Aug 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
Why has the reaction to the Stephen Strasburg shutdown been different in Washington than it’s been elsewhere in the country? Why has Jayson Werth been so effective as the Nationals’ leadoff hitter? Which National League contenders should the Nats be most concerned about? Chase Hughes and I tackled all those topics and answered your questions…
Aug 20, 2012, 1:28 AM EST
Associated Press photo Bryce Harper recorded his 12th homer and his sixth triple of the season. There’s no player inside the Nationals clubhouse who holds himself to a higher standard than Bryce Harper. That’s what happens when you spend most of your 19 years under an intense spotlight and and do things to this point…
Aug 19, 2012, 10:54 PM EST
Associated Press photo Danny Espinosa is greeted by Michael Morse following his second-inning homer. Game in a nutshell: A good number of the 33,764 who paid to attend this game actually stuck around through a 2 1/2-hour rain delay and then through the actual game, and were rewarded for their patience with another fine showing…
Aug 19, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez seeks his 16th win in today's series finale at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson was asked yesterday if he had any plans to sit Ian Desmond at all to keep his recovering oblique muscle from acting up again. "Tomorrow," the manager said. "But don't tell him I…
Aug 19, 2012, 4:05 AM EST
Associated Press photo Michael Morse and the Nats were shut out by Jon Niese and two Mets relievers. They packed themselves into Nationals Park on a gorgeous Saturday night, the second-largest gathering in the stadium’s history, and for 2 hours and 35 minutes they waited anxiously for an opportunity to explode. Even as Jon Niese…
Aug 19, 2012, 1:42 AM EST
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson struck out 11 but was victimized by Ike Davis' two-run homer. Game in a nutshell: Edwin Jackson was brilliant, striking out 11 and carrying a shutout into the seventh inning. But Jon Niese was equally as dominant, scattering five hits without issuing a walk over 7 1/3 innings. In the…
Aug 18, 2012, 10:41 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth has a .509 on-base percentage since returning from the DL. As he was getting close to returning from a broken left wrist, Jayson Werth asked Davey Johnson where the Nationals manager planned to hit him in his starting lineup. Johnson said he was thinking about leading him off, to which…
Aug 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EST
US Presswire photo The Nationals try to improve to 30 games over .500 tonight against the Mets. Considering Bryce Harper just had his best offensive performance in weeks, going 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk, you might have been surprised when Davey Johnson revealed after last night's game the rookie wouldn't be in tonight's…
Aug 18, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
Chase Hughes and I will be taping a new episode of Beltway Baseball before tomorrow’s series finale against the Mets, and as always we need your help. If you’ve got a question about the Nats you’d like us to answer on-air, please submit it here. We’ll pick the best ones for the show, then look…
Aug 18, 2012, 4:35 AM EST
US Presswire photo Michael Morse’s four-run blast gave the Nationals the lead and ignited the crowd. The crowd of 34,827 — which certainly looked and sounded more like a sellout crowd — began to rise as Michael Morse stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth Friday night. The…
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