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7/26/2014 | With skid in rearview, Reds aim to trend upward

Bringing their seven-game losing streak to a screeching halt with a 1-0 win, the Reds look to take the rubber game from the first-place Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati will start Mat Latos, while Washington will counter with Doug Fister.

7/26/2014 | Gio impressive, but missed chances haunt in shutout

The Nationals couldn't do much against right-hander Johnny Cueto, who was overpowering and helped the Reds blank Washington, 1-0, at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon.

7/26/2014 | Espinosa sitting, but hasn't lost faith of Rizzo

Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa didn't start for the second game in a row on Saturday. After starting Zach Walters in Friday's 4-1 win over the Reds, manager Matt Williams decided to give Kevin Frandsen the start at second base. The last time Frandsen started a game was July 10 against the Orioles.

7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

7/26/2014 | Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch

Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper received a scare in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-1 victory over the Reds.

7/26/2014 | Span records second straight four-hit game

For the second consecutive game Friday night, Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 4-for-5, this time during the Nats' 4-1 win over the Reds, seeing his batting average rise to .289.

7/26/2014 | Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent

With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said.

7/25/2014 | Giolito combines on one-hit shutout in Class A

Nationals No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito and reliever Joseph Webb combined for a one-hit shutout Friday, as Class A Hagerstown defeated Kannapolis, 5-1.

7/25/2014 | Reds put hopes in Cueto to stop steep slide

The Reds will try to avoid a post-All-Star break run of futility they haven't endured in 23 years when they take on the Nationals at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon: losing eight straight to start the second half. Johnny Cueto will take the mound for Cincinnati, while Washington will counter with Gio Gonzalez.

7/25/2014 | Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds in Cincy

It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.

7/25/2014 | Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday, caught up with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to get his take on the team.

7/25/2014 | With loss of Zimmerman comes infield moves

With manager Matt Williams saying that the Nationals will re-evaluate Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain after two weeks, Anthony Rendon will be the everyday third baseman, and the Nats could start a platoon at second base between Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.

7/24/2014 | Zimmerman discusses latest injury with caught up with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Thursday evening to talk about his latest setback.

7/24/2014 | Fister emerging as critical component to Nationals

Doug Fister joined the Nationals this past winter under unexpected circumstances, his trade from the Tigers registering as a big surprise. But since acclimating to his new surroundings and overcoming an early-season injury, the right-hander has become an invaluable part of the Washington rotation.

7/23/2014 | Nats farmhand Cole exhibiting elite command

Right-hander A.J. Cole, the Nationals' No. 2 prospect, threw seven strong innings on Wednesday, leading Triple-A Syracuse to a 5-0 victory at Buffalo. Cole, ranked No. 54 on's Top 100 Prospects list, struck out six batters, walked none and allowed three hits. Wednesday marked his third straight start without issuing a walk, a streak that spans 20 innings.

7/23/2014 | Streak halted at four as Nats' late rally falls short

The rallying Nationals swallowed a 6-4 loss to the Rockies, ending their four-game winning streak on the same day they stomached news that Ryan Zimmerman was sent to the disabled list for the second time this season.

7/23/2014 | Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee

After a long night of chasing extra-base hits deep into the expansive corner of right field, Jayson Werth woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday.

7/23/2014 | Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters

Just as the Nationals were beginning to experience life with a fully healthy lineup, Ryan Zimmerman headed back to the disabled list Wednesday with what has been deemed a "substantial" right hamstring strain.

7/23/2014 | Reds hoping to find form at home vs. Nationals

The reeling Reds will try to get back on track when they return home on Friday to open a weekend series against the Nationals, with Alfredo Simon and Tanner Roark meeting in the opener at Great American Ball Park.

7/22/2014 | Zimmerman strains hamstring, will undergo MRI

An RBI groundout from Ryan Zimmerman came at a price Tuesday. The Nationals third baseman beat out a double-play throw to first on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, but as he made his final stride, he suffered a right hamstring strain.

7/22/2014 | Call stands after close play at third in Nats-Rox game

The Nationals' attempt to keep a rally alive with a second-inning challenge came up empty on Tuesday night.

7/22/2014 | Desmond named Nats' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Nationals fans who watch Ian Desmond dirty his uniform with hard slides on the basepaths and dives in the infield won't be surprised by the honor bestowed upon the shortstop Tuesday. Desmond was that Nationals' recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

7/22/2014 | Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles

Right-hander Doug Fister and utility player Kevin Frandsen suffered twisted ankles during Monday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, but outside of some general soreness, both players were fine Tuesday.

7/22/2014 | Barrett continuing to gain confidence in bullpen

Nats manager Matt Williams was encouraged by the performance of reliever Aaron Barrett on Monday. With the bases loaded with two outs in the sixth and the Nationals clinging to a 4-2 lead, Barrett struck out pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes with a nasty slider in the dirt.

7/22/2014 | Strasburg eyes sweep against De La Rosa, Rockies

Stephen Strasburg will try to pick up the Nationals' fifth straight win in Wednesday afternoon's game at Coors Field against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies.

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