Category Archives: Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa Is Doing Even Worse Down On The Farm

Today’s Nats chatter included much about how Danny Espinosa is no longer “rehabbing” and is now just down in AAA, working on his swing. Thing is, after batting .158 in the bigs, he’s doing even worse with the Syracuse Chiefs.

Like, 2-for-21 with 14 strikeouts worse, including an 0-for-4 with four strikeouts yesterday. Today is no better. Tweeting from Charlotte, my brother:

That means he’s struck out 17 times in 24 minor league at-bats. If strikeouts were hits, he’d be batting .708, but strikeouts aren’t hits. He’s batting .083.

Meanwhile, back in the bigs, Anthony Rendon is batting .325 as I type this (.365 since replacing Espinosa). Nobody tell Espy.

Update: He got a hit in his final AB! The Espinosa-o-Meter is up to .120.

DMV: By The Beard Of Espinosa

Danny Espinosa beard status: full, black, growing like a weed. [USAT Sports]

Espinosa’s beard and his GF were big hits on MLB Network. [Nats Enquirer]

Also, Bryce Harper got a somewhat normal-looking haircut. [USAT Sports]

Svrluga assesses the Caps’ struggles after the first two games. [WaPo]

Watch both of the Matt Hendricks fights from Tuesday night. [RMNB]

Michael Jenkins, who is the best, did an MC Hammer-style Caps rap. [Bog]

Mathieu Perreault isn’t happy, and he opened his pie hole about it. [RMNB]

Wizards close road trip with close comeback loss at Utah. [Bullets Forever]

George Karl called JaVale McGee “lazy and crazy,” which is the best. [PBT]

Baltimore trading for Jason Kubel doesn’t make much sense. [O's Insider]

George Mason won a big-ish CAA matchup over Towson by 10. [WaPo]

Jim Larranaga pulled off an upset, crushing Duke by 26. [USAT Sports]

Watch a thunder dunk by A.J. Davis in JMU’s win over Delaware. [JMUSB]

Danny Espinosa’s Winter Beard Is Thick (PHOTO)

Danny Espinosa has always appeared to be able to grow a beard on a day’s notice. This is what happens when you give him two months (via CSN D.C.):

He should be full Brian Wilson by the time pitchers and catchers report.

Speaking of, the person who originally tweeted the photo, Sara Mosher, says he’s growing it until spring training. She calls it “Duck Dynasty.” I really hope she’s his girlfriend.

In other Nats/ex-Nats news, the Cubs are giving Edwin Jackson 20 times what the Phillies gave John Lannan. Good for that MFer.

Bonus: Here’s another pic from Miss Mosher, dated December 7th.

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DMV: Espinosa Does the Victory Dance

Nats win their 6th straight, sweeping St. Louis on a Danny Espinosa walk-off HR in the 10th. The Nats, BTW, are no longer in last place. [WaPo, Nats NQ]

A fun, quick look at the Nats’ long-shot wild card chances. [Nats Journal]

Mike Morse isn’t the only Nat with a Beast Mode t-shirt. [Bog]

Bowden lists O’s and Nats as destinations for Prince Fielder. [GM's Office]

O’s win their first game in 17 (17!) tries at Toronto. [The Sun]

Vlad Guerrero picked up his 2,500 hit. [Baltimore Sports Report]

See where Daniel Snyder’s private jet has flown the past four years. [Bog]

A fan from the crowd joined Redskins practice yesterday. [The Insider]

Where some Redskins rank in NFL position power rankings. [Redskins Blog]

Olaf Kolzig is coming back to the Caps as an assistant goalie coach. [RMNB]

My two favorite hockey blogs are throwing a hockey party. [Japers' Rink]

New Belgium brews are coming to the DMV in late-August. [Young & Hungry]

(If you don’t get the headline you obviously weren’t listening to My Morning Jacket’s new one as much as we were at Chris’ bachelor gnarty.)

DMV: Not Bad for a Rookie Hitting .217

The day Thomas Boswell turned on his love light and the day after taking Roy Halladay deep, Danny Espinosa hit two homers off of Cliff Lee as the Nats beat Philly 10-2. Espinosa now has 10 HR, tied for the most among rookies. [WaPo]

Espinosa is joined by Wilson Ramos in the NL ROY race. [Hardball Talk]

Ryan Zimmerman to play in an extended spring training game. [Nats Journal]

Elijah Dukes was arrested yet again. [WTSP]

Getting to know Brad Peacock, the Nats’ top pitching prospect. [FJB, NJ]

J. Werth is the most overrated non-Yankee, according to players. [SBNDC]

Yelp says Nats Park is MLB’s fifth-worst ballpark. Camden is fifth-best. [538]

O’s losing streak hits 5 despite Guthrie’s complete game. [Steve Melewski]

Manny Machado shoots up Keith Law’s top 100 prospects. [Camden Chat]

Mark Reynolds is on the wrong side of the Mendoza Line again. [Toy Dept.]

Dan Snyder is dragging Steinz into the City Paper lawsuit. [City Desk]

Steinberg provides a good roundup of Snyder’s latest media tour. [Bog]

Haynesworth’s road rage incident will be settled out of court. [Crime Scene]

A statistical analysis of what the future holds for Ovechkin. [RMNB]

Gilbert Arenas may or may not be back on Twitter. [Truth About It]

JMU baseball, which led the nation in scoring, is in the College WS. [JMUSB]