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  1. Strasburg likely has 4 or 5 more starts

    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…

  2. Game 124: Braves at Nats

    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…

  3. VIDEO: Detwiler in October?

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Mark appeared live on Geico SportsNet Central yesterday to talk Stephen Strasburg and whether Ross Detwiler can hold his weight if he replaces him for the playoffs.

  4. Evolution of a closer

    Aug 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard recorded his 28th save last night. It was May 22 when Davey Johnson handed Tyler Clippard the ball for the bottom of the ninth inning of what became a 5-2 Nationals victory in Philadelphia, thus designating the right-hander his team's closer for the foreseeable future. Exactly three months later, it's…

  5. Delayed dominance

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:08 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 15-5 with six innings of one-run ball. As an out-of-nowhere cloudburst doused Nationals Park and a crowd of 33,388 during a 51-minute delay in the top of the third inning Tuesday night, Stephen Strasburg did whatever he could to stay loose and ready to retake the mound should…

  6. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Braves 1

    Aug 22, 2012, 2:22 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg and Jesus Flores played key roles in the Nationals' win. Game in a nutshell: Who says the Nationals can't handle the pressure of a pennant-race series against their lone remaining competitors in the NL East. After pulling off last night's dramatic, 13-inning win over the Braves, they did it in…

  7. Game 123: Braves at Nats

    Aug 21, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg takes the mound tonight at Nationals Park. And we're back at Nationals Park for game two of this pivotal series. Feels like we just left here following last night's 13-inning, rain-delayed marathon. The good news is, the sun is mostly shining and there doesn't appear to…

  8. More thoughts from last night

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Chad Tracy and Jayson Werth were all smiles at night's end. Some leftover thoughts from last night's remarkable ballgame, now that I've had a chance to get some rest and come back with a clear mind… — Everyone's been trying to figure out what Dan Uggla's thought process was on the final…

  9. Marathon men

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:47 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Nationals fans celebrate as Danny Espinosa scores in the bottom of the 13th. In a marathon ballgame that featured plenty of young players in Nationals uniforms experiencing pennant race baseball for the first time in their lives, who would have thought the winning run would wind up scoring because of a brain…

  10. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Braves 4 (13)

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann labored through a rare, sub-par start. Game in a nutshell: The biggest series yet for the Nationals opened with a classic, tense game worthy of a pennant race. Despite jumping out to 4-1 lead after one inning, the Nationals couldn't get anything else going against Tim Hudson. Jordan Zimmermann, meanwhile,…

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