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Lights-out Gio deals Nats sixth straight win

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:45:24 EDT

Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and lasted into the seventh to lead the Nats to a 3-1 victory over the Mets. Washington has now won six consecutive games and will go for a sweep Sunday night. New York, meanwhile, is ailing and has dropped seven of its past eight games.



Nats' rotation continues sterling start

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:56:55 EDT

The starting rotation is once again emerging as a strength for the Nationals, and has been one of the keys to their fast start. They have received contributions from all five starters that have helped carry the team to a 12-5 record, including six consecutive victories



Baker drops Turner to No. 2 in order, for now

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:50:35 EDT

As Nationals manager Dusty Baker has tinkered with his lineup since the start of Spring Training, he has kept one constant: Trea Turner as his leadoff hitter. That remains true, even though Turner batted second Saturday against the Mets in his first start since a right hamstring strain landed him on the 10-day disabled list.



MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:03 EDT

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Rejuvenated Zimmerman locked in for Nats

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 EDT

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is off to his best start since 2014, when he hit .363 during the first month of the season. Entering Saturday's action against the Mets, Zimmerman is second on the team in batting average (.382), home runs (5), RBIs (13) and on-base percentage (.424).



Scherzer hopes to extend Nats' streak

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:49:39 EDT

The series between National League East rivals concludes when the Nationals and Mets take the field Sunday night at 8 ET at Citi Field with Max Scherzer against Zack Wheeler.



Turner's bases-loaded walk gives Nats win

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:35:56 EDT

The Nationals and the Mets have exchanged the National League East title during the past three seasons, and the two teams are the favorites in the division again in 2017. That increases the importance of their 19 matchups this season, the first of which required extra innings to decide Friday night's game at Citi Field.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Harper, defying matchup, homers off Harvey

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:44:02 EDT

When considering why Mets right-hander Matt Harvey had enjoyed so much success against Bryce Harper in their careers, Nationals manager Dusty Baker hoped the law of averages would eventually even out.



Nationals activate Turner from disabled list

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:58:29 EDT

Trea Turner rejoined the Nationals in New York and was activated from the disabled list prior to Friday night's series opener against the Mets.



Moore: Is Harper the 'Face of Baseball'?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:30:07 EDT

If nothing else, Bryce Harper is at least the eyes, the nose and the lips when it comes to The Face of Baseball. For verification, just listen to the reaction after the slugger with the game's most striking collection of hair strolls to the plate on the road for the Nationals.



Stras, Zim send Nationals to sweep of Braves

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:55:48 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman foiled R.A. Dickey's bid for a gem and Stephen Strasburg kept Freddie Freeman's bat quiet as the Nationals completed a three-game sweep with Thursday night's 3-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.



Nats' reworked bullpen locks down win, sweep

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:24:32 EDT

In the first save situation since the Nationals reshuffled the team's bullpen roles, Washington received an encouraging outing from its bullpen to secure a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night. Oliver Perez, Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley combined to get the last six outs of the game and preserve a strong start from Stephen Strasburg.



Fedde finally allows run, ERA at 0.50

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:38:01 EDT

Make it three straight scoreless starts for Class A Advanced Buies Creek's Franklin Perez.



Harper, Zimmerman slam Braves in rout

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:52:52 EDT

The Nationals clubbed two grand slams in the same game for the first time since 2009 thanks to Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman as part of an offensive outburst in a 14-4 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.



Bryce as nice: Harper's 2nd HR of night a slam

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:20:28 EDT

Bryce Harper insists he has no explanation as to why he has had so much success against Braves ace Julio Teheran. And yet, he bested him again in the Nationals' 14-4 victory on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.



Kelley, Glover to split closing duties

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:20:37 EDT

With Blake Treinen's ongoing struggles, Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced on Wednesday that Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover will split closer duties moving forward.



Harper's hot start reminiscent of MVP year

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:22:16 EDT

After a frustratingly difficult 2016 season, Bryce Harper hit .354/.475/.688 with four homers in his first 13 games. So: Is he back? It's too soon to say, but the underlying data has some very good signs for Nationals fans.



Nationals place Solis on DL, promote Ross

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:47:33 EDT

The Nationals placed reliever Sammy Solis on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation. The move clears a spot on the roster for right-hander Joe Ross, their starting pitcher on Wednesday night against the Braves.



Werth day to day with groin spasm

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:35:09 EDT

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth exited in the third inning of Wednesday's 14-4 victory over the Braves at SunTrust Park after sustaining a groin spasm on a check swing.



Nationals hold off Braves behind Scherzer

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:54:41 EDT

It was a new setting but a familiar result for Max Scherzer and the Nationals, who used a two-run fifth inning to mar Mike Foltynewicz's strong start and claim a 3-1 win over the streaking Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.



Bryce's broken-bat double flexes hustle

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:17:32 EDT

Bryce's broken-bat double flexes hustle



Vintage Scherzer displays grit in win

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:31:36 EDT

Max Scherzer is found of saying, "the last 15 pitches of an outing usually dictate how the outing goes."



Back-to-back 5-hit games for Stevenson

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:06:09 EDT

Andrew Stevenson began his week by collecting a career-high five hits in a Double-A Harrisburg's 13-inning win over Hartford on Monday. The Nationals' No. 5 prospect needed just nine innings to match that total on Tuesday night, going a perfect 5-for-5 out of the leadoff spot for the Senators.



Inbox: Is there a reason for Nats' 'pen woes?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:53:57 EDT

The Nationals' season is 12 games old, and the team begins a difficult three-city, 10-game road trip on Tuesday. This seems like a good time to answer a few of the biggest questions on the minds of Nationals fans, many of whom are worried about the bullpen.



Walk-off winners in DC: Bryce! And Bunny?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:36:53 EDT

His teammates are rarely surprised anymore because this is the Bryce Harper they are accustomed to. The one who lives to be at the plate in the biggest moments and so frequently seems to deliver. So they were not surprised to see Harper connect with a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning Sunday, as the Nationals dugout and the crowd of 29,774 fans at Nationals Park erupted.



Stevenson sets career-high for hits

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:39:11 EDT

Nationals' No. 5 prospect Andrew Stevenson and Rockies' No. 8 prospect Ryan McMahon each collected five hits in Harrisburg's win over Hartford.



Harper's second homer a walk-off vs. Phillies

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:55:08 EDT

Bryce Harper launched a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning to lead the Nationals to a 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.



Heisey homers, but bullpen stumbles in loss

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:33:46 EDT

Cesar Hernandez lifted a two-run homer in the eighth inning off right-hander Joe Blanton to catapult the Phillies to a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park Saturday afternoon on Jackie Robinson Day.



Nationals, Phillies pay homage to Robinson

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:07:49 EDT

Some wear custom cleats, batting gloves and sleeves. They all don No. 42 jerseys. All across Major League Baseball, they celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, on the 70th anniversary of his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke baseball's color barrier.



Blanton faults mechanics for rough outings

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:21:38 EDT

Joe Blanton pointed to a small mechanical issue as the reason for his struggles to begin the season.



Kelley, Nats bullpen hold their ground late

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:17:20 EDT

It was just three scoreless innings, but the Nationals can come away encouraged by the performance of their bullpen in Friday's 3-2 walkoff victory against the Phillies. Koda Glover, Blake Treinen and Shawn Kelley -- coincidentally the three pitches who they considered to be the closer this spring -- each tossed a scoreless inning to give the Nationals time to make a come-from-behind victory in 10 innings.



Nats walk off on Murphy's double in 10th

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:04:54 EDT

Daniel Murphy lined a double into the left-field corner that sent Bryce Harper racing around the bases to score the game-winning run from first base in a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Phillies on Friday afternoon at Nationals Park.



Murphy walks off on his Bobblehead Day

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:16:31 EDT

Murphy walks off on his Bobblehead Day