Nats blow another lead behind Scherzer, Marlins win 3-2

Sports 05/27/19, 17:00

This time, the Nationals beleaguered bullpen wasn't alone in blowing yet another lead.José Ureña pitched seven solid innings, Washington again fell apart late behind ace Max Scherzer and the Miami Marlins beat the Nationals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.After Scherzer went six innings and left leading 2-1, Tanner ...

Nats GM says manager Martinez safe for now despite struggles

Sports 05/24/19, 17:29

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now despite Washington's sluggish start to the season.The Nationals have lost five straight and entered Friday at 19-31, better than only the Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles.Rizzo says there is blame to go ...

Leading off: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs Astros

Baseball 05/23/19, 17:48

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:MARLINS ON THE MOVESomething unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games.Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, ...

Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

Sports 05/23/19, 14:22

Carlos Gómez lost his shoe during an early dash, then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the New York Mets overcome a Nationals comeback that started after Washington manager Dave Martinez's heated ejection for a 6-4 victory Thursday and a four-game sweep.Gómez bolted around the ...

Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs Mets

Sports 05/23/19, 13:49

Washington manager Dave Martinez was ejected in the eighth inning of a game against the New York Mets and didn't leave until making quite a scene.Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington's Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as he tried to check his swing Thursday, then tossed the veteran player. ...

Parra lifts Nats to 7-6 win over Mets; Conforto, McNeil hurt

Baseball 05/17/19, 01:49

The Washington Nationals survived a dramatic ninth inning to secure their first series win in a month.Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and Sean Doolittle stopped the New York Mets' late rally by striking out Keon Broxton with the bases loaded for the final out of ...

Nats pitcher Sanchez leaves in 2nd inning with thigh injury

Baseball 05/16/19, 14:20

Washington Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez left in the second inning of Thursday's game against the New York Mets with a thigh injury.The team announced Sanchez had soreness in his left hamstring.After delivering ball four to Brandon Nimmo with one out, Sanchez walked to the rear of the mound. Manager Dave ...

Rhys Hoskins’ 3-run homer lifts Phillies over Nationals 4-2

Baseball 05/03/19, 20:56

Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Jerad Eickhoff threw five crisp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.After Kurt Suzuki went deep off Seranthony Dominguez (3-0) to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead in the sixth, the Phillies rallied.Jean Segura's infield single with one ...

Nats’ Zimmerman on injured list after hurting right foot

Sports 04/28/19, 11:54

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman was put on the 10-day injured list Sunday by the Washington Nationals because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.Zimmerman, who is hitting .213 with three homers and 11 RBI in 22 games, was hurt while trying to make a catch in Tuesday's game in Colorado. ...

Nationals still sticking with struggling Trevor Rosenthal

Baseball 04/08/19, 17:06

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez plans to use struggling reliever Trevor Rosenthal in "lower pressure situations" until the former All-Star closer has some success.Rosenthal is the first pitcher since 1995 to fail to retire any of the first nine batters he faced in a season, according to the Elias Sports ...

Nationals lose 1st game of 2019 with 2018-type miscues

Baseball 03/29/19, 01:41

In some respects, the first game of 2019 felt a bit like a remnant of 2018 all over again for manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals.As much as the roster has been reworked after missing the playoffs, with plenty of folks gone — most prominently, of course, Bryce Harper ...

In data-driven age, ‘honor’ of opening day start still big

Sports 03/25/19, 14:33

As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day."He's going to be lined up," Martinez said with a laugh. "Come Thursday at 1:05, he'll be on the mound."Of course he will. ...

Nats’ Dave Martinez aims to ‘face fear like bison’ in Year 2

Baseball 03/18/19, 15:02

Among various sheets of paper thumbtacked to the corkboard in Dave Martinez's spring training office — Florida Kitchen Staff, Important Dates, Pitchers Work Groups — there's one in the upper-left corner entitled Face Fear Like Bison.The Washington Nationals' manager came across its three-sentence message this offseason: "When a storm brews ...

With 9 Ks, Nats ace Max Scherzer looks ready for opening day

Baseball 03/16/19, 17:12

From the pitch-accompanying grunts to the pawing at the mound with his cleats, from the nine Ks to the 14 consecutive outs, Max Scherzer sure looked to be ready for the regular season.After giving up a combined eight runs over 8 2/3 innings across his preceding pair of Grapefruit League ...

Nats CF Taylor could miss ‘significant’ time with knee, hip

Baseball 03/15/19, 17:32

Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor will be sidelined with a sprained left knee and sprained left hip, leaving the club thin at that position with opening day less than two weeks away."I think he's going to miss a significant amount of time," manager Dave Martinez said Friday.Taylor favored his ...

Nats say Scherzer will start opener, faces Mets ace deGrom

Baseball 03/11/19, 17:20

Nonchalantly, Washington manager Dave Martinez made official on Monday what most already assumed — ace Max Scherzer will be the first to get the ball for the Nationals."I'm going to go out on a limb today and tell you that Max will be our opening day starter. How's that?" Martinez ...

Nationals newcomer Dozier fixing injury-induced swing flaws

Baseball 03/04/19, 16:41

His knee healthy, Washington Nationals newcomer Brian Dozier used the early week of spring training to fix some swing flaws."Still kind of tweaking a couple things to get rid of some bad habits I created last year," Dozier said. "In all, everything's going as planned."The left knee bone bruise the ...

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