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  • Scherzer fans 9, outduels Kershaw in LA
    Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a matchup between three-time Cy Young Award winners, with Bryce Harper leading a two-run first inning to give the Nationals' ace a lead he would not relinquish. Scherzer held the Dodgers to one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings, while Kershaw went seven, allowing four runs on nine hits.
  • Nats' aggressive approach sets the tone
    The Nationals entered Friday night's marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer and helped give them an early edge in a 5-2 victory.
  • Fedde among top prospect performers
    Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde was among top prospect performers on Friday.
  • Strasburg looks to lock up series victory
    On the heels of Max Scherzer's gem in the series opener, the Nationals will send their second ace to the mound when Stephen Strasburg takes on the Dodgers tonight at 9:10 ET. Strasburg has 26 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings to start the season. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the opposing pitcher for Los Angeles.
  • Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob
    Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob
  • Torres joins bullpen as Cole exposed to waivers
    Less than a month ago, the Nationals named A.J. Cole their fifth starter entering the season, hopeful he could continue his progress from the end of 2017. Instead, Cole's progress reverted through a rocky first four appearances.
  • NL East: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thursday.
  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Zimmerman breaks through with 2 HRs, triple
    Ryan Zimmerman's batting average has looked rather small to the naked eye in these early days of the season, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez has raved about how well his primary cleanup hitter has been swinging. In the first inning of Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field, there was really something to rave about.
  • Trea Turner shoots up new speed leaderboard
    When we first introduced "Sprint Speed" last year, it was the first time directly measured data on the top speed of runners was available. Byron Buxton and Billy Hamilton were at the top, well ahead of the league average. The main surprise was that Trea Turner wasn't at the top with Buxton and Hamilton.
  • Murphy starts playing in extended spring games
    Nats manager Dave Martinez said before Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field that second baseman Daniel Murphy has begun playing extended spring training games in West Palm Beach, Fla., in his comeback from microfracture surgery on his right knee in October.
  • Nats settle for series win after Mets rally late
    The two-time defending National League East champs were staggering. The Nationals got swept out of their own home by the Mets on the way to dropping seven of 10 on their first homestand and falling two games under .500. But they had dominated the Mets at Citi Field for years and responded by winning the first two games in the rematch in Queens. The Nats, though, couldn't finish the job on Wednesday night.
  • Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch
    Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch
  • Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player
    Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player
  • Living for the Citi: Gio's Queens run continues
    Gio Gonzalez improved to 11-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his career at Citi Field, working 5 1/3 innings for the win. The bullpen pitched in with 3 2/3 scoreless frames to help the Nats earn a 5-2 victory, pulling them even at 9-9 and within four games of the Mets. New York finished 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position despite a solid second start from Zack Wheeler.
  • Nats put Goodwin on DL, recall Stevenson
    The Nationals placed Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Monday. Let's just say the outfielder plans on returning the moment his time on the list is up.
  • Farmhands toss combined no-no for Syracuse
    History repeated itself nearly 18 years later as the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, completed a team no-hitter against the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Nats rally for 6 runs in 8th to crack Mets
    The Nationals overcame a dominant, 12-strikeout performance from Jacob deGrom, using a six-run eighth inning to rally from five runs down and beat the Mets at Citi Field. Bryce Harper, who broke his bat on his MLB-leading eighth home run in the first inning, started the comeback with a two-run single.
  • Soto among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
  • Harper's MLB-high 8th HR a broken-bat stunner
    File this homer under the category of "amazing," even for Bryce Harper.
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