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Last Build Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:16:39 EDT

 



Taylor's homer not enough as Nats' skid hits 4

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:57:55 EDT

This road trip began so promising for the Nationals, with a pair of wins over a division rival in New York, which they hoped was a signal they had turned a corner from their sluggish start to the season. Yet, the same troubles have carried over throughout this nine-game road trip, and now after Tuesday night's 4-3 loss the Giants, they have clinched a sub-.500 record on this nine-game, 10-day road trip.



Nats call up prospects Bautista, Sanchez

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:45:49 EDT

Infielder Adrian Sanchez and outfielder Rafael Bautista were promoted from Triple-A Syracuse and joined the Nationals prior to Tuesday night's game in San Francisco. The team placed Shawn Kelley, who exited Monday night's game with an ulnar nerve irritation, on the 10-day disabled list and optioned Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Syracuse as the corresponding moves.



Max leads Nats to wrap West Coast swing

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:32:03 EDT

Nationals ace Max Scherzer takes the mound for the final game of this nine-game road trip against the Giants in today's series finale at 3:45 p.m. ET. Scherzer is coming off a spectacular start with 47 strikeouts and a 1.36 ERA through his first five starts. Jeff Samardzija will be the opposing pitcher for San Francisco.



Kelley placed on DL with ulnar nerve injury

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:25:18 EDT

Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with an ulnar nerve injury.



Eaton testing ankle but return to Nats unclear

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:03:13 EDT

Each day during the West Coast portion of this road trip, Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton has gone out to the outfield, often accompanied by a team trainer, for baseball activities and to further test the bone bruise on his left ankle. Initially, when the team placed him on the disabled list, he was hopeful he could return shortly after the 10 days were complete.



Nationals trade Cole to Yankees for cash

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:55:36 EDT

The Nationals traded right-hander A.J. Cole to the Yankees on Monday night in exchange for cash considerations. Cole, 26, broke camp in Washington's rotation before he was replaced after a few rough outings. He was designated for assignment on Friday.



Nats miss chances vs. Giants, drop 3rd straight

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:36:21 EDT

The Giants nearly gifted the Nationals a rally, after two normally sure-handed veterans made a pair of errors in the sixth inning. Evan Longoria dropped a foul popup to extend an at-bat for Bryce Harper, who eventually walked. Andrew McCutchen missed a fly ball in right field to put Ryan Zimmerman at second and advance Harper to third.



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.



Bullpen hiccup costs Nats in finale with Dodgers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:33:33 EDT

The Nationals' struggle to bridge the gap from starting pitcher to the end of the game resurfaced on Sunday at Dodger Stadium, and it cost them as the Dodgers captured a come-from-behind 4-3 victory to pick up a series win.



Taylor goes 3-for-3 with homer, swipes 2 bags

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:36:54 EDT

The Nationals are starting to see some progress at the plate from center fielder Michael A. Taylor after his slow start to the season.



Soto makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:09:44 EDT

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous week. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.



Rendon's toe injury finally sends him to DL

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:16:38 EDT

The Nationals placed Anthony Rendon on the 10-day DL with a toe contusion ahead of Sunday's nationally televised game against the Dodgers. Washington recalled right-hander Austin L. Adams from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.



Johnson among top prospect performers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:52:24 EDT

Nationals outfielder Daniel Johnson was among top prospect performers on Sunday.



Strasburg fans 10, but Nats get blanked in LA

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:28:59 EDT

The pitching matchup the night before made headlines, but the two starters on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium put on a duel of their own. Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Stephen Strasburg and the Dodgers hammered three home runs to even the series with a 4-0 victory over the Nationals.



Soto among top prospect performers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:23:13 EDT

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was among top prospect performers on Saturday.



Gott returns to bullpen as Grace lands on DL

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:40:40 EDT

Nationals left-hander Matt Grace had been pitching with a sore left groin for the past few games, but after the injury flared up on the mound Friday night, the team has decided to place him on the disabled list. Washington recalled Trevor Gott on Saturday afternoon to take Grace's place in the bullpen.



Max tops Kersh in matchup of 3-time Cy winners

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:50:51 EDT

Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a matchup between three-time Cy Young Award winners, with Bryce Harper leading a two-run first inning to give the Nationals' ace a lead he would not relinquish. Scherzer held the Dodgers to one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings, while Kershaw went seven, allowing four runs on nine hits.



Fedde among top prospect performers

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:32:50 EDT

Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde was among top prospect performers on Friday.



Nats' aggressive approach sets the tone

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:53:28 EDT

The Nationals entered Friday night's marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer and helped give them an early edge in a 5-2 victory.



Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:15:36 EDT

Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob



NL East: Checking in on the new guys

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:20:36 EDT

There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thursday.



Zimmerman breaks through with 2 HRs, triple

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:15:56 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman's batting average has looked rather small to the naked eye in these early days of the season, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez has raved about how well his primary cleanup hitter has been swinging. In the first inning of Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field, there was really something to rave about.



Trea Turner shoots up new speed leaderboard

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:22:32 EDT

When we first introduced "Sprint Speed" last year, it was the first time directly measured data on the top speed of runners was available. Byron Buxton and Billy Hamilton were at the top, well ahead of the league average. The main surprise was that Trea Turner wasn't at the top with Buxton and Hamilton.



Murphy starts playing in extended spring games

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:06:08 EDT

Nats manager Dave Martinez said before Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field that second baseman Daniel Murphy has begun playing extended spring training games in West Palm Beach, Fla., in his comeback from microfracture surgery on his right knee in October.



Nats settle for series win after Mets rally late

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:45:57 EDT

The two-time defending National League East champs were staggering. The Nationals got swept out of their own home by the Mets on the way to dropping seven of 10 on their first homestand and falling two games under .500. But they had dominated the Mets at Citi Field for years and responded by winning the first two games in the rematch in Queens. The Nats, though, couldn't finish the job on Wednesday night.



Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:44:04 EDT

Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch



Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:51:08 EDT

Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player



Living for the Citi: Gio's Queens run continues

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:53:05 EDT

Gio Gonzalez improved to 11-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his career at Citi Field, working 5 1/3 innings for the win. The bullpen pitched in with 3 2/3 scoreless frames to help the Nats earn a 5-2 victory, pulling them even at 9-9 and within four games of the Mets. New York finished 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position despite a solid second start from Zack Wheeler.



Nats put Goodwin on DL, recall Stevenson

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:53:22 EDT

The Nationals placed Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Monday. Let's just say the outfielder plans on returning the moment his time on the list is up.



Farmhands toss combined no-no for Syracuse

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT

History repeated itself nearly 18 years later as the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, completed a team no-hitter against the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon.



Nats rally for 6 runs in 8th to crack Mets

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:13:34 EDT

The Nationals overcame a dominant, 12-strikeout performance from Jacob deGrom, using a six-run eighth inning to rally from five runs down and beat the Mets at Citi Field. Bryce Harper, who broke his bat on his MLB-leading eighth home run in the first inning, started the comeback with a two-run single.



Soto among top prospect performers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:15:35 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.



Harper's MLB-high 8th HR a broken-bat stunner

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:22:25 EDT

File this homer under the category of "amazing," even for Bryce Harper.



Nats' Robles won't need surgery on elbow

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:14:49 EDT

Monday marked a good night for the Nationals, as the club erased a five-run deficit to defeat the rival Mets, 8-6. while also getting encouraging news on Victor Robles. Manager Dave Martinez announced postgame that Washington's top prospect does not have any tears in his left elbow and will not require surgery.



Kieboom among top prospect performers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:04:11 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.