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Can Nats transfer regular season success into postseason?

The Nats have been dominate throughout the 2017 season but can that success transfer into the postseason? John Feinstein weighs in.

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Rizzo thinks Robles's in conversation for postseason roster

Mike Rizzo is starting to think about the Nats' postseason roster and told the Junkies that Victor Robles will likely be in the conversation to make the roster.

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No big names, no win for Nats
Travis d'Arnaud hit two home runs and the New York Mets ended a three-game skid, rallying past a watered-down lineup of Washington Nationals 7-6 on Friday night.
Nats postseason: Cubs, Brew Crew, or Cards
The Nationals will finish second in the National League, that is not going to change, but the race in the NL Central has their opponent up in the air.
Nats can't handle Dickey's knuckleball
R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night.
Can Nats transfer regular season success into postseason?
The Nats have been dominate throughout the 2017 season but can that success transfer into the postseason? John Feinstein weighs in.
Record Breaker
Ryan Zimmerman hit his 34th home run of the year tonight, setting a new career high. 
Projecting the 2017 MLB playoffs
The New York Yankees solidified their Wild Card position with a three-game sweep over the Twins. Meanwhile the race for first in the MLB, AL, and NL is now up for grabs. 
Gio Gonzalez pitches against Mets
Nationals vs. Braves Preview
Gio Gonzalez faces off against the familiar Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, a team he has had trouble pitching against in the past. 
Update on Harper's return status
Over the past week, Bryce Harper has been taking big steps in his road to recovery. General manager Mike Rizzo detailed to the Sports Junkies just how well it's going.
Rizzo thinks Robles's in conversation for postseason roster
Mike Rizzo is starting to think about the Nats' postseason roster and told the Junkies that Victor Robles will likely be in the conversation to make the roster.
Mike Rizzo talks Bryce Harper returning to batting practice
Bryce Harper is slowly but surely making his comeback after being out since August with an injury. Nats GM Mike Rizzo updated the Junkies on his recovery plan.
Max Scherzer
Schezer bounces back against Atlanta
Washington Nationals tuned up for the playoffs with a victory over Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
Nationals vs. Braves Preview
Max Scherzer aims for a bounce-back performance as the Nationals open their three-game series against the Braves.
Projecting the 2017 MLB playoffs
The long 162-game season is winding down and while the Washington Nationals find themselves in a good spot, the Baltimore Orioles are running out of time. 
Bryce Harper takes batting practice
The right fielder is taking positive steps in the road to recovery after suffering a knee injury back in August.
Strasburg helps Nats avoid sweep
Stephen Strasburg strikes out eight in Nats 7-1 win over Dodgers.
Bellinger powers Dodgers to series win
Cody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the National League single-season record for rookies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday to inch closer to the NL West title.
Nats get blanked by Wood, Dodgers
Alex Wood threw six shutout innings, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer during a five-run second and the Dodgers' rebound continued with a 7-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday. 
Previewing Dodgers at Nationals
Friday night's game brings two National Leauge teams going head to head in a potential postseason preview.
Playoffs already? Nats vs. Dodgers Preview
A month ago first place in the National League was a far stretch for the Washington Nationals. This weekend the Dodgers visit Nats Park and first place is now wide open. 
Rookie Victor Robles dazzles for Nats
Rookie Victor Robles was a part of a pair of two-run rallies, Tanner Roark pitched six strong innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday.
Scherzer ready for postseason
Max Scherzer is getting himself playoff ready by taking on an extra load.
Junkies feel there's a method to Baker's madness
Many were criticizing why Nats ace pitcher Max Scherzer was being kept in Wednesday night's game after the team has clinched a playoff spot. The Junkies think there's a method to Bakers madness.
Harper still on track with bone bruise injury rehabilitation
The Junkies got an update from Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on how Bryce Harper is recovering.
What was the most crucial move Mike Rizzo made this season?
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo made a lot of moves this season to improve his team. If he had to pick the most important one, which would it be?
Mike Rizzo still gets excited about Division championships
Mike Rizzo has won his share of Division titles and has enjoyed celebrating each one. He told the Junkies Wednesday that his team isn't finished and have their sights set on a World Series Championship.
 Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo and Nationals center fielder Victor Robles celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies
Nats within striking range of Dodgers for NL's best team
Throughout the season the Los Angeles Dodgers have dominated the National League, with the Washington Nationals comfortably sitting in second place.
See the moment the Nats found out they won the NL East title
With the Nats' win and the Marlins' loss, Washington clinched the division title and its spot in the postseason.
Matz on what clinching a division title this early proves
ESPN MLB writer Eddie Matz on what it means for the Nats to clinch a division title this early, even in a bad division.
Nationals celebrate NL East
Nationals celebrate after clinching NL East
The Nationals became the 2017 NL East Champions Sunday afternoon, and celebrated accordingly.
Stephen Strasburg
Nats win NL East
The Nationals clinched the NL East after the Braves walked off the Marlins in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.
Taylor's inside-the-park slam lifts Nats over Phillies 11-10
The Nationals got a boost from Michael A. Taylor's inside-the-park grand slam and held on to take down the Phillies. 
Washington Nationals right fielder Rafael Bautista celebrates with shortstop Trea Turner after a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies
Trea Turner shows off baseball IQ
After delivering the go-ahead run for the Nationals, one would think Trea Turner's work was done. You would be wrong. 
Trea Turner goes 5 for 5 against the Reds on June 24
Turner brings back Nats
Trea Turner capped Washington's three-run sixth inning with a two-run single for the Nationals fourth straight win.
Gonzalez helps Nats beat Marlins for eighth time in a row
The threat of Hurricane Irma made for a small showing at Marlins Park Wednesday night, but that didn't slow Gio Gonzalez down.
How do Nats keep a competitive mindset with 17 game lead?
The Nats secured a playoff spot early into the season, so how does GM Mike Rizzo keep his team focused on future "must win" games?
Rizzo: 2017 Nationals 'most balanced team' they've ever had
Nats GM Mike Rizzo acknowledges the strength of his 2017 team, but hasn't been able to see them in full force with so many injuries this season.
Strasburg pitches Nationals to 2-1 win over Marlins
Stephen Strasburg pitched through a leg cramp Tuesday night against the Marlins to help give the Nationals a cushy lead in the NL East.
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Bryce Harper's new hair could take some getting used to
Bryce Harper's been doing everything he can to return to the field for the Nats. According to his Instagram, he's also been doing some things to his hair.
Nationals Brewers Daniel Murphy
Brewers take 3 of 4 from Nats
The Nats couldn't tie the series Sunday afternoon, giving up two homers to Domingo Santana and dropping the game 7-2.
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers
Injury scare for Scherzer
The Washington Nationals snapped out of their hitting slump just in time and survived a scare when a line drive slammed into ace Max Scherzer's left calf in the first inning
Jayson Werth
Davies gets 16 wins as Brewers beat Nats
Zach Davies tied Zack Greinke for most wins in the majors with 16 on the season.
Max Scherzer and dogs
Max Scherzer helps pets stranded by Hurricane Harvey
Max Scherzer is the lastest D.C. athlete to get involved in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, and he's doing it in a unique way.
Junkies concerned about state of Harper's rehab progression
After comments from Bryce Harper and Dusty Baker regarding Harper's injury, the Junkies feel Harper is not going to be 100 percent once playoffs comes.
Strasburg homers and tosses complete game shutout
Stephen Strasburg was all business on Wednesday. Not only did the Nationals ace toss a complete game shutout, but he hit a home run as well.
Seeing Scherzer shut down Stanton was 'awesome' for Rizzo
It was superstar vs. superstar Monday night when Nationals' Max Scherzer pitched against Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Even GM Mike Rizzo was excited about it.
As of right now, Rizzo ruling Eaton out for the playoffs
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies as of right now, he's ruling Adam Eaton out for the postseason.
Rizzo still optimistic about Harper returning for playoffs
The Junkies straight up asked Mike Rizzo if Bryce Harper will be ready to return for the postseason after suffering a significant bone bruise and he gave this answer.
Anthony Rendon
Rendon picks up 4 RBIs as Nats beat Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton tied an MLB home run record, but the Nats still topped the Marlins.
Scherzer overpowers Stanton in first return since neck injury
It was superstar vs. superstar Monday night and Nationals' Max Scherzer showed Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton who runs D.C..
Giancarlo Stanton is all momentum going into Nats series
Stanton was eight for 10 in the last three games against the Padres. 
Edwin Jackson tagged out at home
Mets hold off Nats in doubleheader game 1
It was close, but the Nationals couldn't come back against the Mets in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Sanchez gets hit in chest, still drives in 3 runs in Nats win
After a decade in the minors, not even a body blow from a hard-thrown baseball was going to keep Adrian Sanchez from taking another swing.
Nats can't figure out deGrom, fall 4-2 to Mets
Jacob deGrom had 10 strikeouts en route to a Mets 4-2 win over the Nationals. 
Junkies feel Scherzer does have kink in neck and nothing more
Max Scherzer will miss another start with neck pain and the Junkies are wondering if it is just a kink in his neck or a mechanical issue.
Rizzo not worried about return date for Scherzer
Nats GM Mike Rizzo is more concerned about star pitcher Max Scherzer being healthy than getting him off the DL in a timely manner.
Rizzo: Harper starting to be more mobile around clubhouse
Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies his team is taking the necessary precautions to make sure Bryce Harper isn't rushing his comeback.
Nats have nine game winning streak vs Houston
It does not matter that the Houston Astros are World Series contenders in the American League, the Nationals keep beating them. 
Why Max Scherzer picked college over pros — at first
Even Max Scherzer didn't know he'd eventually be Max Scherzer one day.
Max Scherzer doesn't regret going to college before MLB
The Nationals' ace talked with Santana Moss on "Route 89" about his career's path.
Stephen Strasburg
Strasburg returns to the Nats
Returning to the mound, Stephen Strasburg played strong including a stretch where he retired 10 straight batters. Just there was no run support.
No Scherzer, no problem
Matt Grace pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer to help the Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 7-1. 
Max Scherzer to the disabled list with neck injury
Max Scherzer is heading to the DL with a neck injury.
Max Scherzer scratched from start against Padres, heading to DL
Nationals ace, Max Scherzer, has been scratched from his start against the Padres.
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.
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.
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.
Which injured National is most important for playoffs?
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.
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
Bryce Harper suffered a bone bruise after slipping on first base in their game against the Giant Saturday night. Nationals reporter Chelsea Janes said Harper hinted that he wants to get back on the field to...
Kendrick's walkoff grand slam ends lengthy series with Giants
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
Left fielder Andrew Stevenson is waking up as Nats fans new favorite player. 
Nats rock the Nickname jerseys
'Make baseball fun again' takes on a whole new meaning with nickname jerseys for MLB's Players Weekend.
Zimmerman breaks franchise record against Marlins
Ryan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez were unstoppable Wednesday night against the Marlins.
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
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies Wednesday morning and discussed the reasoning behind his bullpen decisions.
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
After some criticism for not putting Rendon higher up in the lineup, MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa has a feeling Dusty Baker knows what he's doing.
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.
Erick Fedde
Rockies spoil Fedde's debut
The Nationals dropped the first game of their doubleheader against the Rockies as Erick Fedde made his MLB debut.
Ryan Zimmerman
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.
National League pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals , pitcher Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and coach Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs
MLB All-Star Game 2017
America's favorite mid-summer classic is back with homefield advantage not on the line. 
2017 MLB Home Run Derby: How to Watch
Looking to watch the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby? CSN has all your live stream and channel information
Max Scherzer and Bryce harper celebrate
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. 
Bryce Harper Walkoff
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
With five starts in June, Max Scherzer achieved something he never did in his two Cy Young campaigns.
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'
Nats GM Mike Rizzo is giving fair warning to other teams about Trea Turner.
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.
Trea Turner steals 4 bases in Nats 6-1 win over the Cubs
It was a battle of NL Cy Young Award winners.
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.
2017 MLB Power Rankings: The Dodgers don't lose anymore
The NL West is ... good?? The AL West is very much not good. 
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
According to ESPN Nats writer Eddie Matz,the Nats would have to overpay to get bullpen help right now and should wait until the All-Star break.
10 Pups in the Park who don't care that the Nats lost
Nationals Park opened its gates to dogs on Sunday for "Pups in the Park." Here are ten doggos who are thankful not to realize the Nats lost today!
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
Nats GM Mike Rizzo on each players strong point.
What's different with Gio Gonzalez now than past 3 years?
Nats GM Mike Rizzo spoke to the Junkies Wednesday morning about pitcher Gio Gonzalez's improvement.
The Nats got hot Tuesday in Miami with 12-3 win over Marlins
Gio Gonzalez had an interesting night in more ways than one. 
Valentine: 'You have to get lucky' w/ getting bullpen help
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.
Lobaton and Strasburg
Nats hit 3 homers for third straight win
The Nationals are undefeated at Citi Field this season.
Nationals look to win series against Mets
The Nationals can lock up their second straight series win over the Mets today behind Stephen Strasburg. 
Scherzer pitches a gem as Nats shut down Mets
Max Scherzer went mad against the Mets as he struck out ten in eight innings as the Nats beat the Mets 7-2. 
Nats pitchers are allowing league-high four HR per 9 innings
Fancy Stats writer Neil Greenberg provided the Junkies with some interesting stats on the Nats pitchers.
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
Nationals right fielder has hit his fair share of majestic homers in his career, but the one he hit against the Mets Thursday was the hardest one he's ever hit. 
2017 MLB All-Star Game Logo
2017 MLB All-Star Game how to watch
With the World Series home-field advantage out of play, how will the 2017 All-Star Game play out?
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
The Nationals drafted Darren Baker. Last name sound familiar?
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.