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  1. Nationals getting healthy, yet still searching on offense

    May 27, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    All season the theory has been that once the Nats get their guys back, the offense will start clicking. But when, exactly, will that happen?

  2. Play of the Day: Ryan Zimmerman avoids bat shard, starts double play

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman cheated death and still got two outs.

  3. Jordan Zimmermann returns from flu to start for Nationals

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals - Game Four

    Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who was scratched from yesterday’s start with what the team called flu-like symptoms, is recovered enough to start today against the Braves.

  4. Jordan Zimmermann scratched from today’s start

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann Getty

    Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has been scratched from today’s start against the Mets with what the team is calling flu-like symptoms.

  5. Doug Fister expected to resume throwing Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EDT

    doug fister getty

    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Doug Fister is expected to resume throwing on Thursday — first with light tosses from 60 feet on flat ground before eventually moving on to bullpen sessions. He is on his way back from lat and elbow injuries.

  6. Doug Fister will begin the season on the disabled list

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Nationals right-hander Doug Fister dealt with elbow problems early in spring training and then, just when he was over them and getting ready to start the season healthy, he suffered a strained lat muscle in yesterday’s game. William Ladson of MLB.com reports that Fister will be placed on the disabled list to begin the season,…

  7. Nationals moving Ross Detwiler to the bullpen even if he doesn’t like it

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler throws a first inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    In one of his first personnel decisions as Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided to shift left-hander Ross Detwiler to the bullpen full time, leaving Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark to compete for the final spot in the starting rotation. Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com that Detwiler was “not happy” about the decision “but…

  8. Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa involved in “open competition” at second base for the Nationals

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Danny Espinosa didn’t exactly have a great 2013 season. Due largely to playing with a fractured wrist, Espinosa posted a .465 OPS, resulting in a stint on the disabled list and a demotion to Triple-A Syracuse. Anthony Rendon took over and was more or less average offensively with some hiccups on defense. Nonetheless, an upgrade.…

  9. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  10. Tanner Roark is 7-0 with a 1.08 ERA for the Nationals

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals - Game Two

    As the Nationals’ cling to their playoff lives with a dramatic late-season run an unheralded 26-year-old rookie is piling up victories. Tanner Roark, a former 25th-round pick acquired from the Rangers for Cristian Guzman in mid-2010 who didn’t make his big-league debut until last month, tossed seven shutout innings against the Braves last night to…

  11. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox

    Indians 14, White Sox 3: Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI. The Tribe put up a seven spot in the fifth inning in which the first nine batters who came to the plate reached. They keep pace with the Rays, who also won, and remain one and a half games…

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