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Nats seal near-perfect trip with historic 7th

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:33:47 EDT

In Thursday's 16-5 win over the Rockies, the Nats put an 11-run seventh inning together as the exclamation point on an historic 9-1 road trip through Atlanta, New York and Colorado. It was the best winning percentage in a trip of 10 games or more in franchise history.

Gio, red-hot Nats rout Rox to cap 9-1 trip

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:25:11 EDT

The Nationals came through Denver knowing they wouldn't have Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg to quiet the first-place Rockies, but Gio Gonzalez became the latest to halt the Colorado bats while leading Washington to an unprecedented ninth win to cap a 10-game road trip as the Nats ran away to a 16-5 win Thursday.

Strasburg to pitch Saturday, J. Turner stays

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:30:59 EDT

The Nationals made the expected move of reinstating Stephen Strasburg from the paternity list Thursday after he and his wife Rachel welcomed the birth of their second child this week. Less predictable was the decision to keep Jacob Turner on the big league roster and send Matt Grace back to Triple-A Syracuse

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:03 EDT

It all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.

Scherzer leads sizzling Nats against Mets

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:24:24 EDT

The Nationals and Mets have been moving in different directions over the past 10 games, with Washington's 9-1 record at the opposite end of the spectrum from New York's 1-9 spell. Both teams will be looking to make a statement in a weekend face-off.

Road show: Top of Nats' order carries load

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:29:21 EDT

Manager Dusty Baker tweaked his lineup during the Nationals' current 10-game road trip, and the results have been phenomenal, shifting a surging offense into overdrive.

Nats' big bats bring heat to chilly Colorado

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:25:29 EDT

Daniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper each had huge nights, combining to go 12-for-19 as the Nationals clobbered the Rockies, 11-4, on Wednesday night.

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.

Ailing hip lands Glover on disabled list

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:00:58 EDT

The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement and recalled left-hander Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse, the club announced Wednesday.

Nats mix and match last piece of the puzzle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:23:33 EDT

The uncertainty of the bullpen looms as a major question as to whether this Nationals franchise -- which began as the Montreal Expos in 1969 -- can advance to the World Series for the first time ever, and bring baseball's autumn classic to the nation's capital for the first time since the original Washington Senators lost in five games to the New York Giants in 1933.

Trea-cycle: Young Nat uses wheels for feat

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:12:52 EDT

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had the hottest night of his career in the coldest game of the season on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle while driving in a personal-best seven runs in a 15-12 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

Zimmerman's hot streak a bonus for Baker

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:31:52 EDT

The way the Nationals are going, manager Dusty Baker could probably draw a lineup out of a hat and still be leading the league in OPS. They entered play Tuesday leading the National League in average (.267) and boasting a best in the Major Leagues .791 OPS.

Turner's cycle, hot bats cool off Rox rally

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:37:23 EDT

On a damp and frigid Tuesday night at Coors Field, Trea Turner swung the hottest bat, hitting for the cycle and driving in a career-high seven runs in the Nationals' 15-12 victory over the Rockies. Washington has won eight of its last nine games.

J. Turner delivers quality goods in spot start

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:36:22 EDT

Jacob Turner opened his season at the always dangerous Coors Field, taming it for the better part of six innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out six and taking a no-decision in the 8-4 loss to the Rockies. It was the Nats' 12th consecutive quality start.

Nats fan at Coors rewarded by Werth

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:08:16 EDT

Young Nationals fan at Coors rewarded by Jayson Werth

Harper steamrolls to NL Player of the Week

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:15:30 EDT

Bryce Harper continues to establish himself not only as one of baseball's best players, but as one of the sport's quickest starters. Harper is having his second straight excellent April, and now he's earned a Player of the Week award in the season's first month for the second straight year.

Nats cycle in 6th, but win streak over

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:57:02 EDT

Charlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.

Nats' relievers rested, ready for Rox series

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:43:30 EDT

To hear manager Dusty Baker tell it, the Nats' 11 consecutive quality starts are all part of a plan to prepare for pitching at Coors Field.

A grand opening for Nationals' Murphy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:51:59 EDT

Daniel Murphy tormented his former club with a first inning grand slam on Sunday against the Mets.

Statcast of the Day: Scherzer's spin zone

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:36:05 EDT

The term "rising fastball" has been used in baseball for decades, even after science has given us the understanding that fastballs can't really rise as they come to the plate. Just don't tell that to hitters after they face Max Scherzer.

Murphy slam leads Nats to 7th straight win

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:14 EDT

The Nationals won their seventh-consecutive game as Daniel Murphy hit a first inning grand slam and Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run shot as the Nationals topped the Mets. New York got home runs from Michael Conforto and Neil Walker. Zack Wheeler allowed the Murphy slam, then closed his start with six scoreless innings. Max Scherzer got the win, working eight innings.

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

Gio flirts with no-no in Nats' 6th 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.