Sep 28, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Roy Oswalt tonight at Nationals Park. After last night's debacle, the Nationals resume their final home series of the season tonight, with slightly less at stake for the visiting Phillies. Having clinched not only the NL East title last night but also the NL's best…
Sep 28, 2010, 3:52 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Phillies fans serenade their team during tonight's division-clinching win. Inside the visitors … er, actually make that the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, players quietly showered, dressed and left. A few sat in front of their lockers and stewed, clearly upset by what was transpiring over on the…
Sep 27, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
The Nationals have named first baseman Tyler Moore and left-hander Tom Milone as their minor-league player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Moore, a 16th round pick in the 2008 draft, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Class A Potomac, hitting .269 with 31 homers, 111 RBI, 43 doubles and 78 runs scored in 129 games.…
Sep 27, 2010, 10:19 PM EDT
Though he’s still holding out hope that his strained ribcage muscle might heal in the next few days, Ryan Zimmerman most likely won’t return to play for the Nationals before season’s end. Zimmerman, who is out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight for the fifth straight day, seems resigned to the fact he won’t have enough…
Sep 27, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Phillies will try to clinch the NL East tonight, if weather permits. As you can see from the above photo, the weather isn't very conducive to baseball today. It's been raining on and off all day, and it promises to continue all night. That said, there figure…
Sep 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya is 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in four big-league starts. With apologies to Norman Chad, here are 23 facts, tried and true, about your Washington Nationals… 1. Yunesky Maya may prove some day to be a quality, major-league starting pitcher, but he's not yet. Then again,…
Sep 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces rookie Brandon Beachy today at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals' lineup with a strained rib muscle for the fourth straight day, which is not all that surprising. The Nationals figured to take the extreme cautious route with their star third baseman,…
Sep 25, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to extend their season-high winning streak to five games today. Flying high on their first four-game winning streak of the season, the Nationals get a familiar face back in their lineup today. No, not Ryan Zimmerman, who is still battling a strained ribcage. But Nyjer…
Sep 25, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn clubbed two homers and drove in five runs tonight. The chant started in the upper deck, behind the plate, right after Adam Dunn mashed his first home run of the night. By the time he crossed the plate again one inning later with his second blast…
Sep 24, 2010, 10:39 PM EDT
Few people in baseball have as much first-hand experience working alongside Stan Kasten as Bobby Cox. So when the soon-to-be-retired Braves manager says his former boss would make a good commissioner of baseball, the sentiment carries some weight. “He’s qualified to do that job, absolutely,” Cox said this afternoon before his Braves faced the Nationals…
NL EAST STANDINGS
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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