MASN streaming live on participating cable/satellite systems: LEARN MORE | WATCH LIVE

Adams making most of limited starts behind plate

Riley Adams has done just about everything the Nationals could’ve asked of him since joining the club following his acquisition from the Blue Jays. The 25-year-old catcher enters today’s series finale in Cincinnati batting .288 with a .420 on-base percentage and .920 OPS in 81 plate appearances, with nine extra-base hits to his name. So how is it that he’s in the lineup today for ... read more

Game 156 lineups: Nats at Reds

The Nationals won’t be winning back-to-back series. That possibility flew out the window with back-to-back, walk-off losses in Cincinnati the last two nights. But they do have a chance to salvage a four-game split if they can win today’s series finale over the Reds. They would certainly love to get another quality start out of Josh Rogers, who has been an absolute revelation since his ... read more

Martinez undecided on effect of smaller September rosters

More than three weeks after 26-man rosters were expanded by just two players per an agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, Nationals manager Davey Martinez still isn’t sure what to make of the new rules and the tighter stretch-run rosters. “I haven’t decided yet, honestly,” Martinez said via Zoom before Saturday’s game against the Reds in Cincinnati. “Because in situations where ... read more

Ruiz’s tools on display in 7-6 loss to Reds (updated)

Keibert Ruiz joined the Nationals at the trade deadline as a prospect with a reputation for being undeniably toolsy. His offense took a while to get going, but both his bat and his defense were on full display Saturday night in a 7-6 loss to the Reds. Ruiz threw out two runners on the bases, one of which took the Reds out of a bigger ... read more

Kieboom cleared to play after MRI

Third baseman Carter Kieboom, who was scratched from last night’s starting lineup when left forearm soreness cropped up, has been cleared to play after a precautionary MRI earlier today showed no lingering issues. “Everything came back negative,” Nationals manager Davey Martinez said in his pregame Zoom session with reporters. “He’s going to go work out today (and) we’ll see how he feels. But he’s available ... read more

Game 155 lineups: Nats at Reds

October is a week away and right-hander Erick Fedde (7-8, 4.66 ERA) is still searching for consistency. Though he’s won three out of four decisions since Aug. 17, he’s got a 5.05 ERA over that span, allowing opponents to slash .274/.308/.527. But his strikeouts have ticked up: 42 over his past 35 2/3 innings. Fedde is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in two career starts ... read more

Ruiz’s bat heating up, Kieboom getting MRI on forearm

It always felt like it was only a matter of time. Keibert Ruiz’s track record in the minor leagues, not to mention his approach in his first extended stint in the major leagues, suggested the hits were going to start falling in. And once those did, the power would likely follow soon thereafter. So consider what is now happening vindication for anyone with the Nationals ... read more

Soto’s streak ends at 12, Nats lose in extras again (updated)

As captivating as it is to watch Juan Soto step to the plate and continually find ways to reach base, the truth is he can’t carry the Nationals on his own. He needs some support around him. And you may be surprised to know he has had a healthy amount of support for a couple of months now, even after the Nats’ late July sell-off. ... read more