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  1. Pudge still not close to returning

    Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 PM EST

    CHICAGO — Ivan Rodriguez's attempt to recover from a strained oblique muscle continues to progress slowly, and the Nationals have no set timetable for the 39-year-old catcher's return. Rodriguez, who hasn't played since injuring himself during batting practice July 7 at Nationals Park, was in Harrisburg today before the Class AA Senators' game. According to…

  2. Game 116: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:36 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Rodrigo Lopez tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — It's another gorgeous day on the North Side, clear and cool with a nice breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan. There are few better places to spend a summer than Chicago, and I speak from experience having…

  3. Morse’s titanic blast

    Aug 10, 2011, 4:28 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse circles the bases following his titanic home run. CHICAGO — Michael Morse was asked last night if he's hit any balls farther than the one he crushed in the sixth inning, the one that landed at the top of the batters' eye in center field, just a few feet shy…

  4. One fantastic start

    Aug 10, 2011, 5:19 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang tossed six innings of one-hit ball to beat the Cubs. CHICAGO — It’s only one start. That’s what Chien-Ming Wang and the Nationals had to remind themselves late Tuesday night after the right-hander carved his way through the Cubs’ lineup like a hunk of tender meat during a 3-1 victory…

  5. Next for Strasburg: Friday at Potomac

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg threw 31 pitches over 1 2/3 innings Sunday at Hagerstown. CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg’s rehab tour has officially booked its next stop. The recovering Nationals right-hander will start Friday night at high-Class A Potomac, the closest he’ll get to Washington before making his official return from Tommy John surgery next…

  6. Game 115: Nats at Cubs (Take 2)

    Aug 9, 2011, 8:29 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Matt Garza tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — OK, let's try this again. With last night's rainout behind us, we're back at the Friendly Confines for the delayed opener of this series between the Nationals and Cubs. It's a gorgeous day, a beautiful blue sky…

  7. Is next year’s lineup already set?

    Aug 9, 2011, 2:33 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth and Michael Morse will definitely be part of next year's lineup. CHICAGO — What's the No. 1 problem area that has plagued the Nationals this season? Obviously, a lack of offensive production. How many more games might this team have won had it simply produced one more clutch hit per…

  8. Zim’s blog: Fantasy football time

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    In his latest blog posting on CSNwashington.com, Ryan Zimmerman writes about the importance of the next two weeks for the Nationals, the importance of Stephen Strasburg’s nearly completed rehab from Tommy John surgery and (most importantly) the importance of … coming up with a name for his fantasy football team. Yes, Zim is looking for…

  9. Game postponed, makeup Thursday

    Aug 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp at Wrigley Field was unrolled at 4 p.m. and stayed there all evening. Updated at 9:30 p.m. CHICAGO — Steady rain showers throughout the late afternoon and the threat of more to come forced the postponement of Monday’s game between the Nationals and Cubs. It will…

  10. Game 115: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:09 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open a three-game series against the Cubs tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — Hello from the one and only Friendly Confines, still a great place to watch a ballgame all these years after it opened. It's a bit of a warm, muggy day on the North…

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