Nationals News

  • 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.

  • Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters

    Just as the Nationals were beginning to experience life with a fully healthy lineup, Ryan Zimmerman headed back to the disabled list Wednesday with what has been deemed a "substantial" right hamstring strain.

  • Reds hoping to find form at home vs. Nats

    The reeling Reds will try to get back on track when they return home on Friday to open a weekend series against the Nationals, with Alfredo Simon and Tanner Roark meeting in the opener at Great American Ball Park.

  • Nats farmhand Cole exhibiting elite command

    Right-hander A.J. Cole, the Nationals' No. 2 prospect, threw seven strong innings on Wednesday, leading Triple-A Syracuse to a 5-0 victory at Buffalo. Cole, ranked No. 54 on's Top 100 Prospects list, struck out six batters, walked none and allowed three hits. Wednesday marked his third straight start without issuing a walk, a streak that spans 20 innings.

  • Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee

    After a long night of chasing extra-base hits deep into the expansive corner of right field, Jayson Werth woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday.

  • LaRoche's HR lifts Nats to fourth straight win

    Adam LaRoche, who entered Tuesday hitting just .130 in July, clubbed a three-run, tie-breaking home run off reliever Rex Brothers in the seventh inning, the key swing in the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

  • Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles

    Right-hander Doug Fister and utility player Kevin Frandsen suffered twisted ankles during Monday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, but outside of some general soreness, both players were fine Tuesday.

  • Barrett continuing to gain confidence in 'pen

    Nats manager Matt Williams was encouraged by the performance of reliever Aaron Barrett on Monday. With the bases loaded with two outs in the sixth and the Nationals clinging to a 4-2 lead, Barrett struck out pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes with a nasty slider in the dirt.

  • Desmond named Nats' Heart and Hustle Award winner

    Nationals fans who watch Ian Desmond dirty his uniform with hard slides on the basepaths and dives in the infield won't be surprised by the honor bestowed upon the shortstop Tuesday. Desmond was that Nationals' recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

  • Call stands after close play at third in Nats-Rox game

    The Nationals' attempt to keep a rally alive with a second-inning challenge came up empty on Tuesday night.

  • Desmond's five hits key Nats vs. Rockies

    Ian Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run home run into the left-field seats that sparked a four-run fourth inning and helped the Nationals beat the Rockies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series in front of 33,082.

  • Nats give Harper a day off from lineup

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.

  • LaRoche picks up first multi-hit game of July

    Adam LaRoche broke an 0-for-16 slump for the Nationals' first baseman with a second-inning single. He added another single in the fifth for his first multi-hit game since June 28.

  • Fear the beard: Werth's walk-off 2B lifts Nats

    Jayson Werth's walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Brewers at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.

  • Blevins continues to struggle against righties

    Jerry Blevins has been dominant against left-handed hitters in 2014. However, he's fared dramatically worse against righties.

  • Gio records 1,000th career strikeout

    Gio Gonzlaez entered his start on Sunday against the Brewers with 995 career strikeouts -- 511 as an Athletic and 484 as a National. It only took him 2 1/3 innings to reach the 1,000-strikeout milestone.