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Sun, April 26
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W: D. Haren (2-1)
G. Gonzalez (1-2)

Home Runs

WAS - B. Harper (5)  
- None


Wed Apr 15
W 10 - 5at BOS
Thu Apr 16
W 5 - 2PHI
Fri Apr 17
W 7 - 2PHI
Sat Apr 18
L 5 - 3PHI
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W 4 - 1PHI
Tue Apr 21
W 2 - 1STL
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L 7 - 5STL
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L 4 - 1STL
Fri Apr 24
L 3 - 2at MIA
Sat Apr 25
L 8 - 0at MIA
1:10 pm EDT
L 6 - 2at MIA
7:10 pm EDT
Mon Apr 27
7:10 pm EDT
Tue Apr 28
at ATL
7:10 pm EDT
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at ATL
7:10 pm EDT
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at NYM
7:10 pm EDT
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at NYM
7:10 pm EDT
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at NYM
1:10 pm EDT
Sun May 3
at NYM
7:05 pm EDT
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7:05 pm EDT
Tue May 5


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Nationals' Bryce Harper slugs fifth home run Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Marlins Sunday.

Harper kicked off the scoring with his second-inning home run, but it wasn't enough for the Nationals to avoid a sweep at the hands of their division rivals. The home run was his first of the week but already his fifth of the season. Harper has hit .270/.420/.524 with five home runs, 11 RBI and 17 walks in 63 at-bats.

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Nationals' Gio Gonzalez surrenders six runs in loss vs. Marlins
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez took the loss Sunday, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in five-plus innings while racking up eight strikeouts in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Marlins.

Gonzalez (1-2) pitched three scoreless innings but surrendered a bases-loaded triple in the fourth to fall behind for good. He gave up another RBI triple during a two-run fifth inning, and the Marlins added one more run in the sixth after the starter was removed earlier in the inning.

Gonzalez owns a 5.01 ERA and 22:11 K:BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Friday in New York.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer 'day to day', may miss Tuesday's start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tested his swollen thumb by throwing in the outfield Sunday but did not see any mound work, CSNWashington.com reports.

Scherzer is "day to day" with the thumb injury seems unlikely to make Tuesday's start, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Manager Matt Williams told MLB.com the team would likely make a decision after Monday's game.

"We probably have to make an adjustment. We don't know who that is yet," he said. "We'll get through [Monday's] game and see where we are at. There are options for us. I don't know if Max is going to make this one."

Scherzer did indicate that the thumb felt better Sunday, but it's apparent he won't pitch unless he feels 100 percent. He's just 1-2 over his first four starts but owns a 1.26 ERA and 29:4 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.

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Nationals' Ian Desmond batting sixth Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has been moved down to the No. 6 slot for his team's matchup with the Marlins.

Desmond opened the season as the team's No. 6 batter but had slotted second for 10 straight games heading into Sunday's action. He has hit .333/.378/.500 in 42 at-bats out of the No. 2 spot this season. With the shortstop hitting lower in the order, third baseman Yunel Escobar will see his first action batting second since April 13.

The Nationals are favorites (-118) in Miami Sunday.

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Nationals' Stephen Strasburg struggles Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Underachieving Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg continued to baffle the baseball world rather than opposing hitters Saturday.

Strasburg maintained his mediocrity in a loss to Miami, yielding four earned runs on eight hits in six innings to lower his record to 1-2 and raise his ERA to 4.88. He struck out six to give him 23 in 24 innings on the year, but he has had three bad outings in four starts.

The right-hander was rolling along through three, but doubles to Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton and single by Justin Bour in the fourth resulted in two runs. Three singles and a double play in the sixth doubled the output and all but ended his night.

Strasburg will try against Thursday on the road against the torrid Mets.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGYunel Escobar , 3B.286
HRBryce Harper , RF4
RBIRyan Zimmerman , 1B12
OBPBryce Harper , RF.429
SLGBryce Harper , RF.492
RIan Desmond , SS11
SBMichael Taylor , RF2
WAaron Barrett , RP2
ERAMax Scherzer , SP1.26
WHIPMax Scherzer , SP0.84
KMax Scherzer , SP29
SVDrew Storen , RP4
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