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8/28/2015 | Velocity OK, is location Scherzer's problem?

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer acknowledged that the losses are painful. He admitted that he made mistakes in the 4-3 defeat to the Marlins on Friday night.


8/28/2015 | Turner impresses in first MLB start -- at second

Trea Turner made his first Major League start on Friday night, and the natural shortstop showed impressive defensive ability at second base in the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Marlins.


8/28/2015 | Marlins get to Scherzer early, hold off Nationals

The Marlins scored four runs in the first four innings off Max Scherzer on Friday night, then held on tight, earning a 4-3 win over the Nationals in the series opener.


8/28/2015 | Harper faces favorite Fish foe as Koehler gets call

Bryce Harper has tormented Miami starter Tom Koehler this season, and the All-Star slugger will get a chance to pad his stats when the two meet Saturday in the second game between the Nationals and Marlins.


8/28/2015 | Taylor OK, but injuries force Nats to shuffle lineup

Given the speed and severity that Michael Taylor crashed into the outfield wall on Thursday night, the news out of the Nationals camp on Friday was promising.


8/28/2015 | Span to undergo season-ending hip surgery

Nationals center fielder Denard Span will not play another game this season, as he is expected to have surgery on his left hip labrum Tuesday, manager Matt Williams confirmed.


8/27/2015 | Rendon ends Padres' rally with fantastic stop

With the Nationals' collective back against the wall and Melvin Upton Jr. on third base, Anthony Rendon dove to his stomach.


8/27/2015 | Scherzer aims to get on track against Marlins

The Marlins and Nationals open up a three-game series in Washington on Friday as the Nationals try to stay afloat in the National League East. The Marlins will face ace Max Scherzer, a byproduct of the Nationals shuffling their starting rotation for series against the Mets and Cardinals down the road.


8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres

The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.


8/27/2015 | Taylor day to day after crashing into wall

Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right knee contusion. He is listed as day to day.


8/27/2015 | Yunel hit on hand with pitch; X-rays negative

Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right hand injury.


8/27/2015 | Span headed to DL with left hip inflammation

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is headed to the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation, manager Matt Williams announced after Thursday's 4-2 win. He could miss the rest of the season.


8/27/2015 | Aggressive approach backfires on Yunel, Nats

Yunel Escobar knew the drill. With the Nationals' comeback almost complete and the tying run 90 feet away, Escobar's job was to hit a fly ball, drive Anthony Rendon in and hand the baton over to a hot Ryan Zimmerman.


8/26/2015 | Ross faces original club during finale in DC

Nationals rookie right-hander Joe Ross will start against the Padres for the first time in his career on Thursday, but San Diego is plenty familiar with the 22-year-old.


8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats

The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.


8/26/2015 | Sources: McLouth likely out for rest of '15

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is expected to miss the rest of the season because of shoulder issues, according to two baseball sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the news.


8/26/2015 | Call extends inning for Nats, who cash in

It was the knockout blow that should have never landed.


8/25/2015 | Road warrior Ross takes on Nationals in DC

If you think Tyson Ross, who gets the start for the Padres on Wednesday against the Nationals, will be out of his element pitching away from Petco Park, think again. In fact, Ross has had much more success pitching away from his pitcher-friendly home ballpark in 2015.


8/25/2015 | Strong Stras, slam by Zim carry Nats to win

If Stephen Strasburg's dismal start to 2015 led to plenty of questions, lately he's done nothing but provide answers. On Tuesday, the former No. 1 overall pick turned in his seventh consecutive terrific start as the Nationals toppled the Padres, 8-3, to notch their third consecutive win.


8/25/2015 | Nationals stretching out Roark in Minors

Right-hander Tanner Roark was optioned to Class A Advanced Potomac on Tuesday with a specific agenda: increase his pitch count.


8/24/2015 | Span expects to be activated, play today

Nationals center fielder Denard Span said that he expects to be taken off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and start against the Padres that night.


8/24/2015 | Eyes wide open: Turner at dawn of career

MLB.com caught up with No. 2 prospect Trea Turner to talk about his brief time with the Nationals and his future in baseball.


8/23/2015 | Consistent offense vital for Nats' pursuit

By pounding the Brewers, 9-5, on Sunday afternoon, the Nationals won their first home series since July 20-22 against the Mets. It was also the first time since late June that Washington won consecutive series.


8/23/2015 | Harper foils shift twice by going opposite way

In theory, the Brewers' defensive shift against Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper on Sunday was designed to induce outs from a pull hitter. In actuality, it opened up an entire side of the infield for one of the league's best hitters.


8/23/2015 | Shields, Strasburg square off in Padres-Nats opener

After a mutual off-day on Monday, the Padres and Nationals, both outside the current playoff picture, start a three-game series in Washington on Tuesday.




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