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  1. The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s hoping Nationals manager Matt Williams has been practicing his Babe Ruth home run trot, because he has a promise to fulfill.

  2. Numbers game: Tigers fall victim to baseball’s speed obsession

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Doug Fister was a perfectly useful pitcher for Detroit, but he didn’t show up on the radar gun. Now, Fister is leading the National not the playoffs while the Tigers are fighting to stay alive.

  3. It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper

    Aug 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EDT

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    It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper, but the Washington Nationals are in first place despite the struggling star.

  4. Strasburg? Gonzalez? Zimmermann? Fister? Nope, the Nationals’ leader in wins is … Tanner Roark

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Roark was drafted in the 25th round by the Rangers in 2008 and came to the Nationals in the mid-2010 trade for Cristian Guzman. He never cracked anyone’s top-100 prospect list and didn’t even debut in the majors until age 26 last season after posting an underwhelming 4.04 ERA in the minors.

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

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    Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball

  6. Nationals activate Gio Gonzalez from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Out since mid-May with a shoulder injury, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is off the disabled list and will start tonight against the Astros.

  7. Gio Gonzalez to return to the Nationals on Wednesday

    Jun 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Nationals, reeling from a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals, learned that they will get starter Gio Gonzalez back on Wednesday when they face the Astros.

  8. Gio Gonzalez says he’s ready to rejoin the Nationals

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was roughed up in his first minor league rehab start last Friday, but he saw improvement tonight and appears on track to be activated from the disabled list next week.

  9. Gio Gonzalez hit hard in rehab start, but says his shoulder feels “really good”

    Jun 7, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in a minor league rehab start last night, but reported no issues with his shoulder and hopes to be activated next week.

  10. Gio Gonzalez likely to begin rehab assignment next week

    May 30, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez had no problems during a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday, so Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that he’ll throw a simulated game Sunday and then hopefully be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment next week.

  11. Blake Treinen to take Gio Gonzalez’s spot in the Nationals’ rotation

    May 19, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Now that Gio Gonzalez is on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, the Nationals will turn to right-hander Blake Treinen to take his spot in the starting rotation.

  12. Gio Gonzalez goes on the DL with left shoulder inflammation

    May 18, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Gio has been shelled his past two times out. Bad luck or bad health?

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  14. Nationals wanted to sign Doug Fister to a contract extension

    May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  16. Gio Gonzalez helped a kid ask his girlfriend to prom

    May 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Fun little anecdote from Scott Allen of the Washington Post, who tells the story of how Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez helped a high school senior ask his girlfriend to prom.

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

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    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  19. Masahiro Tanaka had a heck of a game against the Marlins on Friday

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, then spent some time deflating expectations for the right-hander. His spring performance, including his final outing Friday afternoon against the Marlins, may have reinflated those expectations. Hiroki Kuroda started and tossed three scoreless innings before Tanaka entered the…

  20. Stephen Strasburg gets Opening Day start for Nationals

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    For the third straight season the Nationals have turned to Stephen Strasburg as their Opening Day starter, choosing him over Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann. “He’s earned it,” rookie manager Matt Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, noting that he also gave serious consideration to Zimmermann. Last season Strasburg threw 183 innings with a 3.00…

  21. Jordan Zimmermann isn’t concerned about signing a long-term extension with the Nationals

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann signed a two-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration back in January. The right-hander, who has finished each of the past three seasons with an ERA of 3.25 or better, had been discussing a long-term deal with the organization, but the two sides were ultimately too far apart and agreed on…

  22. Gio Gonzalez caught a big fish

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The offseason, when on goes trolling players’ Instagram accounts to see what they’re doing with their free time. Gio Gonzalez is the leader in the Cool Story, Bro clubhouse with this: Yep. A big ol’ sailfish that took him 47 minutes to reel in. No one tell Paul Daugherty. He’d probably want to tell Gonzalez…

  23. Jorge Posada is catching Gio Gonzalez’s bullpen sessions

    Jan 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Like most pitchers, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has been throwing regular offseason bullpen sessions to stay sharp. Unlike most pitchers, Gonzalez has enlisted one of the best catchers in baseball history, Jorge Posada, to be behind the plate for those sessions. Gonzalez and Posada meet up at the University of Miami baseball field on Tuesdays…

  24. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

  25. What can the Dodgers expect from Clayton Kershaw over the next seven years?

    Jan 15, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Per MLB.com, the Dodgers locked up Clayton Kershaw for seven years at $215 million earlier today. Dodgers president Stan Kasten is hopeful that the club will make the deal official by Friday morning. The news caused our eyes to jump to the horizon, wondering how the lefty will fare between now and 2020. But first,…

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