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…
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…
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…
Aug 20, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman gets a Gatorade shower from Michael Morse. The game had begun 5 hours and 19 minutes earlier, with far more fans in the stands, an ominous-looking storm hovering over the ballpark and no reason to believe it would ever get to this point. Yet there stood Ryan Zimmerman, at 12:25…
Aug 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT
Class AA Harrisburg has placed Bryce Harper on the 7-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, a move that doesn’t officially end the 18-year-old’s first professional season but almost certainly ensures it. Harper was examined by a doctor in Harrisburg Friday evening, an examination that confirmed the hamstring strain he suffered Thursday in Akron.…
Aug 19, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Roy Oswalt tonight at Nationals Park. The Phillies are in town, which is a tough enough challenge in itself. That challenge becomes even tougher when your best and most consistent hitter isn't in the lineup. Such is the case tonight for the Nationals, who have…
Aug 19, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Roy Oswalt (5-7, 3.84) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (7-11, 4.21)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Kyle Kendrick (7-5, 3.25) vs. LHP John Lannan (8-8, 3.55)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.53) vs.…
Aug 19, 2011, 4:59 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jesus Flores gets high-fives after hitting his first home run in more than two years. As Jesus Flores crossed the plate, pride swelling after clubbing his first big-league home run in more than two years, Jordan Zimmermann stood there waiting to offer some choice words of congratulation. “About time!” the Nationals pitcher…
Aug 19, 2011, 2:07 AM EDT
Updated at 11:38 p.m. Bryce Harper had to be helped off the field in the eighth inning of Class AA Harrisburg's game tonight at Akron, the Nationals' top prospect after suffering a right hamstring injury that could prematurely end his first professional season. Harper was advancing from first to third base on a double by…
Aug 18, 2011, 11:18 PM EDT
Matt Purke hasn't pitched in a competitive baseball game since June 4, when he tossed five innings for TCU against Dallas Baptist. In the two-plus months that have since passed, there has been plenty of question about the status of Purke's left shoulder and whether it would prevent the Nationals from signing their third-round draft…
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