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Nationals' Rendon back on DL

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals will once again be without the services of third baseman Anthony Rendon for an extended period, with the 2014 Silver Slugger winner landing on the 15-day disabled Friday due to a left quadriceps strain. Rendon, who finished fifth in voting for last year's National League Most Valuable Player Award, sat out Thursday's game...

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer, Doug Fister tossed seven scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-0 victory on Thursday. Fister (3-3) gave up four hits while striking out four and walking one. The Nationals starting pitching staff has now thrown 41 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings, a new...

Atlanta Braves (35-37) at Washington Nationals (39-33), 4:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Wisler looks to build off last week's successful major league debut on Thursday afternoon when the Atlanta Braves try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals. The 22-year-old righty took the place of the demoted Mike Foltynewicz and logged eight innings to beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday. Wisler hurled 63 of his 88 pitches for...

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 5 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th gave the Washington Nationals a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "I feel like I bring something to the team every day," Desmond said. "It felt good to drive a run in there." Bryce Harper legged out a one-out double off Dana Eveland (0-1), then back-to- back walks to Wilson Ramos and...

Nationals activate Strasburg from DL

By The Sports Network, 2 months 6 days ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Strasburg returns to the club after missing 21 games due to neck tightness that caused him to leave his last start on May 29 against Cincinnati after just one-plus inning of work. The right-hander...

Recap: Washington vs. Pittsburgh

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - An intense Max Scherzer bounced off the rubber after every strike over the last few innings, emphatically snatching the ball back from Wilson Ramos. It was quite an encore. It was nearly perfect. Scherzer followed a 16-strikeout, one-hit shutout with a no-hitter on Saturday afternoon as the Washington Nationals blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0...

Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent leg injury

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Star Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an apparent left leg injury. In the sixth inning, Harper fielded a ground ball and prepared to throw home. As he was releasing the ball, his legs appeared to get tangled up, and he tumbled to the ground. His throw was wild and landed in the third-base...

Recap: Washington vs. Tampa Bay

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Archer was not sharp, but his bullpen picked him up in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals Thursday. Tampa Bay's ace entered the game with a minuscule 0.51 ERA in five road starts, but the Nationals got to him early, and Archer (8-4) finished with three runs allowed on eight hits and two walks in five innings. After Archer...

Recap: Washington vs. Tampa Bay

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - On Sept. 28, 2014, Steven Souza Jr.'s diving catch preserved Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter on the final day of the regular season. In their first meeting since then, Souza homered off his former teammate. Souza and Curt Casali hit solo home runs in the fifth, and the Tampa Bay Rays received four solid innings from Matt Andriese in a 5-0 win over the...

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals hit four home runs and received strong pitching from Tanner Roark in their 16-4 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Clint Robinson's home run started a six-run second inning, Bryce Harper's 22nd long ball of the season led off a four-run fifth, and Wilson Ramos added insurance runs with home runs in the eighth and ninth...