Nats Games to Look Forward to in 2018


By Michael Marzzacco

With Spring Training well underway, Opening Day is right around the corner! As we countdown to when the games officially count, I decided to take a look at the most exciting matchups the Nationals have this season both at Nationals Park and on the road. Some of these will be just individual games but for the most part we’ll be loooking at the series and the teams that you and I both are looking forward to seeing.

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A Chipping Contest and a Win Over Cardinals Shows Nats are Doing Just Fine this Spring

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By Michael Marzzacco

Davey Martinez sure knows how to keep the guys loose. From circle of trust meetings, to bringing in camels, his latest team exercise might’ve been the most competitive and the more unifying. Today, Martinez split the players up into teams and had a chipping contest where they’d hit a golf ball to this far target over the fence. Since you couldn’t see the hole from the practice field, a coach blew an air horn with each noise indicating how close or far you were to the target. Joe Ross‘ team defeated Ryan Madison‘s team. You can see more scenes in the video below.

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Nats Dominate Braves in Spring Home Opener

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By Michael Marzzacco

After dropping their first two games of the 2018 exhibition slate by identical counts of 3-2, the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-3 in their first home game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Spring Training began on Valentines Day with pitchers and catchers reporting. Last Monday the full band was back together as the team did workouts to prepare for the games ahead.

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Spring Has Sprung for the Washington Nationals

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By Michael Marzzacco

On the second day of February, Punxsutawney Phil came out and predicted the course of the following six weeks. The famous groundhog saw his shadow predicting their would be six more weeks of winter. As a baseball fan, I dread when the groundhog sees the shadow and during the occasions of when he doesn’t, I dream of Opening Day starting sooner. Even though it technically is winter, it’s starting to feel like spring in DC, not just because of the nice weather we had on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, the smell of baseball is starting to take the air. As the Washington Nationals look to fill out their Opening Night roster, The Pursuit is looking to make a roster of their own for the 2018 season. Do you love baseball? Do you love the Nationals? Do you love writing? Want to write for a blog that’s on the rise about your favorite ballclub? Look no further!

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Different Year, Same Result, Nats Come Up Short in Another Game 5


By Michael Marzzacco

If you’re reading this you probably know about the DC sports curse. And you’ve probably heard enough of it from Twitter, from other writers including my favorite Washington Post writer (shout out to Dan Steinberg), or from your fellow peers. So I won’t lecture you about the city as a whole. But I’ll say this. My God, we cannot catch a break can we?

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NLDS Game 5 Preview: All Comes Down to Tonight

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By Will Beverina

Stephen Strasburg was heroic and Michael A. Taylor launched an iconic grand slam into the Wrigley Field basket in game four of the NLDS to force a deciding matchup between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs. Today will be the third NLDS game five in the past seven seasons for the Nats. If you’re reading this, you likely know how the other two times went. What could possibly go wrong?

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