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  1. Flores at full strength in Florida

    Sep 28, 2010, 11:49 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Jesus Flores has been participating in full in the Florida instructional league. Encouraging news from Viera, where Jesus Flores is playing at full strength in instructional league games and giving Nationals officials reason to believe he's still in their long-term plans. Flores, still rehabbing from a shoulder injury that dates back…

  2. Strasburg updates recovery

    Sep 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Read the full story on CSNwashington.com. Stephen Strasburg just held a conference call with reporters, updating everyone on his recovery from Tommy John surgery for the first time since undergoing the procedure on September 3. I'll have a full story on CSNwashington.com later this afternoon, but among the highlights from Strasburg… – He had the…

  3. Game 158: Phillies at Nats

    Sep 28, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Roy Oswalt tonight at Nationals Park. After last night's debacle, the Nationals resume their final home series of the season tonight, with slightly less at stake for the visiting Phillies. Having clinched not only the NL East title last night but also the NL's best…

  4. Embarrassed? Then start winning

    Sep 28, 2010, 3:52 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Phillies fans serenade their team during tonight's division-clinching win. Inside the visitors … er, actually make that the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, players quietly showered, dressed and left. A few sat in front of their lockers and stewed, clearly upset by what was transpiring over on the…

  5. Moore, Milone earn honors

    Sep 27, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    The Nationals have named first baseman Tyler Moore and left-hander Tom Milone as their minor-league player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Moore, a 16th round pick in the 2008 draft, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Class A Potomac, hitting .269 with 31 homers, 111 RBI, 43 doubles and 78 runs scored in 129 games.…

  6. Zim unlikely to return this season

    Sep 27, 2010, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Though he’s still holding out hope that his strained ribcage muscle might heal in the next few days, Ryan Zimmerman most likely won’t return to play for the Nationals before season’s end. Zimmerman, who is out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight for the fifth straight day, seems resigned to the fact he won’t have enough…

  7. Game 157: Phillies at Nats

    Sep 27, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Phillies will try to clinch the NL East tonight, if weather permits. As you can see from the above photo, the weather isn't very conducive to baseball today. It's been raining on and off all day, and it promises to continue all night. That said, there figure…

  8. 23 tried and true Nats facts

    Sep 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya is 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in four big-league starts. With apologies to Norman Chad, here are 23 facts, tried and true, about your Washington Nationals… 1. Yunesky Maya may prove some day to be a quality, major-league starting pitcher, but he's not yet. Then again,…

  9. Game 156: Braves at Nats

    Sep 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces rookie Brandon Beachy today at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals' lineup with a strained rib muscle for the fourth straight day, which is not all that surprising. The Nationals figured to take the extreme cautious route with their star third baseman,…

  10. Game 155: Braves at Nats

    Sep 25, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to extend their season-high winning streak to five games today. Flying high on their first four-game winning streak of the season, the Nationals get a familiar face back in their lineup today. No, not Ryan Zimmerman, who is still battling a strained ribcage. But Nyjer…

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