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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals pound Seattle Mariners, 10-1; Joe Ross returns to the majors...

In four major league starts this season, Joe Ross has received 62 runs of support. That is not a typo. It is a record. 10-1 Nationals over the Mariners tonight.

Joe Ross returned to the Washington Nationals’ rotation tonight and picked up where he left off... in terms of run support received.

In his previous three major league outings this season, the 24-year-old right-hander got a ludicrous 52 runs of support [checks math], that’s right, 52 runs of support.

Ross started in what ended...

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Stephen Drew rehabbing in Florida (Nationals lead 2-0) - Byron Kerr

Nationals manager Dusty baker updated the rehab of infielder Stephen Drew prior to Tuesday's matchup against Seattle. Drew has been the disabled list since April 12 with a right hamstring strain. Tonight's game marks the 36th game out 44 he has missed to begin the season. Baker said Drew was ... Read More

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Nationals option Brian Goodwin to Class AAA Syracuse

Trying to read minds is a dangerous practice, a fool’s hobby and unreliable at best. Perhaps Dusty Baker, more agitated than usual in his pregame media availability Tuesday afternoon, was that way because of outside occurrences. But something was up, as Baker took a few otherwise rote baseball questions in different directions than he might […]

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals recall Joe Ross, option Brian Goodwin to Triple-A Syracuse...

Joe Ross returns to the rotation tonight (weather permitting) in the series opener with the Mariners in Nationals Park.

In order to make room on the roster for Joe Ross’s return to the rotation tonight in the series opener with the Seattle Mariners, the Washington Nationals optioned outfielder Brian Goodwin back to Triple-A Syracuse this afternoon.

Goodwin, 26, has played in 10 games in the majors this season, starting three times and going 3 for 16 with two doubles thus far.

In 25 games...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with Seattle Mariners + Dusty Baker on Nats’ offense...

Dusty Baker talked after the Nationals’ recently-completed road trip about getting the offense back on track...

Yes, the Nationals have lost four of the last six, and yes, they struggled to score runs on the recently-completed road trip, but even after the rough stretch, Washington is still leading all National League teams in AVG (.274), SLG (.471), wOBA (.347), wRC+ (tied, 111), and runs scored (246).

Ryan Zimmerman went 5 for 22 on the road trip (.227/.261/.318), with two doubles in...

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Matt Weyrich

Washington Nationals vs Seattle Mariners Series Preview: Injury-riddled Mariners head to D.C.

The Washington Nationals host the Seattle Mariners with both teams having dropped three of their past four games.

Mariners (20-25) vs. Nationals (26-17) Series Info:

Game 1: Tuesday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7 The Fan)

Game 2: Wednesday, May 24 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7)

Game 3: Thursday, May 25 at 4:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7)

Pitching Matchups:

Tuesday: Christian Bergman (1-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Joe Ross (1-0, 7.47)

Wednesday: Sam Gaviglio (0-0, 1.29) vs. Tanner Roark (3-2,...

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Will Kubzansky

Wire Taps: What do high pitch counts for Nationals’ starters mean?; Where are Joe Blanton, Joe Nathan, etc.?; Joe Ross returns

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s game against the Mariners.

The world can really be garbage sometimes. On the bright side, the Nats are playing today.

Here’s the latest from Nats Park.

What do the Nats' pitch counts mean?
Four out of five Nationals’ starters make up the top five in the NL in pitches per start. Some of these make sense (Gio Gonzalez is a guy that throws a lot of pitches, as is Max Scherzer--and both take great care of their...

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Baker likes work Murphy puts in on defense - Byron Kerr

Second baseman Daniel Murphy continues to hit for the Nationals, something he has been able to do in his two seasons with the team. He has not stopped hitting since the National League playoffs in 2015. One of the red flags that some brought up in Murphy's move to D.C. ... Read More

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Wire Taps: What do high pitch counts for Nationals’ starters mean?; Where are Joe Blanton, Joe Nathan, etc.?; Joe Ross returns

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonights game against the Mariners. The world can really be garbage sometimes. On the bright side, the Nats are playing today. Heres the latest from Nats Park.

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The Unlikely Comeback of Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman

The report on Ryan Zimmerman came from a scout who works for a National League team, a guy who has seen Zimmerman play many times over the years. The report he delivered Monday was a glowing one, not all that surprising considering Zimmerman is tied for the major league lead with 16 doubles and among the leaders with 13 home runs.

"Best [he has looked] in years," the scout summed up. "Looks healthy."

You can dive into the numbers and look for explanations for why the Washington Nationals...

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Nationals vs. Mariners series preview: An unfamiliar foe

The Washington Nationals and Washington state baseball club have not met since 2014, when Trea Turner was a teenager and Matt Williams was their manager. The teams have met 12 times since the Nationals moved to the District, six times at Nationals Park. The Nationals have won 11 of those games, including all six at […]

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals bringing Joe Ross back up to face Seattle Mariners tonight...

Is Joe Ross going to be more consistent with his arm slot? Will he stay in the Nationals’ rotation the rest of the way?

In his three starts back at Triple-A Syracuse, Joe Ross went five innings (giving up eight hits and seven runs), six innings (giving up five hits and three runs) and seven innings (over which he gave up eight hits and just one run).

He was down there, Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo explained in an interview with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s The Sports Junkies earlier this...

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Nationals Mailbag: Is Trea Turner pressing? Why not Joe Nathan? And what’s going on with MASN?

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Nationals mailbag. The goal in this space is to engage with our readers by periodically answering the best questions we solicit. We envision doing this on most off days. This week, we’ll tackle the MASN dispute, the pressure on Trea Turner, the possibility of Joe Nathan, and more. For […]

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Ryan McFadden

Joe Ross returning to Washington Nationals’ rotation tomorrow vs Seattle Mariners...

Joe Ross will take the mound against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night in Nationals Park.

Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Joe Ross is set to take the mound on Tuesday in D.C. when the team takes on the Seattle Mariners, according to an announcement from the Nationals this afternoon.

Joe Ross will return to the Nationals rotation tomorrow night against the Mariners, team announced.

— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) May 22, 2017

Ross started in three games for the Nationals...

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2017 MLB Power Rankings: As Bryce Harper goes, so do the Nationals

The Nats don't fall too far, but Harper's slump - and losing 5 of 6 - have them looking up in the Power Rankings again. 

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Washington Nationals Rumors: Will Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo find a solution for bullpen issues?

Dusty Baker and Mike Rizzo have both preached patience as they try to sort out things in the Nationals bullpen... Dusty Baker talked during the last homestand about the devastating effect blown saves and late-game losses can have on a team. It not only affects your own team negatively, the veteran skipper explained, it boosts the confidence of opposing teams.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals Rumors: Will Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo find a solution for bullpen issues?

Dusty Baker and Mike Rizzo have both preached patience as they try to sort out things in the Nationals’ bullpen...

Dusty Baker talked during the last homestand about the devastating effect blown saves and late-game losses can have on a team.

It not only affects your own team negatively, the veteran skipper explained, it boosts the confidence of opposing teams.

“I knew that a long time ago, that one of the biggest downers is a blown save,” Baker said, “because it carries over and it...

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Wire Taps: Mike Rizzo on Washington Nationals’ bullpen issues; Stephen Strasburg’s big start...

Mike Rizzo knows its his job to fix the Nationals bullpen issues. Until they make a move, however, its up to the Nats relievers to sort things out... The good thing about off days? No late, blown leads. Sorry, Mike Rizzo. [see below]. The bad thing about off days? No baseball. While you wait for the start of tomorrow nights game with the Mariners, we have the links.

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Mike Rizzo on Washington Nationals’ bullpen issues; Stephen Strasburg’s big start...

Mike Rizzo knows it’s his job to fix the Nationals’ bullpen issues. Until they make a move, however, it’s up to the Nats’ relievers to sort things out...

The good thing about off days? No late, blown leads. Sorry, Mike Rizzo. [see below].

The bad thing about off days? No baseball. While you wait for the start of tomorrow night’s game with the Mariners, we have the links.

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news below...

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale talks to Mike Rizzo...

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Marty Niland: Grind of next month will tell us a lot about Nats - Nationals Buzz

The Nationals are most likely spending a good bit of quality time with their loved ones on Monday's off-day because they won't be seeing much of each other for the next month. Thanks to the rescheduling of the May 11 rainout against Baltimore, the Nats are scheduled to play every ... Read More

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