Washington Nationals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.2716511793.89
NL East1st1st2nd1st
National League 2nd1st4th3rd

Next Game

Wed, August 23, 8:10 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park
Washington Nationals
at
Houston Astros
+147
Line
-162

Probable Pitchers

WASW-LERASO
E. Jackson 4-2 3.4331

HOUW-LERASO
M. Fiers 7-8 4.32131

Schedule

Fri Aug 11
SF
Postponed
Sat Aug 12
W 3 - 1SF
Recap
Sun Aug 13
L 4 - 2SF
Recap
Sun Aug 13
W 6 - 2SF
Recap
Tue Aug 15
W 3 - 1LAA
Recap
Wed Aug 16
L 3 - 2LAA
Recap
Thu Aug 17
W 2 - 1at SD
Recap
Fri Aug 18
W 7 - 1at SD
Recap
Sat Aug 19
L 3 - 1at SD
Recap
Sun Aug 20
W 4 - 1at SD
Recap
Tue Aug 22
W 4 - 3at HOU
Recap
8:10 pm EDT
Today
at HOU
Preview
8:10 pm EDT
Thu Aug 24
at HOU
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 25
NYM
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 26
FS1NYM
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 27
ESPNNYM
8:08 pm EDT
Sun Aug 27
ESPNNYM
7:05 pm EDT
Mon Aug 28
MIA
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Aug 29
MIA
4:05 pm EDT
Wed Aug 30
MIA

Standings

NL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Washington66-3975-48
Miami53-5162-62
Atlanta48-6056-68
New York47-6054-70
Philadelphia41-6645-79
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Nationals' Alejandro De Aza: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De Aza is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

After starting three consecutive games, over which he went 1-for-10, De Aza will head to the bench. Andrew Stevenson will start in right field and hit ninth in De Aza's place.

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Nationals' Bryce Harper: No timetable yet for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper has seen improvement in his bruised knee and was walking with less of a limp Tuesday, but is not yet ready to resume baseball activities, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Until he's able to begin doing agility drills and swing a bat, there won't be any sort of concrete timetable for Harper's return to action. Given the Nats' big lead in the NL East, they have no reason to rush their star right fielder back, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him back in the lineup sometime in September with just enough time to shake off any rust before the playoffs begin.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Ticketed for Friday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (neck) is on track to return to the rotation Friday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

He received treatment on his neck Tuesday and played a little catch, and has had no setbacks with the spasms that got him scratched from his last start. Scherzer's been remarkably durable in his career -- in fact, this is first DL stint in three seasons with the Nats, and he'd made 30 or more starts in eight straight years coming into 2017 -- so fantasy GMs should have no qualms about immediately activating him ahead of Friday's home start against the Mets.

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Nationals' Matt Wieters: Clubs ninth homer Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Astros.

His fourth-inning blast proved to be the game winner, as Tanner Roark and the revamped Nats bullpen held the Astros in check the rest of the way. Wieters is still hitting only .156 (7-for-45) in August and is on pace for his lowest full-season homer total since 2010, but his starting spot doesn't appear to be in any jeopardy despite his lackluster performance at the plate.

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Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Notches 15th save Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to collect his 15th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Astros.

The lefty's now reeled off 12 straight scoreless appearances and converted 12 straight save chances, locking down the back end of a Nats bullpen that looked like the team's Achilles heel through the early part of the season. Doolittle has a 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 9.6 K/9 since being traded from Oakland, and there's no reason to think he's going to stumble any time soon.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGBryce Harper , RF.326
HRBryce Harper , RF29
RBIBryce Harper , RF87
OBPBryce Harper , RF.419
SLGBryce Harper , RF.614
RBryce Harper , RF92
SBTrea Turner , SS35
WGio Gonzalez , SP12
ERAMax Scherzer , SP2.25
WHIPMax Scherzer , SP0.85
KMax Scherzer , SP220
SVBrandon Kintzler , RP28

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