May 20, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed five innings … and hit his first career homer. Game in a nutshell: Desperately in need of a win after dropping three straight, the last two to the Orioles, the Nationals dug themselves into another early hole, down 3-0 after a series of defensive miscues. Then Stephen Strasburg took…
May 20, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to avoid a disheartening sweep against the Orioles this afternoon. Remember all those close games the Nationals were winning? Yeah, not so much anymore. In dropping the first two games of this series to the Orioles by scores of 2-1 and 6-5, the Nats have…
May 20, 2012, 4:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler was roughed up for six runs in five innings. Ross Detwiler could have tried to over-analyze his outing Saturday night, tried to figure out whether it was a mechanical glitch or poor pitch selection or just plain old poor execution that caused him to put the Nationals in big hole…
May 20, 2012, 2:19 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler watches Wilson Betemit score on a second-inning single. Game in a nutshell: What looked like a blowout in the Orioles favor turned into quite a compelling ballgame in the end. Ross Detwiler was blasted for six runs in only five innings, serving up homers to both Adam Jones and Nick…
May 19, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT
Chien-Ming Wang will likely pitch out of the Nationals' bullpen once he comes off the disabled list next week, manager Davey Johnson said today. Johnson's decision to use Wang as a reliever comes as a surprise, given the manner in which the Nationals have talked up the veteran right-hander and suggested all along he would…
May 19, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to get back on track tonight against the Orioles. After watching his team struggle mightily at the plate the last two nights, Davey Johnson has decided to try something new tonight. His starting lineup features the following: Steve Lombardozzi leading off and playing second base.…
May 19, 2012, 4:45 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman can only watch as Nick Markakis rounds the bases in the 11th. They'd been in this situation plenty of times already this season, locked into a tense, low-scoring affair that would be decided by one big hit. "We've played a million one-run games," Ryan Zimmerman said. "So it's not really…
May 19, 2012, 2:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson allowed only one run over eight strong innings. Game in a nutshell: The first matchup between winning ballclubs from Washington and Baltimore in 42 years lived up to the billing, with Edwin Jackson and Jake Arrieta dueling each other on the mound. Jackson gave up one early run, then cruised.…
May 18, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER This year's Battle of the Beltways begins tonight at Nationals Park. Yes, this weekend's series against the Orioles is significant for the Nationals. But it also represents the start of a very significant stretch of games that could go a long toward determining whether this franchise is going…
May 18, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT
Left fielder Michael Morse is expected to report to extended spring training in Viera, Fla., on Monday, moving one step closer to a return to the Nationals lineup. Morse, out since March with a torn right lat muscle, took swings off a tee today for the first time since he was shut down from all…
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