Aug 25, 2012, 2:34 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson allowed three runs over six innings. Game in a nutshell: The Phillies don't have much left to play for except pride, but they showed plenty of that in the opener of this three-game series before a crowd of 42,096 that barely made a peep all night. Veterans Chase Utley and…
Aug 24, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chad Tracy is hitting .320 with 10 RBI as a pinch-hitter. PHILADELPHIA — Chad Tracy might not have made the Nationals’ Opening Day roster if not for an injury suffered by Rick Ankiel late in spring training. Little did the veteran bench player or the club know how indispensable he would become.…
Aug 24, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game weekend series. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which hasn't quite been the happiest place on earth this baseball season. Things have picked up somewhat for the Phillies, though: They've gone 21-17 since the All-Star break…
Aug 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
This season has brought about many new ideas and emotions for the Nationals, who for the first time since they arrived in Washington are legitimately in a pennant race. And as a result of that, here’s another new concept we’re going to have to consider: the August 31 playoff roster deadline. You’ve probably been vaguely…
Aug 23, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Bryce Harper went 2-for-13 with six strikeouts in three games against Atlanta. Though he's not producing nearly as much as he did during the first two months of his big-league career, Bryce Harper is making positive contributions to the team with the best record in baseball. Just look at…
Aug 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
Appearing last night on CSN’s SportsNet Central, Ryan Zimmerman talked about the possibility of the Nationals making their first postseason appearance, the clubhouse’s support of Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown and the possibility of winning his second Gold Glove Award this fall. (He also was gentlemanly enough to hold Kelli Johnson’s umbrella during the interview as rain…
Aug 23, 2012, 4:50 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman can’t corral Kurt Suzuki’s wild throw in the ninth inning. For a split-second at the end of the eighth inning Wednesday night, as Ian Desmond awkwardly pulled up lame at first base, the fact the Nationals had just squandered another golden scoring opportunity seemed insignificant. “Being out wasn’t real important…
Aug 23, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler dominated early but faded in the fifth and sixth innings. Game in a nutshell: With a chance to pull off a rousing series sweep and extend their lead over the Braves to a commanding eight games, the Nationals were silenced by the unheralded Kris Medlen. The right-hander, who has pitched…
Aug 22, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg threw six innings last night to raise his total to 145 1/3. Though the Nationals have no set date for Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown, manager Davey Johnson did offer up the most-concrete clue yet today, suggesting the club will need another pitcher to make two or three starts in Strasburg’s place…
Aug 22, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a three-game sweep and an 8-game lead in the NL East. If you go back only 2 1/2 months, back to June 3, and look at the NL East standings, you a total of 3 1/2 games separating the first-place Nationals and the last-place…
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