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Ryan Zimmerman DH’s in Viera, tests hamstring

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Ryan Zimmerman served as a designated hitter in intrasquad games in the instructional league in Viera on Thursday and went 1 for 7, according to Nationals Manager Matt Williams. Although he...
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Nationals-Marlins discussion thread: Game 152

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals will begin their final road series of the season at Marlins Park, having already clinched a winning road record for the season. The Nationals have gone 41-36 away from Nationals...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — After giving all of their regulars rest last night, the Nationals will return Thursday to the business of trying secure the best record in the National League. Gio Gonzalez will pitch in front of...
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Nationals claim Pedro Florimon on waivers from Twins

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals claimed infielder Pedro Florimon on waivers from the Twins on Thursday afternoon. To make room for Florimon on the 40-man roster, the Nationals designated outfielder Eury Perez for...
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Nationals close the book on the Braves

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Roughly 37 years ago – or, no, wait, maybe it was June – there existed rampant concern that the Nationals’ inability to beat the Braves would undermine their chances to reclaim the National League...
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Why Matt Williams quoted Robert Frost in toast before Nationals’ celebration

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Before the Nationals‘ division title celebration began in earnest on Tuesday night, the team huddled in a circle around the tubs of champagne and beer. Manager Matt Williams stood next to...
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Matt Williams’s plan for playing time over the final 12 games

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Now that the Nationals have clinched the National League East, and with plenty of time to spare, they can afford to give regular players rest. On Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves, the...
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Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 151

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals return to the field after their division title-clinching celebration late Tuesday night. Blake Treinen (2-3, 2.18 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season, pitching in place of...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals’ clinching Tuesday night allowed them to rest their veterans, which gives tonight’s lineup a March-in-Jupiter feel. Blake Treinen replaced previously scheduled starter Gio Gonzalez,...
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The Nationals are ready to keep going after division title

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals’ celebration Tuesday night felt different than two years ago, more appreciative, somehow restrained despite the chaos. It felt like a culmination two years ago. It felt like a...
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Projecting the Nationals’ postseason roster

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The carpet will still be soggy Wednesday afternoon when the Nationals arrive in Turner Field’s visitors clubhouse, the hangovers still wearing off. But Manager Matt Williams, the front office and...
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Scenes from a joyous Nationals’ celebration

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore and James Wagner) — No celebration in the Nationals clubhouse would be complete with Drake LaRoche. The LaRoche family makes their home in Fort Scott, Kansas and the 11-year-old was in school on Monday. The following...
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The numbers behind the Nationals’ division title celebration

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — As the the Nationals celebrated their division title on Tuesday night inside the visitors clubhouse at Turner Field, the man who organized the entire party was off in the side room going through...
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Ryan Zimmerman watches Nationals’ celebration from afar

The Washington Post (Barry Svrluga) — In the bedlam of the visitors’ clubhouse at Turner Field, it was difficult to discern that a major piece of the Washington Nationals’ celebration was missing Tuesday night. Ryan Zimmerman, who has...
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Nationals win the NL East title

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals defeated the Braves, 3-0, on Tuesday night in Atlanta and claimed their second National League East title in three seasons. They are the first NL team to clinch a division title this...
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Ryan Zimmerman plays three innings in first rehab game in Viera

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — As the Nationals prepared for a possible champagne celebration in Atlanta, Ryan Zimmerman took a major step toward rejoining them for the season’s final week by playing three innings in an...
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Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 150

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals can win a division title on Tuesday with a win over the Braves. They have now beaten the Braves six of the past nine meetings. Atlanta is .500 for the first time since opening week,...
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Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday’s lineup a day after leaving a game early with lightheadedness. Harper exited Monday’s game in the fourth inning because he didn’t feel well, and...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals will hand the ball to Tanner Roark tonight with the ability to clinch the National League East and with Bryce Harper back in the lineup after he exited last night’s game with...
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Wilson Ramos’s power is back

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Wilson Ramos launched his 11th home run of the season in Monday’s win, a solo shot to left-center field that gave the Nationals a two-run lead. Over his past 30 games since Aug. 4, Ramos has...
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