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  • Baker won't return as Nationals manager
    Dusty Baker will not return as the Nationals' manager in 2018, the club announced Friday afternoon, a stunning development after Baker's two successful seasons at the helm.
  • Murphy has microfracture surgery on right knee
    Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery Friday to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee. The club announced the debridement and microfracture surgery was performed successfully by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, an orthopedic surgeon in Ohio.
  • Nats' campaign filled with accomplishments
    There was a lot to be proud of for these Nationals in one of the most exciting seasons in franchise history. Here are some of those good memories from the 2017 season.
  • #AwardWorthy: Vote for Harper, Rendon
    Vote for Bryce Harper (Personality of the Year) and Anthony Rendon (Best Performance) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
  • Johnson shows leadoff skills in AFL victory
    Daniel Johnson has made a habit of going from getting overlooked to grabbing a starring role. The Arizona Fall League is giving him yet another chance to do so.
  • Nationals can't stop Cubs, see season end
    And then there were four. The Cubs rallied against the Nationals and Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series.
  • Fifth inning of NLDS Game 5 is 'bizarro world'
    In the solemn Nationals clubhouse and amid the rowdy celebration taking place on the other side of Nationals Park, everyone tried to find the right words to describe the pivotal fifth inning of the Cubs' 9-8 victory, which clinched their third straight trip to the National League Championship Series.
  • Nats' 2017 ride ends in 4th NLDS heartbreak
    The clubhouse had been prepared for a celebration. Instead, the Nationals sat inside trying to make sense of it all, how such a promising season could end so abruptly once again.
  • Werth in disbelief after possible Nats farewell
    As he tried to make sense of it all, with tears forming in his eyes, Jayson Werth kept coming back to one phrase. "I can't believe we lost that game," he repeated after the Nationals' heartbreaking 9-8 loss to the Cubs on Thursday in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.
  • Turning point: Montgomery holds Zimmerman
    There was a play in the midst of the wackiness of Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile that's almost certainly going to be lost to history in the Cubs' dramatic victory to advance to the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World.
  • Nats left waiting for next year after '17 exit
    Another first-round loss meant another long winter of what-ifs for the Nationals, a team that appeared as well-rounded as it's ever been to make it over that previously unattainable hump.
  • Nats reflect on 'missed opportunity' in NLDS
    As the Nationals dealt with another painful early exit from the postseason, it was seemingly difficult for them to pinpoint exactly why they were not able to fulfill their mission and expectation to dethrone the defending World Series champions and finally experience the thrill of advancing to the National League Championship Series.
  • Wieters' first career bunt hit a thing of beauty
    Wieters' first career bunt hit a thing of beauty
  • Nats tip caps to Cubs after falling in NLDS
    In one of the most erratic roller-coaster rides of a game many of the Nationals said they had ever experienced, Washington fell to the Chicago Cubs, 9-8, in a pivotal National League Division Series Game 5 contest Thursday night.
  • 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.
  • DYK? Facts, figures from wild NLDS Game 5
    It was long, grueling, dramatic and historic. When the dust settled at Nationals Park late Thursday night -- technically in the early hours of Friday morning on the East Coast -- the Cubs had outlasted the Nationals, 9-8, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.
  • Murphy makes Charades-like signs to dugout
    Murphy makes Charades-like signs to dugout
  • Best moments of the first 4 games of the NLDS
    Best moments of the first 4 games of the NLDS
  • Doctor October! Sick Strasburg cures Nats
    The Nationals extended their season to a winner-take-all deciding game in the National League Division Series with a 5-0 win over the Cubs in Game 4 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Game 5 of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile will be played at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday night.
  • Flu the coop: Stras leads shutout of Cubs
    Twice before he had been prevented from pitching in the postseason -- due to an innings restriction in 2012 and an injury in '16 -- and yet here was Stephen Strasburg, nearly unable to pitch in a playoff game when his team needed him most. His name had become a punching bag for the past 24 hours as he caught criticism for the perception that he was not tough enough to pitch when he was sick.
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