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  1. Burnett searching for answers

    May 31, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

    On a depth chart of pitchers the Nationals had reason to be worried about entering the season, Sean Burnett probably ranked dead-last. The left-hander was coming off a brilliant 2010, followed by a perfect spring training (zero earned runs allowed in 10 appearances). Two months into the season, Burnett's struggles may not rank as the…

  2. July 2 DH to make up Bucs rainout

    May 31, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    The Nationals’ May 17 rainout against the Pirates will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on July 2, the team announced today. First pitch of the twinbill is scheduled for 3:35 p.m., with the second game beginning 30 minutes after its conclusion. Only one ticket is needed for admission to both games.…

  3. Game 54: Phillies at Nats

    May 31, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Can the Nationals stop their string of one-run losses tonight? The Nationals more than held their own against Roy Halladay yesterday, and that still wasn't enough to win. So tonight, they'll have to both hold their own against Cliff Lee, and hope they hold down the Phillies themselves…

  4. Beltway Baseball Live – 5/30/11

    May 31, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Thanks for watching this week’s edition of Beltway Baseball Live, where Chase Hughes and I discussed next week’s MLB draft. We also took your questions on Ryan Zimmerman, Jim Riggleman and Ross Detwiler. If you missed the show live at 2 p.m., here’s the full episode…

  5. Same old, same old

    May 30, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Alex Cora gets caught in a rundown in the bottom of the seventh. There are any number of ways to analyze the Nationals’ 5-4 loss to the Phillies Monday afternoon, parsing Sean Burnett’s ragged relief appearance or Alex Cora’s baserunning or the entire lineup’s hitting approach with men in scoring position. Within…

  6. Game 53: Phillies at Nats

    May 30, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Roy Halladay on Memorial Day at Nationals Park. It's Memorial Day in the nation's capital, and it's a scorcher. Easily the hottest day of the year so far, so if you're coming to the park, be sure to dress appropriately and drink lots of water.…

  7. Series preview: Phillies at Nats

    May 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Monday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMTuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-5, 4.40) vs. RHP Roy Oswalt (3-2,…

  8. Close to winning, or are they?

    May 29, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    In a lot of ways, the Nationals are close. Really close, in fact, to playing .500 ball. Just about every game they play seems to be tight, usually decided by one clutch at-bat or one important pitch. Sometimes, it comes down to a break, good or bad. There is, however, another way to look at…

  9. Game 52: Padres at Nats

    May 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya makes his 2011 debut today against the Padres. When we last saw Yunesky Maya in Washington, the results were pretty unspectacular. In five September starts, the right-hander went 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA and made it through the sixth inning only once. But after a strong…

  10. Hairston suspended 1 game, appeals

    May 29, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston argues with Ed Hickox, with Jim Riggleman trying to intervene. Updated at 1:15 p.m. Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for "aggressive actions" with umpire Ed Hickox during Friday night's game against the Padres. Hairston has appealed…



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