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  1. Nats come back twice to win a wild one

    Jul 18, 2012, 4:14 AM EDT

    Photo courtesy of US-Presswire The 2012 Washington Nationals just will not go down without a fight. After losing the lead on a blown save in the ninth and twice being one out from defeat, the Nats beat the Mets 5-4 on a wild pitch by Pedro Beato that brought Ryan Zimmerman home for the walk-off…

  2. Instant Analysis: Nats 5, Mets 4

    Jul 18, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler tossed seven scoreless innings. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals won in walk-off style on a wild pitch by Pedro Beato. Bryce Harper tripled in the game-tying run in the 10th, and Tyler Moore was up with the bases loaded when the winning run came home. Ross Detwiler had perhaps…

  3. Injury Updates: Werth, Storen, Desmond

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson updated the media on several injuries during his pregame session on Tuesday afternoon before the Nationals’ game against the Mets. Most notable is an update on Jayson Werth who Johnson believes could be cleared for “baseball stuff” on Wednesday. Werth will meet with doctors and his manager expects good news, he says he…

  4. Giolito relieved to start career with Nats

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

    When Lucas Giolito took his seat in the dugout for his first in-person media availability since signing a contract with the Washington Nationals, he opened the session with a genuine, “wow.” He had never been faced with so many cameras and microphones before and at times didn’t know where the questions were coming from. But…

  5. Game 88: Mets at Nats

    Jul 17, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats return home tonight to open a key series against the Mets. After a somewhat disappointing four-game split in Miami, the Nationals return to D.C. for what has the makings of a very important homestand: Three games against the third-place Mets, followed by four games in three…

  6. VIDEO: Will Strasburg plan change?

    Jul 17, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT

    Mark called in to SportsNet Central last night to talk about Stephen Strasburg and whether there is any way Mike Rizzo and the Nats will change their plan to shut down the young ace before a potential postseason run.

  7. Storen progressing slower than planned

    Jul 17, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen is scheduled to make another rehab appearance tonight for Potomac. MIAMI — When Drew Storen set out to begin his rehab stint 12 days ago, the Nationals reliever expressed confidence his time in the minor leagues would be brief. The Nationals' plan for Storen called for four rehab appearances before…

  8. Hard hits, but not enough runs

    Jul 17, 2012, 4:45 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jesus Flores and the Nats were frustrated to only score three runs. MIAMI — If not for the giant scoreboard above the center field fence at Marlins Park, the Nationals might never have known they only scored three runs Monday night. As many balls as they hit hard as a team, as…

  9. Instant analysis: Marlins 5, Nats 3

    Jul 17, 2012, 2:24 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson gave up four runs in five-plus innings. Game in a nutshell: With a chance to pull off a series victory to open the season's second half, the Nationals instead had to settle for a split with the Marlins. They certainly had opportunities to win this one, rapping out 11 hits…

  10. Lannan likely to start Saturday

    Jul 16, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    MIAMI — John Lannan, who surprisingly lost his spot in the Nationals' rotation at the end of spring training and has been pitching at Class AAA Syracuse since, is expected to return to the big leagues Saturday and start one game of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Braves. Asked who would be used to pitch…

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