Sep 6, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT
The Nationals don't expect reliever Sean Burnett to be cleared to throw until Saturday, a development that would likely push his return to game action until at least Monday. And if things don't go quite that smoothly, Burnett's lingering elbow inflammation could force manager Davey Johnson to use fellow left-hander John Lannan in a different…
Sep 6, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a four-game sweep of the Cubs tonight at Nationals Park. So, what do the Nationals have in store for us tonight? Another six-homer game? Maybe seven? They wouldn't even need to do that to make history. Only one team has ever hit five or…
Sep 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT
In case you hadn’t heard, the Nationals have had a couple of pretty big nights at the plate. With six homers on Tuesday and another six homers on Wednesday, they blew out the Cubs and re-asserted their ability to win not only behind great pitching but behind one of baseball’s most-potent lineups. Here are some…
Sep 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
A two-day offensive explosion seen only twice before in baseball history. A rookie slugger doing things only two other 19-year-olds have ever done. A dominant young ace about to make his final home start of the season. And a ballclub on pace for 100 wins and the city’s first postseason berth in 79 years. Suffice…
Sep 6, 2012, 4:37 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche combined for three of the Nats’ six homers. It took nearly 79 seasons of baseball in the District of Columbia for the home team to hit six home runs in one game for the first time. Then it took only 24 hours for the Nationals to do…
Sep 6, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth and earned his 18th win. Game in a nutshell: Wait, did someone hit the pause button at the end of last night's game and just pick things up right there tonight? This sure felt like what we saw only 24 hours ago, with the…
Sep 5, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Sean Burnett hasn’t pitched since Sunday due to elbow inflammation. His throwing elbow still not 100 percent, Sean Burnett is again unavailable out of the Nationals’ bullpen for Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs. Burnett hasn’t pitched since Sunday, when he served up a game-tying homer to St. Louis’ Daniel Descalso in…
Sep 5, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez seeks his league-leading 18th win tonight at Nationals Park. In his quest to try to keep everyone from his lineup fresh, Davey Johnson last night sat Bryce Harper and tonight will sit Jayson Werth. The reasons are twofold: Johnson both wants to give some of his…
Sep 5, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Few were in the stands as Edwin Jackson pitched last night. It was impossible not to notice as the best-in-baseball Nationals took the field at 7:05 p.m. last night to face the Cubs. As the ballpark PA announcer implored the crowd to greet "your Washington Nationals," the ensuing roar might not have…
Sep 5, 2012, 4:47 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche clubbed two of the Nationals’ six home runs. All year they’ve seen their pitching staff lauded for dominant performances and lifting them to the best record in the sport. And all the while, members of the Nationals lineup have wanted to let everyone know they’re perfectly capable of winning a…
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