Washington Nationals

NL East

Washington starter Max Scherzer allowed five earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out 11 in Wednesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer struck out 11 batters on Wednesday but struggled while allowing five earned runs and two home runs. He will take a 2.81 ERA into his next start against the Phillies at home.

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Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 14th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eaton is having a solid but not spectacular season in Washington and is now hitting .279 with 14 home runs, 14 stolen bases, 96 runs scored, and 46 RBI.

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Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Soto continues to thrive in the middle of the Washington offense and could even see some MVP votes if he finishes the season strong.

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Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 26th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Robles now has 26 steals to go with 17 home runs on the season, and he has his batting average up to .257 by hitting in six straight games, with multiple hits in four of those games.

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Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two unearned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out 11 over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Corbin did not allow any earned runs on Tuesday and now has his ERA down to 3.10 on the year. He is having an excellent first season in Washington and is set to take on the Phillies at home in his next start.

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. The steal was his 33rd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Turner is making up for the time he missed earlier in the season by hitting .291 with 84 runs scored, 14 home runs, 47 RBI, and 33 steals through 111 games.

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Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rendon now has two home runs in his last five games to give him 34 on the season to go with a .333 average, 113 runs scored, 119 RBI, and three stolen bases through 135 games.

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Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out six in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg had thrown five consecutive quality starts coming into Monday, but he labored in the first inning against the Cardinals before settling in. He will take a 3.49 ERA and 235 strikeouts over 196 innings into his next start against the Marlins in Miami.

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Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez tossed seven shutout innings in Sunday's win over the Braves, striking out three while allowing three hits and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Since allowing seven earned runs in a loss to the Mets, Sanchez has allowed just two earned runs over 14 innings in his last two starts. He will now take a 3.86 ERA into his next start against the Marlins in Miami.

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Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Braves. The homer was his 16th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has two home runs over his last four games but has been sitting against left-handers.

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Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a walk-off three-run home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 16th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki capped an incredible comeback for the Nationals and hit a three-run home run off of Edwin Diaz to walk things off in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday. He has now homered three times in his last four games.

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Nationals starter Joe Ross allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over 3 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Ross had a strong August for the Nationals, allowing just three earned runs and pitching to a 1.05 ERA over 25 2/3 innings. He did not far well in his first start in September, however, and will now take a 6.17 ERA into his next start against the Braves in Atlanta.

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Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 0-for-2 with three walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Dozier is batting .233 on the year and is just 1-for-9 since returning from the paternity leave list, but he does have four walks over the last two days.

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Matt Adams homers again Monday

Tue, Aug 20th 8:19am EDT
By Mike Maher

Nationals first baseman Matt Adams went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI in Monday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his 20th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Adams has three hits and a home run in each of his last two games, raising his batting average from .237 to .251 in the process.

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Nationals starter Erick Fedde allowed four earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals cruised to a 16-8 win on Sunday, so Fedde had plenty of room for error. He has now won three straight starts and had thrown two consecutive quality starts coming into Sunday. He'll now take a 4.31 ERA into his next start against the Cubs in Chicago.

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The Nationals placed Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with knee tendinitis. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Doolittle blew another save last night, giving up four runs on three homers. Perhaps this knee issue explains why he has been struggling lately. Daniel Hudson should see some save chances in his absence. Add him everywhere.

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Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson allowed three hits and struck out two over 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn save in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Regular closer Sean Doolittle was unavailable after pitching three times over the last four days, but he has also struggled a bit of late. It seems like Hudson could be the next man up whenever Doolittle is unavailable, or if he continues to struggle.

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Tony Sipp clears waivers

Thu, Aug 8th 8:55pm EDT
By Brandon Plutner

Tony Sipp has cleared waivers and is now a free agent. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran lefty had pitched to a 4.71ERA across 29 innings for the Washington Nationals. Teams will have the opportunity to sign Sipp to bolster their bullpen for the postseason push.

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Roenis Elias was traded to the Nationals in exchange for pitchers Elvis Alvarado and Taylor Guilbeau. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Elias will now work in a setup role the Nationals and improves a bullpen which currently has a league worst 5.97 ERA. He owns a 4.40 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, with a 45:17 K:BB through 47 innings this season. Hunter Strickland was also traded, so it remains to be seen who will take over the Mariners closer role.

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Nationals starter Austin Voth allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings in a win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. The win was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Voth now has a 4.36 ERA through four starts to go with a 1.21 WHIP and 20 strikeouts over 20 2/3 innings. His next start is scheduled to come against the Rockies at home.

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