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Past articles by Jesse:

The Nats are in a great spot this MLB draft. That doesn’t mean it’s easy.

It’s a good year to be the Nationals. At least when it comes to the MLB draft. → Read More

After the rain, the Nationals still can’t stop the surging Reds

After a 103-minute weather delay cost MacKenzie Gore his start, the Nationals couldn't hold a pair of late leads and lost, 5-4, as the Reds completed a four-game sweep. → Read More

Offensive fireworks prove elusive for Nats in loss to Reds

A subdued offensive effort makes a tough-luck loser out of Jake Irvin, who delivers six solid innings but fails to get enough support. → Read More

What Nationals pitcher Josiah Gray's All-Star Game selection says about rebuild

Gray's all-star selection is a reminder of where the Nationals can go from here. → Read More

‘Backbone’ of the bullpen locks down another series win for the Nats

Kyle Finnegan and Hunter Harvey secured a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia as Washington wrapped up a 6-3 trip. → Read More

Josiah Gray will represent the Nationals at the All-Star Game

Gray, who has a 3.30 ERA through 17 starts, said he was surprised to be selected instead of outfielder Lane Thomas or third baseman Jeimer Candelario. → Read More

MacKenzie Gore’s day ends early as Nats get knocked around in Philadelphia

Gore exited in the third inning as the Phillies were on their way to a 19-4 laugher that ended the Nationals' three-game winning streak. → Read More

Josiah Gray expands his zone and helps Nats to third straight win

Right-hander, with his four-seam fastball flourishing, pitches six strong innings and the bullpen backs him up in a 2-1 win at Philadelphia. → Read More

These Nationals trade their best players. Where does that leave Lane Thomas?

Lane Thomas has been the Nationals’ best player and is under team control for two more seasons after this one. But it still might make sense to trade him. → Read More

The next rookie up for the Nationals: Reliever Amos Willingham

Amos Willingham is expected to join the Nationals in Seattle on Monday. → Read More

LSU’s Paul Skenes was ‘obsessed with figuring it out.’ Look at him now.

Skenes was always a modern pitcher in the making, a blend of art and science and unbending will. → Read More

Nationals shut down the Cardinals in the rain to end a five-game skid

At soggy Nationals Park, Washington blanked St. Louis, 3-0, behind a go-ahead home run by CJ Abrams and six strong innings from Trevor Williams. → Read More

Josiah Gray sees a five-run lead disappear in Nats’ loss to St. Louis

Washington led 5-0 after two innings. By the time the fifth ended, the Cardinals were ahead after Gray allowed a pair of home runs. → Read More

In college baseball, pitch counts in June offer a layered debate

Pushing star college pitchers in June is a sharp contrast to the draft-bound college football players who sit out bowl games. → Read More

Victor Robles injects excitement, but Nationals stumble against Marlins

A sloppy defensive play in the eighth inning puts the Nats at a deficit in their first game back home. → Read More

To the Nationals’ Riley Adams, catching part-time is a full-time job

The backup has improved markedly at the plate in limited time this season, but he has a lot to prove to remain in the mix. → Read More

Erasmo Ramírez leads the bullpen meltdown as Nats drop third straight

The Nationals' early three-run lead wasn't nearly enough in a 10-5 loss to the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. → Read More

The Nats could really use a lefty reliever. One could be coming soon.

Their lack of options in the bullpen was difficult to work around against the Phillies this past weekend. → Read More

Nats can’t close the gap, falter against the scuffling Phillies

With fourth place in the NL East at stake, the Nationals erased an early deficit but didn't have enough in reserve to beat the Phillies, who ended a five-game skid. → Read More

Stephen Strasburg is completely shut down from physical activity again

The latest development increases doubt about whether Strasburg will pitch again. → Read More