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  1. Espinosa gets his shot

    Sep 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa went 1-for-2 in his big-league debut Wednesday night. Yet another aspect of Wednesday night's game in Miami that got lost amid the flying bodies was Danny Espinosa's successful major-league debut. The 23-year-old infielder entered in the fifth inning, with the Nationals already trailing by double digits,…

  2. What happens to Olsen?

    Sep 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen is 1-6 with an 8.72 ERA since coming off the DL. There have been plenty of highlights of last night's game on television today, and not only from the usual suspects. Even The Today Show had a clip of Nyjer Morgan charging Chris Volstad. When's…

  3. A sad and predictable turn of events

    Sep 2, 2010, 6:30 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan gestures toward fans after getting ejected. MIAMI — Perhaps the saddest part of tonight's events at Sun Life Stadium is that everyone could see it coming from miles away. The moment last week he was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for throwing a ball…

  4. Reaction from Nats clubhouse

    Sep 2, 2010, 3:59 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Benches and bullpens emptied after Chris Volstad threw behind Nyjer Morgan. MIAMI — There was obviously plenty of reaction from the Nationals clubhouse after tonight's bench-clearing brawl. I'll present a full account with my thoughts in a little bit, but there's so much material that probably won't make…

  5. Dibble done broadcasting Nats

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:37 p.m. MIAMI — Rob Dibble will no longer be broadcasting Nationals games on MASN, a club spokesman said this afternoon. The former Reds reliever, who signed a three-year contract with MASN in 2009, has not called any games since last Tuesday, when comments he made on his Sirius XM radio show about…

  6. Game 134: Nats at Marlins

    Sep 1, 2010, 8:08 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa and Wilson Ramos will be uniform for the series finale at Sun Life Stadium. MIAMI — Nyjer Morgan is leading off for the Nationals tonight, moved back to the top spot after three games in the 8-hole and after last night's controversial collision at the plate…

  7. Espinosa, Ramos up tonight

    Sep 1, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    For an updated story on the call-ups, including quotes from Danny Espinosa and Mike Rizzo, go to MIAMI — Danny Espinosa and Wilson Ramos will make up the first wave of September call-ups and will be in uniform tonight for the Nationals' series finale against the Marlins. Espinosa, one of the best all-around infielders…

  8. 9 brilliant innings, then a wild 10th

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:40 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann dominated for six innings but became an afterthought. MIAMI — Before we get to anything else, this point needs to be made: Jordan Zimmermann pitched a fantastic ballgame tonight, and nothing else that happened at Sun Life Stadium matters as much to the Nationals in the…

  9. Tommy John on Friday for Strasburg

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:53 PM EDT

    Read the full story with quotes from Mike Rizzo and rehab details on MIAMI — Stephen Strasburg will have Tommy John surgery Friday in Los Angeles after a second enhanced MRI taken yesterday confirmed the Nationals’ original diagnosis of a significant tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. General manager Mike…

  10. Game 133: Nats at Marlins

    Aug 31, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Anibal Sanchez tonight at Sun Life Stadium. MIAMI — Jordan Zimmermann's return from Tommy John surgery last week was a major accomplishment for the 24-year-old right-hander. The mere fact he pitched in a big-league game without losing any velocity 12 months after undergoing the surgery…


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