2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
92-66, 1st in NL East
play
Haniger motors for amazing over-the-shoulder catch (0:24)

Lineup: Nationals (92-65) vs. Diamondbacks (65-92)

  • 1. Trea Turner, 2B (R)
  • 2. Ben Revere, CF (L)
  • 3. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 4. Clint Robinson, 1B (L)
  • 5. Jayson Werth, LF (R)
  • 6. Brian Goodwin, RF (L)
  • 7. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 8. Jose Lobaton, C (S)
  • 9. Gio Gonzalez, LHP (R)
Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Max Scherzer in select strikeout company

With another 10 K's on Tuesday, Scherzer has had 24 starts with at least 10 strikeouts since the start of the 2015 season. That's the most such starts over a two-season span since 2001-02, when Randy Johnson had 37 starts of this type (22 in '01, 15 in '02) and Curt Schilling had 27 (13 in '01 and 14 in '02), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Play
15h

BBTN: Impact Of Injuries, Antonetti, Rizzo, Scully

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss how injuries are impacting pennant contenders and more. Plus, conversations with Indians president Chris Antonetti, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No Wilson Ramos, no problem. So far, anyway. In their first game without their All-Star catcher (torn ACL), the Nats beat the Diamondbcks 4-2. The win increases Washington's lead over the Dodgers for 2nd seed in the NL (and homefield advantage in the NLDS) to 1.5 games.

play
Scherzer K's 10 for 13th time this season (0:47)
Harry How/Getty Images
1dDoug Padilla

Dodgers set NLDS rotation; Puig earns roster spot

Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Dodgers, followed by Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. Yasiel Puig also earned a spot on the playoff roster after an August demotion to Triple-A.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rendon, batting cleanup for the Nats in place of, well...pretty much everyone (Harper, Murphy, Ramos), just hit a three-run bomb to give Washington a 4-2 lead over the D-backs in the sixth. Big moment for a banged-up squad that's struggling to stay ahead of the Dodgers for the number two seed in the NL.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer has 10 K's through six innings, That makes 277 on the year, breaking the Nats record he set last year (276). Scherzer is now the only active pitcher with multiple seasons of 275-plus whiffs.

Andrew Snook/Icon Sportswire
1d

Nats' Cole suspended 5 games for throwing at Kang

Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a pitch near the head of Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Saturday.

play
Segura blasts leadoff homer off Scherzer (0:26)
play
Ramos a 'huge loss' for Nationals (1:05)
play
Wilson Ramos out with torn ACL (0:50)
play0:50

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge blow for the Nationals: Wilson Ramos has torn ACL. Here's Dusty Baker announcing.

Stats & Info

Injuries catching up to the Nationals?

A week away from the start of the postseason, and Washington is without four of its best players due to injury. Wilson Ramos tore his ACL on Monday, per manager Dusty Baker.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No further details on Wilson Ramos' injury yet, but...the Nationals have called up catcher Spencer Kieboom. Given that Washington already had two backstops on the roster (Jose Lobaton, Pedro Severino), the move suggests that, at a minimum, Ramos - who was slated for an MRI today - will miss some time. Manager Dusty Baker is scheduled to meet with media at 3pm eastern.

Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports

Which Nationals have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Max Scherzer is among pitchers with the highest spin rate on fastballs, while Gio Gonzalez is doing it with the curveball. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7429th
Batting Average.256Tied-16th
On Base Percentage.32510th
Slugging Percentage.42613th
Earned Run Average3.502nd
Quality Starts92Tied-3rd
WHIP1.183rd
BAA.2333rd

ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • New Era Men's Washington Nationals 59Fifty Alternate Navy Authentic HatPrice: $34.99 Shop

  • New Era Men's Washington Nationals 59Fifty Game Red Authentic HatPrice: $34.99 Shop