Jul 15, 2011, 10:59 PM EST
ATLANTA — Stephen Strasburg crossed another significant milepost in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on Wednesday when he faced live hitters for the first time at the Nationals’ spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Strasburg threw 45 pitches during a “live batting practice” session and reported no problems. He’s expected to throw another round…
Jul 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open the second half of the season at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field in not-so-Hotlanta. It's been overcast all day, and that's kept the temperature reasonable. It's also created the distinct possibility of rain throughout the afternoon and evening, which could impact the…
Jul 15, 2011, 6:30 PM EST
In his latest blog entry for CSNwashington.com, Ryan Zimmerman talks about his recent ziMS Foundation event at Nationals Park, the opportunity the Nats have put themselves in to make things interesting during the season’s second half and Tyler Clippard’s All-Star selection. Oh, Zimmerman also reveals what he did over the break. Hint: It required a…
Jul 15, 2011, 1:00 PM EST
Friday, 7:35 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (5-8, 4.01) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-6, 3.57)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 7:10 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (5-6, 3.64) vs. RHP Tommy Hanson (10-4, 2.44)TV: MASN, MLB Network Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 3.94) vs. RHP…
Jul 15, 2011, 2:16 AM EST
Sorry for the recent lack of postings; I was traveling all day, so I'm just now catching up with several newsworthy items that developed over the course of the afternoon and evening. Let's run through them all in quick-fire fashion… – Jim Riggleman has been hired by the Giants as a special assignment scout. The…
Jul 14, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
After a surprising, often exciting and certainly eventful first half, the Nationals return to the field Friday night in Atlanta boasting a 46-46 record and reason to believe they can sustain that pace over the season’s final 2 1/2 months. Whether they can keep themselves over the .500 mark or not, the Nationals have plenty…
Jul 13, 2011, 4:18 PM EST
The Nationals entered 2011 seemingly certain of several things. They knew they could count on Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche to produce. They knew their starting rotation would likely be their biggest problem-area. They knew Jim Riggleman could be counted on to manage this club until someone else told him he could no…
Jul 13, 2011, 5:34 AM EST
Associated Press photo Tyler Clippard threw three pitches and emerged with the win in the All-Star Game. PHOENIX — Years from now, long after he hangs up his spikes and his goggles, Tyler Clippard will sit his grandchildren down and tell them about the night he won the All-Star Game. And he won’t fabricate the…
Jul 12, 2011, 11:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the NL vs. the AL tonight in the Midsummer Classic from Chase Field. PHOENIX — After a week of debate about who deserved and who didn't deserve to be named an All-Star, about who should and who shouldn't have made the trip to Phoenix and whether or…
Jul 12, 2011, 7:22 PM EST
PHOENIX — It’s been nearly seven years since Major League Baseball brought the sport back to Washington, and the road has featured plenty of bumps along the way. But as the Nationals begin to see positive results on the field and throughout their farm system, the franchise is beginning to receive positive reviews from the…
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