Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 85


Carlos Villanueva gets called on to make the Saturday start in place of Jeff Samardzija, and things don't go all that well to put it nicely.

Matt Williams talks Rafael Soriano in 2014


Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams was asked on Saturday what's different for Rafael Soriano in the 34-year-old closer's second season in D.C., and he said it's the fact that the veteran reliever has all of his pitches at his disposal.

Williams on Werth, Harper, Bobby Bonds' advice


Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams went through his share of slumps in his seventeen-year major league career. He talked on Saturday afternoon about making the necessary adjustments and how much was mental vs physical or mechanical.

Gio Gonzalez up to 22-straight scoreless innings


Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez shut the Chicago Cubs out in back-to-back starts with seven scoreless in Wrigley Field last weekend and eight more today in the nation's capital in the Nats' 13-0 win over the visiting Cubs.

Game 86 WPA: BP. Nats 13, Cubs 0


Save some for tomorrow, Nats!

Nationals 13, Cubs 0: The Aftermath


You didn't really expect any different result, did you?

Gio Gonzalez w/ 8.0 scoreless, Nats 13-0 over Cubs


The Nationals knocked spot starter Carlos Villanueva out early and kept pouring it on in what ended up being a 13-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the second game of the three-game series in the nation's capital. Gio Gonzalez threw 8.0 scoreless.

Nationals' Saturday lineup: Harper back to 6-spot


Bryce Harper hit second yesterday, but he's back in the sixth spot in the order this afternoon in the second game of three with the Chicago Cubs. Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams talked about moving Harper back to the sixth spot.

Cubs vs. Nationals Preview, Saturday 7/5, 3:05 CT

The Cubs look to equal their longest winning streak of 2014, in going for their fifth straight win. It won't be easy, with a substitute starter for the traded Jeff Samardzija.

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