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5/28/2015 | Nats equipped to handle loss of Werth

It stinks that Jayson Werth -- a consummate pro, an important part of the intangible thing that makes the Nationals go -- is injured. It stinks for him and for the Nats. But they're likely to be in first place when he returns, and he might end up being a perfect stretch-run acquisition for a team that as close to perfect as there is.


5/28/2015 | CT scan shows 2 fractures in Werth's wrist

A CT scan of Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth's left wrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday revealed two small fractures, according to a baseball source. The Nationals have not confirmed the news. Dr. Richard Berger, who operated on Werth's wrist in 2012, is convinced that the veteran outfielder will return to full strength. If Werth's rehabilitation goes according to plan, he could return as early as August.


5/28/2015 | In duel of winter prizes, no topping Scherzer

You've got to beat the best to be the best. Joe Maddon says it all the time, and the chance was right there for the manager and his Cubs during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Nationals. But let it be known that the belt, as it were, stays with Max Scherzer and the Nats.


5/28/2015 | Bryce joins Cruz atop homer leaderboard

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run in the Nationals' win over the Cubs -- a solo shot off Jon Lester -- and now is tied with the Mariners' Nelson Cruz for the Major League lead.


5/28/2015 | Scherzer gives new meaning to 'command'

Max Scherzer cruised through the formidable Cubs' lineup on Wednesday. He tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 13, but that doesn't begin to describe how in complete command he was.


5/27/2015 | Nats take set after Scherzer out-K's Lester

Bryce Harper belted his National League-leading 18th home run and Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester on Wednesday night to lead the Nationals to a 3-0 victory over the Cubs and a series win.


5/27/2015 | Rehab assignment next for Rendon

Anthony Rendon played five innings of a simulated game on Wednesday, and it appears his next step is to begin a rehab assignment, perhaps as soon as Friday.


5/27/2015 | Harper leads NL All-Star Game vote-getters

Already a two-time All-Star, Bryce Harper leads all vote-getters in the first National League 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot results, announced on Wednesday.


5/27/2015 | Nationals, Reds renew acquaintances in Cincy

The Reds will welcome the Nationals to Great American Ball Park on Friday for the first meeting of the season between the two National League clubs.


5/27/2015 | NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27

At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League, the Cardinals have four players in line to start July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all NL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.


5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.


5/27/2015 | Nats lament errors in loss to Cubs

The Nationals have been winning a lot in May by playing good, sound baseball, but made some crucial mental errors in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs.


5/26/2015 | Scherzer, Lester provide early return on deals

Jon Lester and Max Scherzer were the top two free-agent pitching acquisitions this past offseason, and they will meet on the mound on Wednesday afternoon as the Cubs and Nationals complete a three-game series at Wrigley Field.


5/26/2015 | Lester, Scherzer face off in series finale at Wrigley

Chicago manager Joe Maddon has been around the game for a while in both leagues, but that didn't stop him from calling Nationals starter Max Scherzer's pitching "as good as it gets."


5/26/2015 | Russell delivers game-winner to beat Nats

Addison Russell's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.


5/26/2015 | Rendon plays three innings in sim game

Anthony Rendon is making progress from a sprained left knee and left oblique injury, playing a three-inning simulated game at extended spring training on Tuesday.


5/26/2015 | Werth's return to lineup remains unclear

Left fielder Jayson Werth rejoined the Nationals on Tuesday, but is still not ready to swing a bat as he recovers from a wrist injury.


5/25/2015 | Taylor's flying catch highlights Nats' OF work

Tanner Roark and four relievers provided the pitching, and Michael Taylor and Bryce Harper provided the defense. That was a successful combination as the Nationals posted a 2-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday to improve to 17-5 in May.


5/25/2015 | On the spot: Unselfish Roark provides big lift

After winning 15 games with an earned run average of 2.85 in one season, most pitchers would throw a fit if they were unceremoniously dumped from the starting rotation the next season and relegated to a supporting role in the bullpen. Tanner Roark, though, is not most pitchers.


5/25/2015 | Riding shutout high, Hendricks duels with Zimmermann

Kyle Hendricks will be looking to build on his momentum when the Cubs host Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals on Tuesday night in the second game of the three-game series.


5/25/2015 | Nationals outhomer Cubs in opener at Wrigley

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will see a lot of each other in the near future, as they play seven games over two weeks. In their first meeting, the Nationals struck first, edging the Cubs, 2-1, on Memorial Day at Wrigley Field.


5/25/2015 | Remember when? Harper, Bryant meet again

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant grew up in Las Vegas and traveled in many of the same baseball circles as young players. But personality-wise, the two Major League rising stars almost appear as if they're from different planets. Bryant is mostly quiet and reserved, while Harper is not.


5/24/2015 | Rendon to play in simulated game Monday

Anthony Rendon had a Sunday morning workout at Nationals Park and didn't have any problems. He took grounders at second base for the third consecutive day and took batting practice in the cage.


5/24/2015 | Fister hopes to start throwing soon

Doug Fister, who is on the disabled list with right forearm tightness, said he is feeling better and hopes to start throwing soon.


5/24/2015 | Harper comes through in clutch to down Phils

Bryce Harper showed Sunday afternoon that he doesn't have to hit the long ball to look like "The Natural." Harper drove in two runs and made a great defensive play in right field in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies.




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