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Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals stands on the mound after giving up a home run to Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing the Phillies to tie the game in the ninth inning of an eventual 9-8 Phillies win in extra innings at Nationals Park on September 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nats Fall to Phillies 9-8 in 11

Rafael Soriano stood with hands on hips as the ball landed beyond the right-field fence. Game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth. Another blown save. Booed off the field. An ERA of 6.98 since the All-Star break. A closer whose job, according to the manager, is now firmly in jeopardy.

09/06/2014

Rafael Soriano #29 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners during MLB action at Safeco Field on August 30, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Nationals defeated the Mariners 3-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Matt Williams: Rafael Soriano Still Has ‘Plenty of Rope’ as Nationals Closer

Rafael Soriano still has “plenty of rope” as the Nationals closer, even after earning his sixth blown save, says manager Matt Williams.

09/05/2014

Asdrubal Cabrera #3 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the 14th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dave Jageler Gets First Game-Winning Nats Call Since June 24 (Listen)

Play-by-play announcer Dave Jageler got to make his first game-winning radio call since June 24 in the Nationals 14th-inning 8-5 victory over the Dodgers Wednesday night. Listen here.

09/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Pinch hitter Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two run home run to tie the game in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LaRoche Delivers Late, Nats Top Dodgers 8-5 in 14

Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and later a go-ahead grounder in the 14th that sent the Washington Nationals to a wild 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

09/03/2014

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Nationals Bats Cooled Off by Kershaw in 4-1 Loss

The Washington Nationals entered Tuesday’s game as one of baseball’s hottest-hitting teams.

09/03/2014

Manager Matt Williams of the Washington Nationals works in the dugout during his team's 10-4 loss to the Phildelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Kevin Frandsen on Nationals Manager Matt Williams: ‘Watch Out for the Scowls’

As a bench player, Kevin Frandsen gets a good look out everyone’s routines in the Nationals dugout, and warns you gotta watch out for Matt Williams various scowls.

09/02/2014

Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals and Rafael Soriano #29 celebrate a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Rafael Soriano Pays for Personal Massage Therapist to Travel on Nationals Road Trips

We already knew Nationals closer Rafael Soriano has a personal massage therapist, but Monday night we learned he pays for to have those massages travel with him and the club.

09/02/2014

Gio Gonzalez celebrates his run with Jayson Werth to take a 6-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on September 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Homer-Happy Nationals Beat Dodgers 6-4

Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.

09/02/2014

Pitcher Aaron Barrett #30 of the Washington Nationals waits to take the field to warm up prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 2, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Barrett, Cedeno, Leon, Moore, Treinen Rejoin Nationals Roster as September Call-ups

September call-ups have been announced, with the Nationals announcing the return of Aaron Barrett, Xavier Cedeno, Sandy Leon, Tyler Moore and Blake Treinen to the lineup.

09/01/2014

Bryce Harper rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 31, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Harper Homers Twice in Nationals’ Loss at Seattle

Bryce Harper’s progress from his hand injury helped ease the sting of the Washington Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

09/01/2014

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