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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.


8/25/2016 | 'Old school' Dusty thriving in new-look MLB

Nationals manager Dusty Baker has made the adjustment to today's game of analytics and greater front-office involvement, of 13-man pitching staffs and extreme shifts, and of players being told to learn alien positions at the big league level. And right now his team is running away with the National League East.


8/25/2016 | Nats encouraged as Strasburg plays catch

Stephen Strasburg has played catch on back-to-back days, an encouraging sign just days after he was placed on the disabled list with right elbow soreness.


8/25/2016 | Nationals acquire lefty Rzepczynski from A's

In need of another pitcher in the bullpen, the Nationals acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski and cash in a trade with the A's for Minor League infielder Max Schrock on Thursday. Rzepczynski was activated before Thursday's 4-0 win over the Orioles, while the Nationals optioned right-hander Reynaldo Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.


8/25/2016 | Turner continues rise with Nats-record 8 straight hits

Across two games vs. the O's, Nats rookie Trea Turner matched Andre Dawson (June 4-7, 1983, with the Expos) and Dimitri Young (May 31-June 1, 2007, with the Nationals) as the two players in franchise history with a hit in eight consecutive plate appearances.


8/24/2016 | Machado, Wieters plate 8 as O's deny Nats

Manny Machado lit up the scoreboard all night and Matt Wieters contributed a late three-run homer to help the Orioles slug their way past the Nationals, 10-8, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night. Both Wieters and Machado -- who finished with four hits, including his 29th homer -- drove in four runs in support of left-handed starter Wade Miley, who was acquired by Baltimore last month and earned his first win as an Oriole with five-plus innings of two-run ball.


8/24/2016 | Nationals on solid ground with Rizzo in charge

There's no secret to Mike Rizzo's success, and thus the success of the Nationals, who are running away with the National League East as the baseball season heads toward Labor Day.


8/24/2016 | Harper unveils cap collection for charity

Bryce Harper and New Era unveiled limited-edition Harper's Heroes caps on Wednesday, with all proceeds from the caps going toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


8/24/2016 | Belisle's extended outing not lost on Baker

After pitching three scoreless innings in an 8-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night, Nationals reliever Matt Belisle was not expected to be available on Wednesday and possibly Thursday against the O's, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday.




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