Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 06: Pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a home run to Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 7-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Not So Niese

Doug Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also connected as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1 Wednesday night.


WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets works the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Wheeler Wins Again as Mets Beat Nationals 6-1

Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy’s two-run single helped the New York Mets beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 6-1 Tuesday.


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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]


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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.


PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals follows through on a seventh inning run scoring sacrifice fly against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 12, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Mets 7-2.

Can The Nationals’ Anthony Rendon Overcome Growing Pains?

Anthony Rendon has settled in at second base for the Nationals. But his job isn’t safe yet.


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Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets talks with Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after they collide in the first inning at Nationals Park on September 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Late Rally Gets Nationals Past Mets

Jayson Werth’s two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night.


WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: Eric Young Jr. #22 of the New York Mets celebrates with Josh Satin #13 after scoring in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. New York won the game 11-3. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mets Get 17 Hits To Back Wheeler Routing Nats 11-3

Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets piled up a season-high 17 hits in routing the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Saturday night.


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Denard Span #2 after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the New York Mets during a game at Nationals Park on July 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Harper, Desmond, Span Homer, Nationals Beat Mets

Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Denard Span all homered, powering the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets on Saturday.