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  1. Harper ejected after arguing call

    Aug 11, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    CHICAGO — Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday night’s game at Class AA Harrisburg after arguing a called third strike, the latest display of emotion from the Nationals’ top farmhand. Harper, 18, took an outside 3-2 fastball in the bottom of the seventh inning from Richmond pitcher Eric Surkamp, then began to trot to first…

  2. Still waiting for Ross to blossom

    Aug 11, 2011, 4:55 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler allowed three runs over five innings in the Nats’ 4-2 loss. CHICAGO — Ross Detwiler has started 22 big-league games over the last three seasons. It’s not nearly a large enough sample size to make a definitive call on the left-hander’s ability to pitch at this level. Yet it’s also…

  3. Pudge still not close to returning

    Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

    CHICAGO — Ivan Rodriguez's attempt to recover from a strained oblique muscle continues to progress slowly, and the Nationals have no set timetable for the 39-year-old catcher's return. Rodriguez, who hasn't played since injuring himself during batting practice July 7 at Nationals Park, was in Harrisburg today before the Class AA Senators' game. According to…

  4. Game 116: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Rodrigo Lopez tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — It's another gorgeous day on the North Side, clear and cool with a nice breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan. There are few better places to spend a summer than Chicago, and I speak from experience having…

  5. Morse’s titanic blast

    Aug 10, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse circles the bases following his titanic home run. CHICAGO — Michael Morse was asked last night if he's hit any balls farther than the one he crushed in the sixth inning, the one that landed at the top of the batters' eye in center field, just a few feet shy…

  6. One fantastic start

    Aug 10, 2011, 5:19 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang tossed six innings of one-hit ball to beat the Cubs. CHICAGO — It’s only one start. That’s what Chien-Ming Wang and the Nationals had to remind themselves late Tuesday night after the right-hander carved his way through the Cubs’ lineup like a hunk of tender meat during a 3-1 victory…

  7. Next for Strasburg: Friday at Potomac

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg threw 31 pitches over 1 2/3 innings Sunday at Hagerstown. CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg’s rehab tour has officially booked its next stop. The recovering Nationals right-hander will start Friday night at high-Class A Potomac, the closest he’ll get to Washington before making his official return from Tommy John surgery next…

  8. Game 115: Nats at Cubs (Take 2)

    Aug 9, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Matt Garza tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — OK, let's try this again. With last night's rainout behind us, we're back at the Friendly Confines for the delayed opener of this series between the Nationals and Cubs. It's a gorgeous day, a beautiful blue sky…

  9. Is next year’s lineup already set?

    Aug 9, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth and Michael Morse will definitely be part of next year's lineup. CHICAGO — What's the No. 1 problem area that has plagued the Nationals this season? Obviously, a lack of offensive production. How many more games might this team have won had it simply produced one more clutch hit per…

  10. Zim’s blog: Fantasy football time

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    In his latest blog posting on CSNwashington.com, Ryan Zimmerman writes about the importance of the next two weeks for the Nationals, the importance of Stephen Strasburg’s nearly completed rehab from Tommy John surgery and (most importantly) the importance of … coming up with a name for his fantasy football team. Yes, Zim is looking for…

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