If there was any lingering concern over of last week’s injury-shortened start, Max Scherzer’s effort in the Nationals’ 3-2 win over the Marlins on Monday calmed a few nerves.
Adam Lind’s pinch-hit go-ahead single in the eighth inning propelled the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Marlins in Monday night’s series opener at Nationals Park.
Nationals catcher Matt Wieters has become one of the regulars taking extra batting practice lately — tinkering with his swing, trying to make any sort of adjustments to turn around what has been a difficult season at the plate.
Matt Wieters belted his third career grand slam with one out in the eighth inning Sunday to power the Nationals to a 9-4 come-from-behind victory and a series win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in what could be a preview of the National League Division Series.
After neck spasms forced Max Scherzer from the game early during his last start Tuesday at Marlins Park, he will return to the mound to face Miami again on Monday night, when the Nationals and Marlins begin a four-game series at Nationals Park. Miami will counter with Chris O’Grady.
Jon Lester has won three World Series, started 339 games, is a four-time All-Star and has 2,000 career strikeouts. On Sunday afternoon, the 33-year-old Cubs lefty will face the Nationals and Erick Fedde, a 24-year-old who’s thrown 87 Major League pitches.
On Saturday afternoon, Edwin Jackson took the mound for his first start at Wrigley Field since 2014, back with the Nationals — the team he had left before signing with the Cubs. Chicago blitzed Jackson for four runs in the first inning before he eventually settled in during the Nats’ 7-4 loss.
Without Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer or Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals turned to journeyman Edwin Jackson on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs roughed up the 33-year-old right-hander with a four-run first inning, and Willson Contreras added a two-run homer in the sixth to post a 7-4 win over the Nationals and snap a three-game […]
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When Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow nerve impingement on July 27, Nationals manager Dusty Baker hoped the right-hander would miss one start at the most due to precautionary reasons. But nine days later, the Nats still don’t have a solid update on when Strasburg is planning to […]
The top of the Nationals’ rotation — Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez — has been one of the most dominant in the National League this year, but each pitcher is dealing with circumstances that will impact his next start.