Jun 22, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT
Still aglow more than 13 hours after Wilson Ramos' titanic blast capped the Nationals' remarkable, 6-5 victory over the Mariners? You're probably not alone. And if you need a mid-day, pick-me-up, just re-watch the Ramos homer and listen to the various calls, from Johnny Holliday and F.P. Santangelo on MASN to Charlie Slowes and Dave…
Jun 22, 2011, 5:09 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos leaps into a sea of teammates at the plate. The ball connected off Wilson Ramos’ bat with such force, nobody inside Nationals Park — not Ramos, not his teammates, not the crowd of 21,502, not the Mariners — had any doubt where it was headed. “I didn’t even look to…
Jun 21, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners make their first-ever appearance at Nationals Park. The Mariners have made only one trip to Washington before: In June 2005, during the Nationals' club-record 10-game winning streak. Actually, win No. 10 came on Sunday, June 12, against Seattle, with Chad Cordero (who sadly…
Jun 21, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT
The Nationals announced today they’ve signed 18 of their picks from this month’s draft, headlined by fifth-round choice Matt Skole. Skole, a third baseman from Georgia Tech, hit .348 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and a .545 slugging percentage during his junior season. He was arrested for DUI in February and twice was suspended by…
Jun 21, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Doug Fister (3-8, 3.53) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (4-8, 3.77)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Erik Bedard (4-4, 3.16) vs. LHP John Lannan (4-5, 3.52)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Thursday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Michael Pineda (7-4, 2.64) vs. RHP Jason Marquis…
Jun 21, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT
Should we have seen the Nationals’ recent winning streak coming? Has Michael Morse been the best hitter in baseball over the last month? Can the Cardinals survive without Albert Pujols? And what are the Marlins thinking bringing back 80-year-old Jack McKeon to manage? I tackled all these questions today on CSN’s SportsNet Central with anchor…
Jun 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse is establishing himself as a major offensive force. In late June 2009, the Seattle Mariners were hovering just above the .500 mark, trying to keep themselves in the AL wild-card race. First-year general manager Jack Zduriencik, feeling the need to add a reserve outfielder to the roster, zeroed in on…
Jun 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT
John Wall has the ability to do a lot of things with a basketball in his hands. With a baseball? Not so much. The Wizards point guard threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s game at Nationals Park, and as you can see, it required a spectacular effort from Drew Storen merely to…
Jun 20, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT
Jerry Hairston and I go back a ways. Ten years ago, he was a young, starting second baseman for the Orioles. And I was a young beat writer covering him in Baltimore. Plenty has changed, for both of us, over the last decade. Hairston has become something of a super-utility man, versatile enough to play…
Jun 19, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman is thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. The ball bounced right to Ryan Zimmerman, and as he turned to throw to second base, everyone in the crowd of 35,439 at Nationals Park must have had the same thought: Tailor-made double play. He always makes that play.…
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