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  1. Boras refutes Mazzone on Strasburg, Avery

    Aug 16, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy the Associated Press On Wednesday morning, ESPN 980's Mike and Mike had on a special guest to weigh in on the Stephen Strasburg innings limit. Former Braves' pitching coach Leo Mazzone was asked about the decision to shut down the Nationals ace as he once mentored one of the best starting rotations in…

  2. Thriving in Desmond’s absence

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Steve Lombardozzi and Danny Espinosa have capably filled in with Ian Desmond out. They survived without Michael Morse for two months. They made do without Jayson Werth for three months. And they held it together without Drew Storen for 3 1/2 months. But when Ian Desmond succumbed to a torn oblique muscle…

  3. Instant analysis: Nats 6, Giants 4

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche congratulates Danny Espinosa following his two-run homer. Game in a nutshell: The Stephen Strasburg-Tim Lincecum pitching showdown was overshadowed first by news of Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension after testing positive for testosterone, then by Lincecum's ineffective start. The Nationals knocked the struggling, two-time Cy Young Award winner out after only…

  4. Game 118: Nats at Giants

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg faces Tim Lincecum this afternoon at AT&T Park. If asked back on Opening Day for the best head-to-head pitching matchups you could see at some point during the season, Stephen Strasburg vs. Tim Lincecum surely would have made the short list. As it turns out, this isn't quite as…

  5. Storen not all the way back yet

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen gave up four runs in the eighth, spoiling the Nats' comeback hopes. At various points over the last few weeks, Davey Johnson has noted Drew Storen looks like he's all the way back from the elbow surgery that sidelined him for the season's first 3 1/2 months. Storen, though, isn't…

  6. Game 117: Nats at Giants

    Aug 14, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nationals look to improve to 5-0 against the Giants tonight at AT&T Park. When he takes the mound tonight for the bottom of the first inning, Jordan Zimmermann will do so owning the best ERA in the National League. Thanks to the pounding his teammates gave Ryan Vogelsong last night,…

  7. Rendon promoted to Class AA

    Aug 14, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    The Nationals have promoted Anthony Rendon to Class AA Harrisburg, moving their top prospect up a level only one week after he returned from a major ankle injury. Rendon, the sixth overall pick in last summer's draft, began his professional career at Class A Potomac but fractured his right ankle in his second game and…

  8. Potent lineup deserves praise

    Aug 14, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nationals scored 14 runs and celebrated their ninth win in 10 days. The phrase "one of the best" has been used to describe various aspects of the Nationals all season. They've got one of the best rotations in baseball. They've got one of the best bullpens. They've got one of the…

  9. Game 116: Nats at Giants

    Aug 13, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo AT&T Park hosts the Nationals for the next three days. And so the Nationals are ready to open the final leg of their 10-game road trip, a big series in San Francisco against the NL West-leading Giants. They swept the earlier encounter between these two teams in D.C., but as we…

  10. VIDEO: Previewing Nats-Giants

    Aug 13, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Mark joined Geico SportsNet Central last night to discuss this week’s Nationals-Giants series, which features a match-up of elite pitching staffs. Could it also be a preview of an October series?

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