Arizona Diamondbacks (38-34, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (32-38, fourth in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks jumped all over three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg from the opening pitch.
Ketel Marte hit two of Arizona's four solo homers off Strasburg and...
Arizona Diamondbacks (37-34, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (32-37, fourth in the NL East)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With four swings in the span of seven pitches, the Washington Nationals put on a stunning power display that made major league history.
Washington Nationals (29-35, fourth in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (33-32, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg...
Chicago White Sox (29-31, third in the AL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (27-33, fourth in the AL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg didn't turn in a vintage performance. He still did enough — with plenty of help from the Washington Nationals' offense — to reach a career...
Chicago White Sox (29-30, second in the AL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (26-33, fourth in the AL East)
Washington Nationals (23-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-25, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Braves are 7-7 against opponents...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are in obvious need of a momentum-changing win as they approach the end of May. Much closer to last place than first in the NL East.
Washington Nationals (22-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-24, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg...
Struggling Nationals look to stop 4-game skid
Washington Nationals (19-30, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (23-25, third in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night...
Chicago Cubs (26-17, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (19-26, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (3-4, 2.86...
Chicago Cubs (26-16, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (18-26, fourth in the NL East)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers has lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning when Gerardo Parra doubled for the Washington Nationals.
Washington Nationals (16-23, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (26-16, first in the NL West)
- The Washington TimesJeremy Hellickson returns to Nationals on one-year dealFebruary 7, 2019
- The Washington TimesNationals sign Patrick Corbin, top free agent pitcherDecember 4, 2018
- The Washington TimesBracing for Bryce Harper's departure from NationalsNovember 8, 2018
- The Washington TimesStephen Strasburg labors in rain, but Rendon, Harper shineSeptember 25, 2018
- The Washington TimesNationals fall to Cubs in another extra-inning lossSeptember 7, 2018
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain expected a first-pitch curveball from Stephen Strasburg with the bases loaded and two outs in a scoreless game Tuesday night.
Washington Nationals (14-20, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (21-16, third in the NL Central)
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard became the first pitcher in 36 years to homer and throw a shutout in a 1-0 victory, lifting the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's record-setting night ended on a somber note.
The right-hander reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings than any pitcher in major league history, and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals fired pitching coach Derek Lilliquist on Thursday night.
Minor league pitching coordinator Paul Menhart was promoted to replace Lilliquist. General...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major league history during the Washington's game against the St....
Cardinals go for series sweep of Nationals
St. Louis Cardinals (20-10, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (12-17, fourth in the NL East)
San Diego Padres (15-11, third in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (11-13, fourth in the NL East)
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg walked off the field after a 1-2-3 eighth inning, and when his manager and teammates lined up in the dugout to punctuate his performance with a round of handshakes,...
Marlins aim for series sweep over Nationals
Washington Nationals (9-10, fourth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (6-15, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 5.56...
San Francisco Giants (8-10, fourth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (7-8, fourth in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evan Longoria and the rest of the San Francisco Giants came into their matchup against Stephen Strasburg with a grand total of 10 homers through their first 17 games — worse than...
San Francisco Giants (7-10, fourth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (7-7, fourth in the NL East)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto took a mighty swing and the ball soared over nearly everything.
The 20-year-old slugger hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals...
Washington Nationals (4-5, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7-2, first in the NL East)
NEW YORK (AP) — Without much time to rest up for their home opener, the New York Mets were no match for Stephen Strasburg.
A pinpoint Strasburg outpitched Noah Syndergaard, rookie Victor...
New York hosts Washington for home opener
Washington Nationals (2-3, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (5-1, first in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg...
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
$140 MILLION MAN
Patrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for...
Syndergaard expected to start for New York at Washington
New York Mets (77-85, fourth in the NL East in 2018) vs. Washington Nationals (82-80, second in the NL East in 2018)
Hellickson, Nationals finalize $1.3M contract
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $1.3 million, one-year contract, a deal that allows him to earn $4 million in performance bonuses for starts.
The 31-year-old was 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 19 starts for Washington last season, when he earned just over $2.9 million, including $1.1 million in bonuses.
AP source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam.
The 31-year-old Hellickson could earn up to $4 million more in performance bonuses, based on the number of games he starts.
Anibal Sanchez deal with Nats includes bonuses for starts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses for starts in each of the next two seasons as part of his $19 million, two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a deal that could be worth $33 million over three years.
Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact.
Not yet, anyway.
Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last season. Reliever Jeurys Familia returned to the New York Mets after they traded him away and first baseman Justin Bour headed to the Los Angeles Angels.
A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington's star-studded rotation next year alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin.
Instead, he found himself part of the majors' first Tanner-for-Tanner trade, headed to the rebuilding Reds. Cincinnati acquired him for fellow right-hander Tanner Rainey on Wednesday during the winter meetings.
Nats GM: Corbin, Harper ‘independent’; owner thinks OF gone
WASHINGTON (AP) — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper.
AP sources: Corbin, Nats agree on $140M, 6-year contract
WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Patrick Corbin to the All-Star starting staff the Washington Nationals have assembled.
A person familiar with the deal said the left-handed Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Nationals, pending a physical exam. Another person familiar with the terms said the contract is for $140 million.
The people confirmed the details of the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because nothing had been announced by the team.
Rockies fall to Nats, drop into NL West tie with Dodgers
DENVER (AP) — Stephen Strasburg did the Colorado Rockies and their NL West title hopes no favors by shutting them down.
The Washington Nationals may be doing the Rockies a big favor in scratching NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer from his start for the final game.
At this point, Colorado will take all the breaks it can get.
The Rockies dropped into a tie with Los Angeles for the NL West lead with only one game left, routed by Strasburg, Juan Soto and the Nationals 12-2 Saturday night.
Strasburg fans 11, Nationals top Marlins 4-2
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts and Bryce Harper tied a season high with five walks as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Anthony Rendon drove in two runs for the Nationals (77-75), who moved to within 6 ½ games of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, who lost 8-1 to St. Louis.
Strasburg (9-7) pitched six innings and allowed two runs and five hits with two walks. At one point, he struck out six consecutive batters.
Strasburg strikes out 9, Nats beat Phillies 5-1 for sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Aaron Nola can't stop Philadelphia's skid, the Phillies are in trouble.
Stephen Strasburg threw seven impressive innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and the Washington Nationals beat the freefalling Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
"We haven't played good baseball due to a ton of variables," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.
GM Rizzo indicates manager Martinez will be back in 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo indicated during a session with reporters Wednesday that first-year manager Dave Martinez will return next season.
"I haven't considered any other scenario," Rizzo responded when asked if Martinez would be back.
The Nationals, expected to contend for a third straight NL East title, entered Wednesday with a 69-70 record, 7 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the East and eight games back in the wild card.
Strasburg, Wieters lead Nationals past Phillies 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg made all the necessary adjustments.
The right-hander threw six effective innings, Matt Wieters hit a solo homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday night.
Strasburg (7-7) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out five to rebound from a rough start against Philadelphia last week in his return from the disabled list.
Nationals put Hellickson on DL; Strasburg closer to return
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have put Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day disabled list with a right wrist sprain and recalled pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to start against the Miami Marlins.
Washington made the moves before Saturday night's game. The Nationals also recalled pitcher Jimmy Cordero from Syracuse and optioned reliever Trevor Gott to Triple-A.