The Washington Nationals have struck a deal that gives them the bullpen they need to track down the World Series title that eluded them in 2012 and 2014. Or so they hope, anyway. And quite possibly in vain. But first, the news itself: Jonathan Papelbon is coming to Washington from the Philadelphia Phillies. Show More Summary
The Philadelphia Phillies traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in exchange for Double-A prospect Nick Pivetta. The Nationals announced the deal on Twitter, adding they agreed to Papelbon's 2016 contract. Despite...Show More Summary
For a team that insists Friday's trade deadline is a last resort, the Washington Nationals have been somewhat of a fixture in the rumor mill. Names like those of the Oakland Athletics' Ben Zobrist and the Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki have had fluctuating levels of association with Washington for months now. Show More Summary
Gerrit Cole became the majors' first 14-game winner, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH — The Washington Nationals have endured an ocean of ups and downs this season: Injuries, a surge led by fill-ins, inconsistency and treading water atop the National League East. But despite the current skid — a series loss...Show More Summary
PITTSBURGH — It has been some time since Washington Nationals Manager Matt Williams could fill out a lineup card with the names of many of his expected everyday players. In fact, the Nationals’ projected eight have not been in the same lineup at any point this season.Read full article >>
Rookie center fielder Michael Taylor had a home run and three RBIs and Gio Gonzalez won his fourth straight decision to lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Gregory Polanco homered and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates exacted some measure of revenge against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals in a 7-5 win on Friday night.
When the Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera announce they’re going to grubstake a production, you wouldn’t be at all surprised that they have chosen a classic American work. Show More Summary
The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking for key wins in a potential playoff preview between NL contenders this weekend. The Washington Nationals are 7-1 in their last eight games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Show More Summary
PITTSBURGH — The Washington Nationals were built around their starting pitching. That group of talented arms, even without Stephen Strasburg, has taken on an even greater importance with the lineup missing five projected everyday players, as it was Thursday. Show More Summary
It’s clear the Washington Nationals have this survival thing down. They’re too determined or too talented or too accustomed to misfortune to feel queasy just because the training room gets full. They’re in the middle of a pitching gauntlet that would be exacting even to the Murderers’ Row New York Yankees.Read full article >>
Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.
One fan had bigger plans in mind when she headed out to PNC Park to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday—she was on a mission to ask Bryce Harper to prom. While she might not have gotten the answer she wanted, she did get a signed ball from the Nationals slugger. Show More Summary
Two playoff-caliber teams meet up Thursday night for bragging rights and the beginning of a four-game series. The Washington Nationals visit Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (54-40) at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Nationals (51-42)...Show More Summary
Watch days and weeks and months go by, feel chilly April nights turn to stifling July evenings, and watch Danny Espinosa‘s resurgence continue. The Washington Nationals‘ second baseman — if that’s what you want to call him, because he’s...Show More Summary
There's no denying that the first half of the season was a disaster for Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, but he is primed for a huge second half when he returns from the disabled list. Although his 2015 season...Show More Summary
Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.
The banged-up Washington Nationals were four outs away from losing a three-game series to the New York Mets and having their slipping grip on the National League East lead fall to a single game. They already added steady third baseman Yunel Escobar to their long list of injured in the second inning. Show More Summary
The only two relevant teams in the National League East right now will battle it out in a series finale Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Nationals (50-42) hope to increase their two-game division lead, while the New York Mets (49-45) will try to shorten the gap at 12:35 p.m. Show More Summary