Apr 22, 2010, 4:25 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wil Nieves congratulates Matt Capps at the conclusion of tonight's 6-4 win. It could have been a fantastic moment at Nationals Park: Matt Capps on the mound, a 2-2 count on Ian Stewart with the tying runners on base in the ninth inning of a tense ballgame. And…
Apr 22, 2010, 2:59 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman clutches his right hamstring after getting hurt in the eighth inning. When Ryan Zimmerman pulled up lame at second base on a seventh-inning double tonight, the easy assumption was that the Nationals’ No. 3 hitter had re-injured the left hamstring that left him out of the…
Apr 22, 2010, 2:53 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis has been placed on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury. [UPDATED AT 11:32 P.M.] The Nationals have placed Jason Marquis on the 15-day disabled list after an enhanced MRI revealed "floating bodies" in his right elbow, general manager Mike Rizzo said. Marquis, who was battered…
Apr 21, 2010, 11:51 PM EST
Through three starts at Class AA Harrisburg, Stephen Strasburg is 2-0 with an 0.73 ERA and a 17-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But Mike Rizzo isn’t about to alter his predetermined plan for the right-hander’s ascension through the Nats’ farm system and up to the major leagues. Read the full story, with Rizzo’s take after seeing Strasburg…
Apr 21, 2010, 10:20 PM EST
Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department puts together a comprehensive minor-league report every week, complete with some outstanding puns on player names. The guy puts so much effort into these things, it only seems right to republish it in its entirety for all of you. So, enjoy… NATIONALS MINOR-LEAGUE REPORT — 4/21/10 This Week's…
Apr 21, 2010, 7:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp has been covering the infield at Nationals Park all day. It's been a miserable day around the D.C. area, but they're hoping to play baseball tonight on South Capitol Street. Actually, looking at the radar and the extended forecast for the evening, it looks like there's…
Apr 21, 2010, 2:09 PM EST
File photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg, who made his season debut April 11, is back on the mound this morning. The Nationals have a firm plan in place for Stephen Strasburg this year. They won't come right out and provide public details, but it's pretty clear the top draft pick will…
Apr 21, 2010, 3:36 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was yanked after failing to retire a batter in the third. Say this about the Washington Nationals: They're consistently inconsistent. One night, they'll get a dominant performance from their starting pitcher. The next night, they'll fall into a 10-0 hole thanks to wretched pitching. One night,…
Apr 20, 2010, 8:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen delivers tonight's first pitch. The Nationals and Rockies will play a ballgame tonight, but Colorado's players and coaches will be excused if baseball isn't first and foremost on their minds. Keli McGregor, president of the Rockies since 2001, died this morning in a hotel room in…
Apr 20, 2010, 6:35 PM EST
[UPDATE AT 6:34 P.M. -- Read the complete story, with reaction from players and Rockies manager Jim Tracy, at CSNwashington.com.] Keli McGregor, president of the Rockies since 2001, was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room this morning, a devastating blow to a Colorado ballclub that is in the midst of a four-game…
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