Wilson Ramos had been struggling, but he came up big in the Nationals' win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Thanks to some late-inning heroics vs. the Diamondbacks, the Nats ended their four-game losing streak to keep pace with the Mets in the NL East.
Woo! Jonathan Papelbon made quite the impression on Monday night when he debuted at Nationals Park along with his Ric Flair intro song.

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Injury Report

7/12D. CarpenterRight shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/7D. SpanBack tightness (on 15-day DL)
7/5S. StrasburgLeft oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25A. Rendonoff 15-day DL
6/18B. HarperStrained left hamstring (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Jonathan Papelbon - R
Jonathan Papelbon escaped by the skin of his teeth with his 19th save in Tuesday's 5-4 win... Papelbon allowed a leadoff single to Jake Lamb, who advanced to second base on a deep Jarrod Saltalamacchia fly out. Welington Castillo ground out, pushing Lamb to third...
Aug 4 11:03PM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer gave up three runs in six innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the... All three runs scored in the fourth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single and Chris Owings hit a two-run double. They were two of four hits Scherzer allowed...
Aug 4 10:57PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Nationals eked out a win... Escobar led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo blast against Patrick Corbin. It's his second homer in his last three games and he's now on a five-game hitting...
Aug 4 10:55PM Read More
Wilson Ramos - C
Wilson Ramos hit a tie-breaking two-run single in the eighth inning, proving crucial in... Ramos broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning when he plated two runs against reliever David Hernandez. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening. The catcher hasn't been...
Aug 4 10:53PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday before a decision is made... It figures that he's going to be cleared to return to the Nationals' rotation over the weekend, but there's nothing official yet. Strasburg was sharp in his last rehab...
Aug 4 4:29PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister was hit hard in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday, serving up five runs in six... Four of the five runs scored on home runs. Nick Ahmed hit a solo shot in the third inning, David Peralta whacked a two-run homer in the fourth and Welington Castillo went...
Aug 3 9:53PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg (oblique) yielded two runs while striking out 11 over 5 2/3 innings in a... Strasburg gave up five hits and didn't walk anyone. The terrific showing should cinch his return to the Nationals' rotation this weekend at home against the Rockies. He's...
Aug 3 8:52PM Read More
David Carpenter - R
David Carpenter (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program. He was cleared after a second opinion showed sufficient healing with his pitching shoulder. There's no timetable for Carpenter's return at the moment, but he should be ready...
Aug 3 4:40PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (back) will resume light workouts on Monday. Span has been shut down for the last two weeks since receiving a cortisone injection in his ailing back. He'll be slowly ramped back up and will need a rehab assignment...
Aug 3 4:38PM Read More
Wilmer Difo - 2B
Nationals SS prospect Wilmer Difo contributed a career-high five hits in Sunday's win for... He also stole a career-high four bases. Difo entered Sunday's game just two for his last 16. Few could have predicted Difo's meteoric rise through the Washington farm...
Aug 3 2:05PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon clubbed his first home run of the season as the Nationals fell to the Mets on... Rendon got the Nationals on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off Noah Syndergaard. He also added a pair of singles in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4...
Aug 2 10:54PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmerman struggled in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday, allowing five runs on... The right-hander issued a pair of walks while punching out seven on the evening. All of the damage against him came in a span of four batters in the third inning where...
Aug 2 10:53PM Read More
Trea Turner - SS
Nationals SS prospect Trea Turner racked up four hits in Saturday's win for Triple-A Syracuse. He's plated five runs over his last three games. Turner has hit .322 across two minor league levels this season including .311 in his first 33 games for Syracuse. He began...
Aug 2 5:45PM Read More
Wilson Ramos - C
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the... It doesn't appear to be anything more than a regular day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Jose Lobaton will start in his place behind the dish and bat seventh against...
Aug 2 4:22PM Read More
Osvaldo Abreu - SS
Nationals SS prospect Osvaldo Abreu collected four hits in Saturday's game for Low-A... Saturday was his second four-hit game of the year. Abreu leads the South Atlantic League in doubles (30) and is fifth in runs scored (60). The 21-year-old has 24 steals on...
Aug 2 3:24PM Read More
Next Games
8/5vs. Ari4:05 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
8/6vs. Ari1:05 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
8/7vs. Col4:05 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
8/8vs. Col4:05 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
8/9vs. Col10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 MST12:35 EST1:05 VEN21:35 UAE12:35 CT
Last Results
8/4vs. AriW 5-4
8/3vs. AriL 4-6
8/2NYML 2-5
8/1NYML 2-3
7/31NYML 1-2
7/30MiaW 1-0
7/29MiaW 7-2
7/28MiaL 1-4
7/26PitL 1-3
7/25PitW 9-3
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Tue, Aug 4
Final123 456 789 RHE
  W: D. Storen (2-0)   L: D. Hernandez (0-2)   S: J. Papelbon (19)
  Was HR: Y. Escobar (7)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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B. Harper99339701122512968.330
Y. Escobar9436550115171733.315
D. Espinosa8929745741611029.249
W. Ramos813103074120945.239
I. Desmond10238746831721134.214

C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
D. Storen201.0004202940.1501.56
J. Papelbon21.6674001942.2421.69
F. Rivero11.500190023.1231.93
M. Thornton11.500360024.2162.19
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