Nats' aggressive approach sets the tone

April 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The Nationals entered Friday night’s marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer and helped give them an early edge in a 5-2 victory. Trea Turner began the game with a double on Kershaw’s first pitch. Howie Kendrick flied out to center field on the next pitch,…

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Scherzer fans 9, outduels Kershaw in LA

April 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Rarely does a matchup in April draw this much anticipation, but then again, rarely do two of the best pitchers of their generation face off. On a clear and crisp night at a packed Dodger Stadium, 50,211 witnessed just the 10th showdown between three-time Cy Young Award winners — Max Scherzer of the Nationals and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. Their head-to-head meetings have been limited. They…

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Wizards take Game 3 over Raptors, 122-103

April 21, 2018

Photos | Box Score With their backs against the wall in Game 3, the Wizards responded with a resounding and definitive victory over the Raptors, 122-103. It was a heated contest on Friday night in the nation’s capital, with the Wizards protecting home court. The Wizards shot 55.3% in a physical game, as John Wall and Bradley Beal each scored 28 points to lead the Wizards. Wall added 14 assists…

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Bryce keys 2-run first vs. Kershaw to back Max

April 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The Nationals entered Friday night’s marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer. Trea Turner began the game with a double on Kershaw’s first pitch. Howie Kendrick flied out to center field on the next pitch, advancing Turner to third. Then, with the infield drawn in, Bryce…

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Nats select Torres' contract, designate Cole

April 20, 2018

The Nationals on Friday selected the contract of right-hander Carlos Torres and designated right-hander A.J. Cole for assignment. Torres, 35, made four scoreless appearances for Triple-A Syracuse and didn’t allow a hit. He struck out three batters against one walk. View Full Game Coverage The Nationals on Friday selected the contract of right-hander Carlos Torres and designated right-hander A.J. Cole for assignment. Torres, 35, made four scoreless appearances for Triple-A…

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Series shifts to D.C. for Game 3

April 20, 2018

After dropping the first two, the Wizards look to protect home court with Game 3 in D.C. Game Info Capital One Arena | 8:00 p.m. | NBCSW/ESPN 2 | 1500 AM Probable Starters Wizards (0-2): G – Wall, G – Beal, F – Porter Jr., F – Morris, C – Gortat  Raptors (2-0): G – Lowry, G – DeRozan, F – Anunoby, F – Ibaka, C – Valanciunas Wizards: None…

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Help Send Hendley Elementary Robotics Team to World Championship

April 18, 2018

What started as the vision of a dedicated and inspired STEM teacher to see a robotics program established at her D.C. school to help the low-income students learn skills such as coding, computer science, robotics, and team building skills has become a dream come true for the students at Hendley Elementary School. They have been invited to compete at the VEX IQ World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, at the end…

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Wizards can't overcome early deficit, drop Game 2 in Toronto

April 18, 2018

Box Score | Photos The old basketball adage is that a playoff series doesn’t truly begin until the home team loses a game. For the Wizards to give themselves a fighting chance in their current series, they’ll have to hope that trend continues to be delayed for a couple more games. Tuesday, the Raptors jumped all over Washington in Game 2 from the jump. And while the Wizards showed a…

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Wizards look for split in Toronto

April 17, 2018

The Wizards try and even the series at 1-1 before heading back to D.C. Game Info Air Canada Centre | 7:00 p.m. | NBCSW+/NBATV | 1500 AM Probable Starters Wizards (0-1): G – Wall, G – Beal, F – Porter Jr., F – Morris, C – Gortat  Raptors (1-0): G – Lowry, G – DeRozan, F – Anunoby, F – Ibaka, C – Valanciunas Wizards: TBD Raptors: Fred VanVleet (Shoulder…

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Kieboom among top prospect performers

April 17, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday. Alex Verdugo may not be known for his power, but he’s showing plenty of it early this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday. Alex Verdugo may not be known for his power, but he’s showing plenty of it early this season…

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