In his latest display of hitting proficiency, Daniel Murphy collected three hits — including a solo homer in the fourth and the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth — to catapult the Nationals to a 4-3 victory Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Daniel Murphy continued his scorching-hot month of May by collecting three-hits, including the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Nationals to a 4-3 comeback victory against the Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
The Nationals will look to seek revenge on the Phillies starting Monday at Citizens Bank Park. The last time these teams met was April 26-28 at Nationals Park, with the Phillies sweeping the three-game series on the strength of solid pitching. Tanner Roark will face Jeremy Hellickson in the opener of the three-game set.
Outfielder Jayson Werth began Sunday’s 10-2 Nationals victory on the bench. But he wasn’t on the bench watching the game vs. the Cardinals. He didn’t like the way he was hitting lately, so he decided to spend most of the time working on his swing in the cage at Nationals Park and looking at film. […]
The Nationals continue to shine with Stephen Strasburg on the mound. The right-hander pitched six solid innings as Washington routed the Cardinals, 10-2, on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.
Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake said he considers Nationals manager Dusty Baker a mentor. Leake said it’s tough to put into words how he feels about Baker. Leake played for Baker with the Reds from 2010-13.
Three games into a four-game visit to Washington, and Cardinals pitchers have shown no fear of Nationals slugger Bryce Harper: The man who leads the Majors in walks (48) and intentional walks (13) but has yet to draw a free pass this series.
Adam Wainwright helped himself with the bat and withstood a Nationals home run charge as the Cardinals won, 9-4, Saturday night at Nationals Park.
Daniel Murphy put himself in the Nationals’ record books Saturday night with his 41st hit in May, a club record for one month.
Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.
Whenever Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez talks to the media after a quality start, it’s like attending to an award show. First, he credits the catcher behind the plate, then the solid defense behind him and the bullpen that preserved his victory. Even pitching coach Mike Maddux and manager Dusty Baker get honorable mentions.