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8/30/2016 | Rad Max: Scherzer fans 11, flirts with no-no

Max Scherzer overmatched the Phillies for eight dominant innings, striking out 11 to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory. It was Washington's eighth consecutive victory over Philadelphia; the Nationals have won 13 of their last 15 games at Citizens Bank Park.


8/30/2016 | Drew takes BP, gets closer to possible return

Stephen Drew has participated in full batting practice the last two days: hitting, taking grounders at shortstop and third base, laughing and joking with his teammates the entire time. Each action was considered a positive step for Drew, who has been sidelined with an inner-ear issue that landed him on the disabled list on July 27, retroactive to July 24.


8/30/2016 | Scherzer, Eickhoff square off at Citizens Bank Park

As the Nationals look to extend an already firm lead in the National League East against the Phillies, they will hope Max Scherzer's 10 strikeouts over eight shutout innings against the Orioles can propel him into his Tuesday start and on a run into the postseason. Philadelphia counters with its most consistent starter, Jerad Eickhoff.


8/30/2016 | Werth keeps raking at Citizens Bank Park

Jayson Werth has called Citizens Bank Park his favorite ballpark in which to hit, citing the batter's eye in center field for being flat and close as reasons. The results back up that sentiment. He has 11 homers and 29 RBIs in 29 games here since the start of the 2013 season and has hit .291 overall in his career.


8/29/2016 | Nats back Roark early to take Phils opener

Tanner Roark held the Phillies to four hits in seven innings while Jayson Werth continued to torment his former team with a solo homer in the first inning of Monday's 4-0 Nationals win.


8/29/2016 | All signs positive for Stras after bullpen session

Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park prior to Monday night's game against the Phillies, one week after he was placed on the disabled list with soreness in his right elbow.


8/29/2016 | Nationals promote Taylor, option Giolito

Washington recalled speedster Michael Taylor from Triple-A on Monday, giving them another blazing outfield option to go along with Trea Turner and Ben Revere.


8/29/2016 | Source: Nats will call up Latos in September

Right-hander Mat Latos is expected to join the Nationals once the Major League rosters expand to 40, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com.


8/28/2016 | Torres, Sheffield among top prospect performers Sunday

Yankees No. 2 prospect Gleyber Torres and No. 7 prospect Justus Sheffield were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


8/28/2016 | Giolito frustrated despite deepest outing

Don't tell Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito that he pitched one of his better games as a big leaguer in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Rockies. Even though Giolito threw five innings, the most he has pitched in the big leagues thus far, he was quick to point out his shortcomings.


8/28/2016 | Umpire Muchlinski hit by WP, stays in game

Home-plate umpire Mike Muchlinski stayed in the Rockies' 5-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday after being hit in the left shoulder by a fastball from Nationals pitcher Koda Glover in the seventh inning. Daniel Descalso came around to score from second on the wild pitch.


8/28/2016 | Nats' Roark, Phils' Thompson look to find groove

Tanner Roark will look to bounce back from a rare abbreviated outing when he faces rookie Jake Thompson and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday.


8/28/2016 | Nats recall Giolito to start finale vs. Rockies

The Nationals recalled top prospect Lucas Giolito on Sunday, optioning infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move.


8/27/2016 | Harper tossed after striking out in 10th

Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning of the Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Rockies on Saturday for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Mike Winters.


8/27/2016 | On right track, Ross ready to begin rehab

After two encouraging bullpen sessions this week, Nationals right-hander Joe Ross will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Syracuse.


8/27/2016 | Giolito closes out series vs. Bettis, Rockies

The Nationals have received three glimpses of their top prospect, righty pitcher Lucas Giolito. They'd like to get a longer look on Sunday, when he faces Chad Bettis and the Rockies in the finale of a three-game series at Nationals Park.


8/27/2016 | Blackmon, Rox unload in 11th to flatten Nats

Charlie Blackmon hammered a pair of home runs, including the go-ahead two-run shot in the 11th to catapult the Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon in 11 innings at Nationals Park.


8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday

Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.


8/26/2016 | 3rd time's a charm: Gio reaches milestone

Awaiting outside the Nationals' clubhouse was Gio Gonzalez's family, with smiles on their faces and balloons with the number 100 to celebrate his accomplishment.


8/26/2016 | Veteran De La Rosa, rookie Cole to face off

A.J. Cole's circuitous route to Nationals Park will be completed Saturday afternoon, when he makes his first home start as the Nats face the Rockies.


8/26/2016 | Hot Nats bats vs. Rox help Gio to 100th win

With two-fifths of their rotation in flux thanks to injuries to Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross, the Nationals will lean more heavily on the veterans in their rotation to give them strong outings similar to the one left-hander Gio Gonzalez turned in to help guide them to a 8-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night at Nationals Park.


8/26/2016 | Howard thrilled to join Nats' ring of honor

To say Frank Howard was the happiest man at Nationals Park is an understatement. A few minutes before they played the Rockies on Friday night, the Nationals put Howard's name in the ring of honor, located on the right-field facade near the foul pole. Howard's name sits next to Jackie Robinson and former Nats manager Frank Robinson.


8/26/2016 | Barrett in good spirits despite setback

It was a cruel twist of fate that the day Nationals right-hander Aaron Barrett fractured his right elbow was also the day he felt best during his long recovery from Tommy John surgery. On the 11th pitch of a 20-pitch simulated game in late July, he felt a snap in his arm.


8/26/2016 | 'That's what aces do': Scherzer devises gem

Max Scherzer realized the circumstances heading into his start Thursday night against the Orioles. The Nationals had lost four consecutive games with a bullpen that had been taxed regularly lately after so many short outings from starters.


8/25/2016 | Dominant Scherzer leads Nats' shutout of O's

Right-hander Max Scherzer was dominant at Nationals Park on Thursday night as the Nationals blanked the Orioles, 4-0, to win the finale of the four-game, home-and-home Battle of the Beltways clash. The Nats put the brakes on a four-game skid, while ending the O's three-game winning streak.




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