In Sean Doolittle’s absence, Dave Martinez offers a preview of how he’ll handle his relievers in 7-2 thumping at Chicago.

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In Sean Doolittle’s absence, Dave Martinez offers a preview of how he’ll handle his relievers in 7-2 thumping at Chicago.

Scherzer made his first start since July 25 on Thursday night.

As the rest of the team deals with a quick turnaround from the night before, Sánchez pitches into the ninth inning Friday afternoon in a 9-3 victory.

The Orioles, who control MASN, have been resisting the decision made earlier this year by a Major League Baseball revenue-sharing committee.

Scherzer came off the injured list Thursday and gave up one run in four innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Scherzer threw 71 pitches in a 7-1 win in his first start since July 25. How his body responds will be even more important.

Washington optioned infielder Adrian Sanchez and pitcher Kyle McGowin to Class AA Harrisburg.

When your life is dictated by bus schedules and first pitch times, the actual calendar becomes obsolete.

Washington clubs its way to an 11-1 win, avoiding any high-leverage situations for its bullpen the night after a tough loss.

The reliever accidentally yanked a bar off a squat rack and onto his face.

The 20-year-old left fielder has 12 steals this season and has been caught just once, turning a deficiency, or a non-skill, into a deceptive strength.

  • Perspective

There could be some connective tissue between the ace’s return and the bullpen’s performance.

Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings, but Wander Suero lit the fuse in the eighth and Starling Marte’s three-run homer was the difference.

Strickland's availability remained unclear ahead of Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh.

Manager Dave Martinez has repeatedly said Doolittle will be his closer upon returning from the injured list, but Doolittle knows he needs to again show what he can do.

Nats’ hitters stay hot, pound Pittsburgh’s pitchers in a 13-0 rout to move a season-high 12 games over .500.

Scherzer threw his usual between-starts bullpen session at PNC Park on Monday.

  • Perspective

Martinez’s stubbornness regarding Doolittle’s role — aided and abetted by the pitcher himself — could be an issue for the Nationals down the stretch.

Only a few hours after losing 14-inning marathon, Washington’s offense looks anything but hung over in 16-8 rout.

The Nationals closer has a 12.00 ERA in his last 10 appearances.

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