Strasburg strikes out 11, Harper walks 5 times in 4-2 win over Marlins

MIAMI - Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was masterful at times, but also had to dig down deep to get key outs in the Nationals 4-2 win over Miami at Marlins Park. Strasburg (9-7) went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and a season-high matching 11 strikeouts. He struck out at least one batter in every inning, striking out nine in his ... read more

Strasburg fans 11 over six innings (Nats win 4-2)

MIAMI - Right-hander Stephen Strasburg started off well with a 1-2-3 first inning where he had to throw only seven pitches. In the second he allowed a leadoff homer by Peter O’Brien. After hitting Brian Anderson with a pitch, it looked like something bad was about to happen. But Strasburg got control of the inning with three impressive strikeouts in a row of Lewis Brinson, ... read more

Nationals announce deal with Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies

MIAMI - The Nationals announced they have signed a player development contract with Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo said the club had preferred to go to Nashville, Tenn., after the New York Mets purchased the Syracuse Chiefs. But the Nashville Sounds agreed to a four-year deal ... read more

Game 152 lineups: Nats at Marlins

MIAMI - The Nationals still had a shot to hold on to their lead in the sixth inning and then again a chance to stay in the game when they tied at 5-5 in the seventh. But each time the Marlins put together a rally highlighted by multiple walks and multiple hits. The Marlins rallied to win 8-5 Monday night in the series opener at ... read more

Robles’ adjustment at dish nets big game; Rendon electric at plate

MIAMI - Center fielder Victor Robles had a big game offensively Monday and made another nice catch in the outfield in the Nationals’ 8-5 setback. The third inning homer was his first in the major leagues. In the seventh, his hard-hit single kept a rally alive as the Nationals plated the tying run in the frame at 5-5. Robles caught a deep drive at the ... read more

Nats bullpen falters despite early lead in 8-5 loss

MIAMI - The Nationals bullpen was unable to hold the lead Monday night against the Marlins, relinquishing an early 4-0 cushion that turned into an 8-5 setback at Marlins Park. Right-hander Erick Fedde allowed only three baserunners in the first four frames on one hit. But in the fifth, he walked the first two batters, then surrendered a two-run double to Starlin Castro that got ... read more

Robles connects on first major league homer (Nats fall 8-5)

MIAMI - The wait for Victor Robles’ first career homer is over after the Nationals center fielder crushed a Trevor Richards offering deep over the left-center field wall in the third. The blast bounced just to let of the 427-foot walkway above the orange-painted back outfield wall. Two batters later, Anthony Rendon tucked a line drive two-run shot just inside the left field foul pole. ... read more

Martinez believes Fedde is a potential No. 3 or No. 4 starter

MIAMI - Right-hander Erick Fedde is looking to put another solid start together as he faces the Marlins for the first time in his career. On Sept. 11, he worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Phillies. He allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out a career-high nine batters. Manager Davey Martinez believes that Fedde can continue that good ... read more