The Washington Nationals had their best hitter at the plate in a big spot. It just didn’t work out.
Ian Desmond is doing his best to put a miserable first half behind him.
Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning.
Max Scherzer (10-8) gave up one run in six innings as the Nationals fell to the Dodgers 5-0.
Clayton Kershaw injected some normalcy into what had been a strange 24 hours at Nationals Park.
Pinch-hitter Matt den Dekker lined a two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Saturday.
Bryce Harper got Washington started with his 26th home run, and Danny Espinoza subsequently added a three-run shot to propel the Nationals to a 7-4 victory Saturday night.
With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should’ve shown more restraint.
The Washington Nationals have put pitcher Stephen Strasburg back on the 15-day disabled list, this time with a strained left oblique.
Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.