Updates on Suzuki, Gomes, ElĂ­as 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

Game 146 lineups: Nats vs. Braves

Fresh off a series win at the American League Central’s first-place Minnesota, the Nationals spend the weekend back home for a quick three-game set against the National League East first-place Atlanta Braves before heading out Monday to St. Louis and then Miami. The Nats took down the Twins 12-6 to stay 3 1/2 games in front of the Cubs and the Brewers for home field ... read more

Barrera living “every kids’ dream” as he joins Nats

Catcher Tres Barrera joined the Nationals this past week after the elbow injury to Kurt Suzuki. Barrera, the former University of Texas standout, was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, which is less than one mile from the United States/Mexico border along the Rio Grande. The 24-year-old is a 2016 draft selection for the Nationals and played 101 games for Double-A Harrisburg this season. He was ... read more

Scherzer and Gomes get Nationals back to normal

With catcher Kurt Suzuki on the shelf with a sore elbow, Yan Gomes was pressed into duty on short notice Sunday and delivered. Gomes put together the kind of game the Nationals expected from him when they acquired him from the Indians in November. The veteran from Brazil went out and guided Max Scherzer to a win. He also belted two homers in a game ... read more

Nationals’ power and Scherzer’s intensity finally beat Braves

ATLANTA - The Nationals scored nine runs and collected 17 hits in the first three games of the series, all losses.. But on Sunday, the Nats tallied nine runs on 17 hits with four home runs, scoring early to set the tone, and finally overcame the Braves 9-4. The win ended the Nats’ four-game losing streak and the Braves’ nine-game winning streak. The Nats’ deficit ... read more

Eaton, Gomes and Soto display power early (Nats win 9-4)

The Nationals finally got off to the quick start manager Davey Martinez had been looking for, with two homers in the first two innings Sunday against the Braves. Adam Eaton crushed a two-run shot to left-center field in the first inning and Yan Gomes lined a solo homer to left field in the second inning off Braves starter Mike Soroka. For Eaton, it was his ... read more

Suzuki undergoes MRI on elbow, Gomes starts, Barrera arrives

ATLANTA - Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki said he felt “some tinglings, zings” in his elbow on a throw to second base in Saturday’s game against the Braves. Suzuki was removed from the game and replaced by Raudy Read. Suzuki underwent an MRI, but results have not been released. “I just felt something in my elbow,” Suzuki said. “One of the things that happens, I guess, ... read more

Game 142 lineups: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA - The Nationals had high hopes when they arrived in Georgia on Wednesday night, hoping to win at least three of four against the Braves and put some heat on the top spot in the National League East with a couple of dozen games left on the schedule. Three days and three losses later, the Nats turn to ace Max Scherzer to prevent a ... read more