Sports: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Nats Nip Braves, O’s Double Up Twins, Wizards Eliminated

Yan Gomes’ home run in the 8th inning was the difference in the Washington Nationals’ 5-3 win over Atlanta last night. Juan Soto also went deep for the Nats, who won their second straight against the Braves. The two teams play the getaway game of the series today, starting at 11:50 am, on Sports Radio 1450.

In other Nationals’ news, the club has placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10 day injured list, due to a strained neck.

The Baltimore Orioles also won their second straight, beating the Twins 6-3 last night at Camden Yards. Ryan Mountcastle led the O’s attack with 2 hits and 3 RBI. The Birds are off today before starting a weekend series with the Indians tomorrow.

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the Washington Wizards in the second half and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a 129-112 win last night. The Wizards, who were eliminated 4 games to 1, got a combined 56 points from Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook.

And, Serena Williams was among the winners on Day 4 of the French Open Tennis Tournament.

Sports: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Nats Club Braves, O’s End Losing Streak, Wizards Head Back To Philly

The Washington Nationals pounded out 14 hits on the way to an 11-6 win against the Atlanta Braves last night. Juan Soto and Trey Turner lad the onslaught with 3 hits apiece as the Nats ended a 5-game losing streak. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg left in the second inning with an apparent injury and will be evaluated by the club. The Nats and Braves play tonight, starting at 6:50 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles’ 14-game losing streak is over, following a 7-4 win over Minnesota last night. The Birds built a 6-1 lead and never looked back in improving to 18-37 on the season. Trey Mancini went 2-for-3 and drove in 2 runs for the O’s, who host the Twins tonight at 7:05.

And, the Washington Wizards try to keep their season alive tonight when they head back to Philadelphia for Game 5 of their opening round NBA Playoff series. The Wizards trail 3 games to 1. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

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.

Sports: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Nats-Reds Suspended, Os Lose Ninth Straight, Wizards Routed In Game 2

The Washington Nationals’ contest with the Cincinnati Reds last night was suspended due to a line of storms that moved through the DC area. That game will be resumed today at 2:05 as part of a split doubleheader, with the Nats leading 3-0 in the fourth inning. The regularly scheduled game will now be a 7-inning contest and will start at 7:05. You can hear the action on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles lost their ninth straight game yesterday, falling to the Minnesota Twins 3-2. The Twins were held to just 4 hits, but made them count by plating all 3 of their runs in the 6th inning. The Birds are now off to Chicago to take on the White Sox at 8:10 tonight.

And, the Washington Wizards were no match for the Philadelphia 76ers last night, as they were routed 120-95 in Game 2 of their NBA Playoff series. Bradley Beal had 33 points for the Wizards, who are now down 2-0 in the series, which now heads back to DC for a 7pm Saturday tip off.

Sports: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Nats Nipped By Cincy, Twins Outscore O’s, Wiz-Sixers Tonight

Despite a solid outing by Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals found little offense for him in a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati. Scherzer pitched 7 innings of 5-hit, 9-strikeout ball, but gave up solo homers to Kyle Farmer and Eugenio Suarez in taking his third loss of the season. The Nats plated a run in the bottom of the 9th to make things interesting, before falling to 20-24 on the season. The two teams play again tonight starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Minnesota Twins handed the Baltimore Orioles a 7-4 road loss last night. Each team collected 10 hits on the night, including 2 apiece by 3 different O’s, as Baltimore dropped to 17-31 on the season. The two teams play the getaway game of the series at 1:10 this afternoon.

And, the Washington Wizards try to even their NBA Playoff series at a game apiece tonight when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers outlasted the Wizards in Game 1, 125-118. Tip off is set for 7pm in Philly.

Sports: Monday, May 24, 2021

SU Baseball Snubbed, Nats Sweep O’s, Mickleson Oldest To Win A Major

After losing the ODAC title game to Lynchburg Saturday in heartbreaking fashion, Shenandoah University Baseball was left out of the 48-team NCAA D-3 tournament field yesterday in selections made by the organization. The 31-11 Hornets were hoping to secure at at-large Pool C bid by virtue of their record and being ranked in the nation’s top-20 for most of the season. The 9-8 loss to Lynchburg Saturday wraps up the Spring sports season at SU.

The Washington Nationals nipped the Baltimore Orioles yesterday 6-5 to complete a 3-game weekend sweep. Patrick Corbin battled through 5 and 2/3 innings to get the win for the Nats, who improved to 20-23. The Nationals are off today before starting a series with the Reds tomorrow on Sports Radio 1450.

50 year-old Phil Mickelson became the oldest golfer to win a major by capturing the 103rd PGA Championship yesterday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Mickelson faltered down the stretch, but managed to hold off Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy. It was Mickelson’s 6th major championship overall.

Boston Bruins eliminated the Washington Capitals yesterday 3-1 to take that opening round NHL Playoff series four games to one. For the Caps, it was their third straight first round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

And, The Washington Wizards dropped Game 1 of their NBA Playoff series to top-seed Philadelphia 76ers, 125-118. Game 2 is Wednesday in Philly.

Sports: Friday, May 21,2021

Hornets Play For ODAC Title, Nats Come Up Short, Wizards Advance

Shenandoah University Baseball will be in Lynchburg today to play for the ODAC Championship in a best 2-of-3 series. Games one and two are today, and if necessary, game three would be played tomorrow. Up for grabs is an automatic berth in the NCAA D-3 Tournament.

Ian Happ homered twice, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon. Back-to-back home runs by Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber staked the Nats to a 2-0 lead in the first, which Joe Ross could not hold. The 17-23 Nats return home to face Baltimore tonight starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450. Stephen Strasburg returns from the injured list to start for the Nationals.

Tampa Bay routed the O’s yesterday 10-1.

The Washington Wizards advanced to the NBA Playoffs by routing the Indiana Pacers last night 142-115 in the play-in tournament. Bradley Beal led Washington with 25 points, while Russell Westbrook handed out 15 assists. The Wizards will now face top-seed Philadelphia Sunday at 1.

The Washington Capitals will try to even their best-of-seven NHL Playoff series with Boston tonight. All three games so far have gone to overtime, with the Caps trailing two games to one. Air time tonight is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

And, Canadian Corey Connors fired a 5-under 65 yesterday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, and leads after one round of the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka and Keegan Bradley lead a pack of golfers who are 2 strokes back. Round 2 takes place today.

Sports: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

SU Women’s LAX Honors, Cubs Double Up Nats, Caps-Bruins Game 3 Tonight

On the Shenandoah University scene, 2 Women’s Lacrosse players have been named to the All-Region team in selections made by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Junior Alyson Bittinger and sophomore Emma Stiffler were named to the first and second team All-Chesapeake region, respectively. The two were previously named to the All-ODAC first team.

The Washington Nationals fell to the Chicago Cubs for the second straight night, in a 6-3 loss at Wrigley Field. Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto had 2 hits each for the Nats, who dropped to 16-22 on the season. Game 3 of the 4-game midweek series is tonight on Sports Radio 1450, starting at 7:10.

The Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 15 hits on the way to a 13-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The 2 teams play again tonight at 7:05.

The Washington Capitals head to Boston tonight for Game 3 of their opening round playoff series with the Bruins. The series is tied at a game apiece, with both contests having gone to overtime. Air time tonight is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

And, the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Washington Wizards last night 118-100 in the NBA play-in tournament. The Wizards now face a must-win game against Indiana tomorrow if they are to enter the NBA Playoffs as the number-8 seed.

Sports: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Caps Fall In OT, Nats Lose To Cubs, Wizards Vs. Celtics In NBA Play-In Tourney

All quiet on the SU scene, as Baseball gets set for the ODAC Championship series Friday against Lynchburg.

The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in OT last night to even that first-round NHL playoff series at a game apiece. The Bruins scored the tying goal with just 2:49 to play in regulation, and Brad Marchand lit the lamp less than a minute into the overtime period. 39 year-old Greg Anderson stopped 48 shots for the Caps, who head to Boston for Game 3 Wednesday. Air time is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

Jon Lester gave up 5 runs and 8 hits against his old team, as the Chicago Cubs took down the Washington Nationals last night 7-3. Another former Cub, Kyle Schwarber, hit a 2-run homer for the Nats, but it was not enough as Washington dropped to 16-21 on the season. The 2 teams play again tonight starting at 7:10 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:05.

And, the Washington Wizards travel to Boston tonight for an NBA play-in game. Teams seeded 7 through 10 will compete in s 3-day, 2-round tournament to decide which two teams get the number 7 and 8 playoff spots. The Wizards , by virtue of a 17-6 record down the stretch, are the number 8 seed, while the Celtics are the 7-seed. Tip off is set for 9pm.