Jul 9, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT
In part two of Kelli Johnson’s sitdown with Davey Johnson, the Nationals manager talks about his new expectations for the team at the halfway point. Now that he has seen them for half of a season, he doesn’t expect anything less than a division title.
Jul 8, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire Win number 50 will have to wait for the Washington Nationals as uncharacteristic mistakes made late by their bullpen doomed another solid start by Jordan Zimmermann. The Colorado Rockies send the Nats into the All-Star break with 4-3 loss determined by two wild pitches to bring the tying and winning runs home. …
Jul 8, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire Rockies 4, Nationals 3 Game in a nutshell: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann got roughed up a little in the second inning, but was able to settle in after the second and finished with one earned run and three hits through seven innings of work. Unfortunately his gem was squandered by uncharacteristic mistakes…
Jul 8, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT
Bryce Harper spoke to reporters shortly after finding out he was named an All-Star last night. Here is video of his initial reaction to hearing he would be headed to Kansas City as the youngest position player in MLB history to participate in the game.
Jul 8, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chase Hughes here for the final game of the Nationals vs. Rockies series and the final game before the All-Star Break. Mark will pick things up tomorrow for what should be an exciting week for Nationals fans. Jordan Zimmermann will pitch for the Nationals in his 17th…
Jul 8, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT
Last night after the Nationals’ win over the Rockies, and moments after it broke that Bryce Harper was named to the All-Star team, manager Davey Johnson was asked to compare Harper and Dwight Gooden. Harper at 19 is the youngest position player in MLB history to receive the honor, and Johnson also managed Gooden when…
Jul 8, 2012, 1:40 AM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire For Nationals’ starter Gio Gonzalez, a native of Hialeah, Florida, triple-digit heat and humidity is just part of the game of baseball. On Saturday afternoon he battled through 102 pitches in record heat, but left with his 12th victory of the season in the Nationals’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies in…
Jul 8, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire Bryce Harper will be an All-Star after all. After Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton withdrew from the game due to a right knee injury on Saturday, National League manager Tony La Russa selected the Nationals’ phenom for the team’s final roster spot. At 19 years old, Harper will become the youngest position player…
Jul 7, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT
Photo courtesy of US-Presswire Nationals 4, Rockies 1 Game in a nutshell: The Nationals took an early lead with a solo home run to opposite field by Ian Desmond in the second inning. Colorado tied the game in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, but Washington found their stroke in the 6th inning by scoring…
Jul 7, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will not participate in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game due to left oblique soreness, the team announced on Saturday afternoon. Desmond met with team doctors and management before making the call. “It’s definitely a tough decision. It’s one that we spent quite a few days kind of mulling over. But in…
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