5:44 AM EDT, Sun August 20, 2017

Giants’ Panik candidate for concussion DL

Giants’ Panik candidate for concussion DL A day after he got hit hard at the plate, he took more vision and balance tests and passed them all. The Giants might make that choice easy for him. Panik was knocked down in the doubleheader nightcap in Washington as he tried to score. The ball thrown from the outfield plunked him on his head right as Nationals catcher Matt Wieters applied the tag to the head. Panik, who seemed dazed after the play but stayed in the game, had a scheduled day off Monday anyway, manager Bruce Bochy said. Considering Panik’s concussion issues in 2016, the...

Giants update: Panik’s condition, Cain’s start, Sandoval’s swing, Stanton’s power

Panik’s condition, Cain’s start, Sandoval’s swing, Stanton’s power Panik was knocked down at the plate in the doubleheader nightcap in Washington as he tried to score. The ball thrown from the outfield plunked on the head right as Nationals catcher Matt Wieters simultaneously applied the tag. Considering Panik’s concussion issues in 2016, the Giants need to be careful and cautious. With Sunday’s doubleheader, the Giants need someone to make a spot start, and the choice is Cain over Albert Suarez, who threw 27 pitches Sunday. Pablo Sandoval was moved down in the lineup with...
Talk Nats Aug 8, 2017

Matt Wieters makes an impact with each RBI

Nobody seems to make more of an impact with an RBI on this 2017 Washington Nationals than Matt Wieters. Last night he had another RBI on a single, and the Nationals won 3-2. In fact, so far this season when … The post Matt Wieters makes an impact with each RBI appeared first on TalkNats.com.
Federal Baseball Aug 7, 2017
Matt Wieters’ slam lifts Nationals over Cubs; Will it spark the Nats’ veteran backstop going forward?

Matt Wieters’ slam lifts Nationals over Cubs; Will it spark the Nats’ veteran backstop going forward?

The Nationals could really use some increased production from their catchers. Will Matt Wieters’ big weekend spark something in the veteran backstop? Matt Wieters’ go-ahead grand slam against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon was the third of his career, and his first grand slam since 2013 was also his first home run in 22 games and 88 plate appearances, going back to June 28th, when the Nationals met the Cubs in Washington, D.C. “He’s been taking extra BP, and he’s not used to not hitting. Hopefully that will continue.” - Dusty Baker on Matt Wieters’ grand slam vs...
CBS DC Aug 6, 2017
WATCH: A Wild Weekend for Nats Catcher Matt Wieters

WATCH: A Wild Weekend for Nats Catcher Matt Wieters

His weekend started with an ejection and ended with a game-winning grand slam, but Wieters keeps his cool throughout.
CSN Philly Aug 6, 2017

Best of MLB: Matt Wieters' late grand slam lifts Nationals over Cubs

CHICAGO -- Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4
Federal Baseball Aug 6, 2017
Erick Fedde keeps Washington Nationals in game vs Chicago Cubs; Nats rally late to take series finale in Wrigley....

Erick Fedde keeps Washington Nationals in game vs Chicago Cubs; Nats rally late to take series finale in Wrigley....

Dusty Baker and Matt Wieters talked after today’s game about the work Erick Fedde did against the Cubs in his second major league start... Top Nationals’ pitching prospect Erick Fedde, 24, averaged 94-96 mph with his sinker in his major league debut against Colorado last Sunday in the nation’s capital. “I think what he gave us was better than his results were.” - Dusty Baker on Erick Fedde’s MLB debut vs COL Fedde mixed in a splitter (87-90 mph), and a slider (81-84 mph) against the Rockies, generating six swinging strikes, and throwing 40 of 87 pitches for strikes not put in...
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2017

Wieters' grand slam leads Nats to victory in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 6, 2017
Nationals 9, Cubs 4: Bullpen implosion

Nationals 9, Cubs 4: Bullpen implosion

That was... ugly. For just a fraction over six innings Sunday, it looked like the Cubs were headed for a series win, and I could have written a festive recap highlighting yet another huge day for Willson Contreras. Instead, the bullpen put together one of its worst combined outings of the year, and Matt Wieters’ grand slam in the eighth inning helped send the Nationals to a 9-4 win over the Cubs, ending the homestand on a sour note. Let’s start with the good stuff. Maybe that’ll make us all feel better. Three Cubs singles in the second inning gave the team a 1-0 lead; the third hit...
CBS Chicago Aug 6, 2017
Wieters’ Grand Slam Helps Nationals Rally Past Cubs, 9-4

Wieters’ Grand Slam Helps Nationals Rally Past Cubs, 9-4

Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam in Washington's five-run eighth inning.
Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs 9-4 (Aug 06, 2017)

Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs 9-4 (Aug 06, 2017)

CHICAGO (AP) Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday.
Washington Times Aug 6, 2017

Matt Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs

CHICAGO — Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday. Bryce Harper started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against Mike Montgomery. Ryan Zimmerman doubled against Edwards and Daniel Murphy ...
MLB Aug 6, 2017

Contreras homers twice, but Cubs fall on slam

Matt Wieters belted his third career grand slam with one out in the eighth inning Sunday to power the Nationals to a 9-4 come-from-behind victory and a series win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in what could be a preview of the National League Division Series.
Talk Nats Aug 6, 2017

OK, #THIS was the biggest win of the season!

The Washington Nationals just came from 3-runs from behind to take the season series against a healthy Cubs team. The Nationals got 5 RBIs from Matt Wieters who was the hero of this game. The post OK, #THIS was the biggest win of the season! appeared first on TalkNats.com.
Federal Baseball Aug 6, 2017
Washington Nationals rally for 9-4 win over Chicago Cubs: Matt Wieters’ slam in 8th lifts Nats to series win...

Washington Nationals rally for 9-4 win over Chicago Cubs: Matt Wieters’ slam in 8th lifts Nats to series win...

Washington’s Nationals took 4 of 7 from the Chicago Cubs this season with wins in 2 of 3 in Wrigley Field this weekend. Matt Wieters’ eighth-inning slam was the difference this afternoon. Matt Wieters’ first grand slam since 2013, and the third grand slam of his career, put the Washington Nationals up 8-4 in the eighth inning this afternoon in Wrigley Field, and the Nats took the series finale and season series from the Chicago Cubs with a 9-4 win. Nationals’ rookie Erick Fedde held Chicago to two runs through five innings, but Cubs’ catcher Willson Contreras, who’d already...

Matt Wieters Photos

Nationals Player News

  • 2

    Max Scherzer

    Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer’s balky neck earns DL stint

  • Bryce Harper

    Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast: The Heat Check, Week 21

  • Ryan Zimmerman

    Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman getting a rest

  • Gio Gonzalez

    What is your stacking order for the Washington Nationals starting rotation?

  • Matt Wieters

    Game Thread: 08/17 Padres vs. Nationals

  • Tanner Roark

    Tanner Roark ditched his sinker and the results are turning his season around

  • Daniel Murphy

    Game Thread: 08/17 Padres vs. Nationals

  • Adam Lind

    Game Thread: 08/17 Padres vs. Nationals

  • Michael A. Taylor

    Michael A. Taylor is back in the Washington Nationals’ outfield, ready to catch every ball hit anywhere near him...

  • Anthony Rendon

    Game Thread: 08/17 Padres vs. Nationals