Sep 19, 2012, 11:13 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ian Desmond turns a double play in the top of the first inning. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals' 2012 season will extend to at least a 163rd game. And if you don't think that's significant, you don't fully appreciate the mostly sad history of Washington baseball. With a victory in the…
Sep 19, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .332 with 19 homers and 62 RBI over his last 75 games. Upon receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder on June 24, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman acknowledged he might need another one (or more) before season’s end. Nearly three months later, the time finally…
Sep 19, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Aaron Harang in the opener of today's doubleheader. The sky is blue, there's a breeze blowing in from the north, there's a chill in the air. Yep, meaningful late-September baseball has arrived in D.C. And since it's such a beautiful day, why don't they just…
Sep 19, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and the Nats have a chance to clinch a playoff berth tonight. Last night's rainout created an old-fashioned, single-admission doubleheader for the Nationals and Dodgers later today. It also created a scenario in which the Nats could end the night having clinched the city's first playoff berth since 1933. With…
Sep 18, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa hopes to return to the lineup for Wednesday’s doubleheader. As he tried to swing at pitches during Sunday night’s game in Atlanta, unable to generate any power or bat speed with his left shoulder, Danny Espinosa started fearing the worst. “I thought it was a labrum tear,” he said. An…
Sep 18, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park was soaked by heavy rains this afternoon. Updated at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's series opener between the Nationals and Dodgers has been postponed due to the heavy storms sweeping through the area this afternoon and evening. The two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Wednesday, beginning at…
Sep 18, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT
Individual tickets for potential National League Wild Card or Division Series game will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Nationals. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling (888) 632-6287 on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the…
Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson's Nationals lead the Braves by 5 games with 16 to play. Ryan Zimmerman probably put it best late Sunday night, after the Nationals had been swept by the Braves to see their once-commanding lead in the NL East suddenly appear in jeopardy. "There's two weeks left of playing baseball," Zimmerman…
Sep 17, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Danny Espinosa is getting an MRI on his ailing left shoulder this afternoon. ATLANTA — It's unclear just how long Danny Espinosa has been dealing with pain in his left shoulder, or what effect it's had on his performance. But this much is certain: Something about Espinosa wasn't right over the…
Sep 17, 2012, 5:10 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Bourn eludes Kurt Suzuki’s tag to score a key seventh-inning run. ATLANTA — Davey Johnson ambled through an otherwise silent clubhouse late Sunday night — black sweater, khaki slacks, white sneakers — and started cracking jokes to every player he encountered. The Nationals had just lost a sloppy game to the…
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