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4/16/2015 | Scherzer seeking initial Nats 'W' in start vs. Phils

The Nationals and Phillies will meet for the fifth time in this young season on Friday in the second game of a four-game weekend series between the National League East rivals. Max Scherzer starts for the Nationals, taking a 0.66 ERA -- and a losing record (0-1) -- into the outing after two starts this season. Phillies starter Sean O'Sullivan is looking for his first Major League win in four years.


4/16/2015 | Stammen needs surgery to repair flexor tear

The Nationals' bullpen took a significant blow Thursday when an MRI revealed right-hander Craig Stammen has a torn flexor tendon and will have surgery that could end his season.


4/16/2015 | Nats recall southpaw Rivero, option righty Jordan to Triple-A

The Nationals on Thursday recalled left-hander Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Taylor Jordan to Syracuse.


4/15/2015 | Grinding Desmond embodies Nats as whole

Sometimes, the worst of times brings out the best in people. Just to be clear, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond would rather not be this kind of example. On the other hand, he's showing everyone in professional sports -- and perhaps beyond -- how to handle a few bad days.


4/15/2015 | Martin impresses Nats with dominant debut

The Nationals may have found their setup man in Rafael Martin. The right-hander made his Major League debut at Fenway Park in Wednesday's 10-5 victory over the Red Sox and dominated, pitching two shutout innings and striking out five batters.


4/15/2015 | Nats' offense finds form in final two games at Fenway

The Nationals are showing signs of life on offense. In the last two games, they have scored 17 runs and are 9-for-22 with runners in scoring position.


4/15/2015 | Nationals team up to deliver Beantown rout

After a tough first eight games to their season, capped by two ugly losses in Boston, the Nationals regrouped nicely on Wednesday with a 10-5 victory over the Red Sox in the finale of a three-game series at Fenway Park.


4/15/2015 | Nats join MLB in celebrating legacy of Jackie

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson signing his first professional contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization in 1945, which was the first step toward his eventual breaking of the color barrier on April 15, 1947.


4/15/2015 | Forearm stiffness sends Stammen to disabled list

The Nationals placed right-hander Craig Stammen on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday because of right forearm stiffness and recalled right-hander Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse.




4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/15/2015 | Taylor turns in better at-bats, notches career-high three RBIs

On a day dominated by defeat for the Nationals, Michael Taylor and his offensive colleagues provided a glimmer of hope for future improvement.


4/15/2015 | On Jackie Robinson Day, Sox eye sweep of Nats

Red Sox left-hander Wade Miley will make his Fenway Park debut in Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals on Jackie Robinson Day.


4/15/2015 | After stirring comeback, seventh-inning errors costly

Nursing a two-run lead after erupting for six runs in the fifth inning, the Nationals appeared to have the night's energy back on their side. What happened over the course of just three outs, however, would change the tone of the game entirely.


4/14/2015 | Without benefit of hit in seventh, Sox beat Nats

After their four-run lead turned into a two-run deficit, the Red Sox -- with a lot of help from the Nationals -- rallied back for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to an 8-7 victory on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.


4/14/2015 | Span goes 1-for-4 in first game action since surgery

Following one of their worst defensive showings of the young season, the Nationals received some pleasing news on Tuesday: Denard Span began his Minor League rehab assignment.


4/14/2015 | Former construction worker Martin arrives in big leagues

Once upon a time, Rafael Martin was a Californian construction worker who had no expectations of playing professional baseball. On Tuesday, with the Nationals selecting Martin's contract from Triple-A Syracuse, the 30-year-old reliever will have the honor of adding "Major League pitcher" to his resume.


4/13/2015 | Unable to get good grip, Zimmermann turns in short start

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had one of the worst games of his career, as his ERA skyrocketed from 1.50 to 8.64 during a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox on Monday afternoon. He lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowed eight runs -- seven earned - on nine hits.


4/13/2015 | Williams dismayed by numerous miscues

Matt Williams has stressed defense since he became the Nationals' manager before the 2014 season, but after Monday's 9-4 loss the Red Sox, Williams was clearly not happy by what he saw.


4/13/2015 | Back at Fenway, Masterson eyes encore performance

The Red Sox dominated in their 2015 return to Fenway Park. On Tuesday evening, the club will look to pair that game with another strong performance in the second of three games against the Nationals.


4/13/2015 | Betts foot forward: Red Sox dominate Nationals

The Red Sox simply couldn't have scripted a better home opener than the one they had on Monday against the Washington Nationals. Playing under bright sun and unseasonably mild temperatures, the home team clicked in just about every way during a 9-4 victory.


4/13/2015 | Rendon takes another step forward in rehab process

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is making progress as far as trying to get back on the field. According to manager Matt Williams, Rendon threw 100 feet and didn't have an issue with his left knee. Rendon also had dry swings and tee-ball swings. Williams called them very important milestones.


4/13/2015 | Despite early struggles, Nationals will rise

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth sat in front of his locker in the visitor's clubhouse at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon and was peppered with questions players on really bad baseball teams always get. There was just one small thing that made the conversation odd. Werth is not on a bad baseball team.


4/13/2015 | Shoulder better, Werth activated off disabled list

After missing the first week of the regular season because of a right shoulder injury, Jayson Werth was back in the Nationals' lineup Monday against the Red Sox, hitting fourth and playing left field.


4/12/2015 | Escobar's steady bat ignites 10th-inning rally

Yunel Escobar is off to a good start through six games this season. The Nationals infielder is hitting .304, has yet to strike out in 23 at-bats and has a .385 on-base percentage.




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