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  1. Carrying the load, and comfortable doing it

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:00 AM EST

    Associated Press photo Jayson Werth homered and doubled in his first game against his former team. The Nationals signed Jayson Werth over the winter and asked the $126 million right fielder not to carry this team on his shoulders but to share the load with the franchise’s other core players, most notably Ryan Zimmerman. Well,…

  2. Depleted Nats try to get by

    Apr 12, 2011, 10:38 PM EST

    Their No. 3 hitter was placed on the disabled list with an abdominal strain that will keep him out at least 15 days, quite possibly more. Their No. 4 hitter was held out of the lineup with a mild groin strain, despite his insistence he could play. And their No. 5 hitter was a mid-afternoon…

  3. Game 10: Phillies at Nats

    Apr 12, 2011, 8:27 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If the rain holds off, Livan Hernandez will face Joe Blanton tonight at Nationals Park. When you're going up against the four-time defending NL East champions, you'd like to have your best lineup available. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case for the Nationals tonight. Not only…

  4. Flores getting recalled

    Apr 12, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    The Nationals are recalling Jesus Flores from Class AAA Syracuse to take Ryan Zimmerman's roster spot, a surprising move that will give Washington three catchers but does add a right-handed bat to manager Jim Riggleman's bench. Flores was informed of his promotion after Syracuse's game Monday night at Lehigh Valley, a source familiar with the…

  5. Series preview: Phillies at Nats

    Apr 12, 2011, 12:54 PM EST

    Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Joe Blanton (0-0, 14.54) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (0-1, 4.76).TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.69) vs. LHP John Lannan (1-0, 3.60).TV: MASN2 Radio: WHFS-1580 AM Thursday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Cliff Lee (1-1, 7.84) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-1, 3.18).TV:…

  6. Zimmerman going on 15-day DL

    Apr 11, 2011, 7:12 PM EST

    The Nationals will place Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list tomorrow with a strained abdominal muscle, a club source confirmed. Zimmerman sat out yesterday’s game in New York after aggravating the injury sliding into second base the previous night. He hoped rest and treatment would alleviate the strain enough to allow him to return…

  7. Changing perceptions by beating Phillies

    Apr 11, 2011, 3:22 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth faces his former Phillies teammates for the first time tomorrow night. NEW YORK — Jayson Werth was holding court with a group of reporters Saturday at Citi Field, fielding questions about his impending rendezvous with the Phillies, when someone pointed out his new team was on a winning streak. “Two?…

  8. All hands on deck in this win

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:49 AM EST

    Associated Press photo Catcher Wilson Ramos shakes hands with first baseman Ivan Rodriguez. NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche had every reason to be down in the dumps. The Nationals first baseman had been forced out of today’s game in the 11th inning after aggravating a groin injury sliding into second base. This, on top of…

  9. Zimmerman aggravates ab strain

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:34 PM EST

    Updated at 5:41 p.m. NEW YORK — Ryan Zimmerman was held out of the Nationals’ lineup for today’s series finale against the Mets after aggravating a prior abdominal strain sliding into second base the previous night. The Nationals are hopeful two days of rest and treatment will be enough to allow Zimmerman to return, though…

  10. Game 9: Nats at Mets

    Apr 10, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Chris Young in today's series finale at Citi Field. NEW YORK — The Nationals would love to win today's game against the Mets and earn their first series victory of the young season. They'll have to do it, though, without the Face of the Franchise.…

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