Sep 11, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
Associated Press photo John Lannan takes over Stephen Strasburg's rotation spot tomorrow night. NEW YORK — The 2012 baseball season has featured one unexpected turn after another for John Lannan, so it's perhaps appropriate the left-hander's return to the Nationals rotation will come at a time and place nobody expected. Though he was promoted from…
Sep 11, 2012, 4:32 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez walked five but emerged with his MLB-leading 19th win. NEW YORK — It was by no means his best performance of the season, but it didn’t need to be. Thanks to some early support from what has suddenly becomes baseball’s most power-laden lineup, Gio Gonzalez needed only navigate his way…
Sep 11, 2012, 2:10 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman rounds third base following his 21st homer of the season. Game in a nutshell: Looking to bounce back from a rough weekend against the Marlins, the Nationals didn't waste much time pouncing on Collin McHugh. They roughed up the Mets rookie right-hander for three homers during an eight-batter span in…
Sep 10, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT
NEW YORK — Sean Burnett threw off a bullpen mound this afternoon and reported no pain in his elbow, though manager Davey Johnson doesn’t plan to use the left-hander before Wednesday. Burnett, who hasn’t appeared in any of the Nationals last seven games due to lingering elbow irritation, threw 15 pitches in the bullpen prior…
Sep 10, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals open a three-game series tonight at Citi Field. NEW YORK — Hello from Flushing Meadows, which is a hopping place today, considering the delayed U.S. Open men's final is about to begin right across the subway tracks from us at Citi Field, where the Nationals open…
Sep 10, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by @GioGonzalez47 The Nats rookies pose before boarding their train for New York last night. It's an annual rite of September, the day veteran players make their rookie teammates dress up in silly costumes for a road trip and subject them to all sorts of public and private ridicule. Most MLB clubs do it,…
Sep 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
Sep 9, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson departs after allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings. It was only 12 days ago when Ricky Nolasco was handed the ball by Ozzie Guillen to face the Nationals and didn’t give it back to his manager until he had completed a five-hit shutout. When the 29-year-old right-hander was again…
Sep 9, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ricky Nolasco again dominated the Nationals lineup. Game in a nutshell: What is it about the Marlins that brings out the worst in the Nationals? It's a mystery. So is Ricky Nolasco, who entered today's game with a 4.64 ERA but tossed a 2-hit shutout to again beat the Nats (he went…
Sep 9, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals seek a series victory over the Marlins this afternoon. This won't rank among the Nationals' most significant accomplishments this season, but should they win today, they would cross one more hurdle off their list: Beating the Marlins in a season series. Entering this afternoon's game, the…
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