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5/5/2015 | Marlins hang on in D.C. for Latos' first win

Mat Latos worked 6 1/3 innings for his first win with the Marlins, who held off the Nationals, 2-1, Tuesday night. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg was hit with the loss, exiting in the third inning after he battled through a shoulder issue from the outset.


5/5/2015 | Strasburg exits early with shoulder irritation

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left the game Tuesday night after working three innings against the Marlins. Manager Matt Williams said Strasburg has irritation underneath his right shoulder blade, which could be "an alignment issue."


5/5/2015 | Scherzer seeking support in finale vs. Marlins

A lack of run support has become a troubling trend throughout the season for Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who takes the mound in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Marlins and Tom Koehler.


5/5/2015 | Giolito, Lopez ready to join Class A Potomac

Nationals right-handers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez are expected to start their seasons this week for Class A Advanced Potomac. There was nothing wrong with the two pitchers, who participated in extended spring training "to build volume," said assistant general manager Doug Harris.


5/5/2015 | Nats focus on long term in Rendon's setback

Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated that the team is going to treat Anthony Rendon's oblique strain the way it did when Yunel Escobar had a similar injury during Spring Training.


5/5/2015 | Nationals acquire Mastroianni from Phillies

The Nationals acquired outfielder Darin Mastroianni from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations on Tuesday.


5/5/2015 | Escobar's 5-hit night spurs Nats' offense

Yunel Escobar is the quintessential man of few words. And as usual Monday night, the Nationals third baseman got right to the point discussing Washington's dramatic 6-4 victory over the Marlins at Nationals Park.


5/5/2015 | Rendon's rehab interrupted by oblique injury

The mystery surrounding Anthony Rendon's injury is over. The "tightness" in his left side that kept the Nationals infielder out of four rehab games last week was diagnosed Monday as an oblique injury.


5/5/2015 | Statcast signs point to Span's revival

It took Denard Span four-tenths of a second to react to the rocket that Giancarlo Stanton sent to the left-center warning track in the sixth inning of what was a tie game in Washington on Monday night, according to Statcast™. By the time the ball landed, 362.3 feet from Stanton's bat, Span had reached a top speed of 19.1 mph and covered more than 97 feet to haul the ball in and preserve the tie, an important moment in what would become a 6-4 Nationals victory over the Marlins.


5/5/2015 | Yunel's fifth hit of game lifts Nats past Marlins

The Nationals scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to overcome a two-run deficit and beat the Marlins, 6-4, Monday at Nationals Park. Yunel Escobar's two-out single to right field -- his fifth hit of the night -- scored two to break a 4-4 tie.


5/4/2015 | Strasburg squares off with Latos in NL East matchup

The Nationals' rotation is loaded with aces, though Stephen Strasburg didn't exactly pitch like one the last time he faced Miami. He gets a chance at redemption Tuesday night, when he squares off with right-hander Mat Latos, whose last start was cut short by a hamstring strain.


5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.


5/3/2015 | Nats get the job done despite RISP struggles

The Nationals did just enough on offense to edge the Mets, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. Ryan Zimmerman drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the first inning, when his broken-bat single scored Jayson Werth with two outs. However, the team went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.


5/3/2015 | Fister, 'pen combine for yet another Nats shutout

Right-hander Doug Fister and the bullpen were outstanding during the Nationals' 1-0 victory over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.


5/3/2015 | Fist bump: Nationals top Mets 1-0 again

Doug Fister became the second Nationals starter to blank the Mets in two days, and Ryan Zimmerman's first-inning RBI single proved to be enough as Washington beat New York, 1-0, for the second consecutive game on Sunday at Citi Field.


5/3/2015 | Zimm opposes Phelps in Marlins' first trip to DC

The last time Jordan Zimmermann faced the Marlins in Washington, the right-hander was making history. In the 2014 season finale, Zimmermann no-hit Miami at Nationals Park. The Marlins on Monday make their first trip to Washington this season, and they again draw Zimmermann. Miami counters with David Phelps.


5/3/2015 | One is the winning number for Nationals

The Nationals had plenty of opportunities Saturday night, but all they needed was to cash in once behind Gio Gonzalez to edge the Mets, 1-0, at Citi Field on Saturday night.


5/2/2015 | Aggressive Gio sinks Mets in stellar outing

After escaping a first-inning jam, Gio Gonzalez guided the Nationals to a 1-0 victory over the Mets on Saturday night.


5/2/2015 | Nats, Mets wrap up four-game set with Fister, Gee

The Nationals and Mets will close out a four-game series at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon with Washington's Doug Fister and New York's Dillon Gee matching up.


5/2/2015 | Rendon, Span dealing with nagging soreness

Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon was scratched from Double-A Harrisburg's lineup Saturday night because he couldn't get loose. Outfielder Denard Span was out of Saturday's lineup against the Mets because of abdominal soreness, but he is expected to start Sunday's finale at Citi Field.


5/2/2015 | Nationals lament lack of offense against Mets

After scoring 34 runs in their previous three games, the Nationals couldn't generate any offense during their 4-0 loss to the Mets on Friday night.


5/1/2015 | Scherzer pitches well, knows wins will come

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer proved that his problems with his right thumb was a thing of the past. In fact, he was very good on Friday night, but the Mets won the game, 4-0, at Citi Field.


5/1/2015 | Span out with sore abdominal muscle

Nationals center fielder Denard Span had Friday off because of a sore abdominal muscle. Span said he is still sore and is not sure if he will play Saturday against the Mets.


5/1/2015 | Nats looking forward to Mayweather-Pacquiao

On Saturday night, professional boxing will take center stage as Manny Pacquiao faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. The two fighters will battle for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring welterweight titles. Some of the Nationals' players are keeping their eyes on this fight.


5/1/2015 | Nationals continue to work on their defense

One thing can be said about the Nationals: They work hard before games when it comes to improving their defense. Before home games during the regular season, the Nationals are always working on defensive drills. On the road during batting practice, the Nationals are working on their defense.




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