Soriano Blows Save, Nationals Fall To Giants

For the second game in a row, Rafael Soriano gave up a long fly ball with two outs in the ninth inning that would represent runs for the San Francisco Giants (53-67). Only this time, Soriano’s outfielders couldn’t bail him out, as the ball rocketed into the right-field bleachers, and the Washington Nationals (59-61) ultimately […]

Storen Recalled To Majors, Mattheus Optioned To Triple-A

The Nationals have recalled RHP Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned Ryan Mattheus down to work on getting himself right. Mattheus, since returning from the DL after breaking his hand punching a water cooler, simply hasn't been able to get it done. He has a 9.45 ERA and opponents are hitting .393 against him […]

Nats Win Rain-Soaked Series Opener Against Giants

  It was a soggy victory, but the Washington Nationals’ 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants was a victory nonetheless, giving them a modest four-game winning streak for just the third time this season. The Nationals sandwiched nine innings of baseball around a 77-minute rain delay, and kept their offense humming dimly throughout, even […]

Nats Look To Take Advantage Of Giants’ Struggles At Nationals Park

  Two darlings of the 2012 season will face off at Nationals Park this week, but both the Washington Nationals (57-60) and the San Francisco Giants (52-65) find themselves in drastically different positions than they were last year, when the Nats swept the Giants in Washington. The 2012 World Series champions are in last place […]

Strasburg Throws First Complete Game In Shutout Of Phillies

If you blinked, you probably missed the slightest of smiles that flickered across Stephen Strasburg’s face as he stepped off the mound after the Washington Nationals’ (57-60) 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (52-65). Strasburg had just closed the book on the first complete-game shutout of his career, and true to form, he hardly showed […]

Werth Gets 1,000th Career Hit In Nats’ Rout Of Phillies

The Washington Nationals (56-60) might not have one official team leader among their ranks, but on Saturday night Jayson Werth demonstrated why he has continued to be the captain of their offense. The 11-year veteran blasted his 1,000th career hit out of Nationals Park, highlighting an explosive night for the previously anemic Nationals offense, as […]

Nats’ Offense Beats Lannan, Phillies To Snap Skid

After enduring a miserable series sweep by the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals (55-60) showed some fight against another NL East rival, the Philadelphia Phillies (52-63), in a 9-2 victory. All the elements that generally haven’t been working for the Nationals this season were operating in full force on Friday night. Dan Haren pitched a […]

Nats Host Phillies In Face-Off For Second Place

Even as the Washington Nationals (54-60) have continued to play rock-bottom baseball since the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Phillies (52-62) have not been able to overtake them in the standings due to their own substandard level of play. The second-place Nationals are 15.5 games out of first place, and the Phillies are in fourth at […]

Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short, Nats Swept By Braves

  If there was ever a moment to admit to yourself that the Washington Nationals’ (54-60) season as contenders was over, it was after Wilson Ramos’ line drive thudded into Jason Heyward’s glove in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, leaving the bases loaded and conceding a 6-3 victory to the Atlanta […]

Benches-Clearing Incident Fails To Inspire Nats To Beat Braves

The 2013 Washington Nationals (54-59) have seemed to lack the on-field passion they played with in 2012. On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves (69-45) nearly inspired some of that fabled Natitude, with a benches-clearing incident in the fifth inning. But, the Nationals’ fire was soon extinguished, and they fell to the Braves, 2-1. In the […]

Nationals Promote RHP Tanner Roark

With Ross Ohlendorf landing on the 15-day disabled list and Taylor Jordan approaching his innings limit for the season, the Nationals had very few options to promote from the minor league system. The list included Nate Karns, who had a cup of coffee with the Nats earlier this season, Danny Rosenbaum, and yes, even Yunesky […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 60

We've made it to episode 60 of the podcast, and we had a crazy week to talk about. We have to talk about the bad stuff, which includes the sweep by the Tigers, the Ross Ohlendorf and Ross Detwiler injury announcements, and steroids. It also includes the good stuff, like Jordan Zimmermann and Dan Haren […]

Nats Offense Again Fails To Capitalize In Frustrating Loss To Braves

  They were 90 feet away. But “almost” doesn’t win baseball games, and “almost” is why the Washington Nationals (54-58) find themselves looking up at the Atlanta Braves (68-45) from the bottom of a 13.5-game deep pit after their 3-2 loss on Monday night. In many ways, the loss was a microcosm of the Nationals’ […]

Nats Tasked With Stopping Braves’ Win Streak In Washington

It could have been a showdown, a dogfight between two teams salivating for the division crown. Instead, when the Washington Nationals (54-57) host the Atlanta Braves (67-45) for a three-game set at Nationals Park, they will simply need to focus on not embarrassing themselves. Failing to challenge the Braves in this series could potentially put […]