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DMV Weekly - What’s going on in the District: Week of August 14, 2022

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Every Sunday, as “The DMV Sports Guy,” I’ll provide a quick recap of the prior week for all the teams in D.C. as well as a breakdown of what’s coming up this week.


 

Washington Nationals:


The Nat’s have gone 2-3 this week coming into Sunday’s rubber match against Juan Soto and the San Diego Padres. Washington took one game on the road against the Cubs and defeated the Padres on Saturday night at Nats Park.


The highlight of the week belongs to catcher Keibert Ruiz who went 2-3 with a walk and 4 RBI’s in Tuesday’s win over the Cubs.


This week, the Nats host the Cubs Monday-Wednesday before heading out west to face the Padres once again in a four-game set through the weekend.



D.C. United:


United was defeated Saturday night on the road at New England 1-0, despite seemingly outplaying the Revolution.


D.C. heads west to take on the LAFC on Tuesday night before returning home Saturday to host Philadelphia.


The Black and Red hold the worst record in MLS and are 7 points behind the second worst team in the Eastern Conference.



Washington Commanders:


The Commanders ended week three of training camp with the first preseason game, hosting the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field.


Washington fans got their first look at new quarterback, Carson Wentz, who went 10/13 passing with 74 yards in the 23-21 loss to Carolina.


Rookie quarterback and potentially the future QB, Sam Howell, went 9/16 for 145 yards through the air along with two rushing touchdowns. Most importantly, the Commanders got out of the game with a good bill of health.


Up next, the Commanders head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in preseason game number two on August 20.



Washington Mystics:


Washington defeated the Fever 82-70 on Friday night in a game highlighted by Elena Della Donne’s 24 points.


The team returns home Sunday to host the Fever in the regular season finale. The Mystics have clinched a playoff spot and will take on the Seattle Storm in the opening round, beginning August 17.



Washington Spirit:


The Spirit were defeated Wednesday night 2-1 against the Portland Thorns. The team currently sits in tenth place with six games to go, returning to action on August 27 against the Houston Dash.



Washington Wizards:


News broke this week of the NBA preseason schedule announcement. Normally not the biggest deal, this preseason promises to provide some flare as the Wizards are opening up the NBA preseason with a game in Tokyo on September 30 against the defending champs, the Golden State Warriors.


The NBA regular season schedule is suspected to be released this week in its entirety…stay tuned.


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