Jun 1, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The forecast tonight at Nationals Park is not promising. Stephen Strasburg on the mound. Michael Morse in right field. Bryce Harper in center field. The Nationals in first place. What more could you ask for? Well, no rainout would be nice. Unfortunately, tonight's forecast is not promising at…
Jun 1, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT
Michael Morse could make his season debut for the Nationals tonight. That decision hasn't officially been made yet, and it's possible the club will want the slugger to play at least one more game on his rehab assignment, get a few more at-bats and make a few more throws from the outfield before activating him…
May 31, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT
Many of you who interact here on a daily basis have had the opportunity to meet each other, or me, over the last few seasons. But many have not, which is why Comcast SportsNet is organizing the first-ever official Nats Insider Party. The event will take place on Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8…
May 31, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche's average has slipped from .336 to .287 in the last two weeks. MIAMI — There were times earlier in his career when Adam LaRoche would agonize over a prolonged rough stretch at the plate, feel like he needed to add 50 points to his batting average with every swing he…
May 31, 2012, 4:15 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Giancarlo Stanton clubbed another home run to lead the Marlins over the Nats. MIAMI — They entered this futuristic, psychedelic ballpark on Monday flying high as a kite, winners in five of the first six games of this key road trip and holding a season-high 2 1/2-game lead in the NL East.…
May 31, 2012, 2:16 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Chien-Ming Wang was knocked out in the bottom of the fifth. Game in a nutshell: Needing a big performance from Chien-Ming Wang to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Marlins, the Nationals instead got a ragged outing from the veteran right-hander in his first start of the season. Wang allowed…
May 30, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT
MIAMI — Having successfully made it through his first rehab game at Class A Potomac, Michael Morse could be on target to return to the Nationals lineup as soon as Friday. Manager Davey Johnson said Morse (out since early March with a torn lat muscle) has been making throws from the outfield during pregame drills…
May 30, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It was pouring inside Marlins Park this afternoon. MIAMI — It's been eight months since Chien-Ming Wang last started a game for the Nationals, a 4-3 victory over the Braves in which the veteran right-hander allowed just one run over six innings. The Nats re-signed Wang for $4…
May 30, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
Associated Press photo The supremely proud Solano family: Myriam, Donovan, Jhonatan and Luis. MIAMI — Imagine the thoughts racing through Jhonatan Solano's mind as he stepped to the plate last night. Twenty-four hours prior, he learned he was being called up by the Nationals, who were playing in Miami, where his brother Donovan happened to…
May 30, 2012, 4:05 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Bryce Harper reacts to striking out with the bases loaded in the eighth. MIAMI — Among the many impressive traits Bryce Harper has shown during his first month in the big leagues has been an aversion to chasing pitches out of the strike zone, especially in big spots during ballgames. Where some…
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