P-Nats owner’s letter to fans not encouraging for Prince William County return

For many years, the Single-A Potomac Nationals and owner Art Silber have worked and hoped to build a new stadium to replace the aging and outdated Pfitzner Stadium in Prince William County. Yesterday, Silber released a statement which said he is considering moving the team to a location outside of the county after a potential stadium deal at the Potomac Town Center could not be ... read more

Former Senators broadcaster Bob Wolff passes at 96

Remembrance today for the passing of legendary sports broadcaster Bob Wolff, who died Saturday night at 96, his indelible mark left on D.C. baseball broadcasting forever. Wolff was the first Washington Senators radio and television play-by-play announcer beginning in 1947 all the way to 1961 when the club moved to Minnesota. This New York Times obituary talks about the day he went down to interview ... read more

Robles returns, Ballou released, Soto still on DL

From July 3 to July 8, Nationals outfielder prospect Juan Soto played five rehab games for the Gulf Coast Nationals as he recovers from an ankle injury. He has been out of the low Single-A Hagerstown lineup since May 2. A club source told me the 18-year-old’s reinstatement to the Suns is not imminent and he remains on the disabled list. Soto is ranked as ... read more

Scherzer works clean first inning, AL beats NL All-Stars 2-1 in 10

The 88th All-Star Game was a showcase for the top notch pitching in the major leagues this season. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer started the game in impressive fashion. He held the American League to one hit with two strikeouts in the first inning. The other highlight was the live on-air interview between FOX broadcasters and Bryce Harper during the game. The American League defeated the ... read more

Scherzer’s impact on D.C. not limited to baseball

Nationals right-handed Max Scherzer gets his second All-Star Game start tonight in Miami. The Nats’ top starter has had another outstanding first half as he leads the club in their pursuit of a second straight division title. But his effect on the Nationals in a philanthropic role in our nation’s capital region is also very strong and dates back to his first season with the ... read more

Grace and Romero shine for bullpen to end first half

The bullpen was called upon to keep the Nationals in the game Sunday and it did its job. Starter Joe Ross was held to just 3 1/3 innings, leaving with what manager Dusty Baker described as “triceps tenderness.” Left-hander Matt Grace followed, and along with four other relievers, held the Braves to two runs the rest of the way, a span of 5 2/3 frames. ... read more

Heart of Nats order causes nightmare for opposition

One key to the Nationals’ big lead in their division heading into the All-Star break is the heart of their order. Their 3-4-5-6 hitters in the lineup have established a nice core of their offense which is difficult for any opposing pitcher to navigate. Sunday, they added their No. 7 hitter to the mix of lethal bats and that was too much for the Braves ... read more

Rendon’s patience pays dividends (Ross leaves early; Nats win 10-5)

The Nationals went after Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb in the bottom of the first inning. Newcomb had trouble finding the strike zone early as Brian Goodwin and Wilmer Difo were walked. Bryce Harper followed with a single to left field that loaded the bases. Goodwin stopped at third base despite a wave home sign from third base coach Bobby Henley, respecting Matt Kemp’s arm. The ... read more