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  1. Werth likely out 12 weeks after surgery

    May 7, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jayson Werth injured himself trying to make a sliding catch in the sixth inning. Jayson Werth was due to have surgery today on his broken left wrist, a procedure that is likely to keep him out for roughly 12 weeks, according to a source close to the Nationals right fielder. The surgery…

  2. A 19-year-old stays above the fray

    May 7, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper has handled all the attention on him so far with aplomb. So, Cole Hamels happily acknowledges he plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, saying "I'm not going to deny it" and "I'm just trying to continue the old baseball." Then Mike Rizzo lambastes the Phillies left-hander, telling the Washington Post "I've…

  3. Crushing injury disrupts emotional weekend

    May 7, 2012, 5:54 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo An injured Jayson Werth is escorted off the field by assistant trainer Mike McGowan. This was the night they should have been talking about Bryce Harper's hustle, culminating in the first steal of home plate by a teenager in nearly five decades. This was the night they should have been talking about…

  4. Werth breaks left wrist

    May 7, 2012, 4:01 AM EDT

    Updated at 12:01 a.m. Jayson Werth broke his left wrist trying to make a sliding catch in right field during the sixth inning of tonight's nationally televised game, a major blow to a Nationals club already reeling from the loss of several key players. Werth charged in hard from his position trying to catch Placido…

  5. Instant analysis: Phillies 9, Nats 3

    May 7, 2012, 3:01 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Bryce Harper's first inning steal of home plate energized the crowd of 33,058. Game in a nutshell: An emotional weekend series ended with emotions ramped up to even higher levels. It all started with Cole Hamels drilling Bryce Harper in the back with a first-inning, first-pitch fastball. How did Harper respond? By…

  6. Zim, LaRoche likely to return Tuesday

    May 6, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman could both return to the lineup Tuesday. The Nationals expect to get not one, but two significant boosts to their lineup Tuesday night, with both Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche likely to return from injuries for the start of a road series in Pittsburgh. Zimmerman took…

  7. Game 28: Phillies at Nats

    May 6, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann and Cole Hamels meet on Sunday Night Baseball. When ESPN announced over the winter it would be televising the first Sunday Night Baseball game at Nationals Park since the place opened in 2008, naturally the execs at the Worldwide Leader expected this game would feature the…

  8. Surprise contributors

    May 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chad Tracy and Danny Espinosa have swung hot bats the last two days. With their regular Nos. 3, 4 and 5 all sidelined due to injury at the moment, who would have imagined the Nationals' most substantial offensive production the last two days would come from the likes of Chad Tracy, Danny…

  9. A cathartic blowout

    May 5, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jayson Werth is congratulated after hitting a three-run homer. It seems like an odd notion, given the manner in which they've stormed out to the top of the NL East through the season's first month, but the Nationals really needed to do today exactly what they did. Seven innings of one-run ball…

  10. Instant analysis: Nats 7, Phillies 1

    May 5, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez led the way with seven innings of one-run ball. Game in a nutshell: How good must this one have felt for the Nationals and their fans? After experiencing tense, low-scoring nailbiters almost every night of the week, this time everyone got to enjoy a rout. Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and…



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