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 […]


Strasburg Shuts Down D-backs in Nats’ 8-1 Rout

The party just keeps on going. With their 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-73), the Washington Nationals (71-53) won their eighth straight game to maintain their NL-best record. There was significantly less spilled Gatorade on Tuesday night, as the Nats ended their streak of three walk-offs in a row, but the taxed bullpen thanked […]


Ramos walk-off gives Nats NL’s best record

After Wilson Ramos’s ball bounced off the right field warning track and into the bullpen, he became one of many to get ice poured on his head this week. But he was the only one to lead the Washington Nationals (68-53) to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-59) with a walk-off ground-rule double. […]


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 […]