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MASN All Access Podcast: Nationals
25 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
EP 147: Breaking down the roster breakdown
The rebuild is underway, as the Nats have made blockbuster deals to renovate the roster. Bobby Blanco and Mark Zuckerman break down the breakdown.
14 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Series recap 22: Nats vs. Marlins
Back after a long absence and the All-Star break, Bobby breaks down the Nationals winning two of three against the Marlins in their second series of the second half. Hear the home run barrage from Monday's rout as well as a preview of this weekend's Battle of the Beltways in Baltimore. Marlins series Game 1 (1:22) Jon Lester homer (2:33) Soto/Bell/Barrera/Turner homers (3:14) Game 2 (5:44) Bell homer (6:56) Game 3 (7:35) Orioles preview (9:23)
51 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
EP 146: Relying on Soto, Cavalli interview
Juan Soto has been red-hot since the Home Run Derby. Bobby and Amy wonder if he can carry the Nats back into contention. Plus, Cade Cavalli discusses his experience at the Futures Game (39:06).
44 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
EP 145: Draft and All-Star Week recap
What does Brady House bring to the Nationals’ depleted farm system? Bobby and Amy recap the draft and All-Star Week.
49 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
EP 144: Could Home Run Derby help Juan Soto?
Juan Soto will compete in Monday’s Home Run Derby despite struggling through the worst power drought of his career. Bobby and Amy on if the slugger’s participation actually help his swing. Plus, get a quick preview of Sunday's MLB Draft!
49 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
EP 143: Test of strength before break
The Nationals have vaulted into second place by winning 12 of their last 15 games. Now they face a gantlet of contenders. Bobby and Amy look at a daunting schedule before the break. Plus, hear Davey Martinez, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner discusses the upcoming schedule (16:07) and Kyle Schwarber talk about his hot streak at the plate (30:52).
47 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
EP 142: Wacky week in Philly
What a week, huh? From foreign substance checks to grand slams, Nats-Phillies had it all. Bobby and Amy wrap up a wacky week in Philly. Plus, hear Davey Martinez and Max Scherzer discuss Joe Girardi's gamesmanship (21:02) and Martinez recap Wednesday's comeback win and Josh Bell's grand slam (36:42).
19 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Series recap 21: Nats at Phillies
What was supposed to be an easy two-game series in Philly turned into the craziest series we've seen this season! Bobby breaks down all the madness from Max Scherzer's foreign substance checks to the back-and-forth affair in the finale. Hear Davey Martinez and Scherzer address Joe Girardi's gamesmanship and Josh Bell's grand slam that made him a National in Martinez's eyes. Then get a quick preview of a four-game set in Miami. Phillies series Game 1 (1:19) Davey and Max on Joe Girardi (4:28) Game 2 (7:15) Schwarber homer (8:03) Bell grand slam (8:56) Davey on “boom game” and Bell a National (11:35) Marlins preview (13:30)
18 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Series recap 20: Nats vs. Mets
What a monstrous weekend for the Nationals to win three of four against the Mets! Bobby takes you through an exciting weekend at Nats Park that included Kyle Schwarber's torrid pace and the return of Gerardo Parra and Baby Shark. Stay tuned for a quick preview of the Nats' upcoming two-game set in Philadelphia. Mets series Game 1 (0:50) Gomes walk-off (2:41) Game 2 (4:09) Game 3 (5:49) Schwarber’s 1st Saturday homer (6:51) Schwarber’s 2nd Saturday homer (7:36) Game 4 (8:36) Schwarber’s 1st Sunday homer (6:51) Schwarber’s 2nd Sunday homer (9:50) Schwarber’s 3rd Sunday homer (11:00) Parra on almost crying in at-bat (12:11) Schwarber appreciating Nats fans (12:57) Phillies preview (13:47)
17 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Series recap 19: Nats vs. Pirates
The Nats are riding high after sweeping the Pirates! Bobby breaks down big wins over the Bucs and gets you ready for this weekend's huge series against the division-leading Mets. Hear Yan Gomes' grand slam, Davey Martinez on Patrick Corbin's strong start and Paolo Espino on his first career major league win! Pirates series Game 1 (0:53) Schwarber homer (2:04) Game 2 (3:09) Gomes grand slam (3:39) Davey on Corbin’s start (4:46) Game 3 (6:02) Paolo Espino on first major league win (7:19) Gomes homer (8:42) Bell homer (8:59) Mets preview (10:46)
42 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
EP 141: Improbable pitching performances
The Nationals are getting pitching gems from unsung heroes like Paolo Espino and Jefry Rodriguez. Bobby and Amy give credit where credit is due. Plus, hear from Espino on his first major league win (12:35) and Davey Martinez on the recent pitching performances (34:28)!
24 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Series recap 18: Nats vs. Giants
The Nationals had an eventful weekend as they returned home to face the Giants at a full capacity Nats Park. Bobby recaps the four games in three days, including Max Scherzer's injury, emergency pitching performances and Kyle Schwarber's bombs from the leadoff spot. Also, hear from Victor Robles and Davey Martinez after the baserunning blunder from Saturday night before getting ready for three games against the Pirates. Giants series Game 1 (0:58) Max and Davey on Scherzer injury (1:51) Game 2 (5:29) Davey on Fedde (7:54) Game 3 (9:30) Robles and Davey on baserunning blunder (12:23) Game 4 (15:17) Schwarber 1st homer (16:51) Schwarber 2nd homer (17:16) Pirates preview (18:18)
14 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Series recap 17: Nats at Rays
The Nationals wrapped up a long road trip with two interleague games in Tampa Bay. Bobby recaps the two games against the Rays, with a home run from Juan Soto and two from Ryan Zimmerman, before looking at a weekend home series against another division leader in the Giants. Don't forget: Nats Park is opening at full capacity for the first time starting Thursday! Rays series Game 1 (0:48) Game 2 (3:25) Soto homer (3:47) Zimmerman first homer (4:52) Zimmerman second homer (5:11) Giants preview (7:43)
49 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
EP 140: Bullpen’s balancing act
Nationals relievers have been walking a tightrope recently, looking dominant at times and disastrous at others. Bobby and Amy discuss the bullpen’s balancing act and how it can improve. Plus, Davey Martinez talks about fixes for Tanner Rainey (18:54) and the increase in walks by the 'pen (33:59).
19 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Series recap 16: Nats at Phillies
Bobby recaps what ended up being a wild weekend in Philadelphia. Get a full breakdown of everything from Max Scherzer's fantastic start on Friday to Austin Voth's injury and the netting collapsing on Sunday, while hearing from Alex Avila, Davey Martinez and more. Then get ready for a two-game set against the defending American League champion Rays before the Nats come home. Phillies series Game 1 (0:52) Juan Sot homer (2:51) Alex Avila on rundown play (4:38) Davey on winningest Nats manager (6:39) Game 2 (7:40) Game 3 (9:55) Davey on Voth injury (12:16) Rays preview (14:06)
22 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Series recap 15: Nats at Braves
And we're back! After taking a break over Memorial Day Weekend, Bobby is back to recap a four-game split between the Nats and Braves. Check out home runs from Juan Soto, hear from Davey Martinez on Stephen Strasburg's injury and listen to Jon Lester discuss starting on short rest before getting ready for another division showdown in Philadelphia. Braves series Game 1 (1:13) Josh Bell homer (2:05) Game 2 (3:24) Zim/Soto homers (4:53) Davey on Strasburg injury (6:06) Game 3 (7:25) Soto homer (8:41) Gomes homer (9:55) Lester on short rest (11:23) Game 4 (13:43) Phillies preview (16:11)
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
EP 139: Soto’s slump and Strasburg’s injury
Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with an opposite-field homer Tuesday night. Is that enough to break the slugger out of his slump? Bobby and Amy discuss the importance of Soto’s bat and Stephen Strasburg’s injury. Plus, hear from Davey Martinez on Strasburg's injury (9:38) and Soto on hitting his home run (33:39).
17 minutes | May 28, 2021
Series recap 14: Nats vs. Reds
Bobby recaps a disappointing offensive series for the Nationals, as they dropped two of three at home to the Reds. There was, however, a long rain delay, suspended game and streaker at Nats Park, so that was fun. Stay tuned for a preview of a Memorial Day Weekend matchup with the Brewers. Reds series Game 1 (0:53) Game 2 (2:57) Game 3 (7:23) Brewers preview (10:00)
63 minutes | May 26, 2021
EP 138: Nats’ depth problem, Doolittle’s return
The Nats called up Luis García, not another outfielder, to take Victor Robles' roster spot. Bobby Blanco and Amy Jennings on if the organization has a depth problem. Plus, hear from Sean Doolittle on his return to Nats Park (48:08)!
31 minutes | May 24, 2021
Series recap 13: Nats vs. Orioles
The MASN Cup stays in D.C.! Bobby recaps the first edition of the 2021 Battle of the Beltways as the Nationals swept the Orioles out of the District. Tune in to hear from Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman, plus Josh Harrison's grand slam! Then stay tuned for a quick preview of the Reds and Sean Doolittle discussing his return to Nats Park. Orioles series Game 1 (1:03) Strasburg on return and fans (3:44) Game 2 (5:02) Harrison grand slam (5:38) Zimmerman homer (6:12) Zim on curtain call (6:56) Game 3 (8:35) Schwarber homer (9:22) Reds preview (10:57) Sean Doolittle on return to Nats Park (13:54)
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