Solis, Uggla and Williams after 2-1 loss to Marlins

The Nationals lost a tough 2-1 decision to the Marlins on Tuesday night, and were only able to squeeze out three hits on the night. The Nationals went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. In the ninth, the Nationals got a potential rally off to a good start against Marlins late inning specialist Steve Cishek. Thanks to a base ... read more

Nationals showing ability to connect with two-out base hits and runners on base

During his media availability before Tuesday's game, Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked about the team building confidence in its offense after winning six of seven games. The Nationals have been able to win these games in a variety of ways, whether it be a late-inning comeback or grinding out a one-run lead for innings on end. On Saturday and Sunday, the Nats scored only ... read more

Club source: Giolito and Lopez joining high Single-A Potomac (updated)

Two of the Nationals' top right-handed pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, will officially join high Single-A Potomac this week, a high-ranking club source confirmed to MASNsports.com. The duo has been working out and logging innings at the Nationals training facility in Viera, Fla., over the past month. Giolito and Lopez's first starts with the P-Nats are imminent, and will be announced this week. ... read more

Zimmermann and Roark find a way to deliver another Nationals win

The Nationals once again got seven innings from their starter, but needed to rally in the eighth inning to come back and beat the Marlins 6-4. Jordan Zimmermann allowed a couple of hits in the first. Marcell Ozuna's RBI single game Miami the early 1-0 lead. But then Zimmermann did not give up another run until the seventh inning. Zimmermann knew after the first frame ... read more

One-run wins are good, but can offense help out some more?

The Nationals hung on for a pair of thrilling 1-0 wins over the Mets over the weekend to win the four-game series in New York. The pitching was incredible, allowing the Mets only 11 hits over the last two games. But the Nationals left 21 men on base and scored only two runs in those final two wins at Citi Field. In Sunday's series finale, ... read more

Bullpen success never more important than in one-run wins

The bullpen has started to set itself recently. After Saturday's contest, the Nationals' relievers had put together 8 2/3 innings over their last four games, allowing only four hits, three earned runs and one walk, and registering 10 strikeouts. Then Sunday, Tanner Roark notched two huge outs, including a strikeout of Ruben Tejada in the seventh. Matt Thornton battled past two walks to get two ... read more

Rendon rehabs in Bowie, MLB amends rule though Turner remains with Padres

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (knee) played second base for Double-A Harrisburg Friday night, batting second and going 0-for-2 with a walk. This was a good sign to see him finally return to his rehab schedule after a couple of days off. With the team playing in Bowie, Rendon could finish up with two more games this weekend and then rejoin the Nationals on Monday ... read more

Solis pitches to form in major league debut (with quotes), plus minor league notes

The Nationals dropped the Mets 8-2 Thursday, handing New York its first loss in 11 games at Citi Field this season. With a 5-2 lead in the sixth, left-hander Sammy Solis made his major league debut, firing two scoreless innings. Solis tossed 22 pitches, 16 for strikes, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out one batter. Facing seven hitters, it was a nice ... read more