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Bryce Harper had a home run and a triple, and Danny Espinosa homered to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory against the New York Mets on Sunday.
The Washington Nationals activated All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment.
The Nationals and General Manager Mike Rizzo have made it clear they plan to shut down Strasburg before the postseason -- and at this point, few would argue the Nats won't make the playoffs.
He has been the rock in the middle of the Nats lineup all season, one of the main reasons the club has the best record in baseball to this point.
Sitting in first place in the National League East 21 games above .500 and with a 3 ½ game lead over the Braves, the Nationals didn't make a trade before the non-waiver trade deadline on Tuesday. The reason? They didn't feel like they had to.
After splitting their four-game series against the Marlins in Miami, the Nationals schedule will keep them in the National League East for the next 10 games beginning with Tuesday's game with the Mets.
As MASN TV host Johnny Holiday told me, this team is a year ahead of schedule. Most people figured the Nationals would be serious contenders in 2013, when Stephen Strasburg had a no-innings limit and Bryce Harper would be playing full- time.
Just in time for Bryce Harper's historic All-Star appearance, there's a new T-shirt to help you channel your inner anti-clown.
Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 11th inning gave Colorado an 11-10 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday after the Rockies squandered a seven-run lead.
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