Sep 17, 2011, 3:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan suffered his sixth loss in seven starts. Perhaps it’s a sign of the legitimate progress they’ve made — or, at the very least, the impressive sweep they just pulled off in New York earlier this week — that a game like the Nationals slogged their way through Friday night felt…
Sep 16, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT
Michael Morse found himself Friday night in an unusual place: sitting on the Nationals’ bench. Then again, he also found himself in an unusual situation: slumping at the plate. Easily the Nationals’ most-consistent offensive player this season, Morse has endured through a mini-slump this month. In 13 September games, he’s batting a scant .189 with…
Sep 16, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to extend their winning streak to six tonight against the Marlins. If you've set foot outside at all today, you know there's a hint of fall in the air. The temperature has dropped, the humidity is down, the sun is starting to set earlier in…
Sep 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Javier Vazquez (10-11, 4.13) vs. LHP John Lannan (9-12, 3.65)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 186 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Chris Volstad (5-12, 5.31) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 1.13)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1580 AM, XM 186 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Brad Hand (1-7, 4.02)…
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…
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