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  1. Versatile Nix proving invaluable

    Jul 5, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Laynce Nix has played admirably through nagging injuries and position changes. Before the top of the seventh inning yesterday afternoon, Davey Johnson approached Laynce Nix with a simple question: "When's the last time you played first base?" Nix told his manager he didn't think he'd done it since high school. To which…

  2. "It was time to make something happen"

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is congratulated by Ian Desmond upon scoring the winning run. Jayson Werth stood at second base, watching as Cubs reliever Marcos Mateo departed the field alongside a trainer and Carlos Marmol entered from the bullpen without advance warning. He watched Marmol warm up, taking as much time as he needed…

  3. Game 86: Cubs at Nats

    Jul 4, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Casey Coleman on Independence Day at Nationals Park. It's the Fourth of July, and where would you rather be than at a ballgame in the nation's capital? (Well, maybe you'd rather be in Harrisburg for Bryce Harper's Class AA debut tonight, but that's another story.)…

  4. Harper promoted to AA Harrisburg

    Jul 4, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Updated at 1:05 p.m. The Nationals promoted top prospect Bryce Harper to Class AA Harrisburg today, a move that had been anticipated for some time but still carried some element of surprise given the organization’s decision to have the 18-year-old outfielder skip one level of its farm system. Harper, who spent the season’s first three…

  5. Series preview: Cubs at Nats

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Monday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-7, 2.63) vs. RHP Casey Coleman (2-4, 7.78)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (6-6, 4.53 at AAA) vs. RHP Ramon Ortiz (6-3, 4.26 at AAA)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 3.77)…

  6. Banged-up Nats beaten up by Bucs

    Jul 3, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jason Marquis gave up seven runs in only 1 1/3 innings. The left fielder and cleanup hitter is already banged-up, dealing with a nagging Achilles’ tendon strain. The first baseman and potential All-Star sat out Sunday’s game with a bruised forearm and could miss another day. The $126 million right fielder had…

  7. Clippard is All-Star, Morse still up for vote

    Jul 3, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard earned his first career All-Star selection. Tyler Clippard was selected for the National League All-Star team this afternoon, a rare honor for a setup man who has dominated opposing hitters for two seasons but doesn’t often get recognition for it. “Pretty shocking,” the Nationals reliever said moments after learning the…

  8. Game 85: Pirates at Nats

    Jul 3, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Kevin Correia today at Nationals Park. Despite their obvious struggles at the plate (coughJaysonWerthcoughRyanZimmerman) the Nationals still find themselves in position today to take three of four from the Pirates and get their record back over the .500 mark. To do that, they'll need to…

  9. Digging deep into his bag of tricks

    Jul 3, 2011, 4:34 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel slides in safely with the go-ahead run in the eighth. This is not the style of baseball Davey Johnson wants his Washington Nationals to play. Scraping together the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth on a hit batter, two walks, a double steal, a throwing error…

  10. Game 84: Pirates at Nats

    Jul 2, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It'll be John Lannan vs. Brad Lincoln in Game 2 of the doubleheader. After a frustrating, 5-3 loss in the opener of today's doubleheader, the Nationals are right back on the field for the nightcap. They'll need a win to get back to the .500 mark. John Lannan…

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