Washington Nationals

Nats put Glover on DL, activate Blanton
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The Nationals placed closer Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness before Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Rangers and activated reliever Joe Blanton from the DL.

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Nats cede 2-run lead in 9th, fall in 11th
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Robinson Chirinos hammered a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lead the Rangers to one of their best wins of the year in a 6-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Bryce cooker: Harper's laser saves run
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Bryce Harper rocketed a 98.2-mph throw from right field, as projected by Statcast, to nail Pete Kozma at home plate in the ninth inning of the Nationals’ game against the Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Scherzer eyes 4th straight 10-K game
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Max Scherzer has been on a tear recently, and he’ll look to carry that momentum into the final game of the Nationals’ three-game series against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

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Zim, Glover back issues play into loss
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Two key members of the Nationals were revealed to be dealing with back injuries after Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Rangers in 11 innings, although the extent of both injuries is unclear.

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Rizzo says Baker's status won't be distraction
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The Nationals own the best record in the National League and have marched out to a commanding lead in the National League East division, which they led by 11 1/2 games entering Friday. And yet the man leading that charge as manager, Dusty Baker, is currently in the final season of his contract.

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Gio seeks 3rd straight win, faces Texas, Perez
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Gio Gonzalez will look to continue the success of Nationals starting pitchers when he faces the Rangers on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the teams’ three-game set. Martin Perez, meanwhile, will look to break out of his slump on the road.

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Nats come out flat as schedule does no favors
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The lingering effects of a long West Coast road trip seemingly caught up to the Nationals during a 5-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday night at Nationals Park, where the team looked sluggish and tired.

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Roark struggles in loss as errors cost Nats
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This six-game road trip will serve as a strong test for Rangers, as they match up against the team with the best record in each respective league, in the Nationals and Astros. They passed the first game of that test on Friday night as they hammered 13 hits — including a two-run homer from Jonathan […]

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Roark set to face former club for second time
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The Rangers open a six-game road trip against two of the top teams in the Major Leagues, beginning with the Nationals on Friday night.

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K's and make up: Ross fans 12 O's in Nats' W
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After pitching to a combined 14.14 ERA in his past two starts, Nationals right-hander Joe Ross broke out of his slump against the Orioles on Thursday night. Ross allowed one run and recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings to lead the Nationals to a 6-1 win at Nationals Park in a makeup […]

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Nats looking to restock pitching depth in Draft
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The Nationals have built an organization with the intention of being perennial contenders, competitive each year while also maintaining a strong farm system. And as they have become accustomed to drafting near the end of the first round during their run of success the past five seasons, it makes their preparation for the Draft that […]

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