Aug 8, 2011, 3:38 AM EDT
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — In his first minor-league rehab appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September, Stephen Strasburg didn’t wait long to make a statement. His first two pitches touched 96 mph, his third 98, and after 31 throws in Hagerstown it was clear the pitcher who once captivated the entire sports world still has…
Aug 7, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nationals try to salvage a series split today at Coors Field. After getting torched for 15 runs last night, oh how the Nationals could use a quality performance from their pitching staff in today's series finale against the Rockies. Fortunately for them, John Lannan is on the hill this afternoon.…
Aug 6, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nationals look to make it two in a row at Coors Field tonight. Last night's game was less notable for the final score (Nationals 5, Rockies 3) than it was for the scary scene in the top of the second that saw Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio plummet to the ground…
Aug 5, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Jordan Zimmermann faces Juan Nicasio tonight at Coors Field. That red-hot Nationals lineup, so productive during the last week at home, went ice-cold in the thin Denver air last night. Go figure. They'll give it another shot tonight in Game 2 of this four-game series against the Rockies, with the same…
Aug 5, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg has packed his bags and is leaving Viera. It's been nearly one year since Stephen Strasburg last threw a pitch in the major leagues, that fateful, 91-mph changeup to Domonic Brown in Philadelphia in which the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow snapped and derailed perhaps the most-hyped rookie…
Aug 4, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. Though they lost yesterday's series finale to the Braves, the Nationals played much better baseball over the second half of their homestand (once the trade deadline passed) than they did over the first half. Now, they begin their final three-city road trip of the…
Aug 4, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT
Thursday, 8:40 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (1-0, 2.35) vs. RHP Esmil Rogers (4-1, 7.31)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Friday, 8:40 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.12) vs. RHP Juan Nicasio (4-3, 3.95)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 8:10 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (6-10, 4.08)…
Aug 3, 2011, 10:57 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang fell to 0-2 in two starts since coming off the DL. Digging yourself into a six-run hole and hoping to climb out of it against arguably the best bullpen in the majors? Not exactly a blueprint for success. Yet here the Nationals stood in the bottom of the sixth inning…
Aug 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT
Stephen Strasburg will make his first start in an organized game since undergoing Tommy John surgery Sunday in Hagerstown, provided the Nationals right-hander experiences no setbacks before then. According to manager Davey Johnson, Strasburg will throw off a bullpen mound Thursday at the club's spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Assuming that goes well, the…
Aug 3, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Winners of four straight, the Nationals attempt to sweep the Braves today. When Chien-Ming Wang took the mound at Nationals Park five days ago, there was no expectation for how he might perform in his first big-league appearance in more than two years. In the end, the clearly…
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