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  1. Morgan suspended 7 games [updated]

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    Read an updated version of the Morgan suspension story, with quotes, on Nyjer Morgan has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for “inappropriate actions” during the ninth inning of Saturday night’s game in Philadelphia. Morgan has appealed the suspension and remains in the Nationals’ lineup tonight. The…

  2. Dibble off the air at least 2 days

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:13 PM EDT

    MASN analyst Rob Dibble will not appear on Nationals broadcasts for at least the next two nights in the wake of controversial comments he made on the radio earlier this week about Stephen Strasburg. According to MASN spokesman Todd Webster, Dibble requested the days off himself. Ray Knight will be filling in as the game…

  3. Game 127: Cubs at Nats

    Aug 25, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to salvage one game from the Cubs tonight. After getting trounced Monday night and after falling just short with a ninth-inning rally last night, the Nationals tonight look to escape this series with one win against the Cubs. For that to happen, Jason Marquis will…

  4. The 5 best days in Nats history

    Aug 25, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER A full house was on hand for Stephen Strasburg's debut earlier this summer. Thanks to all of you who shared your thoughts about the five worst days in Nationals history. The response was both incredible and insightful. I've read through all the responses, and based on what you…

  5. A chance for drama falls flat

    Aug 25, 2010, 3:43 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tyler Colvin's fourth-inning homer off John Lannan proved the difference. As Adam Kennedy coasted into second base and a trio of Nats high-fived at the plate upon scoring in succession, the realization made its way around Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman was about to bat with a chance to…

  6. Willingham surgery tomorrow

    Aug 24, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Josh Willingham will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair the medial meniscus tear in his left knee, a procedure that will keep the Nationals outfielder from playing again this season but should give him plenty of time to recover in advance of 2011. For the complete story, including quotes from Willingham, go to

  7. Strasburg on DL, Balester recalled

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Collin Balester’s return from Syracuse may not last long. The Nationals have officially placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain and recalled reliever Collin Balester from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot for now. The DL move is retroactive…

  8. Game 126: Cubs at Nats

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Carlos Zambrano tonight at Nationals Park. After an unsightly showing last night resulting in a 9-1 beatdown by the Cubs, Jim Riggleman chided his players for what he perceived as a lack of effort and energy. We'll find out this evening whether the Nationals took…

  9. The 5 worst days in Nats history

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    In my analysis of last night's game, I suggested that while the Nationals surely have had worse days in their history, yesterday's events would still probably rank among the bottom five. Of course, that then got me thinking: What are the five worst days in Nats history? I came up with a couple possibilities off…

  10. Embarrassed by their aura

    Aug 24, 2010, 4:10 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez suffered through his worst start of the season. Sign No. 1 it was a bad night: The manager laments the "aura hanging over us." Sign No. 2 it was a bad night: Multiple players use the word "embarrassed." Sign No. 3 it was a bad night:…


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