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7/25/2014 | With loss of Zimmerman comes infield moves

With manager Matt Williams saying that the Nationals will re-evaluate Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain after two weeks, Anthony Rendon will be the everyday third baseman, and the Nats could start a platoon at second base between Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.

7/24/2014 | Zimmerman discusses latest injury with caught up with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Thursday evening to talk about his latest setback.

7/24/2014 | Fister emerging as critical component to Nationals

Doug Fister joined the Nationals this past winter under unexpected circumstances, his trade from the Tigers registering as a big surprise. But since acclimating to his new surroundings and overcoming an early-season injury, the right-hander has become an invaluable part of the Washington rotation.

7/23/2014 | Nats farmhand Cole exhibiting elite command

Right-hander A.J. Cole, the Nationals' No. 2 prospect, threw seven strong innings on Wednesday, leading Triple-A Syracuse to a 5-0 victory at Buffalo. Cole, ranked No. 54 on's Top 100 Prospects list, struck out six batters, walked none and allowed three hits. Wednesday marked his third straight start without issuing a walk, a streak that spans 20 innings.

7/23/2014 | Streak halted at four as Nats' late rally falls short

The rallying Nationals swallowed a 6-4 loss to the Rockies, ending their four-game winning streak on the same day they stomached news that Ryan Zimmerman was sent to the disabled list for the second time this season.

7/23/2014 | Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee

After a long night of chasing extra-base hits deep into the expansive corner of right field, Jayson Werth woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday.

7/23/2014 | Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters

Just as the Nationals were beginning to experience life with a fully healthy lineup, Ryan Zimmerman headed back to the disabled list Wednesday with what has been deemed a "substantial" right hamstring strain.

7/23/2014 | Reds hoping to find form at home vs. Nationals

The reeling Reds will try to get back on track when they return home on Friday to open a weekend series against the Nationals, with Alfredo Simon and Tanner Roark meeting in the opener at Great American Ball Park.

7/22/2014 | Zimmerman strains hamstring, will undergo MRI

An RBI groundout from Ryan Zimmerman came at a price Tuesday. The Nationals third baseman beat out a double-play throw to first on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, but as he made his final stride, he suffered a right hamstring strain.

7/22/2014 | Call stands after close play at third in Nats-Rox game

The Nationals' attempt to keep a rally alive with a second-inning challenge came up empty on Tuesday night.

7/22/2014 | Desmond named Nats' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Nationals fans who watch Ian Desmond dirty his uniform with hard slides on the basepaths and dives in the infield won't be surprised by the honor bestowed upon the shortstop Tuesday. Desmond was that Nationals' recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

7/22/2014 | Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles

Right-hander Doug Fister and utility player Kevin Frandsen suffered twisted ankles during Monday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, but outside of some general soreness, both players were fine Tuesday.

7/22/2014 | Barrett continuing to gain confidence in bullpen

Nats manager Matt Williams was encouraged by the performance of reliever Aaron Barrett on Monday. With the bases loaded with two outs in the sixth and the Nationals clinging to a 4-2 lead, Barrett struck out pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes with a nasty slider in the dirt.

7/22/2014 | Strasburg eyes sweep against De La Rosa, Rockies

Stephen Strasburg will try to pick up the Nationals' fifth straight win in Wednesday afternoon's game at Coors Field against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies.

7/22/2014 | LaRoche's homer lifts Nats to fourth straight win

Adam LaRoche, who entered Tuesday hitting just .130 in July, clubbed a three-run, tie-breaking home run off reliever Rex Brothers in the seventh inning, the key swing in the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.

7/22/2014 | Zimmermann looks to shake off injury vs. Rockies

Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann will return to the mound Tuesday against the Rockies for the first time since sustaining a biceps strain on July 11 in Philadelphia, taking on the Rockies' rookie left-hander Yohan Flande.

7/21/2014 | Desmond's five hits, two-run homer spark Nationals

Ian Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run home run into the left-field seats that sparked a four-run fourth inning and helped the Nationals beat the Rockies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series in front of 33,082.

7/21/2014 | Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineup

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.

7/21/2014 | LaRoche picks up first multi-hit game of July

Adam LaRoche broke an 0-for-16 slump for the Nationals' first baseman with a second-inning single. He added another single in the fifth for his first multi-hit game since June 28.

7/20/2014 | Gio records 1,000th career strikeout

Gio Gonzlaez entered his start on Sunday against the Brewers with 995 career strikeouts -- 511 as an Athletic and 484 as a National. It only took him 2 1/3 innings to reach the 1,000-strikeout milestone.

7/20/2014 | Blevins continues to struggle against righties

Jerry Blevins has been dominant against left-handed hitters in 2014. However, he's fared dramatically worse against righties.

7/20/2014 | Ramos enjoying success at the bottom of the order

Bryce Harper returned to the Nationals' lineup on June 30 after missing two months because of a torn left thumb ligament. As a result, Wilson Ramos -- Washington's Opening-Day cleanup hitter -- has been forced to move down in the order.

7/20/2014 | As season continues, standings start to stand out

Over the course of 162 games, when do players focus on their position amongst division rivals? "Usually around August," Denard Span said. "You start to kind of see who's going to be in and who's not going to be in it."

7/20/2014 | Fister leads rolling Nats into Colorado vs. Morales

Doug Fister hopes to pick up where he left off at the All-Star break when he leads the Nationals into Colorado to square off against Franklin Morales and the Rockies on Monday night.

7/20/2014 | Nats take series from Crew on Werth's walk-off double

Jayson Werth's walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Brewers at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.

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