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  1. Nats get 3 (maybe 4) All-Stars

    Jul 1, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:45 p.m. ATLANTA — For six years, the Nationals sent their mandatory one representative to the All-Star Game. Some (Alfonso Soriano in 2006, Ryan Zimmerman in 2009) truly were worthy. Others (Dmitri Young in 2007, Cristian Guzman in 2008) felt more like token appearances. Then came Sunday morning in the visitors clubhouse at…

  2. Instant analysis: Nats 8, Braves 4

    Jul 1, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and four RBI to continue his offensive surge. Game in a nutshell: On the day they learned they'll be sending at least three (and maybe four) players to Kansas City for the All-Star Game, the Nationals turned to one of their former All-Stars for some more offensive…

  3. Game 77: Nats at Braves

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats face the Braves one more time at overheated Turner Field. ATLANTA — The good news: It's a bit cooler today in Atlanta than it was yesterday when the city's all-time record high temperature of 106 degrees was set. The bad news: "Cooler" in this case is…

  4. "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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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