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  1. Zimmerman still needs time to return

    Apr 26, 2011, 11:16 PM EST

    Ryan Zimmerman took a step Tuesday toward his eventual return from an abdominal strain, but the Nationals third baseman is still going to need some more time before he’s activated off the disabled list. Zimmerman performed some light baseball activities Tuesday afternoon for the first time since going on the 15-day DL April 9. Standing…

  2. Game 22: Mets at Nats

    Apr 26, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a rainy road trip, the Nats are back home tonight to face the Mets. The Nationals open a seven-game homestand tonight, still reeling somewhat from their disappointing 2-4 trip to St. Louis and Pittsburgh and in need of a bounce-back victory tonight. Under normal circumstances, a home…

  3. Desmond on paternity leave, Bernadina up

    Apr 26, 2011, 7:18 PM EST

    Updated at 6:29 p.m. The Nationals have placed shortstop Ian Desmond on the newly created paternity leave list and recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from Class AAA Syracuse to temporarily take his roster spot. Desmond's wife, Chelsey, had been due to give birth to the couple's first child in Sarasota, Fla., and the Nationals had been…

  4. Series preview: Mets at Nats

    Apr 26, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

    Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Chris Young (1-0, 1.46) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.70)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP R.A. Dickey (1-3, 4.10) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (0-2, 4.96)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Thursday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Chris Capuano (2-1, 5.95) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (2-2,…

  5. When it rains, it pours

    Apr 26, 2011, 4:01 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond dodges raindrops on his way to third base during tonight’s loss. PITTSBURGH — At the end of a long (and very wet) road trip, the Nationals could only look to the heavens and ask: Why us? Why does it seem to rain everywhere we go? “April showers,” John Lanann muttered.…

  6. Stairs on 0-for-11: "Just embarrassing"

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:43 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Matt Stairs enters Monday night’s game hitless in 11 at-bats this season. PITTSBURGH — Matt Stairs has been in this game too long and hit his way out of too many slumps to start mincing words now at age 43. And the Nationals’ struggling pinch-hitter isn’t making any excuses for his 0-for-11…

  7. Zimmerman to resume baseball activities

    Apr 25, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    PITTSBURGH — Ryan Zimmerman, on the disabled list more than two weeks with a strained abdominal muscle, will resume some baseball activities Tuesday before the start of the Nationals’ seven-game homestand. The third baseman’s return to the lineup, though, won’t happen until he goes on at least a brief minor-league rehab assignment. Zimmerman went on…

  8. Game 21: Nats at Pirates

    Apr 25, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to get back over .500 tonight at PNC Park. PITTSBURGH — John Lannan will reach a milestone tonight when he delivers his first pitch to Pirates leadoff man Andrew McCutchen. The lefty will have officially made 100 starts in the major leagues. That's no small…

  9. Starters earning their manager’s trust

    Apr 25, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jason Marquis talked his way into finishing the sixth inning yesterday. PITTSBURGH — There's a stat about the Nationals' pitching staff — how their starter has gone at least five innings in every game this season, something no other rotation in the majors has done — that keeps getting cited. (Full disclosure:…

  10. Morse, LaRoche spring to life vs. Pirates

    Apr 24, 2011, 10:47 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse and Adam LaRoche each homered during today’s 6-3 win. PITTSBURGH — They may insist they pay no attention to such things, but members of the Nationals’ lineup can’t help but notice how abysmal their offensive numbers are right now. Only two of Jim Riggleman’s starting nine Sunday against the Pirates…



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