Following return from surgery, Span employs measured pace to reach mid-season form

Center fielder Denard Span started the 2015 season on the disabled list as he recovered from core surgery. Since his return, Span has hit .327 (32-for-98) with nine doubles, three homers, three stolen bases and 12 RBIs in 23 games. He has been provided scheduled days off and has recovered well to start the following game. The next day soreness has been normal, what you ... read more

Treinen's bounceback fueled by confidence of entire bullpen

It has been an amazing turnaround for the Nationals. After losing 13 of their first 20 games, the Nationals have rebounded, winning 16 of the next 20. The bullpen has been a major part of the run with a healthy mix of veterans and younger guys, some getting their first shot at high-leverage situations and delivering. Right-hander Blake Treinen struggled earlier in the season, especially ... read more

Nationals bullpen manages to outduel Yankees bullpen in extra-inning win

A big key to the Yankees' nice start to the season has been their bullpen, especially right-hander Dellin Betances and left-hander Andrew Miller. In 36 combined appearances, the duo accumulated a 0.00 ERA. Miller arrived with 13 saves already this season, but the veteran hurler allowed the game-ending, two-run shot to Ryan Zimmerman in the bottom of the 10th as the Nationals stunned the Yankees, ... read more

Bryce Harper on back-to-back Player of the Week honors: "I hope I win it again"

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday for the second time in a row. Harper went 12-for-23 (.522), with a .656 on-base percentage and a 1.087 slugging percentage. He had two doubles, one triple, two stolen bases, three homers and nine RBIs as the Nationals went 5-2 vs. Arizona and San Diego. In May, Harper is ... read more

Nationals return home for rare series against the Bronx Bombers (with lineups)

The Nationals open a quick two-game series against the New York Yankees tonight. Both teams arrive 22-17, but the Nats are on a better streak, winning 15 of their last 19 games and going 5-2 on their recent road trip. The Yankees have lost five of their last six games. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 4.25 ERA) gets the start for the Nationals while New York ... read more

Source: Jayson Werth to DL, Wilmer Difo to be called up (moves official)

The Nationals return home to begin a five-game homestand, but may have to do without starting left fielder Jayson Werth for a couple of weeks. Werth will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today and shortstop Wilmer Difo will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg, according to an industry source. Werth was hit by a pitch on his left wrist Friday in San ... read more

New team store unveiled tonight, Nationals minor leaguer allows no hits for seven frames

The Nationals will unveil their brand new team store tonight prior to their series opener against the Yankees. The new store is nearly double the size of the previous store and is located behind right-center field under the Lot C garage. You can also access the store from the street during non-game days. The first 25,000 fans to enter the ballpark through all tonight will ... read more

Lopez provides another solid start, plus Harper home run notes

Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez pitched six innings with a no-decision in high Single-A Potomac's 3-2 loss at Wilmington. Lopez allowed only one run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. He is still 2-0 and his ERA is 0.53. Lopez threw 85 pitches, 48 for strikes, while facing 24 batters. He induced seven groundout, three flyouts and had one hit by pitch. Lopez was ... read more