Eric Karabell dissects Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor and how plate discipline hurts him
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Learning from a disappointing season
If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski has the answers. Managers matter (Insider)
Too bad Joe Ross is about to turn into a pumpkin, because the depleted Washington Nationals sure could use him down the stretch.
Denard Span's return from back spasms, which sidelined him for 40 games, has come to an abrupt end.
Painful win for Nationals
CF Michael Taylor injured his knee chasing this Melvin Upton Jr. triple. Plus, Yunel Escobar left the game after getting hit on the hand, and after the game, the team said Denard Span would go back on the DL with left hip inflammation.
That's a #RossIsBoss #CurlyW and a #SeriesW!
Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman homered, and starter Joe Ross allowed only a bunt single in six innings as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night.
Nationals take 2 of 3 over Padres
Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman both homered, and Joe Ross got the win with 7 K's and 0 ER in the Nats' 4-2 victory. Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with with two singles. Box score
#WERTHQUAKE! Did you feel it?
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Nationals rookie Joe Ross, who came in with a 58:9 K:BB ratio, just issued his second free pass of the game. It's just the 2nd time in 10 starts that he's walked more than one.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Bryce Harper just drew his 94th walk. He's now on pace for 120 walks. That'd be 82 more than he had last year. He's also reached base now in 5 straight PA's.
Beltway World Series would be a joy
The Orioles haven't been to the Series since 1983 and the Nationals haven't been there at all. Both teams' managers could put on a show trying to match wits. Best World Series matchups
Nate McLouth out for the season?
The Nationals outfielder has been on the disabled list all year with a shoulder injury. Can Washington expect him to help down the stretch? MLB rumors roundup
Two days after making his return to Washington Nationals, leadoff hitter Denard Span is not in the lineup Thursday.
Thursday evening baseball, coming up. ??
Today's pick from the #Nats80sNight record collection? #NKOTB! Nationals.com/80sNight
#Nats vs. #Padres: Werth LF, Rendon 2B, Harper RF, Escobar 3B, Zimmerman 1B, Desmond SS, Ramos C, Taylor CF, Ross P
If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski provides an answer for each.
A look at six potential World Series matchups not worthy of prime time and five that certainly are.
Last night the winners of our recent Snapchat contest took over the pre-game ceremonies. #NatsSocialFanEvent
Jim Bowden looks at what could change on each contender's roster for the stretch run, from call-ups to changed roles to players returning from injury.
Nationals vs Marlins
Nationals Park - Fri 8/28