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9/29/2014 | Righty Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

Nationals manager Matt Williams has not announced his rotation during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday at Nationals Park. It will be interesting to see what role Tanner Roark will play in the postseason. All indications have him coming out of the bullpen -- at least for the first round.


9/29/2014 | Zimmerman aware his future is likely at first base

There has been talk that Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman could be playing first base on a regular basis next year. If that's the case, it would mean Adam LaRoche may not be back with the team. LaRoche and the Nationals have a mutual option after this season, worth $15 million.


9/29/2014 | Zimm nets NL Player of the Week after no-no

Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann, who threw his first career no-hitter in Sunday's season finale against the Marlins, was named the National League Player of the Week for the second time this season.


9/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Nationals

Here's a look at how the Washington Nationals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.


9/29/2014 | Rizzo Q&A: Nationals GM talks special team

Since Mike Rizzo became the general manager in 2009, the Nationals have won two National League East titles in 2012 and '14. Rizzo, obviously, wants to add a World Series ring to his accomplishments. MLB.com caught up with Rizzo recently to talk about the success of the Nationals.


9/29/2014 | Nats, like Zimm, are under-the-radar good

National right-hander Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter was a joy to behold; in fact, the whole team is a joy to watch. The Nats climbed alone atop the NL East on July 21 and spent a total of 119 days there. This might just be their moment.


9/28/2014 | Facts, figures relating to Zimmermann's no-hitter

A few statistical nuggets related to the Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter of the Marlins on the last day of the regular season, Sunday afternoon in D.C.


9/28/2014 | Souza joins impressive company with grab

Steven Souza Jr.'s eye-boggling catch might also have jumped right to the front of the line of the greatest plays ever made for the final out of a no-hitter, joining efforts by Hall of Famers and Gold Glovers among the greatest defensive efforts to clinch a piece of pitching history.


9/28/2014 | Zimmermann's no-no adds to aura of '27' in 2014

The magic number for the 2014 Major League Baseball season is 27. It has been worn with distinction by Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gomez, Matt Kemp and Jordan Zimmermann, a a sextet of elite stars.


9/28/2014 | Zimm's no-no the latest in run for National League

Jordan Zimmerman's no-hitter on the last day of the 2014 season for Washington marks the ninth in a row by a National League pitcher, setting an NL record and tying the longest such modern Major League Baseball streak set by the American League from 1908-1912.


9/28/2014 | Zimmermann's no-hitter a true team effort

In the Nationals' section of the box score for Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter, 16 names are listed above the pitcher's. Everyone contributed in some way, especially off the bench, which included left fielder Steven Souza Jr.'s game-winning catch.


9/28/2014 | Pickoff play highlights Ramos' first career no-no behind plate

Nats catcher Wilson Ramos made up for a wild pitch on a strikeout by picking off the runner two pitches later, helping Jordan Zimmermann to the eighth inning and eventually Washington's first no-hitter in a 1-0 victory on Sunday at Nationals Park.


9/28/2014 | Souza saves Zimm's no-no with spectacular catch

Less than a week ago, Nationals rookie slugger Steven Souza Jr. said he would like to improve his skills in the outfield. He put that into action on Sunday, making a diving catch in left-center for the final out of Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter against the Marlins.


9/28/2014 | Span sets Nationals' single-season hits record

Denard Span put himself in the record books on Sunday afternoon. With a double in the third inning, Span broke Cristian Guzman's Nationals record for the most hits in a season (184).


9/28/2014 | Rare Jordan: Zimm tosses first Nats no-hitter

Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter in team history as the Nationals defeated the Marlins, 1-0, in the regular-season finale at Nationals Park on Sunday.


9/27/2014 | Stras looks postseason-ready with six scoreless

If Saturday was any indication, right-hander Stephen Strasburg is ready for the National League Division Series. He pitched six shutout innings and helped the Nationals beat the Marlins, 5-1, at Nationals Park.


9/27/2014 | Span ties one Washington record, sets another

Denard Span put his name in the Nationals' record book in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Marlins. By collecting two hits, he broke Cristian Guzman's record for the most multihit games in a season with his 58th. Span also tied Guzman for the most hits in a season (183).


9/27/2014 | Zimmerman ready to contribute in postseason

Ryan Zimmerman, who sustained a Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring in July, still doesn't know what his role will be during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday. At this point in the year, Zimmerman said he can't only think about himself; he has to think about the team.


9/27/2014 | Nats tab Zimmermann for pre-playoffs test

The Nationals will send Jordan Zimmermann to the hill on Sunday, hoping to see a pitcher who's ready for the postseason after he was hit with a comebacker last weekend. The Marlins will counter with Henderson Alvarez, who no-hit the Tigers in Miami's regular-season finale last year.


9/27/2014 | Top-seeded Nats tune up for playoffs vs. Marlins

Having clinched the NL's top seed for the playoffs, the Nationals will start Stephen Strasburg, who has a 14-inning scoreless streak, against Nathan Eovaldi and the Marlins on Saturday.


9/26/2014 | Nationals outslugged by Marlins in nightcap

The Nationals and Marlins found themselves in a slugfest for Game 2 of the split doubleheader at Nationals Park on Friday night. When it was over, Miami had run away with a 15-7 victory.


9/26/2014 | Nats grab top seed in NL on Fister's three-hit gem

Right-hander Doug Fister helped the Nationals reach another goal in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, the first game of a doubleheader. With the win, Washington will finish the regular season in at least a tie for the best record in the National League, which means it will be the top seeded team, since it won its season series with the Dodgers.


9/26/2014 | Sim game, workouts on tap for Nats to stay fresh

By virtue of winning their division, the Nationals will have a four-day break between Sunday's regular-season finale and next Friday's National League Division Series opener. That schedule provides an opportunity to rest, but also to get rusty. To combat that, Nats manager Matt Williams is working on a plan to ensure his club is ready for the postseason when it arrives.


9/26/2014 | Span seeing action in final games to 'keep his rhythm'

Denard Span still has what he called "a pretty good gash" on his right knee, but the Nationals center fielder and leadoff man was back in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins. "He's just a little bit sore, but he'll work through that," manager Matt Williams said. "He needs to play. He's got to play the last few games here to keep his rhythm."


9/26/2014 | Unveiling the 2014 All-Prospect Team

Last week, MLBPipeline.com handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, MLBPipeline.com announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.




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