Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Zimmerman's HR not enough as Nats fall
    Ricky Nolasco looked like his recent self in the first inning, giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. But the righty then settled down, not allowing another run over 5 2/3, and the Angels offense took advantage.

  • Eaton ahead of schedule, not ruling out return
    Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton was sitting in the dugout watching when Bryce Harper slipped over the first-base bag and fell violently to the ground, and like so many Nationals fans, he was sick to his stomach.

  • Steady Chacin takes on Nats in opener
    Right-hander Edwin Jackson makes his return to San Diego when the Nationals open up a four-game series with the Padres on Thursday evening at Petco Park. The Padres send veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to the mound.

  • Goodwin to DL; De Aza recalled to Majors
    The Nationals' outfield absorbed another blow Wednesday morning when they placed outfielder Brian Goodwin on the disabled list with a left groin strain, retroactive to Aug. 14. In a corresponding move, the Nats selected the contract of outfielder Alejandr

  • Top moments from each year of Harper's career
    Top moments from each year of Harper's career

  • Kendrick's HRs, Gio help stop Angels' streak
    The Nationals and Angels entered Tuesday night as two of the hottest teams in baseball, with a combined 13 wins over 16 games between the clubs. But Washington snapped the Halos' six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory, using two home runs from Howie Kendr

  • Nationals players excited for Players Weekend
    Nationals players will have the opportunity to inject a bit of their personality and style when Major League Baseball and the Players Association introduce their inaugural Players' Weekend from Aug. 25-27.

  • Another near no-no part of Gio's renaissance
    This is becoming the norm for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who has developed into one of the Nationals' most consistent and reliable starters during his stellar 2017 campaign. Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Tuesday's 3-1 victory agains

  • Nats pave path for Stras return, option Cole
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker would not commit to it fully Tuesday, but it appears almost certain that right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the team's rotation for his next start.

  • Read makes Pipeline Team of the Week
    MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

  • Trio from '08-champion Phils reunited in DC
    Sean Doolittle's friends were elated when the Athletics traded the lefty to the Nationals in July. But not only because Doolittle would have the chance to become the closer on a contending team.

  • Harper relieved to have no ligament damage
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said on Sunday that Bryce Harper has no ligament or tendon damage in his knee, but that he does have a bone bruise.

  • Kendrick's walk-off grand slam lifts Nats in 11
    In what has been a marathon 24 hours for the Giants and Nationals, which has included long rain delays, Washington losing its MVP candidate to the disabled list and a three-game series played in the span of about a day at Nationals Park, Howie Kendrick ca

  • Zimmerman, Murphy pick up slack with HRs
    The Nationals have been one of the top offensive teams in the Majors this season despite the fact that their lineup has been hammered by injuries. The latest injury came to their potential MVP candidate in Bryce Harper, who landed on the disabled list Sun

  • Robles plates two for Harrisburg
    Brent Honeywell kept the opposing team off the board once again on Sunday as he tossed turned in his second scoreless start this week for Triple-A Durham.

  • Nationals held in check to open doubleheader
    Chris Stratton spun 6 2/3 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts to help the Giants beat the Nationals, 4-2, in Game 1 of Sunday's split doubleheader. It was the first double-digit strikeout performance of Stratton's Major League career.

  • With Harper, Nationals can exhale ... a little
    We'll all understand if the Nationals hold their breath until Bryce Harper is back on the field with his quick bat, his fast feet and his strong arm. There are many things to like about the Nats. But since 2012, the biggest of those has been Harper, who b

  • Nats overcome Harper's injury to beat Giants
    The Nats used their newest winning formula -- six quality innings from their starter followed by an inning each from a new bullpen trio -- to seal a 3-1 victory over the Giants early Sunday morning. But the victory was bittersweet for Washington after slu

  • Lupica: Bryce land -- Nats' prayers answered
    On Saturday night, baseball waited for Bryce Harper to please get up. He did. He does that.

  • Goodwin's homer, Stevenson's catch seal win
    Even as the Nationals have been hammered by injuries, they have not missed a beat due to the contributions from their replacements. That continued on Thursday night, when Brian Goodwin hit the go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning to lead Washington

  • 3-headed bullpen monster settling in for Nats
    The ninth inning at Nationals Park has so often been the subject of angst and frustration. Almost routinely through the first three months of the season, the ninth had been the site of blown leads and the disappointment that comes with missed opportunitie

  • Turner begins throwing; hitting next step
    On a few occasions during the past few weeks, Trea Turner has run out to shortstop while the Nationals take batting practice. He would field grounders and go through the motions. However, he was unable to make a full throw to first base, still hindered by

  • Rendon, Nationals promote active lifestyle
    Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is one of the familiar faces leading events to promote youth activities and involvement in baseball. He relishes participating in events like the one on Thursday morning, when the 2017 National PLAY campaign made its

  • U.S., Canadian women take important steps
    For most young athletes, wearing your country's name across your jersey is a dream come true. But it means even more for the American and Canadian women participating in the USA Baseball Women's National Team Development Program.

  • Zimmerman sets franchise mark on 5-RBI night
    Ryan Zimmerman has spent a lot of time on the top step of the home dugout at Nationals Park lately. He keeps putting himself atop the local record books, and the fans keep summoning him to that top step for a curtain call.

  • Zimmerman, Nats drub Marlins for sharp Gio
    After a whirlwind week, which included a near no-hitter against the Marlins followed by the birth of his second child, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez returned to the mound and twirled another gem Wednesday night. Gonzalez's latest was seven innings of

  • Romero unhittable for Auburn
    Tristen Lutz's professional debut is off to a fast start and he continued to impress on Tuesday, hitting a pair of homers for Rookie-level Helena in a 13-9 loss to Orem.

  • Bryce adds 2 RBIs, but Nats hurt by homers
    While the Marlins' rotation has struggled, they've relied on their surging offense to win seven of their previous 12 games entering Tuesday. Miami's offense again led it to victory Tuesday night vs. the Nationals, as Derek Dietrich and Giancarlo Stanton h

  • Cole cruises early, but tight lat affects outing
    Somewhere around the third inning, as Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole was cruising along against the Marlins lineup, he felt some tightness in his lat. He tried to stretch it out, but by the fifth inning the trouble hampered his effectiveness.

  • Nationals' Lind handy in a pinch vs. Marlins
    Adam Lind's pinch-hit go-ahead single in the eighth inning propelled the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Marlins in Monday night's series opener at Nationals Park.

  • Scherzer's return a bright spot in ailing rotation
    If there was any lingering concern over of last week's injury-shortened start, Max Scherzer's effort in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Marlins on Monday calmed a few nerves.

  • Harper hits 150th at same exact age as Trout
    Harper hits 150th at same exact age as Trout

  • Opposing skippers take note of Dodgers' run
    While the Dodgers have given themselves a chance to be the winningest team ever, they haven't really separated themselves from the competition. Not in the loaded National League. Not with two postseason series required to reach the World Series. The two t

  • Nats come off mat to slam Cubs, win series
    Matt Wieters belted his third career grand slam with one out in the eighth inning Sunday to power the Nationals to a 9-4 come-from-behind victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in what could be a preview of the National League Division Series.

  • Wieters hopes grand day signifies turnaround
    Nationals catcher Matt Wieters has become one of the regulars taking extra batting practice lately -- tinkering with his swing, trying to make any sort of adjustments to turn around what has been a difficult season at the plate.

  • Harper homers early, but Nats fall to Cubs
    Without Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer or Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals turned to journeyman Edwin Jackson on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs roughed up the 33-year-old right-hander with a four-run first inning, and Willson Contreras added a

  • Back at Wrigley, Jackson settles after shaky 1st
    On Saturday afternoon, Edwin Jackson took the mound for his first start at Wrigley Field since 2014, back with the Nationals -- the team he had left before signing with the Cubs. Chicago blitzed Jackson for four runs in the first inning before he eventual

  • Murphy mashes 2 HRs, powers Nats vs. Cubs
    It felt like October on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, and not just because of the unseasonably cool 63-degree game-time temperature. This was Game 1 of a three-game series between the Nationals and Cubs, and a possible National League Division Series

  • Murphy busts out, continues Wrigley dominance
    Daniel Murphy broke out of his slump in a big way Friday, going 3-for-4 with two home runs.

  • Nats' new-look bullpen shows stuff, seals win
    The Nationals received a glimpse of what their new-look bullpen is capable of Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

  • 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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