Sep 17, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg makes his third start of the season tonight. Tonight marks the 15th start of Stephen Strasburg's big-league career, a small sample of outings that has seen the right-hander face 13 different opponents. In fact, there's only franchise that has gone up against Strasburg more than once:…
Sep 17, 2011, 3:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan suffered his sixth loss in seven starts. Perhaps it’s a sign of the legitimate progress they’ve made — or, at the very least, the impressive sweep they just pulled off in New York earlier this week — that a game like the Nationals slogged their way through Friday night felt…
Sep 16, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT
Michael Morse found himself Friday night in an unusual place: sitting on the Nationals’ bench. Then again, he also found himself in an unusual situation: slumping at the plate. Easily the Nationals’ most-consistent offensive player this season, Morse has endured through a mini-slump this month. In 13 September games, he’s batting a scant .189 with…
Sep 16, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to extend their winning streak to six tonight against the Marlins. If you've set foot outside at all today, you know there's a hint of fall in the air. The temperature has dropped, the humidity is down, the sun is starting to set earlier in…
Sep 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Javier Vazquez (10-11, 4.13) vs. LHP John Lannan (9-12, 3.65)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 186 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Chris Volstad (5-12, 5.31) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 1.13)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1580 AM, XM 186 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Brad Hand (1-7, 4.02)…
Sep 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a four-game sweep this afternoon at Citi Field. Fresh off Brad Peacock's first career win last night, the Nationals are back in New York today looking to pull off a rare, four-game sweep of the Mets. To do that, they'll probably need another…
Sep 14, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Brad Peacock makes his first career start tonight at Citi Field. Couple of significant (or not-so-significant, depending on your point of view) things could happen tonight in New York. 1) With a win, the Nationals would get to 70 for the season, surpassing last year's total. 2)…
Sep 14, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
For the first time since the franchise arrived in Washington, the Nationals will open a season against an opponent from outside the NL East. Major League Baseball announced its 2012 schedule this morning, a slate that will open for the Nationals on April 5 at the Cubs. Following three-game series in both Chicago and New…
Sep 13, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Dillon Gee tonight at Citi Field. It's no secret what Chien-Ming Wang's biggest bugaboo has been this season: The first inning. For whatever reason, the right-hander hasn't been able to consistently navigate his way through that opening frame without suffering some kind of damage.…
Sep 13, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
It had been a couple of weeks since our last Beltway Baseball show — that pesky new baby thing kind of got in the way — but we returned today with an all-new live episode. CSNwashington.com's Chase Hughes and I discussed Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler and Chris Marrero, among other topics. We also answered your…
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