No. 8 In The Two-Hole: Espinosa Batting 2nd vs CIN

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Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson talked to reporters this morning about his decision to move Danny Espinosa into the two-hole for this afternoon's game in part so he could get Anthony Rendon back in the lineup.

Nats' Bryce Harper's Triple Supports Zimmermann...

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If not for Washington Nationals' right fielder Bryce Harper's triple in the fourth, Jordan Zimmermann's tremendous start against the Cincinnati Reds might have been wasted as the Nats only managed one run against right-hander Homer Bailey.

9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 Ks, 91 P, 59 S, 12 GO...

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"Since I've been here, that's the best pitched game I've seen," Davey Johnson told reporters after watching Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann dominate the Cincinnati Reds for a complete game, 1-0 win.

Zimmermann Goes The Distance; Nats Beat Reds, 1-0

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from a rough outing in New York last time out and got groundout after groundout from the Reds tonight in Nationals Park as the Nats took their second straight from Cincinnati, 1-0.

Branch Rickey On Davey Johnson: 49 Years Later...

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Nearly half a century after it was written, Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson learned today that former Brooklyn Dodgers' President and GM Branch Rickey had once recommended the St. Louis Cardinals deal for the Baltimore minor leaguer.

Nats' Davey Johnson on Lombardozzi Over Rendon

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Asked this afternoon about the decision to have Steve Lombardozzi in the lineup for two days in a row after the team initially talked about playing Anthony Rendon every day while he was up, Davey Johnson explained his thought process.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love H-Rod...

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Nationals' manager Davey Johnson and GM Mike Rizzo have been telling fans in the nation's capital to just be patient with right-handed flame thrower Henry Rodriguez for some time now and in his last few outings he's begun to reward the team's faith.

Wire Taps: Nats Pick Up Rizzo's Option For 2014

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On the night that the Washington Nationals announced that they'd picked up GM Mike Rizzo's option for 2014, the Nats busted out offensively against the Cincinnati Reds with an 8-1 win that snapped a six-game home losing streak.

Danny Espinosa Turned 26, Turned Arroyo Around...

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On the night he turned 26, Washington Nationals' second baseman Danny Espinosa came alive at the plate, going 2 for 4 with an RBI double and a home run off Cincinnati Reds' starter Bronson Arroyo in the Nats' 8-1 win.

Nats Rewind: Davey Johnson On Gio's Start vs Reds

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"It was just a fun game, and Gio did a heck of a job," Davey Johnson told reporters after Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez held the Cincinnati Reds to one run on one hit in the Nats' 8-1 win on Thursday night. W

Game 22 WPA: Happy birthday, Danny! Nats 8, Reds 1

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Espinosa celebrates a birthday with some RBIs while Gio shows that P2K is the way to win.

Nats 8, Reds 1: Nats' Gio Gonzalez Pwns Reds For W

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Washington Nationals' left-hander Gio Gonzalez dominated the Cincinnati Reds, throwing 112 pitches eight innings in an 8-1 win that snapped the Nats' four-game losing streak overall and six-game losing streak at home.

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