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10/17/2014 | Span hoping Nationals pick up option

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option.


10/16/2014 | Williams talks NLDS decisions, Nats' season in Q&A

The Nationals had a great season under first-year manager Matt Williams, going 96-66. However, they fell to the Giants in the National League Division Series. MLB.com caught up with Matt Williams recently to talk about the 2014 season, including the moves he made during the NLDS that had people scratching their heads.


10/16/2014 | Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road

Many people would say right-handed-hitting outfielder Steven Souza Jr. was the top player in the Washington Nationals' farm system this season. He was named the MVP and Rookie of the Year playing for Triple-A Syracuse in the International League.


10/10/2014 | Nationals' bench set for overhaul in 2015

After watching his players lose to the Giants in the National League Division Series, manager Matt Williams told his players how much he appreciated their effort during the season. But though the Nats finished with the best record in the NL, they have to make some changes to their roster.


10/10/2014 | Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season

The Nationals had a good enough team to go to the World Series, but they fell short by losing to the Giants in the National League Division Series. That doesn't take anything away from their strong season, which culminated in an NL East victory.


10/9/2014 | Zimmerman understands why NLDS time was limited

Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman didn't see much action in the National League Division Series against the Giants. He had four at-bats, all coming as a pinch-hitter.


10/8/2014 | With bullpen set up, seventh inning gets away from Nats

The Nationals needed a win Tuesday night to have the opportunity to play at least one more game this year. Bryce Harper set the stage with a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh.


10/8/2014 | Nats disappointed but already looking ahead to next year

Nationals owner Mark Lerner circled through the silent visitors' clubhouse at AT&T Park on Tuesday night, stopping each player he came across to say a few quiet words. General manager Mike Rizzo did the same.


10/8/2014 | Oct. 7 Matt Williams postgame interview

Nationals manager Matt Williams addressed the media after Game 4 of the National League Division Series in San Francisco.


10/8/2014 | Intentional ball turns into wild, reviewed play

A pair of stray pitches highlighted a bizarre sequence in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday, which gave the Giants a one-run lead before ending their rally, though they held on for a 3-2 victory and a date with the Cardinals in the NL Championship Series.


10/7/2014 | Gio's miscues lead to two-run second for Giants

One day after a throwing error by pitcher Madison Bumgarner derailed the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, two defensive miscues by Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals set up a two-run second inning for the Giants to open the scoring in Game 4 on Tuesday at AT&T Park.


10/7/2014 | Williams: Strasburg available out of bullpen

Before the start of Game 4 of the National League Division Series, Nationals manager Matt Williams announced that the majority of the pitching staff was available against the Giants on Tuesday, including right-hander Stephen Strasburg. The all-hands-on-deck approach was the reason Williams had not officially named his Game 5 starter.


10/7/2014 | Williams enjoys Clippard's take on potential Game 5

Prior to Game 4 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Tuesday, Washington reporters were all clamoring for one key piece of information: Who, if the Nationals were to win Tuesday, will manager Matt Williams slate to start Thursday's Game 5 in D.C.? Reliever Tyler Clippard provided answers.


10/7/2014 | Harper part of homer history with game-tying shot

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper hit a monster home run off Hunter Strickland in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on Saturday. Afterward, the Giants reliever said he wouldn't be afraid to challenge Harper again.


10/7/2014 | Count Giants skipper Bochy among Rendon's fans

Like he was during the regular season, Anthony Rendon has been the Nationals' best hitter in the postseason. Just ask Bruce Bochy.


10/7/2014 | Harper's heroics not enough as Nats' title hopes end

Bryce Harper had an RBI double and solo homer, but the Nationals' World Series hopes came to an end Tuesday night as they lost to the Giants, 3-2, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, eliminating the club from postseason play.


10/7/2014 | Lineups breakdown: Nationals vs. Giants, Game 4

With their backs against the wall Monday, the Nationals took Game 3 of the National League Division Series in San Francisco. Now, they'll try to even the score at AT&T Park on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) while the Giants try again to send them home packing. Here are the starting lineups:


10/6/2014 | Focused Storen bounces back in Game 3 win

Drew Storen didn't get a save because the Nationals had a four-run lead when he took over in the ninth inning, but he recovered nicely after the first two Giants reached and locked down a much-needed win in Game 3 of what had been a tough NLDS for Washington's closer.


10/6/2014 | Nationals-Giants Game 3: Did You Know?

The Nationals finally broke a scoreless tie with a three-run seventh inning on Monday at San Francisco's AT&T Park, jump-starting a 4-1 victory over the Giants to escape elimination and force Game 4. Here's what you should know about Game 3.


10/6/2014 | Oct. 6 Bryce Harper and Doug Fister postgame interview

Oct. 6 Bryce Harper and Doug Fister postgame interview


10/6/2014 | Oct. 6 Matt Williams postgame interview

Oct. 6 Matt Williams postgame interview


10/6/2014 | Tale of the Tape: Nats-Giants, Game 4

Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup between the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez and the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong for Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday.


10/6/2014 | Gio approaches Giants from a different angle

The Nationals will approach their must-win matchup with the Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series literally from a different angle, as left-hander Gio Gonzalez will take the ball on the heels of three straight Washington righty starters.


10/6/2014 | 'Three!' not magic number for Giants as Nats get break

Wilson Ramos could see his bunt dribble toward the first-base side of the pitcher's mound at AT&T Park, forcing Madison Bumgarner to pounce to his left and field it. Ramos saw Ian Desmond slingshot off second base and head toward third, carrying the potential go-ahead run on his back. Then Ramos heard his counterpart, Giants catcher Buster Posey, screaming "Three!" from behind him. In that instant, everything changed in the seventh inning of Monday's Game 3 of the National League Division Series.


10/6/2014 | Harper complements slugging with defense

Monday's Game 3 of the National League Division Series will be remembered for one errant throw by Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner. But perhaps just as responsible for the Nationals' 4-1 win was 21-year-old Bryce Harper, who leaped, dove, walked and slugged his squad to a season-extending victory.




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