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  1. VIDEO: On Desmond, Zim, Werth

    Jul 24, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    What’s the impact of Ian Desmond’s injury on the Nationals’ lineup? How much longer can Ryan Zimmerman go before needing another cortisone shot? What’s Jayson Werth’s timeline to return from a broken wrist? Mark Zuckerman addressed all these topics last night on SportsNet Central.

  2. Werth shouldn’t rush back

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 at Class AAA Syracuse last night. NEW YORK — The Nationals have survived without Jayson Werth for nearly three months now, and the time is fast approaching for the veteran right fielder to rejoin the club after recovering from a broken left wrist. Werth played in his first…

  3. Waiting for an opportunity to strike

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:29 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Steve Lombardozzi, Mark DeRosa and Bryce Harper all scored in the 10th inning. NEW YORK — As the night wore on and they helplessly flailed away at every 84 mph fastball Chris Young flung toward the plate, there was perhaps no sweeter sight for the Nationals than that of the Mets bullpen…

  4. Instant analysis: Nats 8, Mets 2 (10)

    Jul 24, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper connected for his first homer since June 28. Game in a nutshell: Jordan Zimmermann did his usual thing, allowing one run over six sparkling innings. And the Nationals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Bryce Harper's first home run since June 28. But they were silenced at the plate…

  5. Bernadina to start, Brown joins bench

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Corey Brown was hitting .300 with 21 homers and 58 RBI at Class AAA Syracuse. NEW YORK — Ian Desmond’s placement on the disabled list has a domino effect throughout the Nationals’ lineup. Obviously, Danny Espinosa takes over at shortstop, with Steve Lombardozzi moving to second base. But who takes the lineup…

  6. Game 95: Nats at Mets

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann is on the mound tonight at rainy Citi Field. NEW YORK — Don't let the above photo fool you too much. Yes, the tarp is covering the infield here at Citi Field, and there's a threat of thunderstorms this afternoon. But the forecast looks pretty clear…

  7. Espinosa ready for new responsibility

    Jul 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa will be starting at shortstop for a while with Ian Desmond out. When Ian Desmond's lingering oblique strain first forced him out of the Nationals lineup eight days ago, teammate Danny Espinosa expressed optimism the club's All-Star shortstop's ability to produce at such a high level while injured would allow…

  8. Bouncing up off the mat

    Jul 22, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman’s two homers staked the Nationals to an early lead. There was a point early Saturday evening in which the Nationals’ season appeared to be at a potential breaking point. Having already lost the first two games of a showdown series with the Braves — blowing a nine-run lead in one…

  9. Desmond to DL with oblique tear

    Jul 22, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond will miss at least a month, possibly more, with a torn oblique muscle. Updated at 6:39 p.m. The Nationals have survived, and even thrived, all season despite a never-ending string of injuries to key players. In only 3 1/2 months, they’ve seen their projected Opening Day catcher, third baseman, left…

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