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Washington Nationals: Anthony Rendon Breaking Records Washington Nationals' All-Star third basemen Anthony Rendon is on pace to break some records in his outstanding 2019 campaign. It is hard to believe that 2…

Jack White ducks out of baseball game to play concert - then comes back Even though Jack White had a concert to play in Washington, D.C., this weekend, he and his rock band side project The Raconteurs got the chance to catch a baseball game while they were in town.

Wire Taps: Sean Doolittle to IL; Max Scherzer will likely return Thursday; Victor Robles's stellar defense Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Pirates…

Baseball taking notice of Robles and his game-changing defense With Reds pinch-hitter José Peraza standing at first base, thanks to a walk, center fielder Victor Robles came on for a ball in shallow right field to pick up a single off the bat of Reds outfielder Jesse Winker. Peraza saw how far Robles had to go toward the right field area and took his cue to round second base and charge for third.

Looking at Nationals' options in the ninth inning It's hard to believe Nationals manager Davey Martinez isn't aware of the angst and frustration three simple words - "He's our closer" - cause for a fan base tired of watching ninth-inning leads frittered away.

What to do with Doo? Washington Nationals' closer Sean Doolittle lands on IL; how will he be handled when he's back? "He has been taxed, he has been worked," Rizzo acknowledged. "We had to be careful going into the season. We knew that he's a maintenance guy that we have to maintain, he hasn't been on the, thank god, and he's a guy that's been on the for the last couple of years, which has given him a break during the season to finish out the season strong.

Washington Nationals crush series finale with Milwaukee Brewers; hit eight home runs in 16-8 win… Washington’s win on Sunday was their seventh in the last ten and ninth in the last twelve.

Washington Nationals Roundup: Robles extends his hitting streak to seven games in blowout of Brewers Check out the latest Nationals news and notes after their 16-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Adam Eaton went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored in the Nationals' one-sided victory over the Brewers on Sunday.

Nats respond to defeat with barrage of longballs in 16-8 victory It was as fair question to ask: After Saturday night's - er, early Sunday morning's - crushing 15-14 loss to the Brewers in 14 innings, how would the Nationals respond? Apparently soul-crushing defeats and lack of restorative sleep result in prodigious displays of home run power.

Washington Nationals hit eight homers; take series with 16-8 win over Milwaukee Brewers Yan Gomes singled to start the second, and moved up on a sac bunt before Trea Turner walked to put two on in front of Eaton, who tripled off the right field wall to drive in two more, 6-0.

The Nats bounceback to claim this series with 16-runs scored! The Nationals offense stepped on the gas pedal and did not let up in this game in which they scored 16-runs on 19-hits which also included eight home runs. The starting outfield trio of Juan Soto, Adam Eaton, and Victor Robles combined for four home runs on six hits.

Watch: Anthony Rendon flips bat to the moon after crushing home run The Nationals were placed in a position where Sunday's game was a bit of a must-win, as they're fighting for a playoff berth, but suffered a brutal 14-inning loss at home the day before. But they came out with a purpose on Sunday, and stepped up in a big way - scoring 13 runs in just three innings, en route to a blowout victory.

Nationals Likely To Active Max Scherzer On Thursday Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer will make his return from the Injured List on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to manager Dave Martinez:. Scherzer first landed on the IL with a back strain on July 14, and was almost immediately placed back on IL after making a start against the Colorado Rockies on July 25.

Nats put struggling closer Doolittle on 10-day injured list WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals have put struggling closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis, a day after he gave up three home runs in the ninth inning against Milwaukee. The NL wild-card leaders made the move Sunday.

Feeling fine, Scherzer preparing to pitch Thursday Max Scherzer has long posited that the day after an activity - be it long toss, simulated game or bullpen session - is the most important component to the evaluation of an injury.

Scherzer on track to pitch Thursday for Nationals Scherzer hopes to pitch Thursday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, according to manager Dave Martinez. "I feel good. I am sore in all of the right spots," Scherzer said Sunday, after throwing a simulated game Saturday. Martinez said Scherzer has been ornery during the process, and Scherzer readily agreed.

Knee issue lands struggling Doolittle on injured list The Nationals won't be answering incessant questions about closer Sean Doolittle's recent ineffectiveness - well, for at least another 10 days or so.

Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers: GameThread 123 of 162 Milwaukee Brewers: at Washington Nationals. August 18, 2019 1:35 PM EDT: Nationals park. Erick Fedde vs Chase Anderson. WEATHER: Sunny, 92°. Trea Turner - SS. Mighty Mouse - RF. Juan Soto - LF. Mount Adams - 1B. 6.Victor Robles - CF. Brian Dozier - 2B.

Nats go for series win against Brewers The Washington Nationals came back from deficits of 5-0, 8-5, 12-11 and 13-12 before eventually falling to the Milwaukee Brewers, 15-14 in 14 innings on Saturday night…It was the third-longest regular-season game in terms of time of game in Nationals history.

Nationals Likely To Activate Max Scherzer Thursday The Nationals will likely activate ace Max Scherzer on Thursday, manager Dave Martinez tells Jamal Collier of MLB.com. Scherzer threw a simulated game yesterday and came out unscathed. Of course, a Scherzer return will be a boon to a Washington club holding onto a 2.5 game in the Wild Card standings.

Washington Nationals place Sean Doolittle on 10-Day IL with right knee tendinitis Sean Doolittle is headed to the Injured List with right knee tendinitis after a rough stretch for the Nationals’ closer…

Game #123 Will the #Nats see the Brewers again this year? Doolittle to the 10-day IL After this game, the Nationals have just 39 games remaining, and while this will be the last game the Nationals will face the Brewers within the 162-game regular season, it might not be the last time they see each other this year. After last night's 14-inning five hour and forty minute marathon, the team is going to have to dig deep.

Sean Doolittle placed on 10-day injured list amid slump The Washington Nationals placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list, citing right knee tendinitis, and recalled right-hander Kyle McGowin from Double-A Harrisburg to take his roster spot.

Nationals Place Sean Doolittle On Injured List The Nationals announced today they have placed reliever Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis. Righty Kyle McGowin is up from Double-A Harrisburg to take Doolittle's active roster spot. We just heard Washington was considering cutting Doolittle's workload back in recognition of his recent downturn in performance.

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