Jul 16, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT
Ozzie Guillen had words for Bryce Harper both during and after last night’s game in what has become yet another pine tar controversy involving the Nationals. Mark was there in Miami to witness all of it and called in to SportsNet Central to discuss the incident.
Jul 16, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard is congratulated by Jhonatan Solano following a harrowing ninth inning. MIAMI — Rarely does Tyler Clippard enter a ballgame with the Nationals leading by more than three runs. So perhaps he merely wanted to feel more at home yesterday when he entered for the bottom of the ninth holding a…
Jul 15, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 10-4 with six scoreless innings. MIAMI — It’s easy to watch Stephen Strasburg mow through opposing lineups and forget how young and inexperienced he still is. Sunday’s start in Miami was only the 35th of Strasburg’s big-league career, the equivalent of one full season. He’s been through so…
Jul 15, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT
MIAMI — Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen lashed out at Bryce Harper following today's game, calling the Nationals rookie "unprofessional" apparently for using too much pine tar on his bat. "I could have said a lot of [stuff] about this kid," Guillen said following his team's 4-0 loss to the Nationals. "I've been praising this kid…
Jul 15, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed six scoreless innings to earn his 10th win. Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg was stuck in a three-game losing streak. Ian Desmond was out of the lineup with a lingering oblique strain. The Nationals were silenced at the plate. Reason to worry? Um, no. Strasburg tossed six scoreless…
Jul 15, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ian Desmond reacts to striking out during last night’s loss. MIAMI — He had managed to play the best baseball of his career through a lingering left oblique strain for more than a month. But when Ian Desmond resorted to bunting in the ninth inning of last night’s game, it became obvious…
Jul 15, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg tries to get back on track today at Marlins Park. MIAMI — Stephen Strasburg, in a slump? Say it ain't so. OK, the word "slump" may be a bit excessive, but the right-hander has lost three straight starts for the first time in his career and…
Jul 15, 2012, 3:41 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over six strong innings but still took the loss. MIAMI — In hindsight, the Nationals were perfectly happy to wind up with Gio Gonzalez in their rotation instead of Mark Buehrle. It was only seven months ago, however, that general manager Mike Rizzo’s focus was set squarely…
Jul 15, 2012, 1:43 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman doubled in the first inning but didn't collect another hit. Game in a nutshell: This figured to be tightly contested pitchers' duel, with lefties Gio Gonzalez and Mark Buehrle each known for working fast and throwing strikes. Each starter lived up to the billing, but Buehrle was just a little…
Jul 14, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT
Updated at 10:23 p.m. MIAMI — Sean Burnett, who has pitched brilliantly for the Nationals as their primary setup man this season, has been bothered by tightness in his left elbow for about six weeks. Burnett does not believe the discomfort is serious, and he even hoped to be available to pitch in Saturday night’s…
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