Jun 17, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Thanks for watching today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, and thanks for your questions. If you missed the show, here it is in its entirety. In Part 1 above, we discuss the Nats' winning streak, the impact of Ryan Zimmerman's return and the emergence of Michael Morse as an offensive force. In Part 2 below,…
Jun 17, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Zach Britton (6-4, 3.18) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.67)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP Brian Matusz (1-1, 5.11) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-6, 3.10)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chris Jakubauskas (1-0, 5.09) vs. LHP…
Jun 17, 2011, 4:48 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa heads for home as Bo Porter celebrates the game-winning homer. As the ball sailed off Yadier Molina’s bat and Drew Storen pursed his lips in frustration on the mound, the air suddenly was sucked out of Nationals Park. Three outs from securing their sixth straight win, the Nationals instead were…
Jun 16, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT
Adam LaRoche had surgery this morning to repair what proved to be a sizable tear of the labrum inside his left shoulder, a procedure that will sideline the Nationals first baseman the rest of the season but should give him enough time to fully recover before spring training. Club orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih performed the surgery…
Jun 16, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for the sweep and a six-game winning streak tonight. The Nationals don't often find themselves in this situation: Winners of five straight, with a chance to sweep a front-line opponent. Yet here they stand entering tonight's game against the Cardinals. Can the resurgent lineup keep…
Jun 16, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez is hugged by Ivan Rodriguez following his 50th complete game. Jim Riggleman needed only two words to describe Livan Hernandez's three-hit shutout against the Cardinals last night. As the Nationals manager put it: "Vintage Livo." Actually, Riggleman might have been underselling it. "Vintage" implies this was a somewhat typical performance…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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