WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Strasburg Injured in Nats’ 9-3 Win Over SF

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.


Clint Robinson #25 of the Washington Nationals hits a two- run home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.  The Nationals won 2-1.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Robinson’s Homer Lifts Nats Past Giants 2-1

Clint Robinson has been taking advantage of the one chance he wanted.


Dan Uggla #26 of the Washington Nationals singles in the seventh inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 28, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nationals won 3-2. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Phillies Beat Nationals 8-5 for Doubleheader Split

The Philadelphia Phillies stopped Washington’s eight-game winning streak with an 8-5 victory over the Nationals in the second half of a doubleheader on Sunday.


Stephen Strasburg  throws a pitch in the fifth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Strasburg Pitches Nationals Over Phillies 3-2 in 1st of 2

Stephen Strasburg is happy to be back healthy and pitching well again.


Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Scherzer Takes Perfect Game Into 6th, Nats Beat Phils 5-2

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit.



Harper, Rendon Out of Nats Lineup Against Braves

Nationals star right fielder Bryce Harper is out of Thursday’s lineup a day after suffering what he termed a leg cramp.



Harper Back in Lineup Saturday After Leg Injury

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is back in Washington’s lineup on Saturday, two days after suffering a mild left-hamstring strain.


Starting pitcher Joe Ross #41 of the Washington Nationals works the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals End Pirates’ 8-Game Win Streak With 4-1 Victory

The Washington Nationals used a collective effort to win without Bryce Harper.


Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Scherzer Throws 1-Hitter and Fans 16, Nationals Beat Brewers

Max Scherzer struck out a team-record 16 and threw a one-hitter while pitching the Washington Nationals over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0.


Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Ian Desmond #20 after hitting a two run homer in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 13, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Wilson Ramos; Ian Desmond

Struggling Nationals Beat Brewers 7-2

Bryce Harper says taking a 95 mph fastball off his left knee was no fun. Everything else about the Washington Nationals’ performance Saturday gave him a reason to smile.