Nationals

The Nationals are not ready to watch the Mets and the standings closely, despite them falling to second place on Monday night.
For the first time in a long time, the Nationals are looking up at somebody else in the standings. How do they fix it? "We have to score more runs."
Despite a late comeback bid, the Nationals started off their homestand on a low note, losing to Arizona 6-4.

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Who is the biggest threat to the Nats in the NL East?
Braves
13%
Marlins
9%
Mets
77%
Phillies
1%

Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
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
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
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the... Harper's had a somewhat sketchy series against his divisional rivals this weekend. On Friday, he went 0-for-5 with a strikeout before being ejected for arguing balls and...
Aug 1 10:20PM Read More
Joe Ross - S
Joe Ross pitched a nice game against the Mets on Saturday, yielding two runs on four hits over... Ross struck out six and walked one, with both runs scoring on solo home runs by Lucas Duda in the fourth and seventh innings. He's now allowed three or fewer runs in each of...
Aug 1 10:12PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez gave up one run in just 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets. Things could have been much worse, as Gonzalez allowed four hits and four walks while throwing just 59 out of 105 pitches for strikes. However, the Mets weren't able to cash...
Aug 1 12:04AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper was ejected from Friday's game against the Mets in the 11th inning for arguing... Jerry Meals' strike zone was questionable, but Harper pushed things too far and got himself kicked out of the game. It forced the Nationals to use Dan Uggla at first base...
Aug 1 12:03AM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar drove in the Nationals' only run of the night Friday against the Mets. His eighth-inning single off Matt Harvey tied the game, but the Mets eventually won in extras. Escobar went 1-for-5 on the night and has a .312/.360/.410 batting line on the...
Aug 1 12:02AM Read More
Next Games
DateOppTime
8/4vs. 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
8/5vs. 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
Last Results
DateOppFinal
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
7/24PitL 5-7
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Scoreboard

Mon, Aug 3
Final123 456 789 RHE
Arizona0013100016110
Washington000000004480
  W: Z. Godley (3-0)   L: D. Fister (4-7)   S: B. Ziegler (19)
  Ari HR: D. Peralta (10) W. Castillo (12) J. Lamb (4) N. Ahmed (7)
  Was HR: R. Zimmerman (7)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
View All Players  |  Last updated Aug. 3, 1:56 A.M. ET
Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
B. Harper97332691102412968.331
Y. Escobar9235749112171632.314
D. Espinosa8929745741611029.249
I. Desmond10037945821721134.216

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
J. Papelbon21.6673801840.2411.55
D. Storen101.0004002938.1481.64
F. Rivero11.500190023.1231.93
M. Thornton11.500360024.2162.19
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