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  1. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Mets 2

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:43 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez cruised to his league-leading 13th win. Game in a nutshell: In a rematch of last week's All-Star pitching showdown, Gio Gonzalez got the best of R.A. Dickey this time around. The Nationals lefty was brilliant, allowing just one unearned run and two hits over seven standout innings. Dickey matched his…

  2. Nats not actively pursuing infielder

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats appear comfortable with Steve Lombardozzi at second base for now. NEW YORK — Despite a lack of organizational depth at the position, the Nationals are not actively seeking to acquire a middle infielder in the wake of Ian Desmond’s placement on the disabled list. According to a club source, the…

  3. Game 96: Nats at Mets

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez and R.A. Dickey square off again, this time at Citi Field. NEW YORK — It's only been five days since Gio Gonzalez and R.A. Dickey last faced each other, a matchup that didn't quite live up to its billing. Gonzalez lasted a season-low 3 1/3 innings,…

  4. VIDEO: On Desmond, Zim, Werth

    Jul 24, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    What’s the impact of Ian Desmond’s injury on the Nationals’ lineup? How much longer can Ryan Zimmerman go before needing another cortisone shot? What’s Jayson Werth’s timeline to return from a broken wrist? Mark Zuckerman addressed all these topics last night on SportsNet Central.

  5. Werth shouldn’t rush back

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 at Class AAA Syracuse last night. NEW YORK — The Nationals have survived without Jayson Werth for nearly three months now, and the time is fast approaching for the veteran right fielder to rejoin the club after recovering from a broken left wrist. Werth played in his first…

  6. Waiting for an opportunity to strike

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:29 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Steve Lombardozzi, Mark DeRosa and Bryce Harper all scored in the 10th inning. NEW YORK — As the night wore on and they helplessly flailed away at every 84 mph fastball Chris Young flung toward the plate, there was perhaps no sweeter sight for the Nationals than that of the Mets bullpen…

  7. Instant analysis: Nats 8, Mets 2 (10)

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper connected for his first homer since June 28. Game in a nutshell: Jordan Zimmermann did his usual thing, allowing one run over six sparkling innings. And the Nationals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Bryce Harper's first home run since June 28. But they were silenced at the plate…

  8. Bernadina to start, Brown joins bench

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Corey Brown was hitting .300 with 21 homers and 58 RBI at Class AAA Syracuse. NEW YORK — Ian Desmond’s placement on the disabled list has a domino effect throughout the Nationals’ lineup. Obviously, Danny Espinosa takes over at shortstop, with Steve Lombardozzi moving to second base. But who takes the lineup…

  9. Game 95: Nats at Mets

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann is on the mound tonight at rainy Citi Field. NEW YORK — Don't let the above photo fool you too much. Yes, the tarp is covering the infield here at Citi Field, and there's a threat of thunderstorms this afternoon. But the forecast looks pretty clear…

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