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Raburn to be placed on bereavement list

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:22:02 EDT

The Nationals will place outfielder Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list Sunday, after the death of his grandfather. Raburn was in the initial lineup posted Saturday afternoon before manager Dusty Baker decided to scratch him.

Nats battle from 5 runs down, lose on walk-off

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:22:54 EDT

The D-backs made a lot of noise early, but it was a ground-ball single by Brandon Drury that snuck through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth that proved to be the difference, as the D-backs walked off against the Nationals, 6-5, on Friday night at Chase Field in what could be a playoff preview.

Scherzer recovers after shocking first inning

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:17:22 EDT

For Friday's game to begin so abruptly was a stunning sight, considering how dominant Nationals ace Max Scherzer has been this season. He had seemingly improved from his Cy Young Award-winning season in 2016 and began this game with an ERA of 2.01 and 183 strikeouts, which both led the National League.

Kelley feels 100 percent after bullpen session

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:28:11 EDT

A key piece to the Nationals bullpen is making encouraging steps forward on his way to returning from the disabled list. Shawn Kelley threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon in Arizona, his second since suffering a setback while rehabbing his strained right trapezius muscle.

Harper and wife Kayla have started a food blog

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:12:48 EDT

Harper and wife Kayla have started a food blog

Raines 'on cloud' in advance of HOF induction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:48:23 EDT

Tim Raines was pleased to learn that four buses full of fans from Montreal will be traveling to Cooperstown, N.Y., to watch him get inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30.

Inbox: Will Nats still look to add to bullpen?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:12:33 EDT

After months of speculation about how the Nationals would go about upgrading their bullpen, they finally made their move this week by acquiring left-hander Sean Doolittle and right-hander Ryan Madson from the A's. But are the Nationals done making trades with the non-waiver Trade Deadline still about a week and a half away? Beat reporter Jamal Collier tackles fans' questions in the Inbox.

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.

Turtle power: Dusty's namesake takes big step

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:00:39 EDT

Dusty the turtle had just been rescued when Dusty Baker came across the center after an impromptu visit during the Nationals manager's drive home from the club's Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. Baker left such an impression on the staff at the center that they decided to name the turtle after him. And after a five-month rehabilitation period, Dusty the turtle has fully recovered and was released into the ocean on Tuesday.

Nats held to one hit as win streak ends at 6

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:23:55 EDT

On Wednesday night, Alex Meyer reminded his former organization of his tantalizing potential, allowing one hit in seven dominant innings as the Angels shut out the Nationals, 7-0. The win secured a split of the two-game Interleague series for the Halos and handed the Nats their first loss in seven games.

While Ross recovers from TJ, Nats look within

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:18:13 EDT

Nationals right-hander Joe Ross underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday morning in Texas to repair the tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm. The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister.

Turner rehabbing in Florida

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:12:06 EDT

Trea Turner has begun rehabbing at the team's Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, the Nationals revealed Wednesday, more than a week after Turner was scheduled to receive a second opinion on his fractured right wrist.

Harper, Trout live up to hype in rare matchup

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:55:07 EDT

The Nationals' 4-3 victory Tuesday night was just the second time Mike Trout and Bryce Harper even shared the same field during the regular season. And it is because of performances such as this that they are perhaps destined to be linked together their entire careers.

Escobar pulls Harper's hand off base in fun

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:48:22 EDT

Escobar pulls Harper's hand off base in fun

Harper's 4 hits lead Nats past Trout's Angels

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:51:42 EDT

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout traded first-inning solo shots, but Harper ultimately topped his American League rival by going 4-for-4 and scoring the go-ahead run in the Nationals' 4-3 win over the Angels in Tuesday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.

Doolittle, Madson close out W in Nats debuts

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:24:31 EDT

The answers to the Nationals' season-long bullpen issues arrived Tuesday afternoon in Anaheim, when right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle joined the team for the first time since being traded from the A's on Sunday.

Werth likely out a few more weeks

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:30:59 EDT

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth provided some clarity on the left foot injury that has sidelined him since he a pitch off the foot June 5. Although the Nationals have said X-rays were negative, Werth revealed he is dealing with a first metatarsal fracture.

Doolittle hit more HRs than Zim at UVA

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:32:18 EDT

Doolittle hit more HRs than Zim at UVA

Trout, Harper play homer H-O-R-S-E

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:20:22 EDT

Trout, Harper play homer H-O-R-S-E

Rendon Nats' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

Nats crush, Stras cruises to sweep Cincy

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:01:18 EDT

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was their starter on July 8, the last time his team lost a game, when he was roughed up by the Braves. There would be no bookending losses by Strasburg, who cruised behind another robust performance from Washington's lineup in a 6-1 victory over the Reds on Monday afternoon.

Zim sets franchise HR record in 5-run 1st

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:20:17 EDT

After taking the day off Sunday, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made history on the first pitch he saw Monday afternoon in the Nationals' 6-1 victory over the Reds.

Hot 2nd-half start earns Rendon weekly honor

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:32:19 EDT

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon followed up his career first half with a career-type week for which he earned some hardware.

Nationals belt 5 homers to back Roark in win

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:45:54 EDT

Great American Ball Park is supposed to be the Reds' playpen for home runs. The Nationals clearly have felt plenty comfortable clearing the fences in Cincinnati this weekend as they slugged another five homers -- including two by Daniel Murphy -- for a 14-4 victory Sunday.

Nats excited about what new arms bring to table

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:48:09 EDT

Sunday brought the Nationals plenty of reasons for excitement. For the second straight day, they put up 10-plus runs on the Reds -- this time a 14-4 drubbing that clinched the series. But they also made some serious noise before first pitch, as they acquired two veteran relievers in Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Athletics in an attempt to shore up their struggling bullpen.

Nats' trade lifts chances for October success

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:33:58 EDT

Now the Washington Nationals have a chance to win the World Series. That's what changed for them on Sunday with the acquisition of veteran relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics. In the end, it's really that simple.

Murphy throws hat in two-homer ring

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:51:46 EDT

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy joined Washington's multi-homer parade Sunday, slugging a pair to right field in the 14-4 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. It was Murphy's first multi-homer game of the season and the fourth of his career.

Nats acquire Doolittle, Madson from A's

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:23:02 EDT

The Nationals made the first steps to try and shore up their struggling bullpen Sunday, as they acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Athletics in exchange for Blake Treinen and the club's Nos. 6 and 10 prospects, Sheldon Neuse and Jesus Luzardo.

Legendary broadcaster Wolff dies at 96

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:59:14 EDT

Bob Wolff, who won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award in 1995 and called Don Larsen's perfect game for the Yankees during the 1956 World Series, has died. He was 96.

Recent callups have rough outings in bullpen

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:36:19 EDT

In dire need of some bullpen help, the Nationals called up two relievers from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. And in Saturday's 10-7 win over the Reds, both Austin Adams and Trevor Gott made an appearance, but they performed the opposite of how Washington hoped they would.