Nats' Saturday lineup: Zach Walters in left vs A's


Zach Walters has played exactly one game in the outfield as a professional. Tonight in Oakland's Coliseum, the 24-year-old, switch-hitting infielder is starting in left field as the Washington Nationals take on the A's and RHP Sonny Gray.

Williams on three Nats' E's in last night's loss


First-year skipper Matt Williams told reporters a few weeks back that he was "baffled" by all the errors the Washington Nationals have committed early this season. Last night in Oakland, the Nats made three more for 32 total through 35 games.

Norris to Nats: "This is what you coulda had."


The Washington Nationals traded Derek Norris to the Oakland A's in December of 2011 as part of the package that landed Gio Gonzalez. In his first game against the team that drafted him in 2007, Norris got to show the Nats what they dealt away...

Fister on struggles vs A's: "Lack of execution"


Nationals' starter Doug Fister made it through his first start of the season without any issues after elbow inflammation and a lat strain set him back this spring, but the results in the series opener with the Oakland A's were not what he wanted.

Game 35 WPA: Inauspicious. Nats 0, As 8


Fister couldn't get it down, and the bats couldn't get going. Also, errors. TEAM LOSS!

Game #36: Milone and A's have a great eight


The Athletics extend their shutout streak to eighteen consecutive innings behind Tommy Milone's eight-inning effort and Fernando Rodriguez's shutout ninth. The A's bats awoke against Doug Fister with three home runs against him.

A's 8-0 over Nats: Fister hit hard in 4 1/3 IP...


Nationals' right-hander Doug Fister's debut with the Nats last just 4 1/3 innings in which he gave up nine hit and seven runs. Former Nationals' prospect Tommy Milone threw eight scoreless against the team that drafted and traded him...8-0 A's.

Nats vs A's Series Preview Q&A w/ Athletics Nation


The Nationals and Oakland A's start a three-game set in Coliseum tonight at 10:05 pm EDT. Doug Fister makes his first start with the Nationals tonight against former Nats' starter Tommy Milone. Here's a series preview with Athletics Nation...

Nats: Doug Fister officially reinstated from DL


The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that 30-year-old right-hander Doug Fister was officially reinstated from the DL in time to start tonight for the Nats in the first game of their three-game set with the Oakland A's.

Doug Fister to make Nationals debut tonight in OAK


Doug Fister was supposed to give the Washington Nationals one of the strongest rotations in baseball. A right lat strain landed him on the DL this spring, but he's finally scheduled to make his Nats debut tonight in Oakland. The Fister era begins...

Nats Minors: Harrisburg Senators Weekly Update


Geoff Morrow, Senators beat writer for the and Patriot-News sports, updates us on the goings on down on the farm with the Washington Nationals' Double-A affiliate, this time with coverage from Tim Leone, Mick Reinhard and Dave Sottile.

Wire Taps: Nats and A's, A's and Nats in Oakland


Jerry Blevins and Gio Gonzalez were Oakland Athletics before they were Washington Nationals. Derek Norris and Tommy Milone were Nats before they were A's. Remember Fernando Abad? It's reunion weekend in Links to follow...

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