1. 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...

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  2. 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 11 months ago 21,249 reads 43 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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 11 months ago 139 reads 0 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 11 months ago 107 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 76 reads 0 comments

  12. Rendon, Escobar Return for Nats vs. Pirates

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  13. Nats Activate Rendon (Quad) off DL

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  14. 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...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 11 months ago 62 reads 0 comments

  15. Updated Lineup: Robinson (Illness) Scratched

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  16. Nationals Fall to Pirates as Fister Continues to Struggle

    The Washington Nationals were built around their starting pitching. That group of talented arms, even without injured Stephen Strasburg, has taken on an even greater importance with the lineup missing five projected everyday players, as it was Thursday.

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 11 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  17. Ian Desmond Connected for His 100th Career Home Run Tonight

    If you're desperate for a silver lining, we've got your hook up. Are the kids still saying that? But as we were saying, if you need something positive to take from the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 11 months ago 77 reads 0 comments

  18. Bryce Harper Kindly Turns Down Fan's 'Promposal' with Signed Baseball

    One fan had bigger plans in mind when she headed out to PNC Park to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday—she was on a mission to ask Bryce Harper to prom...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 11 months ago 69,121 reads 41 comments

  19. Escobar Remains out Thursday vs. Pirates

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  20. X-Rays Negative on Yunel Escobar's Left Wrist/hand, Will Undergo Further Tests

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  21. Nats Rally Late to Take Series with 4-3 Win (Yunel Escobar Injured)

    Yunel Escobar left the game in the middle of his first at-bat to start the second inning. Escobar dropped to his knees, clutching his left hand or wrist after attempting to check his swing on a 96 mph heater from Mets starter Noah Syndergaard...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 11 months ago 71 reads 0 comments

  22. Werth Makes Headlines in Buffalo with Huge Tip

    Jayson Werth, making his rehab assignment with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs, got some positive press in Western New York this week...

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  23. Taylor, Espinosa Lead Nationals' Comeback over Mets

    WASHINGTON -- Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 11 months ago 627 reads 0 comments

  24. X-Rays Negative on Yunel's Hand/Wrist

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  25. Stephen Strasburg Is Destined to Bounce Back in the Season's 2nd Half

    There's no denying that the first half of the season was a disaster for Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg , but he is primed for a huge second half when he returns from the disabled list...

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