Aug 1, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
July has transitioned into August, and that means it’s time both to look back at the trade deadline and look ahead to a pennant race that is about to turn an already-blazing D.C. summer even hotter. CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak will join me this afternoon for a taping of the…
Aug 1, 2012, 4:19 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jesus Flores tries to calm Stephen Strasburg down during a frustrating start. Stephen Strasburg wasn’t thinking about the after-effects of Tommy John surgery as he slogged his way through a ragged, four-inning start Tuesday night in an 8-0 loss to the Phillies. He paid no attention to his right elbow as he…
Aug 1, 2012, 2:04 AM EDT
US Presswire photo The Phillies' Kevin Frandsen clubbed his first big-league homer in five years. Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg on the mound. A depleted and demoralized Phillies club waving the white flag on the season. Might as well just pencil that curly W in the book before this one even gets star… er,…
Jul 31, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo didn’t feel the need to make a trade today. Updated at 6:00 p.m. As every other NL contender around them made waves in the hours and minutes leading up to today’s trade deadline, the Nationals made a self-evaluation and determined their best course right now was…
Jul 31, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The suddenly reconfigured Phillies open a series tonight at Nationals Park. Well, the trade deadline has come and gone and the Nationals — as expected — stuck with what they already had, electing not to give up prospects for a veteran catcher, infielder or starting pitcher and perhaps…
Jul 31, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT
With less than one hour remaining until MLB’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Nationals have added a key, veteran bat to their bench … just not via a trade. Chad Tracy has been activated off the 15-day disabled list, a move that brings the most productive pinch-hitter in the majors back to the Nationals two…
Jul 31, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT
Mark joined Julie Donaldson on SportsNet Central last night to discuss the Nationals heading into the trade deadline. Towards the end of the segment he talked specifically about the absence of Ian Desmond and whether John Lannan may be the replacement for Stephen Strasburg in September.
Jul 31, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire file photo Mike Rizzo may not be on his phone that much today. Updated at 3:00 p.m. There are, depending on which direction the wind is blowing at any given moment, 18 teams with a halfway legitimate shot at reaching baseball's postseason right now. And nearly every one of those 18 teams is…
Jul 30, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT
After spending much of the season trying to fill vacancies created by injuries, the Nationals are about to get a couple of key veterans back from the disabled list. Both Chad Tracy and Jayson Werth are expected to be activated off the DL during this week's homestand, with Tracy perhaps joining the active roster as…
Jul 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Michael Morse is congratulated after hitting his game-tying homer in the ninth. The images from the defining moment of Sunday's dramatic, 11-10 victory in Milwaukee were striking and memorable. Michael Morse with left arm raised as he watched his game-tying home run in the ninth inning sneak over the right-field wall at…
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