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  1. Game 80: Giants at Nats

    Jul 5, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for the sweep tonight at Nationals Park. It's been a while since the Nationals last played a ballgame under anything less than extreme conditions, and it doesn't appear that's going to change anytime soon. The thermometer is approaching triple digits today and will still read…

  2. On Solano, Tracy and throwbacks

    Jul 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jhonatan Solano clubbed his second career homer during yesterday's win. Some Thursday morning leftovers and look-aheads as you get back to the grind following what hopefully was an enjoyable and safe Independence Day… — Jhonatan Solano was summoned to make his big-league debut five weeks ago, only after a string of injuries…

  3. Almost halfway to finishing the job

    Jul 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper congratulates Ryan Zimmerman on his fifth-inning homer. They have every reason right now to pat themselves on the back, to go watch fireworks explode over the National Mall knowing they've got the best record in the NL by three games and the best record in the NL East by 4…

  4. Instant analysis: Nats 9, Giants 4

    Jul 4, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson labored in the first inning but rebounded after that. Game in a nutshell: In the first morning game in Nationals history, the home team came out of the gates a bit sluggish. Edwin Jackson gave up three runs in the top of the first, and Giants starter Madison Bumgarner faced…

  5. Game 79: Giants at Nats

    Jul 4, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's Independence Day at Nationals Park, and we've got morning baseball. Here's something I'm not sure I've ever typed before: Good morning from the ballpark! Yes, we've got an extremely rare starting time today, with first pitch scheduled for 11:05 a.m. The Nats' thinking behind all this: Give…

  6. Lineup keeps on clicking

    Jul 4, 2012, 4:14 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Even Jordan Zimmermann contributed to the Nats' offensive onslaught Tuesday night. There was a time — not all that long ago, really — when the Nationals fielded a lineup that if lucky might scrape together just enough runs to make a fantastic pitching performance hold up. That was one week ago. It…

  7. Instant analysis: Nats 9, Giants 3

    Jul 4, 2012, 3:09 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond clubbed his 14th homer of the season to lead the Nats' attack. Game in a nutshell: What looked like an intriguing pitching matchup between Jordan Zimmermann and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum instead turned into a lopsided Nationals victory. A lineup that has resurrected itself over the last…

  8. All-Star door opens back up for Harper

    Jul 3, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper doesn't have to contend with Chipper Jones in the Final Vote anymore. He's spent the better part of the last three days insisting he didn't deserve to go to the All-Star Game over Chipper Jones, but Bryce Harper doesn't have to worry about that anymore. And the Nationals rookie outfielder…

  9. Storen ready for rehab, Wang to DL

    Jul 3, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:02 p.m. Drew Storen is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac on Thursday, putting the Nationals reliever on track to come off the disabled list for the club's first game after next week's All-Star break. Storen (out since spring training with a bone spur in his elbow) will make…

  10. Game 78: Giants at Nats

    Jul 3, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Tim Lincecum tonight at Nationals Park. It's a sizzling late afternoon in July in the nation's capital, and it'll be a little warmer than usual when Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the start of tonight's game against the Giants, with a rare 6:35 p.m.…

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