Wire Taps: Nationals vs Braves Tonight In Atlanta

Still hurting from last night's 4-3 loss? Still upset with Rafael Soriano for giving up the ninth inning, three-run home run that turned a 3-1 lead into a one-run loss? The Nationals don't have time to dwell on it, because they play the Braves now...

Rafael Soriano Blows Lead In 9th, 4-3 Giants

Nationals' right-hander Dan Haren gave up just one run in six innings of work and a three-run third inning gave the Nats a 3-1 lead that lasted until there were two outs in the top of the ninth when Hector Sanchez hit a three-run HR, 4-3 Giants.

Nats' Lineup vs Giants: + More #WerthIt Love

Washington Nationals' outfielder Jayson Werth is putting up ridiculous numbers so far in August, but it's the continuation of a year-long stretch in which the 34-year-old, 11-year veteran has actually managed to live up to the 7-year/$126M deal.

Nats Recall Storen, Option Mattheus To Triple-A

After Ryan Mattheus struggled again last night in a relief appearance against the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals made the decision to option the right-hander to Triple-A Syracuse and recall 26-year-old right-hander Drew Storen.

Nationals Sign 16yo Int'l FA 3B Anderson Franco

The Washington Nationals announced this morning that they'd signed 16-year-old international free agent third baseman Anderson Franco to what Baseball America is reporting is a $900,000 deal. Nats' GM Mike Rizzo also talked about Jose Abreu...

Span's "A True Defensive Ballhawk CF-Type Of Guy."

Davey Johnson didn't think Denard Span would get there. Ian Desmond believed. Rafael Soriano gave up what could have been a game-tying or winning hit, but Denard Span's catch in center field saved the Nationals in their 6-5 win over the Giants.

Game 119 WPA: Ups and downs. Nats 6, SF 5

I think Span's dramatic, game-ending catch kind of summed this one up.

448ft? Nats 6-5 Over Giants For Fifth Straight Win

Jordan Zimmermann wasn't as efficient as he probably hoped to be, but the Washington Nationals' right-hander surrendered just one run in seven innings of work and the Nats won their fifth straight game, 6-5 over the San Francisco Giants.

Nats' Lineup: Harper Back In, Kurt Suzuki Catching

Bryce Harper's back in after sitting for a game with flu-like symptoms, but Wilson Ramos is out after tweaking his hamstring last night. The good news is that the Nats' catcher doesn't think the third hamstring injury he's had this year is a bad one.

Rizzo & Johnson On Gio & Werth And The Nats' Pulse

Yes, Gio Gonzalez and Jayson Werth had a heated exchange in the dugout during last night's game, but the Washington Nationals' GM and Manager see it as a sign of life from a team that's fighting to stay alive in spite of the odds against them.

Understanding Tim Lincecum's Highs and Lows

Tim Lincecum's early career dominance is well known, as was his 2012 performance slide. This PDB looks at Lincecum's primary offerings -- fastball, sinker, and change -- and compares the righty's 2009, 2012, and 2013 using prior articles and reports

Gio Has Back Issues, Wilson Ramos Day-To-Day...

The Nationals beat the Giants, 4-2, but after Washington's fourth straight win, some drama in the dugout of the home team was the main topic of conversation as Gio Gonzalez and Jayson Werth had a few words on their way to another victory.

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