May 29, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT
In a lot of ways, the Nationals are close. Really close, in fact, to playing .500 ball. Just about every game they play seems to be tight, usually decided by one clutch at-bat or one important pitch. Sometimes, it comes down to a break, good or bad. There is, however, another way to look at…
May 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya makes his 2011 debut today against the Padres. When we last saw Yunesky Maya in Washington, the results were pretty unspectacular. In five September starts, the right-hander went 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA and made it through the sixth inning only once. But after a strong…
May 29, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston argues with Ed Hickox, with Jim Riggleman trying to intervene. Updated at 1:15 p.m. Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for "aggressive actions" with umpire Ed Hickox during Friday night's game against the Padres. Hairston has appealed…
May 28, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is thrown out trying to steal second base in the third inning. It’s an accepted fact at this point that the Nationals don’t have the kind of lineup that’s going to consistently hammer away at opponents. They’ve established they’re only going to get a couple of legitimate chances at producing…
May 28, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT
Something unusual will occur Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park: A pitcher who wasn't on the Opening Day roster will start against the Padres, the first time that's happened this season. With Tom Gorzelanny going on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation, the Nationals finally find themselves needing to promote a starter from their…
May 28, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Tim Stauffer today at Nationals Park. After an eventful Friday night at the ballpark, capped by Michael Morse's walk-off homer, the Nationals and Padres are back at it this afternoon. And the biggest question on everyone's mind, of course, is: Will Teddy actually win the…
May 28, 2011, 4:44 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Michael Morse is mobbed at the plate after hitting the game-winning homer. At the end of a long night — after John Lannan had tossed 7 2/3 brilliant innings, after Drew Storen had blown his first save of the year, after a massive storm had disrupted the fourth inning, after Jerry Hairston…
May 28, 2011, 3:13 AM EDT
The Nationals placed left-hander Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list following tonight's win with inflammation in his throwing elbow, leaving the club searching for someone to start Sunday's series finale against the Padres. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, the day after Gorzelanny allowed six runs in five innings against the Brewers. The 28-year-old…
May 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT
Though he acknowledges he will need surgery to repair a significant tear of the labrum in his left shoulder, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche remains hopeful he can come back to play in the next month and avoid the procedure until after the season. LaRoche, who went on the 15-day disabled list Monday after getting…
May 27, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT
Updated at 11:30 p.m. with Werth’s postgame quotes Nationals manager Jim Riggleman met with Jayson Werth Friday afternoon, trying to get some clarity about what his right fielder meant two days earlier when he said “things need to change” with this struggling club. According to Riggleman, the meeting produced a “very good conversation” during which…
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SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
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TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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