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Patrick Reddington

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Strasburg talks establishing fastball vs Marlins

The Nationals needed a strong outing from 25-year-old right-hander Stephen Strasburg and he came through with 12 Ks in 6 2/3 IP in a dominant start against the Miami Marlins as the Nats swept their three-game series with the Fish.

SWEEEEEEP: Nats 7-1 over Marlins, Strasburg Ks 12

Stephen Strasburg reached double digits in Ks for the 13th time in his career as the 25-year-old right-hander struck out 12 Miami Marlins' hitters in 6 2/3 IP in the Washington Nationals' 7-1 win over the Fish. The Nats swept the three-game series...

Nationals sweep Marlins with 7-1 win, Stras Ks 12

The Washington Nationals swept the Miami Marlins in the NL East rivals' three-game set in the nation's capital with a 7-1 win this afternoon. Stephen Strasburg dominated the Fish, reaching double digits in Ks (12) for the 13th time in his career...

Matt Williams random pregame quotes, bullpen use

Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams talked before today's game about which relievers are available today after a long outing last night and who he'll turn to if he needs relief help in Stephen Strasburg's start against the Marlins.

GameThread

Nationals vs Marlins: GameThread 9 of 162

The Nationals swept their first series with the Marlins in 2013. Ater taking the first two games against the Fish this week, the Nats are in a position to do it again.Game Time: 4:05 pm EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN, WFED 1500, WJFK 1580 AM.

Update: Fister throws on flat ground, bullpen next

Nationals' 30-year-old right-hander Doug Fister threw on flat ground today as he works his way back from a minor right lat strain. Nats' skipper Matt Williams said that the next step will be a bullpen session for the former Tigers' starter.

Wire Taps: #RUNHARPRUN! HRs, Bat Flips + Links...

Stop moving Bryce Harper around in the lineup!! That's what The Big Hurt and Gabe Kapler say at least, check out the link somewhere below. Nationals beat the Miami Marlins in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night. 4:05 pm EDT today for Game 3...

#WERTHQUAKE

Jayson Werth's eighth inning grand slam won it for the Washington Nationals, but it took a team effort to overcome a tough start by Jordan Zimmermann and beat the Miami Marlins 10-7 in Nationals Park. Matt Williams talked about the comeback...

Jayson Werth's 8th Inning Slam Wins It, 10-7 Nats

Washington Nationals' starter Jordan Zimmermann was knocked out early, but the Nats battled back and tied things up in the sixth only to have Miami break up the tie in the eighth. That's when Jayson Werth hit a grand slam to left to win it. 10-7.

Matt Williams talks Rendon's glove and swing...

The Washington Nationals took Anthony Rendon with the 6th pick of the 2011 Draft. Three years later, the 23-year-old infielder is off to a hot start in his second major league season. Matt Williams talked about Rendon's bat and glove this week...

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Nationals vs Marlins: GameThread 8 of 162

The Nats look to make it two straight over the Marlins in the second game of this three-game set in the nation's capital. Jordan Zimmermann starts for the Nationals against Miami lefty Brad Hand. Game Time: 7:05 pm EDT. TV: 7:05 PM; RADIO: 106.7

Williams: Zimmerman returns to lineup vs Marlins

Ryan Zimmerman got one last throwing session in this afternoon before the Nationals set their lineup for the second game of three against the Miami Marlins in D.C. Nats' skipper Matt Williams said Zim felt no pain in his shoulder, so he's back in.

Williams on Harper hitting 7th vs Marlins tonight

Matt Williams was impressed with Bryce Harper's approach last night in the Nationals' 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins, but with a left-hander on the mound for the Fish tonight, Harper is hitting seventh. Williams explained the decision today.

On Gio Trusting Catchers, Pitch Counts + More...

Whether it's Kurt Suzuki, Wilson Ramos or now Jose Lobaton behind the plate, Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez trusts his catcher to call for the right pitch and he's enjoyed success early this season by listening to the Nats' newest backstop.

Williams on Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Nationals' Manager Matt Williams said the Nats talked while preparing to face Miami Marlins' starter Henderson Alvarez about taking advantage of his tendency to occasionally bounce a few pitches. It ended up helping in last night's win.

Wire Taps: Williams Expects Zim To Return Tonight

Matt Williams talked on Tuesday afternoon about Ryan Zimmerman working on finding an arm slot that allows him to throw without pain. In an MLB Network Radio interview this morning, Williams said Zimmerman will likely return tonight.

Nats 5-0 Over Fish: Gio Gonzalez w/ 6.0 Scoreless

Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez got all the support he needed on an RBI single by Adam LaRoche in the first and the left-handed starter threw six scoreless on 101 pitches as the Nats beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 in Nationals Park.

Matt Williams Talks Fister, Rotation Realignment

Matt Williams told reporters today that the Nats were taking advantage of the off day on Monday to realign the rotation. Gio Gonzalez will go tonight, then Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan...

GameThread

Nationals vs Marlins: GameThread 7 of 162

The Nationals and Marlins meet for the first time in 2014 tonight in D.C.. The Nats took 14 of 19 games from the Fish last season, including 9 of the 10 games played in the nation's capital. Game Time: 7:05 pm EDT. TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7theFAN

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.

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

GameThread

Nationals vs Braves: GameThread 6 of 162

The Nationals send Taylor Jordan to the mound this afternoon as they try to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. Alex Wood starts for the Braves in this 1:35 pm EDT finale. TV: WUSA 9, MASN; Radio: 106.7 the FAN, 1500 WFED.

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