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  1. Storen activated, Ankiel DFA’d

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    The Nationals activated reliever Drew Storen off the disabled list and designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment before today’s series finale against the Mets, moves that leave the club at least temporarily with an eight-man bullpen and four-man bench. Storen, out since spring training with a bone spur in his right elbow that required surgery,…

  2. Beltway Baseball – 7/19/12

    Jul 19, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Can Ian Desmond make it through the season with his strained oblique? Can Jayson Werth make it back from his broken wrist? What, if anything, might the Nationals be looking for at the trade deadline? We touched on all those subjects and more yesterday when CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and the Washington Times’ Amanda Comak joined…

  3. ‘He’s a man out there’

    Jul 19, 2012, 4:39 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann churned out six more scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.35. If there are still any detractors out there for the Nationals’ plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg in September, perhaps these words from Jordan Zimmermann following another stellar pitching performance Wednesday night will help change their minds. “I…

  4. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Mets 3

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:05 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is congratulated by Bryce Harper following his sixth-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Stop us if you've heard this one before: Jordan Zimmermann pitches brilliantly but gets precious little run support and finds himself facing a possible no-decision. Thankfully for the hard-luck right-hander, the Nationals strung together enough hits late…

  5. Werth takes BP, Storen ready to return

    Jul 18, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    The Nationals’ two biggest roster additions this summer might not come via a blockbuster move at the July 31 trade deadline but rather the pending return of two key players from the disabled list: Jayson Werth and Drew Storen. Each recovering player is moving closer to a return from the DL. Storen could be activated…

  6. Solano likely headed to DL

    Jul 18, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

    Having already seen four of their catchers miss time due to injuries this season, the Nationals are about to add a fifth name to the list. Jhonatan Solano will likely be placed on the disabled list following tonight's game with a strained oblique muscle, manager Davey Johnson said today. Solano has been dealing with the…

  7. Game 89: Mets at Nats

    Jul 18, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Chris Young tonight at Nationals Park. It's another scorcher on South Capitol Street, with the temperature (as I type this at 3:30 p.m.) reading 101 degrees and the heat index a very comfortable 109. There are, however, some serious thunderstorms approaching from the west, and…

  8. Submit questions for Beltway Baseball

    Jul 18, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    A wild, walk-off win on a wild pitch in the 10th inning. A newly signed first-round draft pick who hangs with Samuel L. Jackson. A feud between the most bombastic manager in the game and the most talented 19-year-old to come around in a long time. Oh yeah, and a team that has been in…

  9. Nats come back twice to win a wild one

    Jul 18, 2012, 4:14 AM EDT

    Photo courtesy of US-Presswire The 2012 Washington Nationals just will not go down without a fight. After losing the lead on a blown save in the ninth and twice being one out from defeat, the Nats beat the Mets 5-4 on a wild pitch by Pedro Beato that brought Ryan Zimmerman home for the walk-off…

  10. Instant Analysis: Nats 5, Mets 4

    Jul 18, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler tossed seven scoreless innings. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals won in walk-off style on a wild pitch by Pedro Beato. Bryce Harper tripled in the game-tying run in the 10th, and Tyler Moore was up with the bases loaded when the winning run came home. Ross Detwiler had perhaps…

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