Williams on Espinosa's hard work paying off early

Matt Williams would like to have Washington Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman available, but while Zim's out, the first-year skipper is happy to have Anthony Rendon at third with Danny Espinosa at second and impressing after a rough 2013.

Zimmermann is Zimmermann again in win over Marlins

After two less-than impressive starts, Nationals' starter Jordan Zimmermann looked more like himself last night in Miami, giving up two runs on six hits in seven innings of work in a 9-2 win over the Marlins who knocked him out in 1 2/3 IP last week.

Wire Taps: Nats Beat Fish + Doug Fister's Bullpen

Nationals' Manager Matt Williams told reporters on Monday that 30-year-old starter Doug Fister threw a bullpen session in Miami that went well, but the right-hander isn't ready to return to the mound in the majors just yet. Fister news and links...

Harper has tightness in quad, expects to play Tues

Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza replaced Bryce Harper in center in the 7th inning tonight after Washington's 2010 no.1 overall pick went 3 for 4 in the Nats' 9-2 win over Miami. After the game Harper said it was just some tightness in his quad.

Game 13 WPA: Extra bases. Nats 9, Fish 2

The Nats collect quite a few bases along with many runs. Good outing from NN, too.

Nats 9-2 over Marlins: Zimmermann bounces back

Jordan Zimmermann didn't make it out of the second last time out against the Miami Marlins, but he threw seven strong innings tonight in the Washington Nationals 9-2 win in Marlins Park. With the curly-W, the Nats improved to 18-5 vs Miami in 2013-14

Nats' lineup: LaRoche sits, Moore at first vs MIA

Washington Nationals' slugger Tyler Moore is penciled in tonight's lineup, which has him playing first and batting sixth as the Nats take on the Miami Marlins in Marlins Park. Jordan Zimmermann faces the Fish for the second time this season.

Rizzo and Williams on rough weekend in Atlanta...

No one is going to feel sorry for the Washington Nationals because one of their starters is sidelined, or because their starting catcher and third baseman are weeks away from returning to the field. There are games to be played and won...

Game 12 WPA: The Crisis. Nats 2, RFB 10

This series is Valley Forge for Nats fans. Let's hope that Matt Williams can turn things around as well as George Washington did.

Nationals swept by Braves, 10-2 today in Atlanta

The Washington Nationals were swept in their three-game set this weekend in Turner Field. The Atlanta Braves got out to a 10-2 lead early this afternoon and never looked back as they beat the Nats for the fifth time in six games so far this season.

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