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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after being thrown out at second base in the 3rd inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper Benched for ‘Lack of Hustle’ in Nationals 4-3 Loss

Bryce Harper was benched for “lack of hustle” in the Nationals 4-3 home loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, a decision which manager Matt Williams made for the young slugger’s failure “inability to run 90 feet,” he said after the game.

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Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Nationals home opener at Nationals Park on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Perplexed by Nats-Braves Matchup

“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.

04/16/2014

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals throws out Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on September 25, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 4-1 to sweep the Nationals. (Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Matt Williams: Ryan Zimmerman’s ‘Got an Arthritic Shoulder’

Nationals manager Matt Williams revealed a new detail about Ryan Zimmerman’s ongoing shoulder issues at 106.7 The Fan’s “Chalk Talk”: “Ryan’s got an arthritic shoulder.”

04/08/2014

28 Jul 1996: Outfielder Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammate Matt Williams (right) as he crosses home plate following a home run during the Giants 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Stringer/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Doesn’t Think Barry Bonds Will ‘Even Be Considered’ for Hall of Fame

Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked whether his former teammate, Barry Bonds, will ever be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His response: “I don’t think it’s gonna happen.”

04/08/2014

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Chalk Talk Notes: Matt Williams Speaks Candidly to Nats Fans

Nationals manager Matt Williams spoke candidly in front of fans, for 106.7 The Fan’s “Chalk Talk” on Monday. Here are some news and notes from the evening.

04/07/2014

John Wall and Bradley Beal celebrate the Washington Wizards clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 after beating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

A Wild Couple Of Days In D.C. Sports

We’re used to craziness in D.C. sports, but the events that took place from Monday afternoon until Wednesday last night were pretty incredible.

04/03/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals celebrates at the top of the dugout with coach Randy Knorr #53 after hitting a two-run home run, his second home run of the game, against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Randy Knorr Used Golf & Beer to Cope with Not Getting Nats Manager Job

Nats bench coach Randy Knorr told the Junkies how he reacted to hearing Matt Williams had been hired as manager, over him: “I called a couple buddies of mine and said, ‘Hey, meet me at the golf course. We’re gonna get drunk!’”

04/01/2014

Stephen Strasburg pitches on opening day 2013. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nats Turning To Strasburg For Fast Start Against Mets

Last season started so perfectly for the Washington Nationals. This season they’re hoping for the same — but with a different finish to the year.

03/31/2014

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This Could Be Year That Nats Don’t Go Bust

The Nats are just too talented not to reach postseason. And in baseball, over 162 games, talent is almost always decisive.

03/28/2014

Taylor Jordan (credit: Patrick McDermott)

Taylor Jordan States His Case

Taylor Jordan made his case to manager Matt Williams in the battle for the fifth starter spot in the Nationals rotation.

03/25/2014

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