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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ prospect Brendan Collins pitching in close to home...

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Brendan Collins of Olney, Maryland is a rookie pro with Single-A Fredericksburg …

WASHINGTON – As a young boy, Brendan Collins attended several games at Nationals Park with his family.

He was a fan of Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer – both of whom have since gone elsewhere – and Collins was in the stands for a home playoff game in the Navy Yards neighborhood and his parents went to home playoff games in 2019.

Now...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Roberto Clemente Day; resting young players, and watching young players

Highlights from Davey Martinez’s media availability on Wednesday morning...

Roberto Clemente Day - The baseball god of Latin players:

Davey Martinez led a number of his players on a trip to the Clemente Museum while the club was in Pittsburgh this past weekend, and yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day for Major League Baseball, so the fourth-year skipper in the nation’s capital got to wear the number Clemente wore for most of his major league career (No. 21) on his own jersey as...

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David Driver

Lane Thomas stays hot for Washington Nationals in loss to Miami Marlins...

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The center fielder has another strong game in a matinee debacle against the Marlins ... 

WASHINGTON - In parts of three seasons with St. Louis, Lane Thomas never had more than 48 at-bats in one year with the Cardinals.

And he never played in more than 34 games with the club that acquired him in a deal with Toronto in July of 2017.

But in 29 games with the Nationals, Knoxville native Thomas seems to have found a home - and...

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Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman has some things to think about this winter...

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Davey Martinez, Tim Bogar, and Ryan Zimmerman on Ryan Zimmerman...

“I don’t want to say it’s the last home run I’ve seen him hit,” Tim Bogar said. “I don’t want to say it’s the last at-bat I’ve seen him hit. I’ve been around him for a shorter period of time for his career, but a lot of those days have been very special. He’s a good man.”

Bogar, Washington’s bench coach, (who filled in Tuesday night as the Nationals’ manager in...

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Washington Nationals blow lead in 9th, drop 2 of 3 to Miami Marlins in D.C. with 8-6 loss...

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Maybe they should have left Josh Rogers in a little bit longer... and not drawn the infield in in the 9th... but hindsight, amirite?

Josh Rogers gave up just one hit in five scoreless frames this afternoon, but with a bases-loaded chance in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Washington Nationals went to pinch hitter Andrew Stevenson, who struck out to end the threat with the score 2-0 in the Nats’ favor.

Miami’s Marlins promptly tied it up with two in...

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Washington Nationals Minors: Rochester pitchers wait in (Red) Wings...

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Several hurlers at Triple-A have Major League experience with the Nationals …

WASHINGTON – The roster of Triple-A Rochester has pitchers who have appeared in games this season for the Nationals.

And there are other hurlers in upstate New York who have pitched in past seasons with Washington.

The chance of any of those pitchers being summoned to the nation’s capital in the final weeks of the season are dwindling for two main reasons: the major...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: GameThread 146 of 162

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Washington and Miami wrap up their three-game series at 1:05 PM ET this afternoon, with Josh Rogers on the mound for the Nationals against Marlins’ starter Trevor Rogers. FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

Next Game

Washington Nationals
vs Miami Marlins

September 15, 2021 1:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

Josh Rogers vs Trevor Rogers

WEATHER: Sunny, 88°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Lane Thomas - CF

2. Alcides Escobar - SS

3. Juan...

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Washington Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the Miami Marlins in D.C.

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Washington and Miami wrap up their three-game set in D.C. at 1:05 PM ET.

Ryan Zimmerman’s 442-foot home run to right field last night was, according to the MLB Stats Twitter feed, the longest opposite field HR by a Nationals’ hitter since at least 2015.

“We were talking about it on the bench tonight — about he’s a first round draft pick that just shows everybody who he was every time he comes out here,” fill-in manager Tim Bogar said in his...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Tim Bogar on Davey Martinez not managing last night; Josh Bell in left field + more...

Highlights from Tim Bogar’s pregame Zoom call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon in Nationals Park...

Manager TBA After Follow-Up Procedure:

Davey Martinez went in for a follow-up procedure on his surgically-repaired ankle, so Tim Bogar took over the manager’s pregame Zoom call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon.

“He had a little post-op appointment today, just to check up,” Bogar explained.

“He actually had a new cast put on, it’s a beautiful Nationals red, he’s...

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David Driver

Hard work pays off for Washington Nationals’ prospect Jakson Reetz

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After MLB debut with Nationals, the veteran catcher is now at Double-A Harrisburg …

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A minor leaguer since 2014 with the Nationals, catcher Jakson Reetz finally got the call to the major leagues in July.

With injuries to veterans Alex Avila and Yan Gomes (since traded to Oakland), Washington summoned Reetz on July 10 from Triple-A Rochester.

“It was great to see him get an opportunity in the big leagues,” Double-A...

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Patrick Reddington

Erick Fedde against the Miami Marlins works out well again...

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Washington Nationals’ right-hander Erick Fedde went just five innings, but he struck out eight Marlins and held Miami to one run in an 8-2 win.

Erick Fedde struck out a career-high ten batters when he faced the Miami Marlins down in Florida back on August 24th, holding the home team in loanDepot park to a run on six hits and a walk in a 6 1?3-inning, 103-pitch outing for the 28-year-old, 2014 1st Round pick.

“I think the pregame talk was it was a very...

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Washington Nationals 8-2 over Miami Marlins to set up rubber match tomorrow in D.C.

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Erick Fedde put together a solid, five-inning start, and after getting shut out last night, the Nationals bounced back to beat the Marlins, 8-2.

Erick Fedde went curveball heavy against Miami again tonight, after throwing his curve 37% of the time when he dominated the Marlins over 6 1?3 IP in South Florida last month, striking out a career-high 10 batters and giving up just one run on six hits in that outing. Back in the nation’s capital tonight, Fedde was...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: GameThread 145 of 162

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Washington and Miami play the second game of their three-game set in D.C. at 7:05 PM ET with Erick Fedde throwing for the Nationals against Marlins’ lefty Jesús Luzardo. FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN.

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Washington Nationals
vs Miami Marlins

September 14, 2021 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

Erick Fedde vs Jesús Luzardo

WEATHER: Sunny, 83°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Lane Thomas - CF

2. Alcides Escobar - SS

3. Juan Soto -...

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Washington Nationals’ lineup for the 2nd of 3 with the Miami Marlins in D.C.

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Shut down and shut out by the Marlins last night, the Nationals look to bounce back in the 2nd of 3 in D.C.

Sandy Alcantara no-hit the Washington Nationals through 7 2?3 innings last night, and gave up one hit total in eight scoreless frames, then reliever Dylan Floro worked around one hit in the ninth to complete a 3-0 shutout win for Miami’s Marlins in the series opener in D.C.

It was the first shutout loss for Davey Martinez’s club since...

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Washington Nationals’ Victor Robles in Rochester dilemma...

Screencap via @RocRedWings on Twitter...

The outfielder could come back to Washington - or end the year playing every day for Triple-A Rochester ...

WASHINGTON - In previous years, this would be the time of the season that the Major League rosters would expand with call-ups from Triple-A and the rest of the minors.

But with rosters reduced in the majors to 28 from previous Septembers, and the Triple-A season lasting until early October, players with big-league experience might not be...

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Harrisburg Senators’ pitchers aim to finish strong...

It has been a bumpy year for some of the high draft picks with Double-A Senators ...

HARRISBURG, Pa. - After a late start to the season, right-hander Jackson Tetreault is looking to finish strong in the rotation at Double-A Harrisburg.

A seventh-round pick in 2017 by the Washington Nationals, the product of the Junior College of Florida went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits here Friday against the Bowie Baysox. Tetreault didn’t figure in the decision as the Baysox...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Keibert Ruiz returning; Max Scherzer reaching 3000 Ks; Tanner Rainey + more...

Highlights from Davey Martinez’s media availability on Monday afternoon from D.C.

Keibert Ruiz Returns:

Over the weekend in PNC Park, Washington Nationals’ catcher Keibert Ruiz, took a 95 MPH fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates’ reliever Kyle Keller to the face, though it looked like it did catch a lot of the ear flap of his helmet, while definitely catching a good deal of jaw/cheek as well. They were taking no chances with him, of course, so the 23-year-old backstop left the...

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Patrick Reddington

Is this the end for Ryan Zimmerman with the Washington Nationals?

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It’s the same question that’s been asked for the last ... three years, really, but it’s worth asking again as 2021 winds down for the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman...

Ryan Zimmerman had a total of eight plate appearances in the month of September before the 36-year-old, 16-year veteran stepped to the plate this past Saturday night against right-hander Shelby Miller and hit a 95 MPH 1-2 fastball to center for a 411-foot solo home run, his 13th of the...

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Marty Niland

Sinking Washington Nationals settle for two hits vs Miami Marlins

Josh Bell broke up Sandy Alcantra’s no-hitter in the seventh inning. but the Washington Nationals could get no more offense against Alcantra in a 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins. | Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

They didn’t get no-hit, but the Nationals came close...

The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins are both playing to avoid the National League East cellar, but they seem to be already heading in different directions.

The Marlins, last-place finishers in the two most recent full...

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Nationals Release Derek Dietrich, Blake Swihart

A one-time top prospect in the Red Sox system, Swihart always came with some defensive question marks behind the plate but was expected to be a high-end offensive player.

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