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  1. "He was white as a sheet"

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg was pulled in the fourth inning with "heat-related issues." ATLANTA — The official temperature at Turner Field when Stephen Strasburg took the mound Saturday afternoon was 104 degrees. One hour earlier, as Strasburg was getting ready to warm up for his start against the Braves, that number actually sat at…

  2. Instant analysis: Braves 7, Nats 5

    Jun 30, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg departed after only three innings with "heat-related issues." Game in a nutshell: The thermometer read 104 degrees at gametime, an all-time record in Atlanta, and that spelled trouble for Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. Strasburg lasted only three innings before he had to be pulled with "heat-related issues," and that…

  3. Game 76: Nats at Braves

    Jun 30, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg takes the mound in scorching-hot Atlanta today. ATLANTA — I know it was a rough night and has been a rough day for many of you back in the D.C. area. Here's hoping everyone is managing to stay cool and that some of you are getting…

  4. A defining blast for Morse

    Jun 30, 2012, 4:42 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo The Nationals' dugout was all smiles after Michael Morse's go-ahead home run. ATLANTA — As he grabbed a bat and helmet before the eighth inning Friday night, Michael Morse stopped to let manager Davey Johnson his hamstring was acting up a little bit and that he might need a pinch-runner if he…

  5. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Braves 4

    Jun 30, 2012, 2:52 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Tyler Clippard is congratulated after escaping a ninth-inning jam. Game in a nutshell: Apparently, the Nationals' scoring barrage this week wasn't entirely a product of Coors Field. Those bats were nearly as hot here in Atlanta, leading to a 15-hit night. Michael Morse led the charge with four hits, Ryan Zimmerman added…

  6. Storen likely 2 weeks from return

    Jun 29, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

    ATLANTA — Drew Storen took another important step today in his return from elbow surgery — one of his final steps — when he threw 40 pitches to live hitters in the cage at Turner Field prior to the Nationals' series opener against the Braves. Though the Nationals aren't setting an exact timetable for the…

  7. Game 75: Nats at Braves

    Jun 29, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open a big, three-game series at Turner Field tonight. ATLANTA — The Nationals' long, 10-day road trip enters its final leg tonight here in Atlanta, where the thermometer has been reading triple-digits all afternoon with no signs of cooling down. Into this caldron of fire steps…

  8. All-Star odds

    Jun 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is making a late push for All-Star consideration. Fan voting for the 83rd All-Star Game officially came to an end at midnight, so if you were planning a last-minute ballot-stuffing barrage in support of the Nationals, you're too late. Not that it was likely to do much good. The chance…

  9. Instant analysis: Rockies 11, Nats 10 (11)

    Jun 28, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson gave up eight early runs but remarkably got off the hook. Game in a nutshell: Remember everyone was complaining about the Nationals' impotent lineup and its inability to generate anything of consequence? Nothing a few days at Coors Field can't fix. For the third straight day, the Nationals tallied at…

  10. Game 74: Nats at Rockies

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats try to win three in a row at Coors Field this afternoon. Having thoroughly decimated the Rockies' MLB-worst pitching staff over the last two night, the Nationals today try to do it once again. And once again, they'll be facing a struggling left-hander in Josh Outman, whose name sounds…



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