WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Rafael Soriano #29 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Chris Stewart #19 after a 4-1 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Vs. Nationals: New York Completes Sweep With 4-1 Win

The Washington Nationals could not stop the red-hot New York Yankees, who completed their visit to the nation's capital with a 4-1 win Sunday.

  • Live
12 Total Updates since June 15, 2012
  • Updates 9
  • Articles 3
  • All Updates 12

Yankees Vs. Nationals: Brad Lidge Has Been Designated For Assignment, According To Team

Since a hasty return from the disabled list on June 8, Brad Lidge has made four appearances for the Washington Nationals. In those four appearances, Lidge has pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and six earned runs. On Friday and Saturday night, Lidge came into the game against the visiting New York Yankees and was hit hard, giving up three hits, a walk and two runs in two-thirds of an inning. His ERA now stands at 9.64 ERA.

It appears the Nationals have seen enough. Via the team's official twitter feed, Lidge has been designated for assignment. Ryan Mattheus will replace him on the roster and in the bullpen.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals Lineups: Steve Lombardozzi Back In Leadoff Spot For Washington

The Washington Nationals host the New York Yankees on Sunday in the final game of a interleague set, hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of the red-hot Bronx Bombers. Steve Lombardozzi will be back in left field and leading off for Washington, with Jhonatan Solano behind the plate and batting eight, catching righthander Edwin Jackson.

Here is the full Washington lineup, via the @NationalsPR twitter feed:

Nick Swisher will be out of the lineup for the Yankees on Sunday, receiving treatment on "the worst charley horse ever". The complete New York lineup, via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. EST at Nationals Park.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals: Edwin Jackson Takes The Hill For Washington As Nats Look To Avoid Being Swept

The Washington Nationals (38-25) take the field Sunday afternoon at Nats Park against the New York Yankees (39-25) looking to avoid being swept by the hottest team in the American League. Washington entered this high-profile weekend interleague series riding a six-game winning streak, but have lost the first two games of the series to New York, now themselves winners of eight straight contests.

Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.02 ERA) will take the mound for Davey Johnson's ballclub. Jackson is 0-5 with a 5.75 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees since he last beat them on April 5, 2008, while a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ivan Nova (8-2, 4.64 ERA) will take the ball for New York in the series finale. The young righthander is 11-0 with a 3.34 ERA in his last 14 road starts since losing to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 3, 2011.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. EST.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals Final: Nats Lose 5-3 To Yankees In 14 Innings

The Newy York Yankees and Washington Nationals played a marathon set at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon and it was the visitors from the Bronx who emerged victorious after 14 innings with a final score of 5-3 as both teams used a combined 14 pitchers in the game.

Jordan Zimmerman got the start on the mound for the Nats and pitched six full innings giving up two earned runs and striking out six Yankees batters. Andy Pettitte started on the hill for New York and pitched seven full innings and like Zimmerman, gave up just two earned runs while striking out six batters.

New York leads the weekend series 2-0 with the final game being played on Sunday. First pitch will be at 1:35 PM, CST.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals Score Update: After Five Innings, Washington Holding On To A Slim 2-1 Lead

After five innings, the Washington Nationals are currently holding on to a slim lead against the New York Yankees with the score, 2-1.

Washington notched two runs in the bottom of the second inning when Jesus Flores doubled to left field and Michael Morse and Tyler Moore scored. The Yankees answered back in the top of the fourth inning on a fielding error in which Nick Swisher was able to score.

On the mound for the Nats is Jordan Zimmerman who is having a strong outing thus far. Through five innings he's given up no earned runs while walking three Yankees batters and striking out six.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals Lineups: Danny Espinosa Hitting Leadoff Against Lefty Andy Pettitte

The Washington Nationals had their six-game winning streak snapped on Friday night in a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees, and will send Jordan Zimmermann to the hill on Saturday looking to silence the New York bats. Danny Espinosa will hit in the leadoff spot against veteran lefty Andy Pettitte. Here is the full Washington lineup, via the team's official twitter feed:

Here is the Yankees lineup, courtesy of Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST at Nationals Park.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Yankees Vs. Nationals: Washington Battles Crafty Veteran Andy Pettitte Saturday At Nats Park

A battle between the hottest teams in the National League and the American League went they way of the A.L. on Friday night, as the Washington Nationals (38-24) fell 7-2 to the visiting New York Yankees (38-25) at Nationals Park. Washington, owners of the best staff ERA in the big leagues, surrendered their most runs since May 13 in the loss. The Yankees have now won seven straight games and 17 of 21 to take a 1 1/2 game lead in the American League East.

Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.91) will take the hill for Washington on Saturday. Zimmermann has allowed three runs or fewer in nine of his 12 starts, but has received just 3.26 runs of support, one of the lowest totals in the major leagues. The youngster has a 1.82 ERA in nine interleague starts since 2009.

Seemingly ageless left Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.81 ERA) will be on the mound Saturday for the Bronx Bombers. The 40-year-old Pettitte has thrown at least six innings in each of his six starts, striking out 40 batters in 41 2/3 innings of work. Pettitte is 3-1 with a 4.29 ERA in six career starts versus the Washington franchise.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Nationals Vs. Yankees Final Score: New York Takes Game One, 7-2

The Washington Nationals dropped the first of their three games with the New York Yankees on Friday night by a final score of 7-2 behind the strong play of Curtis Granderson. Granderson led the New York offense with three RBI's in the ball game.

The Nats struggled on offense as Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa registered an RBI each, representing the only runs Washington would score in the game.

Gio Gonzalez is credited with the loss on the mound which brings his record this season to 8-3. Gonzalez pitched six full innings and gave up five hits and three earned runs while walking two Nationals batters and striking out eight.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Nationals Vs. Yankees Lineups: Michael Morse Starts At Right Field, Bryce Harper In Center As Nationals Host Yankees

Now with the designated hitter gone back at Nationals Park, Michael Morse won't have to worry about inactivity between at bats. He will start in right field as the Washington Nationals host the New York Yankees on Friday night. Morse will also bat fifth in the order.

Bryce Harper will start in center field and bat second in the order.

Gio Gonzalez might have the best lineup that he has ever had when facing the Yankees and hopes to earn his ninth win of the season.

The game begins at 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on MASN for television. Radio coverage will be provided by 106.7 The Fan FM, 1500 WFED AM and 1580 WHFS AM.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

Continue

Nationals Vs. Yankees: East Division Leaders Face Off

Two of the best teams in baseball square off in D.C. this weekend.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.