Daniel Murphy is in quite the slump right now. He's 0 for the last three games, and pretty soon, his average will dip below... 350! The horror! It's very likely that there's a conspiracy behind that - what other explanation is there?
While you freak out, here's the latest from Nationals Park.
The Nationals may have lost last night, but this is still insane.
Max Scherzer carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning last night, and recorded his 200th strikeout. The folks over at ESPN Stats and Info had some pretty interesting notes about that.
Most No-Hit Bids Through 5 IP - Last 2 Seasons— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 10, 2016
Max Scherzer 8 (includes Tuesday)
Corey Kluber 6
Active P with 200 K in at least 5 straight seasons— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 9, 2016
Max Scherzer (200th K tonight)
Max Scherzer (@Nationals): 40th game with 10 K in last 5 seasons, 4 more than next-closest pitcher (Clayton Kershaw, 36)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 10, 2016
In summary: Max Scherzer is extremely, really impressive.
Why Wilson Ramos could stay in D.C.
With the year he's having, Wilson Ramos will get quite a few offers once he reaches the free-agent market - but it seems like Mike Rizzo has many good reasons to keep Ramos a member of the Washington Nationals.
Is Wilson Ramos the best catcher in baseball?
Wilson Ramos was a victim of bad luck last season, but also wasn't doing all too well at the plate either. This year, he's managed to find a hole a lot more, and is seeing the ball better too.
Dusty Baker wants Trea Turner to enjoy the show, not overanalyze
Dusty Baker wants to leave the young shortstop alone - all he wants is for Turner to have fun and keep doing what he's doing.
Ben Revere makes (another) spectacular catch
A little more than 48 hours removed from his previous game-saving catch, Revere made yet another catch at another wall in center field, preserving what was then a no-hitter.
Bryce Harper misses another game with stiff neck, listed as day-to-day
Harper missed Tuesday's game with a stiff neck, his second game off in three days after leaving the game early on Saturday night.
Today's Game: Indians vs Nationals - 4:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (11-4, 3.81 ERA) vs Gio Gonzalez (7-9, 4.13 ERA)