Aug 20, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman gets a Gatorade shower from Michael Morse. The game had begun 5 hours and 19 minutes earlier, with far more fans in the stands, an ominous-looking storm hovering over the ballpark and no reason to believe it would ever get to this point. Yet there stood Ryan Zimmerman, at 12:25…
Aug 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT
Class AA Harrisburg has placed Bryce Harper on the 7-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, a move that doesn’t officially end the 18-year-old’s first professional season but almost certainly ensures it. Harper was examined by a doctor in Harrisburg Friday evening, an examination that confirmed the hamstring strain he suffered Thursday in Akron.…
Aug 19, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Roy Oswalt tonight at Nationals Park. The Phillies are in town, which is a tough enough challenge in itself. That challenge becomes even tougher when your best and most consistent hitter isn't in the lineup. Such is the case tonight for the Nationals, who have…
Aug 19, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Roy Oswalt (5-7, 3.84) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (7-11, 4.21)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Kyle Kendrick (7-5, 3.25) vs. LHP John Lannan (8-8, 3.55)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.53) vs.…
Aug 19, 2011, 4:59 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jesus Flores gets high-fives after hitting his first home run in more than two years. As Jesus Flores crossed the plate, pride swelling after clubbing his first big-league home run in more than two years, Jordan Zimmermann stood there waiting to offer some choice words of congratulation. “About time!” the Nationals pitcher…
Aug 19, 2011, 2:07 AM EDT
Updated at 11:38 p.m. Bryce Harper had to be helped off the field in the eighth inning of Class AA Harrisburg's game tonight at Akron, the Nationals' top prospect after suffering a right hamstring injury that could prematurely end his first professional season. Harper was advancing from first to third base on a double by…
Aug 18, 2011, 11:18 PM EDT
Matt Purke hasn't pitched in a competitive baseball game since June 4, when he tossed five innings for TCU against Dallas Baptist. In the two-plus months that have since passed, there has been plenty of question about the status of Purke's left shoulder and whether it would prevent the Nationals from signing their third-round draft…
Aug 18, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT
Stephen Strasburg will return to Hagerstown for yet another rehab start Monday night, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said today. This will be Strasburg’s fourth minor-league start on his road back from Tommy John surgery, his third for the low-Class A Suns. He made his 2011 debut in Hagerstown on August 7, allowing one run over…
Aug 18, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the series against the Reds tonight at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson tried out a new-look lineup last night, with Ian Desmond hitting leadoff for the first time since mid-April. That new look didn't exactly produce a whole lot — aside from Ryan Zimmerman's…
Aug 18, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler allowed one run and struck out seven over six strong innings. Catching up on a few things after a busy Wednesday in NatsTown… – Last night's 2-1 loss to the Reds had to be frustrating on a number of levels, not the least of which was the fact the Nationals…
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