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Washington Nationals shortstop CJ Abrams throws to first for the out on Chicago Cubs' Franmil Reyes during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

C.J. Abrams' call up represents new era for Nationals

- The Washington Times

Shortstop C.J. Abrams is just 21 years old, but he's already got plenty of pressure on him. The way Abrams performs over the final two months could go a long way toward convincing the fanbase that trading away a generational talent like Juan Soto was maybe the right move.

San Diego Padres' Juan Soto gestures at second after he doubled during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

Associated Press

Juan Soto had two hits and got a standing ovation in his return to Washington, and San Diego beat the Nationals 10-5 on Friday night after Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.

San Diego Padres' Juan Soto talks to the media before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Juan Soto back in Washington, grateful for time with Nats

Associated Press

As Juan Soto began the walk to the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday for the first time as an opposing player, he passed photos hanging on either side of the tunnel showing past Washington players - a gallery that already includes an image of him, smiling in a blue jersey with a red No. 22.

Washington Nationals' Luis Garcia hugs Joey Meneses in the dugout after Meneses' two-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Mark Leiter Jr. during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Meneses hits 2-run HR in 8th as Nationals beat Cubs 6-5

- Associated Press

Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, Keibert Ruiz went deep twice and the Washington Nationals regrouped after blowing a three-run lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

San Diego Padres right fielder Juan Soto runs to the dugout during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Did the Nationals get enough in return for Juan Soto?

- The Washington Times

The number of prospects that Washington got back for Soto (and Josh Bell) is virtually unprecedented in MLB history. It will either be used as a model for rebuilding clubs moving forward, or as an example of the downsides to trading away a player of Soto's caliber.

In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully answers questions during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

- Associated Press

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said. He was 94.

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

DeGrom dazzles in return, bullpen costs Mets in loss to Nats

- Associated Press

Jacob deGrom dazzled in his first major league start in more than a year, allowing one run on three hits and striking out six in five innings before a bullpen meltdown cost the New York Mets in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.