Nats' Sunday Lineup vs LA: Span Sits; Harper In CF

Adam LaRoche is apparently feeling better, because he's back in the lineup this afternoon. Bryce Harper is in center field in the finale of the three-game set with the LA Dodgers. Scott Hairston is in left. Denard Span sits vs Clayton Kershaw...

Davey Johnson On The Nats' Loss To The Dodgers

Davey Johnson doesn't blame his hitting coach. After another low-scoring loss last night in the second game of three with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Nationals Park, Washington's manager talked about what's gone wrong for the defending NL East champs.

AUDIO: Nats Nightly = District Sports Page + FBB

After tonight's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers, the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols and I talked about the Nationals and what the future holds for the team that currently finds itself in third place in the NL East behind the Philles and Braves.

Dodgers 3, Nationals 1: Hanley comes through again

The Dodgers bullpen in this series has allowed four hits, a walk and no runs in 7⅔ innings, with eight strikeouts.

Dodgers 3-1 Over The Nats For Two Straight In D.C.

The Nationals and Dodgers were tied at 1-1 after nine innings in the second game of three for LA in D.C., but Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back doubles off Nats' right-hander Craig Stammen and the Dodgers won, 3-1.

Crawford sits vs. Nats

Crawford, who hasn't hit a ball safely to the outfield since June 1, sits in the second game of the series on Saturday in Washington D.C.

Gonzalez vs Greinke In Game 2 of 3 For LA In D.C.

Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez and Los Angeles Dodgers' right-hander Zack Greinke have both been pitching well lately and they go head-to-head tonight in Nationals Park in the second game of LA's three-game visit to the nation's capital.

Johnson: Detwiler Won't Start During Homestand

Ross Detwiler, who was placed on the DL on July 7th, was expected to return to action after the All-Star Break, but Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson told reporters today that the 27-year-old left-hander was still not quite right...

Nats' Saturday Night Lineup vs Dodgers

Davey Johnson told reporters after last night's loss that he'd like to get Bryce Harper back at the top of the order if Adam LaRoche felt better and returned to the lineup, but the 33-year-old first baseman is out again tonight...

AUDIO: Talking Nats w/ LaVar & Dukes; Nats Nightly

Before last night's game, 106.7 the FAN in D.C. LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes were nice enough to have us on their show to talk Nationals. After the game, FBB's Doghouse and I talked about the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.

Nats PDB: Zach Greinke's Inconsistent Movement

Zach Greinke is a talented pitcher with a great major league track record who the Nats once targeted. Pitching for LA, he's had a decent year, but fans expect greatness with nine-figure contracts. Greinke's inconsistent movement may be a culprit.

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