May 18, 2011, 7:23 PM EST
Updated at 6:10 p.m. NEW YORK — Don’t hold your breath waiting for Bryce Harper to reach the big leagues this season. According to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, that’s not a possibility. During both a radio appearance this afternoon and again later during a session with beat reporters, Rizzo made it clear he’s already…
May 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.Nationals LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-2, 3.40)vs. Mets RHP Dillon Gee (2-0, 4.44)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMThursday, 1:10 p.m.Nationals RHP Livan Hernandez (3-5, 3.92)vs. Mets RHP R.A. Dickey (1-5, 5.08)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM METS UPDATEAn obviously flawed New York club is trying to hang in there and has won four of…
May 17, 2011, 9:39 PM EST
Harmon Killebrew, the Hall-of-Fame slugger who broke in with the Washington Senators as an 18-year-old prodigy, died today after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 74. Though Killebrew hit 465 of his 573 career home runs with the Twins and became one of Minnesota's most-famous athletes, he was a Senator first, playing in the…
May 17, 2011, 3:06 PM EST
Today's scheduled game against the Pirates has been postponed due to today's expected heavy rain. No makeup date has been announced, but Pittsburgh returns to town July 1-3. A doubleheader on Saturday, July 2 is a possibility. This is already the fourth Nationals game this season to be postponed due to rain. UPDATE AT 2:25…
May 17, 2011, 1:05 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Pirates will try to wrap up their two-game series today. Though it seems highly unlikely Mother Nature is going to cooperate, the Nationals and Pirates are holding out hope they can play baseball today. The forecast is not promising: Heavy rain and thunder all…
May 17, 2011, 4:22 AM EST
US Presswire photo Laynce Nix congratulates Danny Espinosa on the latter’s go-ahead homer. Danny Espinosa had been through every other emotion over the last three weeks as his batting average tumbled, from frustration to anger to uncertainty about his ability to hit a baseball. So by the seventh inning of Monday night’s game, after he…
May 17, 2011, 2:59 AM EST
It’s a little late, since this aired before tonight’s game, but here’s my live shot from Nationals Park on Comcast SportsNet with the always unpredictable Chick Hernandez. Among the topics we discuss: Stephen Strasburg’s rehab timetable, Bryce Harper’s promotion timetable, Jason Marquis’ success and the Nationals bullpen’s dominance.
May 16, 2011, 9:31 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp is on the field right now, but they should be able to play tonight. It was just pouring here at Nationals Park a few minutes ago, canceling outdoor batting practice about 10 minutes into the proceedings. But the system seems to be moving out of the…
May 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
Monday, 7:05 p.m.Pirates LHP Paul Maholm (1-5, 3.60) vs.Nationals LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.79)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Tuesday, 1:05 p.m.Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (4-1, 3.13) vs.Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.13)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM PIRATES UPDATEEveryone in Pittsburgh was in a great mood this time last week, when the home club won…
May 15, 2011, 11:17 PM EST
There aren’t many better feelings for a big-league pitcher than taking the mound in the second inning with a 6-run lead. “Oh, it’s definitely nice,” Jason Marquis said. “You can attack the strike zone a little bit more comfortably. I didn’t feel my best today with my rhythm and my delivery. So it allowed me…
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