Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Max counters Foltynewicz in All-Star matchup
    After a rainout Saturday, the Braves and Nationals return to the diamond for Sunday's series finale at Nationals Park. Matching up are fellow National League All-Stars Mike Foltynewicz and Max Scherzer. The Nats are happy to have Scherzer, the starting pi

  • Saturday's postponement delays Nats' climb
    The game between the Braves and Nationals on Saturday night has been postponed due to inclement weather. Information regarding the date and time of the rescheduled game will be released at a later time.

  • Nats hit 3 HRs, but Stras chased in key opener
    The start of the second half, however, looked similar to the first. The return of Stephen Strasburg from the disabled list was not enough to hold off the Braves in an 8-5 defeat in front of a sellout crowd on Friday night at Nationals Park.

  • Stras exits in 5th, has words with Max
    Manager Dave Martinez called Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer into his office following the Nationals' 8-5 loss to the Braves on Friday night, after the two got into a heated argument in the dugout when Strasburg was removed in the fifth inning of his f

  • Zimmerman back as Nationals return to health
    Injuries were a large factor in a disappointing first half for the Nationals, but they are getting close to full strength and in position -- they believe -- to make a charge toward a third straight division title.

  • How Deadline is shaping up for Nationals
    As the Nationals enter the second half attempting to live up to expectations and defend their National League East crown, they are looking up at the Phillies, who want to make a significant acquisition, and the Braves, who have the prospect currency neces

  • Infinite Jess: Bryce Harper's dad is strong
    Infinite Jess: Bryce Harper's dad is strong

  • Nats have reason to hope for nice 2nd-half run
    Few things have gone smoothly for the Nationals through the first 96 games of the season, where they have fallen from heavy division favorites to a .500 record and third place in the National League East. They have been injured, their stars have underperf

  • Max, Bryce relish 'awesome' ASG experience
    Max Scherzer compared the atmosphere of pitching in the All-Star Game to the postseason, a fact that would only be amplified by pitching in his home ballpark. Then Scherzer gave the hometown crowd a reason to get excited during Tuesday's 89th All-Star Gam

  • On record-setting night, AL outslugs NL
    The ball wasn't flying out of Nationals Park quite as frequently as it did during Bryce Harper's heroic hometown homer binge a night earlier, but it was flying all the same in a dinger-driven, record-breaking 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on

  • MLB, Nats fund upgrade at DC youth center
    After the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the All-Star Teen Room at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington on Tuesday morning, which included MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and Nationals officials, seven club members entered the room for the first time

  • A record 221 dingers and more Derby facts
    It was a memorable, record-breaking night in the nation's capital as eight competitors battled it out in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park.

  • Harper wins Derby in front of hometown fans
    Bryce Harper gave the 43,698 fans the show they had so eagerly anticipated in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night, staging a late rally to win the final round against the Cubs' Kyle Schwarber.

  • Harper also won a HR Derby when he was 11
    Harper also won a HR Derby when he was 11

  • Harper focused on winning, not free agency
    Bryce Harper's every move has been scrutinized and closely monitored since he arrived in Washington, so it is only natural that he is once again the center of attention with the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on

  • Army rep wins Armed Services HR Challenge
    Ever since winning the inaugural All-Star Armed Services Home Run Challenge presented by T-Mobile last week, both U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jacob Hensal and Naval Cryptic Technician Russ Newbern couldn't have expected to be where they were Monday night: in

  • Harper hit 9 HRs in 50 seconds to win Derby
    Harper hit 9 HRs in 50 seconds to win Derby

  • Bryce shows off amazing Home Run Derby style
    Bryce shows off amazing Home Run Derby style

  • Harper dedicates field bearing his name
    To the wide smiles and admiring faces of several dozen little leaguers on Monday morning, Bryce Harper left another imprint on the Washington, D.C. area with the dedication of the Bryce Harper All-Star Complex at Fred Crabtree Park.

  • Manfred tours Library of Congress with students
    The participants of the All-Star Commissioner's Cup and the Jennie Finch Classic aren't just receiving valuable baseball and softball experience during their time in Washington, D.C. Some of that time in the nation's capital has been a learning experience

  • Nats duo offers glimpse at Futures Game
    The Nationals reject the notion that their competitive window is closing. Even with key players approaching free agency and some aging stars, the Nats point to the talent in the pipeline. Talent such as Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia, who represented Wash

  • Nats rally in 7th to end uneven first half with win
    Daniel Murphy delivered a tie-breaking, pinch-hit, two-run single to give the Nats a lead they would not relinquish in a win to close out the first half of the season on Sunday at Citi Field. Jeremy Hellickson posted a strong quality start, allowing one r

  • Commissioner's Cup a thrill for Cincy teen
    On May 31, Connor Curtin said he underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor of his leg bone that was supposed to sideline him for a month. Curtin said the tumor was larger than doctors expected, so his doctor told him he couldn't participate in contact sp

  • Manfred shares love of baseball with kids in DC
    When visiting the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Saturday afternoon, Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to almost every team playing in the Commissioner's Cup and Jennie Finch Classic, tournaments for players ages 17 and under from MLB Youth Academies.

  • Voth scuffles in debut as Nats dip below .500
    Austin Voth made his long-awaited MLB debut in front of a gaggle of family and friends who ventured with him to Citi Field on Saturday. They witnessed the right-hander match some dubious history. The seven earned runs Voth allowed in what ended as a 7-4 l

  • DC plays host to forum for diversity, culture
    Artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, experts and ready-to-learn attendants descended upon Washington D.C.'s Blind Whino Arts Club Saturday to celebrate culture in the nation's capital during MLB's inaugural "Culture + Code" event.

  • MLB's Color Run 5K provides a fun view of DC
    Saturday morning's Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike provided an enjoyable experience for participants. The route for the 8 a.m. ET event took runners -- many from in or around Washington, D.C. -- from the home-plate gate of Nationals Park over

  • MLB, Nats dedicate youth field in Maryland
    A major component of every Legacy Project initiative during All-Star Week includes reintroducing youth baseball fields that have been renovated, restored and spruced up for area kids to play on. Not only now, but for generations to come. Major League Base

  • 16 sluggers participate in Jr. Home Run Derby
    One hundred and fifty-three home runs. No, this number is not associated with Major League sluggers like J.D. Martinez, Jose Ramirez or Aaron Judge. This was the total number of blasts 16 participants in the third annual Jr. Home Run Derby launched at Nat

  • Nats can't overcome Roark's early stumbles
    In the five days since his last start, Tanner Roark conferred with his manager, pitching coach and other members of the Nationals' field staff. They sifted through video and mined reams of data, searching for ways to rejigger Roark's sliding season.

  • Skip: 'No beef with Bryce' after star jogs on DP
    Sometime before the Nationals and Mets continue their four-game set on Saturday from Citi Field, Nationals manager Dave Martinez plans to call Bryce Harper into his office. There, the first-year skipper will have "a conversation" with his star player abou

  • Service members compete in HR Challenge
    The first- and second-place winners of the All-Star Armed Services Home Run Challenge presented by T-Mobile will swing for the fences at Nationals Park once again on Monday's Home Run Derby in between the breaks in action.

  • Harper relieved he held on for snow-cone catch
    Harper relieved he held on for snow-cone catch

  • Roark legs out gloriously bizarre triple
    Roark legs out gloriously bizarre triple

  • Former Nats add smiles to Miracle League game
    Kids of all ages participated in the Miracle League-Challenger Game, a matchup involving special needs kids that provided an opportunity to play baseball on the very field that the Major League All-Stars will occupy on Tuesday.

  • 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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