2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
6-9, 4th in NL East
McNeil crashes into outfield wall to make catch (1:04)
Nido carries Mets in blowout win vs. Nats (0:36)
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Strasburg ejected for arguing -- from the stands

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was ejected from Thursday's game against the Mets for arguing ball and strikes -- not from the mound but from the stands at Citi Field.


Tomas Nido homers twice to power Mets past Nationals 8-2

Tomas Nido had his first two-homer game as a professional, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth and a grand slam in the fifth to lead the New York Mets to an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals and a split of the four-game series.

Strasburg gets ejected…from the seats (0:36)

This Just In  

Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Seth Romero and placed left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive to Aug. 11) with right knee fatigue on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

This Just In  

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Seth Romero and placed left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive to Aug. 11) with right knee fatigue on Thursday.


BBTN: Marly Rivera on the players punishing each other for the Astros scandal; Kiley McDaniel on how teams are scouting minor league prospects

Marly Rivera joins Dave Schoenfield to talk about Joe Kelly’s anger over the Astros and his suspension, players punishing each other without fans at the games, more concern for the Yankees with Aaron Judge’s injury, and if the Marlins, Tigers and Orioles will make the playoffs (7:04). Plus, Kiley McDaniel on Nate Pearson’s struggles, the Braves’ rotation and how their prospects fit into it, how teams are evaluating minor leaguers for trades, and why he doesn’t think any consequential trades will be made this season (23:53).

Soto smacks pair of home runs at Citi Field (0:55)
Soto clobbers longest HR of career (0:17)

BBTN: Boog Sciambi on Ramon Laureano and Alex Cintron's suspensions, Hembo on Charlie Blackmon's BA splits

Boog Sciambi joins Tim Kurkjian to discuss the suspensions for Ramon Laureano and Alex Cintron, the lack of trust in the Cleveland locker room, what losing Giancarlo Stanton for a month means for the Yankees , and the challenges of calling games remotely (4:59). Later, Hembo gets into what stands out about Fernando Tatis Jr.’s start, Charlie Blackmon’s impressive batting average splits, the durability of Warren Spahn and Sarah Langs’ MLB debut in the booth as a win for researchers everywhere (26:53). Plus, Getting To Know Tim (37:51).


Healthy Scherzer pitches Nats past Mets 2-1 for 1st win

Max Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season, and Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.


BBTN: Joon Lee on a playoff bubble, Brad Doolittle on the Blue Jays' Buffalo debut

David Schoenfield fills in for a vacationing Buster, talking to Joon Lee about MLB considering a playoff bubble, Mike Clevinger hanging out with Zach Plesac and what the Red Sox might do at the trade deadline as they languish at the bottom of the AL East (4:41). Later, Brad Doolittle stops by to discuss the Blue Jays playing in Buffalo, the history of baseball in Buffalo and San Diego’s offensive potential (18:41). Plus, who would Joon and Brad rather have for the next seven years: Mike Trout or Fernando Tatis Jr.?

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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to play a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.


Strasburg hit hard in debut; O's-Nats suspended after rain

Stephen Strasburg's 2020 debut for the Nationals unraveled in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when the World Series MVP allowed six consecutive batters to reach base before being lifted, and Washington's game against the Baltimore Orioles was...

Associated Press

Nationals grounds crew struggles to deploy tarp

When it rained in the top of the sixth inning of the Washington Nationals' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, it really poured on the infield dirt, because the grounds crew had trouble unrolling the giant tarp used to protect the diamond.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets announced Michael Wacha is headed to the IL due to right shoulder inflammation. Manager Luis Rojas said he's unsure who'll be the starter vs. Nationals Wednesday. Marcus Stroman is not an option yet; still scheduled to throw a sim game.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2316th
Quality Starts4Tied-14th
Batting Average.2565th
On Base Percentage.30921st
Slugging Percentage.4358th