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  1. Heated words, but no rift

    Aug 27, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    Read as much (or as little) as you want into Davey Johnson's animated discussion with Mike Rizzo following yesterday's 4-1 loss in Philadelphia, but know this: There's no rift between the Nationals manager and general manager, not even close to one. What happened? About five minutes after the game at Citizens Bank Park ended, the…

  2. Caught napping

    Aug 26, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche is tagged out by Jimmy Rollins after mistakenly thinking he homered. PHILADELPHIA — For nearly five months, they’ve cruised along with no real hint of adversity, ascending to their sport’s best record and putting themselves in position to reach the playoffs and win their division for the first time. The…

  3. Instant analysis: Phillies 4, Nats 1

    Aug 26, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann watches Jimmy Rollins round the bases on a fifth-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Needing to come up big to avoid only their fourth series sweep of the season, the Nationals instead dropped their fourth straight game, this one in unusual fashion. Jordan Zimmermann, who has cruised all afternoon, gave…

  4. Morse, Desmond aiming for Tuesday

    Aug 26, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Michael Morse and Ian Desmond each are out of the Nationals' lineup for the third straight day, but each remains hopeful of returning to play Tuesday in Miami. Morse, who suffered a bruised right hand Friday night when he was hit by a pitch, attempted to play catch this morning at Citizens Bank…

  5. Game 127: Nats at Phillies

    Aug 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to avoid a sweep today at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — Good morning from the City of Brotherly Love, where the Nationals today need a victory to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Phillies. They talked last night about their ability to…

  6. No panic after 3 straight losses

    Aug 26, 2012, 4:07 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Gio Gonzalez reacts to serving up John Mayberry’s go-ahead homer in the sixth. PHILADELPHIA — It may be difficult to remember these things, but the Nationals actually have endured through several losing streaks this season. Indeed, they’ve experienced five streaks of at least three losses in 2012, and even once lost five…

  7. Instant analysis: Phillies 4, Nats 2

    Aug 26, 2012, 1:47 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Kurt Suzuki slides in safely ahead of Erik Kratz's tag in the fifth inning. Game in a nutshell: Who says Roy Halladay isn't still Roy Halladay? He sure looked like his old, Cy Young self tonight, cruising through the Nationals lineup with ease. His only blip: a two-run single surrendered to Steve…

  8. Morse likely out for weekend

    Aug 25, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — His right hand still red and swollen, Michael Morse was not surprisingly out of the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Phillies, but the Nationals left fielder remains hopeful he’ll be back within a matter of days. Morse took a pitch off the outside of his hand during the first inning of…

  9. Game 126: Nats at Phillies

    Aug 25, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez faces Roy Halladay tonight at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — Don't look now, but the Nationals have lost two straight and four of their last five against the Phillies. OK, so that may not mean as much in the grand scheme of things as it used…

  10. Stunned, but still standing

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:31 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo The Nationals lost Michael Morse from their lineup in the top of the first. PHILADELPHIA — They absorbed a right jab, learning about 30 minutes before game time that Ian Desmond had been scratched with a mild hamstring strain. Then they took a left hook to the jaw … er, actually the…

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