Sports: Monday, April 3, 2023

Nats Avoid Sweep, UConn-SD State Tonight For NCAA Title, Caps Lose To Rangers


Mackenzie Gore has a 1-2-3 first inning in his Nationals’ debut. Courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network :


Sports: Monday, June 21, 2021

VBL Recap, Schwarber Powers Nats, Rahm Captures US Open

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Woodstock took 2 from Staunton 13-9 & 8-4, Winchester split a twinbill with Charlottesville, losing the opener 4-3 before taking the nightcap 7-0. Front Royal also split a doubleheader with Harrisonburg, taking the first game 8-1, then losing the second game 11-7. Meanwhile, New Market swept a pair from Covington.

Among the games tonight, Front Royal travels to Woodstock, while Strasburg hosts New Market.

Kyle Schwarber hit 3 home runs yesterday, powering the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets. Schwarber, who also hit 2 homers in the Nats’ second-game win Saturday night, tied an MLB record with 5 home runs in 2 games, as Washington completed an 8-3 homestand. The Nationals, who took 3 of 4 against the Mets, are off today.

Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles yesterday 7-4. The Birds take on the Astros tonight at 7:05 at Camden Yards.

Spain’s Jon Rahm captured the US Open Golf Tournament yesterday, outlasting a number of top players who faltered down the stretch at Torrey Pines. Rahm’s curling putt on the 18th hole was the difference, as the new Dad was one stroke better than Louis Oosthuizen. The win was Rahm’s first major.

And, Kyle Larson took the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series event in Nashville

Sports: Monday, June 7, 2021

VBL Results, Nats Fall To Phils, O’s Rout Tribe

In the Valley Baseball League yesterday, Staunton took two from Front Royal 8-6 & 11-8, Strasburg swept a twinbill from Waynesboro 11-4 & 5-2, and Woodstock split a doubleheader from Charlottesville, winning the opener 4-3 and dropping the nightcap 4-1. Tonight 3 games are on tap, including Winchester at New Market.

The Washington Nationals opted for a “bullpen game” in the absence of a fifth starter, and lost 12-6 to Philadelphia. The Phils erased a 3-0 Nats lead with 7 runs in the 4th inning on the way to the victory. Juan Soto went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 for Washington, who have the day off today.

The Baltimore Orioles pounded out 21 hits on the way to an 18-5 win over Cleveland yesterday. Four different Orioles had 3 hits apiece, including center fielder Cedric Mullins, who had five hits on Saturday. The Orioles, who are 4-1 in June, start a series with the Mets tomorrow.

Other tidbits from the weekend:

Kyle Larson won his second straight NASCAR Cup Series race, taking the checkered flag at Sonoma Raceway…

Patrick Cantlay defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff to win the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament…

And, Serena Williams lost in the fourth round of the French Open Tennis Tournament, while Roger Federer withdrew after a long third round win on Saturday.

Sports: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Nats Fall To Braves, O’s Losing Streak At 14, Wizards Stay Alive

The Washington Nationals reached a season-low 8 games under .500 with a 5-3 loss yesterday to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves got to Nats’ starter Joe Ross with 3 runs in the first and another in the second, and the Atlanta bullpen made those runs hold up with 4 scoreless innings of relief. Josh Bell homered for the Nationals, who take on the Braves again tonight starting at 6:50 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles losing skid hit 14 yesterday with a 3-2 10-inning loss to Minnesota. The 14-game slide represents the second-longest in club history. The Twins plated 2 runs in the top of the 10th to take a 3-1 lead. The Birds answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, but the rally fell short. The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.

The Washington Wizards kept their season alive last night with a 122-114 win over Philadelphia in Game 4 of their NBA Playoff series. The Wizards got 27 points from Bradley Beal and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook, including 21 rebounds. Washington, who still trails the ‘Sixers 3 games to 1, heads back to Philly for Game 5 tomorrow at 7pm.

And, in auto racing over the Memorial weekend, Kyle Larson, won the NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte, while 46 year-old Helio Castroneves won his 4th Indy 500.