NationalsPerspective

Joey Meneses seems too good to be true. What if he’s for real?

The Nationals' 30-year-old rookie came out of nowhere. But he might not be going away.

By Thomas BoswellSeptember 29, 2022
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Nats’ affiliates finish a critical year for club’s player development

Washington's affiliates ranked 22nd in combined winning percentage this season.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 29, 2022

CJ Abrams’s up-and-down night ends with a walk-off hit and a Nats win

The rookie shortstop fails to run out a groundball in the eighth but delivers in the 10th, lifting the Nationals to a 3-2 win.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 28, 2022
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The Nationals and their fans know the bottom. This isn’t it.

Despite 100 losses and counting, Washington doesn’t seem as hopeless as it was in the dreary days of 2008.

By Barry SvrlugaSeptember 28, 2022

Paolo Espino’s reliability endures, but Nats’ pitcher remains winless

Espino has been reliable this season, but he is 0-8 and 4⅔ innings away from setting the record for most in a season without a win

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 27, 2022

Sean Doolittle is hoping for a ‘do-over’ with the Nationals

Doolittle is tentatively scheduled to start throwing in the third week of October, slightly ahead of when he would in a normal offseason.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 27, 2022

Nationals hit 100 losses by taking an 8-0 beatdown from the Braves

Washington hit the century mark for the third time and will need a last-week surge to avoid notching the most losses in Nationals history.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 26, 2022

The minors are full of guys waiting for a shot. Including on the broadcast.

Whetzel has already done three Nationals games this month and is expected to have three more at Nationals Park when Washington faces the Philadelphia Phillies.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 26, 2022

Nationals avoid sweep and 100th loss with 6-1 win over Marlins

Aníbal Sánchez pitched five scoreless innings and CJ Abrams had three hits for Washington in its series finale in Miami.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 25, 2022

With many of the kids watching, the Nationals fold to Marlins’ ace

With many of the team's top prospects on hand in Miami, the Nationals were victims of a dominant outing from Cy Young favorite Sandy Alcántara.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 24, 2022

Nationals fall to Marlins, but Josiah Gray finds a pitch to believe in

The Nationals' right-hander just learned a sinker — and is beginning to trust it with positive results.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 23, 2022
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Joey Meneses? Joey Meneses!

Meneses, the Nats' 30-year-old rookie, is crushing it.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 22, 2022

Clutch Joey Meneses, steady Tres Barrera lift Nationals past Braves

The veteran catcher gets a rare start and makes the most of it while the 30-year-old rookie continues his stunning stretch.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 21, 2022

Alex Call seeks success with Nationals through ‘exhaustive’ routine

Nationals outfielder Alex Call has a meticulous pregame routine. But he tries not to focus on day-to-day results.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 21, 2022

Patrick Corbin (back spasms) exits early, and Nats’ rally falls short late

The Nationals left-hander, even though he has struggled this season, has been one of the constants of the rotation.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 20, 2022

Nationals fire Tripp Keister, a longtime manager in their minor league system

As word spread throughout the organization this week, many were frustrated by Keister’s dismissal, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 20, 2022

Nationals lose again as 2023 auditions continue for fringe players

The Braves beat the Nationals, 5-2, on Monday, though for Washington the results have long stopped mattering this season.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 19, 2022

Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara makes the youthful Nats look overmatched

In a 3-1 loss, Washington's rookie-filled lineup got an up-close look at an ace the Nationals are set to see many more times over the next few years.

By Jesse DoughertySeptember 18, 2022

Nationals flip on the power switch before bullpen stifles Marlins

The Nats win their first series of the year against the Marlins, scoring in the first five innings and using a lockdown bullpen for a 5-3 win.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 17, 2022

The legend continues: Joey Meneses’s inside-the-park HR sparks Nationals

The Nationals' 30-year-old rookie once again finds himself in the heart of a rally, sparking a 5-4 win with his bat -- and legs.

By Andrew GoldenSeptember 16, 2022