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  1. More tough roster decisions looming

    Jul 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chad Tracy is close to returning from sports hernia surgery. Yesterday's Drew Storen-for-Rick Ankiel swap left the Nationals with an unconventional roster: an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench. And Mike Rizzo made it clear that odd alignment was created to keep as many relievers as possible in the mix for this…

  2. Eventful day marred by lopsided loss

    Jul 19, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Gio Gonzalez was roughed up for six runs in only 3 1/3 innings. At the end of a day that saw the Nationals activate one of their best relievers for the first time this season, part ways with a popular veteran outfielder, prepare to send their highest-paid player out on a rehab…

  3. Instant analysis: Mets 9, Nats 5

    Jul 19, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo David Wright clubbed a pair of home runs to give the Mets an early lead. Game in a nutshell: A couple of 12-game winners and All-Stars opposing each other on the mound? Sounds like a great pitchers' duel, right? Well, not entirely. R.A. Dickey held up his part of the bargain, tossing…

  4. Rendon returns to field

    Jul 19, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Top Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon returned to game action today for the first time since breaking his ankle in early April. Rendon, the sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, started at third base and led off for the rookie league Gulf Coast Nationals. He went 0-for-2, lining out in the first inning and flying…

  5. Game 90: Mets at Nats

    Jul 19, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez tries to pitch the Nats to a sweep of the Mets today. The good news: The Nationals have a chance to sweep the Mets today, and the man they'll send to the mound (Gio Gonzalez) will be seeking his league-leading 13th victory of the season. The…

  6. Storen activated, Ankiel DFA’d

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    The Nationals activated reliever Drew Storen off the disabled list and designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment before today’s series finale against the Mets, moves that leave the club at least temporarily with an eight-man bullpen and four-man bench. Storen, out since spring training with a bone spur in his right elbow that required surgery,…

  7. Beltway Baseball – 7/19/12

    Jul 19, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Can Ian Desmond make it through the season with his strained oblique? Can Jayson Werth make it back from his broken wrist? What, if anything, might the Nationals be looking for at the trade deadline? We touched on all those subjects and more yesterday when CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak joined…

  8. ‘He’s a man out there’

    Jul 19, 2012, 4:39 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann churned out six more scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.35. If there are still any detractors out there for the Nationals’ plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg in September, perhaps these words from Jordan Zimmermann following another stellar pitching performance Wednesday night will help change their minds. “I…

  9. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Mets 3

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:05 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is congratulated by Bryce Harper following his sixth-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Stop us if you've heard this one before: Jordan Zimmermann pitches brilliantly but gets precious little run support and finds himself facing a possible no-decision. Thankfully for the hard-luck right-hander, the Nationals strung together enough hits late…

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