May 29, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chad Tracy leads the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBI. MIAMI — They've already lost, at various points this season, their starting catcher, first baseman, third baseman, left fielder, right fielder, fifth starter, closer, backup closer, backup catcher, third-string catcher and utilityman. Now the Nationals can add their top pinch-hitter to their…
May 29, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson faces Anibal Sanchez tonight at Marlins Park. MIAMI — Over the last seven seasons, the Nationals have had 18 chances to beat Anibal Sanchez. And they're 0-for-18 against the Marlins right-hander. Perhaps the 19th time will be the charm. Sanchez (7-0, 2.10 ERA in those 18…
May 29, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each have been swinging a hot bat. MIAMI — Don't look now, but the Nationals are actually scoring runs in bunches. A lineup that not long ago featured more black holes than a Carl Sagan novel is starting to produce in a manner more befitting a first-place…
May 28, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs, three in the bottom of the sixth. MIAMI — He threw 98 pitches for the afternoon, most of them quality pitches that held the Marlins' potent lineup in check. Jordan Zimmermann, though, couldn't get past those two wayward sliders he served up on a tee to…
May 28, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT
MIAMI — Desperately in need of another healthy catcher, the Nationals optioned outfielder/first baseman Tyler Moore to Class AAA Syracuse following today's game and made plans to get Jhonatan Solano to Miami in time for tomorrow night's game against the Marlins. Though they played today with only one healthy catcher in Carlos Maldonado, and though…
May 28, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Giancarlo Stanton's two-run homer off Jordan Zimmermann tied the game in the sixth. Game in a nutshell: Running on fumes after an early-morning flight from Atlanta to Miami, the Nationals came out of the gates strong, taking an early 3-1 lead behind a two-run double from Ryan Zimmerman and the first career…
May 28, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT
MIAMI — Jesus Flores says his right hamstring is feeling "much better" today than it did last night when the Nationals catcher had to depart his team's game in Atlanta while running the bases. Flores is not in the Nationals' lineup today against the Marlins, but he's hoping he could return to play tomorrow night.…
May 28, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT
MIAMI — A Nationals club already plagued by countless injuries added another key player to the disabled list today: Chad Tracy. The veteran corner infielder and baseball's best pinch-hitter so far this season was placed on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain and will travel to Philadelphia tomorrow to be examined by the…
May 28, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats make their first appearance at Marlins Park this afternoon. MIAMI — Hello, for the first time, from Marlins Park, home of the bullpen bar with dancing girls, the lime green outfield fence, the fish tank in the backstop and the home run thingamajig. Photos truly cannot…
May 27, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nats try to pull off a sweep on Sunday Night Baseball from Turner Field. This scenario may sound a bit familiar: The Nationals have taken the first two games from a division rival in convincing fashion and now have an opportunity to sweep the series in front of a nationally…
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