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

Hearing from Rendon, Harper, Roark and Frandsen after Nats' 3-2 walk-off win

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was given the day off to rest. But he still managed to produce the biggest hit of the ballgame. Rendon's walk-off single down the left field line scored Bryce Harper from third base and the Nationals upended the Diamondbacks 3-2 for their ninth win in a row. It is their longest winning streak since 2005. Rendon admitted pinch-hitting was "different ... read more

Roark throws seven impressive innings (Rendon walk-off single, Nats win 3-2)

Wednesday's game was delayed a grand total of 12 minutes thanks to a late afternoon rain shower. The Nationals and Diamondbacks got under way with right-hander Tanner Roark facing fellow righty Trevor Cahill. The Nationals are seeking their ninth straight win which would be the first nine-game winning streak for the team since 2005. The Nationals got some work done in the second inning against ... read more

Williams on Rendon day off, Zimmerman return date and Soriano status

Nationals manager Matt Williams had an update on third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman as he recovers from a severe hamstring injury. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a right hamstring strain. "I know that he's strengthening, I know he's been on the AlterG (anti-gravity treadmill). Certainly no baseball activity as of yet," Williams confirmed. "It's a question of him feeling good ... read more

Strasburg, Desmond and Cabrera on 8-1 defeat of D-backs

The Nationals steamrolled the Diamondbacks 8-1 Tuesday thanks to big offense from their double-play combination of shortstop Ian Desmond and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera. Desmond went 3-for-4 with three singles and four RBIs while Cabrera had a game-changing three-run double in a six-run third inning that broke open the game. With the bases loaded and no one out in that explosive frame, Cabrera was just ... read more

Strasburg goes eight innings for 10th victory (Nats win 8-1)

Stephen Strasburg's inability to get off to fast starts haunted him again to begin his second outing against the Diamondbacks this season. In his first start against Arizona on May 13, Strasburg allowed only three runs that came later in the game, and took the hard-luck 3-1 loss. With two outs Tuesday night in the first inning, David Peralta got a hold of a 1-2 ... read more