Jun 4, 2010, 11:39 PM EST
After going through the arduous process of drafting and signing Stephen Strasburg a year ago, Stan Kasten said he never wanted to hold the No. 1 pick again. Well, Kasten and the Nationals can’t complain too much about that right now. If you’re going to post the majors’ worst record two years in a row,…
Jun 4, 2010, 7:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a brutal stretch of road games, the Nats are back in town for a big homsetand. Is it just me, or does it feel like forever since we were last at Nationals Park? It has been awhile, considering the club just came off a 10-game, three-city road…
Jun 4, 2010, 2:10 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman is hitting .313 but he's also killing the Nats in the field. It's not fair to blame the Nationals' crushing loss in Houston yesterday entirely on Cristian Guzman, because plenty of other things played a role in the outc… oh, who are we kidding, it was…
Jun 3, 2010, 4:24 PM EST
Photo courtesy Houston Astros The Nats need a win today at Minute Maid Park to avoid a 3-7 road trip. Who knew the toughest leg of this 10-game trip for the Nationals would be a four-game set in Houston, home of the NL's worst team? The Nats certainly haven't taken care of business at Minute…
Jun 3, 2010, 4:00 PM EST
Here is this week's official minor-league report, sent out by Nationals PR man Bill Gluvna… This Week’s Top HeadlineCOMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: In 10 combined starts with Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Harrisburg, RHP Stephen Strasburg is 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA…Strasburg's stingy .157 batting average against is the 2nd lowest in minor league baseball among starting pitchers…with 60…
Jun 2, 2010, 9:00 PM EST
Photo courtesy Houston Astros The Nats look to shake off last night's tough loss at Minute Maid Park. What a tough way to lose last night. After falling behind early, the Nationals rallied to take a 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth, only to watch as the Astros stole the game back and…
Jun 1, 2010, 8:35 PM EST
Photo courtesy Houston Astros The Nats go for two in a row tonight at Minute Maid Park. Well, that was quite the offensive explosion from the Nationals yesterday, wasn't it? A lineup that averaged 3.6 runs per game during the first two legs of this road trip ran roughshod over the Astros to the tune…
May 31, 2010, 11:51 PM EST
The Nationals announced this evening that Stephen Strasburg — barring any rainouts, injuries or other unforeseen circumstances — will make his major-league debut June 8 against the Pirates. Fans have been anticipating the 21-year-old right-hander’s arrival in Washington since he was drafted No. 1 overall last June out of San Diego State. It became clear…
May 31, 2010, 4:45 PM EST
Photo courtesy Houston Astros Minute Maid Park hosts the Nats and Astros for four games. After yesterday's game in San Diego, Jim Riggleman suggested there could be some tweaks to his lineup, particularly with Nyjer Morgan, who has been in a prolonged funk. Of course, there are only so many places Morgan can hit in…
May 31, 2010, 1:27 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman's two solo homers accounted for the Nats' entire offensive output. SAN DIEGO — We can analyze the Nationals' 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Padres today til the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. We can lament this team's lack of offensive depth. We can harp on…
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