Washington Nationals

#VegasStrong: City on minds of Harper, Bryant
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Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant sat in the seats behind home plate at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon, but the postseason may have been the furthest thing from either of their minds.

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Robles, Fedde named Prospects of the Year
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Victor Robles and Erick Fedde each made it to the Majors this season and have been named MLB Pipeline’s Prospects of the Year for the Nationals.

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Nationals tab Strasburg to start Game 1
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Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced on Thursday that Stephen Strasburg will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile on Friday night against the Cubs.

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Scherzer's slot in NLDS rotation TBD
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The Nationals are still trying to determine the remaining order for their rotation in the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile after officially naming Stephen Strasburg the starter for Friday night’s Game 1 against the Cubs.

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Baker, Maddon cut from same cloth
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When you get highly experienced, highly successful managers opposing each other in October, you know you really have something. That’s the case in the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile between the Cubs and the Nationals. Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker, in some ways the yin and the yang of contemporary managers, will look […]

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Scherzer plays catch, but no bullpen session
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Nationals ace Max Scherzer did not throw his expected bullpen session during the Nationals’ workout Wednesday afternoon, which was supposed to be the latest test of his right hamstring injury. He did play catch in the outfield, however, in addition to throwing off flat ground for about 10 minutes, but he never made it to […]

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Turner honed basepath prowess at N.C. State
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On Tuesday night, September 19th, Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner slid, feet-first, into second base with his 42nd stolen base of the season, breaking a Nationals record set by Alfonso Soriano in 2006. The slide wasn’t even necessary; his jump was so good, Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki never even got off a throw.

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Nats waiting on Max's bullpen to set rotation
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The Nationals have not made a determination about the order of their rotation for the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, according to manager Dusty Baker, who said the team is waiting to see how Max Scherzer’s hamstring injury responds after his scheduled bullpen session Wednesday.

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Harper taking live BP to prepare for NLDS
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The Nationals are feeling more confident about the status of outfielder Bryce Harper after he played in five games before the end of the regular season to test out his left knee injury. Now comes the task of best utilizing the off-days between the end of the season and the start of the National League […]

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How the Nats built a winner
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MLBPipeline.com breaks down how the National League East champion Nationals were built.

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Doolittle wins NL Reliever of the Month
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Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees and Sean Doolittle of the Nationals, two All-Star left-handers who took surprising paths to closer roles on postseason-bound clubs, were named The Hartford American League and National League Relievers of the Month for September, respectively. The awards were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball.

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Strasburg named NL Pitcher of the Month
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Even with National League Cy Young Award favorite Max Scherzer potentially hampered by a right hamstring cramp, the Nationals can still count on an ace starting Game 1 of the NL Division Series presented by T-Mobile on Friday. That ace is Stephen Strasburg, who has won the NL Pitcher of the Month Award for September.

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