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4/25/2015 | Williams, Nats ready to turn page on rough stretch

If Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Marlins was any indication, the Nationals may have hit rock bottom. The Nationals couldn't do anything right.


4/25/2015 | No need to panic, but Nationals' bats must step up

The team that is generally acknowledged to have baseball's best pitching staff has started the 2015 season 7-11. More than anything else, this is an illustration that the other half of the game, even in this era of increased pitching dominance, still holds more than a hint of significance.


4/25/2015 | Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

Tom Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, and he kept the momentum rolling for the Marlins. Behind the right-hander's gem, Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria both went yard as Miami blanked the Nationals, 8-0, at Marlins Park.


4/25/2015 | Nats being careful with Span; Scherzer on mend

Nationals center fielder Denard Span was given the day off Saturday against the Marlins. After playing four consecutive games, Span's legs "were really heavy. But's that's part of the process," according to manager Matt Williams.


4/24/2015 | Nationals' offense still searching for spark

The Nationals continue to struggle scoring runs, and it played a big role in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.


4/24/2015 | Zimmermann's sharp six-inning stint yields no decision

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings for the Nationals on Friday night, but ended up with a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to the Marlins.


4/24/2015 | Koehler, Marlins host Strasburg, Nats in second of three-game set

The Marlins host the Nationals in the second of a three-game series on Saturday afternoon with Tom Koehler getting the start against Stephen Strasburg for Washington.


4/24/2015 | Prado delivers in the clutch to lift Marlins over Nats

For the third straight game, Martin Prado delivered the biggest hit of the game with a tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night.


4/24/2015 | Zimmerman playing through plantar fasciitis in left foot

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is still dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but is playing through it and was in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Marlins.


4/23/2015 | Injuries to Zimmerman, Scherzer add to Nats' malaise

After the Nationals' loss to the Cards on Thursday, manager Matt Williams revealed that Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer are not 100 percent physically.


4/23/2015 | Wacha shows off expanded repertoire to defeat elite foes

In showcasing an expanded pitch repertoire, Michael Wacha is positioning himself as one of the league's elite starters.


4/23/2015 | Adams redeems miscues with contributions at plate

While it was a largely forgettable defensive series for Matt Adams, the Cardinals first baseman found a bit of redemption with his offensive contributions, including a tiebreaking single to left off Nationals ace Max Scherzer with two out and two on in the sixth.


4/23/2015 | Zimm looks to get right vs. Latos, familiar Fish

The Nationals begin a 10-game road trip against a fellow National League East club they dominated last season. Washington won 13 of 19 against Miami en route to the claiming the division title.


4/23/2015 | Introducing uber pitching prospect Carlbert Owenolito

Last week, the world was introduced to Carlex O'Galldor, the uber prospect created at MLBPipeline.com by taking the best individual tools from five different prospects on Prospect Watch.


4/22/2015 | Grace's whirlwind day ends with successful MLB debut

Matt Grace's day started in Syracuse, then he dealt with a two-hour plane delay before finally arriving in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals and tossing a scoreless inning of relief for his MLB debut.


4/22/2015 | Scherzer faces hometown Cardinals in series finale

Max Scherzer, coming off his first win with the Nationals, take the mound against his hometown team, the Cardinals, who counter with Michael Wacha in Thursday's series finale.


4/22/2015 | Wong, Cardinals fend off Nationals to even series

Kolten Wong homered and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead double in the eighth, and made a pair of defensive gems to lead the Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.


4/22/2015 | Rendon reports no issues after extended spring game

The plan for Anthony Rendon's rehab from a sprained MCL is taking shape, and is set to take the next step as he gets closer to returning to the Nationals' lineup.


4/22/2015 | Dodgers bolster bullpen, get Cedeno from Nats

The Dodgers added some bullpen depth Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the team designated right-handed reliever Daniel Corcino for assignment.


4/22/2015 | Headfirst slide shows off Yunel's playful side

Third baseman Yunel Escobar said he is having fun, and it showed in the 10th inning as his home run helped the Nationals defeat the Cardinals, 2-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.


4/22/2015 | Stats all, folks: Escobar caps winning night for Statcast

Yunel Escobar delivered a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, capping a stellar evening for both the Nationals and Statcast, the state-of-the-art tracking technology making its live game debut.


4/22/2015 | Statcast pinpoints Desmond's quickness, range

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond flashed his defensive potential during the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 2-1, 10-inning victory over the Cardinals. Instead of simply labeling it a highlight-reel play and moving on, however, Statcast is able to pinpoint exactly what made it such an incredible play. Statcast, a revolutionary tracking technology, made its live television debut during the Nats-Cards showcase game on MLB Network.


4/21/2015 | Lackey, Fister no strangers to big matchups

The middle contest of a three-game series between reigning division winners, St. Louis and Washington, will feature Nationals right-hander Doug Fister opposite Cardinals righty John Lackey.


4/21/2015 | Escobar delivers clutch walk-off homer vs. Cards

Yunel Escobar's home run in the 10th inning helped the Nationals defeat the Cardinals, 2-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.


4/21/2015 | Lights, camera, action: Behind the scenes of Statcast

Some of the key personnel from MLBAM and MLB Network detail what goes into the making of Statcast, and what they envision for the groundbreaking technology's future.




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