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  1. Game 17: Nats at Padres

    Apr 24, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats open a six-game, West Coast trip tonight at Petco Park. So much for Ryan Zimmerman having no doubts about his ability to return to play tonight. The star third baseman is not in the Nationals' lineup for their series opener against the Padres, apparently still bothered by the right shoulder…

  2. Carroll outrighted to Syracuse

    Apr 24, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Outfielder Brett Carroll, who was designated for assignment April 14, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse. The 29-year-old accepted the assignment and will join the Chiefs roster. Carroll made the Nationals Opening Day roster and was originally expected to see significant playing time in center field, starting against left-handed pitchers. But…

  3. Good test for Nats on West Coast

    Apr 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson and his club play their next six games in Southern California. Until enough games are completed this season for us to make a reasonable determination how good the Nationals really are, each week will present a new challenge and an interesting test of this club's legitimacy. The latest test begins…

  4. Desmond erases doubts with hot start

    Apr 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is hitting .294 with six extra-base hits so far this season. There are any number of impressive and surprising aspects to the Nationals' red-hot start to the season. A major league best 2.34 ERA and 144 strikeouts. A National League best 12 wins. Six one-run victories. Five consecutive series wins.…

  5. Zimmerman expects to play Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman expects to return to the lineup Tuesday night in San Diego. Ryan Zimmerman said his right shoulder felt "a lot better" this morning than it did yesterday and expressed complete confidence he'll be able to return to the Nationals' lineup Tuesday night in San Diego. "Not that it was terrible…

  6. Why Strasburg won’t skip a start

    Apr 22, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his next start Saturday in Los Angeles. With today's series finale against the Marlins rained out and an off-day tomorrow in advance of a West Coast trip, the Nationals could have used this opportunity to skip Stephen Strasburg's next turn in the rotation and perhaps ensure…

  7. Game postponed, no makeup announced

    Apr 22, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Heavy rain forced the postponement of today's game at Nationals Park. With rain falling all morning and no end in sight, the Nationals wasted no time postponing today's series final against the Marlins. No makeup date was announced, but the two teams won't be sticking around to play…

  8. Finding a way, yet again

    Apr 21, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is mobbed by teammates following his game-winning sacrifice fly. They were missing their No. 3 hitter, Gold Glove third baseman and Face of the Franchise, who was a last-minute scratch with shoulder inflammation. They were missing their current No. 4 hitter, given a day off by the manager. They've been…

  9. Zimmerman on shoulder: "It’s nothing"

    Apr 21, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman won't return until at least Tuesday with shoulder inflammation. Updated at 5:40 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman missed today's game and will again sit out tomorrow series finale against the Marlins with mild inflammation in his right shoulder, but the Nationals third baseman insists the injury is not serious and won't become…

  10. Instant analysis: Nats 3, Marlins 2 (10)

    Apr 21, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed six more scoreless innings this afternoon. Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg was his usual brilliant self, shutting the Marlins out over six fantastic innings. But Anibal Sanchez was equally effective against a Nationals lineup that was without Ryan Zimmerman or Adam LaRoche. Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth delivered…

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