Latest from Jesse Dougherty

The Nationals, needing to hit the gas, stall in series opener vs. Orioles

With the trade deadline barely a week away, the Nationals entered this series in Baltimore with a chance to declare themselves buyers. A 6-1 loss in the opener instead only creates more uncertainty.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg suffers another setback in recovery from nerve irritation

Stephen Strasburg, who has pitched less than 30 innings since signing a seven-year, $245 million contract in December 2019, has been on the IL since June 2.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Mike Rizzo says the Nationals will take a ‘dual path’ at the trade deadline. What does he mean?

Trailing the division-leading Mets by six games in a tight National League East, the Nationals are squarely between obvious buying and obvious selling territory.
  • Jul 22, 2021

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says he does not expect Starlin Castro to rejoin team

Infielder Starlin Castro is on administrative leave as Major League Baseball investigates a domestic violence allegation.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Tres Barrera hit his first career home run with a bat borrowed from his best friend

Barrera has shown a flash of potential as a replacement catcher for the Nationals.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Jon Lester dominates on the mound, homers at the plate as the Nats pound the Marlins

The veteran left-hander throws seven scoreless innings and adds a two-run homer in an 18-1 rout over injury-depleted Miami.
  • Jul 19, 2021

On a day clouded by trauma of previous night, Nats rally for a skid-snapping win

The Nationals rally for a dramatic victory to snap a six-game losing streak a day after a shooting outside the stadium.
  • Jul 18, 2021

Hours after gunfire outside its gates, Nationals Park reopens to the fans and players who call it home

“I love this city. This city’s my home,” Nationals Manager Dave Martinez said Sunday, after a shooting outside Nationals Park on Saturday night. “It can get crazy, we all know that. And we all want to feel safe. I can tell you that inside this ballpark, I feel safer than ever, I really do."
  • Jul 18, 2021

Nationals-Padres game suspended after shooting outside Nationals Park

The shooting happened on South Capitol Street, near an entrance to the stadium, police said.
  • Jul 18, 2021

An ‘achy’ neck leaves Stephen Strasburg with a setback during his rehab process

Strasburg has been on the injured list since June 2 and had been close to going on a rehab assignment.
  • Jul 17, 2021
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