2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
45-29, 1st in NL East
play
Turner records his first five-hit game (0:39)
play
Taylor slugs two homers in Nationals' rout (0:34)
Stats & Info

Friday's longest home runs

Giancarlo Stanton's 458-footer was a missile off the bat, exiting at 112.4 mph on its way to clearing the statue at Marlins Park. Anthony Rendon's 454-foot blast was his longest since 2015. Matt Joyce and Khris Davis provided the A's all the offense they needed with their homers.

play
Nats rally for walk-off win (1:01)
play
Nationals walk off on Harper's single (0:45)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper chose a good time for his first hit. The Nats slugger's 10th inning single - his only knock of the night - gave his team a 6-5 win over the Reds. The hit, combined with five scoreless innings from the beleaguered Washington bullpen, helped the Nationals keep their 9.5-game cushion over second-place Atlanta. It's Harper's third walk-off hit this season, tied for most in MLB.

play
Goodwin shines in two homer game (0:34)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No Adam Eaton, no Jayson Werth, no Michael Taylor, no problem. Nats rookie outfielder Brian Goodwin has gone deep twice tonight. He now has six bombs in June. That's more than Bryce Harper. And Ryan Zimmerman. And Daniel Murphy. And anybody else on the Nationals.

play
Rendon mashes 454-foot homer (0:23)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another short-ish night for Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg, who exits after allowing the Reds five runs on eight hits in five frames. After going six-plus innings in 13 of his first 14 starts this year, Strasburg has failed to go six in each of his last three outings.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Almost two months after shredding his knee, Nats centerfielder Adam Eaton is finally walking on his own. Today he moseyed over to his locker, sat down with next-door neighbor Wilmer Difo, and dropped some wisdom. Difo, a middle infielder who was called up today, is starting in CF in place of ailing Michael Taylor. In seven-plus years of professional baseball, Difo has played a grand total of 14 innings in the outfield.

Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire

Nats bring back Difo to fill bench

The Washington Nationals recalled utility man Wilmer Difo from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, optioning RHP A.J. Cole to Syracuse in a corresponding move. Difo is in the starting lineup, playing center field and batting eighth against the Reds.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
3dESPY Awards

ESPYS: Vote for Best MLB Player

Is there anyone in baseball better than Max Scherzer? Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Max Scherzer had a no-hit bid through 7 1/3 IP today. He's the 1st pitcher to have a no-hit bid of at least 7 IP and take the loss in a game since James Shields on August 2, 2009.

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
3dDavid Schoenfield

Max Scherzer is MLB's ultimate must-see ace

One disastrous inning cost him his third no-hitter, but the Nationals star again showed why he's the one pitcher you stop everything to watch.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Before Max Scherzer today, the last pitcher to take the loss in a game he had 10 or more strikeouts and allowed zero earned runs was Matt Harvey on Oct. 3, 2015 (second game of a doubleheader). What's special about that date? Harvey's start (six innings, one unearned run, 11 strikeouts) was opposite Scherzer in Scherzer's no-hitter, his second of the 2015 season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer has now retired 17 in a row with a no-hitter through seven. His slider is absolutely nasty today, either starting it right at right-handed hitters and having it break over the plate for a strike or throwing it off the plate and seeing Marlins hitters flail helplessly at it.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer hasn't allowed a hit through six innings against the Marlins. It's the sixth time since joining the Nats in 2015 that Scherzer's gone at least six hitless frames. Two of those times, he went nine hitless.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1310th
Quality Starts471st
WHIP1.276th
BAA.2489th
Runs4042nd
Batting Average.2762nd
On Base Percentage.3413rd
Slugging Percentage.4752nd

Find Tickets