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E. Jax making a push for Nats' playoff roster

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:06:37 EDT

With about six weeks to go until the start of the NLDS, Nationals manager Dusty Baker acknowledged the idea was still a bit premature. But perhaps right-hander Edwin Jackson is beginning to pitch himself into the club's postseason plans after another strong start in Wednesday night's 6-1 loss to the Astros.

What you need to know for Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:34:24 EDT

As the pennant races heat up near the end of the dog days of summer, the inaugural Players Weekend commences on Friday, connecting fans with players for a celebration of creativity and individuality.

Nats' bats kept quiet by Astros' Fiers

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:57:03 EDT

Mike Fiers bounced back by holding the Nationals to one run and four hits while striking out six batters in seven innings, and Jake Marisnick, Max Stassi and Alex Bregman blasted homers to lead the Astros to a 6-1 win Wednesday night, evening the three-game Interleague showdown at Minute Maid Park.

Lind's Players Weekend nickname a college try

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:56:09 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.

Bold bats will fit in nicely on Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:38:02 EDT

It has been 133 years since a phenom named Pete Browning broke his bat in a game and received a custom-made replacement from John Hillerich's woodworking shop in Louisville, Ky. Legend has it that Browning, the "Louisville Slugger," had three hits the next day.

Strasburg-Keuchel duel on tap in Houston

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:10:17 EDT

Two star pitchers recently activated from the disabled list will match up in Thursday's rubber game at Minute Maid Park when Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg faces Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel.

Antuna, Garcia combine for seven hits

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:35:02 EDT

An effectively wild Josh Staumont proved too much for opposing hitters on Wednesday in his longest outing of the season for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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.

Scherzer won't start Friday as he had hoped

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:06:37 EDT

Despite initial optimism that his stint on the disabled list due to inflammation on the left side of his neck would cost him only one start, Max Scherzer will also miss his next turn in the rotation Friday night in New York.

Nats nip Astros behind Roark, Wieters

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:05:54 EDT

The Astros were kept in check again Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, where Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark held them to three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 win in the first game of an Interleague showdown between division leaders.

Kintzler, Blanton escape key jams

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:53:58 EDT

So often, the kind of close games the Nationals will need to win to reach their lofty aspirations will be decided before the ninth inning by escaping the kind of jams Washington successful navigated during Tuesday's 4-3 victory against the Astros.

Goodwin swings for first time since injury

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:40:44 EDT

Another Nationals hitter took an encouraging step toward working his way back from the disabled list on Tuesday, when outfielder Brian Goodwin swung a bat for the first time.

Read stays hot with homer for Harrisburg

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:02:01 EDT

After a dominant high school career that included Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as a senior, MacKenzie Gore is quickly living up to the hype in his professional debut.

Inbox: When will Nats be back at full strength?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:06:18 EDT

A lot of the questions for this week's Inbox concerned injuries and how the roster shapes up if and when the Nationals finally operate at full strength.

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.

Robles hits inside-the-park homer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:28:01 EDT

Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.

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.

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.