Philippe Auguin, 56, will have completed eight seasons with WNO by the time he steps down from his post. Having made his company debut in 2009 as an 11th-hour replacement for his ailing predecessor, Heinz Fricke, in a concert version of Wagner’s “Twilight of the Gods,” he has particularly excelled in Wagner, leading “Tristan and […]
press release: Washington National Opera (WNO) and its Executive Director Michael L. Mael today announce that Music Director Philippe Auguin will become Music Director Emeritus of the WNO Orchestra at the beginning of the 2018–2019 season. Auguin’s position as Music Director will not be extended after the conclusion of the company’s 2017–2018 season. He will […]
The Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals is seeking public money to help replace an antiquated stadium in Woodbridge, but voters may have the final say.
Bryce Harper hit a home run so hard that it twice sailed over the head of Mets right fielder Jay Bruce, propelling Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals past New York 8-3
Keep the family close! The Washington Nationals’ draft has been all about family. Not only did they pick a one-time batboy and son of manager Dusty Baker, but now they’ve added to the Washington, D.C. family tree. In the 20th round,Show More Summary
In the wake of violence, the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday will be broadcast live on CSPAN, the network confirmed Thursday. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were shot during a Republican practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, injecting tragedy into the annual game. Show More Summary
He’s all grown up and playing on his dad’s team! The Washington Nationals used their 27th round pick in the MLB draft to pick Darren Baker, son of Nationals manager Dusty Baker and one-time very small, very cute batboy. Darren became famous after he was saved by Giants first baseman J.T. Show More Summary
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The Washington Nationals manager didn't mince words, saying he wants to add a "bona fide closer."
Ryan Zimmerman hit his 18th and 19th home runs of the season in his return from back soreness, and the Washington Nationals scored five sixth-inning runs against R.A. Dickey to defeat the Atlanta Braves 10-5
Closer Koda Glover was put on the 10-day disabled list Sunday by the Washington Nationals because of lower back stiffness. Glover blew a save opportunity in Washington’s 6-3, 11-inning loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday and afterward told manager Dusty Baker he had been dealing with nagging...
It’s been well established that Max Scherzer can throw strikes which inevitably leads to accumulating a lot of strikeouts. Sunday, as the Washington Nationals took on the Texas Rangers, Scherzer became the third-fastest pitcher in innings...Show More Summary
The moment was so combustible that, apparently, the civility necessary to defuse it existed solely beyond the realm of sports. “Probably only Martin Luther King or Gandhi,” Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker said, “would have turned the other cheek and not done something reactionary.” Baker likely was right, although it’s hard to know for sure […]
Clayton Kershaw remains the Dodgers’ single most important player, his value to the franchise confirmed once again in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. Without him, the Dodgers would have been swept this week at Dodger Stadium. And without him, they stand no chance of winning the World...
LOS ANGELES — Pedro Baez was inches away from becoming a plot device in a depressing narrative Wednesday afternoon, a symbol of questionable bullpen usage, the Dodgers’ inferiority to the Washington Nationals, and everything in between. And then, before you could say “third place,” he was not. With a runner on third base in the eighth […]
Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 14, outpitching Brandon McCarthy and leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that ended with a testy exchange between the teams
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers are experiencing their own version of June gloom. Right-hander Max Scherzer struck out 14 Dodgers in seven innings Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals handed the Dodgers their third consecutive loss, 2-1. A week ago, the Dodgers were riding the wave of a six-game winning streak that carried them temporarily […]
Tuesday, June 6 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (MLBN 7 pm) Bob Costas, John Smoltz & Tom Verducci [Alt: Pirates at Orioles] Wednesday, June 7 Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers (MLBN 3 pm) Local RSN [Alt: Jays at A’s – 3:30p]...Show More Summary
The Dodgers had not seen Gio Gonzalez in nine months. It had been a warm afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Washington Nationals won that game, closing within one victory of eliminating the Dodgers from the 2016 playoffs. The Nationals never did get that victory. They went home for the winter, and...
It was not exactly like going business-casual, but it was certainly a sign of these less-formal times: The Washington National Opera this year switched up its annual Opera Ball — an evening of private dinners at embassies around town followed by dancing late into the night — replacing it with an Opera Gala, a more straightforward […]