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Gio wins 12th as Nationals take series in SD

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:14:38 EDT

Gio Gonzalez overcame a cumbersome first inning to pitch into the seventh, guiding the Nationals to a 4-1 victory over the Padres as they took three of four games at Petco Park.

Gonzalez recovers after early stumble

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:17:29 EDT

When Nationals manager Dusty Baker examined his options during Sunday's game against the Padres, he counted at best four relievers who were available to pitch Washington to a series victory. But he soon realized Gio Gonzalez, the man already on the mound, was his best choice.

Bullpen of the Week: Nationals

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:15:19 EDT

The Washington Nationals are gearing up for what they hope will be a deep run into October and the first World Series in the history of their franchise. One area of weakness they had to address at the non-waiver Trade Deadline was their bullpen, and they've done it. Big-time.

Lind's Players Weekend nickname a college try

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:31:44 EDT

Adam Lind had the toughest time finding a nickname for the back of his jersey for Players Weekend. He had a couple of ideas, but kept running into copyright issues before he finally harkened back to his old nickname in college.

On a roll in August, Roark to take on Astros

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:06:43 EDT

In a potential World Series preview, the teams with the second- and third-largest division leads will meet for a three-game Interleague series at Minute Maid Park. In Tuesday's series opener, the American League West-leading Astros will send out right-hander Charlie Morton opposite right-hander Tanner Roark and the National League East-leading Nationals.

Werth, Turner set to begin rehab assignments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:11:24 EDT

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth and shortstop Trea Turner will begin rehab assignments with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, the team announced.

Strasburg outdueled by Padres' Wood

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:11:57 EDT

Yangervis Solarte's two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg provided the only offense Travis Wood needed Saturday, as the Padres edged the Nationals, 3-1, at Petco Park.

Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 EDT

Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Stras dominates after early homer

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:57:35 EDT

Stephen Strasburg looked at home at Petco Park. But that's nothing new for the San Diego native. Strasburg also appeared comfortable on the Petco Park mound, and that is something fresh.

Johnson collects four hits for Potomac

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:58:57 EDT

Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.

Scherzer heads to DL with neck inflammation

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:29:50 EDT

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left neck inflammation Friday shortly after he was scratched from his start against the Padres.

Nats cruise past Padres after Max scratched

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:03:34 EDT

Matt Grace and five other Nationals relievers did their best Max Scherzer impressions Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

Saving Grace: Lefty steps up, gives Nats lift

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:48:18 EDT

Matt Grace knew he could give at least three innings. It was far more than he expected to pitch when Friday began.

Clutch in the capital: Nats' new-look 'pen shining

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:43:48 EDT

Washington's bullpen was a clear sore spot for the first half of the season, and trades for Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler have paid off. Over the last month, the Nationals' relievers have been among baseball's best.

Zimmerman's homer in 8th lifts Nats over Padres

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:24:10 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman's opposite-field homer broke an eighth-inning tie Thursday night, sending the Nationals to a 2-1, series-opening victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

Familiar spot paying off for resurgent Jackson

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:05:56 EDT

Edwin Jackson has been with 12 Major League teams, but the Nationals are the first he's played for twice. For Jackson, a rare sense of familiarity is paying off.

Lerner has leg amputated, now cancer free

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:08:38 EDT

Washington players and coaches learned Thursday that Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner had his left leg amputated after efforts to remove cancer in the leg.

Kelley activated; Madson goes on disabled list

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:54:04 EDT

The Nationals got a reliever back Thursday, but at the cost of another.

Roark rounding into form for Nationals

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:40:35 EDT

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark is starting to look like his old self after another strong start Wednesday afternoon, even though the Nationals came up short in a 3-2 defeat to the Angels.

Zimmerman's HR not enough as Nats fall

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:54:58 EDT

Ricky Nolasco looked like his recent self in the first inning, giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. But the righty then settled down, not allowing another run over 5 2/3, and the Angels offense took advantage.

Eaton ahead of schedule, not ruling out return

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:28:04 EDT

Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton was sitting in the dugout watching when Bryce Harper slipped over the first-base bag and fell violently to the ground, and like so many Nationals fans, he was sick to his stomach.

Goodwin to DL; De Aza recalled to Majors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:12:36 EDT

The Nationals' outfield absorbed another blow Wednesday morning when they placed outfielder Brian Goodwin on the disabled list with a left groin strain, retroactive to Aug. 14. In a corresponding move, the Nats selected the contract of outfielder Alejandro De Aza, who was signed in June to provide outfield depth, and moved Trea Turner to the 60-day DL to clear room on the 40-man roster.

Read stays hot for Harrisburg

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:04:33 EDT

Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins made an immediate impact and paced the Barons' offense to a 9-4 win over Montgomery in their Southern League debut.

Kendrick's HRs, Gio help stop Angels' streak

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:10:50 EDT

The Nationals and Angels entered Tuesday night as two of the hottest teams in baseball, with a combined 13 wins over 16 games between the clubs. But Washington snapped the Halos' six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory, using two home runs from Howie Kendrick, who spent his first nine seasons with the Angels.

Top moments from each year of Harper's career

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:13:41 EDT

Top moments from each year of Harper's career

Another near no-no part of Gio's renaissance

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:56:44 EDT

This is becoming the norm for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who has developed into one of the Nationals' most consistent and reliable starters during his stellar 2017 campaign. Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Tuesday's 3-1 victory against the Angels, the second time he has flirted with a no-no in the past two weeks.

Trio from '08-champion Phils reunited in DC

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:12:02 EDT

Sean Doolittle's friends were elated when the Athletics traded the lefty to the Nationals in July. But not only because Doolittle would have the chance to become the closer on a contending team.

Kendrick's walk-off grand slam lifts Nats in 11

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:29:09 EDT

In what has been a marathon 24 hours for the Giants and Nationals, which has included long rain delays, Washington losing its MVP candidate to the disabled list and a three-game series played in the span of about a day at Nationals Park, Howie Kendrick capped off the nightcap of Sunday's split doubleheader against the Giants with a walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning to give the Nationals a 6-2 victory to cap off this series.

Harper relieved to have no ligament damage

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:35:25 EDT

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said on Sunday that Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in his knee, but that he does have a bone bruise.

Nationals held in check to open doubleheader

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:38:36 EDT

Chris Stratton spun 6 2/3 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts to help the Giants beat the Nationals, 4-2, in Game 1 of Sunday's split doubleheader. It was the first double-digit strikeout performance of Stratton's Major League career.

Zimmerman, Murphy pick up slack with HRs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:25:47 EDT

The Nationals have been one of the top offensive teams in the Majors this season despite the fact that their lineup has been hammered by injuries. The latest injury came to their potential MVP candidate in Bryce Harper, who landed on the disabled list Sunday morning with a bruised left knee.

Lupica: Bryce land -- Nats' prayers answered

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:11:14 EDT

On Saturday night, baseball waited for Bryce Harper to please get up. He did. He does that.

With Harper, Nationals can exhale ... a little

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:04:12 EDT

We'll all understand if the Nationals hold their breath until Bryce Harper is back on the field with his quick bat, his fast feet and his strong arm. There are many things to like about the Nats. But since 2012, the biggest of those has been Harper, who believe it or not is already in his sixth season.

Nats overcome Harper's injury to beat Giants

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:51:14 EDT

The Nats used their newest winning formula -- six quality innings from their starter followed by an inning each from a new bullpen trio -- to seal a 3-1 victory over the Giants early Sunday morning. But the victory was bittersweet for Washington after slugger Bryce Harper left the game in the first inning with an apparent left leg injury.

3-headed bullpen monster settling in for Nats

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:32:00 EDT

The ninth inning at Nationals Park has so often been the subject of angst and frustration. Almost routinely through the first three months of the season, the ninth had been the site of blown leads and the disappointment that comes with missed opportunities to build upon what was already a dominant season.

Goodwin's homer, Stevenson's catch seal win

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:14:54 EDT

Even as the Nationals have been hammered by injuries, they have not missed a beat due to the contributions from their replacements. That continued on Thursday night, when Brian Goodwin hit the go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning to lead Washington to a 3-2 victory over Miami at Nationals Park.

Rendon, Nationals promote active lifestyle

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:48:23 EDT

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is one of the familiar faces leading events to promote youth activities and involvement in baseball. He relishes participating in events like the one on Thursday morning, when the 2017 National PLAY campaign made its way to Nationals Park.