Losses all count the same, but the past two nights have felt worse. Twice the Nationals had lead late, and twice they lost both thanks to pitching mistakes, defensive miscues and interesting choices. So in order to the stop the slow bleed, the Nationals turn to Max Scherzer (11-11, 2.88 ERA), who is making his first start in his hometown since 2008. Scherzer has a 5.01 ERA over his past 10 starts. He will be opposed by left-hander Tyler Lyons (2-1, 3.96 ERA), instead of originally-listed Michael Wacha. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>
Nats Insider | CSN Washington 5 hours ago
The Nationals may have blown two golden opportunities to win games in St. Louis the last two nights, but the Cardinals also did their part to present the Nats with those opportunities, whether in Mike Matheny’s bullpen usage or the need to start Marco Gonzales instead of Carlos...
Washington Post 5 hours ago
The Nationals will turn to their same lineup as Tuesday. Everyone is in the their usual spots with Max Scherzer on the mound against the Cardinals. Ryan Zimmerman has homered in five of his past eight games.Read full article >>
Washington Post 11 hours ago
The Nationals’ bullpen blew another golden opportunity Tuesday night, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals after Casey Janssen gave up a three-run home run in the ninth inning. It was the second time in two nights Janssen cost the team a win.Read full article >>
Stephen Strasburg will not make his next scheduled start, replaced by Tanner Roark for Friday night’s game against the Braves in D.C., manager Matt Williams told reporters in St. Louis on Wednesday. Strasburg, who came out of his last start due to a recurrence of neck tightness, has been able to play catch the last…
CSN Washington 3 hours ago
Stephen Strasburg won't make his scheduled start Friday against the Braves, with the Nationals wanting the right-hander to throw off a bullpen mound first to confirm his neck is no longer an issue.
Washington Post 1 hour ago
Stephen Strasburg played catch before Wednesday’s game and is slated to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, thus ruling him out for his next turn in the starting rotation on Friday. Manager Matt Williams said Strasburg, who has been on medication for upper...
Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman talked about the anger among Nats fans and the possibility Bryce Harper will win NL MVP.
CSN Washington 6 mins ago
Bryce Harper left Wednesday's game with an injury. Details here from CSN's Mark Zuckerman.
Washington Post 17 mins ago
Bryce Harper left Wednesday’s game in St. Louis in the fourth inning with left glute tightness, the Nationals announced during a rare in-game update. The Nationals normally do not provide in-game injury updates. But after speculation mounted about Harper’s removal from the game despite no obvious...
The second wave of September call-ups for the Nationals took place on Wednesday, as relievers Matt Grace and Rafael Martin were added to the roster, which now sits at 30. Both pitchers were recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. Grace, 26, joins the Nats for the first time since going to the minors on June 1. In…