Sánchez impressive again in a big game as Nats shut out Braves 7-0

Aníbal Sánchez put together another solid performance in lifting the Nationals to a 7-0 win over the Braves. The veteran right-hander twirled seven scoreless innings, scattering three hits with one walk and three strikeouts. For one of the rare times in their matchups these past two weeks, the Braves never had a shot at gaining an early advantage, and that was because of Sánchez. “It’s ... read more

Adams has AC sprain, Suzuki to take swings in St. Louis (Nats win 7-0)

First baseman Matt Adams has missed two games after tweaking his left shoulder/triceps region Thursday night in Minnesota. But manager Davey Martinez’s update Sunday revealed a more serious injury. “Matt Adams has an AC sprain,” Martinez said. “So, he’s going to be day-to-day. I talked to him yesterday. He’s just a bit sore. He’s getting some medication. So hopefully in the next few days we’ll ... read more

Game 148 lineups: Nats vs. Braves

After two losses to begin the series, the Nationals again find themselves facing a Sunday finale seeking a salvage against the Braves. Last weekend in Atlanta, the Nats came through with a win on Sunday after losing three in a row. This time around they look to former Braves starter Aníbal Sánchez (8-8, 4.04 ERA) to stop the sweep. Sánchez has allowed two earned runs ... read more

Nats’ reaction to Culberson being hit in face by pitch

Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson squared to bunt in the top of the seventh inning of the Braves’ 10-1 win over the Nationals on Saturday. But a Fernando Rodney fastball hit him in the face near his right eye. Culberson collapsed at the plate and was down for several minutes. He was then assisted to a cart by medical personnel and driven off the field to the ... read more

Voth off to good start, Rendon delivers big hit (Nats lose 10-1)

The Nationals took the early lead on Saturday afternoon against National League East rival Atlanta. Trea Turner walked to lead off the first against right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. Anthony Rendon then delivered an RBI double off the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field to score Turner. Victor Robles singled with one out in the second. But with Raudy Read at the plate, Robles was caught stealing at ... read more

With Suzuki out, Gomes fine with everyday catching duties

Nationals catcher Yan Gomes started his seventh straight game Friday night in a 5-0 loss to the Braves. His teammate, Kurt Suzuki, has been out with an elbow injury for more than a week now. Manager Davey Martinez said Suzuki could start throwing a baseball by the end of the weekend. The skipper appears to be leaning toward giving Raudy Read the start against the ... read more

Soroka turns tables on Scherzer, Braves cruise to 5-0 win

Last Sunday in Atlanta, Max Scherzer allowed the Braves only one run on two hits in six convincing innings of work. It was the only win for the Nationals in the four-game set against the Braves, serving as reassurance that when the Nats desperately need a win against a very good team, he would deliver. That will likely be the challenge the Nats face if ... read more

Updates on Suzuki, Gomes, Elías and Adams (Nats fall 5-0)

Nationals manager Davey Martinez had a spring in his step as he met reporters in the home dugout following the annual team picture before tonight’s first game against the Braves with: “How’s everybody doing!?” He had an upbeat attitude, as he usually does, for good reason. His club won two of three in Minnesota, their first series victory against a team with a winning record ... read more