Team News: Washington Nationals

  • 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

  • Ross hoping for improved consistency vs. Reds
    When the Reds and Nationals return Saturday for the second game of their series, it will also mark the long-awaited comeback of pitcher Homer Bailey for Cincinnati. Bailey will be making his 2017 debut and will be opposed by Washington's Joe Ross.

  • Difo promoted, finds himself in unfamiliar spot
    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.

  • Marmolejos triple short of cycle for Harrisburg
    After a long wait to begin his professional career, Brandon Marsh is showing just what all the hype was about.

  • 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

  • Stevenson stays hot for Syracuse
    With one no-hitter already under his belt this season, Lucas Gioltio made a bid at a second one on Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

  • Scherzer loses no-no, Raburn homers in loss
    Max Scherzer was on the brink of joining historical pitching company, but instead, he was victimized by a two-out error that led to an agonizing loss on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.

  • Scherzer is Nats' best late-innings option
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker made the right call in sticking with Max Scherzer in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon. That it didn't work out is beside the point. Life in the fast lane, etc.

  • Taylor a late scratch with undisclosed injury
    Just as the Nationals can exhale knowing Anthony Rendon's neck injury isn't that serious, another starter is out due to injury.

  • No regrets staying with Scherzer in 8th
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker didn't need to take much time on his decision to leave one of the National League's best pitchers in the ballgame.

  • Bryce age: Harper catching fire once again
    Bryce Harper walked into the clubhouse after Tuesday's 12-3 win against the Marlins with his whole front torso red from sunburn. The Nationals star outfielder may have taken a liking to Miami's weather -- something he might get used to during July's All-S

  • Usual suspects: Zim, Bryce, Murph lift Nats
    Protecting a big lead wasn't a problem for the Nationals on Tuesday night, thanks to their three primary All-Star candidates. Bryce Harper had a two-run single, Ryan Zimmerman added three RBIs and Daniel Murphy homered and drove in two in Washington's 12-

  • Scherzer elevates game with stellar slider
    How does the best pitcher east of Clayton Kershaw get better? Because Max Scherzer has done just that this year.

  • Nats suffer ugly loss in opener to Marlins
    The Marlins erased a six-run deficit, and capped an improbable 8-7 comeback victory over the Nationals on Monday on Marcell Ozuna's walk-off single in the ninth inning off Enny Romero.

  • Nats have no timetable for Werth's return
    Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth is still a ways from returning to the big league club, as he has still not resumed baseball activities because of a left big toe injury.

  • Zimmerman holding lead on NL All-Star ballot
    Ryan Zimmerman still leads all first basemen in All-Star Game votes for the third consecutive week, but he may need help if he's going to hold off Anthony Rizzo for the starting job in Miami.

  • Nats finally silenced by Mets in series finale
    Behind Jacob deGrom's dominant outing and first career homer, the Mets flipped the series script on a sunny Father's Day Sunday at Citi Field, winning a 5-1 game over the Nationals.

  • Trea ties franchise mark with 4 SBs in a game
    Trea Turner sprinted his way into Nationals history Sunday by stealing four bases, which stands as the team record since the franchise moved to D.C. in 2005. He now has 26 stolen bases on the season and tied the Expos/Nationals single-game record.

  • Scherzer, wife Erica, announce baby girl on way
    Scherzer and wife Erica announce baby girl

  • Nats place Kelley on DL, recall righty Cole
    The Nationals placed right-hander Shawn Kelley on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right trapezius strain (retroactive to June 17) and recalled right-hander A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

  • Robles swipes a pair for Potomac
    Bobby Bradley's season got off to a rough start as he went hitless in seven of his first 10 days and batted just .176 over the month of April. However, Bradley picked it up by hitting .271 in May, and after another strong performance on Saturday, the Indi

  • Baker a leader in prostate cancer awareness
    Every 20 minutes, a man in the United States dies of prostate cancer. Dusty Baker could have been one of those men. Diagnosed with the malicious disease in December 2001, Baker has been cancer-free for more than 15 years.

  • Becoming a father changed Gio's perspective
    It's the happiest memory of Gio Gonzalez's life, and he remembers it all so vividly.

  • Three-HR day sends Nats to third straight win
    The Nationals tightened their hammerlock on the NL East with a 6-4 triumph over the Mets on Saturday, remaining unbeaten at Citi Field this season and clinching another series victory there.

  • Embattled Nats bullpen effective vs. Mets
    t's no secret that the weakest link on this first-place Nationals team is its bullpen. But when the club needed the unit to come through during the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Mets on Saturday, they ultimately got the job done.

  • Scherzer keeps K streak going, but DPs key
    The latest Max Scherzer line looks like so many others the Nationals have seen from their right-handed ace. Eight innings, one run, four hits, 10 strikeouts. And three double plays. Three double plays?

  • Backed by trip jacks, Scherzer makes Mets fold
    The Mets entered this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it's the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead b

  • Righty Jackson signs Minors deal with Nats
    Edwin Jackson was a solid starting pitcher for the first Nationals team to win a National League East title. Five years later, Jackson returned to the organization Friday, this time on a Minor League contract that will have him joining the rotation at Tri

  • Parties undivided at Congressional Game
    Republicans and Democrats stood on their feet together on Thursday night at Nationals Park, as the 57th Annual Congressional Baseball Game -- on the heels of Wednesday's shooting during a practice -- offered a chance to unite with our national pastime.

  • DC's night: Bryce thrills, even in NYC
    It didn't take long for Bryce Harper to announce his presence to the Mets faithful at Citi Field during the Nationals' 8-3 win on Thursday night -- and the home run he smacked was even faster.

  • Congressional Game: The Hill, the chills
    Thursday at Nationals Park was a night of bipartisanship and camaraderie, with a message of unity that served as an overlying theme for the two-hour Congressional Baseball Game.

  • Murphy has no mercy on Mets as Nats roll
    Few themes around baseball have been as consistent the past two seasons as Daniel Murphy's superhero act and the Mets' injury woes. So it came as little surprise that on a day in which the Mets absorbed troubling news on four of their players, Murphy took

  • Nationals recall lefty Grace, option Gott
    In an effort to bolster their struggling bullpen, the Nationals recalled Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Trevor Gott in a corresponding move.

  • Congressional ballgame brings sides together
    Republicans and Democrats have been playing the Congressional Baseball Game for 108 years, and it's one of the last bastions of bipartisanship in Washington. When it's over, they do something they enjoy just as much: They present a check to an assortment

  • Nats restock pitching depth in 2017 Draft
    The Nationals capitalized on a 2017 MLB Draft flush with arms to help fortify the pitching depth in their organization. They saw numerous pitchers who had high velocities, good breaking balls and the chance to impact future rotations.

  • ALL-STAR VOTE: Time is running out!
    Which Nationals are #ASGWorthy? Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends Thursday 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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