Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Soto's clutch 2-run double carries Nats over O's
    Bryce Harper led off the eighth with a two-base hit, then Juan Soto sent him and Trea Turner home with a double to propel the Nats to a series-winning victory on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Colby Rasmus struck early for the O's, homering off Max Sch

  • Pitch from Scherzer ends up in ump's shirt
    Pitch from Scherzer ends up in ump's shirt

  • Scherzer throws 50 Cent-style wild pitch
    Scherzer throws 50 Cent-style wild pitch

  • Roark aims to shrug off rare rough start
    The Nationals will begin a three-game series with the Phillies on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. ET, with right-hander Tanner Roark set to take the mound at Nationals Park. He is trying to bounce back from his shortest outing of the season, a four-inning start

  • Injury updates: Hellickson, Kintzler, Wieters
    The Nationals plan to send right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on a Minor League rehab assignment this weekend in what will likely be the final step in his return from the disabled list from a mild hamstring strain.

  • The Nationals' most pressing question
    Shifting powers within the National League East have created a new dynamic as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, with more potential buyers than sellers dotting the landscape.

  • Nats' offense blanked in loss to O's
    The Nationals did not muster much offense either before or after the delay as they were shut out for the fourth time in the past 10 games and fifth time in 17 games this month.

  • Nats hopeful Harper will break out of slump
    As one of the worst slumps of Bryce Harper's career continues, the Nationals continue to have confidence their superstar slugger is on the verge of a breakout.

  • Soto and the best homers hit by teenagers
    The best five homers hit by teenagers

  • Herrera arrives in DC, debuts in perfect 8th
    Kelvin Herrera answered questions about his Nationals debut via a translator at his locker in the team's clubhouse after Washington's 9-7 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. But when a reporter asked Herrera if the past 24 hours have been crazy, the right-ha

  • Nats ride Turner, big innings to win vs. O's
    Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a homer and the Nats scored 4 runs each in the 5th and 7th to outlast the O's in the opener. Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon both had multi-hit, multi-RBI games, and Kelvin Herrera made his Nationals debut with a scoreless 8th.

  • Nationals lose Adams to broken finger
    The Nationals placed infielder Matt Adams on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 16) with a fractured left index finger and recalled right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Additionally, the Nationals optioned r

  • Timeline: How Scherzer became the best pitcher
    Timeline: How Scherzer became the best pitcher

  • Nats miss out on sweeping exciting day
    The Nationals captured a victory to start the day, thanks to Juan Soto's heroics in the suspended game, but the team could not sweep the day as it fell, 4-2, in Monday's nightcap at Nationals Park.

  • Soto goes back in time, homers before debut
    Nationals phenom Juan Soto added time travel to his exploits on Monday -- well sort of. Soto, who did not technically make his official Major League debut until five days after this game began, launched a two-run homer near the concourse in the second dec

  • Nats acquire reliever Herrera from Royals
    The Nationals jumped the trade market to make an early summer splash on Monday evening, acquiring right-handed closer Kelvin Herrera from the Royals in exchange for a trio of Minor Leaguers: infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and right-h

  • Soto, and a history of time-bending feats in MLB
    Juan Soto, the 19-year-old Nationals rookie outfielder, is such a phenom that he can even bend time. Well, not really. But Soto did find himself in the middle of a bizarre baseball incident on Monday, inking his name permanently in the "oddities" section

  • Harper keeps NL ASG starting spot in grasp
    Even as Bryce Harper remains in place to start his fourth consecutive All-Star Game, he dropped to second place on the latest National League ballot update revealed on Monday.

  • Now beard-less, let's rank Harper's best hair
    Now beard-less, let's rank Harper's best hair

  • 6 players who debuted after their first game
    6 players who debuted after their first game

  • Taylor swipes 4 to take MLB stolen base lead
    The Nationals' outfield quandary is starting to become more difficult to solve with the recent hot streak from Michael A. Taylor. He provided a spark to a scuffling Nats offense Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre, going 3-for-4 and wreaking havoc on the ba

  • Nats can't hang on, drop seesaw finale to Jays
    Ever since the Nationals acquired right-hander Ryan Madson in a trade last summer, he had not surrendered a home run in 42 1/3 innings. He acknowledged that streak had been on his mind lately, leading up to a sudden barrage Sunday afternoon in the eighth

  • Nats, Blue Jays celebrate Father's Day
    It was a family affair at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon as the Blue Jays and Nationals celebrated Father's Day. Toronto welcomed 14 children to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series finale.

  • Scherzer K's 10 in tough-luck loss to Blue Jays
    Max Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings, but allowed a two-run homer to Devon Travis that proved to be the difference in the Nationals' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

  • Reyes comes up big for Harrisburg
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

  • Murphy delivers RBI single for first 2018 hit
    The Nationals plan on keeping Daniel Murphy as their designated hitter for the rest of this weekend's series against the Blue Jays to help ease his workload as he works his way back from the disabled list.

  • Gio cracks in 7th as Nationals fall in Toronto
    Even after Gio Gonzalez battled through six innings on Friday at Rogers Centre, the Nationals tried to push the left-hander into the seventh inning with the score tied. And the seventh inning unraveled quickly, as the Blue Jays put together a three-run fr

  • Scalise returns to Congressional Game
    It would have been hard for even the best of storytellers to come up with a better opening act for this year's Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.

  • Miller came from nowhere to boost Nats' bullpen
    Justin Miller turned 31 on Wednesday. He celebrated with 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees and four strikeouts, which included fanning the side in the sixth inning and earning the win.

  • Juan Soto is the phenom we didn't see coming
    After two more homers in Wednesday's win against the Yankees, Juan Soto is taking his place as one of the most essential Nationals players of any age, at any position.

  • Mark Lerner named managing principal owner
    The Washington Nationals announced that Theodore N. Lerner has stepped down as Managing Principal Owner of the team. His son, Mark D. Lerner, will now serve in this role. Mark has served as one of the principal owners of the Nationals since the Lerner fam

  • Zimmerman among those poised for turnaround
    Ryan Zimmerman hit .217 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and a .689 OPS before landing on the 10-day disabled list early last month with a strained right oblique. There is no question that Zimmerman is better than that.

  • Nats ride Soto's historic 2-HR game to split in NY
    Nineteen-year-old phenom Juan Soto became the fifth-youngest player in history with a multihomer game, hitting his fourth and fifth long balls of the season to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 victory on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium despite home runs from

  • Soto, Torres HR for feat not seen since 1887
    Soto, Torres HR for feat not seen since 1887

  • Strasburg remains shut down as Nats evaluate
    Stephen Strasburg has been shut down from baseball activities and did not travel with the Nationals to the Bronx this week. The club wants to make sure the right-hander's shoulder inflammation improves before he ramps up his rehabilitation.

  • Nats' scuffling offense can't back Roark in NY
    The Nationals' lineup is starting to look more and more like they initially envisioned, after a rash of early-season injuries robbed them of so many of their regular position players. They got their leadoff hitter, Adam Eaton, back this past weekend. On T

  • Taylor saves a run with sliding grab in the gap
    Even with the Nationals' logjam of outfielders, manager Dave Martinez has been consistent in giving Michael A. Taylor regular playing time, despite his struggles at the plate, because of how good he is defensively in center field.

  • VOTE NOW: Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot
    Help get your Nationals into the NL All-Star Game starting lineup. Vote up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes) on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. Plus, each vote gives you a chance to win a 2019 Freedom Elite Motorhome.

  • 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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