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2018 Schedule
48-48, 3rd in NL East
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1h

Nats-Orioles TV dispute likely to be reheard

An old dispute between the Nationals and Orioles about television rights fees is probably going to be heard -- again -- by a committee of baseball executives in the fall.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer *loves* the All-Star Game, said on Monday that it's the closest you get to a postseason game in intensity and atmosphere. Dave Roberts said he'll pitch two innings while everyone will also go one, with Jacob deGrom in line.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge cheers in DC for former Nationals Wilson Ramos and Blake Treinen. Treinen went from failed closer to being traded last summer in the deadline deal that brought Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from Oakland. This season with the surprising A's, Treinen has been lights out, notching 24 saves and posting a 0.94 ERA that leads all qualified relievers.

Harper: A Nats title would be bigger than Caps Cup (1:33)
4h

Rob Manfred joins the show.

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon question if it's okay that Bryce Harper and his Dad broke the rules, if Manny Machado would put the Dodgers over the top, if the 76ers reaching out to Morey is a surprise and more. Plus, Rob Manfred joins the show.

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5h

Nats' Strasburg back Friday for 2nd-half opener

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg will return to start the Nationals' second half on Friday. Strasburg has been on the DL with a shoulder injury and has not pitched since a June 8 loss to the Giants.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Live from Nationals Park in D.C.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Speaking of those thunder showers in the D.C. forecast, it has now begun raining here at Nationals Park.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

It's currently cloudy and 87 degrees as D.C. gets set for tonight's MLB All-Star Game. That temperature is set to drop a bit — there are thunder showers in the forecast over the next few hours.

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12h

BBTN: #ThirtyUnis Examines The Nationals

Graphic artist Todd Radom discusses the most notable uniform in Nats' history and moderates the first ever live edition of the uniform/logo trivia contest.

0:46

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Newly crowned Home Run Derby champ Bryce Harper, with his dad by his side, showing some emotion on the podium.

Harper says he fed off the crowd to win Derby (1:53)
Harper says winning Derby with his dad a 'dream come true' (1:17)
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Harper wins Home Run Derby in thrilling fashion

Bryce Harper finished the final round of Monday night's Home Run Derby with 19 homers at Nationals Park, winning the contest dramatically in bonus time over Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper hits nine home runs in the final minute and five in the final 30 seconds to tie Kyle Schwarber with a Ruthian effort. He got his 30 seconds of bonus time and with 19 seconds left hits a towering shot to center field to win it, arms raised, maroon streamers littering the field, Dave Martinez picking him up in celebration. Everybody goes home happy. Well done, Bryce Harper; well done, baseball.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper does what he has to do, cranking out 13 home runs, including five swings in a row at one point, to move on to the finals against Kyle Schwarber. Harper hasn't had to put up a big number yet, but he's also stopped with time remaining in his rounds. Should be a fun finals as Harper tries to match Todd Frazier in 2015 and win in front of the home fans.

Harper advances to semis with 13 dingers (0:57)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

No one was more excited for Bryce Harper's Home Run Derby performance than Mookie Betts!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Virginia residents Aaron Peters (left) and Andy Case (right) caught Bryce Harper's two longest first-round bombs at the back of the second deck. Peters got his on the fly, while Case hit the deck in a mad scrum: "I was ready for the crotch punch, but I survived it." Both said they'll be giving their souvenir to their three-year old child.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

With the fans chanting "Let's go Harper," the hometown hero is dressed out in patriotic gear and a red, white and blue headband and bat and beats Freddie Freeman with 13, including the most long-distance blasts in the first round -- with a best of 467 feet. He did lose some time along with the way with too many towering fly balls.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Part of Bryce Harper's home field Home Run Derby advantage? His walk-up song - "Flower" by Moby - is blaring during his first-round swings.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Tonight's Home Run Derby Field: Aguilar, Báez, Bregman, Freeman, Harper, Hoskins, Muncy, Schwarber. Let's do this!

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs41718th
Batting Average.24419th
On Base Percentage.32210th
Slugging Percentage.40118th
Earned Run Average3.8713th
Quality Starts49Tied-11th
WHIP1.226th
BAA.2389th