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  1. Desmond playing despite possible injury

    Jun 16, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a throwing error last night. Updated at 11:48 a.m. At 11:15 a.m., Nationals manager Davey Johnson made it sound like Ian Desmond wouldn't be able to play today — and perhaps for several days — due to a potential oblique strain. Thirty minutes later, after some work…

  2. Opening with a dud

    Jun 16, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Gio Gonzalez wasn't happy after getting pulled one batter into the seventh inning. As much as Davey Johnson would like to count on baseball's best pitching staff to lead the way on a nightly basis, the Nationals manager knows it takes more than that to beat a high-powered opponent like the Yankees.…

  3. Instant analysis: Yankees 7, Nats 2

    Jun 16, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs over six-plus innings. Game in a nutshell: The most-anticipated series in Nationals history got off to a ragged start. A couple of early scoring opportunities were mostly squandered, and Gio Gonzalez got himself into trouble during a two-run third inning. Despite that, the Nats were in the…

  4. Giolito gets the grand tour

    Jun 15, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    If the Nationals think Lucas Giolito needs any convincing to sign with them instead of enrolling at UCLA this fall, they certainly picked the perfect weekend to bring their top draft pick to town. Giolito was at Nationals Park today getting a grand tour of the facility from owner Mark Lerner and general manager Mike…

  5. Game 62: Yankees at Nats

    Jun 15, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park will be sold out tonight with the Yankees in town. Rarely, if ever, have the Nationals entered a series with so much hype surrounding them. Hype, as we all know, gets you nothing once a batter steps in the box and a pitcher is handed the…

  6. How far they’ve come

    Jun 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Associated Press file photo Frank Robinson and Joe Torre meet before the Nats' 2006 series against the Yankees. It's been six years since the New York Yankees last appeared in Washington, D.C. It feels like 600. The three starters then-Nationals manager Frank Robinson sent to the mound during that Father's Day weekend in 2006: Shawn…

  7. Nats Insider Party

    Jun 14, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

    Thanks to everyone who came out to tonight’s inaugural CSN Nats Insider Party. It was great to see so many people turn out on a weeknight, and of course it was great to be able to put some faces to names (and online pseudonyms). Thanks to CSN’s Mark Lapidus, Brian Potter and Glendalyn Junio for…

  8. Harper deserves to be All-Star

    Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper is hitting .303 with seven homers, 19 RBI and a .933 OPS. The notion was first offered about two weeks ago, and it's since picked up considerable steam. There remain 17 days until Major League Baseball announces its 2012 All-Star teams, but let's just say this now for the record.…

  9. On Harper’s ‘that’s a clown question, bro’

    Jun 13, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    In case you missed this earlier, here is Bryce Harper’s now infamous quote from after Tuesday night’s win over the Blue Jays. He may now own the most famous utterance of “bro” since a University of Florida student asked John Kerry about the Skull and Bones. Do you agree the question was out of line…

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