Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.
As Dan Haren dominated the Braves in a 3-1 victory that featured eight strong innings from the most veteran pitcher in their rotation, the Nationals won their second consecutive game over Atlanta. They improved to 15-14 on the season, but in May, they're 2-0.
Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth were in the Washington Nationals' lineup on Thursday evening, hitting third and fourth respectively in the Nationals' series finale with the Braves.
The Washington Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday night won't be on the regular 106.7 FM and 1500 AM. With the Nationals game conflicting with the Capitals playoff opener against the New York Rangers, the Nationals will be bumped to 99.1 FM.
X-rays done on the left side of outfielder Bryce Harper came back negative, according to Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson.
Ryan Zimmerman was 0-for-3 in a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac on Wednesday evening, but the Nationals' third baseman and his left hamstring came through the game well. After the game, Zimmerman said he was ready to rejoin his teammates on Friday in Pittsburgh.
The Nationals notched a seminal victory Wednesday night, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-0 and topping their division rival for the first time in six games this season. But perhaps the louder announcement of the evening was that of Jordan Zimmermann, thrusting himself further to the top of the discussion of the game's elite pitchers
Bryce Harper left Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning with a contusion on the left side of his torso.
Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight day with his left ankle still very swollen and his right hamstring still a bit tight. Werth expected to get an X-ray done on his ankle shortly before gametime.
Washington Nationals’ helped revive Reuben Porras, an MLBNetwork employee who suffered a heart attack in the hallway outside the visitors' clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, Porras later passed away at a local hospital.
Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight game as he rests a sore left ankle and cramping right hamstring while Steve Lombardozzi gets the start at second base over Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond moves into the cleanup spot.
Washington Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito threw off a mound this week for the first time since Tommy John surgery.
Standing in a small hallway outside of the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson looked weary and beleaguered. Five games into a 19-game season series with the Atlanta Braves, his team's chief divisional rival, the Nationals hadn't won a single one.
Jayson Werth tried to talk his way into the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday afternoon, but manager Davey Johnson informed him it wasn't going to happen, so the right fielder set his sights on Wednesday's game.
One day after the Washington Nationals appeared to have a bit of an injury scare with ace Stephen Strasburg, general manager Mike Rizzo said the right-hander's arm is structurally fine and he is expected to make his next start.
The big story from the Washington Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves Monday night was whatever is ailing Stephen Strasburg. There were a few other items of note that came out of the Nationals' loss, though.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution