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Blake Finney

Washington Nationals trim roster to 28; option James Bourque, DFA Emilio Bonifácio

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James Bourque and Emilio Bonifácio were the roster casualties as the Washington Nationals cut their roster down to 28...

After four days off over the weekend, the Washington Nationals had yet another off-day on Thursday. However, on this off-day, the Nats had roster moves to make to trim their active roster down from the 30 that started the season to 28.

To trim the roster down, the Nationals optioned James Bourque to the team’s...

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Nationals Designate Emilio Bonifacio

The Nationals have designated veteran utilityman Emilio Bonifacio for assignment, the club announced. Righty James Bourque was also optioned down as the team trimmed its active roster as required.

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Blake Finney

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Nationals’ two-game set with the Mets

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The Washington Nationals finally played someone not in the AL East as they split a two-game set with the New York Mets...

The Washington Nationals finally played someone not in the American League East!

The New York Mets came to town stumbling out of the gate, but in the two-game set, the two teams recorded a split in a pair of relatively low-scoring games.

The Nats took the opener on Tuesday 5-3 before the Mets struck back with a...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto brings family to Nationals Park for 2020 debut

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Juan Soto brought cutouts of his family to Nationals Park’s left field seats for his 2020 debut.

“No. 22, Juan Soto, batting fourth, playing left field,” Davey Martinez said in advance of Juan Soto’s 2020 debut, which followed two stints in quarantine for the 21-year-old outfielder who came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning to the U.S. for the start of Spring Training 2.0, then tested positive himself before...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer doesn’t think hamstring tweak is a major injury, or a minor one really...

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Max Scherzer labored through a long-ish 27-pitch first in tonight’s matchup with the Mets in Nationals Park, and he was replaced on the mound by Erick Fedde in the top of the second...

Max Scherzer threw a long-ish 27-pitch first inning last night in the second of two with the New York Mets in Washington, D.C., giving up a leadoff walk and one run on a sac fly in the opening frame.

A conversation in the dugout followed the completion of the inning, and in...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals drop 3-1 decision to New York Mets: Max Scherzer out after an inning in D.C. with undisclosed issue...

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Max Scherzer left tonight’s game after just one inning of work. We’re trying not to panic. 3-1 Mets in the end.

Max Scherzer left tonight’s game in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park after just one long-ish 27-pitch first inning, and a parade of Nationals’ relief pitchers followed in what ended up a 3-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Rick Porcello put together his strongest start in three outings with his new club, holding the Nationals to a run on...

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Nationals ace Max Scherzer leaves game vs. Mets after one inning

Nationals ace Max Scherzer exited Wednesday's game versus the Mets at Nationals Park after only a single inning of work.

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Max Scherzer Departs After One Inning

The Nationals pulled ace Max Scherzer from tonight’s game after one inning. It’s not yet clear what drove the decision. Scherzer had a bit of a rough frame, throwing 27 pitches and allowing one run.

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Watch: Nationals' Juan Soto with RBI double in first at-bat since returning from COVID-19

In his very first at-bat of the season after testing positive for COVID-19, Juan Soto lined an RBI double down the left field line.

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Max Scherzer leaves start after one inning with apparent injury

The Washington Nationals may have an injury issue on their hands after Max Scherzer left Wednesday’s start with an apparent injury. Scherzer threw one inning against the New York Mets before leaving the game.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets: GameThread 9 of 60

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Washington and New York wrap up their quick, two-game set in Nationals Park with Max Scherzer on the mound for the home team against Mets’ righty Rick Porcello. GAME TIME: 6:05 PM ET; FOLLOW: MASN 2; MLB Network (out of market).

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New York Mets
at Washington Nationals

August 5, 2020 6:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Rick Porcello

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 82°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Trea Turner - SS

2. Mighty Mouse - RF

3. Starlin...

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Nationals' Juan Soto doesn't believe he actually had coronavirus

If Soto's positive test really was false, it only adds to this frustration with his quarantine.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for the 2nd of 2 with the New York Mets in D.C.

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Davey Martinez’s club took last night’s series opener with the New York Mets and tonight they try to make it four in a row overall...

Howie Kendrick’s 4 for 4 game in last night’s 5-3 win left the 37-year-old, 15-year veteran 6 for 20 (.300/.364/.500) with a double and a home run through six games early in 2020. It came after Kendrick was scratched from last Wednesday’s matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays with upper back stiffness.

He got past...

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Nationals' Juan Soto will make season debut Wednesday vs. Mets

Soto was scratched from the Nationals’ season opener against the New York Yankees that day and has not appeared in a game since.

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Washington Nationals’ lefty Patrick Corbin off to a strong start in Season 2 in D.C.

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Patrick Corbin has struck out 16 batters in two starts while walking just one. The lefty is happy with the results so far in 2020.

Patrick Corbin held the New York Yankees to a run on two hits in 6 1?3 innings pitched in his 2020 debut, walking no one and striking out eight of the 21 batters he faced in a 3-2 loss in D.C.

Corbin, 31, talked after the outing about what he was able to do the first time out in a game that counted.

“Just trying to go out there...

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Nationals' Juan Soto to Make 2020 Debut vs. Mets After Positive COVID-19 Test

Washington Nationals star Juan Soto will make his season debut Wednesday night against the New York Mets after missing 13 days because of a positive coronavirus test...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Davey Martinez thinks his club can do something special, if they can stay healthy...

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Davey Martinez talked before last night’s game about what he’s seeing around the league and in D.C. early this season.

Davey Martinez’s team has dealt with its share of adversity early this season, and the skipper of the 2019 World Series champions knows what the Washington Nationals are up against in a 2020 season that’s being conducted amidst an ongoing pandemic.

With a few positive tests on his own roster, a bunch of positive tests for COVID-19 on...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals News & Notes: Stephen Strasburg update; Will Harris notes + more...

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Here are some updates on the Nationals from Davey Martinez’s pregame press conference last night...

STRASBURG GETTING CLOSER:

Before last night’s game, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez provided updates on a number of the injured Nats, including Stephen Strasburg, who’s missed two starts in the first two weeks with a nerve impingement in his right wrist, though the cortisone shot he received seems to have had positive effects.

Strasburg is...

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Marty Niland

Washington Nationals’ Josh Harrison makes the most of a start in left field

Josh Harrison started in left field for the Nationals on Tuesday and made the most of it, with a homer and a sacrifice fly in a 5-3 win over the New York Mets. | Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

A versatile fielder, Josh Harrison may have found a home on a veteran Nationals team.

The Washington Nationals might have gotten themselves a bargain when they signed Josh Harrison as a free agent a few days after the start of the abbreviated 2020 season.

A seven-year veteran and two-time National...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto working his way back to full strength...

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Juan Soto was reinstated from the Injured List before last night’s game, but he isn’t back in the lineup ... yet.

Juan Soto missed two weeks of Spring Training 2.0, after he came into contact with another person who tested positive for COVID-19, and the first week of the season after his own test for the virus came up positive, though he was asymptomatic, and thinks it was a case of the result being a false positive.

Soto, 21, told reporters after...

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