Aug 28, 2011, 3:31 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats need to win today to avoid a sweep at Great American Ball Park. No matter what happens today, Jordan Zimmermann has enjoyed a highly successful season. Fully recovered after Tommy John surgery in 2009, he not only stayed healthy the entire year, he pitched like…
Aug 27, 2011, 7:34 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Mike Leake tonight at Great American Ball Park. It's been more than five years since the Nationals made Chris Marrero the 15th overall pick in the country. Tonight, the now-23-year-old first baseman will make his major-league debut at last, recalled from Class AAA Syracuse…
Aug 26, 2011, 8:00 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open a three-game series tonight at Great American Ball Park. After three straight losses to the Diamondbacks in which they scored a total of only three runs, the Nationals hit the road tonight for the start of a six-game trip through Cincinnati and Atlanta. They'll…
Aug 26, 2011, 1:27 PM EST
Friday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Chien-Ming Wang (2-2, 4.33) vs. LHP Dontrelle Willis (0-3, 4.14)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Saturday, 7:10 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (2-3, 2.61) vs. RHP Mike Leake (10-8, 4.09)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Sunday, 1:10 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (8-11, 3.10)…
Aug 25, 2011, 7:23 PM EST
The Nationals and Diamondbacks close out their four-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m., with left-handers John Lannan and Wade Miley facing each other. Jayson Werth is back in the Nats' lineup after missing last night's game with a straianed hip/groin. I'm unfortunately not going to be able to cover the game; need to take care…
Aug 25, 2011, 4:07 AM EST
As Wednesday night’s game was playing out before him, Davey Johnson made a mental note to pull Livan Hernandez after seven innings. The veteran right-hander had done everything in his power to give the Nationals a chance to win, allowing two early runs (aided in part by an error) and otherwise shutting down a first-place…
Aug 24, 2011, 10:01 PM EST
Having experienced no setbacks in his bullpen session at Nationals Park this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg has been cleared to pitch Saturday for Class AAA Syracuse in what will be the penultimate start of his minor-league rehab assignment. Strasburg, who has made four starts for Class A affiliates Hagerstown and Potomac, will make the leap up…
Aug 24, 2011, 7:52 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Daniel Hudson tonight at Nationals Park. Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' starting lineup tonight after straining his hip and/or groin tracking down a ball in right field last night. Werth didn't believe the injury was anything serious after the game, but Davey Johnson…
Aug 24, 2011, 2:43 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth has quietly gotten hot over the last month. Jayson Werth may or may not be in the Nationals' lineup tonight after straining his hip/groin area while tracking down a ball in right field during last night's game. The injury isn't considered serious, and even if he doesn't play, Werth figures…
Aug 24, 2011, 4:19 AM EST
Getty Images Jordan Zimmermann reacts to Sean Burroughs’ seventh-inning home run. Jordan Zimmermann has, in so many ways, exceeded even the Nationals’ loftiest expectations this season. Team officials merely wanted the right-hander to enjoy a pain-free year after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and perhaps flash a glimpse or two of the front-line starter they…
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