1. Nats Drop Second Straight to Mets

    Quantitatively, wins mean the same thing in August as they do in April. A loss in May counts for one, much like a loss in September does. The weight of each game does not increase as the stretch run begins...

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  2. Denard Span Begins Baseball Activities

    The Nationals received great news on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Center fielder Denard Span participated in baseball activities for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on July 10 because of back tightness...

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  3. Werth's Jumping Catch

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  4. Matt Williams on Bryce Harper: "He Needs to Stay in the Baseball Game"

    FLUSHING, N.Y. - In a tie game with postseason implications in a playoff-type atmosphere, Bryce Harper, arguably the MVP of the National League , got himself ejected after striking out in the 11th inning...

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  5. Harper Ejected in 11th for Arguing Balls and Strikes

    Washington Nationals ' slugger Bryce Harper has shown an impressive understanding of the strike zone all season. Just look at his walk totals and OBP. But he's also continued to lose his cool on occasion and that has to stop...

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  6. Mets Beat Nats 2-1 in Epic Game Capped by Flores Walk-off

    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: You want pennant race baseball? Here you go, folks. A few short hours after the trade deadline passed, the Nationals and Mets opened a big weekend series that ...

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  7. Harper's Ejection

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  8. Harper Ejected in 11th for Arguing Balls and Strikes

    Bryce Harper on Jerry Meals ejecting him: "I was sticking up for my team and myself at the same time. He was bad all night...

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  9. Harper Ejected in 11th for Arguing Balls and Strikes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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...

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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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  22. 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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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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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  25. 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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