Nationals

The Nationals announced a group of front office changes on Friday afternoon, including the expansion of their baseball research and development department.
Jeremy Guthrie outpitched Tim Hudson, and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.
After two blowout games to begin the World Series, the Giants and Royals now shift to San Francisco all tied up at one game apiece.

Team talk

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    Though he insists he could play, Ryan Zimmerman is behind held out for tonight's game against the Phillies. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 7:05 p.m.
  • 2y
    Bryce Harper was hitting .307 on June 12 when he was asked a clown question in Toronto. Since then, the Nationals rookie has seen his offensive production go way downhill.
  • 2y
    According to Nationals manager Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg's recent struggles are just part of growing up.
  • 2y
    Stephen Strasburg was roughed up by the Phillies during an 8-0 loss Tuesday, perhaps the worst start of the Nationals ace's season.
  • 2y
    Stephen Strasburg on the mound. A depleted and demoralized Phillies club waving the white flag on the season. Might as well just pencil that curly W in the book before this one even gets star... er, maybe not.
  • 2y
    The non-waiver trade deadline has passed as the Nationals opted to stay put with their current roster.
  • 2y
    With less than one hour remaining until MLB's 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Nationals have added a key, veteran bat to their bench ... just not via a trade.

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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
8/10S. Souza Jr.off 15-day DL
8/9J. Werthshoulder (day-to-day)
8/5T. JordanRight elbow soreness (on 60-day DL)
8/2N. McLouthRight shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
7/28J. WerthLeft game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Taylor Jordan - S
Taylor Jordan underwent surgery last month to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Jordan missed the last few months of the season with elbow issues, so it's no surprise that an operation was needed. The good news is that he's expected to be fine for...
Oct 24 5:20PM Read More
Adam LaRoche - 1B
Adam LaRoche said he hopes to re-sign with the Nationals this winter. "If it was up to me, I’m signing a deal with D.C. that puts me there for the rest of my career," he said. LaRoche and the Nationals actually have a mutual $15...
Oct 18 10:04PM Read More
Rafael Soriano - R
The Nationals are expected to decline Rafael Soriano's $14 million option for 2015. They probably would have picked it up if they had to make the call at the All-Star break, but Soriano made the decision to cut him loose easy after a disastrous second half....
Oct 17 11:36AM Read More
Greg Dobbs - 1B
Greg Dobbs has elected free agency. The veteran infielder refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Syracuse and will instead explore opportunities elsewhere. In 41 at-bats between the Nationals and Marlins...
Oct 12 8:17PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - OF
Ryan Zimmerman acknowledged Thursday that his right hamstring was "hurt enough not to... Zimmerman appeared as a pinch-hitter in all four games of the series, but he did not make a start. "I think if it was good enough, I would have played," said the...
Oct 9 1:36PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez lasted just four innings in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 loss to the Giants, allowing two... It was an odd night for Gonzalez, as he pitched well for the most part other than a weird second inning. In that frame, Gonzalez didn't allow any hard-hit balls, but he made...
Oct 8 12:53AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper came up big again Tuesday but it wasn't enough, as he doubled in a run and hit a... Harper doubled in Ian Desmond in the fifth inning to cut the Giants' lead to one and he again took Hunter Strickland deep in the seventh with a blast into McCovey Cove to...
Oct 8 12:35AM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Nationals manager Matt Williams wouldn't name a potential NLDS Game 5 starter when asked on... However, Jordan Zimmermann threw a bullpen session Tuesday, something he normally does two days before a start. Williams also noted that Strasburg is available in relief for...
Oct 7 6:54PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - OF
Ryan Zimmerman is again absent from the Nationals' lineup Monday for Game 4 of the NLDS versus... It's pretty apparent by now that Zimmerman's hamstring isn't close to 100 percent health. He hasn't started a single game in this best-of-five. The full Nats lineup for...
Oct 7 4:53PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister allowed just four singles, three walks and no runs in Monday's 4-1 NLDS Game 3... Fister was a little shaky early on, loading the bases in the second inning before getting out of it by striking out Madison Bumgarner. He really settled in, though, yielding...
Oct 6 8:33PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen allowed a run but eventually finished off the Giants in Monday's NLDS Game 3... After blowing the save in Game 2, Storen surely got Nationals fans' blood boiling by yielding a broken-bat single to Pablo Sandoval and then a double to Hunter Pence to...
Oct 6 8:26PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper had a long solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's victory over the... The game was scoreless after six innings, but Ian Desmond and Harper came around to score in the seventh on a throwing error by Madison Bumgarner. The Nats added another run...
Oct 6 8:11PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - OF
Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday versus... There had been some thought that the Nats might try Zimmerman at first base or in left field against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but it's not happening. Here's...
Oct 6 1:49PM Read More
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out of Game 2 of the National League Division Series versus the... Cabrera was very unhappy with the called third strike and slammed down his bat in anger. He was 1-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts before being tossed from the game in...
Oct 4 9:10PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged Saturday that Ian Desmond's wife is due to have a... In the event that Desmond is forced to miss a game, the team certainly has options, as they can shift Asdrubal Cabrera to shortstop and insert Danny Espinosa or Ryan...
Oct 4 2:28PM Read More
Last Results
DateOppFinal
10/7SFL 2-3
10/6SFW 4-1
10/4vs. SFL 1-2
10/3vs. SFL 2-3
9/28vs. MiaW 1-0
9/27vs. MiaW 5-1
9/26vs. MiaL 7-15
9/26vs. MiaW 4-0
9/25vs. NYMW 3-0
9/25vs. NYML 4-7
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Scoreboard

Tue, Oct 7
Final123 456 789 RHE
Washington000010100241
San Francisco02000010x390
  W: H. Strickland (1-0)   L: M. Thornton (0-1)   S: S. Casilla (2)
  Was HR: B. Harper (3)
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Final Boxscore
Giants win series 3-1
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Denard Span14761094184398537.302
Jayson Werth147534851563711682.292
Anthony Rendon1536131111763962183.287
Adam LaRoche140494731281902692.259
Ian Desmond154593731512632491.255
Asdrubal Cabrera146553741333141461.241

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
Ryan Mattheus00-7008.241.04
Drew Storen21.6676501156.1461.12
Matt Thornton13.250640036.0281.75
Tyler Clippard74.636750170.1822.18
Doug Fister166.72725250164.0982.41
Blake Treinen23.400157050.2302.49
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