Tanner Roark stepped in to make a spot start and the Nationals did not skip a beat in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
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Injury Report

5/18S. SolisLeft shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
5/16J. WerthLeft wrist contusion (on 15-day DL)
5/15D. FisterRight forearm tightness (on 15-day DL)
5/5S. StrasburgLeft game - right shoulder irritation (day-to-day)
4/29R. JohnsonStrained left calf (on 15-day DL)
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Nationals - Team News
Tanner Roark - R
In his first start back in the Nationals' rotation, Tanner Roark fired five innings of one-run... Taking the place of the injured Doug Fister (forearm) in the rotation, Roark held the Cubs to three hits and one walk while striking out three. He threw 66 pitches, which is...
May 25 5:11PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Cubs for his... Storen began the ninth inning by hitting Kris Bryant with a pitch -- it was originally ruled as a check swing, but overturned on replay -- but he was able to retire the...
May 25 5:10PM Read More
Wilson Ramos - C
Wilson Ramos launched a go-ahead solo home run against the Cubs on Monday. His sixth-inning blast off Justin Grimm ended up being the difference in the ballgame. After hitting just one home run over his first 31 games this season, Ramos has gone...
May 25 5:09PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span smacked a leadoff homer Monday against the Cubs. It was the fourth leadoff homer of his career. He already has four home runs through 27 games this season after amassing five all of last year. His career-high is eight,...
May 25 5:08PM Read More
Paolo Espino - S
Nationals pitching prospect Paolo Espino looked sharp in Sunday's win for Triple-A Syracuse,... Espino began the year with Double-A Harrisburg but was promoted to Syracuse when Taylor Jordan got called up to Washington. The 28-year-old helped his own cause Sunday by...
May 25 12:48PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) is set to begin playing in simulated games on Monday. Rendon went through a workout with team on Sunday, taking batting practice in the cage and fielding ground balls at third base. He'll play either three or four innings on...
May 24 10:27PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister (forearm) said Sunday that he is feeling better and hopes to begin throwing soon. Fister admitted that it's a slow process, noting, "The process of getting complete game ready is going to be a little bit, but I'm making strides every day." While...
May 24 10:19PM Read More
Kila Ka'aihue - 1B
Nationals released 1B/OF Kila Ka'aihue. The 31-year-old slugger has been playing for Triple-A Syracuse where he slashed just .193/.314/.328 with four homers and 13 RBI in 39 games. It's unclear if he'll look to...
May 24 7:54PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 14th save as the Nationals wrapped up a 4-1... Storen allowed a one-out double to Grady Sizemore, but struck out Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera to end the contest. The right-hander is 14-for-15 in save opportunities...
May 24 4:40PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez picked up his fourth win of the season after holding the Phillies to a lone run in... The run scored in the fourth inning on a Jeff Francoeur single to left field. The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out seven in what was one of his best...
May 24 4:35PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI as the Nationals beat the Phillies on Sunday. Harper broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with an RBI ground out. He provided insurance in the seventh inning with an RBI single, and soon thereafter scored from first base...
May 24 4:32PM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth's left wrist remains too swollen to allow him to resume baseball activities. "They’re treating him aggressively," Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. "It’s multiple rounds of treatment every day. The problem is if the swelling...
May 24 12:46PM Read More
Taylor Jordan - S
Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse. Jordan holds a 2.14 ERA over seven starts at Syracuse this season. He'll give the bullpen length, which will be needed with Tanner Roark transitioning from the 'pen to the...
May 24 11:48AM Read More
A.J. Cole - R
Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats needed a fresh bullpen arm after Cole threw 4 1/3 relief innings Saturday. Taylor Jordan takes his spot on the roster.
May 24 11:47AM Read More
Wilson Ramos - C
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday. He's just getting a breather. Jose Lobaton is catching while Ramos rests.
May 24 10:58AM Read More
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5/25ChC11:20 PT12:20 MT1:20 CT2:20 ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 MST1:20 EST1:50 VEN22:20 UAE1:20 CT
5/26ChC4:05 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
5/27ChC5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
5/29Cin4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
5/30Cin1:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Last Results
5/24vs. PhiW 4-1
5/23vs. PhiL 1-8
5/22vs. PhiW 2-1
5/20vs. NYYW 3-2
5/19vs. NYYW 8-6
5/17SDW 10-5
5/16SDW 4-1
5/15SDW 10-0
5/14SDL 3-8
5/13AriW 9-6
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Mon, May 25
Final123 456 789 RHE
Chi Cubs100000000151
  W: T. Roark (1-2)   L: J. Grimm (1-1)   S: D. Storen (15)
  Was HR: D. Span (4) W. Ramos (3)
  ChC HR: K. Bryant (6)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Bryce Harper441473949811641.333
Yunel Escobar40156255051214.321
Wilson Ramos35133123860220.286
Ian Desmond441742443130414.247
Ryan Zimmerman441652040111532.242

Casey Janssen00-2001.210.00
Clint Robinson00-1001.010.00
Craig Stammen00-5004.030.00
Drew Storen101.0002001419.1250.93
Max Scherzer53.62599064.2721.67
Matt Grace201.000140011.1102.38
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