May 21, 2011, 4:33 AM EST
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa rounds the bases after his second-inning homer. BALTIMORE — It began, as so many offensive explosions do, with one fantastic at-bat. When Danny Espinosa battled his way through a 10-pitch marathon against Jake Arrieta in the top of the second Friday night, fouling off five straight pitches before crushing a…
May 20, 2011, 10:46 PM EST
BALTIMORE — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he called Major League Baseball executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre “immediately” after his incident with umpires following Thursday’s loss in New York and insisted that incident had “absolutely nothing to do” with Phil Cuzzi’s ninth-inning blown call. Torre received a formal report filed by…
May 20, 2011, 7:12 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The first installment of the Battle of the Beltways begins tonight at Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — It's been four days since the Nationals last scored a run. Yes, four days. Not since Danny Espinosa belted a two-run homer against the Pirates in the eighth inning Monday night has…
May 20, 2011, 1:09 PM EST
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (5-1, 3.54) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (5-1, 4.03)TV: MASN2* Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMSaturday, 4:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.53) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-6, 3.91)TV: MASN2* Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.12) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (2-3,…
May 20, 2011, 2:13 AM EST
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will review a report filed by umpire Phil Cuzzi alleging a verbal altercation with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo following Thursday's game at Citi Field. An MLB spokesman confirmed newly hired vice president of on-field operations Joe Torre will review the report filed by Cuzzi. The New York Daily…
May 19, 2011, 10:44 PM EST
Associated Press photo Jim Riggleman argues with umpire Phil Cuzzi after a crucial missed call. NEW YORK — Inside an otherwise silent clubhouse a few minutes after Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Mets — as agonizing a loss as the Nationals have suffered this season — one veteran player yelled out what plenty of his…
May 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats need to win today at Citi Field to avoid a two-game sweep. NEW YORK — No rest for the weary. After enduring last night's 3-0 loss, not to mention plenty of rain, the Nationals are back at the ballpark this morning for the finale of this…
May 19, 2011, 4:17 AM EST
Associated Press file photo After an 0-for-4 night, Adam LaRoche is now hitting .177, worst in the NL. NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche has gone through this before. He’s gone through almost every year he’s been in the big leagues. He gets off to an incredibly slow start at the plate, then heats up over…
May 18, 2011, 10:42 PM EST
NEW YORK — A bunch of injury updates to pass along before tonight's game against the Mets (still scheduled to begin on-time at 7:10 p.m.)… Stephen Strasburg was in Washington yesterday for a scheduled check-up with Nationals orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih and will begin throwing off a bullpen mound "any day now," according to general manager…
May 18, 2011, 7:38 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The rain has followed the Nationals from D.C. to Citi Field. NEW YORK — Hey, what do you know? It's raining! Haven't seen much of this lately, have we? The good news is that it appears there's a window of clearing from about 7-9 p.m., enough that they…
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