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2016 Schedule
76-55, 1st in NL East

Lineup: Nationals (76-55) at Phillies (60-71)

  • 1. Trea Turner, CF (R)
  • 2. Jayson Werth, LF (R)
  • 3. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  • 4. Bryce Harper, RF (L)
  • 5. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 6. Wilson Ramos, C (R)
  • 7. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (R)
  • 8. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 9. Max Scherzer, RHP
  • Daily lineups

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Is Daniel Murphy key to Nats' season?

Nobody picked Murphy as an MVP candidate heading into the season, but that's exactly what he has been for the first-place Nationals. Where would Washington be without him? Schoenfield: Players affecting team's 2016 hopes (Insider)

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Roark ties Vazquez for franchise record

Tanner Roark's eight starts with seven or more scoreless innings ties the most in a single season in the Nationals' franchise history, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. Javier Vazquez had eight such starts for the then-Expos in 2001.

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Roark feasting on Phillies this season

Tanner Roark hurled seven shutout innings against the Phillies on Monday and is 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in four starts against Philly this season. Meanwhile, he's 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA vs. the rest of the NL East, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Roark, Nationals blank Phillies (0:46)
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Werth's solo shot give Nats early lead (0:25)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

In case you'd forgotten all the ways Bryce Harper can find to beat you, he just sent out a reminder. By scoring from first on a single!

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Jayson Werth loves to remind the Phillies he used to play in Philly. His HR tonight makes 7 in his last 15 games at Citizen Bank Park. No curtain calls for him, though!

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

If you haven't watched Trea Turner play yet, you're missing something special. All he's done in August is: 42 hits, 27 runs scored, 10 steals & a .959 OPS. He's changed the whole vibe of the Nationals.

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Nationals hold steady in Power Rankings

It was a rough week for the Nats, as they went 2-5 against the Orioles and Rockies. Still, the offense continues to produce, as the team, led by Bryce Harper's resurgence, is averaging 5.92 runs per game this month. Week 21 Power Rankings

Stats & Info

Sunday's longest home runs

Wilson Ramos' 450-foot blast paced the competition, but Josh Donaldson stole the show with his three-homer performance. Jefry Marte also connected for a deep blast against his former team, the Tigers.

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Turner proves looks can deceive

Trea Turner, 23, has been a revelation for the Nationals this season. He has asserted himself as one of the fastest players in the majors with 15 steals and six triples in 38 games. Baby-faced big leaguers

Stats & Info

Nationals Park is Wilson Ramos territory

Ramos' 450-foot homer on Sunday is the second-longest hit at Nationals Park this season. The longest was a 455-foot blast that he hit on July 24, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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How do Nats rank in pitching tools?

Does Max Scherzer have the best slider in baseball? Where does Mark Melancon's cutter rank on our list? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper on Nats rookie sensation Trea Turner: "That's somebody that's super special. I was thinking tonight, imagine if he was up in May, June, and July, or before that. We might have already ran away with this thing. Having him at the top of the lineup, there's nobody like him."

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Gonzalez earns 100th win as Nats beat Rockies

Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's not abnormal to hear M-V-P chants at Nats Park. What is abnormal is hearing them for Daniel Murphy (not Bryce Harper). But that's what's starting to happen in DC. Murphy, who hit his 25th homer tonight, leads the NL in average (.346), slugging (.615), OPS (1.005), and extra-base hits (67). In related news, the Nats won again (8-5 over Colorado) and have an 8.5 game lead in the NL East.

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Scherzer's four-peat

Max Scherzer allowed only two hits, zero walks and struck out 10 in eight innings against the Orioles on Thursday night. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the fourth time in his career that Scherzer allowed no more than two hits with no walks and at least 10 strikeouts, the most such games since 1893.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Picture day isn't just for Little Leaguers. Here, the Nats get ready for their annual close-up. The presidents don't look happy about not being included.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6356th
Batting Average.25616th
On Base Percentage.3289th
Slugging Percentage.4339th
Earned Run Average3.472nd
Quality Starts80Tied-2nd
WHIP1.192nd
BAA.2343rd

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