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  1. Stephen Strasburg ruled out Friday with upper back issue

    Sep 2, 2015, 10:31 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was pulled after four rough innings Sunday against the Marlins with discomfort in his upper back, and now the injury is going to cost him his next rotation turn.

  2. Stephen Strasburg exits start with tightness in left side

    Jul 4, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg exited today’s start against the Giants in the top of the fourth inning due to an apparent injury to his left side.

  3. Settling the Score: Thursday’s results

    Jun 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

    MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 11: Scooter Gennett #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a RBI single in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park on June 11, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Scooter Gennett

    A quick recap of a busy Thursday around MLB, including a comeback win for the Brewers over the scuffling Nationals.

  4. Tanner Roark to fill in for Doug Fister in Nationals’ rotation

    May 23, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

    PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 13:  Relief pitcher Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on May 13, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Tanner Roark posted a 2.85 ERA across 31 starts last season, but the Nationals moved him to the bullpen after signing Max Scherzer to a huge contract over the winter. That depth is coming in handy now that Doug Fister is sidelined.

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

    May 5, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    An old friend returns to the site of his greatest triumphs.

  6. Nationals prospect A.J. Cole will make his MLB debut in place of injured Max Scherzer

    Apr 28, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    A.J. Cole Nationals

    In calling up Cole for his debut the Nationals bypassed Tanner Roark.

  7. Nationals announce injured Max Scherzer will not make his next scheduled start

    Apr 27, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Scherzer is in the first season of a seven-year, $210 million contract and has pitched very well through four starts with a 1.26 ERA and 29/4 K/BB ratio in 29 innings.

  8. Max Scherzer doubtful for next start due to thumb injury

    Apr 26, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    scherzer getty

    Scherzer jammed his right thumb during an at-bat Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. It doesn’t sound like a serious injury, but the $210 million right-hander isn’t going to be rushed back.

  9. Max Scherzer might bump him from Nationals’ rotation, but Tanner Roark is saying all the right things

    Jan 20, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT

    tanner roark getty

    Roark was fantastic in 2014, throwing 199 innings with a 2.85 ERA to give him a 2.57 ERA in 252 career innings as a big leaguer.

  10. Now with Max Scherzer, Nationals’ rotation could be historically elite

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:44 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    With Max Scherzer in the mix, the Nationals’ starting rotation has the chance to be one of the best in the last 46 years.

  11. Nationals telling teams Jordan Zimmermann is “available”

    Nov 20, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    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.

  12. Nationals still in great position for 2015

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:28 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

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

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

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:06 AM EDT

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

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

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

    Oct 5, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

    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?

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

    Oct 5, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

    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.

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

    Oct 5, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    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.

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

    Oct 4, 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

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

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

    Oct 3, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

    nationals logo patch

    It’s rather surprising to see Soriano there.

  19. Nationals choose Stephen Strasburg to start Game 1

    Oct 2, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    stephen strasburg getty

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

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

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    tanner roark getty

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

  21. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Playoffs

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

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

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

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

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

    Sep 17, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

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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 …

  24. Tanner Roark dominates as Nationals clinch NL East

    Sep 16, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    tanner roark getty

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

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