Nats catch a chill in Colorado

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Washington rallies, but can’t overcome blown chances and Strasburg’s shaky start in 6-4 loss.

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Barrett explains his standoff

Barrett explains his standoff

Aaron Barrett didn’t plan his standoff with Brandon Barnes; it just happened.

Nats catch a chill in Colorado

Nats catch a chill in Colorado

Washington rallies, but can’t overcome blown chances and Strasburg’s shaky start in 6-4 loss.

Nationals fan with Curly W beard spotted at Coors Field

Nationals fan with Curly W beard spotted at Coors Field

Here’s that Nats beard, out in the wild.

Nationals’ Aaron Barrett wins epic National Anthem standoff against Brandon Barnes

Nationals’ Aaron Barrett wins epic National Anthem standoff against Brandon Barnes

Nationals rookie reliever received a hero’s welcome in the dugout after pre-game showdown at Coors Field.

Werth out with sore knee

Werth out with sore knee

Jayson Werth has a “barky” right knee, so Matt Williams wanted to give him two days off.

Bad news for Zimmerman

Bad news for Zimmerman

An MRI exam reveals a ‘pretty substantial’ right hamstring strain for the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, who was placed on teh 15-day DL a day after suffering the injury in Colorado.

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

Stephen Strasburg faces Jorge De La Rosa as the Nationals try for a sweep in Colorado.

Ryan Zimmerman headed to DL

Ryan Zimmerman headed to DL

The third baseman’s absence from the Nationals’ lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Rockies seems to indicate another trip to the disabled list, this time with a hamstring injury.

Zimmermann labors in return

Zimmermann labors in return

Jordan Zimmermann attributed his lack of command to his long layoff, not his biceps strain.

LaRoche lifts Nats, Zimmerman is hurt

LaRoche lifts Nats, Zimmerman is hurt

On a night when Ryan Zimmerman departs with an injured leg, Adam LaRoche hits the key three-run blast.

Zimmerman exits with injury

Zimmerman exits with injury

Ryan Zimmerman collapsed at first base after he appeared to pull a muscle in his right leg.

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

The Nats will try to seal a series win as Jordan Zimmermann returns to the rotation.

LaRoche could rest Wednesday

LaRoche could rest Wednesday

Mired in a slump, Adam LaRoche appears ticketed for a day off Wednesday.

Nats-Rockies lineups

Nats-Rockies lineups

Bryce Harper returns to the lineup and Jordan Zimmermann makes his first start since his bicep strain.

Nats looking for relievers

Nats looking for relievers

The Nationals’ bullpen has been one of their biggest strengths this season, but they still could add another reliever.

Ryan Zimmerman tumbled over home plate and knocked over Danny Espinosa with a wacky slide

Ryan Zimmerman tumbled over home plate and knocked over Danny Espinosa with a wacky slide

Why watch one replay when you could look at a bazillion screengrabs?

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Will the Nationals make a move at the trade deadline?

Will the Nationals make a move at the trade deadline?

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether the Nationals should make a move to add a missing piece or stand pat before the July 31 trade deadline.

Espinosa takes advantage

Espinosa takes advantage

It had been almost a month since Danny Espinosa recorded a hit, but he blasted two extra-base hits Monday.

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Halfway through his contract, is he still Werth it?

Halfway through his contract, is he still Werth it?

When the Nationals signed Jayson Werth for seven years and a $126 million in 2010, the move was largely criticized. The Post Sports Live crew reassesses the outfielder's huge contract and whether the move was worth it.

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Redskins training camp preview, Nationals, Wizards summer league success

Redskins training camp preview, Nationals, Wizards summer league success

The Washington Post's Jonathan Forsythe, Keith McMillan, Jason Reid and Dan Steinberg look at the biggest storylines for the Redskins ahead of training camp, discuss the pressure on a healthy Robert Griffin III, reassess Jayson Werth's $126 million, seven-year contract, and debate whether Otto Porter and Glen Rice's summer league success can translate to the Wizards this season.

How trade deadline will affect wild-card races

How trade deadline will affect wild-card races

It’s gut-check time as teams on MLB playoff bubble decide whether to be buyers or sellers.

Nationals fan with curly ‘W’ beard promises a ‘more refined’ look for Wednesday’s game

Nationals fan with curly ‘W’ beard promises a ‘more refined’ look for Wednesday’s game

Eric Brooks says it took him 10 to 15 minutes to sculpt the test beard that appears on his Instagram.

Stirrups-sporting Ian Desmond goes 5 for 5 in Nationals win

Stirrups-sporting Ian Desmond goes 5 for 5 in Nationals win

Shortstop becomes first player in Nationals history with two five-hit games.

Nats running wild, well

Nats running wild, well

The Nationals have boosted their offense by becoming one of the best base running teams.

Nationals prospect Michael A. Taylor is making a name for himself in Double-A

Nationals prospect Michael A. Taylor is making a name for himself in Double-A

There’s a logjam in the Nationals outfield and it could get more complicated next year with Michael A. Taylor playing like he’s ready for a big league shot.

Nats handle Rockies, Coors Field

Nats handle Rockies, Coors Field

Aaron Barrett delivers when Doug Fister wobbles in the sixth as Nationals stake claim to first with 7-2 win in Colorado.

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

Discuss: Nats-Rockies

In a meeting of the best and worst records in the National League, the Nationals begin a series with the Rockies.

Williams sits red-hot Harper

Williams sits red-hot Harper

Bryce Harper wants to play, but says he’s “totally fine” with Matt Williams sitting him against a left-handed starter as Washington opens a series at Colorado.

Nats-Rockies lineups

Nats-Rockies lineups

Doug Fister faces Franklin Morales as the Nats start a three-game series in Colorado.

For Soriano, a breath of fresh air

For Soriano, a breath of fresh air

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano uses hyperbaric chamber as part of fitness routine that has him in top form.

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