Nationals Host Offense-Heavy Rangers in Washington

The Washington Nationals (25-27) would do well to take a page out of the Texas Rangers’ (28-26) book on offense. The Nationals, whose offense has averaged just 3.2 runs per game in May, have not lacked hits or hard-hit balls, but have failed to employ them to a winning advantage. The Rangers are a different […]


Nats Come Home To Host Marlins

 After stripping down their roster and filling it with journeymen and rookies, the Miami Marlins (26-25) were expected to have a second consecutive difficult season. And after the Washington Nationals (25-25) finished off a series win in Miami to drop the Marlins to 6-10, that prophecy seemed to be coming true.  But from there, the […]


Nationals Snap Skid With Win Over Pirates

The Washington Nationals (25-25) had suffered through four winnable losses in a row, until strong efforts from Doug Fister and a productive offense lifted them out of the mire to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27). Despite having myriad chances throughout the series, the Nationals never managed to score more than three runs […]


Nationals Go North To Face Pirates In Pittsburgh

After their storied season in 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates (19-26) aren’t quite the Cinderella they were last year. The carriage that carried them to the postseason turned back into a pumpkin, and they once again find themselves with a losing record. When the Washington Nationals (24-22) head north to PNC Park they shouldn’t give the […]


Nats Prepare To Face Strong Cincy Starters In Washington

After opening their home stand with a series win over the New York Mets, the Washington Nationals (23-20) welcome the Cincinnati Reds (19-23) to town in hopes of finishing the home stretch the way it began. The Reds are a team the Nationals can beat. They are in third place in the NL-Central, seven games […]


Ramos, Desmond Tremendous In Nats’ Victory Over Mets

After Wilson Ramos’ 0-for-4 effort on Saturday, manager Matt Williams said he was “not quite there yet, but it’s close,” in terms of his offensive production after coming back from injury. Williams likely did not predict that the resurgence of Ramos’s bat was so “close” that he would carry the Washington Nationals’ (23-20) offense a […]


Nats Keep Early Lead To Beat Mets In Opener

The Washington Nationals’ (22-19) inability to score runs in the first inning has earned them the reputation of being the “comeback Nats.” But during Friday’s game against the New York Mets (19-22), no comeback was needed, thanks to Jayson Werth. In the top of the ninth inning, Rafael Soriano put on another adrenaline-filled performance en […]


Nats Begin Homestand Against NL-East Rival Mets

The Washington Nationals (21-19) are coming home, where they will again be tasked with asserting their dominance over sub-.500 teams. This time their opponent will be the New York Mets (19-21), who the Nats have not faced since sweeping them to open the season. After a disappointing road trip out west – during which the […]


Four Homers Power Nats To Win Over Dbacks

Though some have doubted the Washington Nationals’ (20-18) grit, or their ability to secure wins in spite of adversity, they showed they could do it on Monday night when they came from behind twice to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-26), 6-5. Jordan Zimmermann wasn’t great, the bullpen continued to be great and four clutch home […]


Nationals Look To Rebound In Arizona

The Washington Nationals (19-18) fell into third place in the NL-East after being solidly swept by the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. As they cling to their barely-over-.500 record, they prepare to face the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25), which should be just the team to help them bounce back. The Diamondbacks are in last place in […]


Roark Stellar, Soriano Blows Save In Oakland’s Walk-off Win Over Nats

The Washington Nationals’ (19-17) 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics (22-15) was almost a lot of things. It was almost Tanner Roark’s third win of the year after a lights-out performance. It was almost Rafael Soriano’s eighth save and 14th scoreless inning of the season. It was almost a win for the Nationals and a […]


Fister Makes Season Debut As Nats Take On Athletics

The Washington Nationals (19-15) are piecing themselves back together. Though marquee players Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman remain on the disabled list, another marquee name will join the team to face the Oakland Athletics (20-15): Doug Fister. Fister was the highlight acquisition during the Nationals’ off-season, but has yet to throw a pitch for his […]


LaRoche Stars In Nationals’ Comeback Win Over Astros

It looked like the Washington Nationals’ (15-12) never-ending affinity for stranding base runners was going to doom them again on Tuesday night, but Adam LaRoche broke the trend. Twice. LaRoche’s 2-for-5, two-RBI effort, combined with a quality outing by Gio Gonzalez and two stunning defensive plays, led the Nationals to a 4-3 win over the […]


Nationals Head To Houston To Face AL’s Worst Team

The Washington Nationals (14-12) have the opportunity to close out April on a strong note. They will travel to Texas to play a two-game series against the Houston Astros (9-17), who finished 2013 with the worst record in baseball (51-111) and currently hold the worst record in the American League. Their low winning percentage is […]