Jul 11, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann pitched much better than his 5-6 record indicated. Earlier today, we graded out the Nationals' lineup and bench. Now it's time to evaluate how the pitching staff performed over the season's first half. Obviously, the staff as a whole was the best in baseball. Individually, there were a number of…
Jul 11, 2012, 6:46 PM EST
Jul 11, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond's breakthrough performance earned the shortstop an A. While the Nationals' pitching staff excelled throughout the season's first half and was the primary reason for this club's 49-34 record at the All-Star break, the performance from Washington's lineup and bench were more sporadic. Things did take a nice upward turn over…
Jul 11, 2012, 2:19 PM EST
Jul 11, 2012, 5:12 AM EST
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper lost Mike Napoli's fourth-inning flyball in the twilight. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sure, there was that routine flyball Bryce Harper never saw amid the Kansas City twilight, a botched play that will show up on All-Star blooper reels for decades to come. "It didn't hit me in the head," Harper…
Jul 11, 2012, 3:17 AM EST
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed a scoreless fourth inning for the National League. Game in a nutshell: Who says the National League's lineup can't stack up to the American League's thunder? The Senior Circuit sure looked dominant in the top of the first inning tonight against perhaps the best pitcher on the planet, piling…
Jul 10, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats will be well-represented in tonight's Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whether you believe the outcome of the All-Star Game should have any bearing on anything or not, if you're a Nationals fan here's a good reason to care who wins tonight's exhibition…
Jul 10, 2012, 8:50 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Nationals Park could host the All-Star Game three years from now. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There's a good chance Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will be played in Washington in July 2015. Though the league hasn't yet announced where the Midsummer Classic will take place beyond next year (when the New…
Jul 10, 2012, 6:40 PM EST
US Presswire photo Commissioner Bud Selig is trying to negotiate a TV deal between the Nats and Orioles. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Though he could offer no details about the Nationals' ongoing television rights fee conflict with the Orioles, baseball commissioner Bud Selig expressed some frustration today that there has been no resolution to a…
Jul 10, 2012, 3:48 PM EST
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