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  1. Game 73: Nats at Rockies

    Jun 27, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Jordan Zimmermann hopes to get plenty of run support tonight at Coors Field. After a record-setting offensive performance last night, do the Nationals enter tonight's game with any positive momentum? Well, the old baseball adage insists that "momentum is only as good as tomorrow's starting pitcher." So who are tonight's starting…

  2. A breakthrough or a blip?

    Jun 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse collected four of the Nationals' 21 hits last night. As the hits kept piling up and the balls kept soaring out of Coors Field, the smiles inside the Nationals' dugout kept getting bigger and bigger. If ever a team needed a 12-run, 21-hit performance, this was it. For the first…

  3. Game 72: Nats at Rockies

    Jun 26, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats try to bounce back tonight in Game 2 of 4 at Coors Field. They've lost seven of 10, during which time they've scored an average of 2.5 runs per game while posting a collective .558 OPS. (If they were one individual player, that would rank 163rd of 164 qualifying…

  4. Rattled by the Rockies

    Jun 26, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg came undone in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Rockies last night was disappointing/frustrating/maddening/pick another adjective for a number of reasons, but let's focus on the two most significant ones… 1. Stephen Strasburg came undone during what proved to be the decisive bottom of…

  5. Game 71: Nats at Rockies

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Coors Field hosts Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals tonight. Stephen Strasburg has never pitched at Coors Field before, but he has pitched at high altitude. This is a guy, remember, who played in the Mountain West Conference while at San Diego State and appeared plenty of times in Colorado and Utah.…

  6. DeRosa activated, Nady to DL

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    The Nationals swapped veteran bench players on their roster today, activating Mark DeRosa off the 15-day disabled list while placing Xavier Nady on the 15-day DL with right wrist tendinitis. DeRosa, 37, will be in uniform and available for tonight’s series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field. The corner infielder/outfielder’s return appeared imminent in…

  7. A model of consistency

    Jun 25, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats went 18-14 during their just-completed stretch against East division foes. Some 5 1/2 weeks ago, the Nationals opened what they knew would be as daunting a stretch of baseball as any team was likely to face this season: 33 consecutive games against opponents from only the NL East and AL…

  8. One run won’t cut it for Nats

    Jun 24, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Sean Burnett gave up the game-changing, two-run homer to Matt Wieters in the eighth. BALTIMORE — As consistent and as dominant as their pitching staff has been since Opening Day, the Nationals have known all along there will be days when they simply need to score a few more runs and take…

  9. Instant analysis: Orioles 2, Nats 1

    Jun 24, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper singled in the first and doubled in the sixth. Game in a nutshell: The final game of this year's Battle of the Beltways featured a taut pitcher's duel, with the Nationals plating one early run (via a Ryan Zimmerman RBI single, of all things) and then hoping beyond hope baseball's…

  10. Storen OK with setup role

    Jun 24, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen has yet to pitch in a game this season. BALTIMORE — Drew Storen believes he can close in the big leagues. He did, after all, save 43 games for the Nationals in his first full season in the majors. But if manager Davey Johnson believes the team is best served…



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