Potomac Nationals to Play Rare Tripleheader

WASHINGTON — The Potomac Nationals and Lynchburg Hillcats, respective Class-A Advanced affiliates for the Nationals and Indians, will make history Wednesday by playing a tripleheader. Tormented by thunderstorms in Lynchburg, the teams were scheduled to play a traditional three-game series over three days. After Monday’s game was suspended in the fifth inning due to rain, a doubleheader...
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nationals minor league affiliate to play rare tripleheader

Here's something you don't see every day. The Single-A Potomac Nationals, an affilliate of the Washington Nationals, will play three games on Wednesday in a
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker’s son will intern at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

KANSAS CITY — Once the school year ends, Dusty Baker’s 17-year-old son, Darren, will join his dad in D.C. Darren, best remembered as the little bat boy whom J.T. Snow picked up and carried away from home plate in the midst of a play during the 2002 World Series, loves baseball. He is a junior infielder at […]
Via Nationals Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bryce Harper signs historic Under Armour deal

Bryce Harper just got paid. Not by the Washington Nationals but by Under Armour. The reigning NL MVP reportedly signed a 10-year extension with the sports apparel giant that is believed to be the largest endorsement deal in history for a baseball player, a source told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. The deal was announced Tuesday by Under Armour. Harper shared the news via his Instagram...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Revere goes five innings for Syracuse, still trending toward Thursday return - Byron Kerr

Center fielder Ben Revere, on a minor league rehabilitation assignment with a strained right oblique, played five innings in Triple-A Syracuse's 1-0 win over Rochester on Monday, going 0-for-3. On defense, he caught a pair of flyouts in the second inning and one in the third. He squeezed a flyout ... Read More
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways from the Nationals/Cardinals Series

Washington did not enter the St. Louis series on a high note. The offense hadn’t plated a run in 20-ish innings and the club had just been swept by the rebuilding Phillies (although, in fairness to Philadelphia, that club looks an awful lot better than many expected them to be). The Nationals’ struggles at Busch are well documented: prior to this sweep, the club was 6-24...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the Nationals?

After Monday’s victory over the Royals, optimism about the Nats seemingly reached a season high, at least among fans. The Nats are 4-0 to kick off a 10-game road trip many would have been happy to finish 4-6. At 18-7, they are on pace to win 117 games, which would break the MLB record of 116 set by the 2001 Mariners and the 1906 Cubs. That exact winning percentage seems a little...
Via The Nats Blog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez, Nationals blank Royals 2-0 to win 4th straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Gio Gonzalez and the Washington bullpen combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy drove in first-inning runs and the Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night. Gonzalez (2-1) scattered four hits and a pair of walks over six innings in his latest smooth start. He's only allowed four earned runs combined in his first five outings...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Minor League Stat Leaders (5/2)

As we do every year, normally on a weekly basis, we will update our readers on the current statistical leaders in the Washington Nationals minor league system. Of the minor league teams, Syracuse Chiefs (AAA), Harrisburg Senators (AA), Potomac Nationals (A), and Hagerstown Suns (A) all have started their 2016 seasons. The lower system affiliates, Auburn Doubledays (Low A) and GCL...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marty Niland: Nationals pitchers showing no need for DH role - Nationals Buzz

When the Nationals visit the Kansas City Royals tonight, manager Dusty Baker will pencil a designated hitter into his lineup for the first time this season. But even playing in an American League park, Baker might actually think twice before he doing so. Most Nationals fans could sense that Joe ... Read More
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revere plays seven innings for Syracuse, steals a base - Byron Kerr

Ben Revere returned to the Syracuse lineup Sunday, playing seven innings in center field, as the Chiefs dropped Pawtucket 5-4 in 10 innings. Revere grounded out to shortstop, reached on a fielder's choice and grounded out to the pitcher in three at-bats. In the third inning, he reached on a ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jayson Werth gave a signed bat to a little girl in a Cardinals jersey

Jayson Werth’s generosity extends as far as his brown locks. After going 2 for 3 with four RBI and a three-run home run on Saturday in St. Louis, the veteran outfielder handed a signed bat to a young Cardinals fan he communicated with throughout the Nationals’ 6-1 win. In a postgame interview, Werth told MASN reporter Dan Kolko why […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals beat Cardinals 6-1 to complete weekend sweep

ST. LOUIS -- Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to beat his hometown team for the first time, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday.Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning, providing the power for Washington on a day when NL MVP Bryce Harper struck out all four...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael A. Taylor, Ryan Zimmerman off in Sunday’s lineup

ST. LOUIS — As the Nationals look to sweep the Cardinals, Manager Dusty Baker gave Ryan Zimmerman and Michael A. Taylor days off Sunday. Matt den Dekker will start in center field and lead off instead, and Clint Robinson will start at first base. Zimmerman had played eight straight games. This will be his fifth day […]
Via Nationals Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg’s Hot Streak Continues, Nats Top Cards

ST. LOUIS — Stephen Strasburg struck out nine including seven of eight in one stretch and the Washington Nationals got home runs from Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa in a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Taylor’s second leadoff homer of the year ended a 22-inning scoreless drought for the Nationals. Espinosa’s first of the season was a two-run shot...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper looks back at career on four-year anniversary of debut

A 19-year-old Bryce Harper made his MLB debut for the Washington Nationals four years ago to the day on Thursday. To help mark the anniversary, the reigning NL MVP took some time to reflect upon his rapid rise to becoming arguably the best player in baseball. While many experts and pundits projected very big things for Harper ever since he was touted as baseball’s “Next Big...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals pitcher's daughter fills out lineup card for Take Your Kid To Work Day

In honor of Take Your Kid To Work Day, the Washington Nationals let Tanner Roark's daughter, Madison, fill out the lineup card with her dad on the mound. She did a solid job, specifically with regards to making it look like a Drake album cover -- because obviously that's what she was going for. Hats off to Madison for getting the spelling right on Ryan Zimmerman and Danny Espinosa...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper will play in 2017 WBC … on one condition

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper arguably is the best player in baseball at the moment, so it obviously would be a major coup if those in charge of the U.S. team could convince him to play in next year’s World Baseball Classic. Harper recently indicated he’d love to play for his country in the upcoming global tournament, but only under one condition: The team has...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals’ Hot Start Has Had Some Help

I feel like I just wrote this recently somewhere, but I guess I’ll write it again. In baseball, people don’t pay too much attention to strength of schedule. In part this is because numbers aren’t easy to come by. In probably larger part, this is because strengths tend to mostly even out. That’s true over full seasons, for sure, but there’s no reason it should be true over...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Name That Pitcher: Present Rich Hill or Peak Max Scherzer?

As I begin writing this post, the three most-searched names in the FanGraphs search bar are Jake Arrieta, Rich Hill, and Clayton Kershaw, or, the three greatest pitchers in baseball. I kid. Mostly. Hill faced a righty-heavy Tigers lineup in Detroit last night and threw seven shutout innings while striking out eight, walking none, and allowing just four hits. It’s the kind of start...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

That Day Tanner Roark Was Out of His Mind

About eight years ago, Tanner Roark was pitching in the independent Frontier League after his college team released him. He had an ERA greater than 20.00 in three games. Then the Rangers drafted him, traded him to the Nationals, and he switched to throwing only two-seamers as his main fastball. A few years later, he put up a three-win, 198-inning season, and now — after largely unsuccessfu...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heisley's homer ends 16 inning Nats-Twins game

Bryce Harper got the day off for the Washington Nationals… until the bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing 4-3, Nationals manager Dusty Baker (obviously) had Harper pinch-hit, and to the surprise of no one, Harper came through with a game-tying homer (and MLB-leading ninth homer): Harper was then replaced by Chris Heisey on defense for the top of the 10th inning, leaving the...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Perez two-out bunt helps tie game (VIDEO)

It’s not ideal for a team to send up a relief pitcher to the plate down by a run and down to the last out. But when you’ve run out of position players in the 15th inning, desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter lefty Oliver Perez, with his Nationals behind 5-4 to visiting Minnesota. Danny Espinosa stole second early in the at-bat — hoping Perez (and his .158 career...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals selling ‘Make baseball fun again’ merchandise

Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper has been spotted wearing apparel saying “Make baseball fun again.” Now his team is following suit. The Washington Nationals are selling merchandise with the slogan prominently featured. Get ‘em while they’re hot. Available at the #Nats Team Store.#MakeBaseballFunAgain — Washington Nationals...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Most exciting games of the 2016 NBA playoffs so far

Five bizarre moments in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

A Round-By-Round Look At the NFL Draft

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker