Nationals Finish Road Trip In Miami

In their quest for home-field advantage in the playoffs, the Washington Nationals (87-64) will next face the Miami Marlins (74-77), who based on their recent misfortunes should be a prime opponent to rack up wins against. The Marlins just finished a 10-game road trip, during which they played the Brewers, Phillies and Mets and lost […]


Souza Hits First ML Home Run In Nats’ Loss To Braves

A day after claiming their NL East crown, the Washington Nationals (87-64) ended their four-game winning streak with a loss to the Atlanta Braves (76-76), who broke out of a five-game losing streak. The Nationals ran out a lineup of bench players and September call-ups, giving their usual starting lineup some much-deserved rest after a […]


Nationals Win NL East Title With Victory Over Braves

Let them drink champagne. Lots of it. The Washington Nationals (87-63) clinched their second division title in three years with a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves (75-76) on Tuesday night, becoming the first division winners this year just minutes before the Orioles became AL East champions in Baltimore. Before they donned their goggles and trashed […]


Nationals Look To Clinch NL East In Atlanta

The fate of the National League East could be reduced to one series as the Washington Nationals (85-63) take on the Atlanta Braves (75-74) for the final time this season. The Nationals lead the division by 10.5 games and have a magic number of four, but against their second-place opponent the Nats would need to […]


Zimmermann, Ramos Power Nats To Win In Series Finale

The Washington Nationals (85-63) are steamrolling their way to the NL East crown, and after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the New York Mets (72-78), their magic number to win that title was lowered to five. Jordan Zimmermann’s (W, 12-5) effort resulted in a Nationals win for his ninth consecutive start, Wilson Ramos homered and Drew […]


Mets Hope To Stay In Wild Card Race With Series Against Nats

In a fitting matchup to honor the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Washington Nationals (82-62) will travel to New York to play the New York Mets (71-75) in their final face-off at Citi Field of the season. The Mets are hoping to use this series to keep their postseason hopes alive, at 5.5 games […]


Roark Earns 13th Win In Series Opener With Mets

The Washington Nationals (83-62) lowered their magic number to nine in convincing fashion on Thursday night with a 6-2 win over the New York Mets (71-76). Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered, Tanner Roark finally got his 13th win, and the Mets’ starting pitcher and manager were both ejected in a drama-filled evening. LaRoche kicked […]


Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down […]


Last-Place Phillies Claim Season Series With Win Over Nats

The domineering Washington Nationals (79-61) from August were nowhere to be found on Saturday in their 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (66-75). Tanner Roark had a quality outing, but key mistakes put his team in a hole it couldn’t get out of. The offense performed decently and had several chances to score, but they […]


Soriano Blows Lead, Nats Lose To Phillies In Extras

It looked like the Washington Nationals (79-60) had the win in the bag after a nearly flawless outing from Stephen Strasburg, an explosive offensive performance and a five run lead. Until all of that melted away into a blown save by Rafael Soriano, a nearly silenced offense and a 9-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies […]


Nationals Start September Against Fellow First-Place Team

In September, even when the weather is still 90 degrees and humid, rumors of fall begin to spread and with each game baseball begins to matter a tiny bit more. It’s the final month of the regular season, when teams can charge toward the playoffs or crumble under their looming presence. The Washington Nationals (77-59) […]


Nats Homer Their Way Past Dodgers In 6-4 Win

The calendar changed, but the energy of the Washington Nationals (78-58) did not. They played with every bit of enthusiasm they marched through August with as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-61), 6-4, in yet another homer-filled win. Denard Span led the charge for the Nationals, blasting two balls out of the park in […]


Harper Homers Twice, But Nats Drop Finale In Seattle

Balls don’t carry at Safeco Field, they said. Watch us prove you wrong, the Nationals said. But despite their best effort at a three-day laser show, the Washington Nationals’ (77-58) three home runs on Sunday were not enough offense to propel them past the Seattle Mariners (73-62). They lost, 5-3, and failed to complete the […]


Nats Aim To End Losing Streak Against Hernandez In Seattle

The Washington Nationals (75-57), who have surged through August, will arrive on the West Coast a bit deflated. After being swept by the Phillies, the Nats will face the task of breaking out of a rut against the pitching-strong Seattle Mariners (72-60). The Mariners claim the distinction of best ERA in Major League Baseball at […]


Nats Fail To Come Back, Drop Series In Philly

The comeback Nats struggled to come back in Philadelphia. In their second one-run loss of the series, the Washington Nationals (75-56) fell 3-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies (60-72) in a game highlighted by homers. The starting pitchers for both teams – Gio Gonzalez for Washington and Cole Hamels for Philly – put in quality starts […]