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  1. Game 9: Reds at Nats

    Apr 14, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson and the Nationals try to make it five in a row this afternoon. Fresh off back-to-back, walk-off victories in extra innings, the Nationals return to the field this afternoon attempting to actually win a game, you know, in regulation. Scoring more than one run through the…

  2. Jayson delivers on Friday the 13th

    Apr 14, 2012, 5:15 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jayson Werth is mobbed after delivering the game-winning hit in the 13th inning. He'd come to the plate six times, as had most of his teammates, and seen this game drag on deeper and deeper into the night, each side squandering what few opportunities there were to simply push across the one…

  3. Carroll DFA’d to clear room for Ankiel

    Apr 14, 2012, 4:04 AM EDT

    Needing to clear a roster spot for Rick Ankiel before he returns from the 15-day disabled list, the Nationals designated outfielder Brett Carroll for assignment following tonight's 13-inning victory over the Reds. Carroll, 29, performed well in spring training and was frequently mentioned by manager Davey Johnson as a player who figured to significantly contribute…

  4. Instant analysis: Nats 2, Reds 1

    Apr 14, 2012, 3:11 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann was great again, but again got no run support. Game in a nutshell: Jordan Zimmermann pitched brilliantly (again) and got no run support (again). Stymied for 7 1/3 innings by Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo, the Nationals finally got on the board when pinch-hitter Xavier Nady delivered a solo homer off…

  5. Ankiel cleared to return tomorrow

    Apr 13, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel will come off the 15-day DL in time for tomorrow's game. The Nationals plan to activate Rick Ankiel off the 15-day disabled list before tomorrow afternoon's game against the Reds and insert the veteran center fielder right back into their starting lineup. "You're going to see him tomorrow," manager Davey…

  6. Game 8: Reds at Nats

    Apr 13, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The first-place Nationals host the Reds in the first night home game of the year. Do you remember the last time the Washington Nationals hosted a game while in sole possession of first place? Let's turn the way-back machine to July 21, 2005, when Frank Robinson's fast-fading, 54-41…

  7. For starters, rotation has been great

    Apr 13, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    We knew the Nationals rotation was deep, talented and capable of doing some special things this season. But did we expect all of that to become so obvious so early in the year? With one week in the books, Nationals starters have already established themselves as one of the sport's best. Gio Gonzalez's seven-inning gem…

  8. Zim’s unconventional walk-off

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman was all smiles after scoring the game-winning run on a wild pitch. Ryan Zimmerman has been at the center of a game-winning, celebratory mob more times than he can count during his six-plus years with the Nationals, so there was something of a familiar look to the scene near home…

  9. Instant analysis: Nats 3, Reds 2

    Apr 12, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is congratulated after scoring in the fifth inning. Game in a nutshell: In their highly anticipated home opener, the Nationals rode Gio Gonzalez's seven scoreless innings to take a 2-0 lead into the ninth. But fill-in closer Brad Lidge blew the save, allowing a two-run single to Ryan Ludwick in…

  10. Updates on Storen, Rendon, Goodwin

    Apr 12, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

    His right arm in a sling following the first surgery of his life, Drew Storen sat in the dugout at Nationals Park this morning and expressed relief that yesterday's procedure to remove a small bone chip from his elbow was relatively minor. "When I woke up and they said that it was quick, it was…



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