Jul 19, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Gio Gonzalez was roughed up for six runs in only 3 1/3 innings. At the end of a day that saw the Nationals activate one of their best relievers for the first time this season, part ways with a popular veteran outfielder, prepare to send their highest-paid player out on a rehab…
Jul 19, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT
US Presswire photo David Wright clubbed a pair of home runs to give the Mets an early lead. Game in a nutshell: A couple of 12-game winners and All-Stars opposing each other on the mound? Sounds like a great pitchers' duel, right? Well, not entirely. R.A. Dickey held up his part of the bargain, tossing…
Jul 19, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT
Top Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon returned to game action today for the first time since breaking his ankle in early April. Rendon, the sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, started at third base and led off for the rookie league Gulf Coast Nationals. He went 0-for-2, lining out in the first inning and flying…
Jul 19, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez tries to pitch the Nats to a sweep of the Mets today. The good news: The Nationals have a chance to sweep the Mets today, and the man they'll send to the mound (Gio Gonzalez) will be seeking his league-leading 13th victory of the season. The…
Jul 19, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT
The Nationals activated reliever Drew Storen off the disabled list and designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment before today’s series finale against the Mets, moves that leave the club at least temporarily with an eight-man bullpen and four-man bench. Storen, out since spring training with a bone spur in his right elbow that required surgery,…
Jul 19, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT
Can Ian Desmond make it through the season with his strained oblique? Can Jayson Werth make it back from his broken wrist? What, if anything, might the Nationals be looking for at the trade deadline? We touched on all those subjects and more yesterday when CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak joined…
Jul 19, 2012, 4:39 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann churned out six more scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.35. If there are still any detractors out there for the Nationals’ plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg in September, perhaps these words from Jordan Zimmermann following another stellar pitching performance Wednesday night will help change their minds. “I…
Jul 19, 2012, 2:05 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is congratulated by Bryce Harper following his sixth-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Stop us if you've heard this one before: Jordan Zimmermann pitches brilliantly but gets precious little run support and finds himself facing a possible no-decision. Thankfully for the hard-luck right-hander, the Nationals strung together enough hits late…
Jul 18, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT
The Nationals’ two biggest roster additions this summer might not come via a blockbuster move at the July 31 trade deadline but rather the pending return of two key players from the disabled list: Jayson Werth and Drew Storen. Each recovering player is moving closer to a return from the DL. Storen could be activated…
Jul 18, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT
Having already seen four of their catchers miss time due to injuries this season, the Nationals are about to add a fifth name to the list. Jhonatan Solano will likely be placed on the disabled list following tonight's game with a strained oblique muscle, manager Davey Johnson said today. Solano has been dealing with the…
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