7:48 PM EDT, Sun April 20, 2014
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Nationals vs. Cardinals: Denard Span’s sacrifice fly lifts Washington to 3-2 win over St. Louis

Early Saturday evening, the ferocity of the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen forced Jayson Werth to reconsider the complexion of building a pitching staff. Ever since the Washington Nationals succumbed to them in the 2012 playoffs, Werth had been awed by how many flame-throwers the Cardinals possessed. Read full article >>
MASN Sports 5 hours ago

Cardinals get to Nats in second inning again - Byron Kerr

The Cardinals' hottest hitter connected with a big hit to start the second inning against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg to open the scoring. Matt Adams' double led off the second frame, and was followed by a Yadier Molina single. Strasburg...
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 19

The Nationals can split their four-game series against the Cardinals today. Stephen Strasburg will need improve upon his performance in the first inning. In four opening frames this year, Strasburg has allowed six earned runs on nine hits, including two homers. The Nationals will face Shelby Miller,...
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 6 hours ago

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 19

The Nationals can split their four-game series against the Cardinals today. Stephen Strasburg will need improve upon his performance in the first inning. In four opening frames this year, Strasburg has allowed six earned runs on nine hits, including two homers. The Nationals will face Shelby Miller, who last year won both his starts against […]

About Bryce Harper’s removal

Manager Matt Williams said Bryce Harper’s removal from Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Cardinals would be forgotten by Sunday afternoon. Sure enough, Harper is back in the lineup and batting second. We will move on, too – Stephen Strasburg against this Cardinals lineup is plenty of theater to chew on – but not before emptying […]
Washington Post 7 hours ago

Nats Journal: About Bryce Harper’s removal

Manager Matt Williams said Bryce Harper’s removal from Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Cardinals would be forgotten by Sunday afternoon. Sure enough, Harper is back in the lineup and batting second. We will move on, too Stephen Strasburg against this Cardinals lineup is plenty of theater to chew on but...

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CSN Washington 19 mins ago

Nationals grind their way to walk-off victory

Trailing most of the day, the Nationals rallied late to beat the Cardinals and salvage an important series split against the defending NL champs.
Washington Post 48 mins ago

Boswell: Bryce Harper needed a reality check, and Matt Williams gave it to him with benching

The free scorecard handed to fans this weekend at Nationals Park has a picture of Bryce Harper on the cover, running full speed, hat off and hair standing straight up. The headline: “Nothing But Hustle.” Read full article >>
MASN Sports 57 mins ago

Span, Strasburg, Harper and Werth react after walk-off win over Cardinals - Byron Kerr

The Nationals' comeback to beat the Cardinals 3-2 on a Denard Span sacrifice fly in the ninth gave them their sixth come-from-behind win this season. They split the four-game set with St. Louis, improving to 5-1 in series finales. The...

DC Sports Bog: Nats on Bryce Harper: ‘Nothing but Hustle’

“We made an agreement,” Matt Williams said on Saturday, after pulling Bryce Harper for not running out a groundball. “He and I made an agreement. This team made an agreement that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times.” Read full article >>
CSN Washington 6 hours ago

Former Nats catcher Chris Snyder retires from MLB

Former Nationals catcher Chris Snyder has retired from the game of baseball after 10 major league seasons.
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Bryce Harper's 'nothing but hustle' Nats magazine (PHOTO)

On a day Nationals manager Matt Williams benched Bryce Harper for "lack of hustle," there was a bit of a coincidence involving the pregame magazine distributed by the team.
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Espinosa making most of his playing opportunity

With Ryan Zimmerman on the DL, Danny Espinosa has made the most of his opportunity to play every day for the Nationals.

Espinosa making the most of everyday opportunity

The Nationals were adamant about retaining Danny Espinosa on the heels of a disastrous 2013, despite interest from other clubs over the winter, for one simple reason: He would be their best option to take over an everyday role in the event of injury to any of their starting infielders. Sure enough, with Ryan Zimmerman
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Harper, Williams and Werth on benching (VIDEO)

We at CSN had a camera at Nationals Park for the aftermath, and got reaction from Harper himself, manager Matt Williams and veteran outfielder Jayson Werth.

Nationals’ defense can’t back Jordan Zimmermann

Facing the lineup that battered him more than any other, Jordan Zimmermann found his most difficult opponent lurking behind him. On the rare day Zimmermann solved the Cardinals, his defense unraveled during one critical inning. The Nationals’ final, furious rally fell short in their 4-3 loss to the Cardinals and Bryce Harper’s benching overshadowed everything […]
Washington Post 22 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals’ defense can’t back Jordan Zimmermann

Facing the lineup that battered him more than any other, Jordan Zimmermann found his most difficult opponent lurking behind him. On the rare day Zimmermann solved the Cardinals, his defense unraveled during one critical inning. Read full article >>
MASN Sports Apr 19, 2014

Harper, teammates react to Williams' decision to pull him from game - Byron Kerr

Harper, teammates react to Williams' decision to pull slugger from game in sixth

Matt Williams removes Bryce Harper for ‘lack of hustle’

Nationals Manager Matt Williams yanked Bryce Harper from the Nationals’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals this afternoon for “lack of hustle” and “the inability to run 90 feet” after Harper did not reach first base on a groundball back to the pitcher in the sixth inning, a decision the rookie manager stood behind even after […]

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