Strasburg’s 8-0 run to begin 2016 puts him in elite company

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg continued Tuesday night on the most consistent stretch of his career, winning for the eighth time this season in a 7-4 victory over the National League East rival Mets. The Nationals have now won 14 straight games that Strasburg has started. On Tuesday, he crafted 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and two runs with two walks and 11 strikeouts. The biggest ... read more

Five homers and steady Strasburg lift Nats to 7-4 win over Mets

On Monday night, the Nats scored the first run followed by five runs in a row by the Mets. The Mets hit three home runs to go on to win 7-1. On Tuesday night, the Mets got on the board first with one run in the fourth. The Nationals retaliated with five runs fueled by three homers over two innings to lead 5-1. The Nationals ... read more

Charted territory: How pitching charts benefit Nationals starters

Pitching coach Mike Maddux has brought new strategies with him from the Rangers to the Nationals. One such strategy is that he requires his starting pitchers to chart the game the day before their scheduled outing. Most of the Nationals starters did this when they were in college or in the minors, some more than others. The Nationals have a young starter in Joe Ross, ... read more

Scherzer getting to “midseason form” following win at Miami

MIAMI - It was back to normal for Max Scherzer on Sunday, another close to dominant performance. Scherzer (5-3) went eight innings and allowed just two runs for the win as the Nationals dropped the Marlins 8-2. The Marlins managed only six hits off of him all day. The biggest was a two-run shot from Justin Bour, his second homer of the series. But that ... read more

Revere and Rendon ignite offense in 8-2 dispatch of Marlins

MIAMI - Ben Revere and Anthony Rendon were expected to be the igniters at the top of the order to begin the season for the Nationals offense. But Revere missed 27 games with a strained right oblique and Rendon got off to a cold start. Revere returned to the lineup May 6. In an attempt to mix things up, manager Dusty Baker moved Rendon down ... read more

Revere scores early run to give Nats head start (Nats win 8-2)

MIAMI - The Nationals did a nice job of manufacturing a run in the first inning to go up on the Marlins in the series finale. Ben Revere singled to lead off the first inning for the second game in a row. He stole second for his first stolen base of the season. Jayson Werth grounded out to second to move Revere to third. Bryce ... read more

19-year-old Robles has “come along really well” in first season with Hagerstown

MIAMI - Low Single-A Hagerstown centerfielder Victor Robles continues to build games and gain experience as he finishes up his second month of the season with the Suns. The 19-year-old Dominican displayed athleticism and high baseball IQ at early camp and has continued to progress in pro ball. In 38 games this season, Robles is slashing .343/.429/.529 with five doubles, three triples, five homers and ... read more

Game 44 lineups: Nats at Marlins

MIAMI - Manager Dusty Baker spoke Friday prior to Game 1 about how important it was to try to win the series after splitting 10 games against the Fish to begin the season. Baker said winning games in the division is critical against the Marlins as they do not face them again until late September after today’s contest. The two teams continue to trade blows ... read more