Jun 1, 2011, 9:21 PM EST
Couple of notable news items out of Viera today… Ryan Zimmerman played in his first extended spring training game since undergoing surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle. Zimmerman went 0-for-3 with a walk and played three innings at third base without having a ball hit in his direction. Zimmerman is slated to take tomorrow…
Jun 1, 2011, 2:33 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan tries to pitch the Nats to a series victory over the Phillies today. They put forth an impressive showing against Roy Halladay, albeit in a losing effort, on Monday. They really took it to Cliff Lee, and actually won, last night. Now, can the Nationals…
Jun 1, 2011, 3:52 AM EST
Associated Press photo Danny Espinosa belted a pair of homers off Cliff Lee in the Nats’ 10-2 victory. Jim Riggleman was talking up Danny Espinosa on Monday, after the rookie second baseman had homered off Roy Halladay to join teammate Jayson Werth as the Nationals’ top power hitters so far this season. “As good as…
May 31, 2011, 11:48 PM EST
Ryan Zimmerman will play several innings in an extended spring training game tomorrow in Viera, his first game action since tearing an abdominal muscle while sliding into second base April 9 in New York. Zimmerman has been in Viera for the last week, ramping up his baseball activities. He’s expected to remain there for another…
May 31, 2011, 10:21 PM EST
On a depth chart of pitchers the Nationals had reason to be worried about entering the season, Sean Burnett probably ranked dead-last. The left-hander was coming off a brilliant 2010, followed by a perfect spring training (zero earned runs allowed in 10 appearances). Two months into the season, Burnett's struggles may not rank as the…
May 31, 2011, 10:18 PM EST
The Nationals’ May 17 rainout against the Pirates will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on July 2, the team announced today. First pitch of the twinbill is scheduled for 3:35 p.m., with the second game beginning 30 minutes after its conclusion. Only one ticket is needed for admission to both games.…
May 31, 2011, 7:33 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Can the Nationals stop their string of one-run losses tonight? The Nationals more than held their own against Roy Halladay yesterday, and that still wasn't enough to win. So tonight, they'll have to both hold their own against Cliff Lee, and hope they hold down the Phillies themselves…
May 31, 2011, 1:00 PM EST
Thanks for watching this week’s edition of Beltway Baseball Live, where Chase Hughes and I discussed next week’s MLB draft. We also took your questions on Ryan Zimmerman, Jim Riggleman and Ross Detwiler. If you missed the show live at 2 p.m., here’s the full episode…
May 30, 2011, 10:26 PM EST
US Presswire photo Alex Cora gets caught in a rundown in the bottom of the seventh. There are any number of ways to analyze the Nationals’ 5-4 loss to the Phillies Monday afternoon, parsing Sean Burnett’s ragged relief appearance or Alex Cora’s baserunning or the entire lineup’s hitting approach with men in scoring position. Within…
May 30, 2011, 3:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Roy Halladay on Memorial Day at Nationals Park. It's Memorial Day in the nation's capital, and it's a scorcher. Easily the hottest day of the year so far, so if you're coming to the park, be sure to dress appropriately and drink lots of water.…
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