Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Rendon leads Nats' 23-run barrage vs. Mets
    Anthony Rendon began the day without a homer and only five RBIs in 22 games this season. But his career performance helped lead to a record-setting day for the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets on Sunday afternoon.

  • The Nat-ural! Rendon: 6-for-6, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs
    The Nationals' offense has been the hottest in the Majors lately, even as Anthony Rendon had gotten off to a slow start. But Rendon broke out in a big way on a record-setting Sunday afternoon against the Mets.

  • DYK: Rendon stands alone after career day
    Dating back to 1920, when RBIs became an official statistic, no player had ever gone a perfect 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in a game … until Sunday. Now, Anthony Rendon is in a league of his own.

  • Harper sets MLB record for runs in April
    Bryce Harper's torrid first month of the season ended in record-breaking fashion. The Nationals' right fielder scored four times in Sunday's series finale against the Mets, increasing his number of runs scored through in April to 32 and surpassing the Maj

  • Roark called for Nats' opener vs. D-backs
    Faced with the task of likely getting through the rest of the season without center fielder Adam Eaton, the Nationals welcome the D-backs into Nationals Park for the start of a three-game series Tuesday.

  • Kieboom goes boom thrice for Hagerstown
    While Anthony Rendon was going 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in a historic game for the Major League club, Nationals 2016 first-round Draft pick Carter Kieboom was putting together an amazing performance of his own in the Minors.

  • Eaton sets sights on '17 return from ACL tear
    Adam Eaton made his way into the Nationals' clubhouse Sunday morning on crutches with a boot on his leg and his left knee wrapped. The Nationals had officially diagnosed him with a full thickness ACL tear, a meniscus tear and a high ankle sprain earlier t

  • Zimmerman launches 470-foot homer
    Ryan Zimmerman admitted he does not like to talk about his current hot streak too much. He would prefer to keep everything the same, from his workout and pregame routine to his approach at the plate while attributing his success to the fact that he is hea

  • Trio of homers Nats' undoing in loss to Mets
    As the Mets have endured a number of injuries during the past few weeks, Michael Conforto has benefited with increased playing time, especially in left field while Yoenis Cespedes is on the disabled list.

  • Nats drop thriller to Mets despite Zim's 2 HRs
    A dominant effort from Jacob deGrom and a career night from Travis d'Arnaud at the plate halted the Mets' losing streak at six in a thrilling 7-5 victory over the Nationals, staving off a late Nationals rally that included Nats center fielder Adam Eaton l

  • Baseball wasn't always No. 1 for Baker
    Growing up, Dusty Baker had dreams of being a basketball star. He would think on occasion about being a wide receiver in the NFL. Baseball? It was basically something to do during the summer, between basketball and football.

  • Solis' MRI reveals nerve inflammation in elbow
    Nationals left-hander Sammy Solis underwent an MRI prior to Friday's game against the Mets, which revealed some nerve inflammation in his left elbow. Solis, who has been on the disabled list since April 19 with left elbow inflammation, told reporters the

  • Relive Harper's MLB debut 5 years later
    Relive Harper's MLB debut 5 years later

  • Gio, red-hot Nats rout Rox to cap 9-1 trip
    The Nationals came through Denver knowing they wouldn't have Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg to quiet the first-place Rockies, but Gio Gonzalez became the latest to halt the Colorado bats while leading Washington to an unprecedented ninth win to cap a 1

  • Soto belts third homer for Hagerstown
    Tyler Mahle's chances of throwing his second straight perfect game came undone just two batters into his start on Thursday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good, tossing six dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 for D

  • April mastered, Harper poised for big season
    Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has mastered April, again. The challenge, however, awaits.

  • Torrid start puts Harper in elite company
    Call him Mr. April. When you're in company with The Sultan of Swat and The Splendid Splinter, you need your own nickname.

  • Nats seal near-perfect trip with historic 7th
    In Thursday's 16-5 win over the Rockies, the Nats put an 11-run seventh inning together as the exclamation point on an historic 9-1 road trip through Atlanta, New York and Colorado. It was the best winning percentage in a trip of 10 games or more in franc

  • Strasburg to pitch Saturday, J. Turner stays
    The Nationals made the expected move of reinstating Stephen Strasburg from the paternity list Thursday after he and his wife Rachel welcomed the birth of their second child this week. Less predictable was the decision to keep Jacob Turner on the big leagu

  • Nats' big bats bring heat to chilly Colorado
    Daniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper each had huge nights, combining to go 12-for-19 as the Nationals clobbered the Rockies, 11-4, on Wednesday night.

  • Road show: Top of Nats' order carries load
    Manager Dusty Baker tweaked his lineup during the Nationals' current 10-game road trip, and the results have been phenomenal, shifting a surging offense into overdrive.

  • Nats mix and match last piece of the puzzle
    The uncertainty of the bullpen looms as a major question as to whether this Nationals franchise -- which began as the Montreal Expos in 1969 -- can advance to the World Series for the first time ever, and bring baseball's autumn classic to the nation's ca

  • Ailing hip lands Glover on disabled list
    The Washington Nationals placed right-hander Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement and recalled left-hander Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse, the club announced Wednesday.

  • Trea-cycle: Young Nat uses wheels for feat
    Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had the hottest night of his career in the coldest game of the season on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle while driving in a personal-best seven runs in a 15-12 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

  • Turner's cycle, hot bats cool off Rox rally
    On a damp and frigid Tuesday night at Coors Field, Trea Turner swung the hottest bat, hitting for the cycle and driving in a career-high seven runs in the Nationals' 15-12 victory over the Rockies. Washington has won eight of its last nine games.

  • Zimmerman's hot streak a bonus for Baker
    The way the Nationals are going, manager Dusty Baker could probably draw a lineup out of a hat and still be leading the league in OPS. They entered play Tuesday leading the National League in average (.267) and boasting a best in the Major Leagues .791 OP

  • Nats cycle in 6th, but win streak over
    Charlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's

  • Nats fan at Coors rewarded by Werth
    Young Nationals fan at Coors rewarded by Jayson Werth

  • J. Turner delivers quality goods in spot start
    Jacob Turner opened his season at the always dangerous Coors Field, taming it for the better part of six innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out six and taking a no-decision in the 8-4 loss to the Rockies. It was the Nats' 12th consec

  • Nats' relievers rested, ready for Rox series
    To hear manager Dusty Baker tell it, the Nats' 11 consecutive quality starts are all part of a plan to prepare for pitching at Coors Field.

  • Harper steamrolls to NL Player of the Week
    Bryce Harper continues to establish himself not only as one of baseball's best players, but as one of the sport's quickest starters. Harper is having his second straight excellent April, and now he's earned a Player of the Week award in the season's first

  • Murphy slam leads Nats to 7th straight win
    The Nationals won their seventh-consecutive game as Daniel Murphy hit a first inning grand slam and Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run shot as the Nationals topped the Mets. New York got home runs from Michael Conforto and Neil Walker. Zack Wheeler allowed th

  • Statcast of the Day: Scherzer's spin zone
    The term "rising fastball" has been used in baseball for decades, even after science has given us the understanding that fastballs can't really rise as they come to the plate. Just don't tell that to hitters after they face Max Scherzer.

  • A grand opening for Nationals' Murphy
    Daniel Murphy tormented his former club with a first inning grand slam on Sunday against the Mets.

  • Nats' rotation continues sterling start
    The starting rotation is once again emerging as a strength for the Nationals, and has been one of the keys to their fast start. They have received contributions from all five starters that have helped carry the team to a 12-5 record, including six consecu

  • Gio flirts with no-no in Nats' 6th straight win
    Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and lasted into the seventh to lead the Nats to a 3-1 victory over the Mets. Washington has now won six consecutive games and will go for a sweep Sunday night. New York, meanwhile, is ailing and has d

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  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    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.

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