Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Diamondbacks and Rockies, 8/3-8/9/15

Jayson Werth, Bryce HarperJayson Werth and Bryce Harper

Uh-oh. The Nationals have picked a bad time to lose games. They just got swept in a 3-game series in New York by the Mets. Now both teams are deadlocked for 1st place in the NL East.

They did win two out of three games against the Mets two weeks ago, but they negated that gain with this latest lack of effort.

Two months left in the season and lots of work to do. No need to get down. The Nats are still very much alive.

Besides, on Wednesday night the promotion is a Jayson Werth Chia Pet. It will be spectacular.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Dodgers and Mets, 7/17-7/22/15

Washington NationalsThe Nationals look to win the NL East

Major League Baseball’s All-Star break is over. Now back to reality and the second half of the season.

The Nationals are poised for a run at the NL East Division title. Let’s do this!

The Nats play the Dodgers and Mets over the next six days. They have a 2 game lead over the aforementioned Mets, so that will be a huge series.

This Sunday is Star Wars Day.

Come cheer for your Nats.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

 

Friday, July 17 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Enjoy Spanish-inspired sandwiches and seasonal soups from Pepe Food Truck by José Andrés at Nationals Park. On Friday and Sunday, the truck will be stationed inside the ballpark near the Right Field Gate.

Saturday, July 18 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Daisies, Eagle Scouts and other groups are invited to Nationals Park for the third Scout Day event of the season. Groups will participate in a parade on the field before the game. For more: nationals.com/groups.
  • As fans enter the ballpark, Peet’s Coffee will provide complimentary samples of Peet’s Iced Coffee outside Center Field Gate on N Street SE. Available while supplies last.

Sunday, July 19 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Join the first-ever STAR WARS™ Day at Nationals Park. The first 25,000 fans to enter through ALL GATES will receive a Washington Nationals edition R2-D2 Can Cooler, courtesy of ThinkGeek. Fans can enjoy special menu items, entertainment and STAR WARS™ characters roaming the ballpark. DJs will be in Center Field Plaza and Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, spinning music from the movies. In addition, there will be several STAR WARS™ activation stations on the concourse, each with characters and photo backdrops to create lasting memories of the day. Come dressed in your favorite Star Wars attire. However, adults are not allowed to wear masks that cover their face. Young children under the age of 10 can wear masks when accompanied by an adult 21 years or older. Any props resembling weapons will not be allowed into Nationals Park (this includes lightsabers and toy guns).

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Giants and Reds, 7/3-7/8/15

Bryce Harper Bryce Harper is third in home runs in the National League with 24

 

The Nationals had a very healthy June (15-11) and moved back into first place. They currently have a 3.5 game lead over the Mets.

They play the Giants at home over Independence Day weekend, and then the Reds next week.

And Calvin Coolidge is the new Racing President!

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

Friday, July 3 vs. San Francisco Giants

  • Enjoy a special patriotic fireworks display to kick off Independence Day weekend. Prior to the fireworks, fans will be treated to a performance in the outfield by the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team.

Saturday, July 4 vs. San Francisco Giants

  • Independence Day Presented by SAIC: In honor of our nation’s independence, the Nationals will host the third of four games included in the 2015 Patriotic Series. Pregame ceremonies are dedicated to members of the military.

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Rays, Pirates & Braves, 6/17-6/25/15

9THDrew Storen is third in the NL with 19 Saves

The Nationals have been in a rough patch the last couple weeks. They didn’t do much at home the first week of June, going 2-5, and then finished 4-4 on their latest road trip. They have fallen out of first place behind the lowly Mets.

At 34-31, they are still in the thick of the race. This upcoming homestand is the perfect time to overtake the Mets. Again.

On Wednesday, the Nationals send Jordan Zimmerman (5-4, 3.74 ERA) to the mound against the Rays’ Matt Andriese (1-1, 3.76 ERA).

Thursday we’ll see Joe Ross (1-1, 3.46 ERA) finish off the two-game series against the Rays’ ace, Chris Archer (7-4, 2.00 ERA).

You’ll have to wait until Friday, when the Nats play the Pirates, to see Max Scherzer (7-5, 1.93 ERA) continue his Cy Young campaign.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

Last week, Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft was held. The Nationals selected the following players in the first 10 rounds, including Mariano Rivera’s son.

RD Pick Player Position School
2 58 Andrew Stevenson OF Louisiana State University
2 69 Blake Perkins OF Verrado (AZ) High School
3 103 Rhett Wiseman OF Vanderbilt (TN) University
4 134 Mariano Rivera Jr. RHP Iona (NY) College
5 164 Taylor Hearn LHP Oklahoma Baptist University
6 194 Matt Crownover LHP Clemson (SC) University
7 224 Grant Borne LHP Nicholls (LA) State University
8 254 Koda Glover RHP Oklahoma State University
9 284 David Kerian 1B University of Illinois
10 314 Taylor Guilbeau LHP University of Alabama

 

Wednesday, June 17 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

  • Celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Team Store with special events on Wednesday before the game.

Thursday, June 18 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

  • The 9th Annual Ladies Night, featuring live music, player appearances, food samples and more. Even with quadrupling the number of available tickets from last year, 2015 Ladies Night is sold out. Fans can enjoy Ladies Night entertainment and music throughout the ballpark with a regular ticket. For more information, visit nationals.com/ladiesnight.

Friday, June 19 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

  • The first 15,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through ALL GATES will receive a Nationals pilsner cup (ages 21 and over).

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Blue Jays & Cubs, 6/1-6/3/15 and 6/4-6/7/15

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Max Scherzer (2013 NL Cy Young winner)

After a slow April, the Nationals turned it on in May and find themselves in first place in the National League East (28-22).

The Nats come into this week’s homestand off of a horrible three-game series at Cincinnati. Losing all three. And Stephen Strasburg left Friday’s game early with a stiff neck, only to be later put on the 15-day disabled list.

They look to bounce back against the Blue Jays (June 1-3) and the Cubs (June 4-7). No days off this week, just baseball everyday.

The Blue Jays series features two former Cy Young winners. R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays (2-5) on Monday and the Nationals’ Max Scherzer (6-3) on Tuesday.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

Monday, June 1 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

  • U.S. Army Day Delivered by UPS will honor members of the United States Army and the 240th celebration of the Army’s birthday. The pregame ceremony will feature: the Army Drill Team, U.S. Army band, the Army Chorus and the first pitch by CSM Timothy Guden, Military District Washington.
  • It’s also $1 hot dogs presented by Hatfield until the sixth inning.

Tuesday, June 2 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

  • A 10-Year Commemorative Coin will be given to the first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark through ALL GATES. In honor of the 10-Year Anniversary, the Nationals’ celebration will include monthly 10-Year Tuesdays, six designated games that will feature a collectible keepsake.

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Don’t Miss: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Yankees and Phillies, 5/19-5/20/15 & 5/22-5/24/15

Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is on fire

The Nationals are playing well in May and have a few good Memorial Day and military-themed promotions for their home games this week.

They are also adding a few new features to Nationals Park, like a stand that sells biscuit sandwiches (Virginia Country Kitchen) and a new team store.

Plus they are playing both the hated Yankees (May 19-20) and the Phillies (May 22-24), so you know it will be a fun homestand!

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

Tuesday, May 19 vs. New York Yankees

  • Nationals Tote Bag Presented by MLB Network: The first 25,000 fans to enter the ballpark through ALL GATES will receive a special 10-Year Anniversary tote bag presented by MLB Network.
  • Opening of the new Main Team Store: Join the Nationals in celebrating the opening of the new Team Store on Tuesday evening before the game! The new space will be nearly double the size of the previous store and stocked with Nationals merchandise.
  • Virginia Country Kitchen: Located in Section 113, this new stand is dedicated to representing the state of Virginia, and will serve mouth-watering biscuit sandwiches, snacks and Virginian beer and wine. With the opening of this stand, flavors from the D.C., Maryland and Virginia regions are now all available at Nationals Park!

Wednesday, May 20 vs. New York Yankees

  • Share a Coke: Beginning at 4:30 p.m., fans can personalize a Coke can with the Share a Coke initiative. The temporary stand will be located at the bottom of the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk and will be open until 8:30 p.m., while supplies last.
  • Distinguished Public Service Award Presentation: In a pregame ceremony, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will present the Distinguished Public Service Award to the Washington Nationals, the Navy League and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for efforts following the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Presented by the U.S. Navy, this award honors civilians for heroic acts or exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long-term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or Department of the Navy as a whole. It is the highest recognition that the Secretary of the Navy may pay to a civilian not employed by the Department of the Navy.

Friday, May 22 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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Around Town: Opening Day Fest by Bluejacket, 4/6/15

Teddy Flying
Teddy flys in for the Nationals’ Opening Day

Monday, April 6, marks the glorious return of Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals.

Has it really been 5 months since Game 7 of the World Series? Did the damn Giants really win it all again?

The Nationals have bolstered their pitching staff to such a degree, they have to be the odds on favorite to make the World Series this year. Seriously; Strasburg, Zimmermann, Scherzer, Fister and Gonzalez…this will be a fun year. Especially if Bryce Harper finally comes into his own at the plate.

Let’s celebrate. On a school night.

Bluejacket is here to help. They are hosting a free Opening Day Fest from 11:00am-4:00pm at Lot O, next to Yards Park and the Trapeze school, on Monday, April 6. Note: The Nationals opener against the Mets starts at 4:05pm.

There will be a batting cage, a fast pitch booth, corn-hole, live music and some family friendly games.

Bluejacket will offer eight of their beers. This includes two new ones, Goldfinch (a hoppy Belgian blond ale) and Swirl (a sour strawberry brown ale). I don’t know how I feel about Swirl yet, it sound both amazing and unlikely at the same time. Let’s find out.

There will also be food, like burgers, sausages (from Red Apron Butcher), and brioche doughnuts and fried chicken sandwiches (from GBD). Okay!

It is free to enter, but the food, drinks and games will cost between $7-10. You can also buy a package deal in advance, which includes games, food and beer.

 

Opening Day Fest by Bluejacket
Lot O (next to Bluejacket and directly behind the Trapeze School at 4th & Tingey St. SE)
Monday, April 6
11:00am-4:00pm
Free admission (with $7-10 food and drink)
or the advance Triple Play Package ($30)
All ages (bring ID to consume alcohol)

Sports Park: Get Your Baseball Fix at the NatsFest — 12/13/14

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The Presidents racing

The Washington Nationals had a fine season. If not for the suddenly mighty Giants, it might have been the best season.

With a first place finish in the National League East, at 96-66, for the second time in three years, the Nationals are primed to be a contender next year and beyond.

Let’s get excited for 2015!

Okay, we do have some time to idle away before April.

One way to get your baseball fix in the meantime is the annual NatsFest on December 13.

Get autographs and photos with your favorite players and the Presidents, play games, listen to seminars. Be a kid. Enjoy baseball.

NatsFest 2014

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Saturday, December 13

11am-5pm

$20 Adult; $10 Children

All Ages