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6/27/2016 | Prospect Turner playing CF for first time at Triple-A

Trea Turner -- who ranks as the Nationals' No. 2 prospect and the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com -- started in center field for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on Monday in what is his first professional appearance at the position.


6/27/2016 | Nats run wild on Mets with 11 unanswered runs

The Nationals stole six bases and scored 11 unanswered runs to storm back from an early deficit and defeat the Mets, 11-4, on Monday night at Nationals Park.


6/27/2016 | Ramos, Murphy narrowing gap in ASG voting

Wilson Ramos and Daniel Murphy, owners of the two best batting averages in the National League entering Monday, both stand with striking distance of their first All-Star Game starts.


6/27/2016 | What to expect from Nats' Giolito in big leagues

With Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list, the Washington Nationals are calling up right-hander Lucas Giolito to make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against Matt Harvey and the Mets at Nationals Park. Here's what you can expect from Giolito.


6/27/2016 | Giolito debuts vs. Harvey, defending NL champs

When top prospect Lucas Giolito makes his Major League debut Tuesday, he'll have himself a high-pressure assignment. Giolito, whom MLBPipeline.com ranks as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, will take on Matt Harvey and the defending National League champion Mets in the second of a three-game series at Nationals Park.


6/27/2016 | No. 1 prospect Giolito to start for Nats tonight

Right-hander Lucas Giolito will make his Major League debut for the Nationals tonight against the Mets' Matt Harvey. Giolito, MLB Pipeline's No. 1 prospect, will start in place of right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the disabled list Monday with an upper back strain after missing his last two starts.


6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.


6/27/2016 | Nats recall reliever Martin to take Stras' spot

The Nationals on Monday recalled right-handed reliever Rafael Martin from Triple-A Syracuse as a corresponding move to Stephen Strasburg going on the disabled list.


6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.


6/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday

Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


6/26/2016 | Roark comes through when needed most

What the Washington Nationals needed to snap their seven-game losing streak was simple: A very strong performance from their starting pitcher. The starting rotation is the fundamental strength of the Nationals. But it hadn't functioned at that level in losses at Miller Park Friday night and Saturday. Sunday, though, the Nats received the start that they wanted and needed.


6/26/2016 | Harper showing signs of finding swing

Nationals manager Dusty Baker isn't worried about Bryce Harper. Even though the hits haven't been falling on a consistent basis for more than a month, the skipper believes the reigning National League MVP will carry the team soon with a hot bat.


6/26/2016 | Boosted by HRs, Roark helps Nats end slide

No Stephen Strasburg? No problem for the Nationals, who pitched Tanner Roark instead and watched the right-hander carve through seven innings of a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park, snapping Washington's seven-game losing streak.


6/26/2016 | Back issues force Strasburg to disabled list

The Nationals placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to June 16, with an upper back strain. A corresponding move will be announced on Monday.


6/26/2016 | Mets tab Thor in first-place battle with Nationals

A Nationals team battling both injuries and on-field struggles will return home for a three-game series beginning Monday against a Mets club looking to regain control of the National League East. The Mets will start Noah Syndergaard, while the Nationals counter with Joe Ross.


6/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.


6/25/2016 | Gio to remain in rotation amid rough stretch

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez continued to have problems in arguably his roughest start of the season, a 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.


6/25/2016 | Nationals still searching for answers during skid

You look at a club with the proven ability of the Washington Nationals and you believe that their losing streak cannot possibly grow any longer. And then it does grow longer, as it did Saturday at Miller Park in a 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. As recently as June 17, the Nationals were 43-25, six games up in the NL East. Since then, the Nats have lost seven in a row.


6/25/2016 | Espinosa up four times, but has zero at-bats

Danny Espinosa turned in an unusual stat line in the Nationals' 6-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park on Saturday. The Washington shortstop made four trips to the plate, but never recorded an official at-bat.


6/25/2016 | Strasburg scratched again from Sunday start

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will not start Sunday vs. Brewers after his upper back injury flared up. Tanner Roark will start in his place.


6/25/2016 | For Nats, Murphy an All-Star on, off the field

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy continues to stay hot. After going 3-for-5 in a 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday, Murphy is leading the National League in batting average (.354), hits, total bases and multihit games. Yet in the latest Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Murphy was second among NL second basemen with 1,572,890 votes, 483,232 behind the Cubs' Ben Zobrist.


6/25/2016 | Brewers go for sweep of reeling Nationals

The series finale between the Nationals and Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park will feature the pitching staff that strikes out the most batters against the team that goes down on strikes most often. The Nationals will look to avoid the three-game sweep and their eighth straight loss without ace Stephen Strasburg, however, who was scratched after Saturday's game.


6/25/2016 | Brewers hold on, hand Nats 7th straight loss

The Brewers jumped on Gio Gonzalez for six runs in the first three innings Saturday, and the Nationals' comeback fell just short as Milwaukee handed Washington its seventh consecutive loss, 6-5, on Negro League Tribute Day at Miller Park.


6/25/2016 | Papelbon hoping to start rehab stint Monday

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon, who is on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain, had no problems in his first bullpen session before Saturday's game against the Brewers. Papelbon threw 40 pitches and hopes to start a rehab assignment Monday with Class A Potomac.


6/25/2016 | Ramos showing he deserves to be an All-Star

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos showed in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers that he belongs on the National League All-Star team. He went 4-for-5 to raise his batting average to a career-high .341.




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