Good Tuesday Morning, Washington Nationals Fans. Thank you for starting the day with us.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Washington Nationals v. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 pm EDT
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Washington Nationals v. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 pm EDT
Friday, April 30, 2021, Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 7:05 pm EDT
Saturday, May 1, 2021, Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals 1:05 pm EDT
Game Time Weather: Partly cloudy, temps in the upper 70s at first pitch with a slight NE breeze.
Richard wrote today’s Morning Briefing.
Today’s Top Story: Nationals Play a Quick Two Against the Blue Jays
The Nationals will kick off their four-game season series against the Toronto Blue Jays when they fly to Dunedin, Florida, for a quick two-game set. Due to Canada’s strict COVID-19 restrictions, the Nats will play at the Blue Jays Spring Training home instead of Toronto. The two teams will finish the season series in August when Toronto visits Washington for a D.C game.
The Nationals offense struggled against the first-place New York Mets this past weekend. The Nats managed a victory on Saturday but were shut out in the other two games to fall into last place in the NL East with an 8-11 record.
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Perspective: Are you Entertained Yet? Another Year, another Cold Start for the Washington Nationals
Did you think going into this season that it would be a cakewalk for the Nationals? We’re only a month into the 2021 season, and it’s interesting to see so many people on “Nationals Social Media” already using the hashtag #FireDavey. There is still A LOT of season left and plenty of games to be played.
Perspective: Timing is Everything & Situational hitting for the Washington Nationals
Brandon takes a closer look at the situational hitting for the Washington Nationals and how it affects the team’s performance, and if it is too early in the season, to start to worry.
Podcast Alert: In the Clubhouse with the Nats Report
Richard had a chance to talk to two reporters who cover the Blue Jays. Mike Toronto Star, Blue Jays Beat Reporter, and Tyson, the co-editor and contributor at Jays Journal.com. Listen to the full podcast to get you ready for tonight’s game. Apple: https://apple.co/3aHpqNZ
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Upcoming Podcasts: In my mid-week episode, I will be joined by Patrick from Hail to the District, where we will be going over the past two series and looking forward to the Miami Marlins series this weekend.
Don’t forget to join Patrick and me every Thursday from now on, where we will be going over the past series and talking about any upcoming topics and series.
Must Reads: Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball Headlines
- Early parity in the NL East is keeping every team in it via Talk Nats
- Slumping at the plate, Schwarber is still performing in the field via MASN Sports Washington
- It’s too early to talk about trading Max Scherzer via NBC Sports Washington
- Washington Nationals: Recent trade with Blue Jays still paying dividends via District on Deck
- Washington Nationals miss Wander Suero — though he may be back soon-ish via Federal Baseball
- After Juan Soto returns, can the Nats make room for Yadiel Hernandez? It’s complicated. via The Washington Post
- Here’s What I Wish I’d Known Before I Went to a Nats Game via The Washingtonian
- A Tough Task Awaits Jeff Bridich’s Successor as the Rockies’ General Manager via Sports Illustrated
- Fernando Tatis Jr.’s first 162 games made history — even over three seasons via USA Today
- Ohtani: 9 K’s, 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs, W, history via MLB.com