Sep 25, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Cole Hamels in the opener of a big series at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — Davey Johnson specifically wanted as many left-handers to face the Phillies over the next three nights as possible, so he reconfigured his rotation to ensure he'd have just that. Ross…
Sep 25, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nats could clinch the NL East and eliminate the Phillies by Thursday. PHILADELPHIA — And so we have reached the home stretch at last, the final nine regular season games of what has turned into a most entertaining and surprising year for the Nationals. Much as they would have loved to…
Sep 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond could become only the seventh shortstop ever in the 20-20-.300 club. In this age of deflated power numbers and de-emphasized baserunning, it's no small feat when a major leaguer pulls off a 20-20 combo in a single season: 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases. So Ian Desmond should feel quite…
Sep 24, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT
Photo by AP Playing at home against the Brewers with the Atlanta Braves enjoying a day off, the Nationals were given a chance to create some separation and lower their magic number to win the division to five. The previous day they had lost to Milwaukee with the help of a few unfortunate encounters with…
Sep 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT
Photo by AP Game in a nutshell: With the Braves off for the day, the Nationals came into Monday with a chance to create some separation. The game was tied at one until the fourth inning when the Nationals exploded with six runs. They then added two in the fifth inning off a two-RBI double…
Sep 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire In Davey Johnson’s media session before Monday’s game, the Nationals manager revealed two injuries that sound relatively minor at this point. Outfielder Michael Morse was absent from the lineup card and Johnson confirmed it is another issue with his hand. Davey said he didn’t know which hand and really had no specific…
Sep 24, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats a win today to salvage a series split with the Brewers. Their lead in the NL East is down to 4 1/2 games, so should the Nationals be worried? Well, much as they'd like to still lead the Braves by 7 or 8 games, they're…
Sep 23, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper picks up the ball after Jayson Werth lost it in the sun. There’s apparently something about the September sun at Nationals Park, the way it hovers just above the third base stands in late afternoon and aligns itself perfectly with routine flyballs hit to center and right fields. “Once 4:05…
Sep 23, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang allowed two runs on eight hits over four innings. Game in a nutshell: Forced to use Chien-Ming Wang in a spot start due to a doubleheader earlier in the week, the Nationals couldn't complain about the performance turned in by the oft-injured right-hander, who at least gave them a chance…
Sep 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang tries to lead the Nationals over the Brewers today. It's been three months since Chien-Ming Wang last started a big-league game for the Nationals, but today the veteran right-hander will be handed the ball by Davey Johnson for a pennant race game in late September. If…
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