Rizzo had chance to reflect and savor during Nats’ victory parade

The final bus turned the corner and came to a stop behind the stage on 3rd Street NW for the team rally during Saturday’s victory parade to celebrate the Nationals’ first World Series title. General manager Mike Rizzo got off the double decker bus and met with the media with a cigar in his mouth and a smile from ear to ear. “It’s the best ... read more

A look back at how Nats worked around injuries to win first title

The amazing run of the Washington Nationals in 2019 is made even more amazing when one looks back at the state of the standings May 23. The Nats trailed the Brewers by 9 1/2 games for a National League wild card spot and the Marlins, winners of six in a row, had crept with 1 1/2 games of their 19-31 record. But with persistence, belief ... read more

Fans at Nats Park cheer from afar as the boys win title in Houston

The Nationals won their first world championship Wednesday night, coming back from an early deficit to stun the Astros and their fans in a 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Some 1,413 miles away in rainy Nationals Park, an a crowd estimated at more than 30,000 watched the game on the big screen and cheered ... read more

Nats need offense to ignite for shot at Game 6 win

The Nationals look to pull off the big upset again tonight as they return to Minute Maid Park for Game 6 of the 2019 World Series against the Astros. They have one of their top starters heading to the mound in Stephen Strasburg, who has put together a 4-0 record with a 1.93 ERA in five games this postseason. His career record in postseason play ... read more

Suzuki updates hip flexor injury: “It’s getting better”

Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki updated his status for Game 6 of the World Series after sitting out two games with a hip flexor injury. “It’s getting better,” Suzuki said Monday afternoon before the team’s charter left D.C. bound for Houston. “Obviously, got the treatment and stuff like that and it’s progressing. We’ll see. Going to do some stuff today and we’ll figure out more tonight ... read more

Even with a career high in starts, Strasburg ready for biggest one

The Nationals now move to Game 6 in Houston, down three games to two in the best-of-seven World Series. They face an elimination game versus the Astros on Tuesday night, their fourth of these playoffs. And they have their second ace on the mound in an attempt to survive. Right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been very good this postseason, rolling up a 4-0 record with a ... read more

Ross was close to striking out Correa second time before game-changing blast

After Max Scherzer was felled by neck and trapezius spasms early Sunday morning, right-hander Joe Ross was pressed into service as an emergency starter and did his best to keep the Nationals in Game 5 of the World Series. But a pair of two-run homers were more than enough for the Houston Astros, as they took control of the series with a 7-1 victory at ... read more

Alvarez homer starts off scoring in Game 5 (Nats fall 7-1)

The Astros struck first in Game 5 of the World Series off Nationals starter Joe Ross. With one out in the second, Yuri Gurriel reached base thanks to an infield single that glanced off of Ross. Yordan Alvarez, making his first start in the series in the field, belted a two-run homer to left-center field. The Nats started the second inning in promising fashion with ... read more