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  1. Storen explains injury, his hope to bounce back

    Sep 17, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

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    UPDATED With a four-week recovery timetable and just 17 games left on the Nationals’ regular season schedule, the chances of Drew Storen playing again in 2015 are very slim. And to have that sudden end caused by a self-inflicted wound has made the last week or so even harder to swallow for the Nats reliever. On Thursday, Storen explained what…

  2. Game 146: Marlins at Nats

    Sep 17, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Hard to believe it, but this is the Nationals’ final homestand of the season. It’s a long one, to be sure — 11 games against the Marlins, Orioles, Phillies and Reds — but we have officially reached the home stretch of 2015. It begins against the Marlins, who actually have been playing well of late,…

  3. Baseball in the District – Appreciating Harper’s historic year

    Sep 17, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

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    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN For the first time in two years of doing ‘Baseball in the District,’ we did an episode with no guests. Frankly, there was plenty to talk about already regarding the Nats, even as their hopes for a playoff berth continue to drift away. Tim Murray and I talked about Bryce Harper’s…

  4. Around the NL East: Mets sweating out September finish

    Sep 17, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Sep 15, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts in the dugout during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

    ATLANTA BRAVES   Shelby Miller’s bizarre season rolls on as the 24-year-old righty still hasn’t earned a win in 22 starts despite having a more-than-respectable 3.00 ERA. It’s pretty rare for a pitcher to be this snake bit (you’d think he could luck into a win here or there), but when you pitch for a…

  5. Werth’s power stroke finally returns

    Sep 17, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — When Jayson Werth returned from a broken wrist in 2012, he remained a productive hitter for the Nationals, just not a power hitter. His wrist needing more time to regain full strength, Werth wound up morphing from a middle-of-the-order power threat into a top-of-the-order table-setter. So when he returned from another fracture to…

  6. Harper joins exclusive club with 40th homer

    Sep 17, 2015, 12:06 AM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper is as much a student of the game as anybody is these days, so he understands and appreciates what he accomplished here Wednesday night. Even if he didn’t much want to talk about personal accomplishments. “We got [17] more games left,” he said. “So I’ll answer that at the end of…

  7. Nats 12, Phillies 2: Homer parade includes Harper’s 40th

    Sep 16, 2015, 9:56 PM EDT

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    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals arrived in Philadelphia at the start of the week, understanding they were now playing out the string in every sense other than the mathematical sense, their deficit in the NL East too great to overcome with so little time left on the calendar. Maybe that lack of pressure, though,…

  8. Harper’s play in right field has contributed to season

    Sep 16, 2015, 6:43 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — The lion’s share of praise heaped upon Bryce Harper this season has been for his accomplishments at the plate. And deservedly so; Harper’s 1.134 OPS entering play Wednesday is the best compiled by a major-league hitter since Barry Bonds’ outrageous 1.422 mark in 2004. Harper’s performance in the field, though, deserves some attention…

  9. Game 145: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 16, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of dominant performances last night from Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, the Nationals tonight go for a series sweep of the Phillies, hoping Gio Gonzalez can turn in another quality performance. Gonzalez has been good his last two times out, tossing six scoreless innings against the Braves and five innings…

  10. Stock Watch: Harper cementing MVP-caliber season

    Sep 16, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Sep 15, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watching the ball of his solo home run during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies  at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.   Record: 3-3 Team slash: .240/.315/.389 Team ERA: 2.67 Runs per game: 3.5   STOCK UP   Bryce Harper, RF: .450 AVG/ 5 HR/ 1.772 OPS  Is there any doubt these days as to who…



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