Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Scherzer sets Nationals' strikeout record
    The way the Nationals have aligned their rotation through the rest of the season, Max Scherzer is in line to finish the year with three more starts, including Thursday night against the Mets, a chance to pad his resume as he pursues his third consecutive

  • Turner eyeing goal of playing in 162 games
    It did not start the season as an intentional goal, but now that appearing in all 162 games this season is within reach, Trea Turner wants to complete the task. Turner started at shortstop Thursday night against the Mets, continuing his streak of playing

  • Youth is served: Nats' best rookie this season
    Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this

  • What Bryce Harper has learned as a hitter in '18
    It's possible Bryce Harper will emerge from this season a better -- or at least a more complete -- hitter, one who understands his swing better than he did at the start of the season. He began the year trying to implement more loft into his swing, with an

  • Strasburg K's 11, including 6 straight, for 9th win
    Stephen Strasburg struck out 11, including six in a row at one point, to lead the Nationals past the Marlins, 4-2, on Tuesday. Bryce Harper walked five times, falling one shy of the Major League record he tied in 2016 for the Nationals, who earned a split

  • Strasburg pitch hits batter, catcher, ump again
    Strasburg pitch hits batter, catcher and umpire again

  • Young arms getting invaluable experience
    Still mathematically in the playoff hunt, Nationals manager Dave Martinez hangs those fading hopes somewhat on a group of young pitchers who are still going through the growing pains of performing at the Major League level.

  • Nats partner with Fresno as Triple-A affiliate
    The Washington Nationals signed a two-year Player Development Contract with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on Tuesday. The contract begins in 2019 and runs through the 2020 season.

  • Evaluating Soto's long-term potential
    Starting with Ronald Acuna and Juan Soto, who's in the midst of a historic season, Jim Callis ranks the top rookie players under 25.

  • Robles crushes 427-foot jack for 1st career HR
    Victor Robles has impressed with his glove and range in center field. Add a power bat to the list of tools for Washington's top prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

  • Leaky bullpen unable to hold Nats' early lead
    Jimmy Cordero and Koda Glover combined for five runs allowed on six hits over 1 1/3 innings of relief. It overshadowed Victor Robles' first Major League home run, a three-hit night for Anthony Rendon and a nice, albeit shortened, outing from starter Erick

  • Nationals playing it safe with Glover's return
    The Nationals have big plans for right-handed reliever Koda Glover, but manager Dave Martinez remains cautious with their 6-foot-5-inch power pitcher.

  • 30 breakout performers -- 1 for each team
    Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for yea

  • Quiz time: Is quote about Acuna or Soto?
    Quiz time: Is quote about Acuna or Soto?

  • Harper, Rendon power Nats to series win
    Powered by home runs from Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, who both reached base four times, the Nationals ambushed Braves starter Sean Newcomb from the beginning of his outing and rode that early lead to a series win over their division rival. The Braves

  • Club-record 14 walks, speedy Soto lift Nats
    The Nationals drew a club-record 14 walks en route to a victory over the Braves at SunTrust Park on Saturday afternoon. Nats rookie Juan Soto became the youngest player to steal three bases in one game. Washington took advantage of shaky command from Atla

  • Juan Soto youngest with 3 steals in 1 game
    Juan Soto stood out on Saturday with a different element of his extremely talented game on display. Soto stole three bases off Braves right-hander Julio Teheran, making him the youngest player in MLB history with three stolen bases in a single game.

  • Hellickson re-injures wrist, season likely over
    After working his way back from the disabled list with a sprained wrist that sidelined him for a month, Jeremy Hellickson reaggravated that wrist injury in the fourth inning of Saturday's game against the Braves.

  • Nats instructional league roster and schedule
    At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, an extended mini-camp for Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system.

  • Harper makes effort to avoid ejection this year
    Bryce Harper has not been ejected from a game this season -- a conscious effort he made at the start of the year to manage his temper and remain in the game.

  • Scherzer roughed up as Nats fall to Braves
    Max Scherzer never appeared comfortable on the mound Friday night at SunTrust Park, in part thanks to a muggy night, but also thanks to a relentlessness Braves offense, which tagged him for a season-high six runs in four innings in the Nationals' 10-5 los

  • Soto becomes 3rd teenager to reach 20 HRs
    Juan Soto continued his push toward locking up the NL Rookie of the Year Award, swatting a first-pitch fastball from Kevin Gausman over the left-center-field wall for a solo home run in the fourth inning. It was Soto's 20th home run of the year, the third

  • Q&A: Zimmerman talks future, Nats season
    In a recent sit-down with MLB.com, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman answered questions on a wide range of topics, from his oblique injury to his future with the Nationals.

  • An early look at Bryce Harper's free agency
    As the regular season comes to an end and fans start to think about the offseason, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players eligible for free agency.

  • Who is every club's September hero?
    These are the players who rose to the occasion when the pressure was at its peak.

  • Young Nats aid Ross' solid return in extras loss
    Joe Ross made his first full start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2017, Victor Robles shined defensively and Spencer Kieboom homered. These are big-picture moments for a team outside the potseason bubble. None of that was enough to take down

  • Kieboom boosted stock with solid season
    MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospects list changes greatly from the start of the season to it's conclusion. There are graduates, additions and subtractions during our full re-rank over the summer and this year, for the first time, we introduced Market Correcti

  • NL East storylines by the numbers
    MLB.com is taking a look at one number for each Major League team that helps explain where they are with just over two weeks remaining in the season.

  • Strasburg on Soto: 'Reminiscent of Tony Gwynn'
    A night after hitting two home runs in a game for the third time this season, Nationals phenom Juan Soto went deep again on Wednesday night, his 19th home run of the season.

  • Nats' 3 HRs, Stras' 9 K's fuel sweep of Phils
    The Nationals hit three home runs to back seven strong innings from Stephen Strasburg and seal a sweep of the Phillies. Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman homered off Aaron Nola, and Juan Soto hit his 19th home run in the sixth inning. Strasburg struck out n

  • Strasburg pitch hits Alfaro, Wieters and umpire
    Strasburg pitch hits Alfaro, Wieters and umpire

  • Every team's single-season saves leader
    Edwin Diaz's chase for history is in its final weeks. The Mariners have 18 games left to play in the regular season. Diaz has 54 saves -- eight shy of the Major League single-season record of 62, set by the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.

  • Soto's historic game powers Nats' DH sweep
    Juan Soto continued smashing his way up the record books Tuesday night, passing a Hall of Famer in one ranking and setting a new mark with another feat. With his solo homer in the fourth, Soto passes Ken Griffey Jr. for the fourth-most home runs by a teen

  • 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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