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Bryce Harper leaves Wednesday’s game with left glute tightness

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Bryce Harper left Wednesday’s game in St. Louis in the fourth inning with left glute tightness, the Nationals announced during a rare in-game update. The Nationals normally do not provide...
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Nationals add Rafael Martin, Matt Grace as call-ups to worn bullpen

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals added right-handed reliever Rafael Martin and left-handed reliever Matt Grace on Wednesday from Class AAA Syracuse to their fatigued bullpen, one day after using six relievers. Both...
  • New: 6 hr 39 min ago

Stephen Strasburg will not start Saturday; Tanner Roark will instead

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Stephen Strasburg played catch before Wednesday’s game and is slated to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, thus ruling him out for his next turn in the starting rotation on Friday. Manager...
  • New: 7 hr 38 min ago

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 132

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Losses all count the same, but the past two nights have felt worse. Twice the Nationals had lead late, and twice they lost both thanks to pitching mistakes, defensive miscues and interesting...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals will turn to their same lineup as Tuesday. Everyone is in the their usual spots with Max Scherzer on the mound against the Cardinals. Ryan Zimmerman has homered in five of his past...
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Few batters see fewer strikes than Bryce Harper, who loves to walk

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — What is perhaps most impressive about Bryce Harper this late in the season is how well he has managed to keep his approach at the plate. In recent weeks, with the Nationals lineup getting healthy...
  • 14 hr 43 min ago

Looking back at how the Nationals lost late in the game yet again

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Casey Janssen was distraught. After playing a central role in a late-inning collapse for the second time in as many nights, the Nationals reliever sat in front of a laptop to re-watch film of his...
  • 18 hr 9 min ago

Pedro Severino, Sammy Solis and Dan Uggla among first wave of September additions

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — On the first day of expanded September rosters, the Nationals made their first wave of additions. They activated infielder Dan Uggla from the disabled list, recalled left-handed reliever Sammy...
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Denard Span has hip surgery, Aaron Barrett set for elbow surgery and a Stephen Strasburg update

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Denard Span underwent successful surgery on his left hip in New York on Tuesday morning. According to Nationals Manager Matt Williams, a labrum tear in Span’s hip was fixed and some bone was...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 131

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Joe Ross takes the mound in St. Louis, the first time he has faced the Cardinals. The right-hander is likely nearing the end of his season with an innings limit looming. But recently, Manager Matt...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Wilmer Difo, Drew Ward lead Nationals prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals will send seven prospects and minor leaguers to the Arizona Fall League, a group headlined by infielders Wilmer Difo and Drew Ward. The AFL, which often features some of the best...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals will turn to essentially the same lineup Tuesday as they did in the series opener, with the exception of Wilson Ramos behind the plate and Joe Ross on the mound. The Nationals will...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Ryan Zimmerman caps a hot-hitting August

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Of all the injured Nationals hitters who have had an impact on the season, Ryan Zimmerman’s return from his left foot plantar fasciitis has been the most encouraging. While slow returns by...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Playoffs odds already slim, the Nationals are making it harder for themselves

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — After Monday’s crushing 8-5 loss to the Cardinals, the Nationals fell to 6 1/2 games back of the Mets in the National League East race. Twice the Nationals had two strikes with two outs in...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Injury updates on Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Barrett

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — A day after leaving a start early with upper back tightness, Stephen Strasburg did not play catch before Monday’s game in St. Louis so that medication he is taking can take effect, Nationals...
  • 2 days ago

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 130

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals have won eight of their past 12 games yet have actually lost a game in the standings. And so they enter Monday’s game against the Cardinals trailing the Mets by 5 1/2 games....
  • 2 days ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals begin a short three-game road trip in St. Louis on Monday. Yunel Escobar returns to the lineup after getting hitting by a pitch on the right hand on Thursday. Also, Jose Lobaton...
  • 2 days ago

Looking at the Nationals’ options for September roster expansion

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Major League Baseball rosters expand Tuesday. For teams that have suffered numerous injuries, such as the Nationals, it may be welcome. With roster expansion, the Nationals can add anyone coming...
  • 2 days ago

Michael A. Taylor’s return to the lineup and importance moving forward

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Michael A. Taylor returned to the Nationals lineup Sunday, his right knee still swollen from a battle lost with the center field wall Thursday night. He hit once Saturday night, too, a pinch-hit...
  • 2 days ago
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Stephen Strasburg leaves Sunday’s game after four innings with “upper back discomfort”

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — When Stephen Strasburg did not head back out to begin the fifth inning in Sunday’s 7-4 win over the Marlins, that he had done so because of upper back discomfort was not immediately obvious....
  • 3 days ago
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