Washington Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06:  Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals reacts after the final out of the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Fister Beats San Fran, Keeps Nats’ Postseason Hopes Alive

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals took advantage of Madison Bumgarner’s one off-target throw, staving off elimination in the NL Division Series with a 4-1 win.

10/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single to left field in the fourteenth inning against Craig Stammen #35 of the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Belt’s HR In 18th Lifts Giants Over Nats, Lead 2-0

The game matched the 18 innings that Atlanta and Houston played in the 2005 NLDS.

10/05/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

The Giants’ Jake Peavy pitches during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Peavy, Giants Hang On To Edge Nationals In Game 1 Of NLDS

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the fifth inning to outpitch playoff rookie Stephen Strasburg, and the San Francisco Giants won their ninth consecutive postseason game by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday.

10/03/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

10/03/2014

Mets right-hander Dillon Gee (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Mets-Nats Game Postponed Due To Rain; Doubleheader Set For Thursday

The Nationals, with the best record in the NL, and Mets will now play a day-night doubleheader Thursday with the games starting at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

09/24/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mets Fall 4-2 To NL East Champion Nationals

Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.

09/24/2014

Washington Nationals v New York Mets

Mets Snap 12-Game Home Skid Against Nationals Thanks To Lagares Double

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double and the New York Mets made it stand up, ending a 12-game home skid against Washington.

09/12/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero of the New York Mets sits in the dugout after leaving the game against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Michael Taylor, Nationals Steamroll Over Mets 7-1

Michael Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the souvenir, and the Washington Nationals backed Doug Fister with four long shots Tuesday night in a 7-1 romp over the New York Mets.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.

08/12/2014

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against Carlos Torres in the 13th inning against the New York Mets. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Reliever Torres Frustrated By Long-Ball Woes

In his last three appearances, including New York’s 5-3 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday, Carlos Torres has a 22.50 ERA.

08/08/2014

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts after giving up a home run to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014. The Nationals won, 7-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese Struggling Since Return From DL

Jonathon Niese did quite well for himself while pitching with a sore shoulder. Now he’s got to learn how to excel with a healthy arm.

08/07/2014

Starting pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a two run home run to Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Niese Gives Up 6 Runs, Mets Lose To Nationals 7-1

Doug Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also connected as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1 Wednesday night.

08/07/2014

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