4:44 PM EDT, Mon April 27, 2015
CSN Washington 1 hour ago

Nats hope lineup tweak will spark offense

The Nationals are trying out a new lineup tonight in Atlanta, hoping it will produce better results. Get live updates from Turner Field on Nats Insider!
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

Matt Williams shuffled the top of his lineup ahead of Monday night’s game against the Braves, moving struggling Ryan Zimmerman to the second slot and dropping Yunel Escobar to the fifth hole behind Bryce Harper. Escobar has had the most consistently good at-bats of anyone on the Nationals, and will likely get chances to move runners and drive in runs in that spot, particularly given Harper’s recent propensity for walking.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 1 hour ago

Cedeno on the move again, one week after Nats traded him

One week after the Nationals drafted Xavier Cedeno to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the lefty reliever is on the move again.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Yordano Ventura is baseball’s most hated player — and other things we learned

Things we learned this week — other than that every mistake the Nationals make kills them.1. The Royals might be the most hated team in baseball, and Yordano Ventura the most hated player. Their bullpen is unbeatable, with the game’s best ERA (0.78). They’re hitting at an extraordinary clip (.295). Yet that doesn’t seem to be enough for Kansas City, which has brawled its way to the top of the American League Central. Ventura was at the center of last week’s scuffle with the Athletics — he pointed to his head after being ejected for throwing behind Brett Lawrie, a gesture widely...
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

State of the Nats: Looking up in the standings

The Nationals are in last place in the NL East after losing five straight games and sit five games under .500. Now they have to face the two teams at the top of the division standings.

State of the Nats: Looking up in the standings

Top storylines: Little is going well – The Nationals are in last place in the NL East after losing five straight games and sit five games under .500. It is a place few predicted the Nationals would fall to even a week ago when things were starting to turn up. Lately it has been the Nats’ offense…
Washington Post 5 hours ago

Nats Journal: Blake Treinen’s improving slider

ATLANTA — Among the few positives the Nationals could take from an otherwise gloomy weekend in Miami was the performance of right-handed reliever Blake Treinen. Like the rest of the Nationals’ relievers, Treinen has pitched through ups and downs this season. He is working more high-leverage innings than he used to, and he sometimes has cruised behind sinking fastball. And sometimes he hasn’t.Read full article >>
MASN Sports 7 hours ago

Renda, Difo, Skole, Suero, Lively, Ward and Taylor shining early in Nats system - Byron Kerr

Checking in on some minor leaguers in the Nats system who are off to good starts

Opposite dugout: First series against new-look Braves lacking usual feel

Opposite dugout: Braves have many new faces, but are struggling to score runs

Marty Niland: A veteran club like the Nats shouldn't be playing like this

There are many ways to break out of a losing streak. A good way to extend one, however, is to make silly plays, something the Nationals have gotten good at during their current five-game skid. Let's review the fun, shall...
Washington Post 9 hours ago

Nats Journal: A closer look at the Nationals’ slumping offense

MIAMI — Among the definitions Merriam-Webster provides for the word “slump” is “a period of poor or losing play by a team or individual.” By that definition, and probably by any other, the Nationals offense is in a slump.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 16 hours ago

When will slow-developing bats come around?

Jayson Werth and Denard Span are back but struggling. Anthony Rendon remains on the DL. How long will it take before the Nationals' lineup is both healthy and productive?

Marlins pick up first sweep of season with win over Nationals

Throughout three incredibly frustrating weeks, the Marlins have been adamant.
CSN Washington 22 hours ago

At 7-12, Nationals still searching for answers

Stuck in a 5-game losing streak that dropped them to 7-12, the Nationals can't seem to find the answers to what ails them.

Still searching for answers

MIAMI — You’re never as bad as you look during a long losing streak, and you’re never as good as you look during a long winning streak, but at what point does the losing start becoming an actual reflection of what you are as a ballclub? Not after a mere 19 games, the Nationals insist.…

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