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  1. Strasburg takes BP, ready for Syracuse

    Aug 24, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Having experienced no setbacks in his bullpen session at Nationals Park this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg has been cleared to pitch Saturday for Class AAA Syracuse in what will be the penultimate start of his minor-league rehab assignment. Strasburg, who has made four starts for Class A affiliates Hagerstown and Potomac, will make the leap up…

  2. Game 128: Diamondbacks at Nats

    Aug 24, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Daniel Hudson tonight at Nationals Park. Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' starting lineup tonight after straining his hip and/or groin tracking down a ball in right field last night. Werth didn't believe the injury was anything serious after the game, but Davey Johnson…

  3. Werth soars as Espinosa plummets

    Aug 24, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth has quietly gotten hot over the last month. Jayson Werth may or may not be in the Nationals' lineup tonight after straining his hip/groin area while tracking down a ball in right field during last night's game. The injury isn't considered serious, and even if he doesn't play, Werth figures…

  4. Zimmermann’s final hurdle

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:19 AM EDT

    Getty Images Jordan Zimmermann reacts to Sean Burroughs’ seventh-inning home run. Jordan Zimmermann has, in so many ways, exceeded even the Nationals’ loftiest expectations this season. Team officials merely wanted the right-hander to enjoy a pain-free year after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and perhaps flash a glimpse or two of the front-line starter they…

  5. Werth leaves game with minor strain

    Aug 24, 2011, 3:45 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth had to be removed from Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning with an injury to his hip or groin area, leaving the Nationals outfielder's status for Wednesday uncertain. Werth believes he hurt himself tracking down Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy's fifth-inning single to right. He remained in the game until the ninth inning,…

  6. Top 3 draft picks unveiled

    Aug 24, 2011, 1:50 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Alex Meyer meets fellow draft picks Anthony Rendon and Brian Goodwin. The Nationals introduced their top three draft picks this evening shortly before the start of the game. Third baseman Anthony Rendon, right-hander Alex Meyer and outfielder Brian Goodwin all donned their Nationals jerseys (Rendon wearing No. 23, Meyer No. 17 and…

  7. Game 127: Diamondbacks at Nats

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to make it three in a row tonight against the D'backs. And so there will be baseball tonight on South Capitol Street, albeit slightly delayed. After engineers determined Nationals Park sustained no structural damage from this afternoon's 5.9 magnitude earthquake, the club announced its game…

  8. Updated: Game will start, but slight delay

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Fans wait for the gates to open outside Nationals Park. Updated at 6:53 p.m. Tonight's game between the Nationals and Diamondbacks will be played, though the start will be delayed by 20 minutes after engineers spent the afternoon confirming Nationals Park did not suffer any structural damage from this afternoon's 5.9 magnitude…

  9. September rotation battle looms

    Aug 23, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in last night's win. It's been a while since there was any reason to pay more than scant attention to September baseball in the District. Over the last five seasons, the Nationals have entered the final month of play with virtually nothing at…

  10. Strasburg ready for next step

    Aug 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

    Updated at 10:55 p.m. HAGERSTOWN — It can be easy to forget, given everything that’s happened over the last 18 months, that Stephen Strasburg had never spent a day below Class AA before he embarked on his rehab from Tommy John surgery this month. Strasburg has now started four games against Class A competition, three…



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