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Nats, Gio look to finish off M's in early start

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:09:43 EDT

The Mariners hope to help out left-hander Ariel Miranda against the Nationals' powerful offense Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park, while the National League East leaders try to complete a three-game Interleague sweep.



Rendon, Nats jump out early, cruise vs. M's

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:04:52 EDT

Anthony Rendon continued his hot streak at the plate, hammering a three-run homer in the first inning to help guide the Nationals to a 5-1 victory against the Mariners on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Washington jumped on Seattle for four runs in the first inning and added another in the second against rookie right-hander Sam Gaviglio.



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:03 EDT

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Koda moment: Glover named Nats closer

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:26:50 EDT

The Nationals have been searching for answers with their struggling bullpen through the first two months of this season, but they are starting to find some stability in the back end. Koda Glover, who tossed a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation to seal Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Mariners, has been officially named the closer by manager Dusty Baker.



VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Which Nationals are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).



Roark loosens grip, grabs hold of strong start

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:03:45 EDT

No pitcher in the National League had thrown more pitches with two strikes than Tanner Roark entering this game, driving up his pitch count and hindering his ability to last deep into starts. That difficulty in putting away hitters quickly, or at all, has been one of the main reasons Roark has struggled this year after a strong 2016. But the righty was as effective as he has been all season in the Nats' 5-1 victory Wednesday night against the Mariners, completing seven innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts.



Heisey lands on DL with biceps rupture

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:08:36 EDT

Chris Heisey's shoulder has been bothering him all season, but when the Nationals' pinch-hitter extraordinaire struck out in his lone at-bat against the Mariners on Tuesday night, he could tell he damaged his arm. Heisey received treatment when he arrived to the clubhouse before Wednesday's 5-1 Nats win, but he grimaced and limped out of the cage after one batting practice swing, experiencing a pain he said he's never felt before.



Marmolejos looks to stay hot for Harrisburg

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:54:21 EDT

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.



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, Rendon #ASGWorthy in 8-run 4th

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:12:36 EDT

Bryce Harper's 450-foot homer and Anthony Rendon's three-run shot fueled Washington's decisive outburst against the Mariners on Tuesday night.



Back to old tricks, Nats hit 4 HRs in rout of M's

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:53:19 EDT

The Nationals' Majors-best offense awakened from their brief slumber, breaking out for eight runs in the fourth inning and cruising to a 10-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.



Ross has career night, familiar help in return

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:59:48 EDT

The Nationals weren't certain what Joe Ross would give them Tuesday night. After an inconsistent start to the season, when Ross recorded a 7.47 ERA through his first three outings, the Nationals sent the right-hander down to Triple-A Syracuse to improve his velocity and arm slot. Washington recalled Ross after he spent about three weeks in the Minors, and he displayed his improved mechanics in his start against the Mariners at Nationals Park.



Inbox: Will Nats make trade for closer soon?

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:59:52 EDT

The Nationals are coming off what qualifies as a modest rough patch, but certainly their first funk of the season, after a 2-4 road trip that included a season-long four-game losing streak against two teams under .500. Still, Washington owns a commanding seven-game lead in the National League East entering this week's six-game home stand against the Mariners and Padres.



Marmolejos hits go-ahead slam in ninth

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:49 EDT

After showing flashes of dominance during his first four starts, left-hander Cionel Perez put it all together on Monday for Class A Quad Cities with an unhittable performance.



Stras' deep start, 11 K's crucial for Nats

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:16:52 EDT

As Stephen Strasburg was in the midst of dominating the Braves on Sunday afternoon, filling the strike zone with fastballs and unleashing a fury of devastating curveballs and changeups just out of the reach of opposing batters, Braves manager Brian Snitker turned to his hitting coach, Kevin Seitzer.



Stras, Murphy lift Nats over Braves

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:15:34 EDT

Stephen Strasburg delivered his best start of the season and Daniel Murphy homered off an effective Jaime Garcia as the Nationals snapped their longest losing streak of the season (4 games) with Sunday afternoon's 3-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.



Nats can't rally vs. Braves' bullpen after delay

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:03:35 EDT

Rio Ruiz hit a memorable first career home run and Matt Kemp also took Max Scherzer deep before stellar bullpen work helped the Braves claim a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday at SunTrust Park.



Scherzer labors, struggles with FB command

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:00:29 EDT

The Nationals were hoping for a deep outing from right-hander Max Scherzer to provide a breather for their taxed relief corps. They have not had a starter complete the sixth inning in any of their past three games and were hoping Scherzer could help them reset their bullpen and stop a brief skid.



Perez lent a hand to grounds crew

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:47:55 EDT

Perez helps the Braves' grounds crew with tarp



Taylor stepping up in center field for Nats

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:59:28 EDT

Michael Taylor has made the most of his chance as the Nationals' starting center fielder since they lost Adam Eaton to a torn ACL.



Murphy's homer not enough as Nats falter late

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:32:11 EDT

Needing to pick up some of the slack with Freddie Freeman sidelined for at least the next two months, Nick Markakis delivered a go-ahead single and Kurt Suzuki homered to further enrich the three-run eighth inning the Braves constructed during Friday night's 7-4 win over the Nationals at SunTrust Park.



Baker's son ready for next step in baseball

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:07:33 EDT

Darren Baker's baseball career at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., is over. The Marauders lost a first-round playoff game earlier this week, ending their 2017 season.



Robles enjoys birthday bash with Potomac

Sat, 20 May 2017 02:11:44 EDT

Nationals' No. 1 prospect (No. 5 overall) Victor Robles had a 20th birthday to remember on Friday, going 4-for-5 with a triple and a two-run homer in Class A Advanced Potomac's 11-7 loss to Lynchburg. Robles raised his season average by 28 points with the performance to .283.



Pitch count remains nagging issue for Roark

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:15:00 EDT

Before his Nationals played the Pirates on Thursday afternoon, manager Dusty Baker emphasized the need for quality innings, and plenty of them, from starter Tanner Roark. Roark couldn't get the job done, allowing seven runs over five-plus innings in the Nats' 10-4 loss at PNC Park.



Roark, bullpen tagged as Nats drop series

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:00:00 EDT

With a struggling, depleted bullpen, the Nationals needed innings from Tanner Roark on Thursday at PNC Park. He got through five, but the Pirates powered past him and a trio of relievers and won the series finale, 10-4. Josh Bell and John Jaso homered for the Bucs, and Adam Frazier had three hits and four RBIs.



Turner impresses on mound in spot start

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:04:57 EDT

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole shut down the powerful Nationals' lineup Wednesday, which wasn't a huge surprise considering that Cole was an All-Star in 2015 and is flashing the same, ace-like skills this season.



Offense quieted in loss to Pirates

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:41:16 EDT

Backed by rare run support and strong defense, Gerrit Cole held the high-powered Nationals offense to three hits over seven innings and led the Pirates to a 3-1 win at PNC Park on Wednesday night.



Nationals place Blanton on 10-day DL

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:38:24 EDT

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed reliever Joe Blanton on the 10-day disabled list and recalled left-hander Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse, the club announced prior to Wednesday's game versus the Pirates.



Treinen put in tough spot, rises to the challenge

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:36:57 EDT

Sometimes it's easy for observers to "get lost in the numbers," Washington Nationals reliever Blake Treinen said, and for Treinen the numbers have not been good this season. Actually, they have been abysmal, notably an 8.10 ERA entering Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.



Harper homers late as Nats hold on vs. Bucs

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:39:48 EDT

After right-hander Blake Treinen put out a fire in the seventh inning, Bryce Harper scorched another home run to put the game away. Harper's 13th home run of the season eased a potentially stressful situation for the Nationals bullpen and sealed an 8-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park.



Harper has homered in every NL park

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:28:37 EDT

Harper has homered in every NL park