Jul 9, 2011, 4:56 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Ubaldo Jimenez tonight at Nationals Park. For all that they've accomplished over the last month, the Nationals are in a bit of a precarious position this weekend. Having lost two straight (and seven of 12 since Davey Johnson took over as manager), they're back…
Jul 9, 2011, 4:26 AM EST
Getty Images John Lannan departs the field after taking a line drive off his face. The ball came screaming off Ty Wigginton’s bat, and in the millisecond that followed, the best John Lannan could do was raise his glove and hope to deflect the projectile that was making a beeline for his face. Lannan didn’t…
Jul 8, 2011, 9:58 PM EST
Cole Kimball will have season-ending surgery next week to repair a torn rotator cuff, a devastating blow for the rookie reliever. Kimball had been on the disabled list since June 10 with shoulder inflammation. He attempted to resume throwing this week but continued to complain of shoulder pain, so the Nationals sent him to New…
Jul 8, 2011, 7:43 PM EST
Updated at 6:08 p.m. The Nationals have placed Ivan Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, recalling fellow catcher Jesus Flores from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot. A DL stint for Rodriguez seemed inevitable after he injured himself during batting practice yesterday and had to be scratched…
Jul 8, 2011, 7:27 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats take on the Rockies (and the rain) tonight at Nationals Park. After their blown game against the Cubs last night, several Nationals players pointed out the importance of bouncing back strong tonight against the Rockies and putting that fiasco behind them. So the impetus is on…
Jul 8, 2011, 4:16 PM EST
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Hammel (4-8, 4.31) vs. LHP John Lannan (5-5, 3.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (3-8, 4.39) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-3, 4.11)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Jhoulys Chacin (8-6, 3.28) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann…
Jul 8, 2011, 5:14 AM EST
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez is pulled after allowing a three-run homer to Blake DeWitt. After a loss like this — when you blow the biggest lead in franchise history, come back to tie the game and then still lose — the first inclination is to place blame. Someone has to be the primary culprit…
Jul 8, 2011, 3:45 AM EST
The strained oblique muscle Ivan Rodriguez suffered during batting practice this morning could force the veteran catcher to the disabled list. Rodriguez felt a pull on his right side during early workouts prior to the Nationals' game against the Cubs. He then aggravated the strain during batting practice and was quickly scratched from the starting…
Jul 7, 2011, 10:23 PM EST
Michael Morse finished fourth among the five candidates for the final spot on the National League's All-Star roster. The Nationals first baseman came in behind winner Shane Victorino of the Phillies, runner-up Andre Ethier of the Dodgers and Todd Helton of the Rockies. Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy finished last in the online vote, which began…
Jul 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to complete a four-game sweep of the Cubs tonight. If you're going to be an above-average team in this league, you've got to be able to consistently beat below-average teams. Which is exactly what the Nationals have been doing this week to the obviously struggling…
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