Throwback Thursday: The “Kiss my A–” Game

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By Michael Marzzacco

Original recap: Werth does it again, Nats take series over Cubs

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where on random Thursdays throughout the season, The Pursuit will take a look back into the vault of some amazing nationals moments. With the Cubs coming to town next week I figured we’d start this series off by taking a look back at a big win over these guys last year. The Cubs went on to win the World Series, but in June they met the Nationals in the district for a series we won’t forget.

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Max Scherzer Loses No-Hitter, Nats Lose the Ballgame

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By Michael Marzzacco

Max Scherzer pitched another gem but the effort was wasted as the Nationals dropped the series finale to the Marlins 2-1 thanks to a late rally by the Fish. Scherzer struck out his first six batters he faced, setting the stage to another special outing for the ace.

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Nats Fry the Fish 12-3

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals rebounded with a 12-3 win over the Marlins thanks to multi-RBI nights from Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Gio Gonzalez had a strong outing over the course of seven innings, only giving up three runs while striking out eight. The Nats go for the series win today at 12:10 p.m. with Max Scherzer on the hill

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Nationals Minor League Notebook: June 19 Which Prospect Won the Home Run Derby?

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Hagerstown Suns and Potomac Nationals are each in the midst of the All Star break for their respective A leagues. The Carolina League and South Atlantic League All Star Games take place tonight at Salem, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Compiled via team press releases:

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Roark’s Struggles Continue as Nats Fall to Marlins

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By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals got out to a 6-0 lead before Tanner Roark gave it up. It was Roark’s third poor start in a row and ever since his bobblehead day he hasn’t been the same. The dagger came in the third inning when the Marlins tied it with a six-run inning capped off by a grand slam by Justin Bour.

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Nats Gear Up for Game of Thrones Night by Hiding Dragon Eggs

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By Michael Marzzacco

Winter is coming this Friday night at Nationals Park. The team’s promotion in their first home game after their seven-game road trip is “Game of Thrones” night. The Nationals will hide 10 prize-filled dragon eggs on Tuesday morning in scattered locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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