Nationals News

  • Wild pitch helps lift Gio, Nats over Cards

    The way the Nationals played on Friday night was the antithesis of how they played the previous night. They played much better defense and Gio Gonzalez pitched his best game of the season as the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 3-1.

  • Nats recall lefty Cedeno, send down Treinen

    The Nationals recalled left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Blake Treinen to Syracuse on Friday.

  • Recovering Ramos takes five swings with bat

    Catcher Wilson Ramos, who is on the disabled list because of a broken hamate bone in his left hand, began gripping the bat and took five dry swings on Friday.

  • Nats announce their 20 millionth fan

    The Nationals announced their 20 millionth fan at Nationals Park on Friday night. The winner, Wayne Gonsorcik, was given an autographed Ryan Zimmerman jersey and tickets to a Nationals game of his choice.

  • Zimmermann hopes to keep Nats rolling vs. Cards

    Lance Lynn will try to continue his hot start to the season on Saturday afternoon against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats.

  • Results positive for Fister in simulated game

    Right-hander Doug Fister pitched in a simulated game on Thursday and worked two innings without any problems, according to manager Matt Williams.

  • Nationals stuck in neutral against Cardinals

    Taylor Jordan labored in a three-run first and the defense committed four errors behind him, while the offense managed just two hits in an 8-0 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

  • Span sees action with first rehab assignment

    Denard Span played in his first rehab assignment for Class A Hagerstown and went 1-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored and an RBI. Span is on the seven-day disabled list due to a concussion.

  • Despite quad issue, Harper plays vs. Cards

    Despite experiencing left quad tightness, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was in Thursday's lineup and playing left field against the Cardinals. Manager Matt Williams isn't worried that the injury could get worse.

  • Nats' Souza cherishes first MLB hit

    Steven Souza Jr., who replaced Jayson Werth as a defensive substitution in right field in the sixth inning on Tuesday, singled up the middle off Dan Jennings two innings later for his first Major League hit.

  • Nationals ready to resume rivalry with Cards

    If you include Game 5 of the 2012 National League Division Series and last year's regular season, the Nationals have now lost eight straight games to the Cardinals following Thursday's 8-0 defeat in the opener of a four-game series. Is it safe to a say the Cardinals have their number? The answer is no, according to Nats first baseman Adam LaRoche.

  • Werth's tying homer confirmed by replay in Miami

    Jayson Werth had some long drives during this series held in play by the spacious dimensions of Marlins Park. But off Jose Fernandez in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, the right fielder was not denied of a home run by instant replay in the Nationals' 6-3 win.

  • Nats go deep twice to rally past Fernandez, Marlins

    Home runs by Jayson Werth and Zach Walters powered the Nationals to a 6-3 comeback win over the Marlins in front of 20,178 fans Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

  • Harper a late scratch with tight left quad

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was a late scratch with left quad tightness about an hour prior to Wednesday night's finale at Marlins Park. Harper, who left the previous two games with the same issue, has hit 10-for-19 (.556) with three doubles, a triple, three runs and an RBI on the Nationals' two-city road trip.

  • Walters hits first career homer vs. Marlins

    After tallying his first career hit against Miami last year, Zach Walters hit his first MLB homer Tuesday also vs. the Marlins.

  • Prospects Harvey, Giolito impress in duel

    In a South Atlantic League pitchers' duel that lived up to expectations Wednesday, the Orioles' No. 4 prospect Hunter Harvey slightly edged the Nationals' No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito.

  • Nats not worried about rotation's slow start

    After right-hander Stephen Strasburg allowed six earned runs on eight hits over four innings on Tuesday, the Nationals' rotation ERA rose to 5.06 for 26th in the big leagues. Last year, the Nationals posted the seventh-best ERA at 3.60.

  • Williams appreciates Harper's boldness

    Nationals manager Matt Williams talks to Bryce Harper daily about his aggressiveness, but in general, the club likes how the outfield takes charge on the bases.