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  1. Williams on criticism: “All of the facts aren’t out there”

    Sep 30, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — Matt Williams defended himself Wednesday against a new round of harsh criticism levied at him, saying “all of the facts aren’t out there” but declining to go into more detail at this point, with five games still remaining on the Nationals’ schedule. Responding to a question about a Washington Post expose detailing the…

  2. Game 158: Nats at Braves

    Sep 30, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    ATLANTA — Jordan Zimmermann made his final start at Nationals Park last Friday night, an event that drew plenty of attention, in part because it didn’t end the way anyone would have liked for it to end. But the right-hander still had one more start to make in a Nationals uniform, and it will come…

  3. ‘Baseball in the District’ – CSN’s Daniel Shiferaw

    Sep 30, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT

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    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN So, there was kind of a lot to talk about on this week’s episode of ‘Baseball in the District.’ For our guest, we brought on CSN’s Daniel Shiferaw, who has been doing great work for us all season. He was with me at the game on Sunday, so we got his…

  4. Stock Watch: Papelbon’s rough week a lowlight of the season

    Sep 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.   Record: 2-5 Team slash: .254/.307/.400 Team ERA: 3.74 Runs per game:  3.14 STOCK UP   Matt den Dekker, OF: .444 AVG/ 2 HR/ 1.418 OPS Even though he hasn’t had many opportunities to play, den…

  5. Turner’s 1st homer, Harper’s record and Desmond’s bunt

    Sep 30, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT


    ATLANTA — The jokes were flying around the Nationals’ clubhouse Tuesday night, with teammates taking every opportunity they could to turn Trea Turner’s first career homer into an excuse to make fun of his boyish looks and physique. “For 135 pounds soaking wet, he hit that ball a long way,” Ian Desmond cracked. “He might…

  6. Confidence boost for Roark, even in loss

    Sep 29, 2015, 11:36 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — It was a loss, one of seven he has suffered this season, one of 77 the Nationals collectively have endured in 2015. So Tanner Roark couldn’t exactly be all smiles in the clubhouse at Turner Field after Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Braves. Roark, though, did his share of…

  7. Braves 2, Nats 1: Pierzynski’s homers the difference

    Sep 29, 2015, 9:40 PM EDT

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    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After the chaos that accompanied their final homestand of the season, the Nationals opened their final road trip Tuesday night, hoping matters would calm down and focus would return to baseball. It did, but that didn’t necessarily translate into winning baseball. A.J. Pierzynski’s two home runs off Tanner Roark proved the…

  8. Zimmerman won’t return from oblique strain

    Sep 29, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — It comes as no surprise at this point, but Ryan Zimmerman won’t have enough time to return from a strained oblique muscle to play before the end of the season. Sidelined for three weeks with the ailment, Zimmerman has been trying to get himself feeling well enough to return to the field before…

  9. Game 157: Nats at Braves

    Sep 29, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    ATLANTA — And a good afternoon to you from Turner Field, where the tarp is on the field and the rain has been falling all day. The forecast does appear to improve some as the night progresses, but there’s at least a 50 percent chance of rain each of the next three days here in…

  10. Rizzo defends Williams, himself

    Sep 29, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT

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    With the team he constructed fresh off being eliminated from playoff contention, with his manager under fire and his team in the national spotlight for a public brawl featuring the best player in baseball, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo took the podium after Monday’s game to a barrage of camera flashes, ready to answer as…





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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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