Category: ‘NL East’

With injuries piling up, will the Nationals need to change their deadline strategy?
July 24th, 2017 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** The services of Nationals trainer Paul Lessard, center, walking off the field with relief pitcher Enny Romero after an injury Arizona, have been called upon more frequently than usual of late. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press) Until this weekend, when the rest of Stephen Strasburg's season suddenly felt endangered and another Nationals outfielder...

Nationals vs. Mets series preview: A clash of division rivals in New York
June 15th, 2017 at 7:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Will Matt Albers become the Nationals' de facto closer? (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) While the Washington Nationals were busy going 2-5 on their recent homestand, which concluded with a 13-2 loss to the Braves on Wednesday, the Mets were winning and making up some ground in the National League...

Scherzer: Nationals Not Getting Complacent Despite NL East Lead
June 9th, 2017 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Only 59 games into their 2017 season, the Nationals already have an 11.5-game lead over the Braves, a substantial gap between themselves and the second-best team in the NL East. Even more mind-boggling, the Nats, after winning 13 of their last 17 games, are on a blistering 104-win...

Nationals Reach New Early-Season Milestone
May 19th, 2017 at 9:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? The Nationals crossed a new milestone this week, though you may not have noticed. Never before in team history have the Nationals held a nine-game division lead so early in the season, as they did heading into Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh, a feat that's somewhat extraordinary to accomplish...

With Bryce Harper’s status ‘day-to-day,’ the Nationals head to Philadelphia
May 5th, 2017 at 6:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** The last time the Nationals and Phillies faced off, Bryce Harper crushed a walk-off home run. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) After a brief stint playing outside the National League East, the Washington Nationals return to divisional play with a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies...