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62-61, 3rd in NL East
Harper gets 500th career RBI on third hit of game (0:17)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals won 8-2 over the Marlins despite an 0-for-7 performance from...the bullpen cart. On the vehicle's inaugural night in DC, the two teams combined to use seven relievers. All seven of them opted to hoof it to the mound.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper continues to rake. Including three knocks in his first four trips tonight, he's now hitting .370 since the break, best in the NL. His .459 OBP is also tops, and his 1.154 OPS ranks second behind Braves rookie Ronald Acuna. Harper's average is up to .248, the highest it's been since May 6th.

Zimmerman mashes a towering homer (0:20)
Mattingly ejected between innings (0:28)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bad news, good news in DC. The bad: Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson is headed to the DL with a sprained wrist that he suffered while covering home in St. Louis on Wednesday. The good? Stephen Strasburg, who's made just one start in the past two and a half months due to injuries, could return in time to take Hellickson's spot. Strasburg is slated to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If all goes well, he would be in line to start in place of Hellickson on Tuesday against the Phillies.

19h

BBTN: Acuna Fallout, Position Pitchers, Ravech, Mendoza

Buster talks to David O'Brien (4:52) & Karl Ravech (10:41) about the Urena/Acuna fallout. Plus, Ravech weighs in on the growing absurdity of position players pitching & more. Sarah Langs also stops by for an emergency "Numbers Game" (32:47) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her excitement for this weekend's Little League Classic (39:42).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals snap the Cardinals' eight-game win streak, although for a moment it appeared the Nationals would blow another late-game lead. The Cardinals got the tying run to second base with two outs after Koda Glover walked Matt Carpenter, but Yadier Molina swung at a first-pitch fastball at the knees and flew out to center field.

Harper hits RBI double with questionable fan interference (0:32)
Harper knocks in two more runs (0:38)
2d

BBTN: Acuna Plunked, Acquisition Targets, Langs, Kay

Buster & Dave Schoenfield discuss Ronald Acuna getting beaned, potential waiver deals and much more (:56). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (24:32), Andrew McCutchen's humor (28:45), and Michael Kay with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (30:41).

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2dEddie Matz

Did the Home Run Derby 'fix' Bryce Harper?

It's been a month since the Nats slugger staged an epic comeback in D.C. He denies it turned his season around -- but the numbers say otherwise.

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2d

Nationals' Jeremy Hellickson exits game after collision

Washington Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, covering home after a wild pitch, collided with Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader at the plate and was taken out of Wednesday's game,

3d

Gant homers, pitches Cardinals to 6-4 win over Nationals

John Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.

4d

Should Jacob DeGrom Win Cy Young

Frank Isola and Michael Wilbon debate if Jacob DeGrom should win the Cy Young award, if the Nationals can get any worse and much more.

4d

Nats walked off again, this time by Cards' DeJong

Paul DeJong handed the Washington Nationals a second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-6 victory Monday night.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs56612th
Batting Average.25113th
On Base Percentage.3296th
Slugging Percentage.41413th
Earned Run Average3.8513th
Quality Starts6510th
WHIP1.238th
BAA.24213th