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6/24/2016 | Baker has talk with Taylor after tough game

Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor had a game on Wednesday that he would like to forget. He struck out five times and made an error that helped the Dodgers win, 4-3, in the bottom of the ninth inning. Later that night, manager Dusty Baker had a heart-to-heart talk with Taylor.


6/24/2016 | Vets Garza, Gonzalez match up in Milwaukee

A challenging stretch doesn't get any easier for Matt Garza and the Brewers, who take on the National League East-leading Nationals and starter Gio Gonzalez at Miller Park on Saturday.


6/24/2016 | Brewers best Scherzer as Nats' skid hits six

Max Scherzer was far from perfect in his return to Miller Park, burned by early walks and late home runs as the Brewers powered their way to a 5-3 win over Scherzer's slumping Nationals on Friday, pushing ahead on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' sixth-inning homer.


6/24/2016 | Strasburg confident he'll start Sunday

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched from Monday's start against the Dodgers because of an upper back strain, had a light bullpen session Friday at Miller Park without any problems. Strasburg is confident that he can pitch against the Brewers on Sunday.


6/23/2016 | On deck: Nats prospect gets thrill out of aircraft Derby

Drew Ward, the Nationals' No. 14 prospect, was one of the participants in the Midway Classic Home Run Derby on Monday, held on the deck of the USS Midway, a former World War II Naval aircraft now anchored in San Diego. Home plate was stationed about 245 feet from the edge of the ship, with pink buoys marking the fence 350 feet from the cage.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/23/2016 | Error, tough loss sting for Nats' Taylor

Michael Taylor sat at his locker, still dressed in his full uniform, and no doubt still processing the closing moments of the worst game of his career. The fact that he went 0-for-5 at the plate with five strikeouts was only the beginning of a forgettable evening.


6/23/2016 | Puig, indeed! Walk-off on E extends streak

Yasiel Puig delivered a walk-off, 4-3 win over the Nationals Wednesday night as a single in the ninth turned into a de facto inside-the-park home run after a misplay from center fielder Michael Taylor allowed Puig and Howie Kendrick to score.


6/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday

Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.


6/22/2016 | Espinosa benefits from Garciaparra's advice

During batting practice this week at Dodger Stadium, Nationals manager Dusty Baker saw an opportunity for his shortstop Danny Espinosa to chat with Nomar Garciaparra.


6/22/2016 | Strasburg, Papelbon progressing from injuries

The Nationals received encouraging news as right-handers Jonathan Papelbon and Stephen Strasburg threw on flat ground without any problems on Wednesday.


6/22/2016 | Bryce on track; Murphy, Ramos need ASG boost

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos had been one of the best catchers in the National League this season and he has the stats to back it up.


6/22/2016 | Prospects shine in California-Carolina League ASG

Indians prospect Bobby Bradley may not have won the Midway Classic Home Run Derby Monday, but he certainly showed the most power in Tuesday's California-Carolina League All-Star Game, as he helped lead the Carolina League to a 6-4 victory.


6/22/2016 | Roark tips hat after strong start goes south

Through the first seven innings Tuesday night against the Dodgers, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark was putting together one of his best performances of the season.


6/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Giolito looks to continue dominant stretch

Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito starts for Double-A Harrisburg against Portland at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/21/2016 | Nationals, 4th-rounder Banks agree to terms

The Nationals agreed to terms with four more players from the 2016 Draft on Tuesday, including fourth-round pick Nick Banks.


6/21/2016 | 8 prospects who could help Nats down stretch

The Nationals are likely to do more than just trade for players during the pennant stretch. They will also go to their Minor League system and look for help.


6/21/2016 | Urias, Ross meet in duel of young hurlers

A pair of young starters will take the mound for Wednesday's series finale between the Nationals and Dodgers in Los Angeles, though one of them might not be in the rotation for too much longer.


6/21/2016 | Petit steps up, delivers quality start for Nats

It was supposed be the marquee matchup of the week between Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. But before the game, Strasburg was scratched because of an upper back strain and the Nationals gave the ball to right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, who delivered a quality outing in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers.


6/20/2016 | Strasburg scratched from start with back strain

Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his start Monday night against the Dodgers with an upper back strain, the Nationals announced prior to the game. Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit got the start in his place.


6/20/2016 | Roark clashes with Kazmir in first start vs. LA

Tanner Roark will make his first career start against the Dodgers on Tuesday night as Scott Kazmir tries to improve on his uneven season.


6/20/2016 | Pair of Cubs headline Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


6/20/2016 | Nats agree with Neuse, Luzardo among 23

The Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players selected in the 2016 Draft, including second-round pick Sheldon Neuse and third-rounder Jesus Luzardo, the team announced Monday.


6/19/2016 | Taylor turning it around, has 2-HR, 4-hit day

Since an early-season slump, Michael Taylor has been one of the Nationals' most productive players. He went 4-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Sunday afternoon's 6-3 loss to the Padres. It was his first career multihomer game, and he matched a career high with his four hits. He attributed his success Sunday to being selective, although he is naturally an aggressive hitter.


6/19/2016 | Bickford, Moncada among top prospect performers Sunday

Phil Bickford's bat-missing ability was on full display Sunday during his California League debut as he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over six innings to lead Class A Advanced San Jose past Rancho Cucamonga, 5-3.




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