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Turner's role highlights Nats' questions for '17

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:58:59 EDT

The most pressing items on the offseason to-do list is how the Nationals plan to replace their catcher and closer, what position will Trea Turner play next season and whether two of their everyday position players can can keep up the pace next year.

Nats nearly triumph in 2016 behind vets' energy

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:22:07 EDT

The Nationals had the talent to go far into the postseason this year, but for the third time in five years, they were bounced in the National League Division Series, this time by the Dodgers.

Nats' rally comes up short in Game 5 loss to LA

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:44:39 EDT

The Dodgers are headed back to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2013 following their 4-3 win over the Nationals in Game 5 of the NL Division Series at Nationals Park on Thursday night.

Loss leaves Nats wondering what might've been

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:58:13 EDT

The only sound in the Nationals' clubhouse came from teammates patting each other on the back, embracing one last time before the long offseason to come. Jayson Werth, still dressed in full uniform, sat at his locker with a blank stare on his face. Bryce Harper held his head in his hands and ran them through his hair. Max Scherzer spoke in a hushed tone and fought back tears. It's as if they were all still processing this abrupt ending to the 2016 season they thought would have so many more chapters.

Statcast of the Day: Werth out on risky send

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:45:41 EDT

With a green light from third-base coach Bob Henley, Jayson Werth ran into an easy out at home plate to end a sixth-inning Nationals rally Thursday during Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers at Nationals Park. Los Angeles won, 4-3, to advance to the NLCS against the Cubs.

#AwardWorthy: Vote for your Nationals

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:31:57 EDT

Daniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Max Scherzer, Dusty Baker and radio voice Charlie Slowes are vying for baseball's top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote now to help your Nats win big.

'Everything I've got': Max delivers gutsy start

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:04:17 EDT

These moments are the reason why the Nationals signed Max Scherzer when he was a free agent during the 2015 offseason, to take the mound Thursday night at Nationals Park in a decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Nats in good position to return strong in 2017

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:06:10 EDT

Even though they were eliminated by the Dodgers in the National League Division Series on Thursday night with a 4-3 loss, the Nationals look like they will be good enough to win their fourth National League East title in six years in 2017.

Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:32:10 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.

Nats on wrong side of 'fun series' with LA

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:39:18 EDT

Even before Game 5 of the National League Division Series started between the Nationals and Dodgers on Thursday night, Washington manager Dusty Baker announced he already packed his bags for the NL Championship series against the Cubs.

Numbness in fingers leads to Kelley's Game 5 exit

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:13:30 EDT

The Nationals received a scare in the seventh inning during their 4-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Reliever Shawn Kelley had to leave the game because of numbness in his fingers.

Nats respond in 7th with homer by Heisey

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:43:59 EDT

With the Nationals down three runs to the Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday (watch on FS1), Chris Heisey launched a two-run home run to left field to get Washington back into the game.

DYK? Key facts from Nats-Dodgers Game 5

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:01:00 EDT

In a dramatic Game 5 that lived up to the winner-take-all stakes, the Dodgers pulled off a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night in Washington, claiming victory in the National League Division Series. Here are some facts and figures to know from this year's only Division Series Game 5.

Turner robs Utley with diving grab

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:50:39 EDT

Nationals center fielder Trea Turner opened Game 5 of the NLDS with a gem, making a diving catch to rob Chase Utley of a hit.

Oct. 13 Dusty Baker postgame interview

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:08:33 EDT

Manager Dusty Baker addresses the media after the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday in Game 5 of the NL Division Series.

Stevenson's big day powers Dogs to AFL win

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:51:33 EDT

Nationals prospect Andrew Stevenson connected on a two-run home run and tallied five RBIs, his highest single-game total as a professional, to pace the Desert Dogs in a 7-1 win over Mesa at Sloan Park.

Robinson proud of Baker-Roberts matchup

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:02:49 EDT

Forty-one years after Frank Robinson was named the player-manager of the Indians -- making him the first African-American manager in the Major Leagues -- the Hall of Famer was on hand to witness the first postseason matchup between two African-American managers.

Nationals stick together to mount playoff run

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:40:34 EDT

Without Wilson Ramos, their starting catcher who was having a breakthrough season, and without Stephen Strasburg, a mainstay of their rotation who was having a big season of his own, conventional wisdom said the Nationals were likely to find a rapid postseason exit.

Turner a postseason force at plate for Nats

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:20:46 EDT

Nationals center fielder Trea Turner is showing the Dodgers he can make adjustments in the National League Division Series. After striking out twice against left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Turner showed that he wasn't a pushover against the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, going 3-for-4 in Washington's 6-5 loss in Game 4.

NLDS headed to Game 5 as Nats fall in LA

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:33:53 EDT

Chase Utley saved the Dodgers' season on Tuesday, his tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning giving Los Angeles a 6-5 win over the Nationals. The National League Division Series heads back to Washington for a decisive Game 5 on Thursday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FS1).

Run-producing Murphy deflects credit to teammates

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:06:52 EDT

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy doesn't like to talk about himself when things are going well at the plate. He prefers to give credit to his teammates. But after the Nationals lost to the Dodgers, 6-5, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday, Murphy was understandably the offensive focus yet again.

Grinding Harper showing positive signs at plate

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:19:24 EDT

Even though he saw Dodgers manager Dave Roberts coming out of the dugout, with action in the bullpen in the seventh inning of the Nationals' eventual 6-5 loss on Tuesday, Bryce Harper was certain he would be facing Clayton Kershaw.

Baker on holding off using Solis: 'It didn't work'

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:25:02 EDT

It was not until Reynaldo Lopez cracked for a run in the fifth inning of Tuesday's National League Division Series Game 4 that the Nationals' bullpen became anything but pristine this October. Until that point, Nationals relievers had opened the postseason with 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, holding the Dodgers to a .128 batting average.

DYK? Key facts from Nats-Dodgers Game 4

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:55:46 EDT

Before the Dodgers and Nationals play a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday in Washington (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, FS1), here are a few things you should know about Los Angeles' clutch win Tuesday.

Ramos' knee surgery set for Friday

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:34:46 EDT

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos said he will have right ACL and meniscus surgery on Friday. He is expected to go through at least seven months of rehab after the surgery.

Nats, Dodgers learn game start time when they wake up

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:54:47 EDT

It may seem cruel that the 11:43 p.m. PT end to the Giants' 6-5 walk-off win on Monday would necessitate an early day at Dodger Stadium for L.A. and Washington, but many on both teams found a workaround: They simply slept through the Cubs-Giants tilt.

'Eerily calm' Werth thriving on big stage

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:47:35 EDT

Jayson Werth crushed a solo homer off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to begin the ninth inning of Game 3 of the National League Division Series, a huge insurance run in the Nationals' eventual 8-3 victory.

Battle of bullpens tilting toward Nats

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:50:12 EDT

The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers are relying on their relievers to be the difference-makers in this series. The Nationals won the battle of the bullpens Monday in Game 3 and won, 8-3 at Dodger Stadium to take a 2-1 series lead.

Rendon helps set tone with rally-capping HR

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 02:44:24 EDT

Before the Nationals piled on late, their 8-3 National League Division Series Game 3 victory not yet safely locked away, Washington unearthed an opportunity in the third inning Monday. But the complexion of the game did not truly change until Anthony Rendon parked a Kenta Maeda pitch half a dozen rows deep in left-center field, sending the Nats well on their way to a 2-1 series lead.

Nats double up on 4-run frames, take 2-1 edge

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:18:43 EDT

The Nationals are one victory from advancing to the National League Championship Series after pulling away from the Dodgers on Monday, 8-3. Anthony Rendon blasted a two-run homer and former Dodger Jayson Werth crushed a solo shot in a win that gave Washington a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NL Division Series.