Jun 19, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT
Mike Rizzo, obviously, is pleased with the eight-game winning streak the Nationals carried into today's series finale against the Orioles. But the general manager isn't necessarily surprised by this sudden success, given what he had seen in the weeks leading up to it. Nor does he believe the winning streak will change his approach to…
Jun 19, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are looking for their third straight sweep and ninth straight win today. Let's see, it's Father's Day. The Nationals are on an eight-game winning streak. They're one game under .500. And they should be playing in front of a near-full house this afternoon at Nationals Park.…
Jun 19, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT
Updated at 1:05 p.m. The Nationals placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle this morning, a move that cleared roster space for left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to be activated off the DL and start the series finale against the Orioles. Ankiel hadn't played since Tuesday, when he felt a…
Jun 18, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse each homered in the Nationals’ 4-2 victory. Ryan Zimmerman has been a part of winning streaks with the Nationals before. He’s even experienced an eighth-game surge in the big leagues, back in August 2009. That streak, though, merely brought the Nats to within 32 games of the…
Jun 18, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to make it eight in a row today at Nationals Park. How do you keep a winning streak going? By not tinkering with success. Jim Riggleman never intended to make his pitcher-hitting-eighth idea a permanent one. But the Nationals haven't lost since the manager used…
Jun 18, 2011, 5:12 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond eludes Matt Wieters’ tag to score in the fifth inning. For weeks, Jim Riggleman would praise his Nationals for the manner in which they were playing clean baseball. Pitching well. Playing sparkling defense. The only problem: They weren’t actually winning those games, making the manager’s sentiments feel a bit hollow…
Jun 17, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Battle of the Beltways resumes tonight at Nationals Park. With a win tonight — their seventh straight — the Nationals would match their longest winning streak since the final week of the 2009 season. And who better to attempt to do that against than their interleague rivals…
Jun 17, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman is back from the disabled list and he’s back blogging for CSNwashington.com. In his latest post, the Nationals third baseman talks about the challenge of getting back to mid-season form, the excitement of watching his Virginia baseball team reaching the College World Series and provides some info about his upcoming “Night at the…
Jun 17, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Thanks for watching today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, and thanks for your questions. If you missed the show, here it is in its entirety. In Part 1 above, we discuss the Nats' winning streak, the impact of Ryan Zimmerman's return and the emergence of Michael Morse as an offensive force. In Part 2 below,…
Jun 17, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Zach Britton (6-4, 3.18) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.67)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP Brian Matusz (1-1, 5.11) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-6, 3.10)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chris Jakubauskas (1-0, 5.09) vs. LHP…
NL EAST STANDINGS
x-Clinched division title
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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