Jul 30, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen faces Roy Oswalt in his Phillies debut tonight. There is still a game to be played tonight, and a depleted Nationals team that is without Matt Capps and Cristian Guzman and will be playing with a 24-man roster faces a stiff challenge against the Phillies and…
Jul 30, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT
Updated at 5:56 p.m. The Nationals have traded Cristian Guzman, the only player from the original Opening Day 2005 club who has remained on the big-league roster without interruption, to the Texas Rangers, a source familiar with the deal has confirmed. It's not yet known who the Nationals are receiving in return. Updates to come……
Jul 30, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT
Updated at 4:44 p.m. The internet may explode at some point today from too many "updates" on Adam Dunn's status with the Nationals. Really, I've never seen anything quite like this, especially because as of this moment, nothing has happened. Here's what we do know: The White Sox have acquired right-hander Edwin Jackson from the…
Jul 30, 2010, 4:57 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Capps' All-Star season may have landed the Nats a long-term catching answer. Matt Capps was immensely valuable to the Nationals this season. With help from Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and Sean Burnett, he turned what had been the organization's weakest link into its biggest strength. Capps' value…
Jul 30, 2010, 2:27 AM EDT
Updated at 12:20 a.m. The Nationals have traded closer Matt Capps to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for 22-year-old catcher Wilson Ramos and minor-league left-hander Joe Testa. Ramos is a highly touted catcher who was rated by Baseball America as the Twins' second-best prospect and baseball's 58th-best prospect entering the season and was among the…
Jul 29, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was strong in his return from the DL. Turn back the clock to, oh, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night, a few minutes before Stephen Strasburg's warm-up session was cut short and all of NatsTown went on red alert. At that moment, if someone had told you the…
Jul 29, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT
Updated at 5:28 p.m. Katherine Connors, aka Miss Iowa 2010, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tomorrow night's game at Nationals Park. The Nats haven't confirmed the appearance, but Connors announced the news on Twitter this afternoon, posting: "It's official – headed to Washington DC to throw out the first pitch at the…
Jul 29, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen faces Derek Lowe in today's series finale. Scott Olsen returns to the mound today for the first time since late-May, hoping to recapture the form he displayed earlier this season before landing on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The Braves counter with sinkerball specialist…
Jul 29, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT
(Here's my full Strasburg article on CSNwashington.com.) Stephen Strasburg will not start Sunday, manager Jim Riggleman said this morning. Strasburg hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, but could wind up there later this morning. Any move would be retroactive to July 22, the day after he last pitched. More to come… UPDATE AT…
Jul 29, 2010, 3:25 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez and the Nats were no match for Tim Hudson. Again. On the day Stephen Strasburg stood around doing nothing while resting his tight shoulder and Livan Hernandez surprisingly was pulled after 4 1/3 innings and 85 pitches, Tim Hudson took the mound at Nationals Park and…
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- Nats activate Denard Span from 7-day DL, option Steven Souza, Jr.
- Zimmermann, Nats look for two in a row vs. Cardinals
- Drew Storen comes through in Nats' 3-1 win over Cardinals
- Nationals respond to Williams' challenge, beat Cards
- Nats strike early on Wacha, beat Cardinals 3-1
- Span to join Nats on Saturday after second rehab game
- Ramos takes first swings since breaking left hand
- Denard Span on track to return to Nats this weekend
- Nats call up Xavier Cedeno, send Blake Treinen to Syracuse
- Nationals need a bounce-back vs. Cardinals