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5/23/2016 | We meet again: Stras, Harvey face off in DC

Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg square off Tuesday night in a rematch of last week's showdown turned mismatch.

5/23/2016 | Mets' power bats back Bartolo in win vs. Nats

In a reversal of a meeting between the same two pitchers last week, the Mets hammered left-hander Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals and rode a strong start from Bartolo Colon to a 7-1 victory at Nationals Park on Monday night. New York pulled to within a half-game of Washington in the National League East with the win.

5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.

5/22/2016 | Scherzer rounding into midseason form

After another dominant outing to lead the Nationals to an 8-2 victory Sunday afternoon over the Marlins at Marlins Park, Max Scherzer appears to be settling into a groove. He struck out eight in eight innings and made one mistake, which Justin Bour smashed for a two-run homer.

5/22/2016 | Mets, Nats to resume rivalry in nation's capital

The Nationals just took two of three from the Mets earlier this week in New York, so the Mets will try and repay them when the two teams begin a three-game series Monday night at Nationals Park.

5/22/2016 | Candelario among top prospect performers Saturday

A look at the best performances from top prospects Saturday.

5/21/2016 | Double play dashes Nationals' hopes in 9th

Nationals manager Dusty Baker was as aggressive as he's been all season long, emptying out his bench to try to steal a victory from the Marlins and closer A.J. Ramos on Saturday night.

5/21/2016 | Belisle set to begin injury rehab assignment

Nationals right-hander Matt Belisle will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Monday, although manager Dusty Baker said the location has not been determined.

5/21/2016 | Nats hoping Scherzer can secure series win vs. Marlins

Right-hander Max Scherzer will square off against Marlins lefty Adam Conley when the National League East rivals wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at Marlins Park.

5/21/2016 | Fernandez pins down Nats for 5th straight win

Facing the the first-place Nationals has brought out the best in Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out nine in six innings, and backed by Justin Bour's two-run home run and Ichiro Suzuki's four-hits, Miami held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday night at Marlins Park.

5/20/2016 | Adjustment helps Roark slay nemesis Marlins

The Nationals spent the days leading up to right-hander Tanner Roark's Friday night start trying to answer why the Marlins had hit Roark harder than any other team this season. Their coaching staff and Roark wondered whether he had been tipping his pitches.

5/20/2016 | Reigning NL Player of Week Jose starts rematch vs. Ross

Jose Fernandez has dominated Major League hitters ever since he burst onto the scene with the Marlins, but he has been especially perplexing for the Nationals. Washington will get its latest opportunity to solve Fernandez when the two teams continue a three-game series at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday at Marlins Park.

5/20/2016 | Murphy haunts former club at old haunt

After helping the Nationals pound the Mets, 9-1, on Thursday night at Citi Field, second baseman Daniel Murphy was like the returning king of New York in the visitors' clubhouse as he talked to the media.

5/19/2016 | Nats rout Harvey, Mets to take series at Citi

It was supposed to be power vs. power between Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey, but it turned out to be a one-sided affair as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 9-1, at Citi Field on Thursday night. The Nationals took two out of three games in the series between National League East rivals and remain in first place in the division, one game ahead of the Phillies.

5/19/2016 | Harper hitless no more against Mets' Harvey

Matt Harvey is Bryce Harper's nemesis no more.

5/19/2016 | Blash joining potent Triple-A El Paso outfield trio

Red-hot outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Alex Dickerson each homered again Tuesday, as Triple-A El Paso scored an 11-7 win over New Orleans at Southwest University Park in El Paso.

5/19/2016 | Higher plan: Werth responds to No. 2 spot

Before Wednesday's game, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth found himself in a 26-for-124 (.210) slump. Manager Dusty Baker thought Werth would be better off moving up in the order, going from the sixth spot in the lineup to the second, where he could see more fastballs. The plan worked in Wednesday's 7-1 victory over the Mets.

5/19/2016 | Nats know where they are, where they need to go

The Nationals have reached the quarter point of the season after Wednesday's 7-1 victory over the Mets, and manager Dusty Baker said he is pleased with what he has seen from the team so far.

5/18/2016 | Strasburg faces Harvey with series in balance

It's power vs. power, and the series is on the line as the Nationals and Mets square off in the finale of their first clash of the season. And it's sure to finish with a flourish as Stephen Strasburg takes the mound for Washington while Matt Harvey starts for New York in a marquee pitching matchup.

5/18/2016 | Nats take walks, back Gio to even set at Citi

A day after Noah Syndergaard went right after Bryce Harper in a Mets win over the Nationals, Bartolo Colon mostly avoided him -- and paid the price. Seven combined walks for Harper and Jayson Werth played a significant role in the Nationals' 7-1 win over the Mets, who mustered little offense of their own against Gio Gonzalez.

5/18/2016 | Mets-Nationals gets MLB Plus treatment tonight

A plus-sized division rivalry and a matchup of two pitchers with plus stuff deserves a plus broadcast, and MLB Plus will have every angle covered, free on MLB.TV, when Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey oppose each other in the finale of a three-game set between the Nationals and Mets tonight at Citi Field at 7 ET.

5/18/2016 | Renfroe, Dickerson continue streaks for Triple-A El Paso

Red-hot outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Alex Dickerson each homered again Tuesday, as Triple-A El Paso scored an 11-7 win over New Orleans at Southwest University Park in El Paso.

5/18/2016 | Scherzer's loss a microcosm of his season

As manager Dusty Baker put it after the Nationals were blanked by the Mets, 2-0, on Tuesday night at Citi Field, the home run ball has become a "nemesis" for right-hander Max Scherzer, who was solid for 6 1/3 innings and struck out 10 batters.

5/17/2016 | Home away from home? Gio thrives at Citi Field

Gio Gonzalez is 6-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 11 Citi Field starts against the Mets, and the Nationals are 8-2 in the 10 starts Gonzalez has made for them in Flushing. Gonzalez faces the Mets again on Wednesday, matching up with Bartolo Colon and looking to help the Nats even the three-game series.

5/17/2016 | Mets ride Thor, HRs to shutout vs. Max, Nats

The battle between the Nationals and Mets began with flair Tuesday night at Citi Field, then it turned into an expected pitchers' duel that ended in a 2-0 win for New York in the first game of the season between the two rivals. Only a half-game separates the first-place Nats and the Mets in the National League East.

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