Game 54 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

The Nationals finally defeated the Phillies with last night’s 5-1 victory. Philadelphia had won six straight over the Nats to begin the season. Today, the Nats and Phillies embark on a doubleheader with Game 1 featuring right-hander Austin Voth (0-5, 7.17 ERA) against veteran Aaron Nola (5-3, 2.92 ERA). Nats manager Davey Martinez will go with right-hander Paolo Espino as his starter in Game 2. ... read more

Kieboom suffers bone contusion in left hand, listed as day-to-day

In the bottom of the sixth in tonight’s 5-1 Nationals win, third baseman Carter Kieboom was hit by a pitch on his left hand from a 95-mph sinker by Phillies starter Zack Wheeler. Kieboom went down holding his hand. He then walked over to the top steps of the Nats dugout with assistance from Nats director of athletic training Paul Lessard. Kieboom appeared to be ... read more

Kieboom could join García playing winter ball in offseason

Manager Davey Martinez went over the offseason program he has been putting together for Luis García on Sunday, detailing work he wants the young second baseman to focus on. Martinez says similar programs are being assembled for pretty much everyone on the roster. “There are different programs for each individual player,” Martinez said during the pregame Zoom video session with reporters. “We are going through ... read more

Martinez has offseason program set for impressionable García

For a young player in his rookie season, there will be highs and lows. There will be good plays and bad. But the one thing Nationals manager Davey Martinez wants Luis García to remember: Relax, have fun and play the game. “I told him, ‘Just be you,’” Martinez said via Zoom. “There is going to be conversations about the game that we have every day ... read more

Nats split twinbill thanks to 15-0 pounding of Marlins (updated)

After missing a catch at first base Sunday afternoon in Game 1 loss in a doubleheader against the Marlins, Eric Thames spoke about the frustration he’s felt during this abbreviated season and how it has played out for the last-place Nationals. In Game 2, his teammates took out those frustrations on a difficult campaign, slamming five homers and collecting 18 hits in a 15-0 shellacking ... read more

Game 52 lineups: Nats at Marlins

In Game 2 of today’s doubleheader and the series finale, the Nationals send out left-hander Ben Braymer for his first major league start. Braymer has made two big league appearances, Aug. 28 and Sept. 15, and has gone 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA, with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. He has allowed six hits and walked two. Manager Davey Martinez said Braymer has been ... read more

Brock Holt on pitching for the first time in a big league game

In the bottom of the sixth inning Friday night in Miami, Nationals right-hander Aaron Barrett was called into pitch in a game the Marlins already led 10-3. Barrett hit Garrett Cooper with a pitch. As TV cameras went back for his reaction, it appeared the right-hander was shaking out his arm after that pitch that got away. Barrett then walked Jesús Aguilar on five pitches. ... read more

Crowe, bullpen struggle as Nats fall 14-3 in nightcap (updated)

The nightcap of today’s twi-night doubleheader was no fun for Wil Crowe and the bullpen as the Marlins jumped on the Nationals for six runs in the first three frames and cruised to a 14-3 victory at Marlins Park. Brian Anderson went 3-for-4 with a career-high three homers and seven RBIs. Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. The Marlins put together ... read more