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  1. Stairs DFA’d to clear space for Gomes

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

    Updated at 5:08 p.m. Needing to clear a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Nationals designated Matt Stairs for assignment today, likely ending the veteran's career after 19 seasons. The Nationals signed Stairs over the winter, hoping even at the age of 43 he could provide a potent bat off the bench.…

  2. Beltway Baseball Live – 7/27/11

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    It's turning into an eventful week for the Nationals, who yesterday made a trade for Jonny Gomes, continue to field calls about Jason Marquis and others, will make a roster move today to clear space for Chien-Ming Wang to make his much-awaited Nats debut on Friday and last night got trounced by the Marlins to…

  3. Approaching the "boiling point"

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:57 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman reacts after striking out in the eighth. Since taking over the manager’s office at Nationals Park one month ago, Davey Johnson has maintained an even-keel demeanor, never getting too high after wins, never lashing out after losses. After an 11-2 thumping at the hands of the Marlins Tuesday night, one…

  4. Harris clarifies Harper-Robinson comparison

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EST

    Nationals director of player development Doug Harris issued a statement Tuesday evening clarifying remarks he made in a Sports Illustrated article about Bryce Harper in which he compared the scrutiny the 18-year-old phenom is facing to the pressure Jackie Robinson faced after breaking baseball’s color barrier. In the SI article written by Tom Verducci, Harris…

  5. Nats acquire Gomes for 2 minor leaguers

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:07 PM EST

    Updated at 9:00 p.m. The Nationals have acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Reds in exchange for minor leaguers Bill Rhinehart and Chris Manno, a subtle move designed to add a veteran bat to their bench in advance of Sunday’s trade deadline. Gomes, 30, was hitting .211 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and a .336…

  6. Game 102: Marlins at Nats

    Jul 26, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals are finally back home tonight against the Marlins. It's been 16 days since a ballgame was last played at Nationals Park, a long stretch that finally comes to end tonight when the Nationals host the Marlins in the first game of a key, nine-game homestand that…

  7. Series preview: Marlins at Nats

    Jul 26, 2011, 2:16 PM EST

    Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-7, 4.08) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-8, 3.00)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Javier Vazquez (6-9, 5.35) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-9, 4.04)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Thursday, 12:35 p.m. — LHP Brad Hand (1-3, 2.77)…

  8. Important week ahead

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Victory has often been just out of the Nationals' reach since the All-Star break. It's been more than two weeks since the Nationals were last seen in the District, two weeks that saw one of baseball's hottest clubs hit the All-Star break with a .500 record, then stumble out of the restart…

  9. Wang to start Friday vs. Mets

    Jul 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EST

    Chien-Ming Wang will start Friday night against the Mets, the right-hander’s first big-league appearance in more than two years, the Nationals announced Sunday evening. The announcement came hours after Wang made his sixth (and final) minor-league rehab start, allowing five runs and eight hits over five innings for Class AAA Syracuse against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was…

  10. Game 101: Nats at Dodgers

    Jul 24, 2011, 5:54 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo The Nationals face the Dodgers today in the rubber game of their series. On July 7, the Nationals stormed out to an 8-0 lead against the Cubs, then proceeded to blow it in stunning fashion and lose 10-9. Since that night, they've gone 4-8, falling from two games over .500 to…

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