Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery Friday to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee. The club announced the debridement and microfracture surgery was performed successfully by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, an orthopedic surgeon in Ohio.
Dusty Baker will not return as the Nationals’ manager in 2018, the club announced Friday afternoon, a stunning development after Baker’s two successful seasons at the helm.
There was a lot to be proud of for these Nationals in one of the most exciting seasons in franchise history. Here are some of those good memories from the 2017 season.
As the Nationals begin this offseason — which came much sooner than they expected — the biggest question looming will be the status of manager Dusty Baker.
In one of the most erratic roller-coaster rides of a game many of the Nationals said they had ever experienced, Washington fell to the Chicago Cubs, 9-8, in a pivotal National League Division Series Game 5 contest Thursday night.
It was long, grueling, dramatic and historic. When the dust settled at Nationals Park late Thursday night — technically in the early hours of Friday morning on the East Coast — the Cubs had outlasted the Nationals, 9-8, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.
The clubhouse had been prepared for a celebration. Instead, the Nationals sat inside trying to make sense of it all, how such a promising season could end so abruptly once again.
As the Nationals dealt with another painful early exit from the postseason, it was seemingly difficult for them to pinpoint exactly why they were not able to fulfill their mission and expectation to dethrone the defending World Series champions and finally experience the thrill of advancing to the National League Championship Series.
As he tried to make sense of it all, with tears forming in his eyes, Jayson Werth kept coming back to one phrase. “I can’t believe we lost that game,” he repeated after the Nationals’ heartbreaking 9-8 loss to the Cubs on Thursday in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented […]
Another first-round loss meant another long winter of what-ifs for the Nationals, a team that appeared as well-rounded as it’s ever been to make it over that previously unattainable hump.
And then there were four. The Cubs rallied against the Nationals and Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series.