Every Sunday/Monday, 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.
The Nats (41-82, 5th in NL East) went 3-4 this week. Washington lost two out of three games at home against the Cubs early this week before the trip out west to face the Padres where the team won on Thursday and Friday before back-to-back 2-1 defeats on Saturday and Sunday.
The highlight of the week belongs to Anibal Sanchez, who was the starting pitcher in Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Padres. Sanchez was on the hill for five innings, allowing one run on just one hit while striking out four batters.
This week, the Nationals will stay out west for a few days to take on the Mariners Tuesday and Wednesday before returning home for a three game weekend series against my favorite team, the Cincinnati Reds.
Rough week for D.C. United. The team started the week with a Tuesday night fixture in Los Angeles which resulted in a 1-0 loss, including a 60’ minute red card to Steve Birnbaum.
Saturday night, United returned home to Audi Field to take on the Philadelphia Union. The Union dominated in a 6-0 win, including a stretch where the team scored three goals in less than ten minutes.
The team sits in last place as the worst team in the MLS with six games to go in the regular season. They return to action this Sunday August 28 with a road game at Atlanta.
The Commanders traveled to Kansas City this past weekend to take on the Chiefs for preseason game number two. Highlights HERE.
The Chiefs won the game 24-14 but the score was 14-0 Kansas City when it was starters vs. starters, with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading two touchdown drives before existing the game.
The Commander defense, still without its best player in Chase Young (more on him later this week), had difficulty keeping the Chiefs offense in check.
Offensively, quarterback Carson Wentz went 6/9 passing with 64 yards. Receiver Cam Sims caught a touchdown from Taylor Heineke in the second quarter to lead the way in receiving.
Washington closes out the preseason this week on Saturday night as the team travels to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in the annual DMV preseason clash.
The Ravens have won 22 straight preseason games, which is the longest such streak in NFL history. Baltimore’s last preseason loss came in 2016.
The Mystics season came crashing to an end Sunday evening following a 97-84 loss at the hands of the Seattle Storm.
Seattle won the first two games in the best of 3 series, beginning with a 86-83 win on Thursday night.
A full season/series recap will be published later today (Aug. 22).
The Spirit were out of action this past week and will return to gameplay on August 27 when the team travels to Houston to take on the Dash.
The official NBA regular season schedule was announced this week. You can find the full Wizards schedule here.