Matt Williams on Ryan Zimmerman's Right Shoulder

Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is not in the lineup for tonight's series opener with the Miami Marlins, but Nats' skipper Matt Williams said Zimmerman threw today from a 3/4 arm slot and felt fine afterwards, so he could return soon.

Nationals' Tuesday Night Lineup vs Marlins: No Zim

Washington Nationals' Manager Matt Williams said the MRI on Ryan Zimmerman's sore right shoulder revealed no structural damage, but two days of rest later, the 29-year-old third baseman is out of the Nats' lineup for the second straight game.

Random Nationals Notes, Fister Quotes and More...

Nationals' right-hander Doug Fister threw on Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain as he worked his way back after being shut down with elbow inflammation. Matt Williams talked about Fister's progress on Sunday afternoon.

Wire Taps: On Zimmerman's Shoulder, Marlins Series

The Washington Nationals were 14-5 against the Miami Marlins in 2013. They play the first game of three with the Fish tonight in the Nationals Park. Gio Gonzalez is on the mound in the series opener. Will Ryan Zimmermann will be back?

Matt Williams Said Sunday Harper Will Play Tuesday

Matt Williams was asked on Sunday afternoon if he was concerned at all that Bryce Harper's timing issues at the plate could be related to the collision in the first game of the season in NY, but Williams said he didn't think that was the case.

Pitch it, Soriano! Pitch it, Soriano! On Save no.1

Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano earned his 44th save in a Nats uniform on Sunday, with a 22-pitch outing against the Atlanta Braves that had fans in the nation's capital holding their collective breath. Matt Williams was never nervous. Never.

"He's one pitch away from a double play..."

Taylor Jordan held the Braves to one run on six hits in 6 1/3 IP in the series finale in Nationals Park on Sunday and Washington's 25-year-old right-hander once again impressed with his ability to work quick innings and induce ground ball outs.

Wire Taps: Desi's Blast, Williams on Wood + More

Ian Desmond's seventh inning home run helped the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves and 23-year-old lefty Alex Wood on Sunday. After the game, Matt Williams talked about the importance of the win. Williams' quotes and lots of links...

Zimmerman Injury Update + More on the Nats' Win

The MRI on Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder revealed no structural damage, and he was able to make a pinch hit appearance in this afternoon's 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. Matt Williams updated reporters after the game.

Game 6 WPA: Close one. Nats 2, RFB 1

A tense pitchers duel, punctuated by a huge Desmond dinger and a nerve-wracking Sori save.

Desi's 7th Inning HR Lifts Nats, 2-1 Over Braves

Taylor Jordan and Alex Wood kept things close in the series finale in Nationals Park, which was tied up at 1-1 after 6 1/2, but Ian Desmond's solo HR in the 7th gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead and they salvaged the series finale with the Braves

Williams and Strasburg Talk 6-2 Loss To Braves

Stephen Strasburg wasn't exactly sharp, but the Washington Nationals' offense didn't provide much in the way of support, giving their 25-year-old right-hander just two runs to work with for the ninth time in his last twelve outings against Atlanta.

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