May 16, 2010, 3:17 AM EST
DENVER — The Nationals designated outfielder Willy Taveras for assignment following tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Rockies and announced outfielder Mike Morse will be activated off the 15-day disabled list tomorrow. Taveras’ time had been numbered for a while. He hit .200 (7-for-35) with four RBI in 27 games, coming almost exclusively off the bench.…
May 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano meets Jason Hammel in the nightcap of the doubleheader DENVER — The Nationals have been good all season about shaking off tough losses and rebounding the next time out. Well, they'll only have about three hours to forget this afternoon's 6-2 defeat to the Rockies before…
May 15, 2010, 10:37 PM EST
DENVER — Livan Hernandez has lost only twice in seven starts this season. Both came at the hands of Ubaldo Jimenez. Livo, though, can’t help but admire what the Rockies’ young ace is doing this year. The rest of the baseball world may just now be getting to know Ubaldo, but Hernandez has been following…
May 15, 2010, 9:17 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez allowed three runs over seven innings but took the loss. Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ubaldo Jimenez dominated again, improving to 7-1. Read more »
May 15, 2010, 4:08 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The forecast is shaky again … but let's play two! DENVER — This could be a long day of baseball. Even if the weather holds out, the Nationals and Rockies will play two today: the makeup from last night's rainout at 2:10 p.m. EDT and then the regularly…
May 15, 2010, 12:40 AM EST
DENVER — Even as his club won ballgames through the season’s first month-plus, Jim Riggleman insisted his Nationals still weren’t playing up to their full capabilities. Offensively, he felt like this team had yet to click on all cylinders. Well, if the last week is any indication, it appears the Nats’ lineup is revving up…
May 14, 2010, 11:45 PM EST
DENVER — Just because there's no game tonight doesn't mean there isn't news to report from the Nationals clubhouse, so let's get right to it… – Jason Marquis had successful surgery today in Cincinnati to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The team is now saying it will be eight weeks before he's ready…
May 14, 2010, 11:13 PM EST
DENVER — Tonight’s game against the Rockies has been postponed due to rain. The two clubs have scheduled a day-night doubleheader for tomorrow, with the first game starting at 2:10 p.m. EDT and the nightcap starting at 8:10 p.m. EDT. Ubaldo Jimenez will face Livan Hernandez in the opener, with Luis Atilano meeting Jason Hammel…
May 14, 2010, 9:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER More rain is expected tonight at Coors Field. DENVER — The pitching matchup of the young season takes place tonight at Coors Field. Who would have guessed that matchup would involve Ubaldo Jimenez and Livan Hernandez? Jimenez, of course, has enjoyed a breakout six weeks, tossing his no-hitter…
May 14, 2010, 4:43 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman's all-around play is just one reason the Nats are 20-15. DENVER — Walking out of Coors Field late last night, a couple of Denver writers were raving to me about the Nationals club that had just thumped the Rockies, 14-6. "That looks like a pretty good…
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