Nationals News

  • Fister outduels Latos, Reds in shutdown start

    After getting shut out Saturday afternoon, the Nationals turned the tables Sunday. Right-hander Doug Fister was outstanding for seven innings as Washington defeated the Reds, 4-2, at Great American Ball Park.

  • Rizzo proud of Thomas upon HOF induction

    White Sox great Frank Thomas' career was celebrated when the slugger was inducted into the Baseball of Fame on Sunday afternoon, and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed Thomas to his first professional contract.

  • Giolito remains atop Nat's Top Prospects list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Nats appear poised to stand pat at Deadline

    One has to wonder if the Nationals are going to make a move before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. As recently as Friday, general manager Mike Rizzo sounded like a guy who might not make a major move before the deadline.

  • Batterymates Fister, Lobaton 'comfortable'

    Nationals right-hander Doug Fister and catcher Jose Lobaton have been a good battery this season. In fact, in eight games this season, Fister has a 1.83 ERA when Lobaton is behind the plate.

  • Fish look to stay strong on hill in division tilt

    The Marlins won six of seven games during their most recent road trip behind strong starting pitching, and they look to Nathan Eovaldi to continue the trend on Monday night against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals.

  • Gio impressive, but Nats miss big chances

    The Nationals couldn't do much against right-hander Johnny Cueto, who was overpowering and helped the Reds blank Washington, 1-0, at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon.

  • Espinosa sitting, but still has faith of Nats GM

    Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa didn't start for the second game in a row on Saturday. After starting Zach Walters in Friday's 4-1 win over the Reds, manager Matt Williams decided to give Kevin Frandsen the start at second base. The last time Frandsen started a game was July 10 against the Orioles.

  • Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds

    It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.

  • Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance

    With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday, MLB.com caught up with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to get his take on the team.

  • Span records second straight four-hit game

    For the second consecutive game Friday night, Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 4-for-5, this time during the Nats' 4-1 win over the Reds, seeing his batting average rise to .289.

  • Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch

    Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper received a scare in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-1 victory over the Reds.

  • Nats' loss of Zim prompts infield moves

    With manager Matt Williams saying that the Nationals will re-evaluate Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain after two weeks, Anthony Rendon will be the everyday third baseman, and the Nats could start a platoon at second base between Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.

  • With Zim absent, Nats inquired about Beltre

    With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said.

  • Nats prospect Giolito combines on one-hitter

    Nationals No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito and reliever Joseph Webb combined for a one-hit shutout Friday, as Class A Hagerstown defeated Kannapolis, 5-1.

  • Fister becoming invaluable to Nats' rotation

    Doug Fister joined the Nationals this past winter under unexpected circumstances, his trade from the Tigers registering as a big surprise. But since acclimating to his new surroundings and overcoming an early-season injury, the right-hander has become an invaluable part of the Washington rotation.

  • Zim discusses latest injury with MLB.com

    MLB.com caught up with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Thursday evening to talk about his latest setback.

  • Streak ends at four as Nats' rally falls short

    The rallying Nationals swallowed a 6-4 loss to the Rockies, ending their four-game winning streak on the same day they stomached news that Ryan Zimmerman was sent to the disabled list for the second time this season.