Jun 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper exults after recording the first game-winning hit of his career. He'd already had multiple opportunities to be the hero, in the bottom of the ninth and the bottom of the 11th. That Bryce Harper found himself with yet another chance to deliver for the Nationals in the bottom of the…
Jun 6, 2012, 3:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann had two hits to go along with six strong innings on the mound. Game in a nutshell: In the opener of their latest big series against a division foe, the Nationals found themselves in a wacky, extra-inning thriller. They managed to blow a 3-0 lead when Jordan Zimmermann gave up…
Jun 5, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT
A string of injuries has forced the Nationals to reshuffle their bullpen several times over the last month, but the day is coming when those injured relievers all make their return, leaving the organization facing more reshuffling dilemmas. Closer Drew Storen was back at Nationals Park today to be checked on by team doctors and…
Jun 5, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT
Unlike in recent seasons when they were awarded several compensation picks to go along with their first-round selection, the Nationals’ scouting department had plenty of time last night and this morning to sit around and wait during the second phase of the MLB draft. After taking left-hander Lucas Giolito with the 16th overall pick last…
Jun 5, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces the red-hot Mets this evening at Nationals Park. It's kind of becoming a broken record — and we'll probably be saying this over and over again as the rest of the season plays out — but the Nationals open a big series tonight. Their latest…
Jun 5, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT
For a 17-year-old who just finished high school last week, Lucas Giolito comes across as extremely bright and well-spoken. It certainly can't hurt that the Nationals' first-round draft pick comes from a family used to being in the spotlight (his mother, Lindsay Frost, has appeared in dozens of TV shows; his uncle, Mark Frost, co-created…
Jun 5, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper rounds the bases Sunday following his fifth career home run. With each passing day, Bryce Harper looks more and more like a legitimate major-league player. Actually, with each passing day, the 19-year-old looks more and more like a legitimate major-league star. Yes, it's only been five weeks since Harper made…
Jun 5, 2012, 12:59 AM EDT
Photo by Eric Dearborn Lucas Giolito might have been the No. 1 pick this year if not for injury concerns. Updated at 10:24 p.m. If healthy, the Nationals believe Lucas Giolito compares favorably to Roy Halladay. Giolito, however, is not necessarily healthy. A potential No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, the right-hander from…
Jun 4, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT
Brad Lidge was roughed up a bit in his brief rehab appearance for Class A Potomac this evening, allowing three of four Frederick batters he faced to reach safely in the bottom of the first before being pulled upon reaching his predetermined pitch count. The veteran reliever, out since late April following surgery to repair…
Jun 4, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Shortstop Deven Marrero is among the players the Nats could draft at No. 16. Mike Rizzo has been a part of five amateur drafts with the Nationals — two as assistant general manager, three as GM — and each time he sat down in the club's war room on draft day, he…
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- Taylor ends it in the 10th with a walk-off 3-run HR
- Barrett has Tommy John surgery, out 12 months
- Taylor has MRI on bruised knee, expects to be back soon
- Roark on the mound as Nats look to continue dominance of Braves
- MLB Power Rankings: Braves sink to the bottom
- Blowout sets Zimmermann up nicely to face Mets
- Bryce Harper makes history without one swing
- Nats knock Braves out of the park in 15-1 pummeling
- Harper returns to Nats lineup, Taylor still hurting
- Strasburg will return next week to face Mets