Player News - Nationals

Date: Team: Pos:

Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

They haven't announced a corresponding move. Cole's recent stint with the big club lasted nearly a week, but he didn't make an appearance.
Jun 23 - 8:09 AM

Nationals prospect Andrew Stevenson went 3-for-5 with three stolen bases on Wednesday for Triple-A Syracuse.

After posting ridiculous numbers at Double-A Harrisburg, Stevenson has not yet been able to carry over that success in the International League. Last night was a good example of why Washington remains so high on the outfielder. He has a quality approach at the plate, and his plus speed helps compensate for the lack of power. Add in excellent skills with the glove, and you get a very good "real" prospect, and an underrated fantasy outfielder.
Jun 22 - 1:38 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a homer in the Nationals' loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Raburn was a late addition to the Nats' lineup after Michael Taylor got scratched and he provided the only run of the game for Washington with his solo homer off Marlins starter Dan Straily in the top of the fifth inning. It was the first home run of the season for Raburn, who is 10-for-31 (.323) since his June 5 callup.
Jun 21 - 3:28 PM

Max Scherzer carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Wednesday in Miami but wound up taking a loss.

Scherzer couldn't corral a high-chopper off the bat of A.J. Ellis with one out in the bottom of the eighth, giving the Marlins their first hit of the game. T.J. Riddle followed with a groundout, but J.T. Realmuto reached on an error by first baseman Adam Lind, Dee Gordon drew a hit-by-pitch, and pinch-runner Jose Urena scored the tying run on a wild delivery from a fatigued Mad Max. Giancarlo Stanton then put the Marlins ahead for good with an RBI line drive to left field. Scherzer finished the afternoon with 11 strikeouts. He yielded just two hits and walked one.
Jun 21 - 3:06 PM

Michael Taylor was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker would only say that Taylor has been dealing with the injury for a couple of days, without offering any real details. Brian Goodwin will start in center field and bat second.
Jun 21 - 11:04 AM

Daniel Murphy is getting the day off Wednesday against the Marlins.

Stephen Drew will take a turn at second base and bat sixth versus Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Murphy homered and reached base four times in Tuesday night's blowout victory over Miami.
Jun 21 - 10:03 AM

Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

It looks to be a routine day of rest for the veteran first baseman, who went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Tuesday night's rout of the Marlins. Adam Lind is at first base and batting fifth in Wednesday's matinee at Marlins Park. Daniel Murphy will also take a day of rest Wednesday, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base.
Jun 21 - 10:01 AM

Anthony Rendon (neck) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Marlins.

Rendon sat out Tuesday after suffering a neck stinger on a dive at third base Monday. He'll bat cleanup Wednesday afternoon against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily.
Jun 21 - 9:58 AM

Daniel Murphy homered and reached base four times as the Nationals routed the Marlins 12-3 on Tuesday.

Murphy belted a solo homer in the eighth inning that increased the Nats' advantage to 7-3. He then contributed an RBI single during a five-run rally in the ninth inning. The hot-hitting second baseman is slashing .346/.399/.575 with 12 long balls and 49 RBI on the year.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Stephen Drew went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI as the Nationals crushed the Marlins on Tuesday night in Miami.

Drew delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning that increased the Nationals' lead to 6-1 then added on a two-run double during a five-run uprising in the ninth. He's slashing a robust .348/.373/.500 with a homer and 12 RBI in 51 plate appearances on the season.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Trea Turner swiped his 27th base of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins.

Turner finished the night 0-for-4, yet still found a way to contribute for his fantasy owners. He walked, reached on a fielder's choice, swiped a bag and scored two runs. Turner is now hitting .256/.290/.408 with seven homers, 30 RBI and 27 stolen bases.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Gio Gonzalez improved to 7-1 on Tuesday, limiting the Marlins to three runs on six hits over his seven frames.

Gonzalez racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while issuing two free passes. Most of the damage against him came on a two-run homer off the bat of Marcel Ozuna in the fifth inning. The left-hander will carry an impressive 2.96 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 87/40 K/BB ratio into Monday's start against the Cubs.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Anthony Rendon (neck) is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

Rendon suffered a neck stinger while making a dive at third base Monday. He's day-to-day. Stephen Drew is at the hot corner.
Jun 20 - 3:34 PM

Tanner Roark was roughed up again Monday, surrendering six runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Marlins.

Roark allowed seven runs last time out against the Braves, so his ERA has suddenly gone from 3.87 to 4.88 in the course of a week. There hasn't been an injury brought up, so he'll probably get this figured out. He never seemed likely to match his 2016 performance, though.
Jun 20 - 12:23 AM

Bryce Harper hit his 18th homer Monday in the loss to the Marlins.

It was a two-run shot off Justin Nicolino. Harper is hitting just .231/.316/.426 over his last 28 games, but he was so awesome over the first month and a half that his OPS is still over 1.000 for the season.
Jun 20 - 12:17 AM


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