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  1. "We just played terrible baseball"

    May 21, 2010, 4:09 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan watches Ike Davis' fourth-inning drive carom off the wall. Those were the words of Jim Riggleman following tonight's 10-7 loss to the Mets, a game that wasn't nearly as compelling as the final score would indicate. The Nationals trailed 10-1 in the sixth inning, having gotten…

  2. Game 42: Mets at Nats

    May 20, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a two-game sweep of the Mets tonight. You only get so many chances at a series sweep in this game, so even though the Nationals and Mets are only playing twice this week, the Nats might as well go for the kill tonight. After…

  3. Surprise contributor

    May 20, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman isn't producing like a typical bench player. When Jim Riggleman made the difficult (but correct) decision in late-March to name Ian Desmond his starting shortstop, the odd man out figured to be Cristian Guzman. With Desmond at shortstop and Adam Kennedy at second base, Guzman's at-bats…

  4. A valiant effort from Livo

    May 20, 2010, 3:28 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Pitching on short rest, Livan Hernandez notched another quality start. As Drew Storen donned the silver Elvis wig and answered a parade of questions about the first win of his 3-day-old big-league career, Livan Hernandez quietly made his way to his locker on the other side of the…

  5. Dunn returns to lineup

    May 19, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn is back in the Nationals’ lineup tonight, feeling healthy and ready to inject some life into an offense that went stagnant in his absence the last three days. Read what Dunn had to say about his unexpected early trip home from St. Louis for a doctor’s visit on CSNwashington.com.

  6. Game 41: Mets at Nats

    May 19, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After an eventful road trip, the Nats return home to face the Mets. If it feels like a lot's happened since the Nationals last hosted a ballgame, it's true. When last you saw your home team, it was 17-14, about to embark on a difficult road trip. John…

  7. Where’d the offense go?

    May 19, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats missed Adam Dunn's bat the last three days. Only three days ago, the Nationals were flying high in Colorado, owners of a 20-15 record and a lineup that had busted out at last. When the Nats arrived at Coors Field Friday afternoon, they had scored a…

  8. Rain won’t alter Strasburg schedule

    May 18, 2010, 10:18 PM EDT

    You may have seen already that Class AAA Syracuse’s game at Rochester tonight has been postponed due to rain. The Chiefs and Red Wings will now play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow, with Matt Chico pitching the 11 a.m. opener and Stephen Strasburg pitching the 7:05 p.m. nightcap. (So no need to stay up late tonight…

  9. Game 40: Nats at Cardinals

    May 18, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Cards wrap up their series at Busch Stadium tonight. The Nationals reach the quarter-pole of the season tonight, Game 40 of 162, with a chance to come home with a winning record. Of course, to do that, they'll have to beat Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter,…

  10. Mapping out Strasburg’s schedule

    May 18, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT

    ST. LOUIS — Now that Drew Storen's big-league debut is out of the way, all eyes can shift to the other guy about to debut with the Nationals. (Who would have thought the spotlight would shift off Stephen Strasburg, if only for 24 hours?) We've been outlining in detail the Strasburg Plan for some time…

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