5:38 PM EDT, Wed September 17, 2014

Game 151: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA — Contrary to what you might think when you look at tonight’s lineup, the Nationals are not playing a split-squad game in Lake Buena Vista. They are indeed playing an actual Major League Baseball game in Atlanta. It counts in the standings and everything. You just won’t find any regulars on the field. Matt…
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 2 hours ago

Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Nationals’ clinching Tuesday night allowed them to rest their veterans, which gives tonight’s lineup a March-in-Jupiter feel. Blake Treinen replaced previously scheduled starter Gio Gonzalez, and their lineup includes no regulars. It does feature prospects...
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Nationals’ clinching Tuesday night allowed them to rest their veterans, which gives tonight’s lineup a March-in-Jupiter feel. Blake Treinen replaced previously scheduled starter Gio Gonzalez, and their lineup includes no regulars. It does feature prospects Michael Taylor and Steven Souza, bench...
CSN Washington 1 hour ago

Nationals going with all backups tonight vs. Braves

One night after clinching the NL East, Matt Williams is resting all his regulars for their series finale in Atlanta.

Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday’s lineup a day after leaving a game early with lightheadedness. Harper exited Monday’s game in the fourth inning because he didn’t feel well, and Manager Matt Williams believes the outfielder is suffering from the same flu that hit fellow teammates. Harper is starting Tuesday against the Braves in a game […]
The Nationals Enquirer 19 hours ago

Bryce Harper in custom DC fire fighter helmet during NL East clinch party

Just Bryce Harper in a fire fighter helmet given to him by the DC Fire Department during the Nats NL East Clinch Party. No big deal. (Screencap via MLB.TV/MASN)
Washington Post 22 hours ago

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper back in the lineup after feeling lightheaded

Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday’s lineup a day after leaving a game early with lightheadedness. Harper exited Monday’s game in the fourth inning because he didn’t feel well, and Manager Matt Williams believes the outfielder is suffering from the same flu that hit fellow teammates. Read full article >>
Washington Post 19 hours ago

Washington Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — Pants pulled high to reveal bright-red socks, Drew Storen stepped off the Turner Field mound and watched the ball roll into Asdrubal Cabrera’s glove. Storen slapped his glove twice and waited for onrushing teammates — reserves from the dugout, relievers from the bullpen, outfielders in shallow center leaping and bumping chests. Read full article >>
Rotoworld 19 hours ago

Storen records final out, Nats clinch NL East - Drew Storen (R) Washington Nationals

Drew Storen pitched a perfect ninth inning, allowing the Nationals to clinch the NL East with a 3-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

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Washington Post 47 mins ago

DC Sports Bog: How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Nationals’ clubhouse celebration

One of the most indelible images from the the Nationals’ clubhouse celebration Tuesday after Washington clinched its second National League East division title in three years was Bryce Harper in a custom D.C. Fire Department firefighter’s helmet. Harper’s cryptic, since-deleted tweet last Friday asking D.C. firefighters for a favor in exchange for a bat or some tickets now made sense. Read full article >>
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Boswell: This year’s MLB playoff teams have 99 problems; Washington Nationals barely have one

All across America, the brow of baseball is wrinkled with worry. Except for Washington where everything is so ideal that fans of the Nationals are entitled to mutter, “It’s a little too quiet out there.” Read full article >>

DC Sports Bog: MASN’s Dan Kolko describes being inside the Nats beer-soaked celebration

Tuesday night at the office, Dan Kolko had dozens of beers poured on his head. He collected what felt like an inch of light beer and Champagne in the bottoms of each of his dress shoes. His pants were soaked through, and his skin stank of alcohol, and his name became one of Washington’s top trending topics on Twitter. Read full article >>

Nats’ division titles are no small accomplishment

ATLANTA — Nearly every member of the Nationals organization made a point last night, amid the flowing champagne and beer and other chaos that ensued, to say their clinching of the NL East title is only the first step toward what they hope are several more celebrations to come in the next few weeks. Most…
CSN Washington 3 hours ago

Nationals' division titles are no small achievement

The Nationals have aspirations far beyond winning the NL East. But two division titles in three years is no small achievement.

Nationals Stock Watch: Plenty on the rise

We take a look at the Nationals’ past week, at a glance… Record: 5-2 Team slash: .253/.333/.407 Team ERA: 2.18 Runs per game: 4.42 STOCK UP Matt Williams, Manager This is a little unorthodox of a selection, but since the Nationals clinched the NL East Tuesday night you almost have to take a step back and credit the manager.…
CSN Washington 15 hours ago

Matt Williams quotes Robert Frost in postgame speech (VIDEO)

Matt Williams quoted Robert Frost, a famous poet, in his postgame speech after the Nats clinched the NL East.
CSN Washington 16 hours ago

VIDEO: Nats celebrate NL East title with loud music, lots of beer

The Nationals know how to celebrate a division-clinching win -- with so much beer that the whole locker room needs goggles. Our Mark Zuckerman braved the scene to get immediate reactions.

The numbers behind the Nationals’ division title celebration

As the the Nationals celebrated their division title on Tuesday night inside the visitors clubhouse at Turner Field, the man who organized the entire party was off in the side room going through empty boxes of beers and champagne. But this is clubhouse and equipment manager Mike Wallace’s duty and he wanted to ensure that the players, […]
Washington Post 16 hours ago

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman watches Nationals’ celebration from afar

In the bedlam of the visitors’ clubhouse at Turner Field, it was difficult to discern that a major piece of the Washington Nationals’ celebration was missing Tuesday night. Ryan Zimmerman, who has worn a Nationals uniform for more games than any other player, watched the MASN broadcast of his teammates in the Viera, Fla., apartment of one of the organization’s trainers. Read full article >>

Ryan Zimmerman watches Nationals’ celebration from afar

In the bedlam of the visitors’ clubhouse at Turner Field, it was difficult to discern that a major piece of the Washington Nationals’ celebration was missing Tuesday night. Ryan Zimmerman, who has worn a Nationals uniform for more games than any other player, watched the MASN broadcast of his teammates in the Viera, Fla., apartment […]
CSN Washington 17 hours ago

Nationals players react to winning NL East on Twitter

Several Nationals players took to Twitter to share their own experience from the team's second NL East championship.

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    DC Sports Bog: How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Nationals’ clubhouse celebration

  • 2 Blake Treinen

    Blake Treinen

    Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

  • 1 Nate Schierholtz

    Nate Schierholtz

    Nate Schierholtz breaks through with first hit, home run as a National

  • 1 Drew Storen

    Drew Storen

    Marty Niland: Storen is right choice as Nats' new closer

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