Sep 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang tries to lead the Nationals over the Brewers today. It's been three months since Chien-Ming Wang last started a big-league game for the Nationals, but today the veteran right-hander will be handed the ball by Davey Johnson for a pennant race game in late September. If…
Sep 22, 2012, 10:39 PM EST
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez tips his cap to a sellout crowd at Nationals Park. Two winters ago, Miami personal trainer Sergio Pacheco handed client Gio Gonzalez a folder. Inside was a detailed conditioning plan, but what the young left-hander remembers more was what was written on the outside. It read: “Project 20.” The goal:…
Sep 22, 2012, 8:13 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond and Adam LaRoche each homered to lead the Nationals' barrage. Game in a nutshell: Only one word, really, is needed to put this game in a nutshell: Domination. Gio Gonzalez dominated the Brewers lineup, allowing two unearned runs over seven standout innings to become the first 20-game winner in the…
Sep 22, 2012, 3:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez seeks win No. 20 today at Nationals Park. Last night's loss certainly stung for the Nationals, but in the bigger picture it actually proved a net gain for them, because with the Braves' loss in Philadelphia they maintained their 5 1/2-game lead in the NL East.…
Sep 22, 2012, 4:29 AM EST
US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard gave up three runs in the top of the ninth and took the loss. Ignore, for a moment, the question of whether Tyler Clippard will get another chance to pitch in a save situation this season. It’s a valid question, and one Davey Johnson will have to answer not with…
Sep 22, 2012, 2:07 AM EST
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson gave up one run in eight innings but didn't earn the win. Game in a nutshell: Two innings into this one, it looked like we might be in for a slugfest. Adam LaRoche launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the first off Shaun Marcum. Jonathan Lucroy then responded…
Sep 21, 2012, 10:31 PM EST
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez has a 5.05 ERA in 42 appearances with the Braves and Brewers. He's still won more games than any other pitcher in Nationals history, throwing more innings and recording more strikeouts than anyone who has ever worn the uniform. He started on Opening Day three times, threw the first pitch…
Sep 21, 2012, 9:42 PM EST
US Presswire photo Drew Storen has been scored upon in only one of his last 17 appearances. Tyler Clippard has been the Nationals’ closer since May 22, and during that time he’s been one of the most effective closers in baseball, converting 32 of 35 save opportunities and holding opponents to a .179 batting average.…
Sep 21, 2012, 7:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The playoff-bound Nationals try to move closer to the NL East title tonight. As everyone around them celebrated last night, the Nationals all insisted there was plenty of work yet to be done. They're happy to know they'll be in the postseason, but they'd much rather be NL…
Sep 21, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
A small disclaimer: We taped this episode of Beltway Baseball yesterday afternoon, before the Nationals had officially clinched a playoff berth. But with their magic number at that point down to 1, we felt fairly comfortable talking about this team’s various postseason scenarios. CSNwashington.com’s Chase Hughes and I also addressed some other topics, including Bryce…
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