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Nationals vs. Reds series preview: Nats begin brutal stretch of 17 games in 17 days
June 23rd, 2017 at 7:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Ross will get a chance to bounce back this weekend against the Reds. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) After their first day off in three weeks, the Washington Nationals begin their final push before the all-star break with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds that opens a stretch of 17...

Thursday mailbag: Who is untouchable if the Nationals look to deal for relief help?
June 22nd, 2017 at 2:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The sample size is too small to really judge Trea Turner's performance in the majors. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today) Welcome to another installment of our off-day mailbag. Since the Nationals just played 20 games in 20 days, it's been a while. Not much has changed since we last spoke, so below,...

Washington Nationals: The greatness of Max Scherzer
June 22nd, 2017 at 2:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is no denying that Max Scherzer is one of the Washington Nationals' best players. On June 21, Scherzer was on his way to his third no-hitter of his career. Unfortunately, a late inning mistake would cost him the no-hitter and the game. He allowed two runs in the...

Washington Nationals: Stephen Drew has delivered since returning from injury
June 22nd, 2017 at 11:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** When Washington Nationals' infielder Stephen Drew landed on the disabled list on April 12 with a right hamstring strain, I'm sure the number of 'Nats fans who pushed the panic button was low. The veteran Drew was batting just .222 through the first nine games of his second season...

Nationals’ Brian Goodwin is capitalizing on his chance to play every day
June 22nd, 2017 at 6:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Goodwin has hit his four career home runs in June. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) In late April, when the Nationals needed an outfielder to replace the injured Adam Eaton, the club looked to its Class AAA affiliate and bypassed Brian Goodwin. Instead, the Nationals plucked Rafael Bautista from...