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  1. Nationals telling teams Jordan Zimmermann is “available”

    Nov 20, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Zimmermann has just one season remaining until he’s eligible for free agency and the 28-year-old right-hander is in line for a massive payday.

  2. Nationals still in great position for 2015

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:28 AM EST

    Anthony Rendon

    Few changes are needed for the club with the NL’s best record in 2014.

  3. Matt Williams’ must-win strategy could use some work

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:06 AM EST

    Division Series - Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants - Game Four

    Yeah, but it’ll be all hands on deck for Game Never on Thursday.

  4. Matt Williams on decision to pull Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2: “I kicked myself all night.”

    Oct 5, 2014, 7:04 PM EST

    Matt Williams

    Matt Williams says he kicked himself “all night” for taking out Jordan Zimmermann with two outs in the ninth inning in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants on Saturday night. But was his decision really wrong?

  5. Video: Brandon Belt homers to break a 1-1 tie in the 18th inning

    Oct 5, 2014, 12:16 AM EST

    Brandon Belt

    Brandon Belt was the offensive hero for the Giants in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night, breaking an 18th-inning 1-1 tie with a solo home run.

  6. Brandon Belt’s 18th-inning homer sends Giants up 2-0 in NLDS over the Nationals

    Oct 5, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

    Brandon Belt

    The Giants very nearly lost Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals, but rallied with two outs in the ninth inning to force a tie before finally emerging victorious after 18 innings thanks to a Brandon Belt solo home run.

  7. Giants-Nationals NLDS Game 2 headed into the 18th inning

    Oct 4, 2014, 11:33 PM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

    We’re in the 18th in Washington, D.C.

  8. The Nationals announce their playoff roster: Rafael Soriano is there

    Oct 3, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

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    It’s rather surprising to see Soriano there.

  9. Nationals choose Stephen Strasburg to start Game 1

    Oct 2, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    Jordan Zimmermann, fresh off his regular season finale no-hitter, will start Game 2.

  10. Nationals likely to use Tanner Roark in the bullpen for playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

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    Roark has a 2.57 ERA in 252 innings as a big leaguer.

  11. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

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

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  13. Bryce Harper rocks custom D.C. Fire Department helmet during NL East title celebration

    Sep 17, 2014, 12:07 AM EST

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    Bryce Harper came prepared for the Nationals’ division title celebration with a custom helmet sent to him from the Washington, D.C. Fire Department. These photos come courtesy of CSNWashington.com …

  14. Tanner Roark dominates as Nationals clinch NL East

    Sep 16, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

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    Congratulations to the Washington Nationals, who’ve clinched their second NL East crown in three years.

  15. Nationals’ nine-game winning streak is “absolutely epic”

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Bryce Harper

    The events taking place each evening on South Capitol Street are beginning to defy explanation.

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 9, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Tommy La Stella AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday in MLB, including a long-awaited win for the Braves.

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

    Aug 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EST

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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.

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

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals - Game Two

    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.

  19. Nationals getting healthy, yet still searching on offense

    May 27, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    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?

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

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:10 AM EST

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman cheated death and still got two outs.

  21. Jordan Zimmermann returns from flu to start for Nationals

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    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.

  22. Jordan Zimmermann scratched from today’s start

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    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.

  23. Doug Fister expected to resume throwing Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    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…

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