Aug 5, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals' lease at Space Coast Stadium runs through 2017. PHOENIX — When the Lerner family bought the Nationals in 2006, it inherited the franchise's lease with Brevard County (Fla.), which required the club to hold spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera through 2017 or else…
Aug 5, 2010, 6:32 AM EDT
Photo by David Zuckerman / Special to Nats Insider Adam Dunn belts the second of his two home runs in the Nats' victory. PHOENIX — For just about any ballplayer, the events Adam Dunn faced over the last week would be enough to drive you senile. At the very least, the constant barrage of trade…
Aug 5, 2010, 12:32 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan slams into the fence after catching Chris Young’s drive last night. PHOENIX — Nyjer Morgan was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup tonight due to a lingering right hip injury that required an MRI earlier in the day. Morgan was still awaiting results of the MRI before…
Aug 4, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals reach the two-thirds mark of the season tonight at Chase Field. Lineup change below PHOENIX — Game 3 of this four-game series in the desert features a couple of starting pitchers who have virtually no experience against their opposing lineups. Ian Kennedy — a former Yankees…
Aug 4, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen starts tonight, but what happens after that? PHOENIX — Yesterday's affirmation by the Nationals that Stephen Strasburg — barring any setbacks — is scheduled to return from the disabled list Tuesday is good news for everybody who works or roots for the Nationals. Well, everybody not…
Aug 4, 2010, 5:45 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was done in by a three-batter stretch in the fourth inning tonight. PHOENIX — There really wasn't one reason the Nationals lost tonight's game, 6-1, to the Diamondbacks. It wasn't one player's fault. The game didn't turn entirely on one pitch. There was no one defining…
Aug 3, 2010, 11:52 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg walks alongside Steve McCatty after his bullpen session today. Updated at 8:20 p.m. PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound this afternoon and reported no problems with his right shoulder, a development that has team officials fairly confident the rookie will be…
Aug 3, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to make it two in a row tonight at Chase Field. PHOENIX — Hello again from the Valley of the Sun, which is flexing its considerable summer muscle today. The mercury has climbed back up over the century mark; as I type this, it's 105…
Aug 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT
PHOENIX — Buster Olney of ESPN reported earlier today that the Nationals placed Adam Dunn on waivers, a transaction that immediately left a lot of people out there flustered and wondering if that means the big slugger is about to wind up on another team's roster. Well, let me give a quick response to that:…
Aug 3, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT
PHOENIX — The ball sat in Ivan Rodriguez’s locker at Chase Field, ready to be presented to the man who helped foster one of the greatest catching careers in baseball history. After clubbing his 300th home run as a catcher, Pudge could think of only one worthy recipient: His father, Jose Rodriguez, who has attended…
NL EAST STANDINGS
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 12:35 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Braves 7:35 p.m.
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TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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