Aug 25, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT
The Nationals and Diamondbacks close out their four-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m., with left-handers John Lannan and Wade Miley facing each other. Jayson Werth is back in the Nats' lineup after missing last night's game with a straianed hip/groin. I'm unfortunately not going to be able to cover the game; need to take care…
Aug 25, 2011, 4:07 AM EDT
As Wednesday night’s game was playing out before him, Davey Johnson made a mental note to pull Livan Hernandez after seven innings. The veteran right-hander had done everything in his power to give the Nationals a chance to win, allowing two early runs (aided in part by an error) and otherwise shutting down a first-place…
Aug 24, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT
Having experienced no setbacks in his bullpen session at Nationals Park this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg has been cleared to pitch Saturday for Class AAA Syracuse in what will be the penultimate start of his minor-league rehab assignment. Strasburg, who has made four starts for Class A affiliates Hagerstown and Potomac, will make the leap up…
Aug 24, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Daniel Hudson tonight at Nationals Park. Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' starting lineup tonight after straining his hip and/or groin tracking down a ball in right field last night. Werth didn't believe the injury was anything serious after the game, but Davey Johnson…
Aug 24, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth has quietly gotten hot over the last month. Jayson Werth may or may not be in the Nationals' lineup tonight after straining his hip/groin area while tracking down a ball in right field during last night's game. The injury isn't considered serious, and even if he doesn't play, Werth figures…
Aug 24, 2011, 4:19 AM EDT
Getty Images Jordan Zimmermann reacts to Sean Burroughs’ seventh-inning home run. Jordan Zimmermann has, in so many ways, exceeded even the Nationals’ loftiest expectations this season. Team officials merely wanted the right-hander to enjoy a pain-free year after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and perhaps flash a glimpse or two of the front-line starter they…
Aug 24, 2011, 3:45 AM EDT
Jayson Werth had to be removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning with an injury to his hip or groin area, leaving the Nationals outfielder's status for Wednesday uncertain. Werth believes he hurt himself tracking down Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy's fifth-inning single to right. He remained in the game until the ninth inning,…
Aug 24, 2011, 1:50 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Alex Meyer meets fellow draft picks Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin. The Nationals introduced their top three draft picks this evening shortly before the start of the game. Third baseman Anthony Rendon, right-hander Alex Meyer and outfielder Brian Goodwin all donned their Nationals jerseys (Rendon wearing No. 23, Meyer No. 17 and…
Aug 23, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to make it three in a row tonight against the D'backs. And so there will be baseball tonight on South Capitol Street, albeit slightly delayed. After engineers determined Nationals Park sustained no structural damage from this afternoon's 5.9 magnitude earthquake, the club announced its game…
Aug 23, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Fans wait for the gates to open outside Nationals Park. Updated at 6:53 p.m. Tonight's game between the Nationals and Diamondbacks will be played, though the start will be delayed by 20 minutes after engineers spent the afternoon confirming Nationals Park did not suffer any structural damage from this afternoon's 5.9 magnitude…
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