Sep 11, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to break a three-game losing streak today against the Marlins. Good morning from Nationals Park, where today the Nats and Marlins meet for the 17th time this season in what has turned into a lopsided matchup. Florida has won 11 of the first 16 games…
Sep 11, 2010, 3:37 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan went 1-for-3 but was caught stealing at an inopportune moment. Another day in NatsTown, another day dominated by news about Nyjer Morgan. If you've lost track — and who could blame you if you have? — we're now in Week 3 of "As Nyjer Morgan Turns,"…
Sep 10, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Marlins in the first of three games at Nationals Park. Updated with Marlins lineup change due to Gaby Sanchez dropping appeal. Nyjer Morgan may be in the Nationals' lineup tonight, but he's not in his customary leadoff spot. Perhaps anticipating that Morgan would begin…
Sep 10, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT
Nyjer Morgan’s appeal hearing with MLB vice president of on-field operations Bob Watson took place this morning, but Watson has not issued a ruling on either of Morgan’s two suspensions, so the center fielder is free to continuing playing until that comes down. Which means Morgan will be in the Nationals’ lineup tonight against the…
Sep 10, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER In the wake of last week's brawl in Florida, the Marlins come to D.C. this weekend. When the Nationals left Miami nine days ago having just participated in one of the more robust brawls baseball had seen in a while, thoughts immediately turned to this weekend's rematch in…
Sep 9, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez will be back in 2011. Will Adam Dunn? A scout from an American League team was quizzing me about the state of the Nationals the other night and asked me what I thought the club's biggest area of need would be this winter. I paused…
Sep 8, 2010, 9:12 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez pitched well for 6 1/3 innings but was charged with the loss. Over the course of six months, there are going to be a handful of games that come down to one at-bat, one moment between pitcher and batter that determines the outcome of that individual…
Sep 8, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT
Nyjer Morgan’s hearing in appeal of a pair of suspensions totaling 15 games will take place Friday morning, and the Nationals center fielder is hoping to have a good number of games lopped off. Still, the Nats fully expect Morgan to have to sit out some amount of games, leaving manager Jim Riggleman searching for…
Sep 8, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Mets in a matinee series finale at Nationals Park. There may not be any softer throwers in baseball than Livan Hernandez and R.A. Dickey. Dickey, of course, is a knuckleballer, so obviously he doesn't throw the ball particularly hard. Hernandez, however, is a classic…
Sep 8, 2010, 3:22 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a rough first inning, Yunesky Maya settled in and pitched well. Yunesky Maya had been dreaming of this moment for years. All the time he spent pitching in the Cuban National Series, hoping to one day flee his native country and throw in a major-league ballpark in…
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