Nationals fans (Photo Credit: Keith Allison)
11 things to look forward to on the Nationals’ homestand.
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Braves – September 5-7
Phillies – September 8-11
Mets – September 12-14
1) Budweiser Music Party. For Labor Day, on September 5th, the Nationals will host a pregame music party starting at 1:30pm. There will be a mechanical bull and the stylings of Joe Bachman & The Tailgaters. Ticket includes a game ticket, concert and a Bud.
2) Trea Turner. Named NL August Rookie of the Month! His 45 hits in August are a Nationals rookie record for a calendar month. He hit .357, scored 27 runs and had an incredible 11 stolen bases!
3) Division Rivals. Basically, if the Mets want to challenge the Nationals for the NL East Division, this will be the time to do it. (The Braves and Phillies are out of it.)
11 things to look forward to on the Nationals’ homestand from June 10-15.
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1) Da Cubs. After getting swept by the Cubs in four games (May 5-8), the Nationals are ready to show the world (June 13-15) what they are made of. Against the team that has best record in baseball.
2) NatsPass! Get a ticket to every home game in June for just $50! Do it!
3) Bryce Harper. May wasn’t a great month for Bryce. He also sat out a few games after getting hit by a pitch. June will be the month he gets hot.
4) 80’s Night. With the all important free fanny pack on Friday, June 10th.
5) Legwarmers. See a pregame concert (5:00-6:30pm) on Friday, June 10th.
6) Get on the field. Both a Seniors Stroll the Bases (June 11) and a Kids Run the Bases (June 12).
7) Steven Strasburg. Tied for 1st in wins (9) and 4th in strikeouts (100), Steven’s NL Cy Young chances are not out of the question. Although, beating out Kershaw and Arrieta will be tough.
8) Nats love dogs. Keep bringing your Pups to the Park #4 on Monday, June 13th.
9) $1 Good Humor ice cream on Tuesday, June 14th.
10) Fanny pack not enough? Come back on Wednesday, June 15th and get a free Tote Bag.
11) Seriously, the NatsPass. 10 home games in June for $50.
Bryce Harper, the best in the game! (Eight home runs after 15 games) (Bryce pictured against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 12, 2015, in Baltimore, Md. — Photo by Keith Allison)
Your Nationals are flying high to start the 2016 campaign. At 11-4, they are in first place in the NL East Division by 3-1/2 games over the Mets.
Stephen Strasburg already has three wins and 21 strikeouts, while Joe Ross has started with a blazing 0.54 ERA after three starts.
This weekend the Nats take on the Twins. On Saturday there is the first Pups in Park (bring your dog!) sponsored by Budweiser (their new beer partner).
Stephen Strasburg is 9-7 with a 3.98 ERA and 125 strikeouts
Oh boy. After a jaw-dropping 5-game winning streak to give us fans a glimmer of hope, the Nationals then proceeded to lose five games in a row, including getting swept by the first place Mets. Effectively eliminating our chances at a playoff spot. Sad face.
Now we sit 7.5 games back and the Nationals’ players can look forward to playing golf and canasta in the off-season.
The Beltway series against the also not good Orioles happens just in time for the Pope’s visit.
This homestand features not one, but two, bobbleheads! Calvin Coolidge (9/21) and Jordan Zimmerman (9/25).
As a bonus, the Nationals have an extra game added to the homestand, a make-up game with the Reds on 9/28.
For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.
Pope Francis’ visit to DC: Delays and closures surrounding the papal visit are expected to be significant. Allow plenty of extra time when traveling to and from Nationals Park. To help shorten commute times, Metro will operate at near-rush hour capacity throughout the day on the Wednesday and Thursday of the papal visit, and DDOT has released a series of alternate routes that fans can use to avoid road closures that will be in effect during that time.
Thursday, September 17 vs. Miami Marlins
- The Nationals will honor the contributions of the Hispanic community to baseball and society by hosting Hispanic-themed entertainment throughout the evening. The radio station El Zol 107.9 FM will have DJ Solido at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk before the game.
- The Nationals will honor Denard Span for his ongoing commitment to single-parent families as the team’s nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award.