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  1. Second-half storylines

    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…

  2. Nats midseason report card

    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…

  3. "Something I’ll never forget"

    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…

  4. 2011 MLB All-Star Game

    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…

  5. Selig: Baseball in D.C. "working out well"

    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…

  6. Two years later, two surprise All-Stars

    Jul 12, 2011, 12:17 AM EST

    US Presswire photos Tyler Clippard and Joel Hanrahan have each enjoyed career renaissances this season. PHOENIX — It was the final week of June 2009, and the Washington Nationals were — to put it bluntly — a disaster. Thirty games under .500. The bullpen, statistically, ranked as the worst in big-league history. The pitching coach…

  7. 2011 Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:19 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Balls will be flying out of Chase Field tonight during the Home Run Derby. PHOENIX — The Home Run Derby has become a staple of the All-Star experience, a exhibition of raw power unlike anything else you'll see all season. There's a bit of a new wrinkle to…

  8. Peacock spreads his wings

    Jul 11, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Brad Peacock retired the side on nine pitches during yesterday's Futures Game. UPDATE AT 3:00 P.M. — Nationals GM Mike Rizzo confirmed that Peacock has been promoted to Class AAA Syracuse. He'll make his debut there on Saturday. PHOENIX — Standing along the two baselines yesterday afternoon at Chase Field were 48…

  9. Harper soaks in All-Star experience

    Jul 11, 2011, 2:32 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper reacts after striking out in his first at-bat of the Futures Game. PHOENIX — Bryce Harper has been “playing up” against older, more experienced competition since … well, pretty much since the day he first picked up a baseball bat and homered off his father. Sunday evening, though, brought a…

  10. Nats hit All-Star break at .500

    Jul 10, 2011, 11:50 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel’s homer helped lead the Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Rockies. Their $126 million right fielder has a broken swing. Their franchise third baseman has played only 34 games. Their .235 team batting average is better than just three teams. And their manager quit amid a hot streak. Yet,…




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