May 7, 2011, 3:32 AM EST
The Nationals placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist following tonight’s 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Marlins in Miami. Ankiel hadn’t played since Monday, when he injured himself making a diving catch of Miguel Tejada’s sinking line drive at Nationals Park. Though X-rays and an MRI came back…
May 6, 2011, 7:54 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals open a three-game series tonight at Sun Life Stadium. Stuck in a three-game losing streak, desperately trying to get some production out of a lineup that has been among the majors' worst, the Nationals take the field tonight in Miami facing yet another uphill battle.…
May 6, 2011, 2:16 PM EST
Friday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.29) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (3-0, 3.35)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMSaturday, 7:10 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (1-2, 2.93) vs. RHP Chris Volstad (2-1, 6.00)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:10 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-3, 3.57) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-1,…
May 6, 2011, 4:29 AM EST
US Presswire photo John Lannan departs without recording an out in the third inning. PHILADELPHIA — John Lannan lives just outside of New York City, so with the Nationals only 95 miles down the road this week, he took the opportunity to head home Tuesday night to see family. But on the way back down…
May 5, 2011, 10:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman will make his third All-Star appearance in 12 seasons as a manager. PHILADELPHIA — Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has been selected as a member of the National League’s coaching staff for this summer’s All-Star Game, according to two sources familiar with the decision. Riggleman is one of two coaches picked…
May 5, 2011, 7:36 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER To avoid a sweep at Citizens Bank Park, the Nats will need to beat Roy Halladay. PHILADELPHIA — We've discussed here before the idea of the "reverse lock," the match-up that looks so lopsided toward one side that it practically ensures the opposite side will triumph. Think Levale…
May 5, 2011, 3:19 PM EST
US Presswire photo Like the Nats, the Caps have suffered their share of heartbreakers in recent seasons. Unlike the Nats, at least they've made the playoffs and been in position to win. PHILADELPHIA — It seems to be the sports storyline that never ends in Washington: Local team offers glimpse of hope, only to underachieve…
May 5, 2011, 4:15 AM EST
US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman was ejected by Alfonso Marquez after arguing a called third strike. PHILADELPHIA — Jim Riggleman was ejected Wednesday night for the first time this season, arguing a called third strike on Adam LaRoche in the top of the fourth inning of what would eventually become a 7-4 loss to the…
May 4, 2011, 10:17 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Zimmerman, 24 hours removed from surgery to repair an abdominal tear, walked one mile on a treadmill Wednesday morning. It took the Nationals third baseman 30 minutes to do it. "I was flying," he said. OK, so Zimmerman wasn't exactly walking at normal speed, nor was he anywhere close to running speed.…
May 4, 2011, 7:29 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to get back to .500 tonight at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — It's a cold, windy and rainy afternoon in Philly right now, though the skies are beginning to clear and there's not expected to be any precipitation worry for the game tonight. It will,…
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