8/19/2014 | Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing
Bryce Harper led off the bottom of the fifth inning of the Nationals' 5-4 win over the D-backs Monday night with a sharp line-drive single to right field. He sprinted out of the box and took an ambitious turn around first, stopping about 15 feet away from the base.
8/19/2014 | Nats closely following Little League World Series
Mo'ne Davis has taken Williamsport, Pa., and the sporting community by storm this past week, as she continues to lead Pennsylvania in the team's quest for a championship at the Little League World Series. Even Nationals players can't help but watch in amazement.
8/19/2014 | Nats turn to Roark looking for ninth straight victory
Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.
8/19/2014 | Nats' win streak to eight games with rout of D-backs
The Nationals continue to stay hot as they won their eighth consecutive game and pounded the D-backs, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. A six-run third inning and eight innings out of Stephen Strasburg led the way for Washington.
8/19/2014 | Shoulder injury knocks McLouth out for season
Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair the labrum on Thursday.
8/19/2014 | Three straight walk-offs a first for Nationals
The Nationals made club history on Tuesday night with their third walk-off win in a row in an 11-inning victory over the D-backs.
8/18/2014 | Frandsen, Hairston high on Schierholtz
Kevin Frandsen and Nate Schierholtz have been best friends for more than a decade. They worked their way up the ranks of the Giants' farm system together in the early 2000s. They were teammates in Class A, Double-A and Triple-A before being reunited as Major Leaguers on the Phillies during the 2012 season. Not to mention, they attended one another's wedding.
8/18/2014 | No timetable for Zimmerman's return to Nats
It's been almost a month since Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain, and the only thing he has done since that time is work out on an underwater treadmill. There is no timetable as to when he will start baseball activities.
8/18/2014 | Seeking eighth straight win, Nats turn to Strasburg
Coming off three straight walk-off wins and with a winning streak of seven games, the Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday in D.C. Strasburg will be opposed by D-backs righty Chase Anderson.
8/18/2014 | Nats' streak to seven after another walk-off win
The game between the Nationals and D-backs went back and forth Monday night, and Adam LaRoche's solo homer ended it, giving the Nats a 5-4, walk-off win in 11 innings at Nationals Park. The win was the third straight walk-off victory for Washington.
8/18/2014 | Nats add outfielder Schierholtz on Minors deal
The Nationals bolstered their outfield depth on Monday by signing veteran Nate Schierholtz to a Minor League contract and optioning him to Triple-A Syracuse.
8/17/2014 | Nationals don't plan on changing closers
After Rafael Soriano's recent struggles continued with a blown save in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the Pirates on Sunday, manager Matt Williams gave his veteran closer a vote of confidence.
8/17/2014 | Nats notch back-to-back walk-off wins vs. Bucs
The Nationals walked off for the second straight game against the Pirates on Sunday night at Nationals Park, claiming a 6-5 victory behind a game-winning sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Scott Hairston in the bottom of the 11th inning.
8/17/2014 | Nationals win challenge: Taylor was HBP
Manager Matt Williams challenged a call in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pirates on Sunday night at Nationals Park after right fielder Michael Taylor appeared to be hit in the left hand by an errant fastball from right-hander Edinson Volquez.
8/17/2014 | Stammen proves his value in walk-off win
Lost in the Nationals' impressive come-from-behind, walk-off victory over the Pirates on Saturday night was yet another stellar outing from reliever Craig Stammen.
8/17/2014 | Span hasn't heard from Nats on '15 option
Nationals center fielder Denard Span is putting together a career year. Still, the leadoff man's future in Washington remains uncertain.
8/16/2014 | Taylor key in Nats' rally after getting break from lineup
After starting four straight games this past week, Nationals prospect Michael Taylor was out of the starting lineup on Saturday. Taylor still saw action as pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth, when he led off the frame with a walk and came around to score the Nationals' first run in an eventual 4-3 walk-off victory over the Pirates.
8/16/2014 | Volquez aims to get Bucs back on track in DC finale
The Pirates have lost four games in a row, including a stinging late-inning defeat on Saturday. The last time they won was when Edinson Volquez pitched, a common theme in the last two months. Volquez will be opposed by Doug Fister on Sunday as the Nats go for their sixth straight win.
8/15/2014 | Locke sets out to even series vs. Nationals
Jeff Locke may be pitching for his spot on the Pirates' big league roster Saturday when he takes the mound at Nationals Park. He will take on the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez as the Pirates vie to even the series while the Nationals' go for their fifth straight win.
8/15/2014 | Nationals edge Bucs in opener for fourth straight win
Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche drove in two runs apiece and helped the Nationals down the Pirates, 5-4, at Nationals Park on Friday night.
8/15/2014 | Werth potentially available off bench for Nats
Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals' starting lineup for the fourth straight game Friday because of an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, but manager Matt Williams said the right-handed slugger could "potentially" be available off the bench for the team's series opener against the Pirates.
8/15/2014 | McLouth to get second opinion on ailing shoulder
Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will get a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder from a doctor outside the team, manager Matt Williams said Friday.
8/15/2014 | Nationals take to resodded outfield after concert
The Nationals' grounds crew resodded a large area in the Nationals Park outfield on Wednesday night after a One Direction concert held at the stadium on Monday. Center fielder Denard Span went to check on the condition of the grass on Friday afternoon, accompanied by general manager Mike Rizzo, principal owner Mark Lerner and a member of the grounds crew.
8/15/2014 | Williams: Harper's thumb getting stronger
Since coming back from his left thumb injury on June 30, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is 30-for-129 (.233) with five home runs and 12 RBIs, and 48 strikeouts in 38 games. However, he feels his swing is coming along.
8/15/2014 | Clippard: Manfred is 'right fit' for Commissioner
Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard, one of the club's player representatives, said Rob Manfred is "the right fit" to become the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
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