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  1. An emotional night ends with smiles

    May 15, 2012, 5:14 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and Sean Burnett each contributed to the Nationals' 8-5 win. The range of emotions inside the Nationals' clubhouse Monday night following a wild, 8-5 victory over the Padres was on display for all to witness. In one corner stood Bryce Harper, proudly talking about the first home run of his…

  2. Leon sprains ankle, Maldonado coming up

    May 15, 2012, 3:55 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Sandy Leon is helped off the field after injuring his right ankle. Updated at 11:55 p.m. What should have been the proudest day of Sandy Leon's baseball career instead turned into a nightmare. Leon, the 23-year-old catcher making his big-league debut for the Nationals, suffered what appeared to be a serious right…

  3. Instant analysis: Nats 8, Padres 5

    May 15, 2012, 2:13 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper gets a curtain call after hitting his first career homer. Game in a nutshell: Bryce Harper's first career homer set the early tone for the night, but the Nationals were forced to rally after starter Ross Detwiler gave up five runs. Perhaps negatively affected by the loss of rookie catcher…

  4. Morse, Wang moving closer to return

    May 14, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT

    Though they've been decimated by injuries through the season's first six weeks, the Nationals are inching closer toward getting several key players back in uniform, headlined by Michael Morse. Morse, out since Opening Day with an injury to his right lat muscle, will begin baseball activities tomorrow, including "dry swings" without a ball. The left…

  5. Davey on H-Rod: "Yes, he’s my closer"

    May 14, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Henry Rodriguez has blown three of his last six save opportunities. Davey Johnson gave an emphatic vote of confidence for Henry Rodriguez, insisting he has given no consideration to removing the 25-year-old from the closer's role despite three blown saves in his last six chances. "Is he still my closer? Yes, he's…

  6. Game 35: Padres at Nats

    May 14, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to bounce back from yesterday's crushing loss if the rain holds off. After waiting out a 3-hour, 36-minute rain delay yesterday in Cincinnati, the last thing the Nationals want to do right now is sit through another long night of precipitation. Unfortunately, that may well…

  7. After punches to gut, it’s gut-check time

    May 14, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche watches as Joey Votto circles the bases after his walk-off grand slam. Any ballclub that has visions of serious contention is going to have to prove its mettle at various points of the season. It's one thing to play well when everything's falling into place. It's quite another to play…

  8. Game 34: Nats at Reds

    May 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The depleted Nationals go for the sweep today at Great American Ball Park. For a team enjoying more success right now than it has at any other point since arriving in town seven years ago, the Nationals are also dealing with as much crushing injury news as they've ever experienced. The…

  9. Ramos needs surgery for torn ACL

    May 13, 2012, 4:00 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos receives help from Nationals trainers after injuring his right knee. Updated at 11:10 a.m. A Nationals club that already has been forced to overcome several significant injuries will have to overcome yet another one after catcher Wilson Ramos tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the seventh…

  10. Game 33: Nats at Reds

    May 12, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Bryce Harper, who cut himself last night, is playing again tonight. This being the apex of hockey season and all, we should be accustomed to professional athletes playing hurt, even if it means playing with 10 stitches above your eye. Yet because we're talking about baseball, not hockey, it is somewhat surprising…

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