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39-33, 2nd in NL East

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper is hitting leadoff for the first time in six weeks. Nats manager Davey Martinez says he made the switch to help his slumping slugger get back to taking his walks. Harper batted leadoff early May, drawing two walks. Since being moved out of the top spot, he has 45 strikeouts (most in NL) against 13 walks, and is hitting just .190.

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Rizzo On Herrera Deal, Defense Of Harper

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks to Buster Olney about the team's trade for Kelvin Herrera, what he sees in young superstar Juan Soto and more. Plus, he stands up for Bryce Harper after Harper received anonymous criticism from rival GMs.

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1dEddie Matz

The true madness of Max Scherzer

The Nats' ace swears he's normal. The evidence -- three Cy Youngs, 152 strikeouts in 2018 and a near obsession with minor tweaks -- proves otherwise.

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1dJeff Sullivan

Ranking all 30 MLB rotations

Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.

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2dEddie Matz

Herrera throws perfect inning in Nationals debut

Kelvin Herrera made his debut with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, one day after the team acquired the reliever in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are undefeated in the Herr-Era. In their first game since acquiring Kelvin Herrera from KC, the Nats beat Baltimore 9-7. Herrera worked a perfect eighth, and Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a homer and a double to key the offense.

Washington takes out Roosevelt in Presidents Race (0:18)
Rendon puts Nats ahead with 2-run double (0:39)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

File Kelvin Herrera's debut with the Nats under "Success." Working the eigth inning with a three-run lead, the former Royals closer retired the Orioles in order on six pitches, and his heater touched 98.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

What Kelvin Herrera looks like wearing red instead of blue.

Martinez says Herrera will be a 'good fit' (0:26)
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Hicks' HR helps Yanks top Nats 4-2 for split on odd day

Aaron Hicks' go-ahead two-run homer sparked chants of "Let's go, Yankees!" on the road and helped New York beat Washington 4-2 in the second game of an unusual semi-doubleheader Monday, after pinch-hitter Juan Soto's tiebreaking two-run shot for the...

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals have acquired Royals closer Kelvin Herrera, and they didn't have to give up a whole lot to get him. Rookie sensation Juan Soto stays put in Washington, as does fellow outfielder Victor Robles. In return, KC gets three minor leaguers, the most highly rated of whom is Blake Perkins (Nats' no. 8 prospect according to Keith Law). Herrera, who has a 1.05 ERA and 14 saves, joins a Washington pen that already has three guys (Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler) with significant closing experience.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals three-game losing streak lasted negative one month. It started on June 15 and ended on May 15. Kind of. That's because Washington beat the Yankees 5-3 on Monday in the continuation of a suspended game that started on May 15.

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Soto's 2-run HR lifts Nats past Yanks 5-3 in resumed Game 1

Juan Soto's pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth inning of a game that began and was suspended because of rain last month, five days before he made his major league debut, lifted the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees in...

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs30622nd
Batting Average.23820th
On Base Percentage.31617th
Slugging Percentage.39421st
Earned Run Average3.424th
Quality Starts40Tied-5th
WHIP1.132nd
BAA.2254th