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4/15/2014 | Fernandez faces off against Roark in series finale

Jose Fernandez (2-1, 3.78 ERA) looks to bounce back from his previous start (six earned runs in four innings) in the series finale against Tanner Roark (1-0, 5.91 ERA) and the Nationals.


4/15/2014 | Span eyeing Saturday return from concussion

Nationals center fielder Denard Span continues to make progress in his recovery from a concussion and eyes a return on Saturday.


4/15/2014 | Leon getting more time behind plate

When catcher Wilson Ramos went on the disabled list to open the season for the Nationals, Jose Lobaton took over the starting catcher duties. Sandy Leon, however, has started four of the past six games.


4/15/2014 | Strasburg, Nationals stumble in loss to Miami

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg gave up a season-high six runs over four innings, and the Nationals collected just five hits in an 11-2 loss to the Marlins in front of 19,931 Tuesday night at Marlins Park.


4/15/2014 | Jackie Robinson Day conjures memories for Gonzalez

For Gio Gonzalez, remembering Jackie Robinson brings him back to childhood backyard baseball games in his neighborhood.


4/14/2014 | No. 7 prospect Skole delivers clutch hits

First baseman Matt Skole, the Nationals' No. 7 prospect, began the season mired in a deep slump at Double-A Harrisburg, but he broke out in a big way Monday night in a 4-3 victory over Altoona.


4/14/2014 | Harper nursing tight left quad, expects to play Tuesday

Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper exited Monday night's 9-2 win over the Marlins with a tight left quad for precautionary reasons. Harper expects to play Tuesday night.


4/14/2014 | Zimmermann, Nats get back on track in Miami

Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann redeemed himself for a poor outing in his previous start against the Marlins with a solid seven-inning outing in a 9-2 win in Miami on Monday in the series opener at Marlins Park. Tyler Moore and Sandy Leon each homered and drove in a pair of runs.


4/14/2014 | Werth's confirmed double gets Nats off to quick start

Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth hit a ball off the top of the wall in left-center field at Marlins Park, and the ruling was confirmed after umpires reviewed the play with instant replay.


4/14/2014 | Fister completes bullpen session, eyes sim game

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister took the next step in his rehabilitation process Monday afternoon at Marlins Park. Fister, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain, threw 50 pitches -- including his entire repertoire -- during a two-inning bullpen session.


4/14/2014 | Williams calls defensive lapses an 'aberration'

Since being named manager last November, Matt Williams has emphasized the importance of defensive growth for the Nationals. Yet, through the first two weeks of the regular season, the defense has had its share of problems.


4/14/2014 | Frandsen prepared for whatever role Nationals require

Without a team just last month after being released by the Phillies, Kevin Frandsen has made the most of his playing time with the Nationals following injuries to various players.


4/13/2014 | Jackie Robinson Day 'very special' for Nationals

On Tuesday, the Nationals will take part in a league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day by honoring the first African American player in Major League Baseball.


4/13/2014 | Zimmermann, Hand square off to open series in Miami

After being swept by the Braves, the Nationals travel to Miami to face the Marlins for a three-game series, with Jordan Zimmermann facing Brad Hand. The last time these two clubs faced each other was last week at Nationals Park, with Washington sweeping the three-game set.


4/13/2014 | Walters called up as Zimmerman hits disabled list

The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list because of a fractured right thumb and recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.


4/13/2014 | Careful Span taking time after sustaining concussion

Nationals center fielder Denard Span said he feels much better, but he agrees with the decision to put him on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion.


4/13/2014 | Rizzo not concerned about early injuries

It's the third week of the regular season and the Nationals have lost three players -- Denard Span, Wilson Ramos and Ryan Zimmerman -- from the starting lineup due to injuries. However, general manager Mike Rizzo doesn't seem to be worried.


4/13/2014 | Gio hit hard as Nationals drop series finale

The Braves scored early and often on Sunday afternoon and pounded Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals, 10-2, at Turner Field. Adam LaRoche homered in the ninth.


4/13/2014 | Braves look to ride Harang's hot arm to sweep of rivals

With Braves starter Aaron Harang and Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez enjoying similar hot starts to the season, Atlanta goes for the sweep of its archrival in Sunday's series finale at Turner Field.


4/12/2014 | Nationals lose game, Zimmerman, in Atlanta

The Nationals played a night game Saturday at Turner Field that they would love to forget. Not only did they lose to the Braves, 6-3, they lost third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for four to six weeks with a fractured right thumb, sustained after getting picked off by left-hander Alex Wood at second base during the fifth inning.


4/12/2014 | Zimmerman out 4-6 weeks with broken thumb

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will miss four to six weeks after fracturing his right thumb during a 6-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field. It will mark the fourth consecutive year Zimmerman will be placed on the disabled list, which is expected to happen on Sunday.


4/12/2014 | Out call at first base stands after Nats challenge

The Nationals challenged a close play at first base in the third inning of the Braves' 6-3 victory at Turner Field on Saturday night, and the play stood as called.


4/12/2014 | Span to 7-day DL; Souza, Treinen come up

The Nationals were busy before Saturday's game against the Braves, placing Denard Span on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, while recalling outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and selecting the contract of right-hander Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse. Right-hander Aaron Barrett was optioned to Syracuse.


4/12/2014 | Werth misses start with groin cramp, pinch-hits

Outfielder Jayson Werth left Friday's 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Braves in the bottom of the 10th because of a minor cramp in his groin. He was not in Saturday's starting lineup, but he came in as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and hit a hard single before the Nats fell, 6-3.


4/12/2014 | Expect high drama when Nationals, Braves clash

Tension has permeated recent chapters of the Braves-Nationals rivalry as the two clubs have battled for supremacy in the National League East. Feeding the tension is how close the two clubs have played each other, with one run deciding 12 of the past 20 meetings.




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