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  1. Updated: Game will start, but slight delay

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Fans wait for the gates to open outside Nationals Park. Updated at 6:53 p.m. Tonight's game between the Nationals and Diamondbacks will be played, though the start will be delayed by 20 minutes after engineers spent the afternoon confirming Nationals Park did not suffer any structural damage from this afternoon's 5.9 magnitude…

  2. September rotation battle looms

    Aug 23, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in last night's win. It's been a while since there was any reason to pay more than scant attention to September baseball in the District. Over the last five seasons, the Nationals have entered the final month of play with virtually nothing at…

  3. Strasburg ready for next step

    Aug 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

    Updated at 10:55 p.m. HAGERSTOWN — It can be easy to forget, given everything that’s happened over the last 18 months, that Stephen Strasburg had never spent a day below Class AA before he embarked on his rehab from Tommy John surgery this month. Strasburg has now started four games against Class A competition, three…

  4. Game 126: Diamondbacks at Nats

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler and Joe Saunders meet tonight in a showdown of left-handers. On the heels of an impressive series against the Phillies in which they twice rallied to win in walk-off fashion, the Nationals tonight open a four-game series against the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. There was plenty…

  5. Class A: Hickory at Hagerstown

    Aug 22, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces the Hickory Crawdads tonight at Municipal Stadium. HAGERSTOWN — Hello once again from Municipal Stadium, which must mean Stephen Strasburg is pitching tonight. (I can assure you I didn't drive up here just to shop at the outlet mall.) This is Strasburg's fourth rehab start,…

  6. Series preview: Diamondbacks at Nats

    Aug 22, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Monday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Joe Saunders (8-10, 3.91) vs. LHP Ross Detwiler (1-3, 2.87)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Ian Kennedy (15-4, 3.22) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (8-10, 3.11)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Daniel Hudson (12-9, 3.83)…

  7. Another step forward

    Aug 21, 2011, 11:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman is congratulated after scoring the winning run in the 10th. In terms of sheer drama, this hardly stacked up to Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off grand slam Friday night. Really, walk-off hit-by-pitches don’t make for timeless highlight videos. “I mean, you can just walk home,” said Zimmerman, who had the honor of…

  8. Game 125: Phillies at Nats

    Aug 21, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Roy Halladay today at Nationals Park. Good morning from Nationals Park, where another big crowd is expected for today's series finale. I'll tell you what, though: I promise to refrain from making any mentions of all the Phillies fans invading D.C. today … provided it…

  9. Still at home in D.C.

    Aug 21, 2011, 3:53 AM EDT

    Getty Images Hunter Pence rounds third to resounding cheers from the Philly faithful. The largest crowd in Nationals Park history stood and applauded in anticipation of the evening’s final out. And when the batter tapped a routine grounder and the first baseman stepped on the bag to complete the 5-0 shutout, the vast majority of…

  10. Game 124: Phillies at Nats

    Aug 20, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Roy Oswalt tonight at sold-out Nationals Park. After last night's wild affair, the Nationals and Phillies are back for Game 2 of this series. No word yet if Livan Hernandez is available out of the Nats' bullpen after throwing more than 300 pitches last night…

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