Aug 24, 2012, 7:47 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game weekend series. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which hasn't quite been the happiest place on earth this baseball season. Things have picked up somewhat for the Phillies, though: They've gone 21-17 since the All-Star break…
Aug 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
This season has brought about many new ideas and emotions for the Nationals, who for the first time since they arrived in Washington are legitimately in a pennant race. And as a result of that, here’s another new concept we’re going to have to consider: the August 31 playoff roster deadline. You’ve probably been vaguely…
Aug 23, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Bryce Harper went 2-for-13 with six strikeouts in three games against Atlanta. Though he's not producing nearly as much as he did during the first two months of his big-league career, Bryce Harper is making positive contributions to the team with the best record in baseball. Just look at…
Aug 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Appearing last night on CSN’s SportsNet Central, Ryan Zimmerman talked about the possibility of the Nationals making their first postseason appearance, the clubhouse’s support of Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown and the possibility of winning his second Gold Glove Award this fall. (He also was gentlemanly enough to hold Kelli Johnson’s umbrella during the interview as rain…
Aug 23, 2012, 4:50 AM EST
Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman can’t corral Kurt Suzuki’s wild throw in the ninth inning. For a split-second at the end of the eighth inning Wednesday night, as Ian Desmond awkwardly pulled up lame at first base, the fact the Nationals had just squandered another golden scoring opportunity seemed insignificant. “Being out wasn’t real important…
Aug 23, 2012, 2:25 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler dominated early but faded in the fifth and sixth innings. Game in a nutshell: With a chance to pull off a rousing series sweep and extend their lead over the Braves to a commanding eight games, the Nationals were silenced by the unheralded Kris Medlen. The right-hander, who has pitched…
Aug 22, 2012, 10:02 PM EST
Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg threw six innings last night to raise his total to 145 1/3. Though the Nationals have no set date for Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown, manager Davey Johnson did offer up the most-concrete clue yet today, suggesting the club will need another pitcher to make two or three starts in Strasburg’s place…
Aug 22, 2012, 7:29 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a three-game sweep and an 8-game lead in the NL East. If you go back only 2 1/2 months, back to June 3, and look at the NL East standings, you a total of 3 1/2 games separating the first-place Nationals and the last-place…
Aug 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
Mark appeared live on Geico SportsNet Central yesterday to talk Stephen Strasburg and whether Ross Detwiler can hold his weight if he replaces him for the playoffs.
Aug 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard recorded his 28th save last night. It was May 22 when Davey Johnson handed Tyler Clippard the ball for the bottom of the ninth inning of what became a 5-2 Nationals victory in Philadelphia, thus designating the right-hander his team's closer for the foreseeable future. Exactly three months later, it's…
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