Aug 20, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) is congratulated by Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) after hitting a walk off RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: Williams Reflects on Stellar August, Nationals Extend Affiliation with Auburn

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Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web:

Williams reflects on stellar August, eyes strong finish

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

It has been a great month of August for the Nationals. They enter Friday’s game against the Mariners with a 17-9 record during the month. It’s helped that they recently went on a 10-game winning streak. Six of those victories came during their last at-bat.

With that in mind, MLB.com recently caught up with manager Matt Williams to talk about the Nationals and the status of Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper.

MLB.com: The Nationals have had a nice run in August. Why is that? Read full interview here.

Nationals extend affiliation with Class A Auburn

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

NEW YORK — The Nationals on Thursday announced the signing of a two-year player development contract extension through the 2016 season with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League.

The Nats began their relationship with Auburn in October 2010, with the Doubledays having gone 184-187 (.495) during that stretch, including division championships in ’11 and ’12. Read full article here.

LOVERRO: Matt Williams has earned hard look for Manager of Year honors

(Thom Loverro, Washington Times)

I got my notice via email that I will be one of the baseball writers voting on the National League Manager of the Year award.

Can I vote for Davey Johnson again?

Each chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America has members who are asked to vote on the various honors the BBWAA awards every year — Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year — in each league. Read full article here.

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