With authority, Max Scherzer throws no-hitter: "I'm coming at you with all I've got"

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Max Scherzer did it again. The dominant right-hander became the first pitcher since Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in 1973 to throw two no-hitters in the regular season as the Nationals shut out the Mets 2-0. "You're speechless when you hear stuff like that," Scherzer said. A sixth-inning throwing error from Yunel Escobar interfered with Scherzer's bid for perfection but not much ... read more

Max Scherzer makes history with second no-hitter of season

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Nationals ace Max Scherzer has not allowed a baserunner through the first five innings. The right-hander has struck out eight Mets and only gone to two three-ball counts. This is the fourth time Scherzer has taken a perfect game into the sixth inning this season. It's also the second time he has taken a no-hitter into the sixth against the Mets. Scherzer ... read more

Nationals game blog: Max Scherzer, Matt Harvey featured in marquee matchup

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Imagine the high drama there would have been at Citi Field tonight - with aces Max Scherzer and Matt Harvery taking the mound - if the Nationals were still in the playoff hunt. Scherzer was tagged for three homers and lost a two-run lead in the sixth in the second game of the Mets pivotal sweep at Nationals Park on Sept. 7. ... read more

Matt den Dekker and Clint Robinson ending strong

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Matt den Dekker starts in right field again tonight with Bryce Harper out of the lineup. den Dekker doubled in the first game and helped the Nationals to victory with a spectacular running catch in the third. With two on and one out and left-hander Gio Gonzalez laboring, Daniel Murphy belted a fastball deep to right-center field which appeared headed for extra ... read more

Bryce Harper not in Nats lineup for Max Scherzer's final start

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Bryce Harper sits tonight after taking a fastball off his left shin in the sixth inning of this afternoon's 3-1 win over the Mets. Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard ran a 97-mph heater inside which drilled Harper just below his knee. After the victory, Harper had a large ice pack wrapped around his left leg. "He's gonna be sore," Nationals manager Matt Williams ... read more

After plunking, Bryce Harper responds with game-winning homer

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Not that Bryce Harper needed to add anything more to his resume which should result in the National League's MVP award, but late this afternoon the 22-year-old broke a tie with a mammoth two-run blast in the eighth as the Nationals dropped the Mets 3-1 in the series opener. With Yunel Escobar on first and two outs, Mets right-hander Addison Reed hung ... read more

Bryce Harper smacks 42nd homer in 3-1 win

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- Mets rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard has allowed just three baserunners through six innings. Matt den Dekker roped a leadoff double in the third but was stranded. Syndergaard walked Yunel Escobar and then hit Bryce Harper with two outs in the sixth but Jayson Werth struck out looking to end the inning. Harper took a 97 mph fastball of his left shin, knocking ... read more

Matt Williams responds to questions on his future

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Matt Williams shied away from responding to yesterday's report from CBSSPORTS.com that he will lose his job as Nationals manager at season's end. "Nobody's spoken to me about anything at this point and frankly it's not a concern of mine right now," Williams said. "We've got a guy that's a potential MVP on our team and we got three games to play. ... read more