Sep 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a four-game sweep this afternoon at Citi Field. Fresh off Brad Peacock's first career win last night, the Nationals are back in New York today looking to pull off a rare, four-game sweep of the Mets. To do that, they'll probably need another…
Sep 14, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Brad Peacock makes his first career start tonight at Citi Field. Couple of significant (or not-so-significant, depending on your point of view) things could happen tonight in New York. 1) With a win, the Nationals would get to 70 for the season, surpassing last year's total. 2)…
Sep 14, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
For the first time since the franchise arrived in Washington, the Nationals will open a season against an opponent from outside the NL East. Major League Baseball announced its 2012 schedule this morning, a slate that will open for the Nationals on April 5 at the Cubs. Following three-game series in both Chicago and New…
Sep 13, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Dillon Gee tonight at Citi Field. It's no secret what Chien-Ming Wang's biggest bugaboo has been this season: The first inning. For whatever reason, the right-hander hasn't been able to consistently navigate his way through that opening frame without suffering some kind of damage.…
Sep 13, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
It had been a couple of weeks since our last Beltway Baseball show — that pesky new baby thing kind of got in the way — but we returned today with an all-new live episode. CSNwashington.com's Chase Hughes and I discussed Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler and Chris Marrero, among other topics. We also answered your…
Sep 12, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citi Field hosts the Nats this week. The Nationals want to use this month of September to gauge the readiness of several young players, and there are several of them in the lineup for tonight's series opener against the Mets. Steve Lombardozzi (hitless in his first 12…
Sep 12, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT
Monday, 7:10 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (2-5, 3.83) vs. RHP R.A. Rickey (8-11, 3.47)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Chien-Ming Wang (2-3, 4.43) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (12-6, 4.42)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 6.75)…
Sep 11, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT
Photo via Jesus Flores’ Twitter account Stephen Strasburg (in red) and others were forced to dress as Smurfs postgame. Much as he and everyone else would like to believe it, Stephen Strasburg knows he’s not going to have a perfect feel for his pitches every time he takes the mound in his return from Tommy…
Sep 11, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg makes his second start of the season today at Nationals Park. It's Sept. 11 in the nation's capital, and while this date surely brings back awful memories from 10 years ago, I believe it also brings back some incredibly inspiring memories of watching baseball in the…
Sep 11, 2011, 3:34 AM EDT
Associated Press photo John Lannan was tagged for six runs in the third inning before getting yanked. The ball trickled about 40 feet from the plate, between the mound and third base, a little dribbler that might have allowed John Lannan to escape the third inning Saturday night without suffering extensive damage. Instead, the inning…
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