2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
97-65, 1st in NL East
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Ex-MLB player Knight charged with assault

Former major leaguer and current television analyst Ray Knight has been charged with assault following an incident in his northern Virginia home.

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BBTN: Managerial Updates, World Series Excitement

Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss the reported managerial decisions in New York, Washington and Boston, preview the World Series and more (1:07). Plus, Mark Simon gives his analytical keys to the Fall Classic (25:14) and Todd Radom is back with another uniform/logo quiz (22:59).

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Baker's success didn't translate in postseason

Dusty Baker is the only manager to lead the Nationals/Expos franchise to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but won just four playoff games in those two years. Washington announced Friday that Baker won't be returning as manager in 2018.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker is out as the Nationals' manager. The team just announced that Baker, who averaged 96 wins in two seasons with Washington, will not return. Baker and the Nats lost to the Cubs in the NLDS, their fourth straight first-round exit in four playoff appearances since moving to DC in 2005. The last two of those came on Baker's watch.

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Dusty Baker out as manager in D.C. (1:16)
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Baker won't return as Nationals manager in '18

Manager Dusty Baker will not be back in the Nationals dugout in 2018, the team announced Friday. Baker led Washington to the playoffs in both of his seasons, but the Nationals didn't win a postseason series.

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High score, close matchup

In the Cubs' 9-8 win over the Nationals in Game 5 of their NLDS, the total runs fell three short of the most in a one-run postseason game in MLB history.

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What's next for the Washington Nationals?

The Nationals will have to regroup after a loss to the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS, but there is still hope for the future in D.C.

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HQ reacts to Roger Goodell's wife's fake Twitter

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Israel Gutierrez ask if the Cubs were clutch or the Nats choked, if the Eagles will win the NFC East, react to Roger Goodell's wife defending him using a fake Twitter account and more.

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Nats can't take advantage of home field

For the second straight year, the Nationals were eliminated from the postseason in a winner-take-all game decided by one run.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What's next for the Nationals? Most likely, another NL East title. The only significant free agents are Jayson Werth, Brandon Kintzler and Matt Albers, while Matt Wieters has a player option. Michael Taylor's emergence in center field means Adam Eaton can shift over to left. Dusty Baker doesn't have a contract, but he'll probably return for another year -- and one last run with Bryce Harper before he hits free agency.

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Max dubs the Nationals 'the new Cubs' (1:06)
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Nats' loss tough for Washington (2:06)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8195th
Batting Average.2664th
On Base Percentage.3329th
Slugging Percentage.4492nd
Earned Run Average3.886th
Quality Starts991st
WHIP1.244th
BAA.2395th