Game 97 lineups: Padres at Nationals

The Nationals welcome in the Padres to D.C., searching to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. Washington split four games with San Diego earlier this season, winning the first two from June 16-19 at Petco Park. Five Nationals players, including Stephen Strasburg and Daniel Murphy, were invited to last week’s All-Star Game in San Diego. Murphy has hit in ... read more

Zimmerman solid in seven innings at Potomac

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman completed his first rehab assignment in high Single-A Potomac’s 4-2 win over Winston-Salem. Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a single, double and run scored while playing seven innings at first base. After a single in the first, Zimmerman doubled in the fifth and scored on a Alec Keller single. Zimmerman is expected to be with Potomac through Saturday’s game. Nats manager Dusty ... read more

Winning streak over for Strasburg, but positives come out of loss

The winning streak is over for Stephen Strasburg. But what might be more impressive is how he did not give up after a rocky first two innings. Justin Turner slammed two homers and had five RBIs as the Dodgers built a 6-1 lead through three innings. Turner connected on 3-2 slider in the first and a 3-0 four-seam fastball in the third against Strasburg, who ... read more

Turners make impact in series finale (Strasburg suffers first loss 6-3)

Justin Turner crushed a two-run shot off Stephen Strasburg to get the Dodgers on the board 2-0 in the first. The Nationals version of Turner was not to be outdone. Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor singled to start the bottom of the first. Trea and Taylor pulled off a double steal. The Dodgers disputed the safe call at third, but the call was upheld. ... read more

Zimmerman on rehab assignment; Solis, Ross close; Werth day off

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman will begin his rehab assignment tonight at high Single-A Potomac to test his left rib cage strain. Nationals manager Dusty Baker is hopeful Zimmerman can return to the team early next week. “I’d like him to get three games in probably,” Baker said. “Then join us here and travel with us to Cleveland and then be eligible to play on Tuesday.” ... read more

Rivero back to his consistent self after two more scoreless innings

Quietly, Felipe Rivero has put together many consistent appearances. Nine in a row to be exact. Wednesday night, he fired a 1-2-3 seventh inning, inducing three flyouts. Then in the eighth, the southpaw Rivero worked two outs before allowing a Howie Kendrick double. He then got Chris Taylor to fly out. Two scoreless innings for Rivero. His previous outing was Sunday’s 18-inning marathon against the ... read more

Game 96 lineups: Dodgers at Nationals

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg just wants to go out and pitch. But if the San Diego State phenom can pull off the win Thursday afternoon against the L.A. Dodgers, he will have given his team a series win and continued the best start in his career at 14-0. With a victory today, he would also tie Roger Clemens (1986) for the fifth-best start in Major League ... read more

Glover needs only four pitches to finish Dodgers in big league debut

With the Nationals leading 8-1 heading to the ninth, right-hander Koda Glover was given the perfect opportunity to shine in his major league debut. It took him all of four pitches to finish off the game. The Dodgers managed two flyouts wrapped around a comebacker to Glover. He stabbed the hot shot off pinch-hitter Andrew Toles’ bat and calmly threw to first base for the ... read more