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Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies postponed by inclement weather again… "I wasn't a pimper. I didn't that many to pimp," Martinez said, as quoted by Washington Post beat writer Jesse Dougherty. What do they usually do during delays? MASN's Alex Chappell asked relievers Matt Grace and Trevor Rosenthal.

Max Scherzer Breaks His Nose While Bunting, During Practice, For Crying Out Loud It's cool to surprise an infield. It's cool to humiliate a shifted defense. It's cool to make a noble sacrifice to advance a teammate. It's cool to drive dipshit purists insane by bunting your way on to break up a lousy combined no-hitter. Possibly nothing in baseball is cooler than a successful suicide squeeze.

VIDEO: Max Scherzer Suffers Broken Nose During Batting Practice Star pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after getting hit in the face during batting practice while attempting a bunt. Scherzer is having another good year at the mound; while his record is only 5-5, he has a 2.81 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 99.1 innings pitched.

Scherzer breaks nose, status for next start TBD Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose earlier today on an errant bunt attempt during batting practice, and his status for Wednesday's scheduled start against the Phillies is to be determined, the Nationals announced this evening. Scherzer was taking BP on the field this afternoon when he bunted a ball that caromed up and struck him in the face.

Scherzer incident, return of rain leave pitching plan up in air The Nationals aren't announcing their pitching plan for Wednesday's doubleheader just yet, for multiple reasons. Including the suddenly unknown status of their ace after he bunted a ball off his face today.

P-Nats thrilled for tonight's Carolina League All-Star Classic - Single-A Potomac Nationals have four players on the active roster for the Northern Division All-Stars in tonight's Carolina League All-Star Classic. P-Nats second baseman Cole Freeman, a fourth-round selection from 2017 out of LSU, is thrilled to be selected for tonight's contest.

2017-18 Capitals To Be Inducted Into Washington D.C. Sports Hall Of Fame The 2017-18 Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup title in their 43-year history, will be inducted into the Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame at Nationals Park in a pregame ceremony before the MLB's Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, June 23 at 1:35 PM ET.

Washington Nationals: Nats Will Need Joe Ross Soon Mother Nature wrecked the Washington Nationals plans yesterday. Due to a double-header occurring tomorrow, the Nats will need an additional pitcher on th…

Nationals open series against Phillies after yesterday's rainout Following Monday night's postponement, the Washington Nationals continue this 11-game homestand on Tuesday night…The remainder of this homestand will feature seven games against National League East rivals, starting with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight before welcoming the Atlanta Braves this weekend.

Game #72 They will try to get in Game 1 of 4 in this series tonight! When Mother Nature changes course, look out. Last night's weather never allowed for a window to play the game after a change in the weather patterns. Last night's starters of Patrick Corbin and the right-handed Jake Arrieta who were scheduled for last night were moved to tonight.

Washington Nationals' lineup for tonight's series opener with Philadelphia Phillies… Washington and Philadelphia will try to start their four-game set tonight, weather permitting. Here’s how the Nationals will line up if they play…

Weather forecast: Will the Nationals-Phillies play on Tuesday? There is a strong chance for storms on Tuesday, threatening play between the Nationals and Phillies for a second consecutive night.

Racing Presidents Livestream: How to watch, live stream, listen Todd Dybas, Chase Hughes, Tim Shovers and Travis Thomas discuss the latest news from the Washington Nationals.

Rain - rotation - roster; The Nats have to make moves due to the rain Last month's rain set the wettest year in Washington D.C.'s history at over 71 inches of precipitation, and the wet stuff continues like we saw with the inconvenient rains of 2018 that have returned and wreaking havoc on the Washington Nationals rotation and roster.

Wire Taps: Nationals sign Jackson Rutledge; Bryce Harper's second return postponed; Davey Martinez goes to 7-man bullpen Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait to see if they actually play baseball tonight in the rain-soaked nation’s capital…

Washington Nationals' catcher Kurt Suzuki okay after taking bounced pitch off neck on Sunday "He's in there now and he said he was fine, so but kind of scary you know when he got kind of light-headed and couldn't walk back to the dugout." Asked if they went through the concussion protocol, Martinez said, "well, it hit him in the neck.

After rainout, Nationals have pitching decisions to make The Nationals didn't want to postpone Monday night's series opener against the Phillies. They'd have much rather played as scheduled and not waited out a nearly 3-hour rain delay before calling it and rescheduling a day-night doubleheader for Wednesday.

Updates on Cate, Cluff and Grace Left-hander Tim Cate has been promoted from low Single-A Hagerstown to high Single-A Potomac. The 2018 second-round selection out of UConn has gone 4-5 with a 2.82 ERA in 13 starts this season, striking out 73 and walking only 13 in 70 1/3 innings. Here is my sit-down with Cate from spring training, which focused on building from his lower half.

2019 MLB Draft: Washington Nationals sign top pick Jackson Rutledge "I think Washington is definitely a place I can step in and be a guy, so I'm excited for that and looking forward to it." This afternoon, Rutledge official became a part of the organization when he signed what is reportedly a $3.45M bonus, which is below the recommended slot value of $3,609,700 for the 17th overall pick.

Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies' series opener postponed, split doubleheader Wednesday at 1:05/7:05 One game tomorrow, weather permitting, then a split doubleheader on Wednesday before the finale on Thursday…

Nats' series opener vs. Phillies postponed after long wait They waited through a couple early, quick downpours. Then they waited through an hour of dry skies with patches of blue above South Capitol Street. But once another downpour struck the area nearly two hours after scheduled first pitch and rain continued to fall for another hour, the Nationals postponed tonight's series opener against the Phillies.

Episode 34 – The Capitals have made some moves and the Wizards are in a standstill whether or not Masai Ujiri will become the next President of Basketball Operations. Meanwhile, our Nationals have yet to make their run with the biggest home stand of their season this week!

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies: GameThread 72 of 162 Patrick Corbin vs Jake Arrieta. WEATHER: Cloudy, 83°. Trea Turner - SS. Mighty Mouse - RF. #JuanPursuit - LF. Mount Adams - 1B. Brian Dozier - 2B. Yan Gomes - C. Patrick Corbin - LHP. Victor Robles - CF. posted by Patrick Reddington about 12 hours ago.

First-rounder Rutledge agrees to terms with Nats The Nationals have agreed to terms with 2019 first-round draft pick right-handed pitcher Jackson Rutledge out of San Jacinto North junior college. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound, starter finished his sophomore season at San Jacinto with a 9-2 record and a 0.87 ERA.

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