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  1. Instant analysis: Nats 5, Marlins 1

    Jul 14, 2012, 2:29 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman clubbed his sixth homer in 15 games. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals opened the second half of their season with a bang, pouncing on Marlins ace Josh Johnson for five runs and handing the ball to Jordan Zimmermann to mow his way through the Miami lineup. Big hits came…

  2. Storen not ready to return yet

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

    MIAMI — Despite initial hopes to have Drew Storen make his season debut in tonight's second-half opener, the Nationals decided the reliever needs a bit more time on a minor-league rehab assignment to build up his arm strength before pitching in the big leagues. The Nationals originally planned for Storen to make four rehab appearances…

  3. Giolito signs for $2.925 million

    Jul 13, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:35 p.m. MIAMI — No stranger to down-to-the-wire negotiations with draft picks, the Nationals agreed to contract terms with first rounder Lucas Giolito less than one minute before today’s 5 p.m. deadline, giving the young right-hander $2.925 million and thus subjecting themselves to a tax for exceeding Major League Baseball’s new draft pool…

  4. Game 84: Nats at Marlins

    Jul 13, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann opens the second half of the season at Marlins Park. MIAMI — Hello from Marlins Park, which doesn't provide quite the same overload of sensations when you make your second trip here. That's probably a good thing. The Nationals open the second half of their season…

  5. Video: Should Strasburg be shut down?

    Jul 13, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Mark appeared on SportsNet Central Thursday night to preview the second half and discuss scenarios for Stephen Strasburg as he approaches his expected innings limit.

  6. Deadline day for Giolito

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Eric Dearborn Lucas Giolito has until 5 p.m. EDT to sign with the Nationals. It's been 40 days since the Nationals selected right-hander Lucas Giolito with the 16th overall pick in this year's draft, and not much about the relationship between the two has changed since then. As is so often the case…

  7. 2nd half storylines: The pennant race

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Will the Nats get to celebrate D.C.'s first postseason berth since 1933? The Nationals open tomorrow what promises to be the most compelling second half to a season since the franchise arrived in town in 2005, owners of the NL's best record but saddled with several major questions that need to be…

  8. 2nd half storylines: Strasburg’s shutdown

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg has thrown 100 innings this season (counting the All-Star Game). The Nationals open tomorrow what promises to be the most compelling second half to a season since the franchise arrived in town in 2005, owners of the NL's best record but saddled with several major questions that need to be…

  9. 2nd half storylines: The trade deadline

    Jul 12, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo will be making and receiving plenty of calls over the next 2 1/2 weeks. The Nationals open tomorrow what promises to be the most compelling second half to a season since the franchise arrived in town in 2005, owners of the NL's best record but saddled with several major questions…

  10. 2nd half storylines: Closer controversy?

    Jul 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard has 14 saves and a 0.49 ERA since taking over closer duties. The Nationals open tomorrow what promises to be the most compelling second half to a season since the franchise arrived in town in 2005, owners of the NL's best record but saddled with several major questions that need…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

WLGB
NEW YORK7056
WASHINGTON63626.5
ATLANTA547316.5
MIAMI517619.5
PHILADELPHIA507720.5
*Through Wednesday's games

NL WILD CARD STANDINGS

WLGB
PITTSBURGH7649+3.0
CHICAGO7352
SAN FRANCISCO67596.5
WASHINGTON636210.0
*Through Wednesday's games

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