Aug 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Minute Maid Park hosts the Nationals the next four nights. There are no sure things in baseball, where any team can beat any other team on any given day. But as they open a four-game series in Houston tonight, the Nationals probably can't help but believe they should be heavily favored…
Aug 6, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Cesar Izturis is a career .255 hitter in 12 major-league seasons. Updated at 2:48 p.m. Needing some infield insurance while Ian Desmond returns from an oblique tear and Mark DeRosa battles an abdominal strain, the Nationals have acquired veteran Cesar Izturis from the Brewers in a waiver claim. Izturis, 32, has played…
Aug 6, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT
Aug 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is 5-for-12 with five walks since returning from the DL. Though he felt like he was ready to face big-league pitching again after a three-month recovery from a broken left wrist and a nine-game rehab assignment in the minors, Jayson Werth figured there might be a bit of a transition…
Aug 5, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 12-5 while raising his batting average to .343. There may be no pitcher in baseball who beats himself up after a poor outing more than Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander might as well be wrapped in Kryptonite during the four days after he takes a loss. “You don’t really…
Aug 5, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Nats. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals had to like their chances with Stephen Strasburg on the mound against a Marlins lineup he's owned. And they really had to like their chances after they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom…
Aug 5, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts today's series finale at Nationals Park. After last night's emotional and rousing comeback victory, the Nationals look to keep the good vibes going today in their series finale against the Marlins. They'll have Stephen Strasburg on the mound, but the question is which Stephen Strasburg…
Aug 5, 2012, 5:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa rounds the bases following his go-ahead homer in the eighth. This was a moment everyone in the crowd of 33,449 had been waiting to experience, some of them since hopping on the Nationals bandwagon this summer, some of them since first adopting this club when it arrived in Washington eight…
Aug 5, 2012, 2:14 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Michael Morse congratulates Bryce Harper following his eighth-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: What surely everyone assumed would be a pitchers' duel between Jordan Zimmermann and Mark Buehrle instead turned into one of the wildest and most entertaining ballgames of the season. Zimmermann lasted only five innings, Buehrle only went six. Three…
Aug 4, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT
Kurt Suzuki learned of his trade from the Athletics to the Nationals around 11 a.m. PDT Friday. His first reaction upon hearing the news? “Get me on the first flight out,” the 28-year-old catcher said. “I want to be there as soon as I can to help the team. I was really looking forward to…
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