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  1. Why Strasburg in September makes sense

    Aug 5, 2011, 2:28 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg has packed his bags and is leaving Viera. It's been nearly one year since Stephen Strasburg last threw a pitch in the major leagues, that fateful, 91-mph changeup to Domonic Brown in Philadelphia in which the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow snapped and derailed perhaps the most-hyped rookie…

  2. Game 111: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 4, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. Though they lost yesterday's series finale to the Braves, the Nationals played much better baseball over the second half of their homestand (once the trade deadline passed) than they did over the first half. Now, they begin their final three-city road trip of the…

  3. Series preview: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:34 PM EST

    Thursday, 8:40 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (1-0, 2.35) vs. RHP Esmil Rogers (4-1, 7.31)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Friday, 8:40 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.12) vs. RHP Juan Nicasio (4-3, 3.95)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 8:10 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (6-10, 4.08)…

  4. Nats can’t climb out of early hole

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:57 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang fell to 0-2 in two starts since coming off the DL. Digging yourself into a six-run hole and hoping to climb out of it against arguably the best bullpen in the majors? Not exactly a blueprint for success. Yet here the Nationals stood in the bottom of the sixth inning…

  5. Strasburg likely Sunday in Hagerstown

    Aug 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg will make his first start in an organized game since undergoing Tommy John surgery Sunday in Hagerstown, provided the Nationals right-hander experiences no setbacks before then. According to manager Davey Johnson, Strasburg will throw off a bullpen mound Thursday at the club's spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Assuming that goes well, the…

  6. Game 110: Braves at Nats

    Aug 3, 2011, 2:53 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Winners of four straight, the Nationals attempt to sweep the Braves today. When Chien-Ming Wang took the mound at Nationals Park five days ago, there was no expectation for how he might perform in his first big-league appearance in more than two years. In the end, the clearly…

  7. Takeout leads to breakout

    Aug 3, 2011, 4:07 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Jonny Gomes’ takeout slide of David Ross set up Rick Ankiel’s grand slam. The ball screamed off Rick Ankiel’s bat and soared toward center field, bringing four runners across the plate and the crowd at Nationals Park to its feet. That fourth-inning grand slam put the Nationals on top of the Braves…

  8. Game 109: Braves at Nats

    Aug 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to make it four in a row tonight against the Braves. It's been an up-and-down season for the Nationals, who are suddenly back on an upswing, having won three straight. Two big reasons for that: Rick Ankiel and Jayson Werth, who have each caught fire.…

  9. Strasburg ready to leave Viera

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg completed the final task his six-month rehabilitation process in Viera, Fla., this morning, pitching a three-inning, simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex. Next up for the 23-year-old right-hander: A 30-day minor-league rehab stint that should begin early next week and put him on course to return to the Nationals in early…

  10. Beltway Baseball Live – 8/2/11

    Aug 2, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    The trade deadline has passed, Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston are gone, Drew Storen is still here and Stephen Strasburg is very close to pitching again. Chase Hughes and I discussed all that — and showed exclusive video of Strasburg making his final simulated game appearance in Viera — at 1 p.m. today during our…

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