Trea Turner’s speed messes up the opponent’s defense, creates havoc

Shortstop Trea Turner has made a big impact on the Nationals offense in his 10 games up this season. Already we are seeing more Turner running on double steals, going first to third, moving from second to third on sac flys and stealing home. Even what would normally be doubles by regular players are triples with Turner racing around the bases. This is just the ... read more

Murphy and Ramos continue to be Nats’ most consistent hitters

The two most consistent hitters for the Nationals this season continue to be Daniel Murphy and Wilson Ramos. They are the top two hitters in the National League in batting average. They also combined for six hits in Sunday’s 10-6 loss to the Padres. Before the San Diego comeback in Sunday’s 10-6 loss, they were on tap to be the heroes. Murphy’s sac fly gave ... read more

Could moving Bryce Harper around in lineup spark offense?

For the third game in a row, the Nationals scored only three runs. Their starting pitching and bullpen allowed only two runs, so they were able to squeeze out a dramatic 3-2 walk-off win over the Padres. But the lineup had difficulty for most of Saturday night putting together good rallies against Padres veteran Edwin Jackson. Despite managing to get at least a man on ... read more

Revere needs to get back on track for Nats offense to ignite

Nationals center fielder Ben Revere struggled to get on base Friday night in a 5-3 setback to San Diego. Revere went 0-for-5 with three groundouts to second base and a pair of center field flyouts. The rough patch is beginning to pile up for Revere. He has two hits in his last seven games and is hitting only .176 (9-for-51) in his previous 15 contests. ... read more

Allowing two homers again, Nats fall to Padres 5-3

In the last game of the series against the Dodgers on Thursday, third baseman Justin Turner cranked two homers and had five RBIs as L.A. won over the Nationals 6-3 to take the series. That scenario repeated itself Friday, when Padres and former Dodgers right-fielder Matt Kemp launched two homers and finished with four RBIs in a San Diego series-opening 5-3 win over the Nationals. ... read more

Werth and Ramos lift Nats to quick start (Padres win 5-3)

The Padres scored first against Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. Right fielder Matt Kemp blasted a 3-1 pitch over the left-center field wall to give San Diego a 1-0 lead. The Nationals quickly answered in the bottom on the first. With one out, Jayson Werth slammed a home run over the left field wall and the game was even up at 1-1. Werth now has a ... read more

Solis joins Zimmerman at Potomac, Ross rehab Sunday

Manager Dusty Baker announced that left-hander Sammy Solis will begin his rehab assignment and pitch tonight and tomorrow night for high Single-A Potomac as he recovers from right knee inflammation. He has been on the disabled list retroactive to July 8. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be the designated hitter tonight for Potomac as he continues his rehab assignment. Last night, he had a single, ... read more

Game 97 lineups: Padres at Nationals

The Nationals welcome in the Padres to D.C., searching to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. Washington split four games with San Diego earlier this season, winning the first two from June 16-19 at Petco Park. Five Nationals players, including Stephen Strasburg and Daniel Murphy, were invited to last week’s All-Star Game in San Diego. Murphy has hit in ... read more