Jun 20, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
A four-game losing streak. Ryan Zimmerman’s struggles. Michael Morse’s potential breakout. Oh, and pine tar inside Joel Peralta’s glove. Yes, there’s plenty going on in NatsTown right now. Good thing we’re taping a new episode of Beltway Baseball this afternoon at Nationals Park. CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak will join me…
Jun 20, 2012, 5:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected for having pine tar in his glove. At the end of a frustrating — and, as it turned out, controversial — night at the ballpark, the Nationals find themselves in something of a sticky situation. And that has nothing to do with the pine tar found…
Jun 20, 2012, 2:12 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang gave up five runs in only 3 1/3 innings. Game in a nutshell: The night began as a referendum on Chien-Ming Wang's status as the Nationals' No. 5 starter and the possibility of Ross Detwiler taking his spot. But the entire storyline turned in the top of the eighth when…
Jun 19, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces David Price in tonight's series opener at Nationals Park. Licking their wounds after a sweep at the hands of the Yankees, the Nationals don't get any break this week. The Tampa Bay Rays come to town beginning tonight, and they'll have their ace (former No.…
Jun 19, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT
The Nationals’ rained out June 1 game against the Braves will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 21, the club announced today. Fans who held season tickets or mini-plan tickets to the postponed game may use them for admission to the first game of the doubleheader, scheduled to begin at…
Jun 19, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth has been a presence in the Nats dugout while on the DL. Jayson Werth's broken left wrist is recovering well, and the Nationals right fielder remains on target to return to the club around August 1, perhaps earlier. Werth, who suffered the injury May 6 while diving for a ball…
Jun 19, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid channels his inner Bryce Harper.
Jun 19, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Veteran Koyie Hill is a career .210 hitter in parts of nine big-league seasons. The Nationals have signed veteran catcher Koyie Hill to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Class AAA Syracuse. Hill, 33, is a career .210 hitter in parts of nine seasons with the Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Cubs. After…
Jun 19, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT
As the Nationals prepare to open another tough interleague series against another tough AL East opponent (the Tampa Bay Rays come to town tonight), it's time for another look at both the encouraging and the discouraging developments surrounding this team… ENCOURAGING: The pitching staff continues to excel. Sure, there have been a couple of bumps…
Jun 18, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Mattheus returned from the disabled list yesterday. They've gone through four different closers. They've had five different guys succumb to injury. And they've been forced to readjust roles far too many times already in a season that's only 2 1/2 months old. Through it all, the Nationals bullpen has managed to…
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