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2016 Schedule
58-40, 1st in NL East

Lineup: Nationals (58-40) vs. Padres (42-56)

  • 1. Trea Turner, 2B (R)
  • 2. Jayson Werth, LF (R)
  • 3. Daniel Murphy, 1B (L)
  • 4. Wilson Ramos, C (R)
  • 5. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 6. Chris Heisey, RF (R)
  • 7. Michael Taylor, CF (R)
  • 8. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 9. Lucas Giolito, RHP
  • Daily notes

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is my personal ranking on who has best chance of getting Aroldis Chapman 1. Cubs 2. Nats 3. Indians...then the rest of the field

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Reports: Yanks close to making Chapman trade

Aroldis Chapman's days as closer for the Yankees are apparently numbered, with the team reportedly telling other squads it is close to trading its left-handed closer.

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Scherzer Ks 10, Nationals walk off (1:26)
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Nationals walk-off on Drew's pinch-hit (0:47)

Lineup: Nationals (57-40) vs. Padres (42-55)

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

ESPN Stats & Information

Werth wins long-distance contest

Jayson Werth's home run didn't help the Nationals beat the Padres, but it traveled farther than every other home run belted Friday.

ESPN Stats & Info

Werth hits longest homer in 3 years

Jayson Werth drove a long ball to dead center field in the first inning against the Padres on Friday. The 444-foot home run, as measured by ESPN's Home Run Tracker, was Werth's longest homer since September 2013.

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Yankees exchanging offers for Chapman

The Nats? The Giants? Buster Olney breaks down what the Yankees are thinking with reliever Aroldis Chapman.

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Nationals' deadline status: buyers

The Nats have one of the best starting rotations in baseball, making them legitimate World Series contenders. Their biggest need is an impact closer, such as the Yankees' Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller, Jim Bowden writes. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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Strasburg falls short of D.C. record

Stephen Strasburg's streak of 16 straight decisions won was snapped on Thursday. It was the second-longest streak all-time by a pitcher in starts for a Washington D.C.-based team, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

  • 1930-31 Firpo Marberry - 17
  • 2015-16 Stephen Strasburg - 16
  • 1932-33 General Crowder - 15
  • 1925 Stan Coveleski - 13
  • 1924 Walter Johnson - 13

Stats & Info

Stephen Strasburg finally hits a wall

Strasburg had been dominating in his last four starts entering Thursday, but that wasn't the case for him against the Dodgers. As a result, he suffered his first loss of the season and is now 13-1.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The 1972 Miami Dolphins can breathe easy - oh wait, wrong sport. Anyway, Stephen Strasburg will not go undefeated this season. After getting hung with the L today in the Nats' 6-3 loss to LA, Strasburg falls to 13-1 on the season. He's now lost one in a row.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

If you zoom in, you'll see Jayson Werth on base. Again. The Nats OF has now reached in 25 straight games, the league's longest active streak. And he just extended it the hard way, with a pinch-hit double in the eighth. Still, Washington trails LA 6-3.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

At Nats Park, lots of loud contact today off Strsaburg, who's given up six hits and three runs in two-plus innings. If he ends up allowing more hits than the number of innings he pitches today, it would be just the second time this year that's happened to him.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Crowd is kinda stunned here at Nats Park, as Stephen Strasburg just allowed a two-run bomb to Justin Turner in the first inning. But they shouldn't be - four of Strasburg's 12 gopher balls have come in the first, most of any inning.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Day baseball. Always a crowd pleaser.

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Trea Turner has some wheels

First, Turner hit a triple on which he recorded the fastest running speed a player has reached all season on a triple (via Statcast). Then, he stole home on a double steal. Five things we learned Wednesday

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Strasburg setting sights on 14-0 start

Stephen Strasburg enters his start on Thursday with a 13-0 record, which ties him for the third-longest win streak to start a season in the divisional era, ESPN Stats & Info notes:

  • 1969 Dave McNally - 15
  • 1986 Roger Clemens - 14
  • 2016 Stephen Strasburg -13
  • 2013 Max Scherzer - 13
  • 1978 Ron Guidry - 13

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs45510th
Batting Average.25019th
On Base Percentage.32413th
Slugging Percentage.42712th
Earned Run Average3.231st
Quality Starts62Tied-1st
WHIP1.143rd
BAA.2283rd

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