Jul 21, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson allowed only one run over seven strong innings. Game in a nutshell: Only 13 1/2 hours removed from a crushing, 11-10 loss, the Nationals took the field for the first half of their day-night doubleheader with the Braves needing a strong performance from starter Edwin Jackson. They got it, with…
Jul 21, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park hosts a day-night doubleheader today. Call me a hopeless romantic — and believe me, I've been called worse — but among the many things I love about baseball is the fact there's always another game to be played. Unlike football and every other sport, you can't…
Jul 21, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT
The Nationals designated Xavier Nady for assignment this morning, a move the club was forced into making after the outfielder’s 20-day rehab assignment with Class A Potomac ended. The club also officially recalled left-hander John Lannan from Class AAA Syracuse, utilizing MLB’s newly created rule that allows teams to add a 26th player to their…
Jul 21, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson called this "arguably the worst game I've ever managed in my life." In their first seven years of existence, the Washington Nationals lost plenty of ballgames in devastating fashion. They lost on walk-off homers. They lost on walk-off throwing errors. They lost on walk-off wild pitches. They even once lost…
Jul 21, 2012, 3:28 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse rounds the bases after his towering, first-inning home run. Game in a nutshell: In the latest installment of "The Biggest Series in Nationals history," the locals got off to a brilliant start they couldn't have scripted any better. Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman launched three-run homers and Steve Lombardozzi added…
Jul 21, 2012, 12:55 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chad Cordero poses with fans before throwing out the first pitch tonight. Chad Cordero always figured he’d stand on the mound at Nationals Park in 2012 and fire a pitch toward the plate. He just never figured he’d do it wearing shorts and flip-flops, nor that he’d do…
Jul 20, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT
When Class A Potomac announced tonight's starting lineup early this afternoon, Jayson Werth was listed as its No. 3 hitter and right fielder. But when Werth was strolling around the clubhouse at Nationals Park at 4 p.m. — on a Friday afternoon with heavy traffic throughout the area — the notion of the outfielder playing…
Jul 20, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Birthday boy Stephen Strasburg faces the Braves tonight at Nationals Park. I feel like I suggest this notion every few weeks, but tonight the Nationals open arguably the biggest series in team history. (And, assuming things continue the way they have been, I'll probably be making the same…
Jul 20, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT
Jul 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chad Tracy is close to returning from sports hernia surgery. Yesterday's Drew Storen-for-Rick Ankiel swap left the Nationals with an unconventional roster: an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench. And Mike Rizzo made it clear that odd alignment was created to keep as many relievers as possible in the mix for this…
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