Martinez and Soto explain the slugger’s latest groove

In a back-and-forth game there for the taking, the Nationals needed their big hitters to come through in clutch moments and help break a season-long five-game losing streak. The Nats came back three times Friday night to find a way to win 12-10 over the Marlins thanks in large part to their big hitters. Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon hit homers to help the Nats ... read more

Martinez happy with win, but still wants Nats to “clean it up”

It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the way things have gone this last week, the Nationals will take it. Juan Soto’s three-run homer and Matt Adams’ solo shot highlighted a four-run eighth inning as the Nats came back from an 8-4 deficit to win 12-10 over the Marlins, their first victory in a series opener at home this season. The Nationals allowed 15 hits, ... read more

Sánchez pitches simulated game (Nats win 12-10)

Manager Davey Martinez updated the status of right-hander Aníbal Sánchez, who is on the injured list recovering from a left hamstring strain. “He threw a sim game,” Martinez said. “Forty-one pitches, went really well. He ran after he threw. Next hurdle will be he will throw a side and then we will reevaluate then. “Before he comes back he’s got to do PFPs (pitchers’ fielding ... read more

Rizzo says no decision imminent on Martinez’s status

Returning from a shocking four-game sweep at the hands of the Mets, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo spoke prior to the series opener against the Marlins at Nationals Park. Obviously, it has not been a good week for the Nats and Rizzo. The Nats have not won a game since Saturday night, losing a season-high five games in a row. There has been a rush ... read more

Game 51 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

The Nationals are mired in a season-high five-game losing streak and arrive back in D.C. to take on the Marlins, who are enjoying a season-high six-game winning streak. The Nats and the Marlins each have the same number of losses at 31. It is a four-game wraparound series culminating in an afternoon Memorial Day matchup. The Nats will send out right-hander Kyle McGowin (0-0, 6.00 ... read more

Turner makes it through Cubs series, Rendon hitting for power again

The Nationals’ Trea Turner played each game of the three-game series against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. That was no small feat considering the shortstop had not played in a major league game since April 2 following recovery from a broken right index finger. He went 0-for-4 Sunday, but drew a walk, scored a run and reminded those watching of his ability to make ... read more

Hellickson believes mechanics to blame for choppy loss

The night got off to a slow start for the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson. Then the Nats rallied to make a game of it, but were unable to take that final step, and fell 6-5 to the Chicago Cubs in the series finale. Hellickson walked the first three batters he faced and struggled to get into a groove. The Cubs scored a run against him ... read more

Martinez concerned about Robles getting hit by pitch (Nats fall 6-5)

The subject of Victor Robles and getting hit by pitches is not a new one. Robles has never been afraid to stand close to the plate. Since his arrival with the Nationals in 2014 for the Dominican Summer League Nats, Robles has always set up close to the plate in the batter’s box, not allowing the pitcher to get an advantage with pitches down and ... read more