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  1. LaRoche still hopes to play in ’11

    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…

  2. Riggleman meets with Werth

    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…

  3. Game 50: Padres at Nats

    May 27, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a dismal road trip, the Nationals return home tonight to face the Padres. There's no sugar-coating this: The Nationals are reeling right now. They've lost five in a row, having just dropped seven of eight on the road. Their $126 million right fielder made some cryptic comments…

  4. Series preview: Padres at Nats

    May 27, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Clayton Richard (2-5, 4.85) vs. LHP John Lannan (2-5, 5.03)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMSaturday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Tim Stauffer (0-3, 3.88) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-5, 3.98)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Dustin Moseley (1-6, 3.55) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-4,…

  5. Beltway Baseball Live – 5/26/11

    May 26, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Thanks for watching today’s live edition of Beltway Baseball at 2 p.m. If you missed the show, you’re in luck — here’s the full episode for you viewing pleasure.

  6. The good, the bad, the ugly

    May 26, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond has committed just one error in his last 24 games. It's an off-day for the Nationals, and it comes at a good time for a club stuck in a five-game losing streak at the end of a dismal, 1-7 road trip through New York, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Perhaps the best…

  7. Game 49: Nats at Brewers

    May 25, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats need to win today to avoid a sweep at Miller Park. After a blowout loss Monday night and a gut-wrenching loss last night, the Nationals are right back on the field at Miller Park this afternoon for their series finale with the Brewers. Milwaukee sends newly acquired ace Zack Greinke…

  8. Game 48: Nats at Brewers

    May 24, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats and Brewers meet again tonight at Miller Park. As expected, the Nationals have activated Rick Ankiel off the DL this afternoon. The outfielder, who missed 19 days with a sprained wrist, will be in uniform at Miller Park and available to play. He won't, however, be in the Nats' lineup.…

  9. MLB completes review of Guillen’s death

    May 24, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

    A review by Major League Baseball has concluded Nationals minor leaguer Yewri Guillen died of an infection in the brain that was the result of an aggressive sinus infection, not bacterial meningitis as the team originally believed. MLB medical director Dr. Gary Green conducted the review, with guidance from the sport’s Medical Advisory Committee, after…

  10. Gut-check time for Nationals

    May 24, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth and his teammates have arrived at a critical juncture of the season. Remember how good everyone felt Friday night after the Nationals exploded for a club-record 17 runs, as if a 2-ton anvil had been lifted from their shoulders? Let's see what's happened since… – Adam LaRoche finally acknowledged his…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
ATLANTA 76 77 13.0
MIAMI 74 79 15.0
NEW YORK 74 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Friday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 66 1.5
ST. LOUIS 86 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 69 5.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 70 6.0 --
MILWAUKEE 79 75 10.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Friday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

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ON THE RADIO

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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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