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4/27/2015 | Simmons slide injures Yunel; Nats take exception

What began with a harmless throwing error in the fifth inning snowballed into a hard slide, an injury, a pitch behind the slider two innings later, an ejection by someone not even in the game and plenty of harsh words after the game.


4/27/2015 | Teheran, Braves continue series vs. rookie Cole, Nats

Max Scherzer will miss Tuesday's start against the Braves with a strained thumb, so prospect A.J. Cole will make his Major League debut for the Nationals. The Braves will counter with Julio Teheran as they go for the series win.


4/27/2015 | Stults, Johnson lead Braves past Nationals

Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, and Eric Stults earned his first win of the season in the Braves' 8-4 victory over the Nationals on Monday night.


4/27/2015 | Rendon scratched from rehab start due to fatigue

Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon was scratched from his rehab start Monday in Double-A because of fatigue, as he recovers from a sprained left knee.


4/27/2015 | Thumb injury pushes Scherzer's scheduled start back

A strained thumb will push Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer's scheduled start on Tuesday back at least a few days. Rookie A.J. Cole will start in Scherzer's place.


4/26/2015 | Gio's homecoming start derailed in 4th inning

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez showed Sunday afternoon that it's not wise to come home all the time. The Miami-area native didn't pitch well in a 6-2 loss to the Marlins.


4/26/2015 | Williams preaches patience on losing streak

After getting swept by the Marlins this weekend, the Nationals find themselves on a five-game slide, their longest such streak since July 2013. The Nationals continue to have problems offensively and defensively. The pitching staff hasn't exactly dominated opposing hitters, either.


4/26/2015 | Marlins roll to 5th straight win with sweep of Nats

The Nationals created an opening in the fourth inning, botching a rundown play, and the Marlins made them pay. Adeiny Hechavarria delivered a three-run triple, Giancarlo Stanton added an RBI triple, and Miami rolled to a 6-2 victory on Sunday at Marlins Park.


4/26/2015 | Scherzer could miss start with thumb injury

Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. After Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins, manager Matt Williams indicated that Scherzer would not take his next turn in the rotation Tuesday.


4/25/2015 | Williams, Nats ready to turn page on rough stretch

If Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Marlins was any indication, the Nationals may have hit rock bottom. The Nationals couldn't do anything right.


4/25/2015 | No need to panic, but Nationals' bats must step up

The team that is generally acknowledged to have baseball's best pitching staff has started the 2015 season 7-11. More than anything else, this is an illustration that the other half of the game, even in this era of increased pitching dominance, still holds more than a hint of significance.


4/25/2015 | Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

Tom Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, and he kept the momentum rolling for the Marlins. Behind the right-hander's gem, Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria both went yard as Miami blanked the Nationals, 8-0, at Marlins Park.


4/25/2015 | Nats being careful with Span; Scherzer on mend

Nationals center fielder Denard Span was given the day off Saturday against the Marlins. After playing four consecutive games, Span's legs "were really heavy. But's that's part of the process," according to manager Matt Williams.


4/24/2015 | Nationals' offense still searching for spark

The Nationals continue to struggle scoring runs, and it played a big role in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.


4/24/2015 | Zimmermann's sharp six-inning stint yields no decision

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings for the Nationals on Friday night, but ended up with a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to the Marlins.


4/24/2015 | Koehler, Marlins host Strasburg, Nats in second of three-game set

The Marlins host the Nationals in the second of a three-game series on Saturday afternoon with Tom Koehler getting the start against Stephen Strasburg for Washington.


4/24/2015 | Prado delivers in the clutch to lift Marlins over Nats

For the third straight game, Martin Prado delivered the biggest hit of the game with a tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night.


4/24/2015 | Zimmerman playing through plantar fasciitis in left foot

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is still dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but is playing through it and was in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Marlins.


4/23/2015 | Injuries to Zimmerman, Scherzer add to Nats' malaise

After the Nationals' loss to the Cards on Thursday, manager Matt Williams revealed that Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer are not 100 percent physically.


4/23/2015 | Wacha shows off expanded repertoire to defeat elite foes

In showcasing an expanded pitch repertoire, Michael Wacha is positioning himself as one of the league's elite starters.


4/23/2015 | Adams redeems miscues with contributions at plate

While it was a largely forgettable defensive series for Matt Adams, the Cardinals first baseman found a bit of redemption with his offensive contributions, including a tiebreaking single to left off Nationals ace Max Scherzer with two out and two on in the sixth.


4/23/2015 | Zimm looks to get right vs. Latos, familiar Fish

The Nationals begin a 10-game road trip against a fellow National League East club they dominated last season. Washington won 13 of 19 against Miami en route to the claiming the division title.


4/23/2015 | Introducing uber pitching prospect Carlbert Owenolito

Last week, the world was introduced to Carlex O'Galldor, the uber prospect created at MLBPipeline.com by taking the best individual tools from five different prospects on Prospect Watch.


4/22/2015 | Grace's whirlwind day ends with successful MLB debut

Matt Grace's day started in Syracuse, then he dealt with a two-hour plane delay before finally arriving in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals and tossing a scoreless inning of relief for his MLB debut.


4/22/2015 | Scherzer faces hometown Cardinals in series finale

Max Scherzer, coming off his first win with the Nationals, take the mound against his hometown team, the Cardinals, who counter with Michael Wacha in Thursday's series finale.




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