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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Davey Martinez on a teachable moment for Victor Robles...

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Victor Robles knew he made a mistake. His manager just wanted to know what he was thinking, so he could try to explain what to do the next time...

Victor Robles owned it. He made a mistake when he tried to steal second base in the eighth inning of Friday’s series opener in LA. Robles, 23, bunted his way on (after Yadiel Hernández hit a pinch hit double), advancing the runner in a 1-0 game, then beating it out, to set up the Washington Nationals’ 2-3-4 hitters...

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Marty Niland

Patrick Corbin fades quickly in first start as Washington Nationals fall to Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers’ hitters were a pain in the butt for Patrick Corbin, belting him for six runs on six hits in 4 1?3 innings. It was Corbin’s first start of the season after spending the first four games on the COVID injured list. | Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Soto hits first two HRs, but Nats can’t overcome 5- run second

Let it be known that the Washington Nationals’ first real stinker of 2021 came on Saturday, April 10, when the Los Angeles Dodgers teed off on Patrick Corbin for...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Patrick Corbin returns to team & builds back up in 2021 debut in Los Angeles...

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Patrick Corbin got caught up in contact tracing after the Nationals’ COVID scare, but he was cleared to return and got his first start of the season in last night with mixed results...

Davey Martinez wanted pitching coach Jim Hickey to see Patrick Corbin throw in LA before he made a decision on whether or not the southpaw, whose final Grapefruit League outing took place back on March 28th, would start the second of three with the Dodgers in Chavez...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals drop 9-5 decision to Los Angeles Dodgers, lose fourth straight...

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Davey Martinez’s club is scuffling, but they got [checks schedule] Clayton Kershaw tomorrow... [slaps forehead].

Patrick Corbin came off the IL (after getting caught up in the COVID crisis that hit the club before the season opener), in time to start the second game of three with the Dodgers in LA’s Dodger Stadium, but the 31-year-old left-hander struggled in his first outing of the ‘21 season, giving up six hits, three walks, and six earned runs in 4 1?3...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers: GameThread 5 of 162

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Washington and Los Angeles play the second game of three in Dodger Stadium at 9:10 PM ET with Patrick Corbin on the mound for the Nationals against Dodgers’ lefty Julio Urías. FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN.

Next Game

Washington Nationals
at Los Angeles Dodgers

April 10, 2021 9:10 PM ET
Dodger Stadium

Patrick Corbin vs Julio Urías

WEATHER: Sunny, 72°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Victor Robles - CF

2. Trea Turner - SS

3. Juan Soto - RF

4. THE KIDS CALL...

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Nationals reinstate two-time All-Star Patrick Corbin from COVID IL

The Nationals announced they have reinstated Patrick Corbin from the COVID injured list. He will make his debut start on Saturday night against the Dodgers.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with the Los Angeles Dodgers...

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Davey Martinez’s club has now dropped three straight after their Opening Day win. Will they snap the mini-losing streak?

Trailing 1-0 in the eighth inning last night, the Washington Nationals got a leadoff double off the bat of Yadiel Hernández, and a bunt for a hit from Victor Robles to give them a shot with Trea Turner, Juan Soto, and Ryan Zimmerman due up and runners on first and third.

Robles got thrown out trying to steal second with Turner up, however, and...

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Anibal Sanchez injures finger during showcase

Free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez suffered a finger injury during his showcase Saturday. The 37-year old Sanchez cut his finger just 13 pitches into the showcase, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals drop series opener in Los Angeles; Nats get four back off IL + more...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for tonight’s 9:10 PM start in Los Angeles...

While the Washington Nationals were in LA for the start of their road trip, back in D.C. there was news about the amount of people who’ll be allowed in Nationals Park once the club is back in the nation’s capital.

A waiver request to allow 25% capacity in the park received approval effective immediately, so there will be bigger crowds in the...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals Notes and Quotes: Four reinstated from IL; Patrick Corbin in Los Angeles + more...

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Some highlights from Davey Martinez’s pregame presser on Zoom before the start of the series in LA.

Battle of Los Angeles:

Before the start of the series in Dodger Stadium, the Nationals, who last played a game here in October 2019, you might remember it, and Washington’s skipper Davey Martinez, talked about coming back to the scene of one of the biggest moments of the run to the World Series title that year.

“I came in this morning and sat at my desk...

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Marty Niland

Veteran blunders compound Washington Nationals’ roster issues in loss to Los Angeles Dodgers

Victor Robles’ ill-advised steal of second cost the Nats a potential big inning in a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. | Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

A hanging change-up and an impulsive steal undermine solid effort from Joe Ross...

How did the Washington Nationals not score in the eighth inning of Friday’s 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers?

The answer to that question could also be the answer to the risk of this season eventually falling short of expectations. The Nats have...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Joe Ross strong in first regular season start since 2019...

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Washington Nationals’ starter Joe Ross tossed five scoreless on 67 pitches in his 2021 debut...

“I really like the way he’s throwing the ball the ball right now, so we’ve got to build him up and the biggest thing is consistency now,” Davey Martinez said of Joe Ross after the right-handed starter’s final appearance in Grapefruit League action last month.

Ross, 27, earned the fifth spot in the rotation this spring, after opting out of playing in 2020,...

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Washington Nationals drop series opener in Los Angeles, 1-0 Dodgers final...

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Joe Ross and Walker Buehler were lights out and a solo HR in the sixth was enough for the home team in the opener in LA.

Joe Ross tossed five scoreless on 67 pitches in his 2021 debut. Walker Buehler went six on a total of 90 pitches, holding the visiting Washington Nationals off the board, and the Dodger starter got support from Justin Turner, who homered off Luis Avilán with two out in the sixth to give the home team a lead in the series opener in Los...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers: GameThread 4 of 162

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Washington and Los Angeles start a four-game set in Dodger Stadium at 4:05 PM ET with Joe Ross on the mound for the Nationals against Dodgers’ righty Walker Buehler. FOLLOW: MASN; MLBN; 106.7 the FAN.

Next Game

Washington Nationals
at Los Angeles Dodgers

April 9, 2021 4:05 PM ET
Dodger Stadium

Joe Ross vs Walker Buehler

WEATHER: Sunny, 73°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Victor Robles - CF

2. Trea Turner - SS

3. Juan Soto - RF

4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B

5....

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for today’s series opener with the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Davey Martinez’s club is on the West Coast for the first of three with the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine.

No one with the Nationals is going to use it as an excuse, but with nine expected Opening Day players unavailable at the start of the season following a COVID-19 outbreak in D.C., a different lineup was out on the field in Washington’s season-opener series with the Atlanta Braves.

Davey Martinez’s club took the series opener with the Nationals’ NL...

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Nationals reinstate four players from COVID IL

Jon Lester, Patrick Corbin, Josh Harrison, Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber remain on the COVID IL.

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Nationals reinstate several players ahead of series vs. Dodgers

The Washington Nationals reinstated closer Brad Hand, infielder Jordy Mercer and catchers Alex Avila and Yan Gomes from the injured list, the team announced ahead of Friday's matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Those four were among nine players placed on the injured list due to the team's COVID-19 outbreak.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals reinstate four from IL; announce roster moves in advance of three-game series with LA Dodgers...

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The Nationals have four players back off the IL in time for the start of their three-game set with the Dodgers in LA.

Though he wasn’t sure how the logistics of it would work, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters before the club’s doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday that it was possible that some of the players placed on the IL before prior to Monday’s season opener could return during the...

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Washington Nationals Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers await in first 2021 road trip

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We look ahead to the Nationals’ first road trip of the season against the defending World Series champion Dodgers.

After a dramatic win on their delayed Opening Day, the Washington Nationals proceeded to drop the next two games with the Atlanta Braves, leaving them with a series loss to open the year.

Next, they travel out west to Dodger Stadium to take on the defending World Series champion, Los Angeles Dodgers.

It will be the first time that the...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ “Replacements” stepping up; Nats in LA + more...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for the ceremonies to end and the baseball to start in LA...

Considering the situation the Washington Nationals are in right now, with a number of their players unavailable following positive COVID tests and contact tracing, you can forgive the club if they had concerns getting back on a plane to travel for their first road trip of 2021.

Manager Davey Martinez told reporters before...

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