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  1. Gio leads Nats over Rockies for 12th win

    Jul 8, 2012, 1:40 AM EDT

    Photo by US-Presswire For Nationals’ starter Gio Gonzalez, a native of Hialeah, Florida, triple-digit heat and humidity is just part of the game of baseball. On Saturday afternoon he battled through 102 pitches in record heat, but left with his 12th victory of the season in the Nationals’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies in…

  2. Harper replaces Stanton as N.L. All-Star

    Jul 8, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

    Photo by US-Presswire Bryce Harper will be an All-Star after all. After Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton withdrew from the game due to a right knee injury on Saturday, National League manager Tony La Russa selected the Nationals’ phenom for the team’s final roster spot. At 19 years old, Harper will become the youngest position player…

  3. Instant Analysis: Nats 4, Rockies 1

    Jul 7, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy of US-Presswire Nationals 4, Rockies 1 Game in a nutshell: The Nationals took an early lead with a solo home run to opposite field by Ian Desmond in the second inning. Colorado tied the game in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, but Washington found their stroke in the 6th inning by scoring…

  4. Ian Desmond out of All-Star Game

    Jul 7, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will not participate in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game due to left oblique soreness, the team announced on Saturday afternoon. Desmond met with team doctors and management before making the call.

 “It’s definitely a tough decision. It’s one that we spent quite a few days kind of mulling over. But in…

  5. Injury Updates: Storen, Wang, Tracy, & Morse

    Jul 7, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy of US-Presswire Davey updates on Storen Drew Storen threw a perfect inning in his first relief appearance with the Potomac Nationals on Thursday but, according to Nats manager Davey Johnson, he may have been a little too perfect. Storen threw only eight pitches, less than the team expected when they set forth a…

  6. Davey won’t tell La Russa how to pitch his guys

    Jul 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy of US-Presswire The Nationals are sending their two best pitchers to Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City, Gio Gonzalez who has participated in the game before and Stephen Strasburg who will make his first appearance. Both pitchers are important to the team this year and beyond, but things are more complicated with…

  7. Game 82: Rockies at Nationals

    Jul 7, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez faces the Rockies this afternoon at Nationals Park. Chase Hughes here once again for the second game of the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies series at Nationals Park. Another day, another record heat index as we could see temperatures reach as high as 106 degrees…

  8. VIDEO: Davey Johnson one-on-one

    Jul 7, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson sat down with Nats manager Davey Johnson yesterday to discuss the team’s first place standing as they head into the All-Star break. Here is an exclusive preview of the interview which will be released in three parts in the coming days. Johnson talks about how difficult it is to stay atop…

  9. Colvin’s 2 HRs lead Rockies over Strasburg, Nats

    Jul 7, 2012, 4:33 AM EDT

    Photo by US-Presswire After leaving a game early amidst extreme heat last week in Atlanta, Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals took precaution on Friday night against the Colorado Rockies. He drank more fluids before taking the mound and even received an IV to battle the evening of another hot and humid day. But though Strasburg…

  10. Instant Analysis: Rockies 5, Nationals 1

    Jul 7, 2012, 2:13 AM EDT

    Rockies 5, Nationals 1 Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg took the mound on another hot and humid day and the result was an overall rough outing. He ended up with another quality start after allowing just two earned runs, but eight Rockies hits and 107 pitches through six innings told a different story. Tyler…

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