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Drew Storen got to meet Vin Scully

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Tuesday afternoon, before batting practice, Drew Storen felt nervous as he ascended an escalator inside Dodger Stadium, headed toward a place he rarely visits. Storen hopped off and walked into...
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Nationals-Dodgers discussion thread: Game 137

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — With a victory tonight, the Nationals would ensure a 4-5 finish to their road trip at worst, which would be a perfectly acceptable result — if they tread water on the road and take care of...
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Adam LaRoche feeling better, likely to sit tomorrow

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — First baseman Adam LaRoche stayed out of the Nationals lineup Tuesday night as he tried to relieve stiffness in his lower back, which forced him from the Nationals’ victory Monday night in the...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Dodgers lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — As expected, first baseman Adam LaRoche is out after he exited last night’s game with lingering back stiffness. As not expected, but as makes some sense, Denard Span is off against Clayton...
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Nationals set their aim on Clayton Kershaw

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals own perhaps the hottest lineup in the majors, and certainly the most powerful in recent days. They have smashed 14 homers in their last four games, and since Aug. 1 no team has hit...
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Rafael Soriano gets the last out, but not without drama

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) —   In the script, Rafael Soriano would have played the villain. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the home team, had scrapped back into the game in the ninth inning. Joc Pederson, the baby-faced,...
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Adam LaRoche day-to-day with back stiffness after exiting

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche exited the Nationals’ 6-4 victory Monday night in the seventh inning with stiffness in his lower back, an ailment that held him out of a game last week in...
  • 23 hr 35 min ago

Nationals-Dodgers discussion thread: Game 135

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Gio Gonzalez has already lost one pitcher’s duel against Roberto Hernandez this season. On Aug. 1 at Nationals Park, Hernandez held the Nationals to one unearned run in eight innings,...
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Aaron Barrett could be a weapon for the Nationals in September

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — In Aaron Barrett, the Nationals summoned a September call-up who is not a typical September call-up. He did not come to the majors as a green rookie the Nationals want for emergencies, or to give...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Dodgers lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — It’s an 8:10 p.m start back east tonight, with Gio Gonzalez facing Roberto Hernandez. No surprises in the Nationals’ lineup Nationals 1. Denard Span, CF 2. Anthony Rendon, 3B 3. Jayson...
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Nationals’ September call-ups will include Steven Souza, Tyler Moore

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — First baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore, right-hander Blake Treinen, outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and catcher Sandy Leon will be among the Nationals’ first September call-ups Monday night when they...
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Nate Schierholtz breaks through with first hit, home run as a National

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The first week Nate Schierholtz spent with the Nationals brought him frustration. It had nothing to do with his role or the way he felt at the plate. When he pinch hit, he felt confident and...
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Class AAA Syracuse wins International League North Division

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — With a 6-2 victory last night over Pawtucket, Class AAA Syracuse claimed the International League’s North Division title, the latest honor in a strong season for the Nationals‘ farm...
  • 2 days ago

Nationals-Mariners discussion thread: Game 134

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals can sweep the Mariners today, but they’ll have to beat Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Iwakuma has a 2.84 ERA in 85...
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Today’s Nationals-Mariners lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals will try for a sweep this afternoon behind Tanner Roark. With a right-hander on the mound for the Mariners, Nate Schierholtz will start in right field and Jayson Werth will serve as...
  • 2 days ago

Jayson Werth: ‘I want another ring’

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — On Aug. 11, Jayson Werth decided he needed a change. He required a cortisone injection to relieve his inflamed right shoulder, which sidelined him for five days. During that span, Werth came to...
  • 2 days ago

Jose Lobaton and Stephen Strasburg paired again

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Jose Lobaton realized Friday afternoon that he would probably start Saturday night. He had a hunch he would play for one reason: Stephen Strasburg was starting for the Nationals. “They think...
  • 3 days ago

Nationals-Mariners discussion thread: Game 134

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — It’s a 9:10 p.m. start on the East Coast. The Nationals will try to build off their thumping of Felix Hernandez against left-hander Roenis Elias. Stephen Strasburg will try to rebound from a...
  • 3 days ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Mariners lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — In the fall of 2008, the Nationals and Mariners, who were led by interim manager Jim Riggleman, fought for the worst record in the league and, therefore, the first overall pick in the 2009 draft....
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Anthony Rendon is the Nationals’ best player right now

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Anthony Rendon explained the approach he carried to the plate against Felix Hernandez on Friday night with clarity and purpose. Hernandez loves to throw his wicked change-up, Rendon said, and so...
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