4/16/2014 | Walters records another career first vs. Marlins
After tallying his first career hit against Miami last year, Zach Walters hit his first MLB homer Tuesday also vs. the Marlins.
4/16/2014 | Souza cherishes long-awaited first MLB hit
Steven Souza Jr., who replaced Jayson Werth as a defensive substitution in right field in the sixth inning on Tuesday, singled up the middle off Dan Jennings two innings later for his first Major League hit.
4/16/2014 | Prospects Harvey, Giolito impress in pitchers' duel
In a South Atlantic League pitchers' duel that lived up to expectations Wednesday, the Orioles' No. 4 prospect Hunter Harvey slightly edged the Nationals' No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito.
4/16/2014 | Werth's tying homer confirmed by replay in Miami
Jayson Werth had some long drives during this series held in play by the spacious dimensions of Marlins Park. But off Jose Fernandez in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, the right fielder was not denied of a home run by instant replay in the Nationals' 6-3 win.
4/16/2014 | Nats go deep twice to rally past Fernandez, Marlins
Home runs by Jayson Werth and Zach Walters powered the Nationals to a 6-3 comeback win over the Marlins in front of 20,178 fans Wednesday night at Marlins Park.
4/16/2014 | Nationals not worried about rotation's slow start
After right-hander Stephen Strasburg allowed six earned runs on eight hits over four innings on Tuesday, the Nationals' rotation ERA rose to 5.06 for 26th in the big leagues. Last year, the Nationals posted the seventh-best ERA at 3.60.
4/16/2014 | Williams appreciates Harper's boldness on bases
Nationals manager Matt Williams talks to Bryce Harper daily about his aggressiveness, but in general, the club likes how the outfield takes charge on the bases.
4/16/2014 | Harper a late scratch in Miami with tight left quad
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was a late scratch with left quad tightness about an hour prior to Wednesday night's finale at Marlins Park. Harper, who left the previous two games with the same issue, has hit 10-for-19 (.556) with three doubles, a triple, three runs and an RBI on the Nationals' two-city road trip.
4/15/2014 | Tempers fizzle after benches clear in Miami
Benches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's pitch ran inside on Ian Desmond.
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.
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