Nats activate Ryan Zimmerman (plus lineups)

MIAMI - The Nationals have officially reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list this afternoon. Zimmerman missed 55 games with a severe right hamstring strain he suffered on July 22 at Colorado. That and a fractured right thumb have limited him to 53 games this season. Zimmerman has hit .282 with a .345 on-base percentage, a .456 slugging percentage, 24 extra-base hits ... read more

Whole again

MIAMI - Not every team is this lucky. Most aren't. The Nationals have been through loads of injuries this season. They've twice lost Ryan Zimmerman for long stretches. Bryce Harper was out two months. Wilson Ramos had two stints on the DL. Doug Fister missed the first five weeks of the season. Gio Gonzalez lost a month due to a shoulder issue. Adam LaRoche missed ... read more

Williams speaks after Nats' 3-2 win

MIAMI - The strong stretch of starting pitching continued tonight, and another victory came largely as a result. Doug Fister allowed just two runs over 6 2/3 innings, turning in yet another quality start, and Adam LaRoche helped provide most of the offense with a towering two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Marlins. Fister didn't ... read more

LaRoche's 25th homer gives Nats early 2-0 lead (Nats win 3-2)

Adam LaRoche has his 25th home run of the season and the Nationals have a 2-0 first-inning lead over the Marlins. Jayson Werth drew a two-out walk off Miami righty Tom Koehler and LaRoche crushed a 3-2 fastball into the upper deck in right field. Ian Desmond then tripled, but was stranded at third when Bryce Harper skied out to right. MASN cameras showed Ryan ... read more

Zimmerman heading to Miami, could be activated Saturday

Ryan Zimmerman cleared another hurdle today playing in the fall instructional league in Viera, Fla. He played seven innings in left field, got eight at-bats and hit a home run. The report was so positive that the Nationals will have Zimmerman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring since July 23, scrap the planned final day of his rehabilitation ... read more

LaRoche returns to lineup

MIAMI - After sitting out the last two games with a sore back, first baseman Adam LaRoche is back in the lineup. With LaRoche returning, the Nationals will play their first game with all of the starting position players since clinching the National League East title on Tuesday. Doug Fister is seeking his 15th win of the season. Fister has made just two starts in ... read more

Gonzalez locking in as postseason approaches

MIAMI - Last night, pitching in his hometown for just the second time in his career, and first time since 2012, Gio Gonzalez kept the ball rolling in the right direction. The Nationals left-hander twirled seven innings, allowing just two runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked none, marking the second time in a three-start span that he hasn't issued a base-on-balls. ... read more

Williams recaps Nats' 6-2 win over Marlins

MIAMI - Can't get much more of a well-rounded win than tonight's victory over the Marlins. Gio Gonzalez threw seven strong innings, allowing just two runs, seven Nationals had at least one hit, the defense was solid and the baserunning was aggressive and smart in a 6-2 win over Miami. Gonzalez continued his string of solid outings by pitching well in his hometown in front ... read more