Jul 2, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces James McDonald in Game 1 of today's doubleheader. Who wants to play two for the price of one? Yes, we've got an old-fashioned doubleheader today at Nationals Park. This afternoon's game is a makeup from the May 17 (non-)rainout between these two teams, and it…
Jul 2, 2011, 4:25 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Matt Stairs is congratulated by Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos. There’s a certain level of trust a manager must give his players if he wants them to succeed, an acknowledgment on his part that he believes in each of the 25 individuals on his roster. And he must display that trust in…
Jul 1, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT
In his previous managerial stints, Davey Johnson never shied away from speaking his mind. Eleven years away from the big-league game haven’t changed that. Before making his home debut as manager of the Nationals, Johnson outlined a number of changes he’d like to see made to his roster, changes he believes will make him more…
Jul 1, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a wild road trip, the Nats are back in town for a long homestand. Let's see, the last time the Nationals played at home, they had just capped a sweep of the Mariners, surged above the .500 mark, leaving the crowd ecstatic … only to find out…
Jul 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT
The Nationals have placed utilityman Jerry Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist and activated outfielder Rick Ankiel off the DL to take his roster spot. Hairston was injured Wednesday evening in Anaheim when he was struck in the wrist by a Dan Haren fastball. Though X-rays revealed the small fracture,…
Jul 1, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.77) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 4.18)TV: MASN2Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 3:35 p.m. — RHP James McDonald (5-4, 4.12) vs. LHP John Lannan (5-5, 3.48)Game 2, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Brad Lincoln (6-7, 4.14 at AAA) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-8, 3.81) TV: MASN2 (Game…
Jun 30, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals have hovered around .500, even with Jayson Werth hitting .223. Transport yourself back to March 31, as the Nationals were taking the field on Opening Day, and consider how you would have felt knowing these following facts would be true three months later: 1) Ryan Zimmerman would spend nine weeks…
Jun 29, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to avoid a series sweep this evening at Angel Stadium. Davey Johnson mentioned the other night the need to perhaps give a couple of ailing guys some rest, especially with a scheduled day off tomorrow in advance of the homestand. So it's perhaps not…
Jun 29, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT
The Nationals have signed veteran left-hander J.C. Romero to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Class AAA Syracuse, according to a club source. Romero, 35, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on June 16 after losing his late-inning role to fellow relievers Antonio Bastardo and Mike Stutes. He posted a 3.86 ERA in…
Jun 29, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT
Thanks to everyone who watched today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, where we discussed the chaotic managerial events of the last week, plus Jayson Werth's struggles, trade rumors involving Jason Marquis and Tyler Clippard and this weekend's announcement of All-Star selections. If you missed the show, here's the full episode, broken into two parts. Part…
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