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Harper expected back, not in lineup vs. Phils

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:44:19 EDT

The Nationals are gearing up for the postseason, while the Phillies are hoping to carry something positive into the offseason.



Dress for October: Get Nats postseason gear

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:54:45 EDT

Check out the Nationals Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official National League East champions T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.



Max bests Mets; Nats clinch NLDS home-field

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:20:44 EDT

The Nationals and Mets matched up for the final time this season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, so it was fitting for one final matchup between their respective aces, Max Scherzer from Washington and Jacob deGrom of New York.



Must see: Werth as Jon Snow, Bryce as Direwolf

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:06:34 EDT

Must see: Werth as Jon Snow, Bryce as Direwolf



Robles' circuitous route ends in great catch

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:49:06 EDT

Robles' circuitous route ends in great catch



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Harper, Rendon

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:51:30 EDT

Vote for Bryce Harper (Personality of the Year) and Anthony Rendon (Best Performance) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Goodwin hopes to return, audition for October

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:51:56 EDT

With about a week to go during the regular season, Nationals outfielder Brian Goodwin still carries hope he can return from the disabled list. He has been sidelined with a groin strain, and following a setback earlier this month was thought to be lost for the season.



Turner makes juggling catch against Mets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:00:37 EDT

Trea Turner makes juggling catch against Mets



Reliever Kelley out with forearm inflammation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:53:09 EDT

Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley has been diagnosed with inflammation and a nerve issue in his right forearm after receiving an MRI Saturday morning. Kelley will head back to D.C. to receive more tests so the team can have a clearer picture of his status.



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.



Nats on verge of home-field in NLDS after win

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:28:17 EDT

During a game in which the Nationals set a franchise record for most home runs in a single season, three homers powered Washington to a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi Field. Daniel Murphy hit the go-ahead homer in the 10th inning, his latest blow vs. his former team.



Postseason roster battles heat up for Nats

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:41:28 EDT

As the Nationals make the crucial decisions about their postseason roster during the coming weeks, manager Dusty Baker will try to juggle judging track records with recent performance. A pair of players competing for postseason spots could be trending in opposite directions following the Nats' 7-6 loss to the Mets on Friday night.



Jackson falters in fifth as Nationals fall to Mets

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:24:20 EDT

One positive takeaway for the Mets during the final month of this season has been the September surge from catcher Travis d'Arnaud. He launched a pair of home runs Friday night, giving him a career-high 15 homers on the year, to power the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Nationals at Citi Field.



Before they were postseason bound: Nationals

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:13:39 EDT

The Nationals are heading to the postseason for the fourth time in the past six seasons. Many familiar faces returned to the club this season after last year's trip to the National League Division Series, but there are quite a few new ones as well. Here at MLB.com we want to give fans a head start by providing the backgrounds of each player representing the nation's capital.



Zimmerman sets career high with 34th homer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:32:43 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman has faced a lot of adversity during his 13-year Major League career. The veteran has bounced back after battling several injury-riddled seasons to put himself in contention for National League Comeback Player of the Year Award honors.



Nats fall despite Zim's HR, Roark's solid start

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:48:02 EDT

Ozzie Albies' leadoff single ignited a two-run fourth inning that held up for starter R.A. Dickey's 10th win in the Braves' 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Thursday night at SunTrust Park.



Lineup changes delay Nats-Braves game

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:18:46 EDT

Nationals manager Dusty Baker entered Thursday night's 3-2 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park planning to rest most of his regulars during the final couple of innings. He certainly didn't anticipate the confusion this would create when he opted to make six lineup changes before the bottom of the eighth.



Drew, Goodwin take BP, eye postseason return

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:56:15 EDT

The Nationals could soon be getting some more offensive firepower. On Thursday, Stephen Drew and Brian Goodwin took batting practice prior to Washington's 3-2 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park.



Gio, Albies shared a warm embrace

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:07 EDT

Gio, Albies shared a warm embrace



Nats score 6 in 8th to gain in home-field race

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:47:30 EDT

The Nationals took advantage of a struggling Braves' bullpen as they erupted for six runs in the eighth inning of a 7-3 victory on Wednesday at SunTrust Park. The Nationals are now within 3 1/2 games of the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the playoffs.



Turner's power, speed from leadoff earn raves

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:46:49 EDT

Trea Turner isn't known for his power, but the speedy shortstop continues to show he's got pop. He blasted the first pitch he saw on Wednesday into the Nationals' bullpen, sending the club on its way to a 7-3 win at SunTrust Park.



Revamped 'pen working wonders for Nationals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:53:30 EDT

Two months ago, one of the biggest narratives around Major League Baseball was the inconsistency of the Nationals' bullpen. It seemed that teams could counteract the strong starting rotation by scoring against Washington's struggling bullpen.



Scherzer 4th ever with 4 straight 250-K seasons

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:48:57 EDT

When told that Max Scherzer had achieved 250 strikeouts for the fourth consecutive season, Nationals manager Dusty Baker couldn't believe it. In fact, he was pretty amazed at the success of his ace pitcher.



Zimmerman, Max power Nats past Braves

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:50:51 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman reached 100 RBIs for the first time since 2009 as the Nationals continued to tune up for the postseason with a 4-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park. The Nationals moved within five games of the Dodgers for home field advantage in the playoffs, pending the Dodgers game on Tuesday night.



Albers key cog in Nats' bullpen transformation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:11:27 EDT

Washington's once-vulnerable middle relief has turned into an asset for manager Dusty Baker, and perhaps no one has played a bigger role in that transformation than veteran Matt Albers.



Inbox: Will Robles fit in Nats' playoff picture?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:29:40 EDT

There are still a few unanswered questions remaining in this week's Nationals inbox, starting with the Nationals' top prospect -- who has looked impressive during his brief amount of playing time in Washington -- and if he fits in come playoff time.



Watch: How the Nationals got to the Postseason

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:51:59 EDT

MLB.com looks back at the Nationals' regular season as they clinch a second straight NL East title and advance to the Postseason.



Zim's HRs, Stras' arm propel Nats to 90th W

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:47:33 EDT

One swing from Ryan Zimmerman provided the Nationals with more offense Sunday night than they had through the first two games of this series with the Dodgers, as he launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning of a 7-1 victory Sunday night at Nationals Park.



Soto on list of prospects with soaring stock

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:27 EDT

The 10 hitters listed made the biggest jumps forward in 2017, with many not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year rankings, but now all firmly on the list, from the top 10 on down.



Nats 'very confident' with Strasburg in top form

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:27:32 EDT

If the Dodgers and Nationals meet again next month - and barring something very odd during the next two weeks, that wouldn't happen until the NLCS - Washington has a reason to believe it won't be doomed to repeat a similar fate after losing Game 5 of the NLDS at home. His name is Stephen Strasburg.



Nats fall short vs. LA, drop 4th game in last 5

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:22:50 EDT

The Dodgers have put some separation between themselves and the Nationals, utilizing another dominant pitching performance to lead them to a 3-2 victory in front of a sellout crowd Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.



Nats gathering intel for potential NLCS vs. LA

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:51:43 EDT

The Nationals have treated this series with the Dodgers as a chance to gain intel, gathering enough information about their opponent and storing it in case it can be put to use in the future. Conversely, Washington has tried to reveal as little of itself to Los Angeles as possible.



Glover weighs in on 'rough year,' latest injury

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:46:13 EDT

Koda Glover returned to the Nationals' clubhouse Friday night, rejoining the team and ready to take on a different role for the rest of the season. The inflammation in his right shoulder has ended his season, after he was shut down last week from his throwing program.



Nats come up empty in opener vs. Dodgers

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:06:02 EDT

Los Angeles blanked the Nationals on Friday night, 7-0, led by one of left-hander Alex Wood's best performances of late. Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager all hit homers off right-hander Edwin Jackson to take the air out of the 37,508 fans in Washington and increase the Dodgers' lead to six games over the Nationals for the best record in the NL.



Jackson vows to correct issue, rediscover form

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:13:45 EDT

Edwin Jackson had resurrected his career since he took over as the Nationals' fifth starter earlier this season. Now after a string of troubling outings, the latest of which came in Friday's 7-0 loss to the Dodgers, Jackson is trying to rediscover the form that made him successful the past few months.



Source: Nats will activate Harper on Monday

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:07:25 EDT

Bryce Harper will be activated for Monday night's game in Philadelphia, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Sunday, returning to action for the first time since sustaining a left knee injury on Aug. 12.