Washington Nationals

NL East

Tuesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies has been postponed due to rain. (Source: Washington Nationals on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It’s the second straight rainout for these two teams. There’s already a double header scheduled for Wednesday, so this one won’t be made up for a while. Patrick Corbin should take the hill tomorrow in one of the games.


The Nationals believe Max Scherzer may have broken his nose when hitting his face with a bunt during Tuesday's batting practice. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The ace is undergoing tests to determine the severity. As of now, his status is unclear for Wednesday's scheduled start against the Phillies.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit in the neck while attempting to block a pitch and reportedly felt dizzy, but he has been cleared by a team physician, according to Mark Zuckerman on Twitter. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki had homered in the game prior to his exit, his seventh of the season. It looks like he avoided a major injury, but he will likely get at least one day off on Monday.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals shortstop Trea Turner went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Turner heated up in a big way this week, posting four multiple-hit performances, two home runs, and three stolen bases. He appears to finally be hitting his stride after a finger injury derailed the start of his season.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals first baseman Matt Adams went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, a grand slam, and seven total RBI's in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homers were his eighth and ninth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Adams does not seem to be hampered at all by the back spasms that caused him to miss a few games earlier in the week, considering he homered three times over the weekend. Adams is a solid source of power but will likely continue to platoon, limiting his fantasy appeal to leagues with deeper benches.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 16th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rendon has hit five home runs in his last seven games as he remains locked in at the plate. He is now hitting .321 with 16 home runs, 52 runs scored, 50 RBIs, and a stolen base through 57 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three over six innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez has now thrown two straight quality starts and three in his last four outings to drop his ERA to 3.84 on the year. His next start is scheduled to come against the Braves at home.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was Saturday was Soto's first in June as his power output has been a bit disappointing through the first few months of the season, but his numbers are solid overall and he should continue to hit in the middle of the Washington lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. The loss drops him to 7-4 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has been excellent this season, with Saturday being a rare blip on the radar. He allowed four home runs to the Diamondbacks on Saturday to contribute to his uncharacteristic day. He will look to bounce back when he takes on the Phillies at home in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals infielder Howie Kendrick went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 12th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Despite entering the season without a regular spot in the lineup, Kendrick has been called upon often this season and continues to have the most productive first half of his career at 35 years old. He will likely continue to see regular days off, especially as the Nationals start to get healthier, but he has earned playing time going forward, and his production and positional versatility make him valuable in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals starter Erick Fedde allowed five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out just one over six innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The loss drops him to 1-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was Fedde’s first real hiccup this season, and the two home runs he allowed helped contribute to his first loss. While his ERA is still a respectable 3.68 after this outing, his 5.09 FIP and .248 BABIP while striking out just 5.15 per nine innings indicate that some more trouble could be on the way. He is only owned in 8% of leagues right now, and that number shouldn’t increase before his next start against the Phillies at home.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his sixth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eaton actually hit the third of four consecutive home runs for the Nationals in the eighth inning, joining Howie Kendrick and Trea Turner in hitting homers before Anthony Rendon mashed the fourth.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Dozier was off to an awful start to the season but has been heating up over the last couple of weeks. His batting average is now up to .235, and he has three home runs in his last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Doolittle bounced back from a blown save on Friday to enter the game and record the final out on Saturday. Despite some recent struggles, he does not appear to be in any danger of losing the closer's job in Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his ninth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: While he is currently hitting just .241 on the season, Robles has otherwise been as-advertised with nine home runs and nine stolen bases through the first two months of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Reds. The home run was his fourth of the season while the steal was his fifth.

Fantasy Impact: While his playing time has decreased with the Nationals getting many of their players back in recent weeks, he has been a solid addition in Washington. If the Nationals end up selling heading into the trade deadline as has been rumored, Parra could be a decent second-half option for fantasy owners who have deeper benches.

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Nationals starter Kyle McGowin allowed five earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The Washington offense bailed McGowin out on Friday while he was not particularly sharp over his four innings of work. He will likely not remain in the Washington rotation much longer with Anibal Sanchez expected to return from his hamstring injury next week.

Category: Game Recaps


The Nationals placed Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move is being made retroactive to May 20th. Hellickson has struggled this year, posting a 6.23 ERA through eight starts.

Category: Injury Updates


Trevor Rosenthal is beginning a minor league rehab assignment in Double-A Harrisburg. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rosenthal was struggling mightily earlier this season and is currently on the IL with a viral infection. It's unclear how long of a rehab assignment he will need. The Nationals surely want to make sure he can find the plate this time around. Rosenthal was signed to be one of Washington's primary set up man prior to the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kieboom was sent to the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate in Fresno prior to Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Source: Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kieboom is regarded as one of the top hitting prospects in baseball, but could use a little more minor-league seasoning after batting just .128 with a pair of solo homers and 16 strikeouts over 43 major-league plate appearances. He's worth stashing in keeper and dynasty leagues, but can be returned to the waiver pond in redraft formats.

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