Jun 22, 2012, 4:56 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa delivers his go-ahead double in the bottom of the sixth. Every ballplayer has his own reaction when an opponent intentionally walks the batter in front of him. Some gear up even more than they normally would. Some don't treat it any differently than any other at-bat. Danny Espinosa? He gets…
Jun 22, 2012, 2:28 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over six innings to improve to 9-3. Game in a nutshell: On a steamy night on South Capitol Street, the Nationals stayed hot against the Rays. A couple of runs in the bottom of the second put them ahead, and though Gio Gonzalez gave the run back,…
Jun 21, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Tyler Moore is hitting .471 (8-for-17) since his return from Class AAA. Just about every ballplayer, upon getting promoted to make his big-league debut, tries to insist the game is no different at this higher level of competition than it was at every previous level. It's not always as easy as it…
Jun 21, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT
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Jun 21, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez faces Matt Moore in tonight's series finale at Nationals Park. How good has the 1-2 punch of Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez been this year? Well, consider that the Nationals' record when either of their aces starts is an astounding 22-5. (We'll ignore for a moment…
Jun 21, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
We had plenty to discuss on this latest episode of Beltway Baseball: The pine tar incident, Ryan Zimmerman’s struggles, the decision to put Ross Detwiler back in the rotation. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times and I also looked at which teams in the NL East the Nationals should be most concerned about over the…
Jun 21, 2012, 4:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 9-1 with a 2.46 ERA after seven strong innings. He's all of 23 years old, with only 31 big-league starts to his name. The Nationals don't care. They've anointed Stephen Strasburg their ace, and there's no one they'd rather have on the mound when they really need to…
Jun 21, 2012, 1:40 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Steve Lombardozzi slides in safely in the bottom of the first. Game in a nutshell: First of all, rest assured there were no pine tar incidents in this one. Just a clean, well-played ballgame featuring a couple of dominant pitching performances. Stephen Strasburg's dominance (seven innings of two-run, 10-strikeout ball) was expected.…
Jun 20, 2012, 11:06 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Joe Maddon called out counterpart Davey Johnson following Tuesday's game. The Great Pine Tar Incident of 2012 is over as far as Davey Johnson and Joe Maddon are concerned. The war of words between the two big-league managers, on the other hand, is just heating up. One day after Rays reliever Joel…
Jun 20, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler tossed 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief last night. One night after watching Chien-Ming Wang labor through another start while Ross Detwiler dominated out of the bullpen, Nationals manager Davey Johnson has decided to have the two pitchers swap roles again. Detwiler will return to the Nationals' rotation and start…
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