Apr 11, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth faces his former Phillies teammates for the first time tomorrow night. NEW YORK — Jayson Werth was holding court with a group of reporters Saturday at Citi Field, fielding questions about his impending rendezvous with the Phillies, when someone pointed out his new team was on a winning streak. “Two?…
Apr 11, 2011, 1:49 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Catcher Wilson Ramos shakes hands with first baseman Ivan Rodriguez. NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche had every reason to be down in the dumps. The Nationals first baseman had been forced out of today’s game in the 11th inning after aggravating a groin injury sliding into second base. This, on top of…
Apr 10, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT
Updated at 5:41 p.m. NEW YORK — Ryan Zimmerman was held out of the Nationals’ lineup for today’s series finale against the Mets after aggravating a prior abdominal strain sliding into second base the previous night. The Nationals are hopeful two days of rest and treatment will be enough to allow Zimmerman to return, though…
Apr 10, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Chris Young in today's series finale at Citi Field. NEW YORK — The Nationals would love to win today's game against the Mets and earn their first series victory of the young season. They'll have to do it, though, without the Face of the Franchise.…
Apr 10, 2011, 4:13 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Tom Gorzelanny reacts to one of Carlos Beltran’s two homers. NEW YORK — Jerry Hairston has played 1,120 games in the big leagues, spending time at seven different positions around the diamond, everything but pitcher and catcher. And if a manager asked him to do either of those, he’d probably jump at…
Apr 9, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT
NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche was held out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight after experiencing a recurrence of pain in his injured left shoulder, though the first baseman continues to believe he can play through the season without making a trip to the disabled list. LaRoche, who learned in late-March he has a slight tear…
Apr 9, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny makes his season debut today at Citi Field. NEW YORK — We figured the Nationals would have a tweaked lineup today since they're facing a left-handed starter for the first time this season. This, though, is a bit different than I expected. Adam LaRoche has been…
Apr 9, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings during yesterday's win. NEW YORK — The focus of my game analysis last night was on Ivan Rodriguez because, well, I thought the veteran catcher had both an interesting impact on the Nationals' 6-2 win and had some interesting things to say afterward.…
Apr 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ivan Rodriguez contributed to today’s win both behind and at the plate. NEW YORK — Ivan Rodriguez’s opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the Nationals are waning. He won’t say that, but you get the sense the 39-year-old catcher understands the situation. The Nationals want to start transitioning rookie Wilson Ramos into…
Apr 8, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT
NEW YORK — The Nationals enter today’s game with two victories this season, each of them games that included a save situation. And each time, manager Jim Riggleman called upon Sean Burnett to close it out. That doesn’t, however, mean the Nationals have settled upon Burnett as their closer. Riggleman reiterated this afternoon he’s still…
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