Washington Nationals

Matt Harvey pitches in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats’ Harper On Harvey: ‘He’s Going To Be Cy Young One Day’

Now that’s how you return from Tommy John surgery. Mets ace Matt Harvey impressed everyone in the ballpark in his first start in nearly 20 months.

04/10/2015

Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches in the third inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Harvey Brilliant In Return; Mets Make Statement With Series Win Over Nationals

Matt Harvey was dynamic in his return from Tommy John surgery, outpitching Stephen Strasburg with six scoreless innings, regularly reaching 97 mph and striking out nine.

04/09/2015

Matt Harvey throws a pitch during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 11, 2015 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Now It Counts: Mets’ Harvey Set For Big Return Against Nationals

Matt Harvey has been itching to help the Mets. That day has finally arrived. New York’s ace, with his surgically repaired elbow, will take the mound Thursday afternoon in Washington.

04/09/2015

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images), Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Alderson, Mets Make Show Of Defusing Lineup-Gate

“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”

04/09/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets walks off the field after being doubled off at first base for the third out of the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 2-1. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Zimmerman’s 2-Run Shot The Difference As Nats Edge Mets

Jordan Zimmermann didn’t quite pick up where he left off in 2014, when he threw a no-hitter to close the regular season, but he only allowed one run in six innings Wednesday night.

04/09/2015

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon pitches against the  Washington Nationals during the first inning on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Colon, Duda Deliver Big In Mets’ Season-Opening Win Over Nationals

Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his Washington debut but was unable to overcome two costly errors by shortstop Ian Desmond, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 on Monday.

04/07/2015

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Colon, Mets Start Season Against Team To Beat In NL East

As the season starts, the Nationals are a popular pick to win their first World Series. Meanwhile, the Mets are looking to bump Washington off its perch. Talk about a juicy opening day matchup.

04/06/2015

Lucas Duda (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Strange Stats To Impress Your Pals On Opening Day

Lucas Duda will be the Mets’ first baseman on Monday. Three other players have started at three different positions on Opening Day for the Amazin’s.

04/06/2015

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Belvins Strikes Out Harper On 3 Pitches As Mets Beat Nats

A day after being traded from the Washington Nationals to the New York Mets, left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins found himself facing slugger Bryce Harper.

04/01/2015

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Mets Hit 4 Home Runs In Rout Of Nationals

Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

03/28/2015

Yankees outfielder Chris Young (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Young Homers Twice In Yankees’ Loss To Nationals

Doug Fister hit a two-run single off Chasen Shreve, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Monday.

03/23/2015

Max Scherzer, then of the Detroit Tigers, walks back to the dugout during Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Quite An Early Test: Mets To Face Max Scherzer On Opening Day

Max Scherzer will be the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three opening day starts.

03/23/2015

David Wright (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Wright And Cuddyer Homer As Mets Beat Nationals

David Wright, Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr. homered Saturday as the New York Mets beat the split-squad Washington Nationals 13-4.

03/14/2015

Miami Marlins v New York Mets - Game One

Nats Rally, Edge Mets 5-4 In Spring Training Action

Max Scherzer will take fun over flawless in his first start for the Washington Nationals.

03/06/2015

Max Scherzer (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Heyman: Nationals, Max Scherzer Agree To 7-Year Contract

He was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 2014, a year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and being voted the best pitcher in the American League.

01/19/2015

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