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8/20/2014 | Williams eyeing September return for Zimmerman

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that his gut feeling for the return of injured third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is "sometime in September." It's been nearly a month since Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain running to first base in Colorado.


8/20/2014 | Williams trying to gets Nats' regulars some rest

Infielder Anthony Rendon was out of the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday against the D-backs, sitting for the first time since June 9. Rendon had made 62 straight starts for the Nationals before Wednesday, and manager Matt Williams said he made the decision to provide the second-year man with a day of rest.


8/20/2014 | Nats' Souza set to begin rehab assignment

Outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (left AC joint sprain) confirmed he is starting a rehab assignment on Thursday. He'll begin the stint with Class A Hagerstown for one game before heading to Class A Advanced Potomac for three to four games.


8/20/2014 | Nats go with Gio as they look to hang 10 vs. D-backs

The Nationals carry a season-best lead over the Braves of seven games in the National League East as they look to extend their winning streak to 10 games on Thursday afternoon in the series finale vs. the D-backs. Gio Gonzalez pitches for Washington, opposed by Arizona lefty Wade Miley.


8/20/2014 | Rendon walks off Nats for ninth straight win

Make it nine victories in a row. Anthony Rendon, who was scheduled to have a day off, came to the plate as a pinch-hitter and singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Nationals edge the D-backs, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.


8/19/2014 | Strasburg sets personal high for single-season K's

Stephen Strasburg fanned four D-backs batters over eight innings Tuesday night at Nationals Park, tied for his lowest strikeout total since the beginning of July. However, the performance was enough to give the hard-throwing right-hander 198 strikeouts on the season, a new single-season career high.


8/19/2014 | Williams: Aggressive Harper still learning, maturing

Bryce Harper led off the bottom of the fifth inning of the Nationals' 5-4 win over the D-backs Monday night with a sharp line-drive single to right field. He sprinted out of the box and took an ambitious turn around first, stopping about 15 feet away from the base.


8/19/2014 | Nats closely following Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has taken Williamsport, Pa., and the sporting community by storm this past week, as she continues to lead Pennsylvania in the team's quest for a championship at the Little League World Series. Even Nationals players can't help but watch in amazement.


8/19/2014 | Nats turn to Roark looking for ninth straight victory

Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.


8/19/2014 | Nats' win streak to eight games with rout of D-backs

The Nationals continue to stay hot as they won their eighth consecutive game and pounded the D-backs, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. A six-run third inning and eight innings out of Stephen Strasburg led the way for Washington.


8/19/2014 | Shoulder injury knocks McLouth out for season

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair the labrum on Thursday.


8/19/2014 | Three straight walk-offs a first for Nationals

The Nationals made club history on Tuesday night with their third walk-off win in a row in an 11-inning victory over the D-backs.


8/18/2014 | Frandsen, Hairston high on Schierholtz

Kevin Frandsen and Nate Schierholtz have been best friends for more than a decade. They worked their way up the ranks of the Giants' farm system together in the early 2000s. They were teammates in Class A, Double-A and Triple-A before being reunited as Major Leaguers on the Phillies during the 2012 season. Not to mention, they attended one another's wedding.


8/18/2014 | No timetable for Zimmerman's return to Nats

It's been almost a month since Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman suffered a Grade 3 hamstring strain, and the only thing he has done since that time is work out on an underwater treadmill. There is no timetable as to when he will start baseball activities.


8/18/2014 | Seeking eighth straight win, Nats turn to Strasburg

Coming off three straight walk-off wins and with a winning streak of seven games, the Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday in D.C. Strasburg will be opposed by D-backs righty Chase Anderson.


8/18/2014 | Nats' streak to seven after another walk-off win

The game between the Nationals and D-backs went back and forth Monday night, and Adam LaRoche's solo homer ended it, giving the Nats a 5-4, walk-off win in 11 innings at Nationals Park. The win was the third straight walk-off victory for Washington.


8/18/2014 | Nats add outfielder Schierholtz on Minors deal

The Nationals bolstered their outfield depth on Monday by signing veteran Nate Schierholtz to a Minor League contract and optioning him to Triple-A Syracuse.


8/17/2014 | Nationals don't plan on changing closers

After Rafael Soriano's recent struggles continued with a blown save in the Nationals' 6-5 win over the Pirates on Sunday, manager Matt Williams gave his veteran closer a vote of confidence.


8/17/2014 | Nats notch back-to-back walk-off wins vs. Bucs

The Nationals walked off for the second straight game against the Pirates on Sunday night at Nationals Park, claiming a 6-5 victory behind a game-winning sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Scott Hairston in the bottom of the 11th inning.


8/17/2014 | Nationals win challenge: Taylor was HBP

Manager Matt Williams challenged a call in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pirates on Sunday night at Nationals Park after right fielder Michael Taylor appeared to be hit in the left hand by an errant fastball from right-hander Edinson Volquez.


8/17/2014 | Stammen proves his value in walk-off win

Lost in the Nationals' impressive come-from-behind, walk-off victory over the Pirates on Saturday night was yet another stellar outing from reliever Craig Stammen.


8/17/2014 | Span hasn't heard from Nats on '15 option

Nationals center fielder Denard Span is putting together a career year. Still, the leadoff man's future in Washington remains uncertain.


8/16/2014 | Taylor key in Nats' rally after getting break from lineup

After starting four straight games this past week, Nationals prospect Michael Taylor was out of the starting lineup on Saturday. Taylor still saw action as pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth, when he led off the frame with a walk and came around to score the Nationals' first run in an eventual 4-3 walk-off victory over the Pirates.


8/16/2014 | Volquez aims to get Bucs back on track in DC finale

The Pirates have lost four games in a row, including a stinging late-inning defeat on Saturday. The last time they won was when Edinson Volquez pitched, a common theme in the last two months. Volquez will be opposed by Doug Fister on Sunday as the Nats go for their sixth straight win.


8/15/2014 | Locke sets out to even series vs. Nationals

Jeff Locke may be pitching for his spot on the Pirates' big league roster Saturday when he takes the mound at Nationals Park. He will take on the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez as the Pirates vie to even the series while the Nationals' go for their fifth straight win.




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