LaRoche Hits 2-Run Homer, Nats Beat Marlins 3-2nytimes.com 23 hours agoAdam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Reason to Cheer in Washington: Prospect of a ‘Beltway Series’nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)A season of regional baseball bliss has given Washington and Baltimore, both with their own Beltways, dreams of a World Series clash.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)The Nationals have been moving steadily in the right direction, especially since Mike Rizzo took over the entire baseball operation in 2009. He was given his current title -- president of baseball operations and general manager -- last year.Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2nytimes.com Sep 18 (yesterday)Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Pair of D.C. sports fans documenting history one T-shirt at a timewashingtonpost.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)As they watched the champagne and beer flow inside a raucous clubhouse and Bryce Harper celebrate the Nationals’ division title in ski goggles and a custom No. 34 D.C. Fire Department fire fighter helmet on Tuesday, a pair of local entrepreneurs were te…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant takes Natitude to a new level with his custom jerseywashingtonpost.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)Oklahoma City star and D.C. native Kevin Durant wore a Robert Griffin III jersey and watched Sunday’s Redskins game with Wizards star John Wall at FedEx Field. Perhaps we’ll see him at Nationals Park in October. Durant posted a photo of himself in a cus…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)The Nationals clinched the National League East for the second time in three seasons and are contending for the NL's top record heading into October. Here are five reasons they could go all the way and win their first World Series title in franchise his…Upvote Share Tweet
Heyward's thumb hit by pitch; Simmons tweaks ankleMLB.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)Jason Heyward received some encouraging news when X-rays revealed that he did not fracture his left thumb when he was hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the Nationals. Andrelton Simmons exited after the th…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves hold steady in WC race after topping NatsMLB.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)Christian Bethancourt's sharp single accounted for each of the three runs Alex Wood received Wednesday night as the lefty extended his mound dominance in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. Atlanta remains 5 1/2 games back of the Pirates for the second NL Wil…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves Beat Nationals 3-1 to Snap 5-Game Skidnytimes.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)Three runs scored on Christian Bethancourt's single in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.Upvote Share Tweet
How Bryce Harper acquired a custom firefighter helmet for Nationals’ clubhouse celebrationwashingtonpost.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)One of the most indelible images from the the Nationals’ clubhouse celebration Tuesday after Washington clinched its second National League East division title in three years was Bryce Harper in a custom D.C. Fire Department firefighter’s helmet. Harper…Upvote Share TweetAt least one Braves fan didn’t get to enjoy the postgame concert or boo the Nationals as they celebrated their National League East title on Tuesday at Turner Field because he was ejected by the home plate umpire for shouting obscenities at Bryce Harper…Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Nationals are back on top in the NL East following a disappointing 2013 that found them on the outside looking in during the postseason. Under rookie manager Matt Williams, the Nationals rebounded and separated themselves from the pack in…Upvote Share Tweet
Zim has productive first sim game in rehab processMLB.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)Ryan Zimmerman played in his first simulated game Tuesday and was productive at the Nationals' Spring Training complex, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman was able to get five at-bats, had two doubles and ran the bases without any problems.Upvote Share Tweet
Bryce Harper respects the ‘A’ in return to AtlantaRemember the last time the Nationals were in Atlanta, when Bryce Harper dragged his foot through the Braves’ ‘A’ logo in the dirt behind home plate? Remember how mad that made people? Remember how Harper disrespected the ‘A’? #RespectTheA — Atlanta Brav…Upvote Share Tweet
Why the Nats Park mound’s Curly W turned redFive years ago, John Turnour came to Washington as the Nats’ head groundskeeper, and introduced something new to the Nationals Park diamond: a Curly W on the back of the pitcher’s mound. “Kind of putting your stamp on the mound,” Turnour explained. “We …Upvote Share Tweet
Tyler Clippard talks postseason expectations on MLB Network while rocking Zubaz pantsTyler Clippard joined MLB Network’s “The Rundown” for an interview before the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Braves on Monday and he did so in a pair of red, white and blue Zubaz pants. “It’s cold in the locker room, so I was just trying to stay warm,” Cli…Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals Run Past MarlinsSep 18The Nationals scored five runs in the top of the fourth and went on to beat the Marlins 6-2.
Web GemsSep 18Does Denard Span's diving catch top Eduardo Nunez making a throw for the out while sitting down.
Souza's First-Career HomerSep 17Nationals left fielder Steven Souza hit his first MLB home run in the Nationals' loss to the Braves.
Nationals Clinch National League EastSep 16The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-0 to claim their second National League East title in the past three years.
Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19
Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer GameSep 18Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game