Jun 8, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the three-game series at AT&T Park. If nothing else, the Nationals have firmly established they can play low-scoring, close ballgames with the defending World Series champions. The six head-to-head meetings with the Giants so far have included three one-run games, one two-run…
Jun 8, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals gambled in drafting TCU left-hander Matt Purke in the third round. First off, sorry I'm just getting to this now. I was traveling yesterday, and by the time I got back to D.C., I was greeted with the news of Jason Marquis and Jim Riggleman's suspensions, a Stephen Strasburg conference…
Jun 8, 2011, 1:30 AM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Jonathan Sanchez tonight at AT&T Park. The Nationals have held late 4-0 leads each of the last two days, only to watch as the opposition rallied to tie and send the game into extra innings. Sunday in Phoenix, they withstood it and emerged victorious…
Jun 7, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT
Bryce Harper's home run trot from last night's game against Greensboro has drawn considerable attention from all over the sporting world today. The video of the 18-year-old blowing a kiss toward pitcher Zachary Neal has shown up on ESPN, MLB Network and countless other TV stations and websites and drawn reaction from ex-ballplayers, baseball executives…
Jun 7, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT
Three hundred and sixty-four days ago, Stephen Strasburg was in Washington, full of nervous anticipation for his major-league debut the following night. Little did the right-hander know how things would progress that night, nor how things would progress over the next year. This afternoon, speaking to reporters on a conference call from Viera, Fla., where…
Jun 7, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT
Nationals right-hander Jason Marquis has been suspended five games, and manager Jim Riggleman has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for their roles in Sunday’s beanball war in Arizona. Marquis has appealed his suspension and thus will be able to continue playing until a hearing takes place. Riggleman will serve his suspension tonight…
Jun 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
PHOENIX — Some thoughts to share on this Tuesday morning as you contemplate how the Nationals managed to blow last night's game in San Francisco and as I contemplate my upcoming flight home to D.C… – Turns out Bryce Harper's leg injury wasn't serious at all. After taking a fastball off his lower right leg…
Jun 7, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sparkling AT&T Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game series beginning tonight. As team executives huddled up in their draft war room in Washington tonight, the Nationals themselves are 3,000 miles away, ready to open a three-game series with the Giants in San Francisco. The challenge in…
Jun 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EDT
Updated at 11:09 p.m. At the mercy of five other clubs lined up in front of them after holding the No. 1 pick in each of the last two drafts, the Nationals tonight may have managed to get the best player of the entire class anyways. Washington selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick,…
Jun 6, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT
It's just about that time. The MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, and though the Nationals don't own the No. 1 pick as they did the last two years, they'll certainly be paying close attention to what players are selected 1 through 5 and who remains available when their No. 6 pick comes up.…
NL EAST STANDINGS
FRI: Nats at Mariners, 10:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
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