9:17 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Washington Post 12 hours ago

Nats, Giants jockey for October position

Apparently, the Fourth of July, the exact midpoint of the Nationals’ season, is a synopsis of how it’s going to be for Washington this year. Something wonderful. Something rotten. Opportunity for the meek of the earth, but trips to the disabled list for stars, one after another. Enjoy the best, fight through the rest. Try to gather the band together, all healthy, at a date still to be determined.Read full article >>
Washington Post 17 hours ago

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper’s bat featured the D.C. skyline in red, white and blue

Bryce Harper used a new bat Saturday. He homered on the first pitch it met, then followed with a double and single. Most players stick with bats that make debuts like that. Harper will probably retire his, a career .750 hitter.Read full article >>
MASN Sports 17 hours ago

Patriotic Harper uses star-spangled bat to slay Giants - Byron Kerr

Bryce Harper brings out star-spangled bat, goes deep with first-inning blast
Washington Post 18 hours ago

Nationals win, but without Strasburg

For an hour Saturday at Nationals Park, things felt perfect for the Washington Nationals. They pounced on sleepy San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, one of the most fearsome starters in baseball. Five pitches into the game, both Michael A. Taylor and Bryce Harper had smashed home runs, Harper using a stars-and-stripes-decorated bat to commemorate the Fourth of July. Stephen Strasburg breezed through the first three innings until he couldn’t anymore.Read full article >>

Nats cruise on the Fourth, but Strasburg injury looms large

Despite knocking World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner out of the game, and an impressive outing by Tanner Roark, the questions will all center around Stephen Strasburg. For the second time this season, Strasburg left a start abruptly. Strasburg, who missed 25 days with neck tightness after he was pulled from his May 29 start at…
Washington Post 18 hours ago

DC Sports Bog: On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrate team and country

Apple pie. Fireworks. Bunting. Baseball. Sequins. Wait, what?One of these things is not like the other, but for Tripp Whitbeck, the shiny ornamental decoration fits right in. Not only did he break out his sequined gloves as part of his Fourth of July outfit for Saturday’s Nationals-Giants game, he owns three sequin suits, as well.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

Strasburg exits early in Nationals' 9-3 win

Stephen Strasburg left in the fourth inning. Despite that, the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3

Strasburg leaves early due to injury

For the second time this season, Stephen Strasburg left a start abruptly. Strasburg, who missed 25 days with neck tightness after he was pulled from his May 29 start at Cincinnati after just one inning, left Saturday’s start against San Francisco after 3 2/3 innings. Strasburg, who had allowed just one hit, retired Buster Posey…
Washington Post 20 hours ago

Nats Journal: Stephen Strasburg leaves the game in the fourth with apparent injury

The whole thing was going so well. Stephen Strasburg was in the midst of a near-perfect July 4 outing, backing the Nats’ three first-inning runs against Madison Bumgarner with his usual stuff and strong command. Then, with two outs in the fourth, it was over. Strasburg put his right hand to his left side, the rib cage area, then seemed to adjust his torso as if in discomfort. Trainer Lee Kuntz, manager Matt Williams and pitching coach Steve McCatty came out to check on him. After a long conversation, which appeared to be dominated by Williams, Strasburg left the game.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 20 hours ago

Strasburg leaves game early due to apparent injury

Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's start early due to an apparent injury.
CSN Washington 21 hours ago

Harper breaks out patriotic bat for the Fourth -- and it works

It didn't take long before Bryce Harper wished Happy Birthday to America.
Washington Post 21 hours ago

Nats Journal: Giants reliever Javier Lopez, a D.C. native, has the most rings among active players

When Derek Jeter retired after last season, he passed a notable title to Giants reliever Javier Lopez, who grew up in Fairfax, attended Robinson Secondary and played college baseball at the University of Virginia. Lopez leads all active major league players with World Series rings.Read full article >>
Washington Post 22 hours ago

Nats Journal: Nationals-Giants discussion thread: Game 81

UPDATE: Today’s game has been delayed to 11:20 a.m.The Nationals are halfway there, Game 81, which fittingly finds them facing off against the team that ended their season in 2014, the Giants. Clint Robinson’s two-run homer and another strong performance from Gio Gonzalez lifted the Nationals to a 2-1 win in the series opener, one that will be followed by an intriguing midseason pitching matchup of Stephen Strasburg and Madison Bumgarner.Read full article >>
Washington Post 23 hours ago

Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals-Giants lineups

The Nationals and Giants will play on Fourth of July morning in a game featuring a matchup worthy of the occasion: Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner and Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Denard Span is not in the Nationals lineup Saturday, getting a day of rest after starting Friday night’s game, so Michael A. Taylor will lead off and play center field in his place. A day after his go-ahead homer gave the Nationals a 2-1, Clint Robinson is back in the lineup against the lefty, playing first, in his first major league start against a left-handed pitcher.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 23 hours ago

Nats rolling out special Fourth of July uniforms vs. Giants

The Nationals are rolling out special uniforms for July 4th. Click inside to get a look before today's game.

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    Harper uses patriotic themed bat, homers to help Nats win

  • 1 Denard Span

    Denard Span

    Span and Rendon set the tone again

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    Gio Gonzalez

    Gonzalez heads to the mound to start series vs. Giants

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    Clint Robinson

    Nats beat Giants to ruin fine Peavy comeback game

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