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  1. Tracy to DL, Brown called up

    May 28, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    MIAMI — A Nationals club already plagued by countless injuries added another key player to the disabled list today: Chad Tracy. The veteran corner infielder and baseball's best pinch-hitter so far this season was placed on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain and will travel to Philadelphia tomorrow to be examined by the…

  2. Game 48: Nats at Marlins

    May 28, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats make their first appearance at Marlins Park this afternoon. MIAMI — Hello, for the first time, from Marlins Park, home of the bullpen bar with dancing girls, the lime green outfield fence, the fish tank in the backstop and the home run thingamajig. Photos truly cannot…

  3. Game 47: Nats at Braves

    May 27, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats try to pull off a sweep on Sunday Night Baseball from Turner Field. This scenario may sound a bit familiar: The Nationals have taken the first two games from a division rival in convincing fashion and now have an opportunity to sweep the series in front of a nationally…

  4. Game 46: Nats at Braves

    May 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg looks to pitch the Nats to another win at Turner Field. How big was last night's win for the Nationals? Well, they scored seven runs off Tim Hudson for the first time ever. And Ryan Zimmerman delivered his biggest hit of a the season (a…

  5. Game 45: Nats at Braves

    May 25, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats open a big weekend series tonight at Turner Field. In his seemingly never-ending quest to find a competent left fielder — not to mention a competent leadoff man — Davey Johnson's roulette wheel has stopped on Steve Lombardozzi. The rookie infielder has made a strong case for himself, both…

  6. One big series down, a bigger one next

    May 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Ian Desmond and the Nats face Dan Uggla and the Braves in a big weekend series. Yes, this week's series in Philadelphia was important for the Nationals, who took two of three from the Phillies and made another statement about the shifting balance of power in the NL East. But all…

  7. Flawed, but still winning

    May 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa has struggled all season, but Ian Desmond has come up big. Look up and down the Nationals' team stats page — ignoring their 26-18 record — and try to come away convinced this is a first-place club. It's not easy. Yes, the starting rotation continues to excel, with a 2.71…

  8. Hamels handles Harper, Nats

    May 24, 2012, 4:07 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Cole Hamels tossed eight scoreless innings to improve to 7-1 this season. PHILADELPHIA — Lost amid the intentional plunking, the acknowledgement of the intentional plunking and the backlash that followed the intentional plunking was one minor fact. Cole Hamels is good. Really good. "He's one the best pitchers in baseball," Bryce Harper…

  9. Instant analysis: Phillies 4, Nats 1

    May 24, 2012, 1:45 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ian Desmond tags out Hunter Pence on a stolen-base attempt. Game in a nutshell: Seeking their first sweep of a three-game series this season for the ninth time, the Nationals once again came up short. And this one stung a little more because of the man on the mound for the Phillies:…

  10. Morse, Lidge targeting early-June return

    May 23, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Michael Morse is already rehabbing at the Nationals' extended spring training complex in Viera, Fla. and is set to begin playing in games Friday. Brad Lidge will join his teammate there tomorrow as each injured player seeks to rejoin the active roster in early-June. Morse, out since Opening Day with a torn right…

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