Matt of Matt's Bats: Could Ross be real steal from offseason deal?

Last offseason, Nationals fans were expecting the team to make a big move for a second baseman, after Asdrubal Cabrera left in free agency and people thought Danny Espinosa's hitting troubles would continue. Instead, the Nats were part of a blockbuster three-team deal that landed them a shortstop prospect and a pitching prospect. On Dec. 17, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Rene Rivera, Burch Smith, ... read more

Relive Max Scherzer's no-hitter through GIFs and videos

After watching Max Scherzer pitch the first few innings against the Pirates at Nationals Park on Saturday, you knew he was going to be dominant. The Nationals ace was locked in and perfect through 8 2/3 innings. After his two-out, two-strike pitch in the ninth just got a piece of Jose Tabata, the Pirates had their first baserunner, but the dominance continued. Scherzer got the ... read more

#AskMatt: What are a few of your favorite things?!

Today, we had our second #AskMatt session of the season at Nationals Park. This time around, we got a little "off-beat," as MASN's Chris Johnson put it, and asked Matt about some of his favorite things. Fans were again able to follow along live through the Periscope app and by following @masnNationals on Snapchat. We know it was a Friday afternoon, so if you were ... read more

Patrick Reddington: Escobar's drive to another five-hit night

Yunel Escobar's first 5-for-5 game of the season, in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins in early May, took him from a .271/.326/.376 line to .311/.361/.411 in one night. The 32-year-old Nationals infielder singled the Fish to death in front of an appreciative crowd in the nation's capital and impressed manager Matt Williams, who told reporters, "Yunel did what he does." What Yunel does, ... read more

Opposite dugout: Surging Pirates getting strong offense, stronger pitching

Manager: Clint Hurdle (5th season) Record: 39-27 Last 10 games: 8-2 Who to watch: CF Andrew McCutchen (.294/.375/.479 with 8 HR, 42 RBIs), C Francisco Cervelli (.316 with 19 RBIs), LF Starling Marte (.285 with 12 HR, 45 RBIs. 13 SB), 3B Josh Harrison (.284 with 22 RBIs), RHP Charlie Morton (5-0, 1.62 ERA), RHP A.J. Burnett (6-2, 1.89 ERA), RHP Mark Melancon (1.87 ERA, ... read more

David Huzzard: Examining the Nationals offense

Coming into Wednesday night's game, the Nationals sat second in the National League in runs scored per game and eighth in runs allowed. Ask most people before the season started and they'd likely have told you that those rankings would be reversed. Turn on the radio or browse social media today after the Nationals got shut out and all the talk will be about how ... read more

Matt of Matt's Bats: Trying to fix the Nationals bullpen

The Nationals bullpen has been struggling. The most recent example of how the bullpen has cost the Nats a win was the Thursday game in Milwaukee, where the bullpen gave up too many hits to ruin a 5-1 lead. Last year, the Nationals bullpen was very good, but they had Craig Stammen (out for the rest of this year with an injury), and Tyler Clippard ... read more

Ryan Zimmerman hosting sixth annual A Night at the Park to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis

The face of the Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman serves as a veteran presence in the clubhouse, a potent bat in the middle of the order and an anchor at first base. However, he also brings so much more to the club and Washington D.C., area beyond the basepaths. Zimmerman's biggest impact can be seen through his work to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis through his foundation, ... read more