1:38 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014

Denard Span is walking a ton this month

For stretches of his Nationals tenure, Denard Span has been maligned for his declining on-base percentage atop the team’s lineup. His .327 on-base percentage last season was just below league average for a leadoff hitter, and had declined from previous seasons. This month, Span has made great strides to dispel those notions. He entered July […]
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Nats Journal: Denard Span is walking a ton this month

For stretches of his Nationals tenure, Denard Span has been maligned for his declining on-base percentage atop the team’s lineup. His .327 on-base percentage last season was just below league average for a leadoff hitter, and had declined from previous seasons. Read full article >>

David Huzzard: The Nationals at the deadline and the other deadline

When it comes to the Nationals' front office as run by Mike Rizzo there are no leaks. Any rumors about the Nationals leading up to this trade deadline have been mere speculation. Danny Espinosa doesn't have an MLB quality bat...
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Nationals call Mets about Daniel Murphy

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that it's doubtful the Mets trade Murphy today.

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Washington Post 2 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Bryce Harper leads the Nationals in TOOTBLANs this season

The Pittsburgh Pirates committed one of the most ridiculous, embarrassing and inexcusable baserunning blunders in baseball history on Wednesday when a walk that should’ve loaded the bases with one out instead resulted in an inning-ending double play. Read full article >>
Washington Post 3 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Eric Byrnes says Tanner Roark is the Nationals’ ace

Tanner Roark has been a revelation for the Nationals this season. The 27-year-old leads Washington starters in wins (11) and WHIP (1.08), is second in ERA (2.74), and has gone seven innings while allowing one run in four consecutive starts after Wednesday’s win in Miami. Read full article >>

Opposite dugout: Phillies aim to keep Nats on toes with top four starters slated to pitch

Opposite dugout: Phillies aim to keep Nats on toes during four-game series

Rachel Levitin: Nats need to pay extra attention to NL East games down the stretch

It hasn't been an easy road trip for the Nationals. They're 4-4 against the Rockies, Reds and Marlins with one more game to be played before heading home on Thursday. The Nats have dropped two of three in Miami with...
Jason Butt / Washington Post 7 hours ago

How the Nationals can pull ahead in the NL East

The Nationals and the Braves have been fighting for the NL East lead all season. But the Marlins and the Mets are still in striking distance if they can put together a run. Including the Nationals’ series against the Marlins, which ended Wednesday, Washington is in a stretch of five straight series against NL East opponents (with a makeup game against the Orioles wedged in on Monday). Here’s what the Nationals need to do in their upcoming matchups to take command of the division. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 16 hours ago

Nationals Stock Watch: Roark leading Nats' rotation

After a pair of quality outings this past week, Tanner Roark now leads the team in wins. That and more on this week's Stock Watch.

DC Sports Bog: Nats introduce ‘Nats Plus’ program for half- and full-season ticket holders

The Nationals this week will announce a new membership program for all half- and full-season ticket holders, “Nats Plus,” meant to deepen the team’s connection with its biggest customers by providing increased access to players and coaches, exclusive on-field experiences and bigger discounts on concessions and retail items. Read full article >>
Washington Post 18 hours ago

Nats, O’s prepare for legal battle over rights fees, which worries privacy-conscious MLB

Throughout the bitter saga between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over rights fees from the regional sports network they share, Major League Baseball wanted above all else to keep the issue out of a courtroom and away from public scrutiny. The latter objective has become impossible, and preventing litigation in a complicated, contentious case has become the priority. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 19 hours ago

Nationals get a big rally, then hang on for dear life

The Nationals produced a late rally, but then had to hang on for dear life to pull out a 4-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

A late rally, and then another late scare

MIAMI — There are days when a team can win a ballgame on the strengths of dominant starting pitching and a robust lineup that does some early damage. And then there are days when victory comes only via some late production in key spots and some key outs recorded by the back of the bullpen.…
MASN Sports 19 hours ago

Matt Williams on the 4-3 win over the Marlins - Byron Kerr

Williams weighs in on Storen's save, Soriano's status, Hairston in a pinch
Miami Herald 19 hours ago
Miami Marlins rally falls short against Nationals as win streak ends at 6

Miami Marlins rally falls short against Nationals as win streak ends at 6

The Marlins opened the ninth inning Wednesday looking like they were ready to steal another game from the division-leading Washington Nationals.
Washington Post 21 hours ago

Tanner Roark throws seven strong innings but bullpen falters before Nats win, 4-3

MIAMI — Scott Hairston came to the plate in the top of the eighth inning of a tie game on Wednesday with little pressure. He would get only one at-bat as a pinch hitter, one of the most difficult jobs in baseball. It was his first in five days. The Washington Nationals had scored only one run over the past 21 innings. Read full article >>

Nationals Player News

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    Denard Span

    Denard Span is walking a ton this month

  • 1 Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper showing signs of improvement at the plate

  • 1 Anthony Rendon

    Anthony Rendon

    DC Sports Bog: Nationals’ Anthony Rendon really does think baseball is boring to watch

  • 1 Doug Fister

    Doug Fister

    Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 102

  • 1 Danny Espinosa

    Danny Espinosa

    David Huzzard: The Nationals at the deadline and the other deadline

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