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Latest Danny Espinosa Items
Leadoff hitter Ian Desmond saw three pitches Monday before crushing a 1-2 offering from Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda deep into the seats above the visitors bullpen in left field. He was greeted in the Washington Nationals' dugout with high fives and back slaps all around.
Shoulders slumped and body turned squarely toward home plate, John Lannan knew precisely what was going through Derek Lowe’s mind in the third inning Wednesday night.
Seven games of minor league experience at second base were all Danny Espinosa had when he walked into the Washington Nationals' clubhouse last Sept. 1. Jim Riggleman told the rookie that he'd fit him into the lineup when he could.
If you wanted a list of all the players the Washington Nationals left on base Thursday night, you'd have been better off simply writing out the lineup. Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Jesus Flores all knew what it was like to be stranded.
As a 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Virginia, Maryland, D.C. area — and much of the rest of the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner watched as the center field scoreboard in his team's park swayed back and forth.
Ryan Zimmerman has now done it eight times, and it never gets old.
Neither of them want to talk about it. They don't want to speculate, there is no friendly wager and they're not checking in nightly to see how the other is doing, but Freddie Freeman and Danny Espinosa know they're in competition.
Yunesky Maya arrived in the Washington Nationals' clubhouse five minutes before 6 p.m. and took the locker next to Ian Desmond. Danny Espinosa and Desmond lent Maya hangers for his jersey. When the clubhouse was closed to reporters at 6 p.m., the deal to send Saturday's scheduled starter, Jason Marquis, to Arizona in exchange for a minor league shortstop still had not been confirmed.
Chad Billingsley was falling apart. Ripe for the taking. One fat pitch away from allowing the Washington Nationals to blow open the series' rubber match and all with no outs in the first inning Sunday at Dod-ger Stadium.