May 22, 2012, 3:32 AM EDT
Updated at 11:32 p.m. PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Mattheus has plantar fasciitis in his left foot, an injury that could sideline the Nationals reliever as much as two weeks. The right-hander will leave the team and head to Baltimore Tuesday to be evaluated by a foot specialist. Mattheus doesn’t believe the injury is all that serious.…
May 22, 2012, 1:51 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond homered and drove in another run with a single. Game in a nutshell: In the second of six head-to-head series against their fiercest division rivals, the Nationals seized control and didn't let it go (despite a very tense bottom of the ninth). Ian Desmond clubbed a second-inning homer off Kyle…
May 21, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start Saturday in Atlanta, with the Nationals showing no concern about the state of their ace's right arm one day after he was pulled with what manager Davey Johnson termed tightness in his biceps. Johnson said today he sought more of an explanation from Strasburg and…
May 21, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park welcomes (or something like that) the Nats to town tonight. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which probably won't be directing much love toward the visiting team tonight. Not that the Nationals would have it any other way. For perhaps the first…
May 21, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper figures to get a rude welcome from the fans in Philadelphia tonight. Fresh off an eventful weekend series against their biggest interleague rivals, the Nationals tonight open another important series against their biggest division rivals. And if you thought the scene at Nationals Park two weeks ago when the Phillies…
May 20, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT
Associated Press photo A crowd of 41,918 got Stephen Strasburg to take a curtain call after homering. Perhaps one of these days — when he throws a no-hitter or throws the final pitch of a pennant-clinching victory for the Nationals — Stephen Strasburg will offer up the kind of display of emotion few have ever…
May 20, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed five innings … and hit his first career homer. Game in a nutshell: Desperately in need of a win after dropping three straight, the last two to the Orioles, the Nationals dug themselves into another early hole, down 3-0 after a series of defensive miscues. Then Stephen Strasburg took…
May 20, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to avoid a disheartening sweep against the Orioles this afternoon. Remember all those close games the Nationals were winning? Yeah, not so much anymore. In dropping the first two games of this series to the Orioles by scores of 2-1 and 6-5, the Nats have…
May 20, 2012, 4:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler was roughed up for six runs in five innings. Ross Detwiler could have tried to over-analyze his outing Saturday night, tried to figure out whether it was a mechanical glitch or poor pitch selection or just plain old poor execution that caused him to put the Nationals in big hole…
May 20, 2012, 2:19 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler watches Wilson Betemit score on a second-inning single. Game in a nutshell: What looked like a blowout in the Orioles favor turned into quite a compelling ballgame in the end. Ross Detwiler was blasted for six runs in only five innings, serving up homers to both Adam Jones and Nick…
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