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Aaron Barrett pitches scoreless inning in Potomac; Ryan Zimmerman still sore

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — Right-hander Aaron Barrett pitched in 30 of the Nationals’ first 60 games this season, which qualifies as a heavy workload. Barrett threw 21 1/3 innings in those games and...
  • New: 2 hr 17 min ago

Matt Williams spoke to Bryce Harper after he did not run out a flyball Tuesday night

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — In the third inning of Tuesday night’s 6-1 win over the Braves, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper did not run out a flyball to left field. Seemingly frustrated at his...
  • New: 3 hr 21 min ago

Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 78

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — On a rainy night in Atlanta — though how rainy remains to be seen — Doug Fister is scheduled to pitch against Braves rookie Doug Wisler in the second game of the three-game series....
  • New: 4 hr 57 min ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Doug Fister pitches for the Nationals, who hope to clinch a fourth-straight series win with a victory over the Braves. Right-hander Matt Wilser pitches for Atlanta. Wisler is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA...
  • New: 7 hr 57 min ago

Nationals’ minor league roundup: Nick Pivetta, Austin Voth, Victor Robles

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — A random collection of notes from across the Nationals’ minor league system — with an eye toward lesser-known players: >>> Three unheralded prospects have quietly pitched...
  • New: 9 hr 49 min ago

Doug Fister not yet getting ground balls, but getting outs anyway

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — When Doug Fister faced the Braves last week at Nationals Park, he threw seven scoreless innings, his best outing of the season. His results have been somewhat skewed by the forearm...
  • New: 11 hr 1 min ago

Jordan Zimmermann’s dominating two-start stretch

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) —   ATLANTA — Jordan Zimmermann is known as a master of control, a strike-thrower so reliable he has not walked back-to-back batters since 2012, and earns notice when he walks more than a...
  • 16 hr 36 min ago

Drew Storen on stressful outings, staying sharp

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — Saves require stress. By definition, they require a lead of three runs or fewer or that the tying run step into the on-deck circle. A baserunner in a save situation, then,...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 77

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The Nationals, winners of eight of their last nine, open a three-game series with the Braves Tuesday night in Atlanta. Jordan Zimmermann and Shelby Miller match up in a rematch of last...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Ryan Zimmerman nearing rehab stint; Aaron Barrett to pitch for Potomac Wednesday

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — Plantar fasciitis, the painful foot condition plaguing Ryan Zimmerman this season, lingers determinedly. He will probably feel its effects in his left foot for the rest of the...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Last week at Nationals Park, Jordan Zimmermann and Shelby Miller dueled deep into a scoreless game before a Bryce Harper bloop gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the seventh. Miller owns the...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

More on the Nationals reserves, and the approaches that have made them productive so far

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — ATLANTA — In today’s Post, you’ll find a story about the productive Nationals bench — which has transformed into a productive everyday lineup — loaded with players...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Examining the all-star cases of Drew Storen, Yunel Escobar

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The all-star game is two weeks away. The results of the fan vote, which determines the nine starters for the American League and eight for the National League, will be revealed on Sunday night....
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Given a rare start, Dan Uggla chips in for Nationals

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — At many moments this season, Dan Uggla seemed destined to depart. Few expected him to turn a spring training invite into a roster spot when Yunel Escobar arrived via trade. With the help of some...
  • 2 days ago

Ian Desmond showing signs of stability at the plate

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Though the Nationals lost Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader with the Phillies, they did not do so quietly. Their bats cracked for five runs on 10 hits with a lineup lacking most of its...
  • 2 days ago

Today’s Nationals-Phillies lineups: Game two

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Because Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader and the Nationals did not need to tap into long relief options, Tanner Roark will start the second...
  • 3 days ago

Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Games 74 and 75

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Bryce Harper and Denard Span are back in the Nationals lineup for game one of today’s true doubleheader, one necessitated when yesterday’s game was rained out after one and a half...
  • 3 days ago

Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor continues to grow

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — PHILADELPHIA — Because baseball happens every day, evidence of maturation rarely glares, sometimes escaping notice. Often, progress is steady and slow. Nationals rookie outfielder Michael A....
  • 3 days ago
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Bryce Harper, Denard Span back in Nationals lineup for game one

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Bryce Harper and Denard Span are back in the Nationals lineup for game one of Sunday’s true doubleheader, which is good, because two games in a day is a tough enough task. With a shortened...
  • 3 days ago

Nationals injury updates on … well, pretty much everyone

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — PHILADELPHIA — Saturday has been a strange day at Citizens Bank Park, with an unusual 3 o’clock start time that looked certain to be disrupted by rain, and a swath of blank wall in the...
  • 4 days ago