Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even a loss on the first day of October could not stop them from clinching the NL East.
Forget Stephen Strasburg and Jayson Werth. The Washington Nationals’ true MVP this year may be Ryan Zimmerman.
The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pinch hitter Corey Brown’s single drove in Ian Desmond with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
David Freese homered, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a wild, 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have held court over the National League East for the last two months. But with 1/3 of the season left to play, they’ll share an equally easy schedule with Atlanta, just three games behind, which should set the stage for a huge series when the two teams meet again in late August.
The Washington Nationals activated Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals, who put outfielder Jayson Werth on the DL.
The Washington Nationals say outfielder Jayson Werth had surgery on his broken left wrist and will miss more than six weeks.
Jayson Werth’s bases-loaded single with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night gave the Washington Nationals their fourth consecutive victory, a 2-1 comeback against the Cincinnati Reds.