9/14/2014 | After jacking homer, Ramos ready for postseason action
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos made it clear after the team's 3-0 victory over the Mets on Sunday afternoon that he wants to play in the postseason.
9/14/2014 | Braves set to host Nats in crucial division matchup
The Nats will try to inch closer to winning the NL East when they send out Stephen Strasburg to face Ervin Santana and the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta will try to gain ground in the Wild Card race.
9/14/2014 | Ramos, Zimmermann fuel Nats' win over Mets
Wilson Ramos' two-run homer in the seventh was enough to back Jordan Zimmermann's 6 2/3 scoreless frames, as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field on Sunday.
9/14/2014 | Span eyeing more milestones this season
Nationals center fielder Denard Span reached a personal milestone on Friday, when he stole his 30th base of the season. But Span has two other goals he would like to reach before the regular season ends.
9/14/2014 | Soriano discovers form during recent relief work
Nationals right-hander Rafael Soriano, who spent most of the season as the team's closer, entered Saturday night's 10-3 victory over the Mets in a mop-up role. In his last two outings, Soriano has pitched two shutout innings.
9/13/2014 | Desmond in exclusive SS club with third 20/20
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond set a personal milestone in Saturday night's game against the Mets, as he reached the 20/20 (homers and stolen bases) plateau for the third straight season.
9/13/2014 | Rendon stays humble swinging a red-hot bat
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has performed like the club's Most Valuable Player this season. Not only has he done the job offensively, but he plays Gold Glove-caliber defense at third and second base. But one would never know it based on his personality. After great games, Rendon is a man of few words.
9/13/2014 | Zimmerman looking to play instructional games
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to travel to Viera Fla., after Sunday's game against Mets, to start playing instructional league games by Tuesday, according to manager Matt Williams. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 because of a Grade 3 hamstring strain.
9/13/2014 | Nats employ Zimmermann in their playoff chase
Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals will seek a series victory and to inch closer to playoff spot when they take on Jon Niese and the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.
9/13/2014 | Nats blast Mets to trim magic number to six
Doug Fister fired six solid innings, while Bryce Harper's two-run jack set an early tone as the Nats reduced their magic number in the NL East to six with a 10-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night.
9/13/2014 | Nats will be watching scoreboard as they face Mets
Doug Fister will try to shrink the Nationals' magic number when he takes the mound opposite fellow righty Zack Wheeler on Saturday.
9/13/2014 | Span attains milestone with 30th steal
Denard Span reached a personal milestone in the ninth inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mets, stealing his 30th base of the season.
9/12/2014 | Nats' Citi Field winning streak snapped
The Nationals' 12-game winning streak at Citi Field came to an end as they were edged by the Mets, 4-3, on Friday night.
9/12/2014 | Two reviews go visitors' way in Nats-Mets
For the second time this week, the orange line at the top of Citi Field's left-field wall created a moment of confusion, resulting in the first of two reviews over the course of several minutes that went in the Nationals' favor.
9/12/2014 | Recovering from flu, Werth gets night off
Jayson Werth was not in Friday's lineup against the Mets due to, as manager Matt Williams put it, "dead legs." The scheduled day off was also needed because Werth is recovering from the flu.
9/12/2014 | Gonzalez, Williams clear the air after Gio pulled
Gio Gonzalez pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and striking out seven. But he wasn't happy when manager Matt Williams took him out of the game with two outs in the seventh, and he expressed his displeasure by slamming the ball in Williams' hand.
9/12/2014 | Werth keeps cool after getting plunked on arm
Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon and manager Terry Collins were ejected after Jayson Werth was hit by a pitch on his left arm Thursday night. It came directly after Anthony Rendon's home run, and Werth stayed focused on task at hand.
9/11/2014 | LaRoche, Rendon supply power to rattle Mets
Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon homered as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 6-2, on Thursday night for their 12th consecutive victory at Citi Field. Washington's magic number to win the NL East title is now at nine.
9/11/2014 | Umps confirm Rendon's HR with brief review
Mets manager Terry Collins' contention of a home run call Thursday night at Citi Field initiated a crew-chief review, and it took replay officials only 54 seconds to determine that Anthony Rendon's line drive indeed cleared the wall in left.
9/11/2014 | Zimmerman picks up pace in pregame drills
Ryan Zimmerman traveled with the Nationals to Citi Field and had a full workout before Thursday's game against the Mets. Besides taking batting practice, Zimmerman worked out at third and first base, and plans to take reps in left field as well this weekend.
9/11/2014 | With hopes dwindling, Mets look to figure out Nats
The Mets' slim playoff chances took a hit with a 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Thursday, and it won't get any easier when the teams meet again on Friday night at Citi Field. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez gets the ball for Washington opposite Mets righty Dillon Gee.
9/10/2014 | Potomac wins Mills Cup behind Oduber, Silvestre
After losing Game 1 of the Mills Cup to Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach on Saturday, the Nationals won three straight games and captured the Carolina League championship with a 5-1 victory Wednesday in Game 4.
9/10/2014 | Soriano in and out of trouble in eighth-inning appearance
Right-hander Rafael Soriano pitched one scoreless inning in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Braves. It was his first outing since Friday, when he pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed three runs in a 9-8 loss.
9/10/2014 | Nats would like extra oomph from Strasburg
The expectations for Stephen Strasburg have always been higher than pretty good. That may not be fair. But that's the way it is.
9/10/2014 | Infielders get breather to recover from maladies
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Ian Desmond were given Wednesday off because of the flu and lower back tightness, respectively.
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