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Ryan Zimmerman leaves with right leg injury

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman exited the Nationals’ game Tuesday night against the Rockies after he appeared to pull a muscle in his right leg while running down the first base...
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Nationals-Rockies discussion thread: Game 98

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals will try to push their second-half record to 4-1 tonight in Colorado. Jordan Zimmermann makes his first start since he exited in the fourth inning July 11 in Philadelphia with a...
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Adam LaRoche could get a day off Wednesday

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — For the first half of the season, Adam LaRoche was the Nationals’ best hitter. July, though, has been a struggle. LaRoche has hit .130/.234/.167 in 64 plate appearances this month. He has...
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Rockies lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Bryce Harper returns to the lineup after resting one day against a left-handed starter so the Nationals defensive alignment returns to its recent usual one. The Rockies start another left-hander,...
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Nationals looking to bolster bullpen at the trade deadline

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals’ bullpen has been one of their biggest strengths this year, but that won’t stop them from trying to make it stronger for the season’s stretch run. As the July 31 trade deadline...
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Danny Espinosa takes advantage of rare opportunity

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — One more day, and it would have been a month, a full month, without a hit for Danny Espinosa. When he stepped to the plate in the fourth inning Monday against Franklin Morales, Espinosa’s last hit...
  • 14 hr 14 min ago

The Nationals’ best offensive weapon? Base running.

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals gathered Monday evening for their usual advance meeting, the planning session they employ before the start of every series, and talked about grass. Turf grows thicker and higher at...
  • 20 hr 27 min ago

Nationals-Rockies discussion thread: Game 97

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — The Nationals have the best winning percentage (.552) and the best run differential (plus-65) in the National League, and they have a chance to augment both against the horrid Rockies. At 40-58,...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago
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Matt Williams rests Bryce Harper against a left-handed starter

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Before the Nationals arrived in Colorado, Manager Matt Williams explained to Bryce Harper how he planned to use him. Harper had busted loose in the first series of the second half, using his new...
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Tonight’s Nationals-Rockies lineups

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — It’s an 8:40 p.m. EST first pitch for the teams with the best and worst records in the National League. With left-hander Franklin Morales on the mound, Manager Matt Williams shook up his...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago
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Is Ryan Zimmerman’s power returning?

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals lineup may be healthy, as it has been for the past three weeks, but an element has been missing: home runs. Because several players suffered hand injuries — Wilson Ramos, Bryce...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Bryce Harper tweaks his batting stance

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Over the past few weeks, Bryce Harper had been thinking about making minor tweak to his batting stance. He felt his hands and legs were too stiff in the batting stance he has long used. He looked...
  • 2 days ago
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Nationals-Brewers discussion thread: Game 96

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 3.56 ERA) takes the mound for the rubber match against the Brewers. Gonzalez is at 995 career strikeouts and could reach the 1,000-strikeout milestone on Sunday. He will be...
  • 2 days ago
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Today’s Nationals-Brewers lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals send their rubber stamp lineup, with the exception of Jose Lobaton, against the Brewers and right-hander Yovani Gallardo in the rubber match of the series. A day game after a night...
  • 2 days ago
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Airplane trouble delays Gio Gonzalez’s return to Nats’ rotation

The Washington Post (Tariq Lee) — Gio Gonzalez headed to his home town of Hialeah, Fla., over the all-star break with the expectation that Saturday would be his first start of the second half. He would arrive a tad later to...
  • 3 days ago
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Nationals-Brewers discussion thread: Game 95

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Tanner Roark (8-6, 3.01 ERA) starts Saturday because Gio Gonzalez couldn’t; his flight back to Washington had mechanical issues so he couldn’t throw his bullpen session until Friday....
  • 3 days ago
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Zimmermann still scheduled to start Tuesday after bullpen session

The Washington Post (Isabelle Khurshudyan) — Jordan Zimmermann is still scheduled to pitch Tuesday after an issue-free bullpen session Saturday. The right-hander left his July 11 start early in Philadelphia because he felt cramping in his...
  • 3 days ago
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Today’s Nationals-Brewers lineups

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals use their rubber stamp lineup against the Brewers and right-handed starter Matt Garza on Saturday. Tanner Roark makes his first start of the second half and Wilson Ramos will be...
  • 3 days ago
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Why Drew Storen, Craig Stammen got their glove laces snipped

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Friday afternoon during batting practice, a group of Nationals relievers convened in the outfield. They joked about the memo clubhouse manager Mike Wallace showed them about two weeks before the...
  • 3 days ago
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Nationals, fans give Jean Segura an ovation in first at-bat following son’s death

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — What Jean Segura has experienced in the past week is beyond comprehension. Exactly a week ago, he received news that his 9-month-old son, Janniel, died suddenly in the Dominican Republic. Jean...
  • 4 days ago
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