Buster Olney and Jayson Stark discuss how big moves at the trade deadline can do wonders for a team's morale, the concerning slide of the Nats and much more.
Buster Olney recaps all of Monday's MLB action including a dominant performance by David Price and the Nationals' slide into 2nd place.
Fresh off the whitewashing against the Mets, the crowd in D.C. was lifeless from the start.
Rookie Zack Godley continued to pitch well enough Monday night that Arizona manager Chip Hale is considering using a six-man rotation to keep him with the Diamondbacks.
Harper grumpy after falling out of first
Nationals phenom Bryce Harper did not appear in much of a mood to discuss the standings after the Mets took over sole possession of first place in the NL East, saying, "I don't give a crap what the Mets are doing. Or Dodgers or Giants or Texas or anybody."
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, ZiPS projects how the standings will look at the end of the season.
Rookie Zack Godley pitched six scoreless innings to continue a stellar start to his career, and the Arizona Diamondbacks homered four times in a 6-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monda
Final: Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 4
Washington made it interesting with a 4-run 9th inning, but it wasn't enough as it dropped its 4th straight. Welington Castillo and David Peralta hit back-to-back homers for Arizona. Box score
Nationals rallying vs. D-backs in the 9th
Five straight hits from the Nationals -- including a HR from Ryan Zimmerman and 2-run double from Michael Taylor -- have turned a 6-run deficit into a 6-4 game. Washington has the tying run at the plate with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th. Follow live
D-backs go back-to-back in the 4th
Welington Castillo followed David Peralta's 2-run homer with a solo shot to give Arizona a 4-0 advantage over the Nationals. Nick Ahmed homered earlier, giving Washington starter Doug Fister a career-high-tying three HRs allowed in the contest. Follow live
The Nationals have gotten back several of their missing bats, but it hasn't made much difference for their offense yet.
First place at stake for sliding Nationals
After getting swept by the Mets, Washington is at risk of falling out of the top NL East spot for the first time since June 19. SP Doug Fister can make ensure that that doesn't happen with a win vs. the Diamondbacks tonight. Follow live
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss Brandon Boykin's comments on Chip Kelly, if the Mets sweep said more about New York or the Nationals, if the Cowboys' fight was really for promotion and more.
Can the Mets outlast the Nationals?
The Mets swept the Nationals to move into a virtual tie atop the NL East, but FanGraphs remains decisively in favor of Washington at 70.5% to win the division. Schoenfield: 10 big storylines
Nationals look to reinforcements
Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman have recently returned from injuries. It's time for Washington's lineup to produce more. MLB Power Rankings
The trade deadline has passed, now it's time to consider the final two months of the season. Here are 10 big storylines to watch.
The Mets-Nationals delivered a 1.7 overnight rating on Sunday night, according to Nielsen.
Buster Olney recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including tempers flaring around the league and the Mets' big weekend sweep of the Nationals.
#PhotoOfTheNight: Lucas Duda and new teammate Yoenis Cespedes help the Mets grab the 5-2 victory over the Nationals. New York and Washington are now tied atop NL East.
Can the Mets truly make a first-place push? There seem to be a few things that bode in their favor moving forward.
The Mets' iconic mascot was in a celebratory mood after his team's sweep of Washington. The Nationals' GM? Not so much.
Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the New York Mets past the Washington Nation
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Earned Run Average3.6010th
Nationals vs Diamondbacks
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