Aug 1, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Two items of note this afternoon before lineups are posted for the series opener against the Braves… Matt Stairs was granted his unconditional release today, officially ending his playing tenure with the Nationals. The 43-year-old had been designated for assignment Wednesday to clear roster space for recently acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes. Any other club could…
Aug 1, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT
Monday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jair Jurrjens (12-3, 2.38) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-10, 4.19)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Derek Lowe (6-9, 4.52) vs. LHP John Lannan (7-7, 3.63)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Brandon Beachy (4-2, 3.27) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang…
Aug 1, 2011, 2:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel is congratulated after scoring the winning run. After losing five straight series dating back to before the All-Star break, the Nationals finally broke through in a 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Washington took the win and the series on an Ian Desmond walk-off single that…
Jul 31, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT
Updated at 6:40 p.m. Mike Rizzo insisted all along it would be “very difficult” to trade Drew Storen, unless the Nationals received an overwhelming return for the 23-year-old closer. The Nationals general manager stayed true to his word as the clock ticked down to Sunday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, refusing to pull off a blockbuster…
Jul 31, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Jon Niese in today's series finale at Nationals Park. As the drama of the trade deadline plays out in the general manager's office, the Nationals take the field this afternoon to face the Mets in the rubber game of this weekend series. Last night's 3-0…
Jul 31, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. July 31 has arrived, and it promises to be a furious countdown to the 4 p.m. trade deadline. Though the Nationals have already pulled off three trades this week — acquiring Jonny Gomes and dealing away Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston…
Jul 31, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. They spent all of Saturday trading away veterans and wondering who else might get dealt before Sunday’s 4 p.m. deadline, then went out and played their best ballgame in a week to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals’ 3-0 victory…
Jul 31, 2011, 2:47 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Yunesky Maya earned his first career win but strained an oblique muscle. The excitement of securing his first career victory in his 10th big-league start Saturday night was somewhat tempered for Yunesky Maya, who also strained his right oblique muscle while running the bases and now is likely headed for the disabled…
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…
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