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Matt Williams on Gio Gonzalez's shoulder tightness

The decision to pull Gio Gonzalez with two on and no one out in the sixth inning of last night's game was a surprising one. After the Nationals' comeback win, Matt Williams explained that the left-hander was dealing with shoulder tightness.

Matt Williams on Gio Gonzalez's shoulder tightness

The decision to pull Gio Gonzalez with two on and no one out in the sixth inning of last night's game was a surprising one. After the Nationals' comeback win, Matt Williams explained that the left-hander was dealing with shoulder tightness.

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Nats vs Padres: Series Preview Q&A w/ Gaslamp Ball

The San Diego Padres are in the nation's capital for the start of a four-game set with the Washington Nationals. In advance of the series opener tonight, we talked with the SB Nation's Padres site, Gaslamp Ball.

Nats vs Padres: Series Preview Q&A w/ Gaslamp Ball

The San Diego Padres are in the nation's capital for the start of a four-game set with the Washington Nationals. In advance of the series opener tonight, we talked with the SB Nation's Padres site, Gaslamp Ball.

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Werth, Gio, LaRoche and Williams on comeback win

The Washington Nationals entered the ninth inning down 4-1. Jose Lobaton homered. Jayson Werth hit a game-tying two-run double and then Adam LaRoche drove Werth in with a walk-off line drive single to left that capped off another improbable comeback.

Werth, Gio, LaRoche and Williams on comeback win

The Washington Nationals entered the ninth inning down 4-1. Jose Lobaton homered. Jayson Werth hit a game-tying two-run double and then Adam LaRoche drove Werth in with a walk-off line drive single to left that capped off another improbable comeback.

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Game 22 WPA: You missed the comeback! DC 5, LAAA 4

This was almost a quite different narrative...

Game 22 WPA: You missed the comeback! DC 5, LAAA 4

This was almost a quite different narrative...

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Nationals stun Angels with comeback, walk-off, 5-4

Just when all hope seemed lost, the Washington Nationals rallied. Jose Lobaton homered, Jayson Werth drove in two and Adam LaRoche hit a walk-off winner to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 in Nationals Park.

Nationals stun Angels with comeback, walk-off, 5-4

Just when all hope seemed lost, the Washington Nationals rallied. Jose Lobaton homered, Jayson Werth drove in two and Adam LaRoche hit a walk-off winner to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 in Nationals Park.

Barrett talks return to majors, Soriano's advice

Nationals' right-hander Aaron Barrett made his MLB debut on Opening Day in Citi Field and Nats' skipper Matt Williams has been willing to use him in tough situations early this season. Barrett talked today about the confidence that's given him...

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Nationals vs Angels: GameThread 22 of 162

The Angels took the first two games of their three-game set in the nation's capital. Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez tries to be the stopper tonight. Jered Weaver goes for LA. Game Time: 7:05 pm EDT. TV: MASN; RADIO 106.7 the FAN, 1500 AM.

Williams on Clippard, Storen, Soriano and Barrett

Matt Williams has spent a good deal of time talking about his bullpen in the last couple days and he shared his thoughts on Nationals' relievers Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen, Rafael Soriano and Aaron Barrett in interviews this week.

Williams on Strasburg trying to pitch to contact

It's hard to pitch to contact when no one can square your pitches up. Nationals' Manager Matt Williams told Jim Memolo and Todd Hollandsworth on MLB Network Radio today that Stephen Strasburg is trying to pitch to contact, but it's not eas

Taylor Jordan gives up nos. 499 and 500 to Pujols

"I just put a lot of pressure on myself to make that pitch, and I didn't execute it," Nationals' starter Taylor Jordan said after he surrendered home run no. 500 of Angels' slugger Albert Pujols' career. The ground ball pitcher got taken deep twice.

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Game 21 WPA: Back to Bacsiks. Nats 2, LAAAT&SF 7

2009 throwback night is the WORST! PROMO! EVAR!

Pujols hits nos. 499 and 500 in 7-2 win over Nats

The Washington Nationals dropped the second straight game to the Los Angeles Angels, but at least Albert Pujols made it memorable, hitting his 499th and 500th home runs off Nats' right-hander Taylor Jordan in what ended up a 7-2 win in Nats Park.

Pujols hits 500th HR off Nats' RHP Taylor Jordan

Angels' slugger Albert Pujols entered the current series in Nationals Park two home runs shy of 500 for his career. He was 0 for 4 last night, but hit two out in his first three at bats tonight, sending no.499 and then no.500 into the stands in D.C.

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Nationals vs Angels: GameThread 21 of 162

The Washington Nationals blew a lead late in the first game of three for the Los Angeles Angels in D.C. Taylor Jordan takes the mound the second Interleague matchup with LA against Tyler Skaggs. TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN, 1500 WFED.

Nationals Injury Update: Fister takes another step

Washington Nationals' right-hander Doug Fister took another step in his rehab from a minor right lat strain today when he threw three innings in an extended spring training game. Next rehab start will be four innings on Sunday barring any setbacks...

Nationals recall Barrett, option Cedeno to AAA...

As soon as he was eligible to return the Washington Nationals recalled right-hander Aaron Barrett from Triple-A Syracuse, bringing the hard-throwing reliever back to the nation's capital. Xavier Cedeno was optioned to Syracuse to make room.

Wire Taps: Lunchtime reading, Williams on Nats

So... 20 games into the 2014 campaign, have the Washington Nationals developed an indentity? Matt Williams was asked on Monday what kind of team he has? After questions about Harper vs Trout, Pujols and more, he had an interesting answer...

Nats' Roark is untouchable in the nation's capital

When he was done with 6 ⅔ scoreless on the mound on Monday night, Nationals' right-hander Tanner Roark's ERA in 26 IP in Washington, D.C. was down to 0.35. He handed a 1-0 lead to the bullpen, but the LA Angels came back to win.

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