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5/30/2016 | Meadows, Contreras among top prospect performers Monday

Pirates prospect Austin Meadows and Cubs prospect Willson Contreras are among the top prospect performers Monday.

5/30/2016 | Murphy's 3 hits, 3 RBIs lead Nats in Philly

Daniel Murphy continued his scorching-hot month of May by collecting three-hits, including the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Nationals to a 4-3 comeback victory against the Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.

5/30/2016 | Harper day to day after pitch strikes knee

Bryce Harper left in the seventh inning of the Nationals' 4-3 victory over the Phillies on Monday night after being hit by a pitch on the right knee by Jeremy Hellickson.

5/30/2016 | Rising arms Ross, Nola meet in Philly

When the Nationals and Phillies take the field on Tuesday night for the middle game of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park, both teams will have first-round Draft picks firing first pitches.

5/30/2016 | Young bucks lead Prospect Team of the Week'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.

5/29/2016 | Lopez, Dahl among top prospect performers Sunday

Reynaldo Lopez and David Dahl are among the top prospect performers Sunday.

5/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Mengden looks to continue to star for Sounds

Athletics prospect Daniel Mengden looks to continue his stellar season as he starts for Triple-A Nashville against the Salt Lake Bees at 2:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

5/29/2016 | Werth's pinch-hit slam helps propel Nationals

Outfielder Jayson Werth began Sunday's 10-2 Nationals victory on the bench. But he wasn't on the bench watching the game vs. the Cardinals. He didn't like the way he was hitting lately, so he decided to spend most of the time working on his swing in the cage at Nationals Park and looking at film. He decided to lower his hands in the batter's box if he was given a chance to enter the game as a pinch-hitter.

5/29/2016 | Strasburg moves to 9-0 as Nats rout Cards

The Nationals continue to shine with Stephen Strasburg on the mound. The right-hander pitched six solid innings as Washington routed the Cardinals, 10-2, on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.

5/29/2016 | Belisle set for final rehab outing before return

After pitching four innings and allowing two runs for Class A Advanced Potomac during a three-game rehab assignment, right-hander Matt Belisle said he is ready to come off the disabled list.

5/29/2016 | Leake values longtime friendship with Baker

Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake said he considers Nationals manager Dusty Baker a mentor. Leake said it's tough to put into words how he feels about Baker. Leake played for Baker with the Reds from 2010-13.

5/29/2016 | Nats, Phils to renew NL East rivalry in Philadelphia

The Nationals will look to seek revenge on the Phillies starting Monday at Citizens Bank Park. The last time these teams met was April 26-28 at Nationals Park, with the Phillies sweeping the three-game series on the strength of solid pitching. Tanner Roark will face Jeremy Hellickson in the opener of the three-game set.

5/29/2016 | Bader among top prospect performers Saturday

A look at the top performances from top prospects on Saturday.

5/28/2016 | Cards not giving in to Harper as series wraps

Three games into a four-game visit to Washington, and Cardinals pitchers have shown no fear of Nationals slugger Bryce Harper: The man who leads the Majors in walks (48) and intentional walks (13) but has yet to draw a free pass this series.

5/28/2016 | Waino sparks offense, holds off Nats' surge

Adam Wainwright helped himself with the bat and withstood a Nationals home run charge as the Cardinals won, 9-4, Saturday night at Nationals Park.

5/28/2016 | Murphy sets Nats record for hits in a month

Daniel Murphy put himself in the Nationals' record books Saturday night with his 41st hit in May, a club record for one month.

5/28/2016 | Reyes, Flaherty among top prospect performers Friday

A look at the best performances from top prospects on Friday.

5/27/2016 | Scherzer looks on bright side after odd outing

In one of his most perplexing starts this season, Max Scherzer issued four walks, one with the bases loaded, and allowed a grand slam by the third inning of Friday's 6-2 loss to the Cardinals. Then he proceeded to settle down and retire 14 consecutive batters to complete seven innings.

5/27/2016 | Gio looks to extend Cards' troubles vs. lefties

When Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nationals on Saturday, opposing Cardinals hitters figure to have their hands full. Not only has Gonzalez been one of the Nationals League's best pitchers in 2016, he's also a tough lefty facing a lineup that consistently struggles to hit southpaws.

5/27/2016 | Jordan undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery

Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.

5/27/2016 | Cards ride grand slam over Scherzer, Nats

Max Scherzer's one bad inning proved costly on Friday night as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals, 6-2, at Nationals Park. The Nationals are now in a first-place tie with the Mets.

5/27/2016 | Gio rides high with a little help from his friends

Whenever Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez talks to the media after a quality start, it's like attending an award show. First, he credits the catcher behind the plate, then the solid defense behind him and the bullpen that preserved his victory. Even pitching coach Mike Maddux and manager Dusty Baker get honorable mentions.

5/27/2016 | Phillies' pair among top prospect performers Thursday

A look at the best performances from top prospects on Thursday.

5/26/2016 | Baker earns 1,700th victory in vintage style

The Nationals' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night was the 1,700th victory in Dusty Baker's managerial career. When he thought about the round number, he considered that it meant he had been around for a long time. Although, he added, there were the past two years when he could not find a job. "So, in my mind, I'm really around 1,850," Baker said with a laugh.

5/26/2016 | Surging Scherzer provides challenge for Cards

It took some time, but Max Scherzer seems to have found his groove in 2016. The Nationals ace -- who takes the mound against Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals on Friday after Washington claimed the four-game series opener -- has allowed six runs in 23 1/3 innings over his last three starts, while fanning 38.

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