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strasburg 9-15

Masterful Strasburg Slices Magic Number to Two

In perhaps his best outing of the season, especially considering the circumstances, Stephen Strasburg blew the Atlanta Braves (75-75) away over seven shutout innings, pushing the Washington Nationals‘ (86-63) division lead to an all-time high 11.5 games and dropping their magic number to two as the Nats won in Atlanta, 4-2. With tonight’s series-opening win in hand, the […]

desmond 9-13

Offense Returns as Nats Cream Mets

The night after their first Citi Field loss in 15 months, the Washington Nationals (84-63) beat up on the New York Mets (72-77), pounding out 15 hits in a 10-3 victory. The win, combined with the Atlanta Braves’ second consecutive loss to the MLB-worst Texas Rangers, puts the Nats at the doorstep of a division […]

gio 9-12

Nats Fall To Mets on Road for First Time Since 2013

A big first inning for the New York Mets (72-76), coupled with a strong bullpen performance, sent the Washington Nationals (83-63) to their first loss at Citi Field since June 29th of last season, snapping a 12-game winning streak with a 4-3 loss. The Nats’ streak of road dominance was historic: 12 games was the […]

fister 9-8

Fister Brilliant as Nats Go Eight Up on Braves

Doug Fister was sharp tonight, giving up just two hits in seven shutout innings, as the Washington Nationals (81-61) did just enough to defeat the Atlanta Braves (74-70), winning 2-1. After a rough stretch that saw him give up 13 runs (11 earned) in 16.2 innings over three starts, Fister (W, 13-6) was right back […]

laroche 9-7

LaRoche Helps Nats Snap Skid Against Phils

The Washington Nationals (80-61) broke their five-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Phillies (66-76) after a still-hobbled Adam LaRoche blasted two home runs off of Cole Hamels to lead the Nats to a 3-2 win. The Nationals had dropped their previous five games against the Phils, bookending a 4-2 stretch in Seattle and Los Angeles […]

laroche 9-3

Nationals Claim LA Series in Dramatic Fashion

Maybe “dramatic” is underselling it. In a game that saw three blown saves and 11 runs scored after the eighth inning, the Washington Nationals (79-59) pulled off a 14th-inning win thanks to the heroics of Adam LaRoche, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-62), 8-5. This was the game of the year, any way you look […]

harper 8-29

Nats Hammer King Felix, Crush Mariners

The Washington Nationals (76-57) pounded four home runs off of AL Cy Young frontrunner Felix Hernandez and knocked two more against the Seattle Mariners’ (72-61) bullpen, cruising to an 8-3 win and snapping a three-game losing streak. The impressive win maintains the Nats’ six-game lead in the NL East, as the Atlanta Braves wontheir third […]

fister 8-27

Fister Lackluster, Phils Sweep Nats

A tough night for Doug Fister, who gave up five runs in under six innings, helped the Washington Nationals (75-57) blow a pair of two-run leads and get swept for the first time since June by the Philadelphia Phillies (61-72), dropping the series finale 8-4. Today’s probable starters gave the impressions that the Nationals could […]

roark 8-25

Burnett Silences Nats in Loss to Phillies

AJ Burnett struck out 12 Washington Nationals (75-55) in seven innings, holding them to just one run, meaning that good pitching was not enough for the Nats, as they dropped the series opener to the Philadelphia Phillies (59-72), 3-2. Tanner Roark, as always, was solid. He put runners on the corners in the first, but […]

desmond werth 8-24

Nats Mount Huge Comeback, Score 14 in Romp of Giants

Trailing 5-0 early, the Washington Nationals (75-54) exploded in the later innings, scoring 14 runs after the third inning and eventually blowing out the San Francisco Giants (68-61) for the series win, 14-6. The Nationals finished their homestand an unbelievable 9-1, and are winners of 12 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves’ loss […]

zimmermann 8-23

Nationals Chase Lincecum, Beat Giants

The Washington Nationals (74-54) jumped all over Tim Lincecum, scoring six runs off of him in under three innings, and Jordan Zimmermann was masterful as the Nats evened the series against the San Francisco Giants (68-60), winning 6-2. The way tonight’s game started, it seemed like the Giants had designs on another explosion like the […]

fister 8-22

Panik, Giants Snap Nats’ Streak

A tough night for Doug Fister, who gave up four runs in six innings, coupled with a bad night for a pair of bullpen lefties, led to the end of the Washington Nationals’ (73-54) ten-game win streak, as they fell 10-3 to the San Francisco Giants (68-59). Fister (L, 13-4) gave up two home runs […]

span 8-21

Nats Win Tenth Straight on Walk-Off Error

Unbelievable though it may be, the Washington Nationals (73-53) walked off for the fifth time in six games on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth, earning their tenth consecutive win by a 1-0 score over the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-75), despite their offensive struggles earlier in the game. After eight and a half […]

laroche 8-18

Walkin’ Man Walks Off: LaRoche’s Blast Sends Nats to Seventh Straight Win

The lead changed hands three times in the seventh and eighth innings, but the Washington Nationals (69-53) overcame another blown save with an Adam LaRoche walk-off home run in the 11th inning, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-72), 5-4. Much like last night, this game turned all the way up to 11 in the late innings. […]

hairston 8-17

Late Comebacks Help Nats to Sweep

After turning a two-run deficit into a two-run lead, the Washington Nationals (69-53) saw closer Rafael Soriano cede three runs in the ninth, but the Nats were able to tie the game and walked off in the 11th to claim another comeback win and a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-60), 6-5. Despite the great […]

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