Rotation

Max Scherzer will indeed start Friday in New York

Scherzer will not miss a full turn, and will start Friday against Matt Harvey in New York.

A.J. Cole struggles in major league debut

The Nationals 23-year-old pitching prospect had a tough first outing, but says he will learn from the experience, not dwell on it.

Sigh of relief: Max Scherzer throws bullpen, could start Friday

Scherzer could slot back into the Nationals rotation later this week, and therefore not lose a start to the sprained thumb he suffered last Thursday.

Nationals call up A.J. Cole to start Tuesday, option Rafael Martin to Syracuse

The Nationals officially called up one of their top pitching prospects, opting to send reliever Martin back to Syracuse to make room.

A.J. Cole will start instead of Max Scherzer on Tuesday

The right-handed starter will become the fourth Nationals pitcher to make his major league debut this season when he takes the Turner Field mound.

Max Scherzer, ‘dealing with a little sprain’ in right thumb, ‘not ready to rule out’ Tuesday start (UPDATED)

Scherzer was unable to throw a bullpen Sunday, and seems unlikely to make his next start.

An opponents’ view of Max Scherzer’s new cutter

Two left-handed hitters that faced him offer a scouting report on Scherzer's work-in-progress pitch.

Nationals, Red Sox talked about Jordan Zimmermann this past winter

The two sides couldn't match up on a deal for the impending free agent starter. The two faced off on Monday.

Stephen Strasburg makes final spring start; Nationals return to D.C.

"We get to get back to our home park, which is good. Give everybody a shot of energy. We're ready to start."

Matt Williams makes official the Nationals’ season-opening rotation

Williams names Jordan Zimmermann the No. 2 starter, followed by Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

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