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Harper's tight butt driving Nats nuts down playoff stretch

  Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals before the bottom of the fourth inning with tight glutes. Harper was 0 for 2 in the game, taking a called third strike in the first inning and lining out softly to second in the fourth. Matt den Dekker replaced Harper in center field and was batting third for Washington...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Natioanals' Strasburg won't make next scheduled start

ST. LOUIS (AP) Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday. Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing. The right-hander is scheduled to throw an extended bullpen session Thursday and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg would need at least two days after that before pitching. Williams said it was...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals activate Uggla off DL, add 2 others

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis. Manager Matt Williams says outfielder Denard Span came out well from season...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Strasburg hopeful of avoiding DL, making next start

Entering the final five weeks of the season and facing a hefty deficit in the National League East, the Washington Nationals have to hope right-hander Stephen Strasburg can avoid a third trip to the disabled list.Strasburg was forced to exit Sunday's start against the Miami Marlins after four innings due to discomfort in his upper back - a malady similar to the one that sidelined...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins come up short against Nationals in homer-happy finale

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jayson Werth homered and drove in three runs, and Clint Robinson added a pinch-hit home run as the Nationals had 13 hits and rallied past the Marlins 7-4 on Sunday. Michael Taylor added two singles and scored twice for Washington, which got hits from all eight position players. Doug Fister (5-7) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Stephen Strasburg for the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins come up short against Nationals in homer-happy finale

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jayson Werth homered and drove in three runs, and Clint Robinson added a pinch-hit home run as the Nationals had 13 hits and rallied past the Marlins 7-4 on Sunday. Michael Taylor added two singles and scored twice for Washington, which got hits from all eight starting position players. Doug Fister (5-7) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Stephen Strasburg...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington starter Strasburg lifted after 4 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been lifted after just four innings and 60 pitches against Miami. Strasburg did not show any obvious sign of injury during his final inning Sunday. The Nationals do not provide injury information during games. Strasburg allowed a three-run homer to Justin Bour in the first and a solo shot to Derek Dietrich to open the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 1 p.m. The Washington Nationals have been a worse than average slugging team this season, but that's started to change in late August. It could be bad news for the Miami Marlins' Brad Hand, who's also going up against an in-form Stephen Strasburg Sunday at Nationals Park. Washington (65-63) posted a .392 slugging percentage...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mystery of the Same Old Stephen Strasburg

The Nationals are in a pickle, and not one of those delicious hipster pickles with fresh dill and organic garlic cloves placed in a mason jar by a guy with lots of tattoos in some nondescript warehouse in Brooklyn. I’m talking a problem pickle. The kind you don’t want to see on your doorstep, the kind some hipster would make a horror film about with a hand-held camera in some...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

You never stop learning. Ever. The baseball season is a long race and while you think you may know what a player is or what you can expect, you have to keep checking in on trends to make sure you didn't miss a zig when you been watching them zag all season. Today's J.D. Martinez is tomorrow's Ryan Zimmerman. You may disregard a player like Brandon Moss, but if you are watching his...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

From unbeatable to paper tigers, wtf happened to the Nats?

Remember this cover story? Sports Illustrated wasn’t alone. The Sporting News, ESPN the magazine and pretty much every baseball season preview anointed the Washington Nationals the 2015 World Series favorite. Nearly every baseball writer aside from this one picked the Nationals to run away with the National League East. Who could blame them? They won the division handily last year...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliance on fastball has Nationals' Strasburg in dominant form

While Max Scherzer is considered the unquestioned ace of the Washington Nationals starting rotation, Stephen Strasburg is emerging as a difference-maker for the stretch run.Strasburg turned in his fourth consecutive superb outing this month since coming off the disabled list, leading the Nationals to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.Two stints on the DL and...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Adjust Rotation To Prepare For Mets Matchup

In an effort to align their best pitchers against their division rivals, the Washington Nationals will skip Max Scherzer‘s scheduled start tomorrow and instead pitch Saturday as reported by James Wagner of the Washington Post. Doing this will align Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg to face the mets twice in the final month of […]
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg, Zimmerman lead Nationals past Padres 8-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 for their third straight victory. Wilson Ramos also homered for the Nationals, who are chasing the first-place New York Mets in the NL East. Washington's three-game winning streak is its longest since an identical run bridging...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals bump Scherzer back to line up rotation versus Mets

The Washington Nationals are adjusting their pitching rotation with their eyes aimed squarely at the New York Mets.The Nationals announced Tuesday that ace Max Scherzer will skip his scheduled start on Wednesday and be moved back to Saturday, allowing Washington to line up its top three starters to face the National League East-leading Mets twice in the final month.Right-handers...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DFS Baseball Values for August 25, 2015

Pitchers Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals ($10,000): How in the world is Strasburg only $10,000? In his three starts since coming off the DL, he has a 1.35 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 25 Ks in 20 innings. And by the way, that includes a start in Coors Field. If you want to go back even further [&hellip The post DFS Baseball Values for August 25, 2015 appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Via No Coast Bias
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Nationals Preview

A more patient approach is paying dividends for the Washington Nationals. But still well out of playoff position, they hope their offensive improvement isn't coming too late. Washington seeks its third straight victory Tuesday night behind a rejuvenated Stephen Strasburg against the visiting San Diego Padres. The Nationals (62-61) have won four of six, totaling 34 runs in those victories...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 25

Even with all 30 teams in action, it's a pretty lean day across this MLB slate. We've dug in deep to find the best pitching matchups for you. Check 'em out: James Shields (SDP) vs. Stephen Strasburg (WAS) 7:05 p.m. ET It's not a prototypical pitchers duel, but on a lean day like this you have to take what you can get. Both pitchers have worked through struggles all season long...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Giants host surging Cubs; Strasburg streaking

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday: --- LET'S GET WILD The Cubs have won 21 of 26 and can increase their 6 1/2-game cushion in the race for the second NL wild card when they open a three-game series at San Francisco. Jake Arrieta (15-6, 2.30 ERA) pitches for Chicago against Matt Cain (2-3, 5.66). HEALTHY AT LAST Stephen Strasburg looks to continue his...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Nationals Preview

A more patient approach is paying dividends for the Washington Nationals. But still well out of playoff position, they hope their offensive improvement isn't coming too late. Washington seeks its third straight victory Tuesday night behind a rejuvenated Stephen Strasburg against the visiting San Diego Padres. The Nationals (62-61) have won four of six, totaling 34 runs in those victories...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The season isn't completely lost for the Washington Nationals

Bartolo Colon The Washington Nationals are in free fall.  They have lost 8 of their last 10 games and now own a record that is below .500.  Their offense has seemed to disappear and so has their defense.  A team that once was the favorite to win the National League East is now 5 games behind the New York Mets.  Wait, what?  The Mets?  The Nationals are behind a team that...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Voth an under-the-radar prospect to watch in Nationals’ system

It’s been quite the golden era of minor league pitching in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, home of the Senators, the Washington Nationals’ Double-A team, the past few seasons. Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann spent time in the capital city of Pennsylvania. Lucas Giolito, the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball, is there now. Joe Ross spent time with the Senators before...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Walks and a bad bullpen due in the Colorado Rockies once again

  When Steven Tyler wrote “Walk This Way,” he may have had the Colorado Rockies pitching staff in mind. The same old story was told for the seemingly countless time on Wednesday night at Coors Field. It was the same story that was told on Tuesday night and the same story that was told last Friday and Saturday nights. The reality is, it is simply terrible baseball. Despite a...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg pitches 7 strong as Nationals beat Rockies, 4-1.

DENVER (AP) Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings, Jayson Werth hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday night. Strasburg (7-6) allowed just two hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter in his third straight solid start since coming off the disabled list. Since returning to the rotation...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals Need to Start Winning… Now

(To help understand the article I have attached a nice walkthrough by Bleacher Report) The Washington Nationals are in an absolute free fall from division leader with a 90% chance of making the playoffs to a second place club, 4.5 games back from the New York Mets, with a 33.2% chance of making the playoffs. The easiest cause to recognize of the Nationals post All-Star collapse...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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