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  1. Gut-check time for Nationals

    May 24, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth and his teammates have arrived at a critical juncture of the season. Remember how good everyone felt Friday night after the Nationals exploded for a club-record 17 runs, as if a 2-ton anvil had been lifted from their shoulders? Let's see what's happened since… – Adam LaRoche finally acknowledged his…

  2. Strasburg throws off mound for first time

    May 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg has crossed another major milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The Nationals right-hander threw off a bullpen mound today in Viera, Fla., for the first time since having reconstructive surgery on his elbow in September. Strasburg, who had previously only thrown long toss off flat ground, broke the news on Twitter,…

  3. LaRoche going on DL, no surgery yet

    May 23, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    The Nationals have placed Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder tear, but the first baseman will not undergo surgery yet and hopes a couple weeks of rest will help alleviate the problem. LaRoche, who was not in the lineup yesterday in Baltimore, flew to New York to have the shoulder…

  4. Broderick claimed back by Cardinals

    May 23, 2011, 9:37 PM EST

    Brian Broderick, the Rule 5 draftee who was designated for assignment by the Nationals nine days ago, was re-claimed by the Cardinals today. Broderick passed through waivers — any other club could have claimed him but then been required to keep him on the 25-man roster for the rest of the season — but wasn’t…

  5. Game 47: Nats at Brewers

    May 23, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo The always festive Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Nationals open a three-game series in Milwaukee tonight, and for the second straight day they won't have Adam LaRoche in the lineup or in the field. You should probably get used to that idea, because there's every reason to believe LaRoche…

  6. Series preview: Nats at Brewers

    May 23, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Monday, 8:10 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-3, 3.56) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-2, 4.70)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMTuesday, 8:10 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.64) vs. LHP Chris Narveson (2-3, 3.44)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (5-1, 4.08) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (2-1,…

  7. Comparing Nats and O’s with Eisenberg

    May 23, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    The first half of this year’s Battle of the Beltways is now complete, with the Orioles having taken two of three over the weekend (even though the Nationals outscored them 21-15). But did this series at Camden Yards establish one team’s superiority over the other? Probably not. Before yesterday’s game, John Eisenberg of CSNbaltimore.com joined…

  8. Missed opportunities outweigh one mistake

    May 22, 2011, 10:49 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Jim Riggleman argues with plate umpire Todd Tichenor in the top of the first. BALTIMORE — Jordan Zimmermann was cruising, baffling the Orioles with an assortment of fastballs, curveballs and sliders and showing no signs of letting up when he took the mound for the bottom of the seventh Sunday at Camden…

  9. LaRoche to get shoulder re-examined

    May 22, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

    BALTIMORE — Adam LaRoche will have his ailing left shoulder re-examined in New York after the Nationals first baseman admitted it's been affecting his swing. LaRoche found out in spring training he has a partially torn labrum in his shoulder, an injury that hampered his ability to throw but didn't hinder his ability to swing.…

  10. Game 46: Nats at Orioles

    May 22, 2011, 3:12 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the Battle of the Beltways today at Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — Interleague play allows for a bit of lineup tinkering, and Jim Riggleman is trying something a little different for today's series finale against the Orioles: Both of his catchers are starting. Ivan…

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