Gonzalez allows three runs early (Marlins lead 8-1)

In the top of the first, Nationals right fielder Adam Eaton made an outstanding defensive play, catching a fly ball off the bat of Brian Anderson to end the inning. The Marlins rolled up three runs in the third off of Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez. Starlin Castro delivered an RBI single, which was followed by a two-run double from Austin Dean. The Nationals answered in ... read more

Bullpen update: Martinez “hopeful” to have Herrera back versus Phillies

Along with having Stephen Strasburg return for the Nationals’ critical series this week against the Phillies, manager Davey Martinez believes there is a very good chance his bullpen will get an important arm back in closer Kelvin Herrera. Herrera, who arrived from the Kansas City Royals in a trade in mid-June, struggled to begin the second half of the season, going just 0-2 with a ... read more

Game 125 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

The Nationals need to win every series from here on out, and when they face last-place teams, they pretty much have to sweep those series too. With the Braves and Phillies losing Saturday, the Nats lost a golden opportunity to move up in posting their 7-5, 10-inning loss to the Marlins. They still stand a full seven games out of first place in the National ... read more

Glover looking for more consistency in current up and down start

It has been a bit of the good with the bad for reliever Koda Glover as he looks to find consistency in his first few games back with the Nationals after a long road back from injury. The flame throwing right-hander got two outs on four pitches in Chicago on Aug. 10. He followed that up with one solid inning Aug. 12 against the Cubs, ... read more

Turner delivers homer to ignite offense (Marlins win 7-5 in 10)

The Marlins tallied first with a solo homer by Derek Dietrich off of Nationals starter Jefry Rodriguez to lead off the second. It was Dietrich’s 15th homer of the season, and came on a 1-0 pitch. Rodriguez helped his own cause in the bottom of the third with a one-out single off of Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen. Trea Turner followed with a two-run shot, his ... read more

Milone provides length to bullpen rotation, Rodriguez gets shot at No. 5 role

Nationals manager Davey Martinez explained the reasoning behind tonight’s adjustment in the starting rotation as the club called up right-hander Jefry Rodriguez and gave him the start against the Miami Marlins. Martinez said club officials have liked what they have seen the last two starts from Rodriguez, one with the Nats on Aug. 7 and an 11-strikeout performance for Triple-A Syracuse on Aug. 12. Left-hander ... read more

Milone to bullpen tonight, Rodriguez to start against Marlins

The Nationals announced late morning that right-hander Jefry Rodriguez will start tonight against the Miami Marlins instead of left-hander Tommy Milone. This will be Rodriguez’s fifth start and seventh appearance this season with the Nats. He is 1-1 with a 5.84 ERA. His last start was August 7 against the Braves. Rodriguez went five innings, allowing one run one three hits with one walk and ... read more

MLB announces Nationals nicknames for Players’ Weekend

The Major League Baseball announced for August 24-26 games the players will wear special uniforms with their nicknames instead of last names on their backs. Here are the nicknames for the Nationals: Matt Adams: “BIG CITY” Joaquin Benoit: “JACK” Wilmer Difo: “EL DE” Sean Doolittle: “DOC” Adam Eaton: “SPANKY” Erick Fedde: “FEDDECCINI” Koda Glover: “BEAR” Gio Gonzalez: “DOUBLE G” Matt Grace: “GRACEY” Bryce Harper: “MONDO” ... read more