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  1. 82 and counting

    Sep 3, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Tyler Clippard celebrate the Nats’ 82nd win. When victory No. 82 in the most successful baseball season in the District of Columbia in 43 years was official, the reaction on the field and in the clubhouse at Nationals Park was no different than after any of the…

  2. Morse removed in 4th inning

    Sep 3, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

    Michael Morse was removed from today's Nationals victory in the middle of the fourth inning, a surprise mid-game benching the club said was due to right thumb soreness even though manager Davey Johnson later cited an issue with Morse's hand and Morse himself insisted nothing was physically wrong. "My hand feels fine," Morse said. "My…

  3. Instant analysis: Nats 2, Cubs 1

    Sep 3, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is greeted in the dugout after hitting his second-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Facing the Cubs for the first time since the season-opening series, the Nationals found themselves in the same kind of pitchers' duel they experienced five months ago at Wrigley Field. Ross Detwiler and Jeff Samardzija traded…

  4. Game 134: Cubs at Nats

    Sep 3, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Cubs are in town for this Labor Day matinee at Nationals Park. Happy Labor Day, everyone. It's a day off for most, and the unofficial final day of summer for many, but it's been a busy morning here at Nationals Park. If you missed any of the…

  5. Strasburg meets with Nats brass

    Sep 3, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg will hand over the ball to Davey Johnson twice more this year. The Nationals purposely told Stephen Strasburg as little as possible all season about their plan to prematurely shut him down — aside from the fact they would shut him down at some point — to keep the…

  6. Duke, Garcia added to bullpen

    Sep 3, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    As well as each was pitching all summer at Class AAA Syracuse, neither Zach Duke nor Christian Garcia ever gave serious thought to the possibility of getting promoted to join the Nationals before season's end. Not that they hadn't performed well enough to merit consideration for a promotion. But with the Nationals posting baseball's best…

  7. Elbow again bothering Burnett

    Sep 3, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

    Sean Burnett's recent struggles out of the bullpen haven't been a result only of poor execution but of an elbow issue that plagued the left-hander earlier this summer and has come back to haunt him again. Burnett got treatment after yesterday's game for "a little inflammation" in his throwing elbow, manager Davey Johnson said this…

  8. Rizzo, Strasburg on shutdown

    Sep 3, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

    Photo by AP After six innings of work on Sunday, the Stephen Strasburg innings count now sits at 156.1 and the expected shutdown range of 160-180 innings is quickly approaching. Neither Strasburg, Mike Rizzo, or Davey Johnson will say exactly when he will be shutdown, but it has been narrowed to his next two starts.…

  9. Nats hold on in Strasburg’s gem

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT

    Photo by US-Presswire Stephen Strasburg may have had the worst start of his career just five days ago in Miami, but there were certainly no residual effects on Sunday in Washington’s 4-3 victory over the Cardinals. The Nationals’ ace did not earn the win, but he set his team up with six scoreless innings in…

  10. Instant Analysis: Nats 4, Cardinals 3

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Nats 4, Cardinals 3 Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg started the game strong with six shutout innings, but a rocky seventh by Sean Burnett let the Cardinals back in the game. The Nats were able to respond in the next inning with a two-run rally and take the lead. Kurt Suzuki had a big…



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