Jul 8, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT
Updated at 6:08 p.m. The Nationals have placed Ivan Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, recalling fellow catcher Jesus Flores from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot. A DL stint for Rodriguez seemed inevitable after he injured himself during batting practice yesterday and had to be scratched…
Jul 8, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats take on the Rockies (and the rain) tonight at Nationals Park. After their blown game against the Cubs last night, several Nationals players pointed out the importance of bouncing back strong tonight against the Rockies and putting that fiasco behind them. So the impetus is on…
Jul 8, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Hammel (4-8, 4.31) vs. LHP John Lannan (5-5, 3.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (3-8, 4.39) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-3, 4.11)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Jhoulys Chacin (8-6, 3.28) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann…
Jul 8, 2011, 5:14 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez is pulled after allowing a three-run homer to Blake DeWitt. After a loss like this — when you blow the biggest lead in franchise history, come back to tie the game and then still lose — the first inclination is to place blame. Someone has to be the primary culprit…
Jul 8, 2011, 3:45 AM EDT
The strained oblique muscle Ivan Rodriguez suffered during batting practice this morning could force the veteran catcher to the disabled list. Rodriguez felt a pull on his right side during early workouts prior to the Nationals' game against the Cubs. He then aggravated the strain during batting practice and was quickly scratched from the starting…
Jul 7, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT
Michael Morse finished fourth among the five candidates for the final spot on the National League's All-Star roster. The Nationals first baseman came in behind winner Shane Victorino of the Phillies, runner-up Andre Ethier of the Dodgers and Todd Helton of the Rockies. Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy finished last in the online vote, which began…
Jul 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to complete a four-game sweep of the Cubs tonight. If you're going to be an above-average team in this league, you've got to be able to consistently beat below-average teams. Which is exactly what the Nationals have been doing this week to the obviously struggling…
Jul 7, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson couldn't remember calling for a suicide squeeze before last night. Not to spend too much time rehashing the key moment of last night's 5-4 win over the Cubs — Wilson Ramos' suicide squeeze that scored Michael Morse two pitches after Ramos missed the initial sign — but this is just…
Jul 7, 2011, 4:34 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos’ well-executed squeeze bunt scored the winning run for the Nats. Davey Johnson had managed 2,047 previous big-league games over the course of the last 27 years, and he couldn’t recall ever giving the sign for a suicide squeeze. Not once. But with his Washington Nationals struggling like never before to…
Jul 6, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT
Jordan Zimmermann will make his regularly scheduled start Sunday, then slide into the No. 5 spot in the Nationals' rotation coming out of the All-Star break as the club seeks to stretch his season out before reaching his innings limit for 2011. With Zimmermann staying in the rotation this weekend, left-hander Ross Detwiler (who started…
NL EAST STANDINGS
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:35 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Mariners, 10:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
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