing a child's game.
"Hands down, he's the best player in the...
| May 13, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Joey Votto gave the Washington Nationals one more heartache in a week already full of them.
Votto hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for his third home run of the game on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a rain-delayed 9-6 victory that knocked...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:53 PM
It's one and done for Ozzie Guillen and the Miami Marlins.
Nearly three weeks since ending a deeply disappointing season in last place, the Marlins announced Guillen's dismissal as manager in a 75-word statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Ozzie Guillen asked for trouble when he left Jerry Reinsdorf for Jeffrey Loria, and it came along as part of the package with the $10 million deal he signed to manage the Miami Marlins.
Guillen was fired Tuesday with three years remaining on his four-...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols).
For the past decade-plus,...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:21 PM
MIAMI - Mike Redmond is the story today. But Larry Beinfest is the column. Redmond was introduced Friday as the Marlins new manager, and anyone who doesn't like him doesn't like sunshine, laughter, ice cream and strolls through the park.
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and allowed one run in six innings for his 15th win in what could be one of his final starts of the season as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Tuesday night.
For weeks, the impending shutdown of...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:02 AM
by James Wagner
The Washington Post
The most frustrated team in baseball may be the Atlanta Braves. They carry the National League’s third-best record but can’t get out of second place. They’ve now lost four straight. The Nationals...