A.J. Burnett


GAME IN A NUTSHELL: This game already wasn't going particularly well for the Nationals when things really turned sour in the bottom of the fourth, for reasons having nothing to do with the scorebo


PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals’ coaching staff has analyzed the club’s first-inning woes, a recurring problem for this team through the season’s month-plus, trying to find a common theme or solution


PHILADELPHIA — Though there weren’t any actual fireworks here last night, there were two incidents that clearly didn’t sit well with the Nationals: Cliff Lee’s quick-pitch up-and-in to Denard Span


2013 record: 94-68, 2nd place in NL Central

Manager: Clint Hurdle, 4th season

Estimated 2014 payroll: $70 million