Aug 22, 2012, 5:08 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 15-5 with six innings of one-run ball. As an out-of-nowhere cloudburst doused Nationals Park and a crowd of 33,388 during a 51-minute delay in the top of the third inning Tuesday night, Stephen Strasburg did whatever he could to stay loose and ready to retake the mound should…
Aug 22, 2012, 2:22 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg and Jesus Flores played key roles in the Nationals' win. Game in a nutshell: Who says the Nationals can't handle the pressure of a pennant-race series against their lone remaining competitors in the NL East. After pulling off last night's dramatic, 13-inning win over the Braves, they did it in…
Aug 21, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg takes the mound tonight at Nationals Park. And we're back at Nationals Park for game two of this pivotal series. Feels like we just left here following last night's 13-inning, rain-delayed marathon. The good news is, the sun is mostly shining and there doesn't appear to…
Aug 21, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Chad Tracy and Jayson Werth were all smiles at night's end. Some leftover thoughts from last night's remarkable ballgame, now that I've had a chance to get some rest and come back with a clear mind… — Everyone's been trying to figure out what Dan Uggla's thought process was on the final…
Aug 21, 2012, 6:47 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Nationals fans celebrate as Danny Espinosa scores in the bottom of the 13th. In a marathon ballgame that featured plenty of young players in Nationals uniforms experiencing pennant race baseball for the first time in their lives, who would have thought the winning run would wind up scoring because of a brain…
Aug 21, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann labored through a rare, sub-par start. Game in a nutshell: The biggest series yet for the Nationals opened with a classic, tense game worthy of a pennant race. Despite jumping out to 4-1 lead after one inning, the Nationals couldn't get anything else going against Tim Hudson. Jordan Zimmermann, meanwhile,…
Aug 20, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Lucas Giolito was shut down after one start in the Gulf Coast League last week. Updated at 6:45 p.m. Top Nationals draft pick Lucas Giolito has been shut down after making only one start as a professional and could need Tommy John surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament. Giolito, the 16th…
Aug 20, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open a big, three-game series against the Braves tonight. One of several national baseball writers who is here tonight just asked me for the last time Washington played in a series as big as this one. My answer: 1945, the last time the Senators were in…
Aug 20, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT
Aug 20, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Freddie Freeman and the Braves enter this series five games behind the Nats. There was a point, for a couple of hours in between games of their July 21 day-night doubleheader, when it appeared the Nationals were on the verge of surrendering their lead in the NL East to the Braves. After…
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