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  1. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Mets 2

    Jul 25, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Michael Morse is all smiles after clubbing his second-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: They've failed plenty of times this season to pull off a series sweep when given the opportunity, but today the Nationals seized the opportunity and stepped on the Mets' throats. For that, they can thank Stephen Strasburg, who…

  2. Game 97: Nats at Mets

    Jul 25, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts today's series finale at Citi Field. NEW YORK — Does the date July 5, 2005 mean anything to you? It should, because it was a milestone day in Nationals history. With a 3-2 victory over the Mets at RFK Stadium that evening, the Nats improved…

  3. Second verse, better than the first

    Jul 25, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche watches his sixth-inning homer soar to right field. NEW YORK — The major-league schedule is a quirky beast. The Nationals wrapped up their season series with the Reds on Mother’s Day, yet they won’t face the Cardinals for the first time until Labor Day weekend. Then there are the Mets,…

  4. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Mets 2

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:43 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez cruised to his league-leading 13th win. Game in a nutshell: In a rematch of last week's All-Star pitching showdown, Gio Gonzalez got the best of R.A. Dickey this time around. The Nationals lefty was brilliant, allowing just one unearned run and two hits over seven standout innings. Dickey matched his…

  5. Nats not actively pursuing infielder

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats appear comfortable with Steve Lombardozzi at second base for now. NEW YORK — Despite a lack of organizational depth at the position, the Nationals are not actively seeking to acquire a middle infielder in the wake of Ian Desmond’s placement on the disabled list. According to a club source, the…

  6. Game 96: Nats at Mets

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez and R.A. Dickey square off again, this time at Citi Field. NEW YORK — It's only been five days since Gio Gonzalez and R.A. Dickey last faced each other, a matchup that didn't quite live up to its billing. Gonzalez lasted a season-low 3 1/3 innings,…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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