Skip to main content

Washington Nationals

NL East

Nationals starter Austin Voth allowed four earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four over five innings in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Voth wasn't particularly sharp in this one but received a ton of run support from the Washington offense. He finishes the year with a 6.34 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts over 49 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings him to 4-5 to end the season.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez had a season to forget in 2020 but did end the year by winning three of his final four starts. In 11 starts, he pitched to a 6.62 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, and 43 strikeouts over 53 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's win over the New York Mets. The win brings his record to 5-4 to finish the season.

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer had an up-and-down year and finishes the season with a 3.74 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 92 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Corbin started the season 2-0 and then finished the year with seven straight losses. The Nationals lost nine of his 11 starts this season. Not all of those losses have been his fault, of course, but he pitched to a 4.66 ERA and 1.57 WHIP while striking out just 60 batters over 65 2/3 innings after striking out 238 batters over 202 innings with a 3.25 ERA in 2019.

Category: Game Recaps


Trea Turner is leading off and playing shortstop on Thursday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Turner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to being "a little beat up right now." He's good to go moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals outfielder Juan Soto 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 13th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Through 43 games, Soto is batting .352 with 38 runs scored, 13 home runs, 37 RBI, and five stolen bases and could be among the favorites for the NL MVP if not for a late start because of a positive COVID-19 test and Washington's struggles.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Philadephia Phillies. The loss drops him to 2-4 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While Fedde has pitched well over his last three starts, he has just 28 strikeouts over 50 1/3 innings this season. With only four games left, Fedde will finish the year with a 4.29 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 28:22 K:BB ratio.

Category: Game Recaps


Carter Kieboom was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left wrist contusion. (Source: Alex Chappell on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kieboom was hit by a pitch in Monday’s contest and diagnosed with a left wrist contusion. He slashed .202/.344/.212 over 122 plate appearances this season. Kieboom will look to fully recover and compete for the starting 3B gig in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals OF Andrew Stevenson is once again hitting leadoff in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 26-year-old also hit first on Monday, finishing 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. He could be a sneaky source of production for those in 15-team leagues down the stretch.


Tanner Rainey (forearm) is "probably" finished for the regular season, said Nationals' manager Dave Martinez. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rainey landed on the 10-day injured list in mid-September and will miss the rest of the regular season. He will finish the 2020 campaign with a 2.66 ERA and 0.74 WHIP over 20 1/3 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's blowout win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his third of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Robles is having a disappointing second season for the Nationals, batting .231 with 19 runs scored, three home runs, 15 RBI, and four stolen bases through 47 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals pitcher Ben Braymer tossed five shutout innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins in Miami, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday was Braymer's first career win and was easily his best outing of the season. He has had some success in the minor leagues but pitched to a 7.20 ERA in Triple-A last season while striking out 47 batters over 60 innings. If he gets another start, it will likely come against the Mets at home this week.

Category: Game Recaps


Adam Eaton was placed on the 10-day IL with a fractured left index finger. Brock Holt was activated off the paternity list to take his spot on the roster. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eaton suffered the injury on Wednesday while attempting a bunt with the bases-loaded. With the 2020 season drawing to a close and the Nationals, barring a miracle, out of the playoff hunt, Eaton's season is likely finished. He can be dropped in fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Nationals closer Daniel Hudson allowed one earned run on one hit while striking out two over one inning of work on Wednesday, blowing the save but earning the win in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Hudson's 7.13 ERA is a little hard to swallow for fantasy owners, but he remains the closer for the Nationals and has struck out 24 batters over 17 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals infielder Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The homer was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has appeared in 27 games for the Nationals this season, batting .284 with 11 runs scored, two home runs, 10 RBI, and one stolen base. He is still just 20 years old and was not known for his bat in the minor leagues, so inconsistent production is to be expected.

Category: Game Recaps


Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The homer was his seventh of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera now has two home runs in his last three games as he appears to be breaking out of a lengthy slump that saw his batting average drop to .218 earlier in the week.

Category: Game Recaps


The Nationals placed Brock Holt on the paternity list Monday. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holt will miss the next three days and is eligible to return Friday. He will have to submit a negative test before rejoining his teammates. Jake Noll was recalled in a corresponding move.

Category: Transactions


Sean Doolittle was diagnosed with an oblique strain and placed on the 10-day injured list Friday. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: "It's a pretty good strain, I'm not going to make any assumptions because I'm not a doctor, but he's going to miss some time," said Nationals' manager David Martinez. There is no timetable for his return and he could miss the rest of the season. Doolittle owns a 5.87 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP in 7 2/3 innings in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


The Nationals placed Howie Kendrick on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move is being made retroactive to September 6th. The reigning NLCS MVP hasn't been nearly as productive this year, hitting just .250 with a .705 OPS in 25 games.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Harrison departed the second game of Friday's doubleheader with the Braves due to a forearm contusion. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrison was hit by a pitch in the forearm, which caused his removal from the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Category: Injury Updates