Sep 28, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson faces his former Cardinals teammates tonight at Busch Stadium. ST. LOUIS — The Nationals weren't able to clinch their first NL East title in Philadelphia this week — which had more to do with the way the Braves played than the Nats — but perhaps there…
Sep 28, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper's late-season surge has put him back in the Rookie of the Year race. By Chase HughesCSNwashington.com As the MLB playoff race began to heat up after the All-Star break, and as Bryce Harper cooled down, the non-stop comparison between Harper and fellow rookie Mike Trout faded away as the season's…
Sep 28, 2012, 4:36 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Michael Morse rounds the bases after hitting his first of two homers. PHILADELPHIA — They’ve won 95 games, matching the franchise record. They’ve won more games than they’ve lost every month this season. They’ve played .643 ball since snapping a five-game losing streak in Miami on August 29, clubbing 51 homers during…
Sep 28, 2012, 2:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez gutted his way through six innings to notch his 21st win. Game in a nutshell: You might have been nervous after the first inning of this game, with Gio Gonzalez looking totally out of sorts and the Nationals trailing 3-1. No need to panic, though, because Gonzalez got himself back…
Sep 27, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bo Porter played a key role in Bryce Harper's development as an outfielder. PHILADELPHIA — On the day he was officially named manager of the Houston Astros, Bo Porter found himself in an unusual, yet familiar place: The third base coaching box, wearing a Nationals uniform. That will remain the case as…
Sep 27, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to win one last time this season at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — There's obviously plenty at stake for the Nationals tonight in their series finale against the Phillies. First and foremost, of course, they're trying to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL…
Sep 27, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper hit his 20th homer and stole his 17th base during last night's win. PHILADELPHIA — If it seems like Bryce Harper is accomplishing something every couple of days few, if any, teenagers have ever accomplished … well, it's true. Just about every positive thing Harper has done on the field…
Sep 27, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bo Porter will leave the Nationals after the season to take over the Astros. PHILADELPHIA — The Houston Astros will name Bo Porter their new manager this morning, though the 40-year-old will finish out the season as the Nationals third base coach before officially taking over. A club source confirmed the hiring,…
Sep 27, 2012, 5:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Nationals fans in Philly applaud Jayson Werth following an 8-4 victory. PHILADELPHIA — For John Lannan, the moment came in the bottom of the third, when faced with a bases-loaded jam he struck out Ryan Howard and got Carlos Ruiz on a comebacker. For Jayson Werth, the moment came in the top…
Sep 27, 2012, 2:30 AM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings. Game in a nutshell: Desperate for a win in perhaps their biggest house of horrors, the Nationals turned to man who has known almost nothing but misery in Philadelphia in John Lannan. The left-hander responded with another solid outing, but more importantly benefited…
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