Bryce Harper made history Thursday night without ever taking the bat off his shoulder. With four walks and four runs in four plate appearances, he joined some elite company.
The Nats handled the Braves their 16th loss in 17 games as they pummeled Atlanta in a 15-1 rout that at times didn't feel like a fair fight.
Bryce Harper is back, but Michael Taylor remains out after re-aggravating his right knee injury.

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Injury Report

8/27D. SpanLeft hip inflammation (on 15-day DL)
8/19T. MooreLeft ankle sprain (on 15-day DL)
8/8D. Ugglaoff 15-day DL
8/6A. BarrettRight elbow sprain (on 60-day DL)
7/12D. CarpenterRight shoulder inflammation (on 60-day DL)
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Nationals - Team News
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI as the Nationals crushed the Braves... Zimmerman has four doubles and four homers in his last four games. His OPS stood at .611 when he came off the disabled list on July 28. He had boosted that to .706 by June...
Sep 3 11:03PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann picked up his 12th win after allowing one run over six innings Thursday... Zimmerman just had to figure out how to keep his concentration and keep his arm loose while the Nationals racked up 14 runs over the first six innings. They've now scored 44...
Sep 3 11:00PM Read More
Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Thursday's rout of the Braves. Escobar has been awfully banged up lately, but he's hit in seven straight games anyway and pushed his average back up to .312.
Sep 3 10:56PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
For the second time in three weeks, Bryce Harper scored four times without collecting a hit... This kind of thing doesn't happen often. In fact, Harper has just the 27th and 28th such games since 1914. The last person to do it other than Harper was Freddie Freeman on...
Sep 3 10:54PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Stephen Strasburg (back) felt fine coming out of his... Strasburg left his most recent start on Sunday due to discomfort in his upper back and will have his turn skipped on Friday. However, the expectation is that he'll make his...
Sep 3 4:30PM Read More
Michael Taylor - OF
Michael Taylor (knee) is out again Thursday. Taylor was a late scratch from Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals with ongoing discomfort in his right knee. It's not believed to be a serious injury -- the...
Sep 3 4:02PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper (glute) is in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Braves. Harper made an early exit from Wednesday's win over the Cardinals with tightness in his left glute. But he looked fine for the four innings he played on Wednesday night and...
Sep 3 3:59PM Read More
A.J. Cole - R
Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse. Cole has struggled in three appearances this season at the major league level, but the 23-year-old was on a roll at Triple-A Syracuse and should be a nice addition to the...
Sep 3 3:00PM Read More
Tyler Moore - 1B
Nationals activated 1B/OF Tyler Moore from the 15-day disabled list. Moore missed a little over two weeks with a left ankle sprain. The 28-year-old has batted just .200/.253/.347 in 162 plate appearances this season, but he'll provide some...
Sep 3 2:57PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ryan Zimmerman hit two solo homers and doubled in a third run to lead the Nationals to a 4-3... The Cardinals could have walked Zimmerman after Matt den Dekker sacrificed Anthony Rendon to second in the eighth, but they opted not to and he made them pay with the double...
Sep 3 12:22AM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer fanned 10 while allowing two runs in six innings Wednesday against the Cardinals. Scherzer allowed 11 hits to go along with the 10 strikeouts, a pretty unusual combination. In fact, the Cardinals offense finished up the night with 16 strikeouts and 16...
Sep 3 12:20AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper left Wednesday's game with left glute tightness. Harper didn't show any noticeable signs of injury before being removed. His outlook should be clearer in the coming day or two.
Sep 2 9:58PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper was removed from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals in the fourth inning. Harper popped out to second base in the top of the fourth inning, and in the bottom half he was replaced by Matt den Dekker. It's unclear why he was removed, but one...
Sep 2 9:41PM Read More
Michael Taylor - OF
Michael Taylor (knee) was a late scratch from the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday. Taylor was originally in the lineup for the series finale against the Cardinals, but he was replaced by Bryce Harper in center field shortly before the start of the game....
Sep 2 7:27PM Read More
Tanner Roark - R
Tanner Roark will be recalled to start in place of Stephen Strasburg on Friday. Strasburg is dealing with some upper back discomfort, so Roark will get the call against the Braves. Roark threw two innings with High-A Potomac on Monday in preparation for...
Sep 2 6:30PM Read More
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9/3vs. Atl4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
9/4vs. Atl4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
9/5vs. Atl4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
9/6vs. Atl10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 MST12:35 EST1:05 VEN21:35 UAE12:35 CT
9/7vs. NYM10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
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9/2StLW 4-3
9/1StLL 5-8
8/31StLL 5-8
8/30vs. MiaW 7-4
8/29vs. MiaW 5-1
8/28vs. MiaL 3-4
8/27vs. SDW 4-2
8/26vs. SDL 5-6
8/25vs. SDW 8-3
8/23vs. MilW 9-5
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Thu, Sep 3
Final123 456 789 RHE
  W: J. Zimmermann (12-8)   L: M. Wisler (5-6)
  Was HR: D. Espinosa (13)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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B. Harper125426921413113178.331
Y. Escobar11544159136201943.308
W. Ramos10338836951401254.245
M. Taylor11338739921321355.238
I. Desmond128483591132221750.234

T. Moore00-1000.200.00
C. Robinson00-1001.010.00
C. Stammen00-5004.030.00
J. Papelbon21.6674902351.2481.74
M. Thornton11.500480033.1212.70
F. Rivero11.500330034.1292.88
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