Sep 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman congratulates Michael Morse following his eighth-inning homer. By any measure, what the Nationals just accomplished in Philadelphia was nothing short of remarkable. A four-game sweep of the five-time NL East champs, on the road, with their four starting pitchers combining to allow three runs? Nobody saw that coming. Nor did…
Sep 22, 2011, 8:08 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Can the Nats finish off a four-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park? In their nearly seven-year existence, the Nationals have swept only a pair of four-game road series: the season-ending Oct. 1-4, 2009 series in Atlanta and last week's series in New York. With a win tonight, they would do it…
Sep 22, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
They've won four in a row, nine of 11 and tonight have a chance to pull off a stunning, four-game road sweep of the Phillies. Oh, and somehow they still have a mathematical chance to finish the season with a winning record (they need to go 6-1 the rest of the way to go 81-80).…
Sep 21, 2011, 7:57 PM EST
US Presswire file photo The Nats try to win their third game in 36 hours at Citizens Bank Park. OK, if you've been following the Nationals at all, you know the storyline by now: John Lannan can't beat the Phillies. Well, actually he's done it once in 16 starts against that hated ballclub from up…
Sep 21, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Drew Storen notched saves No. 39 and 40 yesterday in Philadelphia. Well, that turned out to be quite an eventful Tuesday doubleheader for the Nationals, didn't it? In sweeping the Phillies — winning 4-3 in 10 innings in the opener, then 3-0 in the nightcap — the Nats pulled off one of…
Sep 20, 2011, 9:21 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to sweep today's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. Did you know the Nationals (after today's 4-3, 10-inning win) are 7-8 against the Phillies this season? Seriously, they've managed to hold their own against the five-time NL East champions. They're also 7-8 against the Braves…
Sep 20, 2011, 2:51 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tommy Milone faces the Phillies in Game 1 of today's doubleheader. Remember when the Nationals' scheduled series finale at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 14 was rained out? Well, they're back in Philadelphia today for an attempted day-night doubleheader to make up for that postponement. Problem is,…
Sep 19, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Tom Milone earned his first career win last week in New York. Perhaps the most interesting development around the Nationals this September has been the open tryout among a number of starting pitchers seeking to make their case for a spot in next season's rotation. Davey Johnson is currently using a six-man…
Sep 18, 2011, 10:07 PM EST
Associated Press photo Chien-Ming Wang earned his third win with 6 2/3 strong innings. The way he’s throwing these days, it’s easy to forget just how far Chien-Ming Wang has come in a short time. Only two months ago, Wang was laboring through a couple of rehab starts at Class AAA, raising some questions about…
Sep 18, 2011, 3:08 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Brad Hand today at Nationals Park. The Marlins' dominance of the Nationals — they're now 49-18 against Washington since 2008, not to mention 26-8 at Nationals Park since it opened, 7-1 this season — defies explanation. So I'm really not going to try to surmise…
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