Jul 28, 2011, 2:50 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals need to beat the Marlins today to avoid a series sweep. We've got an extra-early, weekday matinee at Nationals Park today, and these are desperate times for the home ballclub. Losers of four in a row, they need a victory today against the Marlins to avoid…
Jul 28, 2011, 4:51 AM EST
They had been the one constant during a season that had featured plenty of ups and downs in other areas. If nothing else, the Nationals knew they could count on whichever starting pitcher they sent to the mound to churn out a quality performance and give his teammates a chance to win. Perhaps it was…
Jul 27, 2011, 10:33 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jonny Gomes is available on the Nationals’ bench tonight. Jonny Gomes arrived at Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, still somewhat surprised at having been traded from Cincinnati to Washington, still unsure what role he will hold with his new club. “We just kind of figured out what my number would be,” he said…
Jul 27, 2011, 8:57 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Javier Vazquez tonight at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson suggested last night there might be lineup changes in store for today's game, and the Nationals manager was true to his word. No Jayson Werth. No Ian Desmond. No Roger Bernadina. No Wilson Ramos. All of them…
Jul 27, 2011, 7:10 PM EST
Updated at 5:08 p.m. Needing to clear a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Nationals designated Matt Stairs for assignment today, likely ending the veteran's career after 19 seasons. The Nationals signed Stairs over the winter, hoping even at the age of 43 he could provide a potent bat off the bench.…
Jul 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
It's turning into an eventful week for the Nationals, who yesterday made a trade for Jonny Gomes, continue to field calls about Jason Marquis and others, will make a roster move today to clear space for Chien-Ming Wang to make his much-awaited Nats debut on Friday and last night got trounced by the Marlins to…
Jul 27, 2011, 4:57 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman reacts after striking out in the eighth. Since taking over the manager’s office at Nationals Park one month ago, Davey Johnson has maintained an even-keel demeanor, never getting too high after wins, never lashing out after losses. After an 11-2 thumping at the hands of the Marlins Tuesday night, one…
Jul 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EST
Nationals director of player development Doug Harris issued a statement Tuesday evening clarifying remarks he made in a Sports Illustrated article about Bryce Harper in which he compared the scrutiny the 18-year-old phenom is facing to the pressure Jackie Robinson faced after breaking baseball’s color barrier. In the SI article written by Tom Verducci, Harris…
Jul 26, 2011, 11:07 PM EST
Updated at 9:00 p.m. The Nationals have acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Reds in exchange for minor leaguers Bill Rhinehart and Chris Manno, a subtle move designed to add a veteran bat to their bench in advance of Sunday’s trade deadline. Gomes, 30, was hitting .211 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and a .336…
Jul 26, 2011, 7:20 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals are finally back home tonight against the Marlins. It's been 16 days since a ballgame was last played at Nationals Park, a long stretch that finally comes to end tonight when the Nationals host the Marlins in the first game of a key, nine-game homestand that…
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