Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Strasburg's fastball sets tone on 13-K night
    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg turned in one of his sharpest outings of the season in Wednesday's 8-4 victory against the Cubs, featuring one of his best fastballs of the season and perhaps his best changeup in years.

  • Stras K's 13, Nats start fast to top Cubs
    A day after the Nationals' offense relied on its speed and stole a team-record seven bases, it broke out its power Wednesday night against the pitcher who has given up the most homers in the National League. Washington hit three home runs off Cubs right-h

  • Ross draws Lester in series finale vs. Cubs
    The Nationals and Cubs will finish their four-game series Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park, wrapping up a week in which fans caught a glimpse of a potential postseason matchup.

  • Shoulder inflammation holding back Nats' Glover
    Nationals closer Koda Glover went to the DL with lower back stiffness June 11, but he said severe inflammation of his right rotator cuff has prevented him from returning to baseball activity.

  • P-Nats to host ode to Tommy John surgery
    P-Nats to host ode to Tommy John surgery

  • Harper and Bryant pose for BFF photo
    Harper and Bryant pose for BFF photo

  • Scherzer dominates on mound and at plate
    The Nationals exploited a Cubs weakness and ran wild on the basepaths Tuesday night, setting a Nats record, and tying the franchise mark, with seven stolen bases to add another dimension to their top-ranked offense. Washington's running game combined with

  • Nats run past Cubs: 4 SB's served on Trea
    For the first two months of the season, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had been hampered by a strained hamstring that landed him on the disabled list for 11 games, but it also quelled his impact on the bases in general. But Turner has started to hit his

  • Nats' bullpen lacking stability without Glover
    Nationals closer Koda Glover hasn't started throwing since he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness on June 11. Without him, Washington has used multiple pitchers to fill in.

  • Source: Nats, K-Rod agree on Minors deal
    The Nationals and right-hander Francisco Rodriguez have agreed to a Minor League deal and the veteran reliever will report to Triple-A Syracuse, a source has told's Jesse Sanchez.

  • Read keeps driving in runs for Harrisburg
    After hitting .097 in 14 games with the Brewers, Lewis Brinson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and immediately got back on track. The No. 13 overall prospect was a perfect 4-for-4 and nearly hit for the cycle as Colorado Springs topped Omaha 14-

  • Nationals save best for last, fall just short
    Bryce Harper has become fond of the mantra "when we're down, we're never down" to sum up the Nationals' top-ranked offense. So even after they lay dormant for eight innings, in danger of being shut out for the first time all season, they still believed th

  • Gio gives Nats chance for valiant rally in loss
    Even though the Cubs have hovered around .500 this season, the Nationals are treating this four-game series as a measuring stick against the defending World Series champions. And this scene at Nationals Park is serving as a potential postseason preview, w

  • Harper not pleased with Baez's robbery
    Bryce Harper not pleased with Javy Baez robbery

  • Werth preparing for return to Nationals' lineup
    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth said he's "close" to resuming baseball activities as he recovers from a left foot contusion that put him on the 10-day disabled list June 5.

  • Zim, Murphy lead; Harper top vote-getter
    Ryan Zimmerman was a part of a trio of Nationals -- along with Bryce Harper, MLB's leading vote-getter, and second baseman Daniel Murphy -- leading at their respective positions when the latest National League Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot was release

  • Numbers don't tell full story of Roark's start
    It was a puzzling game that encompassed this puzzling season for Tanner Roark. A times he was hit hard. At times he was a victim of some tough luck, as some balls bounced just out of the reach of Nationals defenders, who also failed to convert some key ou

  • Taylor HRs again, but Nats drop finale to Reds
    The Reds entered Sunday with just one win in their past 13 contests, largely due to their struggling rotation. During that stretch, Cincinnati starters were 0-8 with an 8.49 ERA.

  • Read drives in four for Harrisburg
    Austin Riley's perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.

  • Killer T's: Taylor (2 HRs), Turner (5 hits) excel
    Michael Taylor's work in the batting cage the day prior convinced manager Dusty Baker that he was healthy enough to play Saturday, although Baker worried that perhaps Taylor had worked more than he would have liked.

  • Nats pour it on in double-digit win over Reds
    The Nationals' top-ranked offense flexed their muscles during Saturday afternoon's 18-3 rout over the Reds, showing off the depth and relentlessness of their lineup. Michael Taylor matched a career-high with four hits and a pair of homers; Trea Turner rea

  • Nationals host kids clinic at Nationals Park
    Nationals third-base coach Bob Henley was jealous of catchers when he was a 12-year-old. He wanted to be involved in every play, but as a shortstop he often waited for the ball to come towards him.

  • Harper, Nats walk off vs. Reds in extras
    With two on and two outs in the 10th inning, Bryce Harper strolled to the plate and the remaining crowd of 36,347 fans at Nationals Park rose to its feet. And Harper delivered again in the clutch, lining a walk-off single to the warning track in right fie

  • Goodwin playing like a man determined to stay
    With a chance to play every day, Brian Goodwin is making the most of his opportunity. He continued a recent power surge on Friday night when he notched his first career multi-homer game, including hitting the game-tying home run in the seventh inning of t

  • Robles single short of cycle for Potomac
    After a dominant start to his season with Class A Advanced Carolina, Corbin Burnes is continuing to make it look easy in Double-A.

  • Baker, Nats satisfied with Difo's CF debut
    After a two-game outfield crash course in the Minors, Wilmer Difo was called up from Triple-A Syracuse prior to Friday's game against the Reds, when he started in center field.

  • Handy man: Rendon dangerous in any count
    The first thing anyone mentions about Anthony Rendon are his hands. Then you shake one, cavernous and workman-like, and it swallows yours whole

  • LAST DAY! All-Star voting ends 11:59 p.m. ET
    Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy are holding leads at their positions in NL All-Star balloting, and Bryce Harper is the MLB's No. 1 vote-getter. Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device
    Yearly subscriptions have been lowered to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $79.99 for Single Team subscriptions, making it a good time to join a celebration of 15 years for the world's longest-running and most successful live streaming sports product.

  • 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's Prospect Watch.

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