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2016 Schedule
43-30, 1st in NL East

Lineup: Nationals (43-30) at Brewers (32-40)

  • 1. Ben Revere, LF (L)
  • 2. Michael Taylor, CF (R)
  • 3. Bryce Harper, RF (L)
  • 4. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  • 5. Wilson Ramos, C (R)
  • 6. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (R)
  • 7. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 8. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 9. Max Scherzer, RHP
  • Daily notes

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'Culichis' Pérez y Urías lanzan en partido entre Nacionales y Dodgers

La ciudad de Culiacán se vistió de gala la noche del miércoles con dos dignos representantes del béisbol mexicano topándose frente a frente en el Dodger Stadium. Leer

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D.C. among longest-suffering cities

Not since Mark Rypien led Washington over Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVI has D.C. triumphed in a major professional sport. According to Bill Barnwell, only three cities are mired in more miserable active streaks. Sports Misery Index

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Braves, Nats giving Harvey fits this year

The best (Nationals) and worst (Braves) teams in the NL East have combined to score 22 earned runs in 30 1/3 innings (6.53 ERA) against the Mets' Matt Harvey this year. All other opponents have scored 22 ERs in 85 1/3 IP (3.60 ERA) against him, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Stats & Info

Bryce Harper's struggles in perspective

Harper is batting a horrific .195 when in a hitter's count in 2016, third-worst among 170 qualified hitters and .169 points worse than the major league average (.364). He led the league with a .542 clip in those situations last year.

Stats & Info

Taylor endures historically rough night

Michael Taylor became the only center fielder in the last 100 years to strike out five times and commit an error in the same game on Wednesday.

Stats & Info

Michael Taylor joins dubious list

Three days after going 4-for-4 with two home runs, Taylor became the fifth leadoff hitter in the last 30 seasons to have an 0-for-5 performance with five strikeouts on Wednesday.

Stats & Info

Cubs no longer looking so mighty

On June 4, the Cubs were the best team in baseball by four wins. As of Thursday, that gap has been closed by the surging Rangers, while the Giants and Nationals aren't far behind.

Botched play leads to Dodgers' walk-off (0:39)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The 8th inning HR by catcher Wilson Ramos was the Nationals 99th home run of the 2016 season. Washington leads the National League in home runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Oliver Pérez records his 1,375th strikeout, closing in on Esteban Loaiza (1,382) for second-most in history for a Mexican-born player. Fernando Valenzuela is the all-time leader with 2,074 strikeouts.

Utley drops the ball, Gonzalez makes incredible recovery (0:34)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dodgers have given 19-year-old starter Julio Urías 4 runs or less of support in 4 of his 5 previous starts; have scored 2 runs so far tonight.

Glanville can't catch Seager's home run (0:27)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Chatted with Fernando Valenzuela pre-game, told me the key for Julio Urías was to keep his pitch-count low by learning to trust his pitches. The 19-year-old lefty at 45 pitches after 2.0 IP.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Urías, Julio's dad, on the Fernando Valenzuela comparisons: "Fernando Valenzuela is Fernando Valenzuela and, honestly, there will never be another one like him."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dusty Baker on Julio Urías being 'the next Fernando Valenzuela': "I was supposed to be 'the next Hank Aaron' and you see what happened?"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dusty Baker Bobblehead Day at Dodger Stadium! The Nationals manager played for the Dodgers from 1977 to 1983, winning the World Series in 1981.

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Scully paid visit by Nats' Harper before finale

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper visited Vin Scully in the broadcast booth before Wednesday's game, with the legendary Dodgers announcer back after missing a game with a sore throat.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The MVP meets the Real MVP: Bryce Harper and VIN Scully.

Nationals hold steady in All-Star vote

In the NL's fourth ballot update, OF Bryce Harper, C Wilson Ramos and 2B Daniel Murphy see no changes in their standing at their respective positions:

  • Bryce Harper - No. 2 outfielder
  • Wilson Ramos - No. 3 catcher
  • Daniel Murphy - No. 2 second baseman

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals' Bryce Harper hit a home run in his first at-bat against the Dodgers' Scott Kazmir on Tuesday after striking out in his first three at-bats against Clayton Kershaw on Monday.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25216th
On Base Percentage.32215th
Slugging Percentage.42611th
Earned Run Average3.334th
Quality Starts492nd

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