Schierholtz excited to join "winning environment" with Nats

The Nationals welcomed new outfielder Nate Schierholtz on Saturday prior to their game with the Giants. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor was moved to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Schierholtz. Schierholtz, who played his last game for the Cubs on August 5, was thrilled to move to a winning team and is anxious to help the Nationals win games. "For many reasons. I've got some ... read more

Source: Giolito shut down after reaching innings limit, heading to Auburn (rain delay)

Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito has been transferred to short-season Single-A Auburn after reaching a club-mandated innings limit, according to a team source. The right-handed Giolito exceeded expectations this season at Single-A Hagerstown and is not injured, according to source. Giolito will continue strength and conditioning plus baseball related activities in Auburn as he prepares for instructional league in September and October in Viera, ... read more

Fister, Span and LaRoche reflect on end of 10-game win streak

The Giants dropped the Nationals 10-3 on Friday night, ending the club's longest win streak in nine years at 10 games. After the game, first baseman Adam LaRoche and center fielder Denard Span reflected on the run. "Yeah, I don't know, we haven't had that feeling in awhile, fortunately," LaRoche said. "Tough loss, no question, just the way we got beat." "Other than that, looking ... read more

Nationals strike first against Giants (Nats lose 10-3, win streak ends at 10)

The Nationals have had a tough go of it against Tim Hudson over the years. In June, he dropped the Nationals 7-1, limiting them to no earned runs over seven innings. The Nationals looked to get off to a quick start against the veteran in the bottom of the first. With one out, Anthony Rendon walked. With two outs, Adam LaRoche singled. With Ian Desmond ... read more

Williams updates on Zimmerman, McLouth, Schierholtz and win streak

During pregame Friday, Nationals manager Matt Williams provided an update on Ryan Zimmerman's every-other-day throwing session. Friday Zimmerman successfully finished his second throwing session of the week. Zimmerman is on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. "He came out good," Williams said. "He's continuing his rehab. No issues with that. So we'll ramp him up there within that throwing program, strengthening and all ... read more

Span, Gonzalez and Rendon after another walk-off winner

Another walk-off winner for the Nationals, this time 1-0 over the Diamondbacks, on a hot shot by third baseman Anthony Rendon off reliever Evan Marshall that turned into a two-base error that plated the winning run. Arizona third baseman Jordan Pacheco fielded the ball on the grass, but his throw to first got away from Mark Trumbo and went into the camera well adjacent to ... read more

Gonzalez and Miley in southpaw battle (Nats walk off again 1-0 for 10th win in row)

The Nationals seek their first 10-game win streak since June 12, 2005, as they wrap up their four-game set against the Diamondbacks today. A pair of lefties in Gio Gonzalez and Wade Miley tangle on Ian Desmond bobblehead day. Gonzalez is seeking his first win since July 5. He is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two starts lifetime versus the D-Backs. Gonzalez was able ... read more

Williams on Desmond's day off, Zimmerman, Gonzalez and Souza

Manager Matt Williams gave shortstop Ian Desmond off from the starting lineup Thursday in the final game of the series against the Diamondbacks. Danny Espinosa will play shortstop today for the Nationals, while Asdrubal Cabrera remains at second base. So on Desmond's bobblehead day at Nationals Park, the shortstop gets a well-deserved game off. "I figured it would be good to give him today," Williams ... read more