Ross Detwiler To See Back Specialist In LA

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Nationals' starter Ross Detwiler is on his way to see a specialist to get another opinion on the back issue which has kept him off the mound since July 3rd. Nats' skipper Davey Johnson said the team might have to prepare for an extended absence.

Nationals' Tuesday Lineup vs Pirates' Gerrit Cole

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The Nationals dropped their 4th game in-a-row last night, but Nats' skipper Davey Johnson liked what he saw from his hitters, who collected nine hits and five runs in the 6-5 loss. Johnson's going with the same lineup tonight in the 2nd game of 4...

Nats PDB: Gerrit Cole Doesn't Need Any More Help

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Gerrit Cole brings a top of the line prospect pedigree and tantalizing stuff to Nationals Park tonight in the second of four games against the Pirates. While Cole doesn't generate a lot of strikeouts, he's still effective. And he's already improving

AUDIO: Nats Nightly + FBB On NOISE Sports

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If there was one bright spot in the Nationals' fourth straight loss last night in the nation's capital it was the power on display from Jayson Werth at the plate. After the game we talked about Werth's exploits on Nats Nightly...

Davey Johnson On Rick Eckstein; Nats' 6-5 Loss

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It was a long day for 70-year-old Nationals' manager Davey Johnson, which saw his hitting coach relieved of his duties before the Nats dropped a 6-5 decision to the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of four in Washington, D.C.

Game 99 WPA: Less bad. Nats 5, Bucs 6

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Well, we matched two-run bombs...

McCutchen's Two 2-Run HRs Lead Pirates To 6-5 Win

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Andrew McCutchen has destroyed Washington Nationals' pitching over the course of his career and he continued to crush the Nats tonight in D.C. hitting two two-run home runs in a 6-5 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Davey Johnson On Rick Eckstein; Nats vs Pirates

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Davey Johnson was reportedly not in favor of firing hitting coach Rick Eckstein, but the Washington Nationals' manager informed his coach of the decision after it was made this afternoon. Rick Schu was named as Eckstein's successor by the Nats today.

On Davey; "World Series Or Bust!" And Expectations

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Davey Johnson said it was, "World Series or Bust!" this season after the Nationals won the NL East in 2012, but that's only because he thought anything else would be a step back for a team that had been improving incrementally.

Nats Relieve Rick Eckstein Of Duties, Rick Schu In

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Though Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson defended his hitting coach, Rick Eckstein, in a press conference this weekend, the Nats announced this afternoon that they had relieved the longest-tenured hitting coach in the NL East.

Series Preview: Pirates at Nationals

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Yesterday was ugly. But thanks to the Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Nationals remain in the same place they were prior to yesterday's debacle. The Nats get right back on the horse with a four game series with the Pirates in DC.

Wire Taps: No Doom And Gloom ?s Please...

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The Washington Nationals were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, and now they play the 57-39 Pittsburgh Pirates. The Nats dropped two games under .500 with Sunday's loss. Can they bounce back against the Bucs?

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