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  1. Mattheus could miss 2 weeks

    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.…

  2. Instant analysis: Nats 2, Phillies 1

    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…

  3. Strasburg will make next start

    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…

  4. Game 42: Nats at Phillies

    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…

  5. What awaits Nats in Philly?

    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…

  6. Once again, Strasburg all business

    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…

  7. Instant analysis: Nats 9, Orioles 3

    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…

  8. Game 41: Orioles at Nats

    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…

  9. Detwiler’s "awful" start plagues Nats

    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…

  10. Instant analysis: Orioles 6, Nats 5

    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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