Washington Nationals

Shut down by the Nationals in September 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg was not allowed to pitch in those playoffs — a decision debated around baseball. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Strasburg Set For Playoff Debut, 2 Years After Shutdown

WASHINGTON — About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve […]

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Nationals Give Away Playoff Tickets With Gnome Scavenger Hunt

The Nationals have hidden nearly 100 Jayson Werth gnomes around the District, Maryland and Virginia, and six of them are autographed by the man himself.

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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals in September, three months after June. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

CJ Nitkowski Has a Postseason Hot Take: ‘Is Stephen Strasburg a Legitimate No. 1?’

With the Nationals set to begin postseason play Friday, former MLB pitcher CJ Nitkowski points to a bad Stephen Strasburg outing in June while wondering, is he a “legitimate number one?”

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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates while scoring the winning run in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park on Aug. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Nats Fever: It’s Time to Chase a Pennant

For the rest of your life, Washington D.C. may never have a better baseball team than it does now. Let that soak in for a minute.


Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals congratulates Bryce Harper #34 on teams win after a  baseball game against the Miami Marlins on September 27, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Nationals won 5-1.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper: ‘Our Lineup is So Deep This Year that it’s Kind of Scary’

Bryce Harper says the Nationals are “ready to get this thing going” ahead of their 2014 MLB playoff run. “Our lineup is so deep this year that it’s kind of scary.”


Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals looks on before batting against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Nationals Park on Aug. 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

MLB Postseason Schedules for Nationals and Orioles

Both the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles will have to wait until later this week to learn the date, time and opponent for their Divisional Round matchup in the Major League Baseball postseason.


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Olbermann Predicts Nationals to ‘Blow Through’ Postseason, Win World Series

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann predicts the Washington Nationals will “blow through” the postseason en route to their first-ever World Series championship.


Drew Storen was the Nationals' primary seventh-inning reliever until early September, when he replaced the struggling Rafael Soriano as the closer and thrived. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats’ Storen, Orioles’ Jones Get 2nd Chance in Postseason

Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.


Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his no-hitter with Steven Souza Jr. #21 who caught the last out after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on September 28, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 1-0. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Steven Souza: ‘I Would Have Broken My Neck’ to Catch that Ball for Zimmermann

Steven Souza Jr., who laid out to catch the final out which sealed Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter, said “I would have broken my neck and laid on the ground if I had to to catch that ball for him.”


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Metro Extending Service Hours During Nats Post-Season

Metro announced Monday it is partnering with American University to provide late-night Metrorail service from Navy Yard-Ballpark Station for fans attending post-season Nats games.




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