Sep 27, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
US Presswire photo John Lannan allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings. Game in a nutshell: Desperate for a win in perhaps their biggest house of horrors, the Nationals turned to man who has known almost nothing but misery in Philadelphia in John Lannan. The left-hander responded with another solid outing, but more importantly benefited…
Sep 26, 2012, 10:17 PM EST
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa has four hits in his last 15 at-bats. PHILADELPHIA — Though he has suggested he won't be resting any of his regulars until the Nationals clinch the NL East title, manager Davey Johnson made the surprising decision today to sit Danny Espinosa and start Steve Lombardozzi at second base against…
Sep 26, 2012, 7:42 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan tries to pitch the Nationals to a rare win at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — What is it about the Philadelphia Phillies that brings out the worst in the Nationals? Well, there's the obvious answer: The Phillies have been a really good team for the better…
Sep 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson is widely expected to return to manage in 2013. PHILADELPHIA — The issue of Davey Johnson's future status has been raised in recent days because the Nationals manager hasn't officially committed to returning in that capacity for 2013. Make no mistake, though, there's only one person who will decide whether…
Sep 26, 2012, 4:04 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler was roughed up by the Phillies for five early runs. PHILADELPHIA — For all the agony they have suffered in this town, the lopsided losses and the taunting fans and especially the division titles clinched against them, the Nationals arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday knowing they could leave town Thursday…
Sep 26, 2012, 2:03 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler reacts to Carlos Ruiz's third-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: Hoping to move another step closer to their first division title, the Nationals dug themselves into an early hole and couldn't climb all the way out. Ross Detwiler, who hadn't allowed a run in his last 14 1/3 innings against…
Sep 25, 2012, 10:31 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA — Though he's back in the Nationals lineup for tonight's series opener at Citizens Bank Park, Nationals left fielder Michael Morse continues to be plagued by a lingering hand injury, one that required a shot to reduce inflammation. Morse received the shot Monday in Washington; he didn't start that afternoon against the Brewers, though…
Sep 25, 2012, 7:38 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Cole Hamels in the opener of a big series at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — Davey Johnson specifically wanted as many left-handers to face the Phillies over the next three nights as possible, so he reconfigured his rotation to ensure he'd have just that. Ross…
Sep 25, 2012, 4:31 PM EST
US Presswire photo The Nats could clinch the NL East and eliminate the Phillies by Thursday. PHILADELPHIA — And so we have reached the home stretch at last, the final nine regular season games of what has turned into a most entertaining and surprising year for the Nationals. Much as they would have loved to…
Sep 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond could become only the seventh shortstop ever in the 20-20-.300 club. In this age of deflated power numbers and de-emphasized baserunning, it's no small feat when a major leaguer pulls off a 20-20 combo in a single season: 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases. So Ian Desmond should feel quite…
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