Apr 27, 2010, 10:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roger Bernadina was batting .377 in 14 games at Class AAA Syracuse. CHICAGO — The Nationals are planning to recall outfielder Roger Bernadina from Class AAA Syracuse following tonight's game, according to two sources within the organization. Bernadina was slated to play tonight for Syracuse at Toledo, but…
Apr 27, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It'll be another cold, windy night at Wrigley Field when the Nats and Cubs meet. CHICAGO — It's pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday weather-wise here in Wrigleyville. There isn't a cloud in the sky, but the temperature is struggling to get out of the 40s and…
Apr 27, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Quality starts aren't good enough for John Lannan, who insists he can do better. CHICAGO — No one would have faulted John Lannan for emerging from last night's game feeling good about the way he kept things under control despite some rough spots along the way. The Nationals'…
Apr 27, 2010, 4:27 AM EDT
CHICAGO — Sitting inside his cramped office at Wrigley Field late Monday afternoon, Jim Riggleman talked about the need for some of his relief pitchers not named Matt Capps or Tyler Clippard to start coming through in key situations. "Tonight would be a great night for that to happen," the Nationals manager said. Some five…
Apr 27, 2010, 12:41 AM EDT
With three regulars sidelined tonight — Ryan Zimmerman, Willie Harris and Ivan Rodriguez — the Nationals are playing with only two healthy bench players (Alberto Gonzalez and Justin Maxwell. Those nagging injuries will force Jim Riggleman to manage differently than he would if he had a full bench at his disposal. It’s also forcing Mike…
Apr 26, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's going to be a chilly, windy night at historic Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — Hello from the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, otherwise known as the coldest place on earth right now. It may look like a gorgeous day from that above photo, but look closely at the…
Apr 26, 2010, 8:17 PM EDT
CHICAGO — Before we get to tonight’s big-league game at Wrigley Field, a weather update from Reading, Pa. Class AA Harrisburg’s game tonight against the Phillies has been postponed due to rain. Thus, Stephen Strasburg’s fourth minor-league start will be pushed back to Tuesday. They’ll play a twi-night doubleheader tomorrow, with Strasburg starting the first…
Apr 26, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT
Good morning from the D concourse at Dulles International Airport, where my flight to Chicago awaits. The Nationals open a three-game series tonight against the Cubs, which means another reunion with old friend Alfonso Soriano. It's hard to believe it's been four years since Soriano roamed left field at RFK Stadium, mashed 46 homers (still…
Apr 25, 2010, 10:51 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats needed a brilliant performance from Scott Olsen to pull off today's win. A lot of things have to happen to win a 1-0 ballgame. Your starting pitcher needs to be on top of his game. Your relievers can't afford to make a single mistake. Your defense…
Apr 25, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT
With today’s 1-0 victory, the Nationals are now 5-4 without Ryan Zimmerman in the starting lineup. The trio of Alberto Gonzalez, Adam Kennedy and Willie Harris has filled in admirably at third base, particularly Gonzalez, who has made several Zim-type plays in the last two weeks. Read all about it on CSNwashington.com.
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