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  1. Nats acquire Suzuki from A’s

    Aug 3, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Kurt Suzuki was hitting .218 with one homer and 13 RBI in 75 games with Oakland. Updated at 4:55 p.m. Though he expressed confidence all along in his current catching crew and didn’t feel the need to acquire a veteran, rental backup for Jesus Flores, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo did clarify…

  2. Game 105: Marlins at Nats

    Aug 3, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Brad Hand in the opener of tonight's doubleheader. If there's a doubleheader to be played at Nationals Park, that must mean John Lannan is going to be on the mound. Sure enough, the left-hander has been recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to start the first…

  3. Werth happy to be back with winning Nats

    Aug 3, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his return from the DL. Jayson Werth returned to the Nationals lineup on Thursday night 88 days after he broke his left wrist sliding to catch a line drive in right field at Nationals Park. The day was May 6th and…

  4. Maturing into a top-flight starter

    Aug 3, 2012, 4:34 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler tossed seven scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 3.02. It wasn’t all that long ago — really, it might have only been two months — when Ross Detwiler was best known for putting together four or five quality innings and then fizzling out and turning what could have been…

  5. Instant analysis: Nats 3, Phillies 0

    Aug 3, 2012, 1:41 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth congratulates Adam LaRoche after his second-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Perhaps needing a pick-me-up after two frustrating losses to the Phillies the last two nights, the Nationals got one late in the afternoon when they learned Jayson Werth would be activated off the disabled list and appear in his…

  6. Werth activated, Rodriguez to DL

    Aug 3, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is back in the Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s game. Updated at 8:00 p.m. Davey Johnson said all along the man who would decide when Jayson Werth came off the disabled list would be Jayson Werth. So when the veteran outfielder sent word late Wednesday night through general manager Mike Rizzo…

  7. Game 104: Phillies at Nats

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jayson Werth is back in the Nationals' lineup for tonight's game. The last time Jayson Werth played for the Nationals, the Phillies were in town and Cole Hamels was on the mound for a nationally televised series finale between the NL East rivals. So there is plenty of…

  8. Zimmermann is NL Pitcher of Month

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann went 4-0 with an 0.97 ERA in six July starts. Jordan Zimmermann was named NL Pitcher of the Month for July this afternoon, becoming the third different member of the Nationals rotation to receive that award in four months this season. Zimmermann went 4-0 with an 0.97 ERA in six…

  9. Beltway Baseball – 8/2/12

    Aug 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Did Mike Rizzo make the right decision standing pat at the trade deadline? How might the deals made by other NL contenders affect the Nationals down the stretch? What’s up with Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper’s recent struggles? CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes, the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak and I discussed all that and more during our…

  10. Trying to comprehend a "weird" loss

    Aug 2, 2012, 4:35 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman is thrown out trying to steal second base in the crucial eighth inning. Davey Johnson took his seat in the press conference room underneath Nationals Park and tried to put into words the preceding 3 hours and 16 minutes. “Well,” the 69-year-old manager said, “that was a weird one.” Weird,…

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