Nationals player blasts Trump-slandering tweet as ‘fake news’

U.S. 11/05/19, 10:37

Washington Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP winner Stephen Strasburg tweeted for the first time in almost 18 months just to get one message clear—he did not purposely “snub” President Donald Trump amid the controversy on social media. The controversy that broke Strasburg’s silence was one that accused him of snubbing ...

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

U.S. 10/30/19, 23:05

Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one final, late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run during the seventh ...

Strasburg strikes out 11, Nationals hold off Braves 5-4

Baseball 05/28/19, 21:52

Stephen Strasburg matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and the Washington Nationals took the lead on three straight walks to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.Howie Kendrick had three hits, including his ninth homer, and scored two runs for Washington. Trea Turner also had ...

Maddon protests loss vs Nats over Doolittle’s delivery

Sports 05/18/19, 21:44

Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery.After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances, but Maddon thought he was using an ...

Dodgers’ Ryu pitching no-hitter thru 6 innings vs Nationals

Sports 05/12/19, 17:01

Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Washington Nationals. Ryu has struck out six and thrown 90 pitches Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Washington's only baserunner came with one out in the fourth when Brian Dozier walked. In 2014, Ryu took a no-hitter into ...

Washington Nationals fire pitching coach Derek Lilliquist

Sports 05/02/19, 21:43

The Washington Nationals have fired pitching coach Derek Lilliquist.Minor league pitching coordinator Paul Menhart has been promoted to replace Lilliquist. General manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement Thursday, moments after the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in a game delayed 2½ hours by rain at the start.The victory ...

Strasburg fastest to 1,500 Ks, Nationals beat Cardinals 2-1

Sports 05/02/19, 21:13

Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings than any pitcher in major league history, and the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 after a long rain delay Thursday to salvage the finale of a four-game series.Despite the strong performance by Strasburg, the Nationals (13-17) fired pitching coach ...

Strasburg becomes fastest to 1,500 career strikeouts

Sports 05/02/19, 19:25

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major league history during the Washington's game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.Strasburg got opposing pitcher Dakota Hudson looking in the fifth inning for his eighth strikeout of the game and the 1,500th of ...

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat Marlins 5-0

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:04

Stephen Strasburg dominated his favorite foil Sunday, striking out 11 and allowing two hits in eight innings to help the Washington Nationals avert a series sweep by beating Miami 5-0.Ryan Zimmerman hit two solo home runs, and Brian Dozier also had a solo homer.Strasburg (2-1) improved to 18-7 in 32 ...

Giants break out with 3 HRs off Strasburg in 7-3 win at Nats

Baseball 04/16/19, 21:28

Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar homered off fastballs from Stephen Strasburg, and the light-hitting San Francisco Giants powered their way to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.The Giants came in with a grand total of 10 homers through their first 17 games. The only ...

Soto’s 3-run shot in 10th lifts Nationals over Phillies 10-6

Baseball 04/09/19, 22:07

Juan Soto hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Tuesday night.Bryce Harper crushed a three-run homer off former teammate Stephen Strasburg, but Victor Robles tied it at 6 on a solo shot off ...

Strasburg, Nats win 4-0 to ruin home opener for weary Mets

Baseball 04/04/19, 15:35

Stephen Strasburg outpitched Noah Syndergaard, rookie Victor Robles homered for Washington's only hit until the ninth inning and the Nationals beat the drowsy Mets 4-0 to spoil New York's home opener Thursday.Wilmer Difo drove in two runs, and Washington's struggling bullpen shined after Strasburg (1-0) struck out nine in 6 ...

Turner hits 2 HRs as Nationals beat Mets 6-5 for 1st win

Baseball 03/31/19, 16:20

Trea Turner homered twice, including a game-ending solo shot in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Sunday for their first win of the season.Turner earlier hit a three-run homer and also scored in the fifth to put Washington up 4-1. The Nationals ...

Leading off: Corbin debuts with Nats, Harper in the swing

Sports 03/30/19, 19:29

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:$140 MILLION MANPatrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free agent market and ...

source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019

Sports 02/06/19, 18:29

Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam.The 31-year-old Hellickson could ...

Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Baseball 12/12/18, 21:01

An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact.Not yet, anyway.Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last ...

A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey

Sports 12/12/18, 20:19

Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington's star-studded rotation next year alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin.Instead, he found himself part of the majors' first Tanner-for-Tanner trade, headed to the rebuilding Reds. Cincinnati acquired him for fellow right-hander Tanner Rainey on Wednesday during the winter ...

Nats GM says Corbin signing ‘independent’ of Harper pursuit

Baseball 12/07/18, 13:48

Patrick Corbin put on his No. 46 Washington Nationals jersey as rotation-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked on from the front row at the news conference to introduce the lefty starter with the $140 million, six-year contract.The Nationals announced the addition of free-agent Corbin on Friday, the latest in ...

sources: Corbin, Nats agree on $140M, 6-year contract

Sports 12/04/18, 17:14

Add Patrick Corbin to the All-Star starting staff the Washington Nationals have assembled.A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam. Another person familiar with the terms said the contract is for $140 million.The people confirmed ...

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