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  1. Game 4: Nats at Mets

    Apr 9, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo The fences have been moved way in at Citi Field this season. OK, so it's only three games into the season, but who would have predicted the team sitting atop the NL East at this early stage would be the 3-0 … New York Mets?! Yep, the club everyone expects to finish…

  2. LaRoche’s power stroke is back

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche has clubbed two homers in as many days. CHICAGO — Forget for a moment the Nationals' offensive woes during yesterday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Forget Jordan Zimmermann's efficient seven innings of work. Forget Gio Gonzalez's struggles on Saturday. And forget the dominant performances from just about every member of…

  3. Still searching for some early offense

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Danny Espinosa and the Nats have scored just three runs in innings 1-7 this season. CHICAGO — The Nationals don't seem to have any trouble putting runs on the board late. But early in games? Well, that's an entirely different story. So in the wake of a frustrating, 4-3 loss to the…

  4. Instant analysis: Cubs 4, Nats 3

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann was sharp and efficient in his season debut, but took the loss. Game in a nutshell: Following their usual script, the Nationals did nothing at the plate for seven innings. Unlike the previous two games, though, they had no late magic and wound up wasting Jordan Zimmermann's gem and an…

  5. Rendon diagnosis: "badly sprained" ankle

    Apr 8, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Top draft pick Anthony Rendon injured himself running the bases last night. CHICAGO — Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon has been diagnosed with a "badly sprained" left ankle, according to a club spokesman, after slipping while rounding third base during last night's Class A Potomac game at Lynchburg. X-rays taken on Rendon's ankle…

  6. Game 3: Nats at Cubs

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals go for the three-game sweep this afternoon at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — It's been four years since the Nationals last opened a season 3-0. (We'll ignore for now the part where that 2008 club proceeded to 56-102 the rest of the way.) Today, Davey Johnson's team…

  7. Rendon suffers apparent leg injury

    Apr 8, 2012, 3:22 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Top draft pick Anthony Rendon injured himself running the bases tonight. CHICAGO — Anthony Rendon, the Nationals' top pick in last summer's draft, suffered an apparent left leg injury tonight while rounding third base during high-Class A Potomac's game at Lynchburg. Rendon had doubled in the top of the fourth inning…

  8. Comeback kids establish their identity

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Henry Rodriguez, Adam LaRoche and Chad Tracy all played key roles in today's win. CHICAGO — Two games. Two tepid performances for seven innings that leave everyone scratching their heads and wondering how in the world this team is ever going to score enough runs to win. And then two stirring rallies…

  9. Instant analysis: Nats 7, Cubs 4

    Apr 7, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez struggled, but his teammates (and the Cubs bullpen) bailed him out. Game in a nutshell: Stymied once again by a Cubs starter (Matt Garza this time) the Nationals waited until the Chicago bullpen entered to inflict their damage. Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol gave up five runs in a wild…

  10. Morse getting treatment in New York

    Apr 7, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse homered during last night's rehab game in Bowie. CHICAGO — Already planning to take a day off from his rehab assignment with Class AA Harrisburg, Nationals left fielder Michael Morse is heading to New York today to receive treatment on his healing right lat muscle. Manager Davey Johnson described the…

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