#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Gonzalez shuts down Brew Crew at home

What more can be said about the season Gio Gonzalez had in 2017? The Nationals left-hander posted one of the best seasons of his career and one of the most consistent in all of baseball last year. He finished the year 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA (the second-best of his career) and continued to prove his durability by amassing 201 innings in 32 starts. The ... read more

Mark Zuckerman named D.C. Sportswriter of the Year

MASNsports.com Nationals beat writer Mark Zuckerman has been named as the Sportswriter of the Year for Washington, D.C., by the National Sports Media Association. Zuckerman, who joined MASNsports.com in 2016, will be honored at the 59th annual NSMA Awards Weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C., from June 23-25. He’s a first-time winner of the award, which is voted on by other D.C.-based sportswriters. “This is definitely unexpected,” ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Harper and Trout put on a show in L.A.

As we continue our Throwback Thursday posts, we’ll defer to Bob Carpenter and his handy-dandy scorebook for this week’s memorable moment from last season. We rarely get to see two of the best players in baseball go head to head, with Bryce Harper playing in the National League East and Mike Trout in the American League West. But the stars aligned - so to speak ... read more

Nationals to host 2018 Racing Presidents audition

You love them. You recognize them around town. You have your favorite (George for this particular blogger). And you cheer for them during every fourth inning of a Nationals home game. And now, you can be one of them. That’s right, the Nationals are hosting auditions for the 2018 Racing Presidents, meaning you can be the next George, Tom, Abe or Teddy! Those who wish ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Harper and Zimmerman slam Braves

Happy 2018, Nationals fans! As the calendar flips to a new year, we’re that much closer baseball returning. The countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting to West Palm Beach is winding down. For our first 2018 Throwback Thursday moment as part of our “Nationals Classics” airing on MASN, we’re taking you back to a grand old time down in Atlanta from April 19, as Bryce ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Zimmerman homers twice in return, Nats beat Braves 10-5

We couldn’t end the year without giving you at least one more Ryan Zimmerman moment: Zim’s amazing season continues: 3-4 2HR/3RBIs and still leads the NL in hitting. Nats 10 Braves 5 June 13.This one’s for you 91 years young Thelma. Your grandson @ryryjones saved my pix. pic.twitter.com/LlRSmmVZT0 -- Bob Carpenter (@scorebook_bob) December 16, 2017 What happened: After missing some time due to back soreness, ... read more

Harper drops puck before Capitals face off against Golden Knights

Perhaps Nationals slugger Bryce Harper has learned a thing or two about being politically correct from his time in the nation’s capital. Tonight, before the Capitals played the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas native Harper was at center ice to drop the ceremonial first puck between Caps star Alex Ovechkin and Golden Knights left wing James Neal. Pay particular attention to the ensemble Harper wore ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Nats sweep Giants behind Scherzer’s complete game

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Out-of-office emails are set up, presents are piling up and end of the year “best of” lists are (hopefully) keeping you entertained. In case you’ve missed it, MASN Nationals broadcaster Bob Carpenter has been sharing some of his favorite scorekeeping moments from the season on his Twitter (@scorebook_bob). We’ve decided to take some inspiration from him for this ... read more