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  1. 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 CSNwashington.com. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Sloppy conditions, clean performance

    Aug 31, 2010, 6:06 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman took out a corner of this scoreboard with his third-inning homer. MIAMI — It's unfortunate that one of the Nationals' better all-around performances of the season came in a ballgame few probably stayed up to watch. Thanks to a 2-hour, 49-minute rain delay before this one…

  4. Arizona Fall League roster

    Aug 31, 2010, 3:46 AM EDT

    MIAMI — Mike Rizzo just revealed the six Nationals prospects who will participate in the Arizona Fall League. It’s not quite as star-studded a list as last year’s crop, which included Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen, Chris Marrero and Danny Espinosa. But it’s got some intriguing names nonetheless. The full list headed to Arizona in October……

  5. Morgan upset at Riggleman

    Aug 30, 2010, 10:47 PM EDT

    MIAMI — Nyjer Morgan is back in the Nationals’ lineup tonight, back hitting eighth again, just as he was Saturday night when he was involved in a controversial play at the plate that landed him on the bench the next day. But try as the Nationals might to move past that incident, Morgan appears to…

  6. Game 132: Nats at Marlins

    Aug 30, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sun Life Stadium has been deluged with rain tonight. MIAMI — That new-look lineup Jim Riggleman trotted out over the weekend seemed to work, so the Nationals manager is sticking with it tonight in the opener of a three-game series against the Marlins. So the 3-4-5 remains Roger…

  7. "El Duque" walks away [updated]

    Aug 30, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    MIAMI — Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez walked away from Class AA Harrisburg yesterday, abruptly ending his season without returning to the major leagues. According to the Patriot-News, Hernandez left the Senators in part because he hadn't yet received an opportunity to be promoted to the Nationals' roster. The Nats signed the 44-year-old right-hander and half-brother…

  8. The rotation minus Strasburg

    Aug 30, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann will be counted on to anchor the 2011 rotation. MIAMI — Good morning from South Florida, where the Nationals open a three-game series tonight against the Marlins, hoping to sustain the positive momentum they created over the weekend. That momentum — three wins in four days…

  9. Livo re-signed for 2011

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

    The Nationals announced this afternoon they have re-signed Livan Hernandez for 2011. Hernandez would have been a free agent at season’s end; he signed a minor-league contract with the Nats in February that paid him a base salary of $900,000 once he made the big-league roster, plus incentives. The 35-year-old right-hander has made a team-high…

  10. Game 131: Cardinals at Nats

    Aug 29, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan has his hands full with the Cards and Adam Wainwright today. Wild game last night, huh? Between the offensive explosion from Adam Dunn, Michael Morse and others, Livan Hernandez gutting his way through 6 1/3 innings, Ian Desmond getting called out for interference running down the…

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