1. Short- and Long-Term Implications of Storen Then Papelbon

    It certainly was intriguing television late Wednesday night when MASN cameras caught newly acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon and former closer-turned-set-up man Drew Storen sitting right next to each other in the Nats bullpen at Marlins Park...

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  2. A Formula That Could Work Wonders for Nats

    There's no one way to win in October. Teams have found plenty of formulas for success in the postseason, whether in the form of a deep rotation, one dominant workhorse, a quality bullpen or an opportunistic lineup...

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  3. Stephen Strasburg Treats Syracuse Chiefs to Meal from Local Hot Spot

    The Syracuse Chiefs' Stephen Strasburg and Buffalo Bisons' Joba Chamberlain beefed up their teams' lineups on Wednesday night...

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  4. Scherzer Shrugs off Mechanical Glitch to Prevail

    MIAMI -- Even without his best stuff, right-hander Max Scherzer was locked in during the Nationals ' 1-0 victory over the Marlins on Thursday afternoon...

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  5. Zimmerman Slams One in Shutout Win

    MIAMI — A familiar face in an unfamiliar cap stood on the rubber at Marlins Park and turned his head deliberately toward home plate, as much a trademark of Jonathan Papelbon's outings as strikeouts and saves...

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  6. Nats Ride Strong Pitching to Shutout Win

    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With the series hanging in the balance and every game carrying more weight as the calendar approaches August and the Mets looming in the rear view mirror, the Nationals very much needed Thursday's matinee at Marlins Park...

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  7. Scherzer, Papelbon Lift Nationals Past Marlins 1-0

    MIAMI -- Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday...

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  8. Nats out-Hit Marlins by Wide Margin for Win

    MIAMI (AP) -- Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Washington Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night...

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  9. Harper's Hot Hitting Only Consistency for Nats

    MIAMI — As the trade deadline nears and the stretch run begins, the Washington Nationals are adjusting. A new face arrived Wednesday. Perhaps more are coming. Old faces have returned from injury...

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  10. Harper Slams NL-Best HRs 28, 29 in Nats Rout

    MIAMI -- Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Washington Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night...

    Jenn Leser Written by Jenn Leser about 7 months ago 55 reads 0 comments

  11. Drew Storen Reacts After Losing Closer Role to Jonathan Papelbon

    MIAMI - Following tonight's 4-1 loss to the Marlins , Drew Storen reacted for the first time to the news that he lost his closer role when the Nationals acquired veteran right-hander Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies earlier in the day...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 7 months ago 268 reads 0 comments

  12. Nationals Gambling on Jonathan Papelbon's Big-Game Past as They Eye Title Push

    The Washington Nationals have struck a deal that gives them the bullpen they need to track down the World Series title that eluded them in 2012 and 2014. Or so they hope, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 21,244 reads 43 comments

  13. Report: Papelbon to Serve as Closer for Nats

    Source: Under terms of trade agreement, if completed, Papelbon will close for # Nationals and be signed for 2016...

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  14. Matt Williams on Joe Ross: "For Such a Young Pitcher, He's Not Rattled"

    Rookie right-hander Joe Ross delivered another impressive effort in yesterday's 3-1 loss to Pirates . Pittsburgh scored twice in the third on three hits plus a costly error and added ...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 7 months ago 138 reads 0 comments

  15. Washington Nationals Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Ahead of the Deadline

    For a team that insists Friday's trade deadline is a last resort, the Washington Nationals have been somewhat of a fixture in the rumor mill...

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  16. Michael A. Taylor, Ian Desmond Lead Nationals' Offensive Attack in 9-3 Win

    PITTSBURGH - Whether it was adding Anthony Rendon and Yunel Escobar back to the lineup or the sight of Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett on the mound, the Nationals ' offense erupted in a 9-3 win over Pittsburgh...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 7 months ago 112 reads 0 comments

  17. Ross and Taylor Shine, but Pirates Get Best of Nats in Series-Deciding 3-1 Win

    PITTSBURGH — The Washington Nationals have endured an ocean of ups and downs this season: Injuries, a surge led by fill-ins, inconsistency and treading water atop the National League East...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 7 months ago 57 reads 0 comments

  18. Anthony Rendon out of Today's Lineup vs. PIT

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  19. Anthony Rendon Activated by Nationals

    PITTSBURGH -- The Nationals ' lineup is slowly starting to take its intended shape as infielder Anthony Rendon was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 7 months ago 68 reads 0 comments

  20. Nationals Top Pirates in Anthony Rendon's Return from Disabled List

    It has been some time since Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams could fill out a lineup card with the names of many of his expected everyday players. In fact, the Nationals' projected eight have not been in the same lineup at any point this season.

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 7 months ago 106 reads 0 comments

  21. Taylor's Homer, 3 RBIs Help Nationals Beat Pirates 9-3

    Rookie center fielder Michael Taylor had a home run and three RBI and Gio Gonzalez won his fourth straight decision to lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 7 months ago 75 reads 0 comments

  22. Rendon, Escobar Return for Nats vs. Pirates

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  23. Nats Activate Rendon (Quad) off DL

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  24. Nats Stephen Strasburg throws bullpen session

    PITTSBURGH -- Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg (left oblique strain) threw a three-inning simulated game on Friday at PNC Park and looked good, according to manager Matt Williams...

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  25. Updated Lineup: Robinson (Illness) Scratched

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