Nationals need Ian Desmond to get back on track


Nationals' skipper Matt Williams was happy that it was Ian Desmond who came through with the go-ahead hit in the series finale with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Were there signs that the 28-year-old infielder is figuring things out at the plate in AZ?

Wire Taps: Nationals vs Mets tonight at 7:05 in DC


The Washington Nationals are back in the nation's capital after a disappointing 2-4 trip to Oakland and Arizona and they'll play 15 of the next 19 games at home in Nationals Park. A three-game set with the New York Mets starts tonight at 7:05 pm EDT.

Nats' GM Mike Rizzo on Strasburg's 1st innings...


Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo talked to 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier this morning about 25-year-old starter Stephen Strasburg's first-inning difficulties so far this season.

Law matches Nats/ UNLV P Erick Fedde in Mock Draft


The Washington Nationals' willingness to draft injured players since Mike Rizzo took over as GM has them tied to an injured right-hander in's Keith Law's Mock Draft. Will UNLV right-hander Erick Fedde be on the board when the Nats pick 18th?

Wire Taps: Williams on Zimmerman + Links and Links


Ryan Zimmerman isn't quite ready to return to the Washington Nationals just yet. The 29-year-old Nats' third baseman is still a few weeks away. Matt Williams said Adam LaRoche should be back at the end of his DL stint...

Span's walk sparks Nats' ninth inning rally in AZ


Denard Span's 10-pitch walk in the ninth inning sparked the rally that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the series finale in Phoenix, AZ's Chase Field.

Nationals rally for 5-1 win over D-Backs in AZ


A 2-4 road trip just sounds a lot better than a 1-5 road trip. Washington's four-run ninth on Wednesday afternoon sent the Nationals home to D.C. on a high note, two games over .500 with 15 of their next 19 games in the nation's capital.

Game 40 WPA: Better! Nats 5, AZ 1


Fister has a better outing, and the Nats contribute their patented Late Inning Runs™

D'Backs 1, Nationals 5: Home is where the hurt is

The Diamondbacks lose yet another home series, and like the other loss in it, late-inning bullpen maleficence is the main culprit.

Nationals 5-1 over D-Backs w/ 9th inning rally


It was all tied up at 1-1 after eight when the Washington Nationals rallied against Arizona Diamondbacks' reliever Brad Ziegler. Ian Desmond hit a bases-loaded two-run single through the left side of the infield to make it a 3-1 game. 5-1 final.

Preview: Now, can we win two?


What? We won a home game? Shurely shome mishtake... That mean, this afternoon we go for an unprecedented feat in the 2014 campaign - back-to-back victories at Chase.

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