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  1. Game 139: Marlins at Nats

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals face the Marlins in a Saturday matinee on South Capitol Street. OK, so there's a game still to be played, Stephen Strasburg shutdown or not. The Nationals, after losing in dramatic fashion last night, try to bounce back this afternoon against Mark Buehrle and the Marlins.…

  2. Out of focus

    Sep 8, 2012, 5:13 AM EST

    Photo by Bob Youngentob / Stephen Strasburg was knocked out after allowing five runs in three innings. The Nationals have insisted for more than five months they can win without Stephen Strasburg, and over the course of 3 hours and 44 minutes Friday night, they tried their darndest to prove that in the most…

  3. Instant analysis: Marlins 9, Nats 7 (10)

    Sep 8, 2012, 2:54 AM EST

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche collides with Danny Espinosa while catching a pop-up. Game in a nutshell: They came out to watch Stephen Strasburg make his final home start of the season. They wound up watching the soon-to-be-shutdown ace get rocked again by the pesky Marlins, knocked out after allowing five runs in only three…

  4. Game 138: Marlins at Nats

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg takes the mound against the Marlins tonight at Nationals Park. So, you may have heard something about the Nationals planning to shut down Stephen Strasburg before the end of the season. I'm told it's been mentioned a handful of times in the national media over the…

  5. Strasburg’s home farewell

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:46 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg makes his final home start of the season tonight. Thirteen times this year he's taken the mound at Nationals Park, knowing in each instance he'd have another opportunity to take the same mound again five or 10 days later. But when Stephen Strasburg emerges from the first base dugout at…

  6. Delivering the KO punch

    Sep 7, 2012, 5:15 AM EST

    Associated Press photo Benches and bullpens emptied twice during the Nationals’ 9-2 win over the Cubs. It had only been 48 days since the Nationals carried a nine-run lead into the sixth inning of a crucial game against the Braves and watched it all crumble away in horrifying fashion. So when they entered the fifth…

  7. Instant analysis: Nats 9, Cubs 2

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:28 AM EST

    Associated Press photo Bryce Harper is restrained by Ryan Zimmerman as both benches empty. Game in a nutshell: So, they played a ballgame on South Capitol Street tonight. The Nationals once again pulverized the Cubs' calamitous pitching staff, either scoring or loading the bases in seven of their eight offensive innings. Because of all that,…

  8. Burnett’s status could affect Lannan plan

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:24 PM EST

    The Nationals don't expect reliever Sean Burnett to be cleared to throw until Saturday, a development that would likely push his return to game action until at least Monday. And if things don't go quite that smoothly, Burnett's lingering elbow inflammation could force manager Davey Johnson to use fellow left-hander John Lannan in a different…

  9. Game 137: Cubs at Nats

    Sep 6, 2012, 7:26 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a four-game sweep of the Cubs tonight at Nationals Park. So, what do the Nationals have in store for us tonight? Another six-homer game? Maybe seven? They wouldn't even need to do that to make history. Only one team has ever hit five or…

  10. VIDEO: On last night’s blowout

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    In case you hadn’t heard, the Nationals have had a couple of pretty big nights at the plate. With six homers on Tuesday and another six homers on Wednesday, they blew out the Cubs and re-asserted their ability to win not only behind great pitching but behind one of baseball’s most-potent lineups. Here are some…





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