Jayson Werth: "I want to win another championship. I want another ring"

SEATTLE - Jayson Werth made the postseason with the Dodgers in 2004, four years in a row from with the Phillies from 2007-2010, then again in 2012 with the Nationals. He made it to the National League Championship Series in 2010. He won an NL pennant in 2009. He got a World Series ring in 2008. No shortage of accomplishments there. Yet, here's what Werth ... read more

Williams on Strasburg's gem in Nats' 3-1 win

SEATTLE - After one of his worst outings of the season, Stephen Strasburg delivered quite possibly his best. Strasburg went 7 2/3 innings tonight, allowing just one run on six hits, striking out eight and walking none. He dominated the Mariners through the middle innings, kept his pitch count low and led the way for the Nationals, who snagged their second straight win here in ... read more

Williams on the Strasburg-Lobaton battery and Frandsen

Stephen Strasburg's numbers this season are noticeably different when Wilson Ramos and Jose Lobaton are behind the plate this season. In 14 starts throwing to Ramos, Strasburg has a 3.30 ERA. In 11 starts with Lobaton at catcher, Strasburg has posted a 2.94 ERA. So as the Nationals right-hander takes the mound tonight in Seattle, he's again paired with the backstop with which he's had ... read more

Nats lineup features both Ramos, Lobaton

SEATTLE - Fresh off his two-homer night, Wilson Ramos is back in the Nationals lineup. So is Jose Lobaton. How is this possible? Ramos is serving as the Nats' designated hitter, a role he's manned only once in 298 career games. His hot bat stays in the lineup and the Nats get to take advantage of starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg's 2.94 ERA with Lobaton behind ... read more

Nats get to the King

SEATTLE - The guy on the mound had allowed more than three earned runs in a start just once all season. In that one outing, he had allowed four earned runs. The guy on the mound had a 2.07 ERA. The guy on the mound had never given up four homers in an outing. The guy on the mound is considered an overwhelming favorite for ... read more

Williams discusses Nats' six-homer night in 8-3 win

SEATTLE - So much for that great pitchers' duel we were all expecting. The Nationals hit four of their six home runs tonight off Felix Hernandez, who entered tonight's game with a 2.07 ERA on the season and had never allowed four homers in an outing in his career, and rolled to an 8-3 win in the opener of this three-game set. Wilson Ramos homered ... read more

Rendon homers off King Felix in first (Nats hit six homers in 8-3 win)

Anthony Rendon got the Nationals off to a quick start against one of baseball's best. Rendon homered of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez with one out in the first to give the Nats an immediate 1-0 lead. Hernandez entered the night third in the majors with a 2.07 ERA. He hasn't allowed more than four runs in any of his first 27 starts, only once permitting ... read more

Positive update on Zimmerman, more on Werth at DH

Before Friday night's series opener in Seattle, Nationals manager Matt Williams had a positive update on injured third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who hasn't played since July 22 because of a severe hamstring strain, underwent another MRI on Monday and the medical staff liked what it saw. "The doctors looked at it and it's healing up really nicely, so he can start increasing his strength ... read more