Williams: Wilson Ramos takes batting practice...


Wilson Ramos broke the hamate bone in his left hand on Opening Day, and the Washington Nationals' catcher had surgery to remove it earlier this month. The 26-year-old backstop took batting practice for the first time today.

MLB's ball-transfer rule clarified...


Adam LaRoche pointed out just how ridiculous the new interpretation of the rules for transferring a ball from glove to hand were after he was a victim of the new rules in Wednesday's game. MLB took the appropriate actions and clarified the rule.

Williams and Johnson on Bryce Harper's development


Davey Johnson oversaw the first two years of Bryce Harper's career, now the Washington Nationals are Matt Williams' team and he and the Nats' 21-year-old outfielder are working through some things.

Nats Park is Playing Huge


Nats broadcaster F.P. Santangelo has mentioned during several broadcasts that hard-hit batted balls simply aren't carrying at Nationals Park like they normally do. And it's true, more so with respect to the good guys, it seems. What's going on?

Nationals 0 for 16 w/ RISP in 4-3 loss to Padres


"We'll take our chances with that many guys out there every night," Matt Williams said after his Washington Nationals went 0 for 16 with runners in scoring position in last night's loss to the San Diego Padres.

Padres 4, Nationals 3: Twelve is the Lucky Number


Padres get a little creative and win again in extra-innings.

Game 23 WPA: LOBster dinner. DC 3, SD 4


So tiring this game, these Nats. String the hits TOGETHER, boys.

Padres outlast Nationals for 4-3 win after 12...


The Nationals fell behind again tonight and once again mounted a comeback in the series opener with the San Diego Padres. The game was tied up at 3-3 after nine, so they went to extras where the Padres won it on an RBI single by Xavier Nady. 4-3 SD.

Williams updates on Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister


Nationals' Manager Matt Williams told reporters on Wednesday night that Gio Gonzalez was lifted early with shoulder tightness. He updated reporters on the left-hander's shoulder today and also talked about the plans for right-hander Doug Fister.

Matt Williams on Gio Gonzalez's shoulder tightness


The decision to pull Gio Gonzalez with two on and no one out in the sixth inning of last night's game was a surprising one. After the Nationals' comeback win, Matt Williams explained that the left-hander was dealing with shoulder tightness.

Nats vs Padres: Series Preview Q&A w/ Gaslamp Ball


The San Diego Padres are in the nation's capital for the start of a four-game set with the Washington Nationals. In advance of the series opener tonight, we talked with the SB Nation's Padres site, Gaslamp Ball.

4/24 Preview: Stults kicks off series in D.C.


It's no secret that the Friars have struggled to get runs home this season. Can they do enough to help Stults today in the series opener against the Nats?

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