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Will Kubzansky

Wire Taps: Ryan Zimmerman re-injures foot; Max Scherzer could return Thursday; Braves rout Washington Nationals...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Rockies in D.C. (weather permitting).

Losing Max Scherzer for three weeks isn’t fantastic, but it has one benefit: the pitcher who owned the first half of the season will start his second half of the year with a ton of energy in the tank, which is promising given how good he was pitching through pain and an outsized number of innings.

Here’s the news from Nationals...

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Blake Finney

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Washington Nationals’ crucial series against the Atlanta Braves

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In one of the biggest series of the season, the Nationals were able to grind out a series split against the Braves. Here are the main takeaways from the four games..

In a series that several were pinpointing as a huge one for the Washington Nationals in a possible pursuit of the Atlanta Braves, they were able to grind out a series split on the road.

These two teams are still set to meet 10 more times before the season is out and we saw yet again how evenly...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals drop 7-1 decision to Atlanta Braves in series finale, settle for split

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Kevin Gausman gave up some hard hit balls, but not many hits in what ended up a 7-1 Braves’ win over the Nationals.

Joe Ross gave up two runs early and one late in his outing, and the Washington Nationals had a hard time figuring Kevin Gausman out as the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 7-1 win in the series finale in SunTrust Park. Davey Martinez’s squad settled for a split, winning two games of four from their NL East rivals, and now they head home to D.C....

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 98 of 162

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Washington and Atlanta wrap up their four-game set in SunTrust Park with Joe Ross on the mound for the Nationals against Braves’ righty Kevin Gausman. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: ESPN; 106.7 the FAN.

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Washington Nationals
at Atlanta Braves

July 21, 2019 7:05 PM EDT
SunTrust Park

Kevin Gausman vs Joe Ross

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 87°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Trea Turner - SS

2. Mighty Mouse - RF

3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

4. Juan Soto - LF

5....

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for the finale with the Atlanta Braves on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

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Washington’s won 5 of 8 with Atlanta this season, and four of the Nationals’ eight games with the Braves have been decided by one run. Who’s going to take the series finale?

Before Friday night’s loss, the Washington Nationals had won five straight from the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park, outscoring their NL East rivals 45-17 over that stretch.

Davey Martinez and his club have taken 5 of 8 games with the current division leader this season,...

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Nationals place righty Austin Voth on injured list, recall Joe Ross

The Nationals have placed right-handed pitcher Austin Voth on the 10-day injured list and have recalled pitcher Joe Ross, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Voth is dealing with biceps tendinitis; his IL placement comes retroactive to Thursday. Voth, 27, has emerged as a capable starter for the Nationals, making four starts and posting a serviceable 4.35 ERA through 20 2/3 innings. He’s managed to strike out almost a batter per inning, accumulating 20 Ks compared to...

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Tigers reportedly have very high asking price for closer Shane Greene

Any team that wants to acquire Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene is going to have to pay up. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have interest in Greene, but the Tigers asked them for top prospect Carter Kieboom in return. That’s a very high asking price for Greene, who is having an excellent season but lacks a long track record of high-level success in any role. It’s still understandable, though. Greene is under contract for another season, and the Tigers...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Joe Ross for Nationals in finale vs Braves; Max Scherzer update; Sean Doolittle and his big night in SunTrust...

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of tonight’s finale with the Braves in SunTrust Park...

One more with the Braves tonight in Atlanta. Will Washington get a series win or settle for a split. Hey, look! It’s Joe Ross back in the big leagues and starting for the Nationals tonight. Is the tweak to his mechanics he made recently going to make a difference? Are you ready for some ESPN Sunday Night Baseball action from SunTrust? Go...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals beat Atlanta Braves a night after a disappointing loss in SunTrust Park...

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With a 5-3 win in last night’s game, the Nationals gave themselves a chance for a series win in tonight’s finale.

Matt Adams got to Mike Soroka first, taking an 0-1 fastball down and away from the righty to left-center field in SunTrust Park for a game-tying opposite field home run in the fourth that tied things up at 1-1 after the Atlanta Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead.

Adams’ 15th homer of 2019 was just the fifth Atlanta’s 21-year-old, 2015 1st...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals name Joe Ross as starter for tonight’s series finale against Atlanta Braves...

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With Max Scherzer and Austin Voth unavailable, the Nats turn to Joe Ross tonight in the series finale with the Braves.

With Max Scherzer unable to return from the Injured List in time to make the start tonight, the Washington Nationals were expected to turn to right-hander Austin Voth in the finale with the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park.

That plan was up in the air as well as of Saturday afternoon, however, when skipper Davey Martinez told...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals hold on for 5-3 win over Atlanta Braves; big fifth lifts Nats...

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A three-run fifth inning put the Nationals ahead for good as they beat the Braves 5-3 tonight in Atlanta’s SunTrust Park.

Washington’s Nationals put together a big fifth against Atlanta Braves’ starter Mike Soroka tonight in SunTrust Park, stringing together back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back hits in a rally that began with starter Aníbal Sánchez reaching on an error and saw Trea Turner (RBI double), Anthony Rendon (RBI single), and Juan Soto (RBI...

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Max Scherzer takes positive step in recovery, throws off mound

With summer storms peppering much of the country today, we’ve got our own torrent of pitcher-related news to sort through. Out of D.C., we hear from MLB.com’s Jamal Collier that Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw 15 pitches off of a mound this afternoon (Twitter link). The superlative hurler has been dealing with inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade and hasn’t appeared in a game since a seven-inning win against the Royals on July 6th. That Scherzer is throwing...

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Nationals interested in Shane Greene, Sam Dyson

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Friday the club’s going into the July 31 trade deadline seeking controllable talent, especially in the bullpen. Already connected to relievers Mychal Givens and Jake Diekman so far this month, a couple more late-game arms are now on the Nationals’ radar. The club is interested in Tigers closer Shane Greene and Giants setup man Sam Dyson, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Not only are Greene and Dyson thriving in 2019, but they’re under...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 97 of 162

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Washington and Atlanta play the third game of their four-game set in SunTrust Park at 7:20 PM with Aníbal Sánchez on the mound for the Nationals against Braves’ righty Mike Soroka. FOLLOW: MASN 2; FS1; 106.7 the FAN.

Next Game

Washington Nationals
at Atlanta Braves

July 20, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
SunTrust Park

Mike Soroka vs Aníbal Sánchez

WEATHER: Rainy, 84°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Trea Turner - SS

2. Mighty Mouse - RF

3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

4. Juan...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals Rumors: Nats interested in Shane Greene? Sam Dyson?

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Check out the latest rumors about the Nationals’ interest in Detroit’s closer and one of the San Francisco Giants’ arms.

Washington Nationals’ General Manager Mike Rizzo confirmed the obvious when he spoke with MLB Network Radio’s Mike Ferrin, Jim Duquette, and Jim Bowden on Friday afternoon, telling them that the Nationals were in the market for relief help, and controllable relievers in particular, as the 2019 Trade Deadline approaches.

“When...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park...

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Victor Robles has a nine-game hit streak going after a 2 for 4 game last night in SunTrust Park.

With a double in his third at bat last night, Victor Robles extended his hitting streak to nine-straight games, over which the 22-year-old outfielder is now (after his 2 for 4 game on Friday night), 13 for 36 (.361/.378/.639) with four doubles and two home runs. Robles has hits in 17 of his last 19 games as well.

He capped the night off with a game-tying,...

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Patrick Reddington

Max Scherzer pulling hair out waiting for return to Washington Nationals’ rotation

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Max Scherzer won’t be pitching on Sunday unfortunately, but he thinks he’ll be ready to return to the Nationals’ rotation soon..

Max Scherzer was pulling his hair out waiting for the cortisone shot he received four days back to do its work and provide some relief from the back issue he’s been dealing with in the last few weeks that landed him on the Injured List.

“When you get a cortisone injection,” the 34-year-old Nationals’ ace explained...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Davey Martinez and the 9th inning last night; Max Scherzer update + more Nationals links...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the 3rd of 4 with the Braves tonight...

It was all like, yes Victor Robles! and then all, no why try to get two innings out of Fernando Rodney? Davey Martinez had his reasons. It did not work out. But remember Robles’s home run? His game-tying home run? That was fun. Go read your links...

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Martinez’s bullpen decisions:

Nats lose after wild, head-scratching ninth inning - (MASN)
"Down to...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Davey Martinez on the ninth inning in last night’s walk-off loss to the Atlanta Braves...

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Davey Martinez discussed his decision making in trying to get two innings out of Fernando Rodney in the Nationals’ walk-off loss to the Braves...

Fernando Rodney went an inning-plus twice last season, and multiple times back in 2014, ‘15, and ‘16, but hadn’t completed two innings in relief in the majors since September of 2013, when he did it for the second time that season with the Tampa Bay Rays, for whom, coincidentally, Davey Martinez...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals will be buying (and maybe selling some) at the Trade Deadline

Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo was clear in a couple interviews this week that he thinks the Nats have played their way into buying to improve the roster at the Trade Deadline...

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Nationals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Confidence in the overall direction of the Washington Nationals is up to 78% in this week’s SB Nation FanPulse voting, the highest mark...

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