7/29/2015 | Storen perfect in first outing since losing job
Nationals reliever Drew Storen lost his closer's job after the team's new acquisition, Jonathan Papelbon, arrived Wednesday afternoon. Later that night, getting demoted had no effect on Storen on the field in a 7-2 victory over the Marlins.
7/29/2015 | Harper hits upper deck twice to take NL homer lead
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper offered his Babe Ruth impression on Wednesday night, hitting two Ruthian clouts in a 7-2 victory over the Marlins. Harper went 3-for-4 with the two homers, which were his National League-leading 28th and 29th of the season.
7/29/2015 | Harper homers twice, lifts Nats over Marlins
Propelled by two towering Bryce Harper home runs for his National League-leading 28th and 29th blasts of the year, the Nationals beat the Marlins, 7-2, on Wednesday night at Marlins Park to even the three-game set.
7/29/2015 | Nationals prospect Turner impresses Werth
During his rehab stint with Triple-A Syracuse recently, Nationals veteran outfielder Jayson Werth was impressed with what he saw from shortstop Trea Turner, the Nats' No. 2 prospect according to MLB.com.
7/29/2015 | Papelbon wants to win, eyes saves record
A day after agreeing to a trade to the Nationals, new Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon said he felt free and is starting a new life with his new team. As he put it, he gave up $2 million to win and be at a place where he is happy.
7/29/2015 | Fish face Fister, aim to avoid Papelbon's Nats debut
Jonathan Papelbon enjoyed much success against the Marlins as a member of the Phillies. After the All-Star closer's trade to fellow National League East rival Washington on Tuesday, Miami could be tested by him again -- perhaps as soon as Wednesday night.
7/28/2015 | Jose stops Nats, improves to 15-0 at home
Not that Jose Fernandez is too shabby on the road, but home certainly has been where the wins are for the Miami ace. The right-hander, despite not being his sharpest, gave up one run with five strikeouts in six innings on Tuesday night in the Marlins' 4-1 win over the Nationals.
7/28/2015 | Nats land All-Star closer Papelbon from Phillies
The Nationals acquired Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Tuesday night in exchange for prospect Nick Pivetta, the team announced. The Nats also agreed to terms with Papelbon for next season.
7/28/2015 | Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominees announced
The active Major League players and Hall of Famers nominated for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award were revealed Tuesday.
7/28/2015 | Nats get Werth, Zimmerman back from DL
The return of left fielder Jayson Werth and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list on Tuesday didn't ultimately produce enough runs in the Nationals' 4-1 series-opening loss to the Marlins. Still, manager Matt Williams looked at the positives as Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with a double and Werth went 1-for-4.
7/27/2015 | Bullpen help at top of Nats' Deadline wish list
The Nationals are trying to add strength to the bullpen in a big way by showing interest in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, according to a baseball source.
7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating
Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).
7/26/2015 | Stras to start rehab assignment Wednesday
Stephen Strasburg will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Wednesday as he tries to make his way back from the disabled list for the second time this season. The affiliate for which he will pitch has not been announced.
7/26/2015 | Ross continues to show he belongs on big league stage
Rookie Joe Ross' composure was showcased yet again in a 3-1 series-finale loss to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.
7/26/2015 | Harper, Fernandez set to match wits in opener
Bryce Harper owns a .313 batting average, a .379 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage in his career against Miami. But Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will look to continue his personal hold on the Nationals' star.
7/26/2015 | Cole outduels Ross to pick up MLB-best 14th win
All-Star right-hander Gerrit Cole picked up his Major League-leading 14th win of the season, as the Pirates beat the Nationals, 3-1, at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon.
7/26/2015 | Once again, Gio delivers against Bucs
Entering Saturday night, the Nationals were 5-0 since 2012 in the five games Gio Gonzalez started against the Pirates. Complemented by run support and an understanding with catcher Jose Lobaton, Gonzalez delivered yet again in a 9-3 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park, moving that record to 6-0.
7/25/2015 | Taylor busts out with first 4-hit game
It was only a matter of time until everything came together for Michael Taylor. That time was Saturday night. Enduring a rough July at the plate, Taylor bounced back in a game-changing way, flashing the leather at the warning track and tallying four hits, including a home run, in the Nationals' 9-3 win against the Pirates at PNC Park.
7/25/2015 | Cole faces Nats, out to extend MLB-best win total to 14
Fellow first-round selections in the 2011 Draft, Pirates ace Gerrit Cole and Nationals right-hander Joe Ross, will show why they were drafted so high when their teams square off Sunday afternoon in the series finale at PNC Park.
7/25/2015 | Nationals get key piece back in Rendon
The Nationals' lineup is slowly starting to take its intended shape as infielder Anthony Rendon was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Rendon, who was placed on the DL with a left quad strain retroactive to June 25, was in the starting lineup Saturday night at second base, contributing a sacrifice fly in a 9-3 win over the Pirates.
7/25/2015 | On hot streak, Desmond leaving slump behind
Ian Desmond did his best to switch momentum to the Nationals' side, and for a half-inning, he did. It didn't last, however, as the Pirates came back to deal the Nats a 7-5 loss Friday night. But at the very least, Desmond's sixth-inning solo home run added more juice to the personal run he's been on.
7/24/2015 | Scherzer can't fend off power-packed Pirates
After seeing Max Scherzer carve Pittsburgh's lineup to shreds for a no-hitter just over a month ago, Nationals manager Matt Williams had a feeling how his ace's Friday night outing would go.
7/24/2015 | Aramis ready to help Bucs win series vs. Nats
After being traded on Thursday, former Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to make his 2015 Pirates debut against the Nationals on Saturday at PNC Park, with Pittsburgh looking to take three straight in the four-game series.
7/24/2015 | Pirates muscle past Nationals in slugfest
The Pirates clubbed three home runs off Max Scherzer and rallied for two more runs in the sixth inning as they beat the Nationals, 7-5, on Friday night at PNC Park.
7/24/2015 | Strasburg throws 'positive' bullpen session
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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