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7/6/2015 | All-Star flavor spices up Scherzer, Cueto duel

A handful of All-Stars headline Tuesday night's meeting between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, with Max Scherzer dueling with Final Vote candidate Johnny Cueto.


7/6/2015 | Suarez's homer gives Reds final word in D.C.

Eugenio Suarez's third home run of the season, a high fly ball down the left-field line in the eighth inning that just kept carrying, was all that separated the Reds and Nationals on Monday in Cincinnati's 3-2 series-opening win at Nationals Park.


7/6/2015 | Flies and whiffs: Scherzer's unique dominance

Max Scherzer is well on his way to winning the Cy Young, but it's exactly how he's doing it that's so unique. With a high-spinning fastball, Scherzer's combination of whiffs and fly balls is rarely seen.


7/6/2015 | Giolito fans 10 in 6 innings for Potomac

A rain delay may have cut Lucas Giolito's night short for Class A Adavanced Potomac, but fans still got a show from baseball's No. 4 overall prospect.


7/6/2015 | Span, Escobar exit with injuries against Reds

The Nationals continue to be hit by the injury bug. Center fielder Denard Span and shortstop Yunel Escobar left Monday's 3-2 loss to the Reds because of back spasms and left hamstring tightness, respectively. Both players are listed as day to day.


7/6/2015 | Scherzer selected to 3rd ASG, 1st with Nats

Outfielder Bryce Harper isn't the only member of the Nationals who is taking his talents to the Midsummer Classic. Right-hander Max Scherzer, one of the few players to have made as big a splash as Harper in the first half of the season, was selected by the players to be on the National League All-Star squad.


7/6/2015 | Harper declines invitation for Home Run Derby

A day after it was announced that he would be one of the starting outfielders for the National League All-Star team in Cincinnati, Nationals slugger Bryce Harper said Monday that he will not participate in the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders next Monday.


7/6/2015 | Nats recall Solis; Carpenter to paternity list

The Nationals recalled left-handed reliever Sammy Solis on Monday in advance of their three-game series with the Reds, filling a roster spot after David Carpenter was placed on the paternity list.


7/6/2015 | Marlins hurlers headline Prospect Team of the Week

This week's Prospect Team of the Week shows there might be more on the way. Lefty Adam Conley made his big league debut in early June and if his two starts for the week of June 29-July 5 is any indication, he's ready for another crack at it. He's joined on the PTOW staff by righty Austin Brice, who's one step behind Conley in Double-A, giving the Marlins a pitching sweep.


7/5/2015 | Harper earns All-Star start with most NL votes

After dominating the headlines in the first half of the 2015 season, Bryce Harper is taking his show to one of baseball's grandest stages. Harper has been voted into the 2015 All-Star Game as a starter by the fans, marking his third All-Star appearance and his second as a starter. He garnered more votes than any other National League player.


7/5/2015 | Strasburg placed on DL with strained oblique

The Nationals placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique and recalled right-hander Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.


7/5/2015 | Nats look to avenge earlier sweep by Reds

The Nats were last swept in a three-game series at the end of May in Cincinnati, starting a 3-11 tumble, one of the worst stretches of baseball for the Nationals this season. Monday, the Nationals and Reds will meet again in Washington, a matchup of Doug Fister and Anthony DeSclafani.


7/4/2015 | Roark is there to pick up the Nationals again

Once he saw manager Matt Williams and assistant athletic trainer Steve Gober go to the mound to check on Stephen Strasburg during Saturday's 9-3 victory over the Giants, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark had a feeling he would enter the game.


7/4/2015 | Harper, Moore pace July 4 offensive onslaught

Fourth of July fireworks are usually reserved for after the sky gets dark and the grills go cold. But on Saturday in the nation's capital on its 239th birthday, the Nationals shot a few off early. Bryce Harper and Tyler Moore both went 3-for-4 in Washington's 9-3 win at Nationals Park.


7/4/2015 | Vogelsong, Zimmermann lock horns in finale

The Giants and Nationals close out their three-game set on Sunday night at Nationals Park. Ryan Vogelsong will start for San Francisco, while Jordan Zimmermann will take the ball for Washington.


7/4/2015 | Strasburg exits early with left-side tightness

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's 9-3 win over the Giants in the fourth inning because of tightness in his left side and was replaced by right-hander Tanner Roark.


7/4/2015 | Span serves coffee to raise funds for his foundation

If Denard Span chooses to become a barista after his playing days are over, it would surely turn more than a few heads. But on Friday morning, the eight-year veteran spent the better part of an hour behind the counter of a Peet's Coffee in D.C., in a fundraising effort for the Denard Span Foundation.


7/3/2015 | Robinson gets curtain-call moment with homer

Since Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list, Clint Robinson has been given the opportunity to play often at first base for the Nationals, and he has been productive. Robinson had a big game in the Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Giants on Friday night at Nationals Park.


7/3/2015 | Gio unfazed by long layoff in beating Giants

With 10 days between starts, Gio Gonzalez's seven innings of one-run ball against San Francisco in Washington's 2-1 win Friday night is all the more impressive.


7/3/2015 | Strasburg faces test in containing Giants

Since Stephen Strasburg returned from a left neck muscle strain, he has gone 2-0 with two earned runs allowed, 15 strikeouts and two walks over 12 innings. His next test comes Saturday against a San Francisco offense that leads the National League in team batting average and is in the top five in runs scored.


7/3/2015 | Werth recalls special moment with artist sister

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth made it known Friday that he was proud of his sister, Hillary Werth, a professional artist. Take what happened June 6 at the Dream Gala, which was hosted by the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Hillary Werth's artwork, Maxbat American Flag, was auctioned for $26,000.


7/3/2015 | Werth feels close to beginning rehab games

Jayson Werth's left wrist is getting stronger, he says. While he has not swung the bat, the Nationals left fielder has been swinging a broomstick without any problems. Werth is hoping to get back on the field by August.


7/2/2015 | Close, non-reviewable call ends it in Atlanta

The Nationals stayed on the field longer than most losing teams Thursday night, after the Braves' 2-1 walk-off victory in the series finale at Turner Field, but only because of a close call on Cameron Maybin's game-winning hit down the third-base line.


7/2/2015 | Braves sink Scherzer with walk-off in ninth

It took a fortunate hop, but the Braves found a way to conquer Max Scherzer, courtesy of a one-out, walk-off single that Cameron Maybin bounced over the third-base bag to conclude Thursday night's 2-1 win over the Nationals at Turner Field.


7/2/2015 | Desmond sits out, makes mechanical changes

After a second straight 0-for-4 night on Wednesday, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond got the day off Thursday to work on mechanical adjustments at the plate.




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