Max Scherzer is already proving worth the money to the Nationals, pitching into the 8th inning twice in his first three starts.
Max Scherzer and the Nationals took an early lead against Philadelphia, and never looked back.
The Nationals lost Yunel Escobar to a strained groin muscle Friday night, but the infielder doesn't believe the injury is serious.

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Injury Report

4/15C. StammenRight forearm stiffness (on 15-day DL)
3/27E. DavisRecovery from right elbow surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/27C. JanssenRight rotator cuff tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
3/27N. McLouthRight shoulder surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/27A. RendonSprained MCL, left knee (on 15-day DL)
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Nationals - Team News
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer dominated the Phillies on Friday, allowing just one run over eight innings in a... Scherzer cruised for the most part, giving up just four hits to go along with nine strikeouts and no walks. The only run scored on a ground out from Freddy Galvis in the...
Apr 17 10:12PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper clubbed a three-run homer in a win over the Phillies on Friday. Harper also walked twice and scored two runs. The 22-year-old now has three homers on the year, the last two of which have come against Sean O'Sullivan. Harper has been...
Apr 17 10:11PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with two runs scored Friday against the Phillies. All three hits were singles. Desmond has eight hits in 16 at-bats over the past four games, so he's starting to come around with the bat. As for the glove, not so good. He...
Apr 17 10:11PM Read More
Danny Espinosa - 2B
Danny Espinosa hit a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Phillies. It was his second home run of the season. There was a lot of talk about Espinosa giving up switch-hitting, but he has seen really good results from the left side of the...
Apr 17 10:10PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies in the fourth inning with an... Escobar appeared to come up lame while running out a ground ball in his final at-bat and did not take his place in the field defensively. The team should have an update on...
Apr 17 8:19PM Read More
Craig Stammen - R
Craig Stammen will have surgery Sunday to repair a flexor tendon tear. "Bring it on," Stammen said. "I've got another challenge to try to overcome." The Nationals haven't provided a timetable for Stammen's return, but he's...
Apr 17 4:15PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister yielded two runs -- one earned -- and four hits over 6 2/3 innings Thursday in... Fister wasn't at his best tonight, yet he still could have gotten through the outing scoreless with better outfield play. An RBI triple from Freddy Galvis should have been...
Apr 16 9:43PM Read More
Michael Taylor - OF
Michael Taylor homered and walked from the eighth spot in the Nationals' order Thursday. The walk was intentional. Taylor's stint as the Nationals' center fielder, originally expected to extend into May, is just about to end with Denard Span making such a quick...
Apr 16 9:37PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (abdomen) is scheduled to play in at least one more minor league rehab game before... Span is expected to play at least seven innings in the field at Low-A Hagerstown on Thursday. He'll then repeat the process on Friday and if all goes well, manager Matt...
Apr 16 9:11PM Read More
Craig Stammen - R
Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that Craig Stammen (forearm) was diagnosed with a... Williams told reporters that Stammen could miss the rest of the season. It's a tough break for the Nationals, as the 31-year-old has thrown at least 72 2/3 innings in each...
Apr 16 4:25PM Read More
Felipe Rivero - R
Nationals recalled LHP Felipe Rivero from Triple-A Syracuse. Rivero gives the Nats some lefty relief depth. The 23-year-old had struggled in three appearances this season at Syracuse, but Washington needed an extra southpaw to pair...
Apr 16 1:34PM Read More
Taylor Jordan - S
Nationals optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse. Jordan was only up in the majors for a day. He got the boot Thursday to clear a spot for lefty Felipe Rivero.
Apr 16 1:32PM Read More
Felipe Rivero - R
Felipe Rivero will join the Nationals on Thursday. Matt Thornton had been the only left-hander in the Nationals' bullpen, so Rivero will provide some needed depth in that department. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 3.48...
Apr 16 10:47AM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez notched his first win of the year Wednesday despite allowing five runs -- four... Gonzalez wasn't very sharp, walking two Boston batters and yielding six hits, but the Washington offense gave him a ton of cushion to work with. The left-hander did strike...
Apr 15 5:05PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Ian Desmond cranked his first home run of the season Wednesday in the Nationals' defeat of the... It was a third-inning solo shot off Red Sox starter Wade Miley that opened a six-run frame for the visiting Nats. Desmond is off to a somewhat sluggish start in his...
Apr 15 4:54PM Read More
Next Games
4/18vs. Phi10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
4/19vs. Phi10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 MST12:35 EST1:05 VEN21:35 UAE12:35 CT
4/21vs. StL4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
4/22vs. StL4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
4/23vs. StL1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
Last Results
4/17vs. PhiW 7-2
4/16vs. PhiW 5-2
4/15BosW 10-5
4/14BosL 7-8
4/13BosL 4-9
4/12PhiW 4-3
4/11PhiL 2-3
4/10PhiL 1-4
4/9vs. NYML 3-6
4/8vs. NYMW 2-1
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Fri, Apr 17
Final123 456 789 RHE
  W: M. Scherzer (1-1)   L: S. O\'Sullivan (0-1)
  Was HR: B. Harper (3) D. Espinosa (2)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Yunel Escobar11425122011.286
Michael A. Taylor11432123128.279
Ian Desmond11426113014.262
Bryce Harper11409101036.250
Wilson Ramos937392018.243
Ryan Zimmerman1141772128.171

Aaron Barrett101.0005004.270.00
Rafael Martin00-1002.050.00
Craig Stammen00-5004.030.00
Matt Thornton00-4002.000.00
Doug Fister101.00022013.050.69
Max Scherzer11.50033021.2250.83
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