Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Here's why Acuna-Soto ROTY chase is historic
    We've seen great rookies. Plenty of them in recent years, in fact. We've seen great young players. We've seen great Rookie of the Year Award races. But if Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna Jr. keep doing what they're doing, well, we've never seen anything quite

  • 'Pen seals Harper's big game as Nats halt skid
    Bryce Harper drove in three runs and Tanner Roark battled through six innings before handing off to the beleaguered Nationals bullpen, which shut the door to take the final from St. Louis. Justin Miller and Koda Glover went three scoreless innings to end

  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.

  • Max looks to keep rolling with Miami up next
    Max Scherzer will be on the mound when the Nationals return home to take on the Marlins for the start of a three-game series tonight at Nationals Park. It's been more than a month since Scherzer suffered a loss, as he's gone 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 53 str

  • Injury updates: Hellickson, Ross, Fedde
    Jeremy Hellickson walked around the Nationals' clubhouse with his right wrist bandaged on Thursday, still sore but without much of an update after he was forced to leave Wednesday night's game after landing awkwardly attempting to cover home plate on a wi

  • This Nats player is an NL East game-changer
    Here is a player on each NL East team with a game-changing tool -- one that could help decide which teams do and do not make the postseason.

  • Late rally not enough as Nats drop 4th in a row
    Washington's 4-2 loss on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium marked its fourth consecutive defeat and fifth in six games on a seven-game road trip that has turned into a mess.

  • Sim game 'last big test' for Strasburg
    Stephen Strasburg threw a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, tossing about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings in what he called the "last big test" in his recovery from the pinched nerve in his neck.

  • Who was the Nats' best August pickup?
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subse

  • Harper reaches 30 homers for second time
    Bryce Harper's second half surge continued Tuesday night, when he connected with a two-run homer that snuck just over the fence down the left-field corner for his 30th home run of the season.

  • Gio scuffles as Nationals fall back to .500
    After losing consecutive games in heartbreaking fashion by losing late leads, the Nationals could not finish off their own late rally Tuesday night, before falling 6-4 to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium to seal a losing road trip.

  • Kieboom has huge game for Harrisburg
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

  • Eaton draws 'stache on young fan to match look
    Eaton draws 'stache on young fan to match look

  • Madson placed on DL; Solis optioned to Triple-A
    The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on Tuesday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with

  • ROY poll leaders working on historic seasons
    Maybe the highest compliment to 19-year-old Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is that we've come to accept that he's just one of those special talents that comes along every so often. We understand that references to his age and lack of Minor League experien

  • Bullpen squanders HRs by Harper, Soto
    Washington came from behind twice, including a rally to overcome an eighth-inning bullpen meltdown, before Koda Glover surrendered a walk-off home run to Paul DeJong in the ninth to hand the Nationals a 7-6 loss and their second straight crushing defeat.

  • Rendon helps kids through Hooton Foundation
    Anthony Rendon doesn't remember hearing much about anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in his high school health classes. That is one of the reasons he has happily served as the Nationals' player representative on the advisory board for the

  • Zim slugs way to Player of the Week honors
    Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers Monday, naming the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez and the Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman as the American League and National League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason.

  • Rodriguez fans career-high 11 for Syracuse
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

  • Madson gives up walk-off slam after Max's gem
    With two closers on the disabled list, Washington has turned to Ryan Madson. Trying to secure a victory on Sunday night, Madson served up a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to David Bote, and the Nationals suffered a crushing 4-3 loss to the Cubs t

  • Max lets out epic grunt, fans Baez
    Max lets out epic grunt, fans Baez

  • The Nats jersey number likely to be retired next
    Which active players might end up with their jerseys retired? Who potentially has that immortality in their future? We take a look at the most likely active player to someday have his number retired for every team.

  • Zim hits 2 HRs as Nats romp vs. Lester, Cubs
    Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs and tied a career high with six RBIs as the Nationals trounced Jon Lester and the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Lester's struggles since the All-Star break continued, as he was tagged for all nine Washington runs (eight earned).

  • Nationals' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.

  • Walks haunt Hellickson, Nats in loss to Cubs
    The last time the Nationals played a game here at Wrigley Field, it was during the National League Division Series, one that resulted in a heartbreaking five-game series loss to the Cubs. The circumstances are different for this three-game weekend series,

  • Martinez returns to Wrigley: 'I've learned a lot'
    Dave Martinez made his Major League debut here, played with the Cubs for four seasons and returned as a bench coach to help guide them to their first World Series championship in more than a century. Along the way, Martinez began imagining what it would b

  • Which contenders have toughest schedules?
    Not all stretch runs are created equal, and the schedule could ultimately become a factor in determining who makes the postseason and who is left out.

  • The coolest Topps baseball card every year
    The coolest Topps baseball card from every year

  • Robles could help down the stretch
    Which of this year's contenders have prospects who could help in the final two months of the regular season and the playoffs? We rank the 10 best options, considering both talent and opportunity:

  • Gio paves way as Nats earn split with Braves
    Gio Gonzalez went seven strong innings to earn his first win since May 28 as the Nationals beat the Braves, 6-3, in Thursday afternoon's finale at Nationals Park. Michael A. Taylor homered for Washington, which earned a split of the four-game series. Nick

  • Werth crushes dinger in rec-league debut
    Jayson Werth crushes dinger in rec league debut

  • The best MLB Players' Weekend nicknames
    The best MLB Players' Weekend nicknames

  • Soto surprised by first career ejection
    Nationals phenom Juan Soto could not recall ever being thrown out of a game in his life. So, he was surprised when he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 8-3 loss to the Braves, especially considering he had

  • Nats left frustrated after Harper hits 28th HR
    Adam Eaton tossed his bat in the air and began ripping off his elbow guard. With the bases loaded in the sixth inning Wednesday night, he represented the potential tying run, but he swung through strike three, spoiling a golden opportunity for a Nationals

  • 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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