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  1. Complete game

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:05 AM EDT

    Before taking the field Tuesday night for the first time in nine weeks, Ryan Zimmerman tried to downplay the impact his return might have on the Nationals’ woebegone lineup. “Me coming back is not going to make us score 10 runs every night,” he insisted. Technically speaking, Zimmerman was right. They’re only scoring nine runs…

  2. Gorzelanny to start Sunday, Maya optioned

    Jun 15, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

    Tom Gorzelanny’s recovery from elbow inflammation, combined with Yunesky Maya’s inefficient performance, has given the Nationals reason to make a change to their rotation. Gorzelanny will be activated off the disabled list Sunday and will start this weekend’s series finale against the Orioles, while Maya has been optioned to Class AAA Syracuse and replaced by…

  3. Game 68: Cardinals at Nats

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Kyle McClellan tonight at Nationals Park. It's been 21 months since the Nationals last boasted a five-game winning streak, that seven-game upswing to end the 2009 season with 59 victories. Tonight, they've got a chance to make it five in a row in mid-June, hoping…

  4. Leftovers for lunch

    Jun 15, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Yunesky Maya faces an uncertain future after another shaky start last night. In writing about last night's 8-6 win, I wound up focusing almost entirely on two half-innings: The bottom of the seventh, when the Nationals rallied to score six runs, and the top of the ninth, when Drew Storen intentionally walked…

  5. A rally to remember

    Jun 15, 2011, 5:29 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth celebrate the Nats’ come-from-behind win. Trying to single out one key moment or one key player from the Nationals’ 8-6 victory over the Cardinals Tuesday night might be a fruitless exercise. There were, quite simply, more contributors and more moments of significance than can be remembered. But…

  6. Season-ending surgery for LaRoche

    Jun 15, 2011, 3:39 AM EDT

    Since learning in March he had a tear in his left shoulder, Adam LaRoche held out hope he could make it through the season without needing surgery. On Tuesday, the Nationals first baseman finally conceded what had looked inevitable for a while: He will have surgery Thursday and miss the rest of 2011. Three weeks…

  7. Game 67: Cardinals at Nats

    Jun 14, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a long (and successful road trip) the Nats are back home for a while. Hello from Nationals Park — it's been a while. It's also been a while since we last saw Ryan Zimmerman, but he's officially back and in tonight's lineup, batting third and playing third.…

  8. Series preview: Cardinals at Nats

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Jaime Garcia (6-2, 3.20) vs. RHP Yunesky Maya (0-1, 5.40)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Kyle McClellan (6-2, 3.86) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (3-8, 4.15)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Thursday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.67) vs. LHP John Lannan…

  9. Poll: Who should be Nats’ All-Star?

    Jun 13, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Four weeks from today, the baseball world will converge in Phoenix, site of this year's All-Star Game. Rosters for both the NL and AL will be announced in less than three weeks. You all know the rules: At least one player from every team must be included. And in the case of the Nationals, there's…

  10. Ready for Zimmerman’s return

    Jun 13, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston and others filled in admirably while Ryan Zimmerman was on the DL. Mike Rizzo stood in the home dugout at Nationals Park on the morning of April 30, having just announced Ryan Zimmerman would be having surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle, trying to maintain a positive outlook despite…

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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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