Jun 9, 2012, 5:17 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 over six dominant innings in his Fenway Park debut. BOSTON — They've been playing baseball in this cozy little yard for 100 years, and the names who have excelled on this field read like a guest list to some exclusive dinner party in Cooperstown. Ruth. Cobb. Williams.…
Jun 9, 2012, 2:24 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper rounds the bases after hitting his sixth career homer in the fourth. Game in a nutshell: A star-studded team from Washington invaded Fenway Park and overwhelmed the hometown Red Sox and their stunned fans. How incredible is that statement? It's true. Bryce Harper put on a show with three hits,…
Jun 8, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Tyler Clippard is 5-for-5 in save opportunities over the last 2 1/2 weeks. BOSTON — Brad Lidge made seven relief appearances for the Nationals in April, before he required surgery to repair a sports hernia, and all seven came in the ninth inning or later. After about six weeks on the shelf,…
Jun 8, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper make their Fenway Park debuts tonight. BOSTON — Hello from the one and only Fenway Park, where tonight a first-place club takes on a last-place club in interleague action. Just like we all expected at the start of the season, right? It's been…
Jun 8, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his first career start at Fenway Park tonight. The Nationals probably won't face a more daunting stretch of games this season than what they're experiencing right now: 32 consecutive games against the NL East and AL East, with every team in each division cracking the .500…
Jun 7, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse tries to break up a double play in the fifth inning. Though he carried a shutout into the fifth inning, Chien-Ming Wang was flirting with disaster all afternoon, needing to pitch his way out of several jams to to reach that stage of the game. Disaster finally came in the…
Jun 7, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for a sweep of the Mets this afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals have yet another opportunity to sweep a division rival, but the task today isn't an easy one. In knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the Nats will be facing one of the NL's best…
Jun 7, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT
Did the Nationals make the right choice in drafting Lucas Giolito? Is Michael Morse about to break out at the plate? Should Bryce Harper be considered for the All-Star Game? Chase Hughes of CSNwashington.com and Amanda Comak of the Washington Times joined me yesterday to discuss those subjects and more on our latest episode of…
Jun 7, 2012, 4:32 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche drove in four of the Nationals' five runs Wednesday night. You wouldn't know based on the 0-for-13 he carried with him to the plate Wednesday night for his first at-bat, but Adam LaRoche believes the mere presence of Michael Morse behind him in the Nationals' lineup is going to pay…
Jun 7, 2012, 2:52 AM EDT
The Nationals will place catcher Carlos Maldonado on the disabled list with a back injury before Thursday’s game and recalled first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore from Class AAA Syracuse, manager Davey Johnson said following tonight’s 5-3 win over the Mets. Maldonado hasn’t appeared in a game since May 29 in Miami and has been experiencing what…
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