Herrera appreciates confidence manager has in him (Nats fall 4-2)

NEW YORK - Nationals right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera struggled a bit at the beginning of his appearance late in Thursday’s 5-4 win over the New York Mets. Brandon Nimmo hit a ball deep to center field that was caught by Michael A. Taylor. Asdrúbal Cabrera followed with a solo homer to right-center field that cut the Nats’ lead down to one run. Herrera then walked ... read more

Martinez on Turner, Murphy, Roark, Glover and a beloved coach

NEW YORK - First baseman Ryan Zimmerman was running the bases during batting practice again today. He is still on schedule for a rehab assignment early next week, and hopes to be activated on Friday, July 20. The high Single-A Potomac Nationals announced that right-hander Koda Glover will be with them on a rehab assignment for their game Saturday against Frederick. Glover made two appearances ... read more

Game 94 lineups: Nats at Mets (Rendon delivers in NY)

NEW YORK - Third baseman Anthony Rendon again reminded fans of his fluid power swing on Thursday, crushing a pair of line drive home runs over the left field wall to help the Nationals take control in a 5-4 win over the Mets. Fans in Flushing are well acquainted with Rendon. In 42 games at Citi Field, Rendon is hitting .302 with 20 runs scored, ... read more

Nats ride homers from Rendon and Harper to edge Mets 5-4

NEW YORK - The Nationals got just enough from each facet of their club to eke out a 5-4 series-opening victory against the Mets at Citi Field on Thursday. Anthony Rendon hit two homers, Bryce Harper cranked a moon shot and Max Scherzer allowed only three runs over seven innings to go into the break with a 12-5 record. The Nats improved to 47-46, keeping ... read more

Zimmerman: Nats can win division in different way this time around

NEW YORK - The Nationals’ longest-tenured player, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, spoke up Thursday about his club’s chances of getting something going in its quest for a third straight division title. The Nats have started the season 47-46 and trail the Phillies by 5 1/2 games in the National League East. In his 14th year with the club, Zimmerman could be as close as one ... read more

Zimmerman refutes that calf injury slowed return (Nats win 5-4)

NEW YORK - Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman sat down during pregame and refuted claims that his calf has been the biggest reason why he has been slow in his recovery from his right oblique strain that has kept him on the disabled list since May 10. “I don’t know, I don’t have social media, so I’m not up into this stuff, but do I ... read more

Martinez on urgency, Strasburg, Zimmerman and more

NEW YORK - A day after the Nationals lost a series in Pittsburgh in a 2-0 shutout at the hands of the Pirates, Nationals manager Davey Martinez spoke about the state of his club, which is back at the .500 mark at 46-46, and what this final series before the All-Star break against the Mets means. “I want them to come out today with a ... read more

Game 93 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK - The Nationals got themselves into a hole in their division last week after a sweep at the hands of the first-place Red Sox. Many fans and reporters looked at the next three series against Marlins, Pirates and Mets as a chance for the club to get something going right before the All-Star break and cut into the Phillies and Braves’ lead atop ... read more