Jun 21, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT
The Nationals announced today they’ve signed 18 of their picks from this month’s draft, headlined by fifth-round choice Matt Skole. Skole, a third baseman from Georgia Tech, hit .348 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and a .545 slugging percentage during his junior season. He was arrested for DUI in February and twice was suspended by…
Jun 21, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Doug Fister (3-8, 3.53) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (4-8, 3.77)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Erik Bedard (4-4, 3.16) vs. LHP John Lannan (4-5, 3.52)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Thursday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Michael Pineda (7-4, 2.64) vs. RHP Jason Marquis…
Jun 21, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT
Should we have seen the Nationals’ recent winning streak coming? Has Michael Morse been the best hitter in baseball over the last month? Can the Cardinals survive without Albert Pujols? And what are the Marlins thinking bringing back 80-year-old Jack McKeon to manage? I tackled all these questions today on CSN’s SportsNet Central with anchor…
Jun 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse is establishing himself as a major offensive force. In late June 2009, the Seattle Mariners were hovering just above the .500 mark, trying to keep themselves in the AL wild-card race. First-year general manager Jack Zduriencik, feeling the need to add a reserve outfielder to the roster, zeroed in on…
Jun 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT
John Wall has the ability to do a lot of things with a basketball in his hands. With a baseball? Not so much. The Wizards point guard threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s game at Nationals Park, and as you can see, it required a spectacular effort from Drew Storen merely to…
Jun 20, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT
Jerry Hairston and I go back a ways. Ten years ago, he was a young, starting second baseman for the Orioles. And I was a young beat writer covering him in Baltimore. Plenty has changed, for both of us, over the last decade. Hairston has become something of a super-utility man, versatile enough to play…
Jun 19, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman is thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. The ball bounced right to Ryan Zimmerman, and as he turned to throw to second base, everyone in the crowd of 35,439 at Nationals Park must have had the same thought: Tailor-made double play. He always makes that play.…
Jun 19, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT
Mike Rizzo, obviously, is pleased with the eight-game winning streak the Nationals carried into today's series finale against the Orioles. But the general manager isn't necessarily surprised by this sudden success, given what he had seen in the weeks leading up to it. Nor does he believe the winning streak will change his approach to…
Jun 19, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are looking for their third straight sweep and ninth straight win today. Let's see, it's Father's Day. The Nationals are on an eight-game winning streak. They're one game under .500. And they should be playing in front of a near-full house this afternoon at Nationals Park.…
Jun 19, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT
Updated at 1:05 p.m. The Nationals placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle this morning, a move that cleared roster space for left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to be activated off the DL and start the series finale against the Orioles. Ankiel hadn't played since Tuesday, when he felt a…
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