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Scherzer could miss start with thumb injury

Scherzer could miss start with thumb injury

MLB.com Updated 15 hours ago
Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. After Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins, manager Matt Williams indicated that Scherzer would not take his next turn in the rotation Tu…
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  • Marlins Beat Nationals for Fourth Straight Win, Bouncing Back F…

    Marlins Beat Nationals for Fourth Straight Win, Bouncing Back From a 3-11 Start

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    Tom Koehler outpitched Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton homered, and the revitalized Miami Marlins earned their fourth win in a row.
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  • Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

    Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

    MLB.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    Tom Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, and he kept the momentum rolling for the Marlins. Behind the right-hander's gem, Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria both went yard as Miami blanked the Nationals, 8-0, at Marlins Park.
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  • Koehler, Marlins Win 4th in a Row, Beat Nationals 8-0

    Koehler, Marlins Win 4th in a Row, Beat Nationals 8-0

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (yesterday)
    Tom Koehler outpitched Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton homered and the revitalized Miami Marlins earned their fourth win in a row Saturday by beating the slumping Washington Nationals 8-0.
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  • Roundup: Three Rays Hit Home Runs in Drubbing of Blue Jays

    Roundup: Three Rays Hit Home Runs in Drubbing of Blue Jays

    nytimes.com Apr 24 (2 days ago)
    James Loney, Rene Rivera and Tim Beckham each hit a two-run homer as Tampa Bay beat Toronto by 12-3.
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  • Prado delivers in the clutch to lift Marlins over Nats

    Prado delivers in the clutch to lift Marlins over Nats

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 24 (2 days ago)
    For the third straight game, Martin Prado delivered the biggest hit of the game with a tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night.
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  • Wacha outduels Scherzer to give Cards series

    Wacha outduels Scherzer to give Cards series

    MLB.com Apr 23 (4 days ago)
    Cardinals righty Michael Wacha improved to 3-0 on the season as he outlasted and outdueled Max Scherzer in St. Louis' 4-1 win at Nationals Park on Thursday.
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  • Wong, Cardinals fend off Nationals to even series

    Wong, Cardinals fend off Nationals to even series

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    Kolten Wong homered and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead double in the eighth, and made a pair of defensive gems to lead the Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
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  • Rendon reports no issues after extended spring game

    Rendon reports no issues after extended spring game

    MLB.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    The plan for Anthony Rendon's rehab from a sprained MCL is taking shape, and is set to take the next step as he gets closer to returning to the Nationals' lineup.
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  • Bryce Harper on D.C. sports trifecta: ‘Get on the boat now or n…

    Bryce Harper on D.C. sports trifecta: ‘Get on the boat now or never get on!’

    washingtonpost.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    Moments after the final second ticked off the clock in Toronto, where the Wizards completed the second part of Tuesday’s D.C. sports trifecta, my full attention turned to the Nationals. “If Bryce Harper hits a walk-off home run,” I thought, with the Nat…
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  • What if Statcast measured the greatness of Yunel Escobar’s walk…

    What if Statcast measured the greatness of Yunel Escobar’s walk-off celebration?

    washingtonpost.com MLB.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    Yunel Escobar capped an unforgettable night in D.C. sports history Tuesday with a walk-off home run off Carlos Villanueva in the 10th inning of the Nationals’ 2-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals. Really, Escobar capped the D.C. sports trifecta with a headf…
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  • Caps, Wizards and Nats wins lead to unforgettable night

    Caps, Wizards and Nats wins lead to unforgettable night

    washingtonpost.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    The face of Washington sports Tuesday night belonged not to Nicklas Backstrom, nor to John Wall, nor to Yunel Escobar. The face I’ll remember belonged to John Hartnett, making his way toward the exit at Nationals Park, all giggles and giddiness. The 30-…
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  • Yunel Escobar celebrates walk-off home run by sliding into home…

    Yunel Escobar celebrates walk-off home run by sliding into home plate

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Washington Nationals infielder Yunel Escobar has been asked to do quite a bit already this season. Escobar was initially acquired by the team to play second base, a position he hadn't played since 2007. After Antho…
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  • D.C. sports fans revel in ultimate Capitals, Wizards and Nation…

    D.C. sports fans revel in ultimate Capitals, Wizards and Nationals trifecta

    washingtonpost.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    The Capitals, Wizards and Nationals had pulled off the D.C. Sports Trifecta before — heck, they did it earlier this month — but not like this. Not anything close to this. In the span of about 12 exhilarating minutes Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom scored an …
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  • Harper called out after not retouching second base

    Harper called out after not retouching second base

    MLB.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper made a baserunning blunder in the third inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
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  • A Wetly Annotated List of Chicago Cubs Promos and Giveaways

    A Wetly Annotated List of Chicago Cubs Promos and Giveaways

    deadspin.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    Previously: The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals .Read more...
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  • Biggest error of the Nationals season? Dumping Chuck Brown’s ‘B…

    Biggest error of the Nationals season? Dumping Chuck Brown’s ‘Bustin’ Loose’.

    washingtonpost.com Apr 21 (6 days ago)
    If you’ve been paying attention at Nats Park this season, you’ve noticed one change in presentation. After home runs, Chuck Brown’s “Bustin’ Loose” is no longer the go-to celebration song. We’ve instead been blessed with the musical stylings of Ariana G…
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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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