Jul 21, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT
Updated at 6:18 p.m. CINCINNATI — Luis Atilano, who hasn't produced a quality start in nearly a month, is "unlikely" to make his next scheduled start due to an arm issue according to manager Jim Riggleman. Riggleman said the rookie right-hander, who allowed five runs in four innings last night, appears to be dealing with…
Jul 21, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg will battle the Reds (and possibly the weather) tonight. CINCINNATI — In an absolute shocking development, it's hot and muggy again today in Cincinnati, with intermittent storms passing through. Same as Monday. Same as yesterday. Same as it's supposed to be tomorrow. Which means Stephen Strasburg…
Jul 21, 2010, 5:51 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano can't corral Mike Leake's fourth-inning comebacker. CINCINNATI — Adam Dunn sat in a folding chair in the middle of the Nationals' clubhouse, hunched over a laptop screen and watching video of Bronson Arroyo, the Reds' next scheduled starter. Josh Willingham sat right next to him, doing…
Jul 21, 2010, 12:35 AM EDT
[UPDATED AT 10:23 P.M.] CINCINNATI — The Nationals have agreed to terms with top Cuban right-hander Yuneski Maya, pending a physical. Club officials would not confirm the signing, though they also wouldn't deny a report of the signing by ESPNdeportes.com, and general manager Mike Rizzo spoke openly about the abilities of a pitcher who could…
Jul 20, 2010, 10:13 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Pat Listach could get consideration for the Cubs' managerial job. CINCINNATI — Several quick-hit items to share before tonight's game gets underway. (Though with rain falling, thunder booming and the tarp on the field, it's possible this one is delayed a bit.)… – Jim Riggleman has Ian Desmond…
Jul 20, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano returns to the Nats' rotation tonight to face the Reds' Mike Leake. CINCINNATI — It's another warm, muggy day along the banks of the Ohio River, with a chance of evening storms again threatening. Last night's rain really didn't seem to affect anything; both J.D. Martin…
Jul 20, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn has drawn interest, but the Nats aren’t inclined to trade him. CINCINNATI — Though he continues to field inquiries from opposing general managers, Mike Rizzo is not actively shopping potential trade candidates Adam Dunn, Josh Willingham or Matt Capps in the final weeks before the July…
Jul 20, 2010, 4:28 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ivan Rodriguez has fallen into a prolonged slump after his hot start to the season. CINCINNATI — Over the course of 20 seasons in the big leagues, Ivan Rodriguez has experienced every possible scenario on the baseball field and in the clubhouse. He's won, he's lost, he's gone…
Jul 20, 2010, 3:20 AM EDT
CINCINNATI — The Nationals recalled right-hander Luis Atilano from Class AAA following tonight’s game and optioned outfielder Justin Maxwell back to Syracuse, a roster move that had been expected for more than a week. Atilano will start tomorrow night’s game against the Reds after a brief demotion during the All-Star break. The rookie hurler struggled…
Jul 20, 2010, 12:10 AM EDT
CINCINNATI — By any statistical measure, Nyjer Morgan is having the worst season of his career. And at this stage of the summer, it’s going to be difficult for the Nationals’ center fielder to turn things completely around and salvage some final numbers close to his career norm. But if you’re looking for the slightest…
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