Feinstein: Nats, Giants game shouldn't have been played

John Feinstein feels the Bryce Harper injury could have been easily prevented and that that game shouldn't have been played in the first place due to the lengthy rain delay.


Route 89: Scherzer talks Nats' plans after Harper's injury

On Route 89 with Santana Moss, Max Scherzer says he's really not too worried about the Nationals hanging onto first place without Bryce Harper. It's the postseason that matters.

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Route 89: Scherzer talks Nats' plans after Harper's injury
On Route 89 with Santana Moss, Max Scherzer says he's really not too worried about the Nationals hanging onto first place without Bryce Harper. It's the postseason that matters.
Rizzo details rehabilitation process for Harper's return
GM Mike Rizzo described to the Sports Junkies his inital reaction to Bryce Harper's injury and what he will be doing to get back on the diamond.
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Five Washington Nationals are still on the injured reserved list and all are vital parts of the team. CSN's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell discuss who's comeback will be the biggest.
Feinstein: Nats, Giants game shouldn't have been played
John Feinstein feels the Bryce Harper injury could have been easily prevented and that that game shouldn't have been played in the first place due to the lengthy rain delay.
Rizzo: Harper not doing any rehab below the waist right now
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies the rehab Bryce Harper will have to go through before he can return to the diamond.
Rizzo updates the Junkies on Nationals players on the mend
There are several key Nats players coming back from injuries and GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies an update on their recoveries.
Rizzo on base injuries:'We're going to have to do something'
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo feels Major League Baseball will do something about players getting injured on bases after several incidents have occurred this season.
Rizzo went into GM mode upon seeing Harper's injury
Nats GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies his initial reaction upon witnessing Bryce Harper's injury Saturday night against the Giants.
Washington Nationals left fielder Howie Kendrick rounds the bases after hitting a solo homer against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Nationals Park
Kendrick hits 2 HRs vs. former team
It has not taken long for Howie Kendrick to get comfortable in Washington. Two games, three homeruns for the former Angel.
Bryce Harper on the moment he went down with a knee injury
Bryce Harper addresses the media on his knee injury and what was going through his head the moment he went down.
Nats additions are more than anyone could have hoped for
Mike Rizzo has proven he is really good at his job with the Nationals additions this season.
Harper hints he wants to be back to win NL MVP
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The Nationals' laborious series with the Giants is finally over thanks to Howie Kendrick's extra-inning grand slam on Sunday night.
Harper diagnosed with bone bruise
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo announced that Bryce Harper suffered a bone bruise in the Nationals 3-1 win on Saturday night. 
Harper hurt in win
Bryce Harper sustained what appeared to be a serious left knee injury in the Washington Nationals' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Harper leaves carried off field following knee injury
Bryce Harper had to be carried off the field in the first inning after suffering a greusome knee injury while running to first base against the Giants. 
Another lengthy rain delay leads to another Nats postponement
After nearly three hours of a rain delay, the Nationals finally had their game against the Giants postponed by MLB on Friday night.
Stevenson makes game saving catch to help Nats beat Marlins
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Nats rock the Nickname jerseys
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Zimmerman breaks franchise record against Marlins
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Rizzo explains Nats game plan for September into postseason
Nats GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies his game plan for getting injured players ready for the postseason.
Rizzo felt he owed it to Nats to rectify weakness on roster
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Mike Rizzo: Strasburg is able to pitch in games if needed
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies in studio Wednesday morning and gave a positive update on Stephen Strasburg.
Mark DeRosa predicts Bryce Harper to win NL MVP
With several strong nominees in the National League for MVP, MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa predicts Bryce Harper will take it home.
DeRosa thinks Baker knows what he's doing with Nats lineup
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Miami Marlins second baseman Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton does not slow down
The same Marlins pitcher thwarts the Nationals for the second time in nine days and Giancarlo Stanton knocks another dinger.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle is congratulated by catcher Matt Wieters after earning a save against the Miami Marlins
Look at that Nats bullpen now
Using two of their newly acquired bullpen pieces, the Washington Nationals squeaked out a close one againsy Miami.
Does #HarperToTheCubs make you nervous?
Does Kris Bryant's wife posting a photo with Bryce Harper's wife campaigning Harper to come to the Cubs, make you nervous? The Junkies feel Nats fan should be ready for Harper's departure.
Wieters grand slam
Wieters' grand slam leads Nats to win
The Nationals had a five-run eighth inning to come back and beat the Cubs.
Cubs top Nationals, 7-4
Wilson Contreras homered and drove in three runs as the Cubs beat the Nationals 7-4.
Tanner Roark, Daniel Murphy lead Nats to win over Cubs
Tanner Roark pitched a gem and the Nationals bullpen shut the door in the final three innings to lock down a 4-2 win over the Cubs. 
A pitching mechanic weighs in on Scherzer and Strasburg
With a huge lead in NL East, pitching mechanic Chris O'Leary feels the Nats should be extra cautious with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg's injuries.
Revenge on the Nats
Earning his first victory in over a year, Vance Worley pitched a dominant seven innings for the Miami Marlins
Rizzo doesn't believe Eaton can heal in time for playoffs
Nats GM Mike Rizzo doesn't think Adam Eaton will be healed in time for the playoffs and wouldn't want to rush him either.
Rizzo: Not trading with Orioles would be 'bad business move'
Some believe that the Nats and O's would never trade with one another, but Nats GM Mike Rizzo thinks that wouldn't be the best business move.
Did Nats ever talk about acquiring one more starter?
With Stephen Strasburg's injury, did the Nats feel the need to look for one more starter. GM Mike Rizzo filled in the Junkies.
With new additions, how will Nationals work closer rotation?
Nats GM Mike Rizzo made several additions to his bullpen, so how will the team go about getting the most out of them?
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins
Marlins roll after Scherzer exit
With Max Scherzer on the mound, the Washington Nationals built a 6-0 lead after two innings. When he left, it all fell apart.
Losing Max Scherzer would be worst case scenario for Nats
Washington Nationals ace, Max Scherzer left Tuesday's contest with a tight neck and left many concerned about the outlook of the two-time Cy Young winner.
Scherzer goes yard for first time ever, leaves game with injury
Max Scherzer hit his first career home run on Tuesday night, but didn't make it out of the second injury thanks to an injry.
What can Nats fans expect from Howie Kendrick?
MLB Network host Chris Rose had nothing but good things to say about the Nats newest outfielder Howie Kendrick.
Keeping Strasburg healthy is critical for Nats playoff run
Nationals beat reporter Byron Kerr talks how important it will be for the Nats to have Strasburg healthy for a postseason run and just how good their starting pitchers are.
Kerr talks how important Nats bullpen additions have been
Nationals reporter Byron Kerr described to the Junkies how Doolittle, Madson and Kintzler will be huge additions to the team.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins
Gi-No stopped in 9th
Getting lost in the magic behind Gio Gonzalez's no-hit bid, the Washington Nationals won a short, close game. 
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler pitches in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers
Nationals add reliever before trade deadline
Without a clear-cut closer, the Washington Nationals have added another reliever to help bolster the worst bullpen in baseball.
Do the Nats need to make another trade before deadline?
With only a few hours to get a trade done before today's deadline, do that Nats need to add another arm to have a shot at a World Series? The Junkies discuss.
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Rockies spoil Fedde's debut
The Nationals dropped the first game of their doubleheader against the Rockies as Erick Fedde made his MLB debut.
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Ryan Zimmerman breaks home run record
The first baseman hit his 238th career home run, breaking the all-time D.C. record.
Nats don't have an answer for Marquez
German Marquez carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and Colorado beat Washington 4-2 on Saturday. 
Nationals trade for utility man from division rival
The Nats added some bench help before the trade deadline.
With Strasburg on DL, who could Nats be looking to acquire?
Nats on-field reporter Dan Kolko spoke with the Junkies about who the Nats could acquire to help the team while Strasburg is on the DL.
John Feinstein: The lineup isn't the issue with [Nats]
There have been questions regarding why the Nats lineup is structured the way it is. John Feinstein feels the team needs to focus on getting another starter and closer.
Nats hit 8 HRs to blast Brewers 15-2
In addition to the 15-2 win over the Brewers, the Nationals had a record breaking game. 
Four straight homers for Nats against Brewers
The Nationals went back-to-back-to-back-to-back against Milwaukee in the third inning. Oh, then they also added a fifth home run two at-bats later.
Junkies: Too many holes for Nats to win a World Series
After hearing the news that Stephen Strasburg is back on the DL, the Junkies feel the team has too many holes in their lineup to be a championship team.
Harper ejected in Nats' come-from-behind victory
The Nationals offense woke up right after Bryce Harper was ejected as they beat the Brewers 8-5. 
Is it a good idea for Harper to play in HR Derby next year?
Bryce Harper said Wednesday that if he's an All-star next season then he will participate in the HR Derby at Nationals Park. Brian Mitchell and Michael Jenkins break down if that's a good idea.
First look at 2018 MLB All Star Game logo
The official logo of the 2018 MLB All Star Game, which will be hosted by the Washington Nationals, was unveiled on Wednesday.
Nationals reveal 2018 MLB All Star Game logo
The Washington Nationals have revealed the official logo of the 2018 MLB All Star Game in D.C.
Rizzo: Strasburg's injury was something he had start before
Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies that this isn't the first time Stephen Strasburg has had soreness in his pitching arm.
The Junkies get an update on Werth, Taylor and Turner
Nationals reporter Chelsea Janes gave an update on Jayson Werth, Michael Taylor and Trea Turner's injuries.
To Janes' knowledge, no MRI has been scheduled for Strasburg
Nationals reporter Chelsea Janes gave the Junkies an update on Stephen Strasburg's injury and says she believes a MRI has not been scheduled.
Could Orioles' Zach Britton be heading to the Nationals?
Orioles pitcher Zach Britton has 55 consecutive saves, tying an AL record. Could he be the extra bullpen help the Nats need?
Should Nats fans be panicking about Strasburg injury?
Eddie Matz' panic level is at an eight when it comes to Stephen Strasburg leaving Sunday's game after pitching only two innings.
Wilmer Difo hits a solo homer
Nats win after Strasburg leaves in second
Strasburg was taken out of the game as a precaution after struggling with his control.
Harper's 2 RBIs help Nats beat Dbacks 4-3
Bryce Harper and the newest additions to the Washington bullpen came through when called upon to help deliver a victory.
Dbacks walkoff on Nats
Three straight homers off  Max Scherzer in the first inning had the Arizona Diamondbacks set up for an easy victory over the NL East leaders.
Nationals six-game winning streak comes to an end
Nationals Anthony Rendon robbed Angels pitcher Alex Meyer from a perfect game, but it wasn't enough for the Nats to come out on top.
The Nats may not been done acquiring bullpen help
Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies that they are very happy about gaining Ryan Madison and Sean Doolittle but wouldn't be opposed to getting more help.
Mike Rizzo talks Nats bullpen additions
The Nats acquired Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle to help out their bullpen and GM Mike Rizzo said they were the veteran help the team was looking for.
Zimmerman sets franchise HR record, Nationals beat Reds 6-1
The Nationals extended their winning streak and Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals' career home run record when they beat the Reds 6-1 Monday.
Turns out Sean Doolittle grew up a Redskins fan
The Nats traded for Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle on Sunday. As it turns out, Doolittle bleeds burgundy and gold. 
Dan Murphy and Adam Lind
Murphy homers twice in rout of Reds
Adam Lind, Jose Lobaton and Anthony Rendon also went yard in Sunday's win.
Nats bolster bullpen
The Nationals added some much-needed bullpen help on Sunday, acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from Oakland. 
Harper, Gonzalez in star form against Reds
Bryce Harper was an All-Star, Gio Gonzalez should have been an All-Star, but neither showed any rust in their first game back from the break. 
Bryce Harper talks Cowboys during All Star Game
During the All Star Game, Bryce Harper was mic'd up in the 4th inning and used his interview opportunity to talk Dak Prescott with Joe Buck.
Harper takes a page from "Miami Vice"
Bryce Harper's fashion choice has been the talk of the All-star game red carpet event on Tuesday. 
Judge could be key for Nats keeping Harper
Nationals fans have good reason to fear the Yankees will go after Bryce Harper when he becomes a free agent. But Aaron Judge could change all that. 
The Nationals are loaded with MVP candidates
Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Max Scherzer, take your pick on the Nationals MVP candidate.
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Scherzer tabbed N.L. All-Star Starter
Max Scherzer was named the 2017 All-Star Game starter for the N.L., joing some elite company in the process.
DC sports legends inducted into Hall of Fame at Nats Park
Athletes, broadcasters and other major sports figures from the Washington area were honored Sunday at Nationals Park.
Nats bullpen steps up after Ross exits with injury
Nationals relievers have been much maligned recently, but the bullpen was critical in beating the Braves after Joe Ross left in the fourth. 
Strasburg struggles, Nationals shutout by Braves
The Nationals struggled mightily in all facets Saturday afternoon they were blown out by the Braves. 
Murphy walks off Braves in extra innings
The Nationals tied the game with three runs in the ninth inning before Daniel Murphy supplied the heroics in the 10th inning. 
Nats lengthy rain delay angers fans
Both Nats and Braves fans took to social media to let out their anger about rainless rain delay.
John Smoltz ranks Scherzer above Kershaw and Sale
Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz had an extremely tough time ranking Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale.
The Nats no-show rain delay hurts both fans and players
After a 3 hour and 5 minutes rain delay Thursday night against the Braves with no real rain, the Junkies agree it's unfair to both fans and players.
Braves, rainless rain delay too much for Nats
Both Nats and Braves fans were not happy after being forced to wait for rain that never came.
Mike Rizzo talks the effect of losing Trea Turner
After losing Trea Turner to a wrist injury, how do the Nats go about switching up their lineup?
Rizzo on Roark: 'He's going to turn it around. I know he is'
Nats GM Mike Rizzo has all the confidence in the world when it comes to pitcher Tanner Roark.
Daniel Murphy just loves hitting against the Mets
Nats Daniel Murphy had 5 RBI's Tuesday against the Mets and GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies how valuable of a player he is.
Nats offense routs Mets on 4th of July
Led by Daniel Murphy, the Nats offense put on a show as they scored 11 runs against the New York Mets. 
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Bryce Harper to play in 2018 Home Run Derby
Bryce Harper will not participate in the Home Run Derby this season, but next season he said he will. 
Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Raburn singles in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
Raburn's walk-off saves Nats in 9th
Nationals send a sold out crowd through a wave of emotions in the final pair of innings against the Mets.
Mad Max dominated June
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John Feinstein puts Nat failures mainly on Mike Rizzo
Whose to blame for the Nats continuous bullpen failures? Well, John Feinstein feels 80 percent of it is on GM Mike Rizzo.
Junkies warn Nats not to get too confident w/ such big lead
The bullpen cost the Nats another game in their 5-4 loss against the Cubs Thursday night. Even with a big lead in the NL East, the Junkies feel that Nats can't get too comfortable.
Trea Turner suffers broken wrist in loss to Cubs
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner suffered a broken wrist after getting hit with a pitch in the seventh inning against the Cubs, according to the Washington Post. 
Nationals bullpen blows another ninth-inning lead
The Nationals were an out away from taking three out of four games against the Cubs, but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead, yet again. 
Nats dominate Cubs in 8-4 win
The Nationals powered past the Cubs Wednesday night in Washington 8-4 with back-to-back homers and several Strasburg strikeouts.
Bryce Harper to the windy city? A hashtag tells all
Recent rumors have circulated around Bryce Harper's free agency approaching and which team will be lucky enough to sign him. Did he hint at which team he hopes it will be?
Seems like the Nats ran Montero out of Chicago
After the Washington Nationals stole seven bases against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, the Cubs have designated catcher Miguel Montero for assignment. 
'When he gets on base, it's the start of a rally'
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Rizzo on claims players aren't happy w/ lack of bullpen help
Nats GM Mike Rizzo addressed the claims that a player is voicing his concerns about when the Nats will be getting bullpen help.
Rizzo says Baker's contract will take care of itself
Nats manager Dusty Baker is looking for a contract extension and GM Mike Rizzo said it will handle itself.
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Nationals' rally falls just short in series opener vs. Cubs
Wade Davis struck out Ryan Zimmerman with runners on to end Washington's rally, and the Cubs held off the Nationals 5-4 Monday.
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Matz doesn't expect Baker extension to become a big ordeal
ESPN Nats writer Eddie Matz doesn't expect there to be issues within the Nats organization when it comes to extending manager Dusty Baker's contract.
Eddie Matz: Nats shouldn't buy this early
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10 Pups in the Park who don't care that the Nats lost
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Roark's shaky start dooms Nats in loss to Reds
Tanner Roark gave up five runs in the first inning before recovering, but it was too big a hole for the Nationals to overcome. 
Trea Turner goes 5 for 5 against the Reds on June 24
Nats clobber Reds 18-3
Cincinnati was unable to stifle Michael A. Taylor, Trea Turner and the rest of Washington's offense Saturday afternoon. 
Harper saves Nats in 10th inning with game-winning hit
Bryce Harper saves the day for the Nationals in extra innings.
Nats fall 2-1 after Scherzer's no-hitter attempt
Max Scherzer gives up a no-hitter in the 8th inning and the Marlins rallied to beat the Nationals 2-1.
The Nats don't see Jayson Werth's injury as a long term deal
Nats GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies an update on Jayson Werth's toe injury.
Anthony Rendon has the quickest hands on the Nats
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What's different with Gio Gonzalez now than past 3 years?
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The Nats got hot Tuesday in Miami with 12-3 win over Marlins
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Former MLB manager Bobby Valentino on how the Nats can fix their bullpen.
Nationals blow six-run lead then lose to Marlins on walk off
Marcell Ozuna singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth, and the Marlins overcame an early deficit to beat the Nationals 8-7 Monday.
DeGrom denies Nats sweep of Mets on Father's Day
Jacob deGrom hit his first major league home run and shut down a bruising Washington Nationals lineup.
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Scherzer pitches a gem as Nats shut down Mets
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Nats pitchers are allowing league-high four HR per 9 innings
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Nats bullpen is one of the worst in last 40 years
Fancy Stats writer Neil Greenberg gave the Junkies some startling stats about the Nats bullpen.
Murphy, Gonzalez lead Nationals to win over Mets
Bryce Harper hit a laser home run, Daniel Murphy stayed hot and Gio Gonzalez dominated in the Nationals' 8-3 win over the Mets. 
Announcer describes emotional scene at Congressional game
Following the tragic events the day before the game, it was an emotional night at the Congressional Baseball Game. The game's play-by-play announcer George Wallace described the atmosphere.
Harper hits 116 mph missile of a home run
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Members of the Democratic and Republican teams listen to the National Anthem prior to the annual Congressional Baseball game at National Park
Congressional Baseball Game will go on
Despite the events on Wednesday, the annual Congressional Baseball Game will be played at Nationals Park.
Washington Nationals general manager, Mike Rizzo
Nationals stock up on pitchers in draft
Round 1: pitcher, Round 2: pitcher, Round 3: pitcher; are you sensing a theme from Mike Rizzo and the Nationals in the MLB Draft?
Since the Mets are a mess, Nats have time to adjust bullpen
MLB Network host, Matt Vasgersian, feels the Nats have time to figure out their bullpen since the Mets are no where near catching up to them in the rankings.
Nats lose second consecutive series in 13-2 loss against Braves
It wasn't a pretty sight in D.C. last night. 
Fans react to Nationals bullpen struggles
Julie Donaldson reads fans tweets reacting to the Nationals Bullpen struggles this season
Nationals draft Dusty Baker's son
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Nats to be decked out in all blue for Father's Day
The Washington Nationals will celebrate Father's Day this Sunday with brand new blue hats. 
'When you're leading, no one wants to help you'
Nats GM Mike Rizzo understands the frustration people are feeling about their bullpen and says the team will not be using 2017 draft picks to solve the problem.
Rizzo is promising team morale won't be effected by bullpen
The Nats bullpen has cost them several games this season and GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies that his players are strong enough to not let it effect their morale.
9/10 of the Nats draft picks so far are pitchers
Nats GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies why they have drafted so heavy at pitcher in the 2017 MLB draft.
Owner is holding back Nationals from World Series run
If the owner of the Washington Nationals is not ready to go out and make a move for a closer, how can they expect to keep marque players down the line?
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman celebrates with Jose Lobaton after hitting a solo home run
Nationals snap four-game losing streak
The NL MVP favorite pads his home run stats as the bullpen has an unexpected strong performance. 
Nationals draft a second Trey Turner
Two Trea Turners on one team? Well one Trea and one Trey as the Nationals drafted another Trey Turner into the organization. 
Relief pitcher Jacob Turner leaves the game
What can Nats do to fix the bullpen prior to trade deadline?
The Nats bullpen has been struggling all season and has cost them several games. Nats reporter Chelsea Janes feels for now, they need to find someone just to get them three outs.
Nationals lose after surrendering 3-run HR in ninth inning
Tyler Flowers hit a three-run home run off Matt Albers in the ninth and the Braves came from three down to beat the Nationals 11-10 on Monday.
Nats fill up MLB All-Star ballot
The second batch of All-Star votes are in and the Washington Nationals continue to lead the way in a variety of positions.
Carpenter feels bullpen issue won't be solved for some time
Nats play-by-play announcer, Bob Carpenter, believes we are going to have to hold out a little while longer before we get a major addition to the bullpen.
When should we expect injured Nats back in the lineup?
The Nats are feeling the absence of some key players, so when should we expect them back in the lineup? Bob Carpenter gave the Junkies an update.
Max Scherzer talks about his 2000th career strikeout
Scherzer says it's bittersweet that the achievement came in a loss, and he's already looking forward to his next start.
Max Scherzer
Scherzer strikes out 10 in loss to Rangers
The Nationals hadn't been swept at home in over a year.
Jose Lobaton
Nationals bullpen melts down in loss to Rangers
The Nationals blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning and fell to the Rangers , 6-3, in extra innings. 
Harper delivers an early candidate for defensive play of the year
Bryce Harper recorded a double-play throw at 98.2 mph and reminds us that he is super-human.
Sloppy defense, Andrew Cashner slow Nationals
The Nationals sloppy defense and an impressive performance from Andrew Cashner slowed down the Nats. 
Rizzo on Baker's contract: 'It's not going to be an issue'
In speaking to the media, Mike Rizzo responded to reports about Dusty Baker's contract status. 
Mike Rizzo responds to rainout theories
After the Orioles broadcast team and manager Buck Showalter complained about the date of a make-up game, Nats GM Mike Rizzo responded.
Baker wants extension and Feinstein sees it happening
Nats manager Dusty Baker's contract is up after this season and he has made it known to the organization he wants to stay. John Feinstein told the Junkies he believes the team will resign him.
Dusty Baker reflects on Nationals' 6-1 win over Orioles
The Nationals got a career-best performance from Joe Ross on the mound Thursday night in the team's 6-1 win over the Orioles.
Matt Wieters discusses Joe Ross' dominant performance
Nationals catcher Matt Wieters breaks down why Joe Ross was so dominant against the Orioles on Thursday night.
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Joe Ross K's 12 as Nats beat O's
Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross tallied a career-high 12 strikeouts as the Nationals defeated the Orioles 6-1 on Thursday. 
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Bryce Harper actually knocks cover off ball
The Legend of Bryce Harper grew Thursday night against the Orioles when he literally hit the cover off of a baseball. 
Bryce Harper meets Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda
Bryce Harper is meeting legends while on the road. 
Max Scherzer strikes out 14 in the Nats 2-1 win over the Dodgers
Max Scherzer was a star in La La Land. 
Nats hit a home run w/ Scherzer & here's how they got him
Max Scherzer had 11 K's in 4 innings Tuesday night against the Dodgers and GM Mike Rizzo reminded the Junkies on how they snagged the star.
Rizzo doesn't look at standings until after All-Star break
The Nats have a huge lead in the NL East but GM Mike Rizzo doesn't look at standings until well into the season.
Why Mike Schmidt's Odubel Herrera comment was so wrong
Mike Schmidt said he wouldn't build around Odubel Herrera because he doesn't primarily speak English, a comment that didn't sit well with Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell.
The Junks think it's too soon to worry about Harper leaving
There are rumors that Bryce Harper wants to become a Chicago Cub or a New York Yankee. The Junkies think it is too soon to worry about Bryce Harper leaving Washington.
GM tells ESPN '$400 million is light' for Harper's next deal
Unnamed MLB general managers spoke to ESPN about what teams would realistically pay to sign Bryce Harper in free agency. 
Rex Ryan sports Bryce Harper jersey in Nashville bar brawl
Did Rex Ryan take a page out of Bryce Harper's book? Former NFL coach is wearing a Harper jersey during a Nashville bar fight.
What rival jersey would you buy?
What is the one jersey a D.C. sports fan would wear if they were forced to buy a jersey of their least favorite team?
Zimmerman delivers three-run homer to beat A's
Ryan Zimmerman's three-run home run almost went to waste as the Nationals bullpen struggled in the ninth, again. 
Joe Ross
Joe Ross struggles in loss to A's
Ross gave up two home runs and six earned runs in just three innings.
Harper hysteria heats up
Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons reported today that Bryce Harper is interested in playing for another NL powerhouse. 
Playing the hits
Daniel Murphy and Brian Goodwin each had four hits and Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings as the Nationals defeated the Oakland Athletics. 
D.C. area mascots snubbed in Deadspin ranking
Where would you rank D.C. area mascots in a list of the 70 best? Deadspin did, and where they put them is not great.
Carlin on Scherzer: 'Not a 100% sure he's completely human'
In 100 pitches, Max Scherzer was able to throw a complete game against the Giants. After everything Rob Carlin has seen from the ace, he questions his humanity.
Scherzer takes control, Nats sweep Giants
The Washington Nationals swept the San Francisco Giants after a stellar performance by Max Scherzer, who tallied 11 strikeouts in the game. 
Flores: MLB has to find a way to protect its signature stars
MLB and NHL Network host Robert Flores believes Major League Baseball won't address intentionally throwing at a batter until a player gets seriously injured.
Spelling Bee: DMV athlete edition
In honor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee taking place in the D.M.V. on Thursday, we dug up a list of the hardest D.C. athlete names to spell.
Harper's suspension reduced following brawl
After Monday's brawl with Hunter Strickland, Harper appealed his four-game suspension which has now been reduced.
Nats look to sweep Giants
Amidst the drama surrounding the Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland brawl on Memorial Day, the Washington Nationals have a chance to sweep the San Francisco Giants. 
Katie Ledecky invites Bryce Harper to spend suspension by the pool
The Olympic medalist knows how Harper can kill some time during his 4 game suspension. 
Nats GM Rizzo has old-school take on Harper-Strickland brawl
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo holds a rather old-school view of Bryce Harper's emotional response to being plunked by Hunter Strickland. 
Rizzo: Strickland should have handled grudge off the field
Nats GM Mike Rizzo feels that Hunter Strickland could have handled his issues with Bryce Harper with a simple conversation off the field instead of causing a possible injury for players on both teams.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo on Harper's brawl with Strickland
Nats star Bryce Harper was handed a four-game suspension after charging the mound at Hunter Strickland when he hit him with a 98 MPH fastball. GM Mike Rizzo understands the emotional response made by Harper...
How much does being first in the league mean to Mike Rizzo?
Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies his team is always focused on the big picture but doesn't dismiss the importance of individual games
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Gonzalez gets 1st win since April as Nats beat Giants
Gio Gonzalez won for the first time in a month, and the Nationals beat the Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night.
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Are the Harper, Strickland suspension lengths fair?
STL's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell discuss if the MLB handed out fair for suspension lengths for Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland following their Memorial Day brawl.
MLB hands out suspensions for Harper, Strickland
The MLB has come down with suspensions for both Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland after an eighth-inning brawl on Memorial Day. 
Harper leads All-Star fan balloting
A day after he charged the mound against the Giants, Bryce Harper is announced as the leader in National League All-Star balloting. 
Will there be a retaliatory strike from the Nats?
Should we expect a chippy series against the Giants after the Harper, Strickland brawl? Nats beat reporter Byron Kerr weighs in.
Kerr: 'Strickland is still the same guy he was in 2014'
Nats beat reporter Byron Kerr isn't surprised that Harper charged the mound after being hit by a 98 MPH fastball but says it shows three years later, Hunter Strickland hasn't matured.
The Junkies believe Hunter Strickland needs to get over it
Bryce Harper charged the mound after getting hit by a 98 mph fastball by Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland and (most) of the Junks think it was justified on Harper's part.
The history behind Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland
Wondering why Giants reliever Hunter Strickland went after Bryce Harper Monday? Well, it was a showdown almost three years in the making.
WATCH: Bryce Harper aggressively charges mound vs. Giants
Monday wasn't the Fourth of July but there were plenty of fireworks between the Nats and Giants thanks to a fight that involved Bryce Harper.
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Nats can't sweep Padres
Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters did not start in the 5-3 loss.
Harper Among 4 Nats' Starters Out Vs. Padres Sunday
Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters will not play in the series finale against the Padres Sunday.
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Nats' Joe Ross to start against Padres
On Dec. 19, 2014, the San Diego Padres traded pitcher Joe Ross to the Nationals in a move that seems to have favored the latter.
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Strasburg strikes out career-high 15 in Nats win
Stephen Strasburg dominated the Padres with a career-high 15 strikeouts over seven innings in the Nationals' 3-0 win Saturday.
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Nationals visit little league teams
Several Nationals visited D.C.-area little league teams to provide uniforms and unique opportunity.
Harper hits moon shot into third deck at Nats Park
Bryce Harper had been in a little bit of a slump heading into Friday's game against the Padres, but in the seventh inning, he got back to what he does best.