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5/23/2015 | Janssen throws perfect frame in Nats debut

After spending almost two months on the disabled list because of rotator cuff tendinitis, right-hander Casey Janssen made his Nationals debut Saturday and pitched one perfect inning in an 8-1 loss to the Phillies at Nationals Park.


5/23/2015 | Strasburg roughed up again by Phillies

Saturday's start against Philadelphia was the latest chapter in Stephen Strasburg's disappointing 2015 campaign. The former first overall pick lasted 3 2/3 innings and was roughed up for six runs, five earned.


5/23/2015 | Rendon to travel to Florida for sim games

When the Nationals travel to Chicago on Sunday night, third baseman Anthony Rendon will head to Viera, Fla., for a few days and participate in simulated games, according to manager Matt Williams.


5/23/2015 | Nationals visit Little Leagues in Washington

Gio Gonzalez and Clint Robinson spent one hour Saturday morning talking to members of Washington's Northwest Little League and facing all the hard-hitting questions.


5/23/2015 | Roark to make first start on Monday vs. Cubs

Tanner Roark's first start of 2015 will be Monday against the Cubs, Nationals manager Matt Williams announced on Saturday.


5/23/2015 | Gio, Harang set to square off in rubber match

Aaron Harang will make his 10th start of the season on Sunday afternoon for the Phillies. Harang, whose ERA (1.82) and WHIP (0.98) are significantly lower than his career best for a full season, will face Gio Gonzalez.


5/23/2015 | Phillies' bats, Hamels end Nationals' streak

Left-hander Cole Hamels proved to be too much for the Nationals, who lost to the Phillies, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.


5/23/2015 | Marquee bills pitching as Hamels, Strasburg duel

A pair of All-Stars will face off in the second of a three-game series between two of the National League's hottest teams. Cole Hamels, who has been one of baseball's best pitchers over the past three weeks, is tasked with cooling off the Nats, who have won six straight games and 18 of their last 22.


5/23/2015 | Scherzer shows desire to be complete player

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond recently figured out what makes teammate Max Scherzer the competitor that he is.


5/22/2015 | Werth: Nats benefiting from relaxed Harper

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has been carrying the Nationals for more than a month with his big bat, and teammate Jayson Werth called Harper's fast start "awesome."


5/22/2015 | Max takes over after Bryce's HR as Nats edge Phils

Nationals starter Max Scherzer was brilliant on the mound yet again, and it was his leadoff single in the sixth and run scored from first base on Ian Desmond's double that decided Washington's 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night at Nationals Park.


5/22/2015 | Yunel appreciated as Rendon progresses

Anthony Rendon's rehabilitation from a strained left oblique progressed Friday, when he increased his defensive pregame work and hit live pitching for the first time.


5/22/2015 | Roark to make spot start in series at Wrigley

With Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list, Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided to put right-hander Tanner Roark in Fister's spot in the rotation either Monday or Tuesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.


5/22/2015 | Janssen activated as Nats place Solis on DL

The Nationals activated right-hander Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list and placed left-hander Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation on Friday.


5/22/2015 | After slow start, Nats should own division

Order has been restored in the National League East. The Washington Nationals are back in gear and back in first place.


5/20/2015 | Not thrown by early blip, Zimmermann cruises

Jordan Zimmermann's Wednesday night outing against the Yankees did not start as he hoped it would. Brett Gardner and Carlos Beltran, the first two batters he faced, both hit safely and scored. After that, however, Zimmermann was brilliant.


5/20/2015 | Harper too good, valuable to feud with umps

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper must stay on the field. It's that simple. He let an umpire get under his skin for the second time in eight days on Wednesday night and got himself ejected. This can't happen.


5/20/2015 | Nationals rolling into 3rd meeting vs. rival Phillies

The National League East foes will meet for the third time this season and the second time in the nation's capital. The Phillies took two of three in both teams' second series of the season, but the Nationals responded by taking three of four in mid-April.


5/20/2015 | Nats alone in 1st place after edging Yanks late

Denard Span's single broke a tie in the seventh inning and helped the Nationals edge the Yankees, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.


5/20/2015 | Harper, Williams baffled after being ejected

The Nationals took an unconventional route to first place this season and, especially, on Wednesday night. Bryce Harper, arguably "the best player on the planet" right now as his manager, Matt Williams, put it, was ejected after a relatively quick exchange that involved a borderline pitch, a show of frustration and some second-guessing from the dugout. Williams also was tossed from the game.


5/20/2015 | Rendon back in DC for workouts, evaluations

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was working out at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon. Rendon was seen taking fielding drills at second base, playing catch with bullpen catcher Matt LeCroy and taking some light swings in the cage. Rendon also did a lot of strengthening work, but he is not yet close to joining the big league team.


5/20/2015 | Yankees, Nationals vie for edge in all-time series

Adam Warren and Jordan Zimmermann face off in Wednesday's finale of the two-game series in Washington. The Nationals won Tuesday night's game, 8-6 in 10 innings, tying the all-time series at 5-5. The winner of Wednesday's game will hold the advantage until June 9, when the teams resume their four-game Interleague season series in New York.


5/20/2015 | Zimmerman: 'Sometimes you feel lucky'

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has been getting most of the publicity lately, but Ryan Zimmerman is the face of the franchise because of what he does on and off the field since 2005.


5/20/2015 | Steady climb gives Nats share of 1st place

For the first time this season, the Nationals have at least a share of first place in the National League East.


5/20/2015 | Bullpen sets stage for 10th-inning heroics

Gio Gonzalez induced nine straight ground-ball outs to begin his Tuesday night but struggled mightily to record his next six outs. He exited after the fifth inning with a four-run deficit, leaving plenty of work for the Nationals' bullpen. They were up to the task, though.




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