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…
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)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jul 2, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT
The Nationals will need to call up a spot starter for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, and Ross Detwiler is the likely choice. Manager Davey Johnson acknowledged the club will promote someone from its farm system instead of asking left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to return on short rest. He wouldn't reveal the name of the soon-to-be…
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…
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