Jul 27, 2010, 2:08 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chipper Jones, Brian McCann and the Braves get another shot at Stephen Strasburg. Baseball is a game of matchups. Pitcher vs. hitter. And those matchups are repeated. Three or four times during a game. Ten or 12 times during a season. Dozens of times during a career. Every…
Jul 26, 2010, 11:27 PM EST
Jordan Zimmermann went down one level of the Nationals’ farm system to make his fifth minor-league rehab start today. His performance went down several notches. Pitching for low-Class A Hagerstown in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader against West Virginia, Zimmermann was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in five innings, suffering his…
Jul 26, 2010, 2:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen, like several Nats starters, needs to make a better case for himself. There's the ace, who has assumed that role only nine starts into his career, though deservedly so. And there's the wily old vet, who continues to prove he's got more left in his right…
Jul 25, 2010, 3:39 PM EST
Photo courtesy Milwaukee Brewers The Nats try to avoid getting swept today at Miller Park. Several points to make on this Sunday morning… 1. Michael Morse is not in the Nationals' starting lineup today. 2. Yes, I agree with the vast majority of you that he should be. 3. I'm not in Milwaukee this weekend.…
Jul 24, 2010, 4:26 PM EST
Photo courtesy Milwaukee Brewers It's game two of three this evening at Miller Park. Updated below with starting lineups I'm not sure what it says that for a team that boasts Stephen Strasburg, Adam Dunn, Ryan Zimmerman and Ivan Rodriguez, the player drawing the most attention from fans right now is Michael Morse. Certainly, it…
Jul 23, 2010, 3:21 PM EST
Photo courtesy Milwaukee Brewers The Brewers host the Nationals this weekend at Miller Park. Updates on Sunday's starter and minor leaguers suspended below Fresh off their first back-to-back road wins since May 12-13 (at New York and Colorado), the Nationals made their way last night from Cincinnati to Milwaukee. They'll open a three-game, weekend series…
Jul 22, 2010, 8:58 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez was thoroughly efficient in his complete-game win. CINCINNATI — How many times has Livan Hernandez's career been declared dead? Two? Three? Four? It happened when he was traded from Florida to San Francisco in 1999. It happened when he was traded from San Francisco to Montreal…
Jul 22, 2010, 5:24 PM EST
CINCINNATI — Luis Atilano is headed to the disabled list with bone chips in his right elbow, leaving the Nationals to decide between one of three left-handers to take his spot in the rotation and start Sunday in Milwaukee. John Lannan, Ross Detwiler and Matt Chico are all candidates for promotion, though Mike Rizzo wouldn’t…
Jul 22, 2010, 2:16 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's another scorcher at Great American Ball Park for the series finale. CINCINNATI — No sense beating around the bush on this one, because it's surely going to be the hot topic of debate here for the next two hours before the game starts: Cristian Guzman is batting…
Jul 22, 2010, 4:26 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs but struck out seven Reds batters. CINCINNATI — As he walked off the field at Great American Ball Park in the sixth inning tonight, his Nationals leading the Reds 7-3, Stephen Strasburg was surprised to hear a fan behind the dugout get on…
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