Wire Taps: 4 Hours Til Deadline... And Nothing...

If there were rumors, you know we'd be mongering, but there really isn't anything out there about the Nationals right now. Davey Johnson told 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s The Sports Junkies once again this morning that he didn't see anything happening...

Nats PDB: No Words For Verlander's Fastball

Justin Verlander hasn't had as much success this season as he has in the past. Some bad luck and some apparent skill degradation are to thank, but his track record is too good to ignore. This PDB uses images to tell the story of Verlander's 2013.

Little Room For Error For Strasburg In Loss To DET

"I just felt like there wasn't much room for error," Stephen Strasburg told reporters after the Nationals' 5-1 loss to the Tigers, so he challenged catcher Alex Avila with a fastball in the sixth and gave up a grand slam that broke up a 1-1 tie.

Game 107 WPA: Easy come, easy go. Nats 1, DET 5

On the other hand, they make DC look like the Platonic form of sound financial management.

Alex Avila Slam Powers Tigers To 5-1 Win Over Nats

The Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers were all tied up at 1-1 when Alex Avila hit a two-out grand slam to right off Nats' right-hander Stephen Strasburg to break up the tie and lift the Tigers to a 5-1 win in Comerica Park.

Will Nats Stand Pat?: Less Than 24 Hours To Go...

There aren't too many rumors or mentions of the Washington Nationals with less than 24 hours to go before tomorrow afternoon's Non-Waiver Trade Deadline. Will the Nats stand pat with the roster they have or tinker in an attempt to turn things around?

Denard Span Finds Himself Batting Seventh

Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson talked this weekend about how Denard Span has changed his approach since he was dropped to seventh in the order in the last couple weeks. It's not just that he hit a few home runs...

Wire Taps: Catch Up After Off-Day; Stras in DET

The Washington Nationals had the night off on Monday, but there was plenty of action around the organization with right-hander Jake Johansen, left-hander Matt Purke and slugger Tyler Moore making headlines while the big league team had the night off.

Game 105 Preview: Nationals at Tigers

Stephen Strasburg makes his first career start against the Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. He will face Anibal Sanchez.

Strasburg vs Sanchez In Comerica Park At 7:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start, but received no run support from the Nats in what ended up a 4-2 loss. Tonight in Comerica Park in Detroit, Strasburg faces the Tigers for the first time in his career.

Do The Nationals Have A Dodgers-esque Run In Them?

Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo talked to reporters this weekend about not giving up on the 2013 season just yet. Of course, they're not going to say they're packing it in, but will the Nats' actions before the deadline show what they really believe?

Wire Taps: Nationals Trade Rumors + More

The Washington Nationals won three straight to end their 11-game homestand at 52-54 overall. Now the Nats head out to Detroit to start a two-game set with the Detroit Tigers before Wednesday's Non-Waiver Trade Deadline. WIll the Nats find a bat?

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