Aug 12, 2011, 9:00 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Cole Hamels tonight at Citizens Bank Park. As if the challenge facing the Nationals this weekend in Philadelphia wasn't tough enough, they're going to have to go up against the NL East division leaders tonight without their best hitter. Though X-rays taken on Michael…
Aug 12, 2011, 7:29 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg makes his second rehab start tonight at Pfitzner Stadium. WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Hello from Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Class A Potomac Nationals and site tonight of Stephen Strasburg's second rehab start. I've jumped off the major-league Nationals beat for one day to cover this game,…
Aug 12, 2011, 2:09 PM EST
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (6-11, 4.41) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.53)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (8-7, 3.56) vs. RHP Roy Oswalt (4-7, 3.84)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1-2, 3.60)…
Aug 11, 2011, 11:49 PM EST
Associated Press photo Two late home runs, combined with little run support, cost Jordan Zimmermann. CHICAGO — A nine-inning baseball game typically features 300 total pitches, countless decisions and any number of opportunities for players on each side of the diamond. There are, however, a handful of games over the course of a season that…
Aug 11, 2011, 10:32 PM EST
Associated Press photo Michael Morse winces after getting hit by a pitch in the left elbow. UPDATE AT 9:30 P.M.: The X-rays taken on Morse's elbow came back negative and he's suffered only a contusion, according to the Nationals. His status is day-to-day. CHICAGO — Michael Morse was forced to depart Thursday's game against the…
Aug 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Ryan Dempster in the rubber game at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — Jordan Zimmermann makes his 23rd start of the season, and if you have the ability to tune in for this Thursday matinee, you might want to catch a glimpse because there won't be many…
Aug 11, 2011, 3:30 PM EST
CHICAGO — Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday night’s game at Class AA Harrisburg after arguing a called third strike, the latest display of emotion from the Nationals’ top farmhand. Harper, 18, took an outside 3-2 fastball in the bottom of the seventh inning from Richmond pitcher Eric Surkamp, then began to trot to first…
Aug 11, 2011, 4:55 AM EST
Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler allowed three runs over five innings in the Nats’ 4-2 loss. CHICAGO — Ross Detwiler has started 22 big-league games over the last three seasons. It’s not nearly a large enough sample size to make a definitive call on the left-hander’s ability to pitch at this level. Yet it’s also…
Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 PM EST
CHICAGO — Ivan Rodriguez's attempt to recover from a strained oblique muscle continues to progress slowly, and the Nationals have no set timetable for the 39-year-old catcher's return. Rodriguez, who hasn't played since injuring himself during batting practice July 7 at Nationals Park, was in Harrisburg today before the Class AA Senators' game. According to…
Aug 10, 2011, 8:36 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Rodrigo Lopez tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — It's another gorgeous day on the North Side, clear and cool with a nice breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan. There are few better places to spend a summer than Chicago, and I speak from experience having…
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