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  1. Game 43: Nats at Phillies

    May 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Roy Halladay tonight at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals always have trouble scoring runs for Jordan Zimmermann, right? Well, they're in luck tonight, because the man on the mound opposing Zimmermann will be the very hittable … Roy Halladay. Good luck with that.…

  2. Mattheus to DL, Wang activated

    May 22, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals will place reliever Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot and activate right-hander Chien-Ming Wang from the DL before tonight's game against the Phillies, according to a club source. Wang will be available to pitch out of the bullpen tonight, though he'd likely be…

  3. On Desmond, Stammen and Harper

    May 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — We kind of got caught up in the ninth-inning drama from last night's game, and if you're interested in even more discussion about Henry Rodriguez and what the Nationals are going to do with their closer's role now, I would encourage you to watch the above video. But there were plenty of other…

  4. Sigh of relief

    May 22, 2012, 4:33 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Sean Burnett bailed out Henry Rodriguez by recording the game's final two outs. PHILADELPHIA — For most relievers, the sight of a closer trotting out from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning of a tight game brings with it a sense of calm. "You bring in the closer and everybody's like:…

  5. Mattheus could miss 2 weeks

    May 22, 2012, 3:32 AM EDT

    Updated at 11:32 p.m. PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Mattheus has plantar fasciitis in his left foot, an injury that could sideline the Nationals reliever as much as two weeks. The right-hander will leave the team and head to Baltimore Tuesday to be evaluated by a foot specialist. Mattheus doesn’t believe the injury is all that serious.…

  6. Instant analysis: Nats 2, Phillies 1

    May 22, 2012, 1:51 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond homered and drove in another run with a single. Game in a nutshell: In the second of six head-to-head series against their fiercest division rivals, the Nationals seized control and didn't let it go (despite a very tense bottom of the ninth). Ian Desmond clubbed a second-inning homer off Kyle…

  7. Strasburg will make next start

    May 21, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start Saturday in Atlanta, with the Nationals showing no concern about the state of their ace's right arm one day after he was pulled with what manager Davey Johnson termed tightness in his biceps. Johnson said today he sought more of an explanation from Strasburg and…

  8. Game 42: Nats at Phillies

    May 21, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park welcomes (or something like that) the Nats to town tonight. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which probably won't be directing much love toward the visiting team tonight. Not that the Nationals would have it any other way. For perhaps the first…

  9. What awaits Nats in Philly?

    May 21, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper figures to get a rude welcome from the fans in Philadelphia tonight. Fresh off an eventful weekend series against their biggest interleague rivals, the Nationals tonight open another important series against their biggest division rivals. And if you thought the scene at Nationals Park two weeks ago when the Phillies…

  10. Once again, Strasburg all business

    May 20, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo A crowd of 41,918 got Stephen Strasburg to take a curtain call after homering. Perhaps one of these days — when he throws a no-hitter or throws the final pitch of a pennant-clinching victory for the Nationals — Stephen Strasburg will offer up the kind of display of emotion few have ever…

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