Yunel Escobar


Age on Opening Day 2016: 33

How acquired: Trade with the Athletics in Jan. 2015

MLB service time: 7 years, 121 days


Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night and, just as he had in the first, came within one base runner of a perfect game.


ATLANTA — Yunel Escobar was out of the Nationals’ lineup Thursday night, the fourth straight game he has missed with back spasms, but the veteran infielder appears likely to return for this weeken


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.


The Nationals lost a close ballgame Friday night, giving up the winning run in the seventh inning.

Really, who could have seen that coming?