NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steve Mears: "Next man up" and the postseason roster - Nationals Buzz

The Nationals have been holding tryouts for the postseason roster, and last night, Dusty Baker made some calculated moves, some interesting moves and some moves out of necessity. The moves out of necessity were to replace Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, as both are nursing injuries. Then Baker had to ... Read More
Via MASN
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg’s status for NLDS is unclear, but decision could come Tuesday

The chances of Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg pitching in the National League Divisional Series dwindle each day that goes by without him throwing off a mound, but both Manager Dusty Baker and General Manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that they didn’t know Strasburg’s status for the matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which begins with […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baker gives insight on how playoff rotation might work out - Byron Kerr

Manager Dusty Baker knows his club will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series, which begins Oct 7. Looking ahead to how the Nationals will set up their rotation for the Dodgers, this week's pitching probables give some insight into how the NLDS will work out ... Read More
Via MASN
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Solis off the disabled list and ready for Nationals’ playoff push

Sammy Solis had to watch the Nationals celebrate clinching the National League East crown in Pittsburgh on Saturday from a thousand miles away. He was in Florida. “That was tough to watch on TV, having been a part of it for most of the season,” Solis said. “But hopefully we get to do it three […]
Via Nationals Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Ramos Got Hurt

As I watched Wilson Ramos land awkwardly and crumple to the ground pointing at his knee Monday night, a lot was going through my mind. I was mad that the Nationals had to play in the sloppy conditions in DC that night. I was frustrated with Dusty Baker for not giving Ramos more time off. I cursed the baseball gods who clearly had a hand in sending first Stephen Strasburg then Daniel...
Via The Nats Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

X-ray on Nationals' star Bryce Harper's left thumb brings good news

The Nationals got a dose of good news on a night All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos went down with a potentially serious knee injury, as Bryce Harper's
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Wilson Ramos set for MRI as Nats hope and pray injury isn't serious

The Nationals know this feeling all too well, the anxious wait for test results to determine the severity of an injury to a star player. The
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

9.26.16: Ramos injured in big Nationals loss

Wilson Ramos was injured in a big Nationals loss on Monday night.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Ramos injured in Nationals' 14-4 loss to Diamondbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos left the Washington Nationals' 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night with an apparent right knee injury that could be a major blow to the NL East champions. Ramos landed awkwardly on his right leg after jumping to catch a relay throw in the sixth inning. He immediately called for medical attention and clutched at the...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals C Wilson Ramos leaves game with right leg injury

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has left Washington's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent right leg injury, a potentially damaging blow to the NL East champions. Ramos was injured on a play at the plate in the sixth inning Monday night when he jumped for a throw and landed awkwardly on his leg. Arizona's Brandon Drury scored but didn't make contact...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Wilson Ramos leaves with knee injury

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos left Monday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with what appeared to be a devastating knee injury, after he was carried off the field following an awkward landing on his right knee following a throw from behind the plate. Taking over in his place is catcher Pedro Severino. Ramos has […] The post Nationals’ Wilson Ramos leaves...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Goodwin's bat stakes Nats to quick advantage (D'backs lead 5-1) - Byron Kerr

One of the many bright spots among the Nationals' September callups has been the play of right fielder Brian Goodwin. Coming into this week, Goodwin is batting .313 with three RBIs. Manager Dusty Baker said early last week how impressed he has been with Goodwin, and the former North Carolina ... Read More
Via MASN
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Washington Nationals can win the World Series

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Nats, Pirates get into it after fake tag leads to Harper injury

The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves at odds on Sunday after a fake tag potentially led to a hand injury for Bryce Harper. It started when Harper tripled down the right field line and hurt his left wrist on the slide. The slide wasn’t necessary as the throw badly missed the cutoff men and the baseball wasn’t anywhere near third, but Pirates third...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals follow frustrating 2015 season with NL East title

PITTSBURGH (AP) Dusty Baker couldn't help but smile as he watched his players pour champagne and beer on each other. The Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years on Saturday night. They beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and watched on TV in the clubhouse as the New York Mets were eliminated from the division race 20 minutes later with a 10...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper wears Katie Ledecky swim cap during Nats’ celebration

Bryce Harper gave Katie Ledecky the ultimate nod on Saturday when celebrating the Nationals’ division title. Washington beat Pittsburgh 6-1 while the Mets lost to the Phillies, giving the Nats the NL East. The team celebrated by spraying some bubbly and beer around the clubhouse, and nobody had on a better outfit than Harper. The reigning NL MVP was seen wearing a Katie Ledecky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy has strained left buttocks, Stephen Strasburg’s playoff status still uncertain

PITTSBURGH — Daniel Murphy, whose left leg injury was not responding to treatment, has a mild strain in his left buttocks, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said Friday. Murphy underwent an MRI, which revealed the strain, an issue that plagues him most when he is running. Baker said the Nationals are going “to have to shut […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How much has Trea Turner impacted the Nationals?

When Trea Turner was called up for good on July 10th, the Nationals already had a 97% chance of winning their division. With players like Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos, and a resurgent Anthony Rendon leading the offense, it was not like the team struggled for offensive firepower. However, there were of course weak spots. Turner had started at SS for all but two of his minor league...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals dismiss report about Bryce Harper shoulder injury

Two prominent members of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday dismissed a report discussing the extent of Bryce Harper’s shoulder injury. SI’s Tom Verducci wrote a column Tuesday about the Nats’ playoff hopes, which he said were dampened by Harper’s shoulder concerns. Verducci reported a source told him the neck/shoulder issue was such a problem that Harper could barely throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark Has Been Washington’s Kyle Hendricks

Stephen Strasburg‘s been in the news lately for playing catch. It’s still unclear whether he’ll pitch again this season. Given that the Nationals are just a few weeks away from postseason baseball, and given that Joe Ross just returned from having missed 10 weeks with a shoulder injury and is currently working on a limited pitch count, it’s not an ideal situation for Washington’s...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: The Much-Needed Rise of Tanner Roark

We’ve got a nice balanced day planned out for you around this Tuesday MLB slate, as we’ve got a great premium matchup, another that’s right behind it and a Cy Young candidate toiling in isolation as well. Check ’em out! Tanner Roark (WAS) versus José Fernández (MIA) 7:10 p.m. ET In a lot of ways, Roark is like the poor man’s Kyle Hendricks this year. He lags behind...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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