Latest Mike Rizzo News

Aguilar homers, Marlins beat Nats for 10th time in 11 games

Jul. 02, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after Jesús Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the first inning, manager Don Mattingly's nerves built up when his Miami Marlins missed a few chances to break the game open. Then Aguilar doubled and scored in the seventh to assuage some of those fears, which...

Nats extend GM Mike Rizzo, manager Dave Martinez through '23

Jul. 02, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez and Mike Rizzo are signed through the 2023 season after the Washington Nationals exercised their contract options for the World Series-winning manager and GM. Managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the moves Saturday before the team's 80th...

Bell big for Nationals in return home in a 2-1 win at Texas

Jun. 25, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Bell was already feeling good at the plate, and it felt really nice to keep hitting in his return home to Texas. Bell hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and also had a triple and double while scoring Washington's only other run, as the...

Mets blank Nationals again 5-0 to finish perfect homestand

Jun. 01, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitching for the first time in the majors with his father in the stands, Carlos Carrasco wanted to come through. Well, he certainly did. Just about everyone in a New York Mets uniform is doing that these days. Carrasco combined with three relievers...

Parra says he is retiring as player, becoming Nats assistant

May. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerardo Parra says he is retiring from baseball after 12 seasons in the major leagues and will become a special assistant to Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. “It's time for me to step aside to take on new professional and personal challenges,”...

Last-place Nats on 8-game losing streak: 'It's been tough'

Apr. 29, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez still sticks to his favorite catch phrases and his familiar optimism, invoking phrases about “going 1-0 today” and “anything can happen.” He recalls, naturally, that when the Nationals were 19-31 early in 2019,...

Lindor plunking overshadows Scherzer's return; Mets top Nats

Apr. 09, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mets star Franciso Lindor was face-down in the dirt near home plate, his helmet no longer atop his blue-dyed curly hair, his jaw smarting after being plunked — the fourth time a pitch struck a New York player in a span of 1 1/2 games against the Washington Nationals. ...

Mets beat Nats 5-1 in Showalter debut behind fill-in Megill

Apr. 08, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For each of the past three seasons, the New York Mets sent Jacob deGrom to the mound on opening day and watched him throw at least five scoreless innings. This time, an injured deGrom was not available, so fill-in Tylor Megill took the ball from new Mets manager...