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  • • Moving on: Cubs survive Game 5 thriller in Washington
    Wow. What a game it was Thursday night in the nation’s capital. Game 5 of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals lived up to the hype.Let’s just jump to the action shall we? There was quite a bit of it.The Cubs would get the ball rolling in the first. After a leadoff double by Jon Jay and a wild pitch from starter Gio Gonzalez, ...
  • • Winners and losers of Cubs NLDS victory over Nationals
    After nearly five hours of baseball, the Chicago Cubs survived a winner-take-all Game 5 to defeat the Washington Nationals and move on to the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a hard-fought series and while it was far from perfectly played, an absolutely classic deciding game. Naturally, it produced some winners and losers.Many of the Na...
  • • 15 takeaways from the MLB Division Series
    All four division series of the 2017 MLB playoffs are in the books, and now the chase for the pennant is upon us. The Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals are home with their seasons over. The New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs have advanced and will have a chance at re...
  • • Cubs benefit from blown call on strikeout in Game 5
    The Chicago Cubs turned around Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals with a four-run inning in the fifth that was aided by a blown call.Max Scherzer came in to pitch the top of the fifth for Washington with his team leading 4-3. He got two outs and then allowed an infield single, single, and then a 2-run double to gi...
  • • Washington Nationals seek divine intervention
    Following their Game Four win over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night, the Washington Nationals have brought in a heavy hitter for the series finale.Thursday, the team enlisted priest Father Steve to come out to the park and bless their bats. Should Father Steve’s call get answered, this will be the Nationals first trip to the NLCS since moving to th...
  • • Joe Maddon: Stephen Strasburg is pitching ‘at the top of his game’
    Joe Maddon was quite gracious after watching Stephen Strasburg dominate his club for the second time in the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.Strasburg overcame illness and a major controversy to pitch seven brilliant innings with 12 strikeouts as he got the win in the Nats’ Game 4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday. After the ...
  • • Michael Taylor smacks grand slam for Nats in Game 4
    Michael Taylor delivered the big blow for the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.Taylor smacked a grand slam in the 8th inning against the Chicago Cubs to give his Nats a 5-0 lead: Taylor went opposite field on the grand slam, which is no easy feat. He did it with two outs and off Wade Davis, making the situation even more pres...
  • • Twitter reacts to Jon Lester picking Ryan Zimmerman off
    In the eighth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, baseball fans got to see the rarest of all things. Jon Lester — the left-handed pitcher who essentially can’t throw to first — not only threw over, but actually picked Ryan Zimmerman off. Zimmerman was initially called safe. But after a review he was clear...
  • • Cubs fan mocks Dusty Baker’s excuse for Stephen Strasburg illness
    At least one Chicago Cubs fan is not buying the reason Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker gave as a possible cause of Stephen Strasburg’s illness.A day after Baker blamed mold season as a possible cause of the illness that nearly kept Strasburg from pitching Game 4, at least one Cubs fan came prepared for such a danger. Baker had this coming,...
  • • Report: Stephen Strasburg now likely to start Game 4 of NLDS
    The Washington Nationals will have their ace on the mound for Wednesday’s all-important Game 4 of the NLDS, after all.John Morosi of MLB Network is reporting that Stephen Strasburg is expected to start Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs after the team said Tuesday that they were sticking with Tanner Roark. You have to wonder if Strasburg is making the...
  • • Report: Stephen Strasburg now set to start Game 4
    The Washington Nationals are just simply looking to win Game 4 of their NLDS series against the Chicago Cubs to force a Game 5 back in the nation’s capital.But that has not stopped drama itself from unfolding in a big way after Tuesday’s game at Wrigley Field was rained out.Immediately afterwards, Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced that Tanner...
  • • Report: Stephen Strasburg turned down Game 4 start
    Stephen Strasburg was asked to start Wednesday’s Game 4 of the NLDS for the Washington Nationals and declined, according to a report.Game 4 of the series was originally scheduled for Tuesday, with Washington’s Tanner Roark set to face Chicago’s Jake Arrieta. The Nationals are facing elimination down 2-1 in the series. The game was postponed until W...
  • • Dusty Baker making huge mistake keeping Stephen Strasburg in back pocket
    Game 4 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs getting rained out seemed to be a gift from above for Washington. Trailing 2-1 and facing elimination, the Nationals were in position to start Stephen Strasburg in Game 4 and, assuming they won, Gio Gonzalez in Game 5. Instead, Dusty Baker, like his Cubs counterpart, Joe Maddon, i...
  • • Nationals to stick with Tanner Roark in Game 4 over ill Strasburg
    The Washington Nationals will not be using the game postponement to alter their pitching staff.Dusty Baker said on Tuesday that Tanner Roark will remain the team’s Game 4 starter. MLB decided not to play Game 4 on Tuesday because of the weather, instead opting to move the game to Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.The extra day between games would have allowed...
  • • TBS refutes report it denied requests to move Nationals-Cubs game
    Poor weather is expected in Chicago on Tuesday for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals. That much is undeniable. Details about why the game was not moved up, however, are sketchy.Atlanta Braves announcer Chip Caray, grandson of beloved former Cubs announcer Harry Caray, said on Twitter that TBS denied a request to m...

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Top news - Washington Nationals

  • • Cain and Co. drop duel with Scherzer
    Max Scherzer set his world squarely back on its axis Wednesday night, overpowering the San Francisco Giants for nine innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 triumph that sealed a three-game sweep....
  • • Relentless Nats are too much for Giants
    The Washington Nationals again demonstrated their offensive depth and balance on Tuesday night, receiving contributions throughout the batting order to amass 14 hits and outclass the San Francisco Giants, 6-3....
  • • Relentless Nats are too much for Giants
    The Washington Nationals again demonstrated their offensive depth and balance on Tuesday night, receiving contributions throughout the batting order to amass 14 hits and outclass the San Francisco Giants, 6-3....
  • • Moore gets no backing in loss to Nats
    Tanner Roark and three relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout, Ryan Zimmerman homered and scored twice, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-0, on Monday in a game that featured a benches-clearing brawl in the eighth inning....
  • • Zim's HR backs Max's CG as Nats sweep
    Max Scherzer set his world squarely back on its axis Wednesday night, overpowering the San Francisco Giants for nine innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 triumph that sealed a three-game sweep....
  • • Bullpen of the Week: Nationals
    The Washington Nationals are gearing up for what they hope will be a deep run into October and the first World Series in the history of their franchise. One area of weakness they had to address at the non-waiver Trade Deadline was their bullpen, and they've done it. Big-time....
  • • Ready to roll: Harper comes off DL
    The Washington Nationals reinstated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement....
  • • Meet the man who was to become an MLB GM, but pursued a legal career instead
    Adam Cromie went from the Washington Nationals front office to the Jones Day law firm...
  • • Umpire CB Bucknor faces backlash for terrible call
    Umpire CB Bucknor faced some backlash on Tuesday night after making a horrendous call to give the Atlanta Braves a second chance against the Washington Nationals.Chase d’Arnaud was up for the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th, with his team trailing 3-1. Facing a 1-2 count, d’Arnaud swung and clearly missed a pitch that bounced i...
  • • Nationals set roster for NLDS vs. Cubs
    The Washington Nationals announced their roster for the best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile vs. the Chicago Cubs, which opens at Nationals Park in Washington tonight at 7:30 ET/6:30 CT on TBS. The roster includes top prospect Victor Robles....
  • • Nats' trade lifts chances for October success
    Now the Washington Nationals have a chance to win the World Series. That's what changed for them on Sunday with the acquisition of veteran relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics. In the end, it's really that simple....
  • • Now is time for Nats to shore up bullpen
    Losing a shortstop for two months makes it more critical than ever that the Washington Nationals acquire a proven closer. Yes, sometimes it's hard to connect the dots. On the other hand, ignore the baseball gods at your own risk....
  • • Nationals out to change postseason legacy
    That Stephen Strasburg would start and win this game for the Washington Nationals on a division-clinching Sunday feels right. He might just represent this franchise's best chance of writing a different kind of postseason ending....
  • • Stephen Strasburg Plans to Be All In This October
    The Washington Nationals pitcher has made just one postseason start in his career. That, he hopes, is about to change....
  • • A’s selling cheapest tickets in MLB to fill stands
    The Oakland A’s are offering their fans the best bargain in baseball.For $19.99 per month, fans can purchase a Ballpark Pass. Depending on availability, that grants access to every home game on the team’s schedule from June 1 on.Some of the premium games in that stretch include a three-game series against the Washington Nationals (June 2-4), four g...

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