Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.
Rafael Soriano blew his fifth save of the season for the Nationals Sunday night, and Cal Ripken Jr. says the answer to the increasing liability he presents may be to “back him off” of the closer role a bit.
With the Nationals securing the National League’s best record, for the time being, here’s a layman’s guide to what fans can expect in the team’s final 40 games.
Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston’s sacrifice fly with one out in the 11th inning scored Jayson Werth to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night and complete a three-game sweep.
Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was speaking after Friday night’s game when his phone rang, the music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” interrupting the interview session.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field.
A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals’ mental and physical strength.
Stephen Strasburg can’t explain why he has struggled on the road this season.
A day after speculation ran amok of Bryce Harper possibly being demoted, he walked off the Nats with a two-run extra-innings homer to give the Nats the 5-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Nationals manager Matt Williams lashed out at reporters Wednesday after being asked if he was considering sending slumping Bryce Harper to the minor leagues.