The infielder said he rarely watches the sport, preferring programs on networks such as the History channel instead.
As the first half of the season winds down, Washington is in a prime position to make a run at its second NL East title in three years.
Having spent half of 2012 and all of 2013 with the Orioles, Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth has been on both sides of the Beltway Series. But he doesn't consider it a rivalry.
Craig Stammen has been Mr. Versatility for the Nationals’ bullpen. No matter the inning or the length of his outing, the right-hander has been a reliable force in relief.
Bryce Harper isn’t back with the Nationals yet, but he’s already making an impression with his blasts in batting practice and in the minors on his rehab assignment.
Since the beginning of June, Danny Espinosa has been working with hitting coach Rick Schu. He entered Monday’s game with a team-high .303 average for the month so far.
Despite battling near the top of the division, the Nationals and Braves haven’t exactly lived up to high expectations.
Since June, Jordan Zimmermann has a 0.36 ERA in 25 innings. He gets the start Thursday when the Nationals open a series against the Braves.
Heading into Tuesday’s contest against the Giants, Ryan Zimmerman had a perfect fielding percentage in left field.
After a forgettable first outing, Doug Fister has surrendered only eight earned runs in his past five starts — all games the Nationals won.