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Tanaka throws three scoreless in rehab start

Tanaka throws three scoreless in rehab start

MLB.com Updated 10 hours ago
Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka successfully began his Minor League rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night with three scoreless innings, throwing 25 of his 41 pitches for strikes. Tanaka threw 29 pitches in a bullpen s…
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  • The Nats Are Making A Mess Of Their Uniforms, My God

    The Nats Are Making A Mess Of Their Uniforms, My God

    deadspin.com 14 hours ago
    This season, the Nationals have taken up the rather messy celebratory anointing of players with chocolate syrup. The Washington Post put together a explainer that promises “a comprehensive look” at the origins and impact of the ritual dousing of ice cre…
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  • Umpire Marvin Hudson takes heat from analysts for Bryce Harper …

    Umpire Marvin Hudson takes heat from analysts for Bryce Harper ejection

    Maybe ejecting Bryce Harper and Matt Williams for something only he knows in the third inning of Wednesday’s game at Nationals Park was all part of Marvin Hudson’s plan to get noticed. Few, if any, of the 37,648 fans in attendance could’ve picked the 17…
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  • The Potomac Nationals have Lando and Cloud City on their Star W…

    The Potomac Nationals have Lando and Cloud City on their Star Wars jerseys

    washingtonpost.com 16 hours ago
    Just about every pro baseball team has held a Star Wars Day by now. So if you want to make your Star Days Day stand out, you have to do something different. Like turn your uniforms into an homage to Lando Calrissian and Cloud City. “This is the first ti…
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  • Nationals 3, Yankees 2: Foul Fly Ball Lands With Thud, as Do Ya…

    Nationals 3, Yankees 2: Foul Fly Ball Lands With Thud, as Do Yankees

    nytimes.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Carlos Beltran let a ball fall foul without trying to make a play, and the prolonged at-bat wound up costing the Yankees, who have lost seven of eight.
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  • Nats alone in 1st place after edging Yanks late

    Nats alone in 1st place after edging Yanks late

    MLB.com May 20 (yesterday)
    Denard Span's single broke a tie in the seventh inning and helped the Nationals edge the Yankees, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
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  • Virginia-themed concession stand and new team store open at Nat…

    Virginia-themed concession stand and new team store open at Nats Park

    washingtonpost.com May 20 (yesterday)
    With the Yankees in town for the first of two games, the Virginia-themed concession stand behind Section 113 and the new main team store beyond center field opened Tuesday at Nationals Park. Virginia Country Kitchen offers ham and chicken biscuits, mac-…
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  • Yankees fan spends a game with the Nationals grounds crew after…

    Yankees fan spends a game with the Nationals grounds crew after winning auction

    washingtonpost.com May 20 (yesterday)
    As Lawrence Fung and his wife, Sarah Yuen, made the drive to D.C. from their home in Brooklyn for Tuesday’s Nationals-Yankees game, Fung looked at the foggy conditions outside his car window and hoped for rain. In December, Fung won the opportunity to w…
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  • Relive all 10 of Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off home runs

    Relive all 10 of Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off home runs

    Ryan Zimmerman hit his 10th career walk-off home run in the Nationals’ 8-6 win over the Yankees on Tuesday, which puts him in some ridiculously impressive company. Zimmerman’s 10 walk-off home runs in 11 seasons are tied with Mike Schmidt, Albert Pujols…
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  • Ellsbury goes on DL with right knee sprain

    Ellsbury goes on DL with right knee sprain

    MLB.com May 20 (yesterday)
    Jacoby Ellsbury has been a catalyst atop the Yankees' lineup all season, but they will continue without his services for at least two weeks after the outfielder sustained a right knee sprain in Tuesday's 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Nationals.
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  • Nationals 8, Yankees 6: Even Cleanshaven Faces Cannot Help Yank…

    Nationals 8, Yankees 6: Even Cleanshaven Faces Cannot Help Yankees Stop Their Slide

    nytimes.com May 19 (2 days ago)
    Sans mustaches after losing five of their past six games, the Yankees lost to the Nationals on a home run in the bottom of the 10th.
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  • Difo singles in first MLB at-bat; Werth to DL

    Difo singles in first MLB at-bat; Werth to DL

    MLB.com May 19 (2 days ago)
    The Nationals on Tuesday called up infielder Wilmer Difo from Double-A Harrisburg and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday.
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  • Old friends Shreve, Harper could face off

    Old friends Shreve, Harper could face off

    MLB.com May 19 (2 days ago)
    Should there be an opportunity for Chasen Shreve to face Bryce Harper this week, you might see a couple of smiles exchanged. That would be a rare reaction for the Nationals slugger to get from an opposing pitcher, considering his recent offensive tear.
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  • Post Sports Live: What’s next for Wizards, Capitals

    Post Sports Live: What’s next for Wizards, Capitals

    washingtonpost.com May 19 (3 days ago)
    The Washington Post’s Des Bieler, Neil Greenberg and Chelsea Janes join host Gene Want to discuss offseason priorities and hopes for the Capitals and Wizards, analyze the Nationals season so far and debate which Redskins rookie will have an easier trans…
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  • Nats’ Denard Span shows off the ‘man cave’ in his Tampa home

    Nats’ Denard Span shows off the ‘man cave’ in his Tampa home

    washingtonpost.com May 18 (4 days ago)
    Nationals outfielder Denard Span and his fiancée Shadonna Copeland recently showed off their Tampa home in a video for Coldwell Banker’s “Home Field Advantage” series. Span proves to be quite the comedian. “My favorite room in our home is the kitchen,” …
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  • Nats’ Bryce Harper is on fire, just ask his teammates

    Nats’ Bryce Harper is on fire, just ask his teammates

    washingtonpost.com MLB.com May 18 (4 days ago)
    In Sunday’s series finale at San Diego, a 10-5 Nationals victory, Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 14th home run, but he was more excited about his fifth-inning triple. Harper, who ditched his batting helmet between first and second base, pu…
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  • Bryce hits 13th homer as Nats rout Padres

    Bryce hits 13th homer as Nats rout Padres

    MLB.com May 16 (6 days ago)
    Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 13th home run and was one of four Nationals with two RBIs behind Jordan Zimmermann, who struck out six Padres over six innings in a 10-0 Washington win.
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  • Scherzer Shuts Down Padres to Lead Nationals to 4-1 Win

    Scherzer Shuts Down Padres to Lead Nationals to 4-1 Win

    nytimes.com May 16 (6 days ago)
    Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 13th homer and Jordan Zimmermann and A.J. Cole combined on a seven-hitter to lead the Washington Nationals to a 10-0 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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  • Video - Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game 02:58

    Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game

    Mar 1
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper talks about the importance of staying healthy this season and his expectations for Washington with a rotation full of great starters.
  • Video - Nationals: Spring Players To Watch 01:31

    Nationals: Spring Players To Watch

    Mar 1
    A number of superstars can be found on the Nationals roster, but if the team is hoping to get even farther this season, it'll need help from Aaron Barrett and hope Ryan Zimmerman wil improve while playing a new position.
  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.

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