Revere plays second straight game, goes five innings for Syracuse (updated)

Ben Revere completed his second rehab game with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs Friday night. The center fielder, rehabbing a right strained oblique, went 0-for-2 with a walk. Syracuse stunned Pawtucket with a 3-2 walk-off victory. The Chiefs have won five of their last six games. Caleb Ramsey replaced Revere on defense to begin the top of the sixth. Revere has now played a pair of ... read more

Nats “get to see what we’re really made of” on trek, Zimmerman says

Regardless of the last three games, the next 10 games on the schedule have been pointed to as a huge test in this young season. Whether the Nationals arrived 14-7 or 17-4, games at St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago were marked as difficult because of the caliber of teams and the venues they will have to play in. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman is the ... read more

Nats struggle for answers after back-to-back 3-0 losses

The Phillies handed the Nationals another 3-0 shutout loss on Thursday, sweeping the three-game series. Despite a lineup that was switched around a bit to try to jumpstart the offense, the Nationals combined for only four hits. The Nationals have not scored in 22 innings and have just five runs in the past 34 innings dating to Sunday’s 16-inning marathon win over the Twins. It’s ... read more

Roark blanks Phillies through seven innings (Phillies win 3-0)

On a rainy and then misty Thursday getaway day, after waiting 36 minutes to get started, both starting pitchers have been very smooth in retiring batters as the Nationals and Phillies wrap up their three-game set. Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark, coming off a career-high 15 strikeout performance last Saturday in 2-0 shutout of the Twins, retired 10 straight batters after issuing a leadoff walk to ... read more

Game underway after 36-minute delay

The start of today’s Phillies-Nationals game has been delayed due to rain. The original scheduled first pitch at Nationals Park was 4:05 p.m. The Nationals have announced they are hoping to begin the game at 4:40 p.m. The Nats are heading on a 10-game road trip after the game and are hoping to get this game in before they depart for St. Louis. The Nationals ... read more

Harper on major league debut: “I did everything I could to enjoy it”

April 28, 2012 is date every Nationals fan will remember forever: Bryce Harper’s major league debut. Today, when Harper takes the field against the Phillies, it marks the fifth anniversary of his debut, a 4-3 10-inning loss for the Nationals at Chavez Ravine against the Dodgers. Batting seventh and playing left field, he went 1-for-3 with a double, sacrifice fly and an RBI. The Nationals ... read more

Game 21 lineups: Phillies at Nationals

The Nationals are looking to snap a three-game losing streak against Philadelphia today as they wrap up their series with the Phillies with an afternoon matchup at Nationals Park. This is also the first time the Nationals have lost two in a row at home this season. Right-hander Tanner Roark (2-2, 2.63 ERA) takes on right-hander Aaron Nola (1-2, 4.50). Roark is 2-5 with a ... read more

Gonzalez building confidence, thanks to his manager

The Phillies shut out the Nationals 3-0, but left-hander Gio Gonzalez continues to pitch well. Gonzalez allowed just one earned run in 6 1/3 innings. He allowed a sacrifice fly in the sixth, a throwing error scored a run in the seventh and the lefty left with the bases loaded after a walk later in the inning. “Tough situation, I made some pitches that I ... read more