Harper knew Davies was good from his childhood days

Offensively, it just wasn’t the Nationals’ night in an 8-0 setback to the visiting Brewers. The Nats went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and managed only five hits. They left eight men on base. Only one of their three doubles came with a runner on base. Bryce Harper’s double with two outs and Stephen Drew on first in the eighth was their best chance ... read more

Jackson taxed early (Brewers shut out Nats 8-0)

Edwin Jackson got into a heavy pitch count in the first inning thanks to a pair of two-out walks to the Brewers’ Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana. A called third strike to Eric Thames prevented damage, but Jackson had to spend 29 pitches to end the frame. In the second inning, Manny PiƱa and Brett Phillips started a rally with back-to-back singles. A Zach Davies ... read more

Updates on injured and excused players

Besides an update on right-hander Stephen Strasburg, manager Dusty Baker also had updates on other injured or excused Nationals players. * Shortstop Trea Turner (right wrist fracture, June 30, 18 games missed): “Trea is getting an X-ray and follow-up this afternoon,” Baker said. “I talked to him. He says he’s feeling pretty good, but he’s also in the hands of the doctor and the X-ray ... read more

GCL Nats throw two no-hitters in Sunday doubleheader

Pitching a no-hitter in baseball is unique and rare. Pitching two no-hitters in back-to-back games of a doubleheader on the same day is like winning the lottery. Four pitchers for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nats pulled off the nearly impossible Sunday by doing just that: combining to throw two seven-inning no-hitters. In the opener, Joan Baez, down from high Single-A Potomac to work on ... read more

P-Nats owner’s letter to fans not encouraging for Prince William County return

For many years, the Single-A Potomac Nationals and owner Art Silber have worked and hoped to build a new stadium to replace the aging and outdated Pfitzner Stadium in Prince William County. Yesterday, Silber released a statement which said he is considering moving the team to a location outside of the county after a potential stadium deal at the Potomac Town Center could not be ... read more

Former Senators broadcaster Bob Wolff passes at 96

Remembrance today for the passing of legendary sports broadcaster Bob Wolff, who died Saturday night at 96, his indelible mark left on D.C. baseball broadcasting forever. Wolff was the first Washington Senators radio and television play-by-play announcer beginning in 1947 all the way to 1961 when the club moved to Minnesota. This New York Times obituary talks about the day he went down to interview ... read more

Robles returns, Ballou released, Soto still on DL

From July 3 to July 8, Nationals outfielder prospect Juan Soto played five rehab games for the Gulf Coast Nationals as he recovers from an ankle injury. He has been out of the low Single-A Hagerstown lineup since May 2. A club source told me the 18-year-old’s reinstatement to the Suns is not imminent and he remains on the disabled list. Soto is ranked as ... read more

Scherzer works clean first inning, AL beats NL All-Stars 2-1 in 10

The 88th All-Star Game was a showcase for the top notch pitching in the major leagues this season. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer started the game in impressive fashion. He held the American League to one hit with two strikeouts in the first inning. The other highlight was the live on-air interview between FOX broadcasters and Bryce Harper during the game. The American League defeated the ... read more