Jul 30, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT
Updated at 8:15 p.m. Jason Marquis always figured to be the most-tradeable veteran on the Nationals’ roster, a designation that led to plenty of speculation as the clock ticked down toward Sunday’s non-waiver deadline. When the move finally came Saturday, though, it was both expected and surprising. Not because Marquis was traded (to the Diamondbacks…
Jul 30, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis is scheduled to start — emphasis on scheduled — tonight. We're now just outside of 24 hours until tomorrow's trade deadline, and it's already been an active day for the Nationals. Jerry Hairston was traded to the Brewers for minor-league outfielder Erik Komatsu. That left a…
Jul 30, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT
The Nationals traded Jerry Hairston to the Brewers today, moving the veteran utilityman to a contender but leaving themselves short-handed in center field and on the bench for the moment. In exchange for the 35-year-old Hairston, the Nationals will receive Erik Komatsu, a 23-year-old outfielder who was hitting .294 with a .393 on-base percentage for…
Jul 30, 2011, 4:13 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang struggled through the first inning but settled down after that. He stood atop the mound at 7:06 p.m., a big-league hitter stepping to the plate 60 feet and 6 inches from his position, a crowd of 30,114 settling into the ballpark and a throng of media members from his native…
Jul 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT
Updated at 6:46 p.m. Needing to clear a roster spot for Chien-Ming Wang to make his first big-league appearance in more than two years, the Nationals optioned outfielder Roger Bernadina to Class AAA Syracuse shortly before tonight's game. The option wasn't made official until minutes before gametime, on the off chance the Nationals made another…
Jul 29, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang makes his first start in two years tonight at Nationals Park. Though plenty of attention is being thrust upon the July 31 trade deadline that is now barely more than 48 hours away, there is something taking place on the field tonight at Nationals Park that…
Jul 29, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Dillon Gee (9-3, 3.76) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang (first start)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP R.A. Dickey (5-8, 3.74) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (8-5, 3.95)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Jon Niese (10-8, 3.97)…
Jul 28, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman, who had four hits, tries to cool off on a hot afternoon. Their starting pitcher issued four walks, three of them to begin innings. They ran themselves into a needless out on a double steal that was never called by the manager. Their newest acquisition came up to bat with…
Jul 28, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals need to beat the Marlins today to avoid a series sweep. We've got an extra-early, weekday matinee at Nationals Park today, and these are desperate times for the home ballclub. Losers of four in a row, they need a victory today against the Marlins to avoid…
Jul 28, 2011, 4:51 AM EDT
They had been the one constant during a season that had featured plenty of ups and downs in other areas. If nothing else, the Nationals knew they could count on whichever starting pitcher they sent to the mound to churn out a quality performance and give his teammates a chance to win. Perhaps it was…
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