Jul 16, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT
MIAMI — Matt Capps hasn't had much of a chance to catch his breath since departing Washington for Anaheim late Sunday afternoon. Between the cross-country flight, the All-Star Game and all its festivities, a quick trip home to Tampa and then the final jaunt to Miami to rejoin the Nationals for this weekend's series, Capps'…
Jul 16, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT
MIAMI — When the Nationals optioned Luis Atilano to Class AAA Syracuse last weekend, the club made it clear the demotion would only be temporary and that the right-hander would rejoin the rotation to serve as the No. 5 starter out of the All-Star break. Atilano, though, struggled mightily in his first (and presumably only)…
Jul 16, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sun Life Stadium, the cavernous home of the Florida Marlins. MIAMI — Good afternoon from the home of the Florida Marlins, which during the 17 years of their existence has boasted only seven different names: Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, Pro Player Park, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium,…
Jul 16, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT
After a nice, four-day respite, the Nationals are back to work tonight, opening a 10-game road trip through Florida, Cincinnati and Milwaukee that will serve as a significant test for this club. That may explain, in part, why Jim Riggleman is going with Stephen Strasburg right out of the gate tonight against the Marlins. He's…
Jul 15, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT
It's a big day here at Nats Insider world headquarters. Just as we're gearing up for the season's second half, we've hit a big milestone. Yes, this website drew its 1 millionth page view this morning. Thank you to everyone for making this possible and for continuing to make this site a must-read for Nationals…
Jul 14, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman has set a high standard for himself, which affects his grade. OK, class, settle down. Time to pay attention. I've gone through all of your midterm exams and now it's time to tell you how you did. I'm pleased to report that several of you did…
Jul 13, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Angels Angel Stadium, site of tonight's All-Star Game. For all its flaws — and it has several — Major League Baseball's All-Star Game remains by far the best of the all-star competitions held in all the major sports. There's still something about the midsummer classic that makes it … well, a…
Jul 13, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT
Though their 39-50 record at the All-Star break represents a 12-game improvement from 2009, the Nationals hardly feel like they reached their full potential during the season’s first half. Has progress been made? Yes. But, as Jim Riggleman put it: “It’s kind of been a step forward and then a slow down. I won’t say…
Jul 12, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg's arrival highlighted the first half of the Nationals' season. Was the first half of the Nationals' season eventful? Is Ed "Too Tall" Jones too tall? Quite a bit has happened in NatsTown since Barack Obama threw out the first pitch on April 5, from that Opening…
Jul 11, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals stranded 13 men on base in today's loss. As much as the Nationals have tried to view this season as 162 individual games, never looking back or looking forward, it was tough for everyone to pack their bags this afternoon and not embark on the All-Star…
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