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Nationals' Harper named NL Player of the Month

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month on Wednesday after leading the majors in home runs and slugging percentage in May. Harper, who leads the NL in All-Star voting, won his first career Player of the Month award after batting .360 with 13 home runs, 28 RBI, a league-best .495 on-base percentage...

Nationals' Scherzer is NL Pitcher of the Month

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for May on Wednesday. Scherzer was 5-1 with a 1.67 earned run average over six starts. In 43 innings, he led the league with 56 strikeouts and had four double-digit strikeout outings. This is the first Pitcher of the Month honor for Scherzer in his career...

Nats send Grace to minors

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals optioned reliever Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Grace heads down after a disastrous stint on the mound in Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Reds in Cincinnati, where he was charged with four hits, three runs and two walks while failing to retire a batter. For the season, the 26-year-old left-hander is 2-1 with a 5.25...

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton each had two-run hits in the eighth inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Casey Janssen (0-1) was an out away from getting out of a bases-loaded jam unscathed before Cozart lined a hit over Denard Span's head in center. He was charged with all four of Cincinnati's eighth-...

Nationals place Strasburg on DL

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness. Strasburg was removed from Friday's start against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. He is 3-5 with a 6.55 ERA in 10 outings this season. The Nationals filled the roster spot by recalling pitcher Taylor Hill from Triple-A...

Nationals' Strasburg leaves start early

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning with an apparent injury. After allowing a home run to Joey Votto in the first inning, Strasburg walked Brayan Pena to lead off the second before departing with the team trainer. He was replaced by Taylor Jordan. Entering Friday, the...

Nationals' Werth has two fractures in wrist

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth underwent a CT scan Thursday that revealed two fractures in his left wrist. Werth, 36, was injured after getting hit by a fastball from San Diego starter Odrisamer Despaigne fastball on May 15 and placed on the disabled list four days later. If his rehab program goes as planned, he could return as early as...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester, Bryce Harper smacked a solo homer and the Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the rubber match of a three-game set. Scherzer (6-3) and Lester (4-3), two of the most coveted free agents this past offseason, combined to strike out 23 batters. Scherzer fanned 13, scattered five hits and walked just one...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 4 years 2 months ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Addison Russell doubled home Jonathan Herrera in the bottom of the ninth as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Herrera reached on a fielder's choice and an error off Matt Grace (2-1), and Russell ripped a 1-0 changeup into the left-center gap for the win. Hector Rondon (3-0) earned the win for a scoreless ninth...

Nats activate Janssen from the DL

By The Sports Network, 4 years 3 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals activated pitcher Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list Friday. Janssen, who signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in February, missed the first 41 games with right shoulder inflammation. The 33-year-old right-hander spent his first eight seasons with Toronto, where he compiled a 29-24 record with a 3.52 earned...