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2016 Schedule
47-32, 1st in NL East
Mikey Burton
5hDan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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12hJim Bowden

MLB trade deadline preview: Buyers and sellers

The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Daniel Murphy, whose 14 homers this season have already tied a career-high, when asked to explain his new-found power: "I don't know. They just keep going over the fence."

Scherzer turns in another big performance for Nationals (1:32)
Scherzer focused in on Cespedes in victory (1:07)
Murphy, Scherzer lead Nationals past Mets (1:16)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets manager Terry Collins on what Daniel Murphy has done against his former team: "He's doing damage against everybody!"

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Two Daniel Murphy bombs and another Max Scherzer gem helped the Nats to a 4-2 victory and a sweep of the Mets – you know, the team that was supposed to be Washington's foil but instead is falling apart faster than a homemade burrito. With a 5.5-game division lead and seven straight home dates with the Reds and Brewers (followed by four more against these same Mets), a double-digit cushion by the All-Star break doesn't seem out of the question.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With his second jack of the game and 14th of the season, Daniel Murphy just tied his career high in homers - in June. Since leaving the Mets, the Nats slugger has a 1.229 OPS against his former team.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Officially, Fred Wilpon owns the Mets, Unofficially, Max Scherzer does. After tonight's gem (7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K), the Nats ace now has a 1.66 ERA and a 0.65 WHIP in six starts vs. the Mets since coming to Washington.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Since joining the Nationals in 2015, Scherzer has posted a 1.66 ERA (8 ER/43.1 IP) in six starts against the Mets (including tonight).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

By striking out Yoenis Céspedes to start the 7th inning, Max Scherzer registered his seventh 10+ strikeout-game of the season and 43rd of his career. Scherzer has struck out at least 10 batters in 5 of his last 6 starts.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer, who's dominating the Mets tonight (6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) has increased his strikeout total every year since 2011: 174, 231, 240, 252, 276. He's now at 147 on the season and is threatening to become just the second pitcher since 2002 to have a 300-K campaign.


Murphy hammers HR over right field fence

Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy hits a home run off of Mets pitcher Logan Verrett to give Washington a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer has six K's through three scoreless innings vs. the Mets so far. It's the fourth time in 17 starts - and the third time in his last four outings - that Scherzer has at least six whiffs through the first three frames.

Murphy hammers home run over right field fence (0:19)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

No mercy: Daniel Murphy hits his 13th HR of the season, and third one against his former team, to give the Nats a 1-0 lead over the Mets in the second inning.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats closer Jonathan Papelbon, on the DL since June 13th, threw a simulated game prior to tonight's series finale with the Mets in DC. If you're wondering what a sim game looks like, it looks like this.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets vs Nationals - Lineup for Wednesday Night Baseball

Why isn't Robles on Futures roster?

Keith Law thought Victor Robles would slip on the World roster even though he's mostly been playing in low-A this season. Still, he could be a late addition if there's a promotion or injury, Law: Futures roster reaction (Insider)

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MLB's kids are alright

Lucas Giolito pitched four scoreless innings before a rain delay knocked him out vs. the Mets. Julio Urias won his first major league game and got his first hit and RBI, although he did walk six Brewers. Kind of fun to see the preseason's top two pitching prospects going on the same night, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Tuesday

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25317th
On Base Percentage.32615th
Slugging Percentage.42613th
Earned Run Average3.332nd
Quality Starts51Tied-2nd

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