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6/23/2016 | On deck: Nats prospect gets thrill out of aircraft Derby

Drew Ward, the Nationals' No. 14 prospect, was one of the participants in the Midway Classic Home Run Derby on Monday, held on the deck of the USS Midway, a former World War II Naval aircraft now anchored in San Diego. Home plate was stationed about 245 feet from the edge of the ship, with pink buoys marking the fence 350 feet from the cage.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/23/2016 | Error, tough loss sting for Nats' Taylor

Michael Taylor sat at his locker, still dressed in his full uniform, and no doubt still processing the closing moments of the worst game of his career. The fact that he went 0-for-5 at the plate with five strikeouts was only the beginning of a forgettable evening.


6/23/2016 | Puig, indeed! Walk-off on E extends streak

Yasiel Puig delivered a walk-off, 4-3 win over the Nationals Wednesday night as a single in the ninth turned into a de facto inside-the-park home run after a misplay from center fielder Michael Taylor allowed Puig and Howie Kendrick to score.


6/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday

Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.


6/22/2016 | Espinosa benefits from Garciaparra's advice

During batting practice this week at Dodger Stadium, Nationals manager Dusty Baker saw an opportunity for his shortstop Danny Espinosa to chat with Nomar Garciaparra.


6/22/2016 | Strasburg, Papelbon progressing from injuries

The Nationals received encouraging news as right-handers Jonathan Papelbon and Stephen Strasburg threw on flat ground without any problems on Wednesday.


6/22/2016 | Bryce on track; Murphy, Ramos need ASG boost

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos had been one of the best catchers in the National League this season and he has the stats to back it up.


6/22/2016 | Prospects shine in California-Carolina League ASG

Indians prospect Bobby Bradley may not have won the Midway Classic Home Run Derby Monday, but he certainly showed the most power in Tuesday's California-Carolina League All-Star Game, as he helped lead the Carolina League to a 6-4 victory.


6/22/2016 | Roark tips hat after strong start goes south

Through the first seven innings Tuesday night against the Dodgers, Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark was putting together one of his best performances of the season.


6/21/2016 | Pipeline preview: Giolito looks to continue dominant stretch

Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito starts for Double-A Harrisburg against Portland at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/21/2016 | Nationals, 4th-rounder Banks agree to terms

The Nationals agreed to terms with four more players from the 2016 Draft on Tuesday, including fourth-round pick Nick Banks.


6/21/2016 | 8 prospects who could help Nats down stretch

The Nationals are likely to do more than just trade for players during the pennant stretch. They will also go to their Minor League system and look for help.


6/21/2016 | Urias, Ross meet in duel of young hurlers

A pair of young starters will take the mound for Wednesday's series finale between the Nationals and Dodgers in Los Angeles, though one of them might not be in the rotation for too much longer.


6/21/2016 | Petit steps up, delivers quality start for Nats

It was supposed be the marquee matchup of the week between Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. But before the game, Strasburg was scratched because of an upper back strain and the Nationals gave the ball to right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, who delivered a quality outing in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers.


6/20/2016 | Strasburg scratched from start with back strain

Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his start Monday night against the Dodgers with an upper back strain, the Nationals announced prior to the game. Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit got the start in his place.


6/20/2016 | Roark clashes with Kazmir in first start vs. LA

Tanner Roark will make his first career start against the Dodgers on Tuesday night as Scott Kazmir tries to improve on his uneven season.


6/20/2016 | Pair of Cubs headline Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


6/20/2016 | Nats agree with Neuse, Luzardo among 23

The Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players selected in the 2016 Draft, including second-round pick Sheldon Neuse and third-rounder Jesus Luzardo, the team announced Monday.


6/19/2016 | Taylor turning it around, has 2-HR, 4-hit day

Since an early-season slump, Michael Taylor has been one of the Nationals' most productive players. He went 4-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Sunday afternoon's 6-3 loss to the Padres. It was his first career multihomer game, and he matched a career high with his four hits. He attributed his success Sunday to being selective, although he is naturally an aggressive hitter.


6/19/2016 | Bickford, Moncada among top prospect performers Sunday

Phil Bickford's bat-missing ability was on full display Sunday during his California League debut as he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over six innings to lead Class A Advanced San Jose past Rancho Cucamonga, 5-3.


6/19/2016 | Padres best Nats despite Taylor's big day

The Nationals showed off their home run swings from the first pitch as Michael Taylor went deep en route to a 4-for-4, two-homer game, but the Padres prevailed in the series finale, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.


6/19/2016 | Kershaw, Stras face off in premier matchup

The Nationals and Dodgers open a three-game series Monday night at Dodger Stadium with a matchup featuring two of the Majors' best in Stephen Strasburg and Clayton Kershaw.


6/19/2016 | Rivero's struggles resurface in loss to Padres

Felipe Rivero did not record an out and was charged with six runs in a disastrous eighth inning on Saturday night as the Padres rallied to deal the Nationals a 7-3 loss.


6/19/2016 | Challenge of fatherhood rewarding to Zimmerman

First baseman Ryan Zimmerman has accomplished a lot during his 12 years in the Major Leagues. He has won two Silver Slugger Awards, won a Gold Glove and guided the Nationals to the postseason twice. But Zimmerman's biggest accomplishment in life is raising two daughters, Mackenzie and Hayden, who was born during the first week of June.




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