Scherzer hangs tough for six innings to finish strong, Nats win 4-3

Josh Harrison broke a 3-3 deadlock with a drive to right field and the Nationals came back from an early deficit to upend the Mets 4-3 in the first seven-inning game of a Saturday doubleheader at Nats Park. In the bottom of the sixth, Harrison went after reliever Edwin Díaz’s first pitch and laced it past Mets first baseman Pete Alonso into right field to ... read more

Game 58 lineups: Nats vs. Mets

The Nationals and the Mets are scheduled to play two seven-inning games today as part of a doubleheader, thanks to Friday’s postponement. Max Scherzer will start the first game. Aníbal Sánchez, already scheduled to pitch Saturday, will start the nightcap. Jacob deGrom to start game 1 for the Mets, who at 26-31 have a 1.2 percent chance of making the postseason. Scherzer enters today’s final ... read more

Kieboom on adjustments at the plate and at third base

Third baseman Carter Kieboom was disappointed that a left wrist injury ended his season prematurely. The 23-year-old felt like he made several strides forward in the field and in the batter’s box, especially over the last couple of weeks. Kieboom knows his numbers at the plate did not jump out, but that doesn’t mean those at-bats weren’t extremely valuable. Kieboom ended up hitting .202 in ... read more

Corbin battles, Nats’ late rally fizzles in 3-2 loss to Mets (updated)

The game did not turn out the way the Nationals wanted, but one thing is for certain: Patrick Corbin battled. Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and an RBI single as the Mets won 3-2 at Nationals Park, taking the opener of a season-ending four-game series on Thursday night. The signature moment for the lefty came in the seventh inning when the Nats ... read more

Kieboom update, lineup notes and Corbin’s final start of season

Third baseman Carter Kieboom said his left wrist is improving, but he understands it was the smart move for the Nationals to place him on the injured list for the remainder of the season. Three days ago, Kieboom got hit by the Phillies’ Zack Wheeler’s sinker and suffered a left wrist contusion. “Grip strength is where my problem is right now,” Kieboom said today on ... read more

Game 57 lineups: Nats vs. Mets

The Nationals enter the final series of the regular season knowing they have only four games against the Mets remaining on the schedule. With the Giants’ 7-2 win over the Rockies late last night, the Nats were officially eliminated from postseason consideration a year after winning the World Series. Tonight, left-hander Patrick Corbin (2-6, 4.76 ERA) makes his final start of 2020 against Mets left-hander ... read more

Despite tough loss, Fedde finishes with seven strong innings

Erick Fedde did a lot of things right on Wednesday night, minus a couple of pitches to Bryce Harper. The right-hander ended up finishing the season strong, going seven innings in a hard-luck loss to the Phillies. Fedde allowed two homers to Harper, but overall just three runs on five hits. He walked one batter and struck out five. The Phillies salvaged the final game ... read more

Martinez likes what he sees with Soto in right field

Manager Davey Martinez moved Juan Soto to right field for the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Phillies and it worked out well. “Just wanted to throw him out there,” Martinez said during today’s pregame Zoom video session. “I talked about it to him for quite a while. The short stint he was in the minor leagues coming up, that’s where he played, right ... read more