7:11 AM EDT, Sat July 26, 2014
Washington Post 8 hours ago

Tanner Roark has another stellar outing, Nationals earn 4-1 win against the Reds

CINCINNATI — Nearly four full months into the season, the pitcher who fought for the final spot in the Washington Nationals’ rotation in spring training stands ahead of them all. Tanner Roark, the unassuming, unheralded starter who blossomed late in his development, has long moved past any fluky hot streak. After a masterful start in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds, Roark’s body of work is large enough to prove that he is not only a major league starter but a gifted one, too. Read full article >>
Washington Post 12 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 100

Tanner Roark, who hasn’t yet spent a full season in the major leagues, is tied for the team lead in wins (nine) and has the best ERA (2.91) among the starters. He takes the mound against the Reds, who have lost six straight. An interesting stat from Stats LLC:...
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 12 hours ago

Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 100

Tanner Roark, who hasn’t yet spent a full season in the major leagues, is tied for the team lead in wins (nine) and has the best ERA (2.91) among the starters. He takes the mound against the Reds, who have lost six straight. An interesting stat from Stats LLC: The Nationals have scored in the first […]
Washington Post 14 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: The Nationals’ Racing Presidents are in Cincinnati

It’s been a big couple of days for the Nationals’ biggest Racing President, Bill, or William Howard Taft if you prefer. On Thursday, his bobblehead was revealed. Today, he’s in his hometown of Cincinnati along with the rest of the Racing Presidents for the Nats-Reds series opener at Great American Ballpark. Read full article >>
CSN Washington 8 hours ago

Denard Span leading the way for Nats in July

Denard Span went 4-for-5 in the team's 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday night, again setting the table for a lineup that has proven dangerous when healthy this season.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Span notches second straight four-hit game - Denard Span (OF) Washington Nationals

Denard Span went 4-for-5 with an RBI single, a run scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Reds.
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

The Baseball Show: Should the Nats make a trade? (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of The Baseball Show, much of the talk was about the trade deadline coming up and Ryan Zimmerman’s latest injury.

More Nationals Rumors & News

Span leading the way

The Nationals offense has been among the best in the majors in the month of July, and lately we’ve seen exactly how integral Denard Span can be in keying their success. The Nats center fielder went 4-for-5 in the team’s 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday night, again setting the table for a lineup…
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Roark, Nats win 4-1, hand Reds seventh-straight loss

Tanner Roark became Washington's first 10-game winner with a 4-1 victory over the Reds.
MASN Sports 11 hours ago

Roark and Simon in rematch of May 21 battle - Byron Kerr

Roark and Simon in rematch of May 21 match-up, Nats and Reds tied 0-0 after one
Washington Post 11 hours ago

Nats Journal: Why Zach Walters is starting at second base

While Ryan Zimmerman rests his significant hamstring strain and the Nationals await another evaluation of it, there is an obvious void in the lineup. Anthony Rendon shifted back to third base, and Danny Espinosa was expected to man second base in the meantime. But against a right-handed starter on Friday in Cincinnati, Nationals Manager Matt Williams instead turned to rookie switch-hitting infielder Zach Walters at second. Read full article >>

Why Zach Walters is starting at second base

While Ryan Zimmerman rests his significant hamstring strain and the Nationals await another evaluation of it, there is an obvious void in the lineup. Anthony Rendon shifted back to third base, and Danny Espinosa was expected to man second base in the meantime. But against a right-handed starter on Friday in Cincinnati, Nationals Manager Matt Williams instead turned to rookie […]
Washington Post 17 hours ago

Nats have their wood bat preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

If a bat doesn’t feel right to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, he’ll toss it right away. Some minor league players can have it. Harper can just tell it’s all wrong. He likes ash wood bats in the winter. Maple wood bats are for the summer. Maples are harder, and that feels right. Read full article >>
MASN Sports 19 hours ago

Bullpen's success due to solid contributions from one to seven - Byron Kerr

Bullpen's success due to solid contributions from all of Nats' relievers

Patrick Reddington: Delving deeper into Suarez not signing with Nats

Nationals scouting director Kris Kline was genuinely excited about getting left-hander Andrew Suarez with the Nats' second-round pick, 57th overall in this past June's amateur draft. Kline talked the pitcher up when he spoke to reporters about this year's picks...
Washington Post 20 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: Potomac Nationals ‘Merica Night promotion includes a Justin Bieber Demolition

The Potomac Nationals won the Minor League Baseball Promotion of the Month Award for June for their Beard-A-Palooza Weekend, which featured the Beard Olympics and a Jayson Werth BobbleBeard giveaway that had fans lining up a full three hours before the gates opened. Read full article >>
Jason Butt / Washington Post 20 hours ago

Tanner Roark is a surprise success for the Nationals

In just his second season in the big leagues, Tanner Roark has been one of the most surprising reasons for the Washington Nationals’ success. He holds a 2.91 ERA, the best of any starting pitcher on the team’s roster. In 1202⁄3 innings pitched, he’s recorded a 1.127 WHIP with 90 strikeouts. Read full article >>

Opposite dugout: Winless since the break, Reds look to get back on track

Opposite dugout: Winless since the break, Reds look to get back on track vs. Nats
Washington Post 23 hours ago

Nats Journal: Two potentially fruitful weeks for the Nationals

Since they moved into first place atop the National League East about a month ago, the Nationals have yearned to built some cushion. They have hovered near or in first place for some time now, no lead over the Atlanta Braves larger than two games. Even though they have been idle since Wednesday, the Nationals gained a half-game and sit 1 1/2 games ahead of the Braves. Read full article >>

Nationals Player News

  • 4 Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Why Zach Walters is starting at second base

  • 2 Danny Espinosa

    Danny Espinosa

    Espinosa understands, accepts reduced role

  • 2 Denard Span

    Denard Span

    Denard Span leading the way for Nats in July

  • 2 Tanner Roark

    Tanner Roark

    Nats Journal: Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 100

  • 1 Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper

    Nats have their wood bat preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

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