Jul 3, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT
Updated at 6:02 p.m. Drew Storen is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac on Thursday, putting the Nationals reliever on track to come off the disabled list for the club's first game after next week's All-Star break. Storen (out since spring training with a bone spur in his elbow) will make…
Jul 3, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Tim Lincecum tonight at Nationals Park. It's a sizzling late afternoon in July in the nation's capital, and it'll be a little warmer than usual when Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the start of tonight's game against the Giants, with a rare 6:35 p.m.…
Jul 3, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT
US Presswire file photo Could the Mets prove to be the Nationals' toughest challenge in the NL East? The Nationals tonight will take the field for the 78th time this season, and incredibly this will be the 68th time they do so as a first-place ballclub. Yes, the Nats have spent only 10 days outside…
Jul 2, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
Bryce Harper hasn't played like an All-Star for the last three weeks. Since homering in Toronto on June 12 and then uttering his now famous "Clown question, bro" quote, he's hitting just .205 with one homer, three RBI, 20 strikeouts and a .558 OPS. Harper may not have played like an All-Star during that time,…
Jul 1, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman rounds the bases following his fifth-inning homer. ATLANTA — For three months, the Nationals insisted they could boast a potent lineup, if only they could get several injured players back healthy and get a few slumping regulars going at the plate. Then Ryan Zimmerman received a cortisone shot in his…
Jul 1, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT
Updated at 6:45 p.m. ATLANTA — For six years, the Nationals sent their mandatory one representative to the All-Star Game. Some (Alfonso Soriano in 2006, Ryan Zimmerman in 2009) truly were worthy. Others (Dmitri Young in 2007, Cristian Guzman in 2008) felt more like token appearances. Then came Sunday morning in the visitors clubhouse at…
Jul 1, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and four RBI to continue his offensive surge. Game in a nutshell: On the day they learned they'll be sending at least three (and maybe four) players to Kansas City for the All-Star Game, the Nationals turned to one of their former All-Stars for some more offensive…
Jul 1, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats face the Braves one more time at overheated Turner Field. ATLANTA — The good news: It's a bit cooler today in Atlanta than it was yesterday when the city's all-time record high temperature of 106 degrees was set. The bad news: "Cooler" in this case is…
Jul 1, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg was pulled in the fourth inning with "heat-related issues." ATLANTA — The official temperature at Turner Field when Stephen Strasburg took the mound Saturday afternoon was 104 degrees. One hour earlier, as Strasburg was getting ready to warm up for his start against the Braves, that number actually sat at…
Jun 30, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg departed after only three innings with "heat-related issues." Game in a nutshell: The thermometer read 104 degrees at gametime, an all-time record in Atlanta, and that spelled trouble for Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. Strasburg lasted only three innings before he had to be pulled with "heat-related issues," and that…
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