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  1. Wang ready to return

    May 16, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Chien-Ming Wang is close to returning to the Nationals' rotation. Rehabbing right-hander Chien-Ming Wang threw a bullpen session in front of Nationals coaches today and declared himself ready to rejoin the big-league staff now, though he'll defer to the club's plan to have him make at least one more start for…

  2. Game 37: Pirates at Nats

    May 16, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Left-handers Gio Gonzalez faces Erik Bedard tonight at Nationals Park. The last time Erik Bedard took the mound, the left-hander lasted all of eight pitches before departing with back spasms. That was seven days ago, against the Nationals, who then proceeded to score two runs in eight innings…

  3. Focus on Flores

    May 16, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jesus Flores is hitting .222 with five RBI in 16 games this season. Most of the focus on the Nationals' ever-changing situation at catcher has been on those players who have sustained injuries (Wilson Ramos, Sandy Leon) or those players who have been added to the roster to compensate for the losses…

  4. Strasburg, Nats not so hot in loss

    May 15, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg suffered his first loss of the season this afternoon. The lore of Stephen Strasburg includes a 14-strikeout debut. It includes a triple-digit fastball and a knee-buckling curveball. And it includes, to date, a wildly successful recovery from Tommy John surgery. It may now also include the case of the unfortunately…

  5. Instant analysis: Padres 6, Nats 1

    May 15, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The rain might have gotten the best of Stephen Strasburg in the top of the first. Game in a nutshell: What looked like an advantageous matchup for the Nationals — Stephen Strasburg against one of the majors' least-productive lineups — turned sour right from the get-go. Strasburg surrendered three runs during a…

  6. Sleepy Maldonado ready to help out

    May 15, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Carlos Maldonado was summoned late last night from Class AAA Syracuse. Bleary-eyed and with most of his possessions at his apartment in Syracuse, Carlos Maldonado sat inside the Nationals' clubhouse this morning, an attendant helping him adjust his new, red shin guards to make sure they properly fit. The 33-year-old had caught…

  7. Game 36: Padres at Nats

    May 15, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces his hometown team today at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson has managed clubs that were forced to deal with injuries, but never quite like this. "This team has been beat up more than any other team I've had," the 69-year-old manager said this morning. And yet…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…



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