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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)

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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.

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That's a #RossIsBoss #CurlyW and a #SeriesW!

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Nationals double up Padres (1:29)
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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Looking at the Nationals' disappointing season (2:12)

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Thursday evening baseball, coming up. ??

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Today's pick from the #Nats80sNight record collection? #NKOTB! Nationals.com/80sNight

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#Nats vs. #Padres: Werth LF, Rendon 2B, Harper RF, Escobar 3B, Zimmerman 1B, Desmond SS, Ramos C, Taylor CF, Ross P

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20hDan Szymborski

Szymborski: Four teams that can learn from disappointment

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.

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Last night the winners of our recent Snapchat contest took over the pre-game ceremonies. #NatsSocialFanEvent

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23hJim Bowden

How contenders are preparing for stretch run

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.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs53514th
Batting Average.24922nd
On Base Percentage.31815th
Slugging Percentage.39616th
Earned Run Average3.7511th
Quality Starts7111th
WHIP1.2311th
BAA.25719th

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