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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:59:02 EDTDrew Ward is in his second season of the Arizona Fall League, and after a rough 2015 campaign, he's making the most of his opportunity in 2016. Joining him is Andrew Stevenson, who is developing into his own after going from Class A to Double-A this season.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:04:24 EDTIn their first season under Dusty Baker, the Nationals captured their third National League East title, winning 95 games. But they fell short in the NL Division Series against the Dodgers. Here's a look at the pitchers on the Nats' 2016 Major League roster: Who stays, who goes and who has something to prove?
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:18:25 EDTScherzer's wife throws away his no-no jersey
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:07:27 EDTThe Sporting News unveiled its 2016 National League All-Star team on Wednesday.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:42:20 EDTIn their first season under Dusty Baker, the Nationals captured their third National League East title, winning 95 games. But they fell short in the NL Division Series against the Dodgers. Here's a look at the position players on the Nats' 2016 Major League roster: Who stays, who goes and who has something to prove?
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:31:57 EDTDaniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Max Scherzer, Dusty Baker and radio voice Charlie Slowes are vying for baseball's top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote now to help your Nats win big.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:22:07 EDTThe Nationals had the talent to go far into the postseason this year, but for the third time in five years, they were bounced in the National League Division Series, this time by the Dodgers.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:58:59 EDTThe most pressing items on the offseason to-do list is how the Nationals plan to replace their catcher and closer, what position will Trea Turner play next season and whether two of their everyday position players can can keep up the pace next year.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:32:10 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:44:39 EDTThe Dodgers are headed back to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2013 following their 4-3 win over the Nationals in Game 5 of the NL Division Series at Nationals Park on Thursday night.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:58:13 EDTThe only sound in the Nationals' clubhouse came from teammates patting each other on the back, embracing one last time before the long offseason to come. Jayson Werth, still dressed in full uniform, sat at his locker with a blank stare on his face. Bryce Harper held his head in his hands and ran them through his hair. Max Scherzer spoke in a hushed tone and fought back tears. It's as if they were all still processing this abrupt ending to the 2016 season they thought would have so many more chapters.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:45:41 EDTWith a green light from third-base coach Bob Henley, Jayson Werth ran into an easy out at home plate to end a sixth-inning Nationals rally Thursday during Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers at Nationals Park. Los Angeles won, 4-3, to advance to the NLCS against the Cubs.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:04:17 EDTThese moments are the reason why the Nationals signed Max Scherzer when he was a free agent during the 2015 offseason, to take the mound Thursday night at Nationals Park in a decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:06:10 EDTEven though they were eliminated by the Dodgers in the National League Division Series on Thursday night with a 4-3 loss, the Nationals look like they will be good enough to win their fourth National League East title in six years in 2017.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:39:18 EDTEven before Game 5 of the National League Division Series started between the Nationals and Dodgers on Thursday night, Washington manager Dusty Baker announced he already packed his bags for the NL Championship series against the Cubs.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:13:30 EDTThe Nationals received a scare in the seventh inning during their 4-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Reliever Shawn Kelley had to leave the game because of numbness in his fingers.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:43:59 EDTWith the Nationals down three runs to the Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday (watch on FS1), Chris Heisey launched a two-run home run to left field to get Washington back into the game.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:01:00 EDTIn a dramatic Game 5 that lived up to the winner-take-all stakes, the Dodgers pulled off a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night in Washington, claiming victory in the National League Division Series. Here are some facts and figures to know from this year's only Division Series Game 5.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:50:39 EDTNationals center fielder Trea Turner opened Game 5 of the NLDS with a gem, making a diving catch to rob Chase Utley of a hit.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:08:33 EDTManager Dusty Baker addresses the media after the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday in Game 5 of the NL Division Series.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:51:33 EDTNationals prospect Andrew Stevenson connected on a two-run home run and tallied five RBIs, his highest single-game total as a professional, to pace the Desert Dogs in a 7-1 win over Mesa at Sloan Park.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:02:49 EDTForty-one years after Frank Robinson was named the player-manager of the Indians -- making him the first African-American manager in the Major Leagues -- the Hall of Famer was on hand to witness the first postseason matchup between two African-American managers.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:40:34 EDTWithout Wilson Ramos, their starting catcher who was having a breakthrough season, and without Stephen Strasburg, a mainstay of their rotation who was having a big season of his own, conventional wisdom said the Nationals were likely to find a rapid postseason exit.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:20:46 EDTNationals center fielder Trea Turner is showing the Dodgers he can make adjustments in the National League Division Series. After striking out twice against left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Turner showed that he wasn't a pushover against the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, going 3-for-4 in Washington's 6-5 loss in Game 4.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:33:53 EDTChase Utley saved the Dodgers' season on Tuesday, his tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Los Angeles a 6-5 win over the Nationals. The National League Division Series heads back to Washington for a decisive Game 5 on Thursday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FS1).
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:06:52 EDTNationals second baseman Daniel Murphy doesn't like to talk about himself when things are going well at the plate. He prefers to give credit to his teammates. But after the Nationals lost to the Dodgers, 6-5, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday, Murphy was understandably the offensive focus yet again.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:19:24 EDTEven though he saw Dodgers manager Dave Roberts coming out of the dugout, with action in the bullpen in the seventh inning of the Nationals' eventual 6-5 loss on Tuesday, Bryce Harper was certain he would be facing Clayton Kershaw.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:25:02 EDTIt was not until Reynaldo Lopez cracked for a run in the fifth inning of Tuesday's National League Division Series Game 4 that the Nationals' bullpen became anything but pristine this October. Until that point, Nationals relievers had opened the postseason with 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, holding the Dodgers to a .128 batting average.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:55:46 EDTBefore the Dodgers and Nationals play a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday in Washington (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, FS1), here are a few things you should know about Los Angeles' clutch win Tuesday.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:34:46 EDTNationals catcher Wilson Ramos said he will have right ACL and meniscus surgery on Friday. He is expected to go through at least seven months of rehab after the surgery.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:54:47 EDTIt may seem cruel that the 11:43 p.m. PT end to the Giants' 6-5 walk-off win on Monday would necessitate an early day at Dodger Stadium for L.A. and Washington, but many on both teams found a workaround: They simply slept through the Cubs-Giants tilt.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:47:35 EDTJayson Werth crushed a solo homer off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to begin the ninth inning of Game 3 of the National League Division Series, a huge insurance run in the Nationals' eventual 8-3 victory.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:50:12 EDTThe Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers are relying on their relievers to be the difference-makers in this series. The Nationals won the battle of the bullpens Monday in Game 3 and won, 8-3 at Dodger Stadium to take a 2-1 series lead.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:44:24 EDTBefore the Nationals piled on late, their 8-3 National League Division Series Game 3 victory not yet safely locked away, Washington unearthed an opportunity in the third inning Monday. But the complexion of the game did not truly change until Anthony Rendon parked a Kenta Maeda pitch half a dozen rows deep in left-center field, sending the Nats well on their way to a 2-1 series lead.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:18:43 EDTThe Nationals are one victory from advancing to the National League Championship Series after pulling away from the Dodgers on Monday, 8-3. Anthony Rendon blasted a two-run homer and former Dodger Jayson Werth crushed a solo shot in a win that gave Washington a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NL Division Series.