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  1. Class A: Myrtle Beach at Potomac

    Aug 12, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg makes his second rehab start tonight at Pfitzner Stadium. WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Hello from Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Class A Potomac Nationals and site tonight of Stephen Strasburg's second rehab start. I've jumped off the major-league Nationals beat for one day to cover this game,…

  2. Series preview: Nats at Phillies

    Aug 12, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (6-11, 4.41) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.53)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (8-7, 3.56) vs. RHP Roy Oswalt (4-7, 3.84)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1-2, 3.60)…

  3. A frustrating loss, a learning experience

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:49 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Two late home runs, combined with little run support, cost Jordan Zimmermann. CHICAGO — A nine-inning baseball game typically features 300 total pitches, countless decisions and any number of opportunities for players on each side of the diamond. There are, however, a handful of games over the course of a season that…

  4. X-rays on Morse negative

    Aug 11, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Michael Morse winces after getting hit by a pitch in the left elbow. UPDATE AT 9:30 P.M.: The X-rays taken on Morse's elbow came back negative and he's suffered only a contusion, according to the Nationals. His status is day-to-day. CHICAGO — Michael Morse was forced to depart Thursday's game against the…

  5. Game 117: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Ryan Dempster in the rubber game at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — Jordan Zimmermann makes his 23rd start of the season, and if you have the ability to tune in for this Thursday matinee, you might want to catch a glimpse because there won't be many…

  6. Harper ejected after arguing call

    Aug 11, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    CHICAGO — Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday night’s game at Class AA Harrisburg after arguing a called third strike, the latest display of emotion from the Nationals’ top farmhand. Harper, 18, took an outside 3-2 fastball in the bottom of the seventh inning from Richmond pitcher Eric Surkamp, then began to trot to first…

  7. Still waiting for Ross to blossom

    Aug 11, 2011, 4:55 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler allowed three runs over five innings in the Nats’ 4-2 loss. CHICAGO — Ross Detwiler has started 22 big-league games over the last three seasons. It’s not nearly a large enough sample size to make a definitive call on the left-hander’s ability to pitch at this level. Yet it’s also…

  8. Pudge still not close to returning

    Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

    CHICAGO — Ivan Rodriguez's attempt to recover from a strained oblique muscle continues to progress slowly, and the Nationals have no set timetable for the 39-year-old catcher's return. Rodriguez, who hasn't played since injuring himself during batting practice July 7 at Nationals Park, was in Harrisburg today before the Class AA Senators' game. According to…

  9. Game 116: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Rodrigo Lopez tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — It's another gorgeous day on the North Side, clear and cool with a nice breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan. There are few better places to spend a summer than Chicago, and I speak from experience having…

  10. Morse’s titanic blast

    Aug 10, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse circles the bases following his titanic home run. CHICAGO — Michael Morse was asked last night if he's hit any balls farther than the one he crushed in the sixth inning, the one that landed at the top of the batters' eye in center field, just a few feet shy…




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MON: 12:45 p.m.
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