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7/4/2015 | Roark is there to pick up the Nationals again

Once he saw manager Matt Williams and assistant athletic trainer Steve Gober go to the mound to check on Stephen Strasburg during Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Giants, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark had a feeling he would enter the game.


7/4/2015 | Harper, Moore pace July 4 offensive onslaught

Fourth of July fireworks are usually reserved for after the sky gets dark and the grills go cold. But on Saturday in the nation's capital on its 239th birthday, the Nationals shot a few off early. Bryce Harper and Tyler Moore both went 3-for-4 in Washington's 9-3 win at Nationals Park.


7/4/2015 | Vogelsong, Zimmermann lock horns in finale

The Giants and Nationals close out their three-game set on Sunday night at Nationals Park. Ryan Vogelsong will start for San Francisco, while Jordan Zimmermann will take the ball for Washington.


7/4/2015 | Strasburg exits early with left-side tightness

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's 9-3 win over the Giants in the fourth inning because of tightness in his left side and was replaced by right-hander Tanner Roark.


7/4/2015 | Span serves coffee to raise funds for his foundation

If Denard Span chooses to become a barista after his playing days are over, it would surely turn more than a few heads. But on Friday morning, the eight-year veteran spent the better part of an hour behind the counter of a Peet's Coffee in D.C., in a fundraising effort for the Denard Span Foundation.


7/3/2015 | Robinson gets curtain-call moment with homer

Since Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list, Clint Robinson has been given the opportunity to play often at first base for the Nationals, and he has been productive. Robinson had a big game in the Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Giants on Friday night at Nationals Park.


7/3/2015 | Gio unfazed by long layoff in beating Giants

With 10 days between starts, Gio Gonzalez's seven innings of one-run ball against San Francisco in Washington's 2-1 win Friday night is all the more impressive.


7/3/2015 | Strasburg faces test in containing Giants

Since Stephen Strasburg returned from a left neck muscle strain, he has gone 2-0 with two earned runs allowed, 15 strikeouts and two walks over 12 innings. His next test comes Saturday against a San Francisco offense that leads the National League in team batting average and is in the top five in runs scored.


7/3/2015 | Werth recalls special moment with artist sister

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth made it known Friday that he was proud of his sister, Hillary Werth, a professional artist. Take what happened June 6 at the Dream Gala, which was hosted by the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Hillary Werth's artwork, Maxbat American Flag, was auctioned for $26,000.


7/3/2015 | Werth feels close to beginning rehab games

Jayson Werth's left wrist is getting stronger, he says. While he has not swung the bat, the Nationals left fielder has been swinging a broomstick without any problems. Werth is hoping to get back on the field by August.


7/2/2015 | Close, non-reviewable call ends it in Atlanta

The Nationals stayed on the field longer than most losing teams Thursday night, after the Braves' 2-1 walk-off victory in the series finale at Turner Field, but only because of a close call on Cameron Maybin's game-winning hit down the third-base line.


7/2/2015 | Braves sink Scherzer with walk-off in ninth

It took a fortunate hop, but the Braves found a way to conquer Max Scherzer, courtesy of a one-out, walk-off single that Cameron Maybin bounced over the third-base bag to conclude Thursday night's 2-1 win over the Nationals at Turner Field.


7/2/2015 | Desmond sits out, makes mechanical changes

After a second straight 0-for-4 night on Wednesday, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond got the day off Thursday to work on mechanical adjustments at the plate.


7/2/2015 | Peavy comes off DL to face Gio, Nats in DC

Two of the top National League teams are set to slug it out in a three-game series this weekend in Washington as the Nationals host the Giants over the Fourth of July.


7/2/2015 | Scherzer named NL Pitcher of the Month

After a slow start to begin June, Nationals ace Max Scherzer became virtually unhittable, finishing with a 3-2 record and a 2.33 ERA on the month, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the Month Award. It marked the second straight month he won the award.


7/2/2015 | Nats sign int'l free agent Soto for $1.5 million

The Nationals have agreed to a $1.5 million signing bonus with teenage outfielder Juan Soto of the Dominican Republic.


7/2/2015 | Homers hurt as Fister derailed by 1 big inning

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister cruised through his first three innings against the Braves on Wednesday night, retiring nine of the first 10 batters he faced. Unfortuantely for Fister, the fourth inning came along, and with it came a barrage of Atlanta runs.


7/2/2015 | Banuelos to contend with Scherzer in MLB debut

For the rubber game of the three-game series between the Braves and Nationals on Thursday night, Washington will trot out Major League Baseball's best pitcher, Max Scherzer, while rookie Manny Banuelos will make his MLB debut for Atlanta.


7/2/2015 | Wisler, homers help Braves solve Nationals

Matt Wisler validated his status as a highly regarded pitching prospect and recorded his first career hit and RBI during a four-run fourth inning that propelled the Braves to Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Nationals at Turner Field.


7/1/2015 | Giolito tosses 7 no-hit innings for Potomac

The Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals nearly recorded their first combined no-hitter since 1995 on Wednesday, with No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito providing the heavy lifting in a 4-0 win.


7/1/2015 | Turner launches his first Triple-A dinger

Trea Turner hit his first Triple-A home run on Wednesday, a third-inning shot during Syracuse's 10-1 win over Louisville that broke up an 0-for-18 start to his tenure.